Everyone knew that yesterday’s Saugatuck Survive-OARS “River of Roses” breast cancer benefit would be great.
But Jim Belushi made it even greater.
The actor/comedian/musician played a 30-minute set with the Fake ID band, at the Saugatuck Rowing Club.
Jim Belushi was not the only big name in town this weekend.
On Friday night, MoCA Westport hosted Wynton Marsalis, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Septet. It was a wonderful evening of music and community — under the stars.
Younger artists were highlighted too. The audience was wowed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra High School Academy warmup band, featuring Staples High School senior Dylan Goodman on drums.
An “06880” reader writes:
I was out yesterday doing errands. I wore my mask at Stop & Shop and the post office, but forgot to put it on when I entered Trader Joe’s.
I shopped for 10 minutes, then went through checkout. As I exited the store, I saw another customer walk in and realized, “I forgot to wear my mask!”
No one said a word to me in the store. In fact, I chatted with a nice woman for a few minutes while we waited for the register.
I wish someone had said something to me. I would have dashed outside immediately to get my mask. I felt terrible about it.
Two Old Hill neighborhood residents report Biden/Harris signs being stolen from their property.
Vicki Volper is ” very frustrated and disappointed.” She says a friend elsewhere in Westport had her yard sign taken too.
Nancy Diamond says she will simply purchase a new one — giving even more money to the campaign the thief presumably opposes.
For nearly 50 years, CLASP Homes has created and supported family environments for people with autism and intellectual disabilities.
COVID forced the cancelation of the great Taste of Westport fundraiser. A second big event is usually held indoors, at FTC. That’s no longer possible either.
But the show goes on — outdoors. “Flashback to the ’80s & ’90s” is safe, fun, family-friendly entertainment — and it’s live.
Band Central musicians is partnering with the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce for the October 15 show at the Imperial Avenue parking lot.
Tailgating begins at 4:30 p.m. The show kicks off at 6. Click here for tickets ($150 per car; 70 car limit in the lot).
Today should have been Mercy Learning Center’s big fundraising gala. Instead, it’s postponed a year. The new date is October 3, 2021 at Shorehaven Golf Club.
But the Bridgeport agency — which educates underserved women — has huge needs, now and in the coming months.
- $50+ purchases school supplies, such as notebooks, pencils, and a calculator for 1 woman.
- $100+ provides emergency social-service needs for 1 woman.
- $250+ provides instructional materials for 1 tutored student.
- $500+ provides instructional materials for 1 Intensive Study Program student.
- $1,500+ provides for 1 student in the National External Diploma Program.
- $2,500+ provides a full year of holistic literacy and life skills education for a child in the MLC Early Childhood Education Program.
- $5,000+ provides a full year of holistic literacy and life skills education for 1 full-time Intensive Study Program student.
- $7,500+ provides a full year of holistic literacy and life skills education for 1 full-time Intensive Study Program student and her child in the Early Childhood Education Program.
- $10,000+ provides a full year of holistic literacy and life skills education for 10 tutored students.
Checks can be sent to Mercy Learning Center, 637 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. Click here to donate online.
And finally … in case you missed Jim Belushi yesterday at the Saugatuck Rowing Club: