Community Bulletin Board
Wakeman Town Farm Fall Programming
For Elementary Schoolers: WTF is offering a wide range of after-school programs for elementary schoolers, from Art & The Magic of Nature (kids learn to draw and paint from nature, using the farm’s wooly alpacas, goats and sheep, plus our outdoor gardens, as inspiration to Fiber Arts (weaving, felting, designing, and dying, using wool, fabrics, and other farm-related natural materials), to Jr. Homesteaders (kids working with animals and plants on the farm with Farm Director Corey Thomas) to Culinary Classes like Cooking around the Globe, Farm Table 101 and Holiday Baking. All of these programs offer instructive and tactile experiences, stressing hands-on participation and fun. We are planting, creating, cooking, crafting, making, doing, caring for animals and enjoying being on a farm while unplugging from our devices. Join us! Read about all the different classes here. http://www.wakemantownfarm.org/youth-programs
Enrollment is ongoing.
Farm Club for Middle & High School Students
This outdoor program allows students to ‘un-plug’ from the digital world, reconnect with nature, and learn the ins and outs of organic farming and gardening through hands-on instruction. Outdoors on the pastoral Wakeman Town Farm property, students will participate in a variety of daily farm activities, which include planning, planting and harvesting the garden along with taking care of the various farm animals (rabbits, chickens, ducks, goats, alpacas, sheep).
When: Saturday September 9th
10:00am – 4:00 pm
Where: Kowalsky Brothers 1141 Post Road East
Westport Arts Center: Fall Classes
The Westport Arts Center is excited to announce its Fall Schedule for kids ages 3 - 12! There's something for every young artist including Spanish Language & Art, Kids Create, Pencil & Pastel, Special Arts, Semi-Private Drawing, Miniature Painting, Open Studio and Graphic Novel Creation!
Interested in private or semi-private art or drawing classes? Contact Lillie Fortino, Director of Education. Sign up at http://www.westportartscenter.org or 203/222-7070.
Builders Beyond Borders (B3) Enrollment Info. (Grades 9-12): Students and parents interested in learning more about the B3 program are invited to attend an Information Session on Wednesday, September 7th, 6:30 pm at the B3 Office (66 Fort Point Street, Norwalk).
B3 engages high school students in leadership training through local and global community service projects. We serve Fairfield County throughout the school year and travel to a Latin American country during winter or spring break to build needed facilities for deserving communities.
Toquet & Westport Library “Teen Gaming Hangout”
7th & 8th Grade Karaoke Night:
September 15th, 7pm-10pm. Come unleash your inner superstar and take the stage for some karaoke. Open to students in grades 7 & 8, admission is $5 and tickets are available at toquethall.org.
6th Grade Movie Night “The Lego Batman Movie” –
September 16th, 7pm-10pm. Lego Batman takes to the big screen at Toquet Hall for this limited admission movie night for 6th grade students. There will be trivia and door prizes. The $5 admission includes popcorn and a drink (additional snacks will be available for purchase in the snack bar). Space is very limited and tickets are available at toquethall.org.
Toquet & WWPT present: Del Water Gap w/ Copilot.
September 22nd, 7pm. We’re excited for a new show partnership with WWPT and the launch of our monthly “Friday Night Live” concert series. Kicking things off will be NYC based indie-folk artists, Del Water Gap. Their latest EP has been met with rave reviews and is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, and Google Play. Joining DWG will be the return of Copilot who have quickly gained fans and friends at Toquet. This event is open to students in grades 9-12 and tickets are $5 in advance/$8 at the door. Available now at toquethall.org.
Board Game Night.
September 23rd, 5pm-10pm. Back by popular demand, Toquet Hall welcomes students for a night of board games. Bring your own or enjoy the selection at Toquet. Admission is free but space is limited and registration encouraged. Register at toquethall.org.
Earth Guardians Meeting – September 19th at 6pm. Earth guardians is an international organization of young activists, artists, and musicians from across the globe, stepping up as leaders to protect our planet. Get involved locally with CT’s first chapter, right here at Toquet Hall. Apply at toquethall.org or just stop by a meeting to check it out.
Community Services Corps Fall 2017 Session - Volunteer opportunities are available for students in grades 6-8 through the Community Service Corps program. This long running program matches Westport students with community organizations within Westport to volunteer one day a week after school for 10 weeks. The fall session will run from September 25th-December 1st and students will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and the deadline isSeptember 8th. The applications are available at http://www.westportct.gov/index.aspx?page=90. For more information please contact Kevin Godburn at email@example.com or Carla Paiva at firstname.lastname@example.org.