Community Events

WESTPORT ARTS CENTER

Special Arts (Fall Session) (Friday, 3:15-4:15pm, Ages 7+)

09/15/2017 - 11/03/2017

This high-quality arts program is designed for students of differing and special needs who might need additional attention in the classroom. This class offers insight into artistic processes and techniques while promoting self-awareness and self-esteem through projects that foster critical thinking and creative innovation through adaptive methods.

When registering, please be sure to include a description of your child’s specific needs and any learning or behavioral techniques that work best for them. We can accommodate a limited number of parent-provided 1-on-1 aides for students who require one.

Friday, 3:15 - 4:15 pm (Ages 7+): September 15 - November 3

$80 Non-Members/$60 WAC Members*


WESTPORT PARKS & RECREATION

Skateboarding – American Originals (Ages 5 - 15)

It’s time to learn something new! Westport Parks and Recreation is teaming up with American Originals Skateboarding to offer a new and dynamic skateboarding program designed for children with special needs and challenges. This is a great opportunity for each participant to learn new skills and accomplish something they may have never thought they could! Through this program children will not only learn skateboarding skills, but will gain confidence, teamwork, and build friendships. Peer mentors and volunteers will be used to keep it moving and fun!

Fall Session:

Dates - September 23 - October 28

Saturdays 1:00 - 2:00pm

Location: Compo Beach Skate Park

Fee: $225

Notes: Children must have protective gear – elbow pads, kneepads, and helmet.

Inclement weather will cause the program to cancel for the day.


Inclusive Ice Skating: (Ages 5 - 13)

Come to the Westport PAL Rink at Longshore, learn to skate and have a great time outdoors! Instruction is designed for children who are challenged in both an individual and group setting. Coaches will provide instruction on the basic skills of skating and to make skating fun! Parents are encouraged to skate with their child to facilitate a positive experience and to aid them if necessary.

Dates: Dec. 3 - Feb. 18, 2017

Saturdays 11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

No class Dec. 24th or Dec. 31st

Location: Westport PAL Rink at Longshore

Fee: $175


WESTPORT/WESTON FAMILY Y PROGRAMS

Please keep your eye out for Music & TheaterWorks. These are two new programs we’re running in the fall through a partnership with Arts For Healing out of New Canaan. They will be sending art & music therapists to our Y for these programs. If they are successful, we will be incorporating them into our offering each session moving forward.

We are in need of unified partners in basketball. If you’re interested in coming back or know of other families who are looking to pitch in, please let me know and we will bring them into the team.

Basketball

Basketball 1 Sat 8:45-9:30am South Court* No fee Start 9/16

Basketball 2 Sat 9:30-10:30am South Court* No fee Start 9/16

*We will need to cancel practice on mornings when it is raining outside. Further details TBA.

Swim Team

Gold Team T/Th 6:30-7:30pm Lap Pool (2 Lanes) No fee Start 9/26

White Team Sun 3:30-4:00pm Lap Pool (4 Lanes) No fee Start 9/24 (new swimmers) & 10/8 (returning swimmers)

Red Team Sun 4:00-4:45pm Lap Pool (4 Lanes) No fee Start 9/24 (new swimmers) & 10/8 (returning swimmers)

Blue Team Sun 4:45-5:30pm Lap Pool (4 Lanes) No fee Start 9/24 (new swimmers) & 10/8 (returning swimmers)

Arts

MusicWorks Wed 3:30-4:30pm Beck Lodge $80/8 weeks Start 9/20

TheaterWorks Thu 4:30-6:00pm Beck Lodge $80/8 weeks Start 9/21


TOWN OF WESTPORT COMMISSION ON PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The Commission on People with Disabilities’ mission is to ensure that Westport is a town where people with disabilities have the opportunity and support to enjoy full and equal access to lives of independence, productivity, inclusion and self-determination.

2017-2018 Meeting Schedule

Third Thursdays of Each Month

8:30AM – 10AM

TOWN HALL, ROOM 201

SEPTEMBER 28*, OCTOBER 19, NOVEMBER 16, DECEMBER 21, JANUARY 18, FEBRUARY 15, MARCH 15, APRIL 19, MAY17, JUNE 21

*to be held the fourth Thursday, September 28

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