Community Bulletin Board
April 5th at 8pm – Yale University Acapella: The New Blue & Alley Cats. Toquet Hall welcomes two of Yale University’s premier acapella groups. The New Blue was founded in 1969, the same year that Yale University first admitted undergraduate women, making them not only Yale's oldest female a cappella group, but its oldest women's organization of any kind. As Yale’s classiest a cappella group, the Alley Cats have created over 200 original arrangements from jazz standards to Motown, from timeless oldies to contemporary chart-toppers. Admission is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Space is limited and tickets are available at Toquethall.org.
April 6th at 7pm – School of Rock Annual “House Band Rock Off” - Continuing this yearly tradition, Toquet Hall is excited to welcome back the incredibly talented students from the Fairfield School of Rock, New Canaan School of Rock, and Bedford (NY) School of Rock for a night of classic hits. Space is limited and tickets are $5 at toquethall.org
Middle School After School Program
Play By The Rules Session 1 (April 2nd-May 7th from 3:30pm-5pm) - A Free 5-week award winning civics and law program for students in grades 7 & 8, co-facilitated by Westport Youth Services and Westport Police. Space is limited and students can register at www.toquethall.org
2019 International Mother Earth Day: Social Activism Contest and Awards
The United Nations Association of Southwestern Connecticut (www.UNASWCT.org) advocates and supports U.N. programs. Our Mother Earth Day social activism contest encourages student participation in education and community building to address global warming and its effects eg. climate change, rising sea levels and the social upheaval of mass migrations. Students are invited to submit creative entries that promote sustainability, legal protections for nature, preservation of biodiversity or other UN programs related to the environment.
Cash prizes will be awarded to top 3 entries. Deadline: April 9, 2019 email your Poster - Flyer - Bumper Sticker - Postcard - Web page - Video - Poem - Song as JPG, PDF, ppt, doc, MP3/MP4 or filesharing link to Unaswct@gmail.com
Kids Fun Run
Sign your child up today for the Minute Man Race Kids Fun Run: minutemanrace.com The Kids Fun Run includes a 100 yard dash (ages 3-5 years), ½ mile run (6-8 years), and 1 mile race (9-12 years). The Kids Zone will be up again with family friendly activities both during and after the race. An award ceremony follows the race and continues the excitement at the beach! It's $10 for the Kids Fun Run or $25 flat rate for a family of 3 or more (kids must be from the same family).
*This is not a drop off event, so make sure you are with your child(ren).
10K & 5K Run and 5K Walk
The Minute Man Race also has USATF Certified 10K & 5K Races and a 5K walk for older kids and adults!
Net Proceeds to Local Charities
Net proceeds from the Race are distributed to organizations in lower Fairfield County and are determined through our Westport Young Woman's League grants process. Some past recipients are - A Better Chance of Westport, the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Caroline House, Clasp Homes, Homes with Hope, Family & Children’s Agency, Mercy Learning Center and Positive Directions. For a complete list of grant recipients view our website: wywl.com/grants
New Art Class! "My Best Self"
Grades 1-4 beginning next Thursday, April 11th from 4:30-5:30 pm at the Westport Arts Center. For more information check out The Westport Arts Center website or click here
The Westport Arts Center is pleased to be working with Westport Schools and Yale University's Center for Emotional Intelligence's RULER program to support the social emotional development of children and families.