Launch of the How We Eat and More series


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The Westport Library, Wakeman Town Farm and Westport Farmers’ Market are presenting a series titled “Dining Disrupted: How We Eat”.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Westport Library at 20 Jesup Road. It will feature a conversation with Paco Underhill, a market researcher and author of the book “How We Eat: The Best New World of Food and Drink”.

The program reveals the future of food: how the city in general is becoming peasant with the increase of farmers’ markets and rooftop farms, how supermarkets use their parking lots to grow food and organize community events, and how marijuana growers, who have been using artificial light to grow crops for years, developed a playbook for traditional traders and farmers around the world to grow food in an uncertain future.

The program is available in person on the Westport Library Trefz Forum or via a Zoom link.


Visit eventbrite.com/e/dinner-disrupted-how-we-eat-tickets-228950275437 to register.

“Disturbed Dining: How We Eat” is a series previously created in partnership with libraries in Fairfield and New Haven counties. The series engages customers in collective discussions and actions that also aim to inspire residents to take a more active role in their food system.

Wakeman Town Farm, at 134 Cross Highway in Westport, invites attendees to an event at 7 p.m. on January 18 to delve deeper into the themes explored during the Underhill presentation.

Visit eventbrite.com/e/talks-around-the-farm-table-how-we-eat-tickets-231103475717 to register.

Christmas tree recycling program underway

People can bring their natural Christmas trees to the Westport Farmers Market at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center in Westport on Thursday for the Action Waste Solution tree recycling program.

The program is another option for removing Christmas trees from a burnt pile or landfill.

Hundreds of trees are turned into usable compost each year, according to Action Waste Solutions co-founder Nicole LaRiccia.

Trees of any size will be accepted in their natural state, without ornaments or wreaths. A suggested donation of $ 10 is welcome, but not necessary.

Action Waste Solutions will also waive the $ 25 installation fee for anyone bringing a used tree and signing up for the home or office composting program.

The Westport Farmers Market is held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center at 7 Sylvan Lane in Westport.

Visit westportfarmersmarket.com for more information. Find the market on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Weston Historical Society extends 1920s exhibit

The Weston Historical Society has extended airing of its 1920s exhibit “Weston Asleep As The Nation Roars: Life in the Twenties” until January 23.

The exhibit will explore the events that unfolded in the world during the 1920s and how Weston slowly transitioned from an agricultural society to one that has become a refuge from city life in general.

Her highlights include authentic 1920s clothing from the Darnell Collection and the PVH Archives courtesy of fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger, original artwork by the then artist and the Weston resident, James Daugherty, courtesy of The Friends of James Daugherty Foundation, Inc, 1920s songwriters Memories of Mel Kaufman and Frank Silver, and vintage radios from the period in history.

The exhibition is open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The Historical Society is located at 104 Weston Road. It is accessible from High Acre Road.

There is a suggested donation of $ 5 per person. Admission is free for members of the Weston Historical Society.

Masks will be mandatory for all visitors, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.

Snow cancellations will be posted on westonhistoricalsociety.org and on Facebook.

Visit westonhistoricalsociety.org for more information. Email [email protected] or call 203-226-1804 to donate.

The bookstore announces an artist exhibition in January

Literary and visual artist Diane Meyer Lowman is the Westport Book Shop’s guest art exhibitor in January at Drew Friedman Art Place, which is dedicated to exhibiting artwork from community artists in turn all year.

Lowman’s art exhibit features nine original Haiku poems.

Each of the poems is superimposed on a photograph taken by Lowman. Photos are mostly from or near Westport.

Lowman is also a poet, author and essayist. She was named Westport’s First Poet Laureate in July 2019.

The bookstore is located at 23 Jesup Road. The art exhibition is open to the public during the opening hours of the boutique.

The exhibitions change monthly and are organized by The Artists Collective of Westport.

Astronomical Society Presents Magellanic Clouds Lecture

Clare Burhenne, Fellow of the Westport Astronomical Society and Ph.D. of Rutgers University. student, is the next speaker in the Astronomical Society’s online science lecture series.

Burhenne will speak on January 18 at 8 p.m. The conference will be titled: “Physical Properties and History of Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. “

The conference will be hosted as a Zoom webinar and live stream on YouTube.

Members of the public will be able to ask questions and participate in the meeting live.

The Astronomical Society observatory and classroom will be closed.

Burhenne is from Fairfield. She and her family have been members of the Astronomical Society for almost 10 years.


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