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'Annie,' Lachat Talk Highlight Weston's Weekend

WESTON, Conn. - Hey, Weston, looking for fun activities to do with the kids this weekend? Here’s a collection of some of the many events happening in and around town in the next few days:

Friday, Jan. 27

  • 8 p.m.: Watch as the students from Weston Middle School perform the Broadway classic production of “Annie” tonight at Weston High School. The show is well known for such hits as “Tomorrow” and “Hard Knock Life.” Students will put on three separate performances: opening night is Friday, and there are shows Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. The play will be performed in the school auditorium, at 115 School Road in Weston. For more information, call 203-291-1500. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and students.

Saturday, Jan. 28

  • 9:30 a.m.: Parents, do you have any younger teens who want to become babysitters? Enroll them now in the American Red Cross Babysitting Course at the Easton Community Center. The purpose of this course is to provide individuals with information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for young children. This training will help participants develop skills in five critical areas: leadership, safety, safe play, basic care, first aid and professionalism. The program is on from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Easton Community Center , 364 Sport Hill Road. For more information please call 203-459-9700. The cost of the program is $90 for members and $100 for nonmembers.
  • 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Open your child’s eyes to a whole new way to create art, as pop artist Michael Albert presents his recycled cereal box collage workshop at the Easton Public Library . Albert will make a short presentation about his art and then participants will create their own pop art out of consumer packaging, old photographs and discarded cardboard and other raw materials - just like Albert does.  This program will consist of two separate sessions, each free and two hours long, The first session is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for children in kindergarten through 4th grade. The second session will take place from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for children in 5th through 12th grade and adults. A collection of Albert’s collages will be on exhibit in the library through Feb. 14. For more information call 203-261-0134.

Sunday, Jan. 29

  • 1 p.m.:  The Westport Playhouse will present “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.” The program is produced by the Griffin Theatre Company and based on Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith's book. Kids will recognize familiar fairytale characters, including Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and Goldilocks. Recommended for ages 4-10. Tickets are $18 and available through the playhouse website.
  • 2 p.m.: Get a behind-the-scenes look into some of the photographs on display at “ The Celebration of Farms and Farming ” exhibit as Jeff Wilkins, son of photographer Bruce Wilkins, talks about life on the Lachat farm. Wilkins’ father, who was a commercial artist, took his camera with him on all the outings at the farm. His photographs have become a visual narrative of the property during the 1960s and 1970s. In the exhibit, which has been extended through February, photographs and paintings depict scenes from farm life, including Lachat family gatherings and the Lachat property. The talk, which is sponsored by Friends of Lachat, will begin at 2 p.m., Jan. 29, in the Community Room of the Weston Public Library , located at 56 Norfield Road. The event is free and open to the public.

Do you know of anything fun and family friendly happening around Weston? If so, let reporter Erin Lynch know at elynch@thedailyweston.com.

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