What To Do In Westport This Week

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WESTPORT, Conn. – A discussion on whether the town should publicly support gun- control legislation, and a special 1920s dance lesson highlight the week ahead in Westport. For more listings, visit our events calendar.

Monday, Jan. 7

Board of Education Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Schools Superintendent Elliott Landon will present his proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year. Staples High School, cafeteria B, 70 North Ave. 

Tuesday, Jan. 8

House Plant Gardening: 10 a.m. to noon. Enliven your home with a splash of green with an indoor garden during this workshop. A member of the Terrain nursery staff will offer tips for selecting and cultivating a thriving garden of indoor plants. Reservations required. $15 per person. Cost includes instruction and light refreshments. Terrain, 561 Post Road E. 

Representative Town Meeting: 7:30 p.m. The town's legislative body will discuss whether it should, at the request of at least 20 residents, vote to support gun- control legislation in the U.S. and urge the president and Congress, as well as Connecticut state legislators, to enact a ban on automatic and semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. See full agenda online. Westport Town Hall, auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave. 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

WestportREADS Out Loud: 7:30 to 9 p.m. As part of the WestportREADS 2013, residents are invited to read "The Great Gatsby" and join in on a series of events and discussions based on the book. During this event, residents can come to the library and have the first two chapters read to them by a host of local celebrity readers, including Library Director Maxine Bleiweis, Staples High School English teacher Dan Geraghty, actress Patricia Kalember and First Selectman Gordon Joseloff. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Thursday, Jan. 10

Jazz Thursdays: 7 p.m. Enjoy toe-tapping jazz music at the Westport Arts Center. $15 or $10 for Westport Arts Center members. Free for musicians who come to jam with an instrument. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Friday, Jan. 11

WestportREADS and Dances: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Adults and teens are invited to participate in an after-hours lesson on popular dances of the 1920s, including The Charleston, The Peabody,The Black Bottom and more. $15. Tickets limited; register online.

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