WESTPORT, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Westport this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.
Monday, Sept. 2
Animal Feeding At Earthplace: 11 a.m. Join Earthplace staff in the Animal Hall and Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit for scheduled feeding times. Free with the price of admission and free for members. Earthplace, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport. Visit the website for more details.
Exhibits of Five Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An exhibition of five generations of Yankee families, their toils and struggles and how the businesses have evolved since, in remarkable tandem with the town. Vintage photos, documents, tools and artifacts on display. Free. Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, Westport.
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Mendelssohn Choir of Connecticut Auditions: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Auditions will be held for all voice parts for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Participants will sing a simple hymn, patriotic song or other prepared work as well as vocal exercises to determine range. Free. St. Luke Church, North Turkey Hill Road, Westport. Visit the website for more details.
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Conservation Quest exhibit at Earthplace: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A hands-on, play-filled learning exhibit featuring experiential activities that help children learn about energy conservation. Free with the price of admission, and free for members. Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane, Westport.
Thursday, Sept. 5
Westport Downsizing Auction 4 to 6:00 p.m. An auction of 200 items and more. A preview can be had of Vintage Lionel Train Set circa 1970-73, HO Gauge Train Set circa 1938, Gilbert Erector Set, copperware set, cooking copperware, Sessions wall clock, Italian inlaid wood musical and various wood boxes, primitive wood weapons and carved African masks, rock and semiprecious stone collection, early China tea and dessert set, serving dishes and more. Free. 50 Hillandale Road, Westport. Visit the website for more details.