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. 16
Become a Better Business Writer: 7-9 p.m. Karen Kingsley will give tips, techniques and best practices to apply immediately to be a stronger and better writer. The workshop will cover crafting effective emails, Focus on the reader, organization, conquer page fright, editing and proofreading. $295. Westport Writers' Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road S. Visit the website for more details.
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. Visit the website for more details.
First Lego League Team Preparation: 10 a.m. First Lego League engages younger students ages 9–14 with real-world engineering by challenging them to build LEGO-based robots to complete task. $500. Visit the website for more details.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
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.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
"Cold Calls Shouldn't Make You Sweat,": 6-8 p.m. Gene D'Agostino, vice president of Sandler Training/TEM, a sales training and consulting firm, will help you learn some of the most successful telephone techniques available today - techniques you can implement to see real results. Free. Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road. Visit the website for more details.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Teen Volunteer Club at Earthplace: 4 p.m. This program will give students an opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a naturalist or animal care technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance. $60 for Members, $75 for non-members. Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane.
Preschool Adventures - Animal Movement: 3:15-4:15 p.m. For pre-schoolers, it's a chance to observe the different ways, animals move and attempt to move like them. There will be animal encounters, games and crafts. $36 per month for members. $48 per month for non-members. Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, 10 Woodside Lane.