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What To Do In Westport This Weekend

Get an up close look at lorikeets this weekend at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk.
Get an up close look at lorikeets this weekend at the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTPORT, Conn. – Treat the family to an up close and personal look at more than 50 rainbow colored parrots, celebrate the 65th birthday of Israel and don't miss the town's annual Memorial Day parade this weekend in and around Westport. For more event listings, see our Events calendar .

Friday, May 24

Girls Night Out: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Middle school-age girls can make new friends and develop better social skills. Girls will learn to identify and utilize positive social cues, develop conversation skills, initiate new relationships and foster lasting friendships. Group meets every Friday until June 21. Cost is $90 per session and includes a pizza dinner. For more information or to register, contact Samantha Gilbert at 203-727-4578 or Cognitive Behavioral Associates, 1175 Post Road E.

Saturday, May 25

*UPDATE: Westport Chicken Coop Tour: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Take a self-guided tour through Westport to see some of the town's most charming chicken coops and learn everything you've always wanted to know about backyard chicken keeping during this second-annual event. The tour kicks off at 10 a.m. From 9 to 10 a.m., there will be a chicken-keeping workshop and book signing featuring Lauren Scheuer at Wakeman Town Farm. Tour maps are $10 each and available at the Wakeman Town Farm, 134 Cross Highway. More information available here . DUE TO THE WEATHER FORECAST, THIS EVENT IS BEING POSTPONED TO JUNE 1. *

"Lorikeets" Exhibit: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spend the day at this new Maritime Aquarium exhibit featuring over 50 free-flying, colorful and friendly lorikeets. These medium-sized parrots are native to the south Pacific. Admission into the exhibit is free, but visitors can purchase a $3 cup of nectar to feed the lorikeets. Exhibit closes daily between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Maritime Aquarium, 10 North Water St., Norwalk.

Sunday, May 26

Israel @ 65 Celebration: 2 p.m. Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Israel's founding with a concert featuring renowned Israeli world music group The Shuk. The event will also feature an Israeli marketplace of unique wares. Admission into the market place is free. Tickets for the concert, which starts at 5 p.m., range from $18 to $50 and are available online . Proceeds benefit Beit Singer, Israel, a residential program for children and teens rescued from neglect and abuse. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

Monday, May 27

Westport Memorial Day Parade: 9 a.m. Don't miss the town's annual Memorial Day parade. It starts at Saugatuck Elementary on Riverside Avenue and will end in Parker-Harding Plaza. A memorial ceremony will follow immediately on Veterans Green.

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