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What's Happening In Westport This Week

WESTPORT, Conn. – Catered lunchtime discussions return to the Westport Arts Center and a new cartooning workshop for kids kicks off at the Westport Historical Society this week in Westport. Also this week, the Westport Country Playhouse hosts its annual fundraising gala. To see more event listings, visit our Events page.

Monday, Sept. 24

Jobseekers Program: Noon to 2 p.m. Learn how to energize your job search using online tools such as Reference USA, LexisNexis and Business & Company Resource Center. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Cartooning Workshop: 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Kids from 7 to 12 who love to draw can learn new techniques and enhance their skills at a cartooning workshop hosted by the Westport Historical Society. Class runs every Monday through Nov. 5. Cost is $175 or $150 for WHS members. To reserve a spot, call 203-222-1424. Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place.

Playhouse Gala: 6 p.m. Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally will be honored at “The Full McNally:  A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally” as part of the Westport Country Playhouse’s annual fundraising gala. For more gala information or ticket purchases, contact Kathryn Gloor at 203-227-5137, ext. 122, or kgloor@westportplayhouse.org . Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

Board of Education: 7:30 p.m. The Board of Education will hold a public meeting, during which time a new member will be sworn in. See the full agenda online . Staples High School, cafeteria B.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

“Foodies:” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out “Foodies,” a food-themed exhibit at the Westport Arts Center that features work in all media selected by food industry celebrities with ties to the local community. Exhibit is daily through Nov. 4. Free. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Author Talk: Noon to 1 p.m. Historian William H. Chafe will discuss his new book, “ Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal,” which delivers a portrait of the dynamic between Bill and Hillary Clinton and how it affected their achievements in public life. Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Yom Kippur: In observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, Westport Public Schools are closed.

Lunch Café: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a free catered lunch and a discussion on food policy out on the deck at the Westport Arts Center as part of the Lunch Cafe fall series. Scheduled for Oct. 10, 24, and 31. Free. Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Westport Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s all about supporting the local economy at the Westport Farmers Market. You can find fresh produce, artisan meats and cheeses, freshly baked goods, organic foods, clothing and more. Free admission. Imperial Avenue parking lot.

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