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Families Can Keep Busy This Weekend

Calling all parents: If you're looking for fun activities your kids can enjoy this weekend in Westport, look no further. From making scarecrows to art workshops, there's something both big and little kids can enjoy.

On Saturday:

? Stop by the library at 10 a.m. to Jump for Joy with the Two Cat Band . This musical family program will be held in the McManus Room and is for children 5 and under, with an adult.

? For a fun family activity children of all ages will enjoy, head over to Earthplace between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. for Scarecrow Making Day. Just bring old clothes, a hat and a plastic gallon milk jug; Earthplace will supply everything else you'll need. Apple cider and snacks will also be provided. The event costs $8 per member child and $10 per nonmember.

? At the Westport Arts Center, there's a Super Saturday Workshop from 9 a.m. to noon where children can explore a variety of media and experiment with basic painting techniques. From 9 to 10:15 a.m., the workshop is open for children ages 5 to 8. From 10:30 a.m. to noon, the workshop is open for children ages 9 to 12. Individual workshops cost $25 for center members and $30 for nonmembers.

On Sunday:

? The Westport Weston Family Y is hosting the Strong Kids Triathlon, which will be held at Staples High. It is open to big and little kids alike.

Starting at 8:30 a.m., there's a 150-meter swim, a 2.5-mile bike ride and 1-mile run for kids 10 and over. For 6- to 9-year-olds, there's a 75-meter swim, a 1.25-mile bike ride and a half-mile run that starts at 9 a.m. And for children ages 3 to 6, there's a 100-meter dash.

Check-in for all events starts at 7:30 a.m. The triathlon registration fee is $35 and the 100-meter dash fee is $10.

To register, visit the Family Y online and click on the Strong Kids Triathlon link. You can also pick up a registration form at the Family Y member services desk.

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