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What's Happening in Westport This Holiday Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – It’s a holiday weekend, but that doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of events to enjoy. Take in an exhibit at the Westport Arts Center or the Westport Historical Society, or hop on a train and meet the Easter bunny with the kids. Here’s a sampling of what’s going on in and around Westport and Weston this weekend:

Friday, April 6

? 9:30 a.m.: Join the discussion at the Westport Arts Center during ArtCafé. Using the Friday “New York Times” Arts Section as a starting point, participants engage in a discussion about the arts and how they relate to the local community. Free refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. (The Westport arts Center closes at noon today for Good Friday.)

? 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.: Pack up the family and head to the Danbury Railway Museum, 120 White St., to take a ride on a vintage train and visit with the Easter Bunny in his special railroad car. Trains depart every 30 minutes from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $9. Children 2 and under are free. For reservations and more information, visit the Danbury Railway Museum website .

Saturday, April 7

? 9 a.m.: Get your boogie on at the Bunny Boogie 5K race in Darien. The race begins at Pear Tree Point. To register, more information and directions, visit the race website .

? 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Have family coming over for the holiday weekend? Check out the 8th annual SOLOS Exhibition, which opened last week at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. The exhibit celebrates the artistic talent and diversity of member artists June Ahrens of New Canaan; Charles Geiger of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Ellen Hackl Fagan of New York; Arcady Kotle of Long Island City, N.Y.; Don Leeds of Weston; Timothy Pyle of Fairfield; and Westporters Kraemer Sims Becker and Caroyln Rie. The exhibit will run through June 30.

? Noon to 4 p.m.: If you haven’t been to the Westport Historical Society lately, stop by and enjoy two new exhibits. “Next Stop: Westport, The Inspiration for 1950s TV & Film Writers” explores the many films, books and TV programs that feature Westport. “The Cold War in our Backyard, An Archival Film Compilation by Lisa Seidenberg” takes viewers back to the 1950s, offering historical background of the time. Both exhibits run through April 30.

Sunday, April 8

Easter: The Westport Library is closed.

? 6 a.m.: Multiple Westport churches are holding a sunrise service at Compo Beach.

See our Events page for more listings.

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