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What's Happening in Westport This Weekend

WESTPORT, Conn. – Wondering what to do this weekend? Here's a look at some of the many events planned in and around Westport the next three days:

Friday, March 2

? 7:30 p.m.: Catch a performance of the Staples Players production of “Rumors,” a farce by Neil Simon, this weekend only. The show is directed by senior Gregg Bonti, assistant directed by junior Alexandra Rappaport and produced by junior Lauren Weinberger. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m. at Toquet Hall, 58 Post Road E. Tickets are $10 and will be sold 30 minutes before the show.

? 7:30 p.m.: Middle school students at Greens Farms Academy are performing the Broadway classic “Guys and Dolls” at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court. This musical-comedy is appropriate for audiences of all ages. Tickets are $10 and are available online at WestportPlayhouse.org . There will be a second performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Saturday, March 3

? 9 a.m. to noon: Bring the kids by the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., for “Super Saturday: Build It!” Using everyday materials, kids will create buildings, machines and futuristic vehicles. Children between ages 5-8 will work from 9-10:15 a.m. Children ages 9-12 will work from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $30 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the center at 203-222-7070.

? 10 a.m. to noon: Have a child that’s interested in photography? If so, he or she can learn about alternative photography techniques at the Westport Arts Center’s New Media Lab, 42 Main St. This hands-on class for ages 11-14 will cover lens-less homemade and retro cameras, hand-coated paper, old-school techniques, and modern-hybrid digital/chemical processes. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information, contact the center at 203-222-7070.

? 2:30 p.m.: Learn how to make your own maple syrup at Earthplace, Westport’s nature discovery center, during the Sap to Sugar program. Join naturalist Becky Newman for a tree tapping demonstration and a story. Then, warm up by a campfire with some hot cocoa. The event will be held rain or shine. Cost is $10 per member family and $20 per nonmember family. For more information, call (203) 227-7253, ext. 107. Earthplace is at 10 Woodside Lane.

Sunday, March 4

? 10:30 a.m.: Tropical fish are taking over Earthplace during the Norwalk Aquarium Society 34th Annual Tropical Fish & Aquarium Equipment Benefit Auction. Stop by with the kids between 10:30-11:30 a.m. to see the many different fish on display. Stick around at noon for the auction, which benefits Earthplace, and you may end up going home with a new pet. The event is free.

? 8 p.m.: Get ready to take a trip back in time with The B-52s as they take the stage at the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Classic hits such as “Love Shack” and “Rock Lobster” will have you singing and dancing in your seats. Tickets are $95 and $110, and can be purchased by calling the box office at 203-438-5795. Tickets also are available online at RidgefieldPlayhouse.org .

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