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What's Happening in Westport This Week

WESTPORT, Conn. – Here’s a look at events happening around Westport this week, including government meetings and community happenings. See our calendar for more events.

Monday, April 30

Former Moscow correspondent David Satter: 6:30 to 9 p.m. David Satter will speak about his latest book on Russia, “It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway: Russia and the Communist Past,” an exploration of the moral and spiritual crisis afflicting Russian society in the aftermath of Communism and the Soviet experience. Satter's talk will follow the screening (at 6:30 p.m.) of his recent documentary, “Age of Delirium: The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union,” based on his book of the same title.

Board of Education meeting: 7:30 p.m. The Board of Education is meeting in Staples High School cafeteria B. View the meeting’s agenda online .

Tuesday, May 1

Downtown 2020 meeting: 8:30 a.m. The Downtown 2020 Committee is meeting in Room 309 in Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. View the agenda online .

Merritt Parkway Trail Discussion: 6:30 p.m. The Connecticut State Highways Design office is hosting a public workshop about a proposed 37.5-mile multi-use trail along the Merritt Parkway. The discussion will be held in the classroom at Westport Police Headquarters, 50 Jesup Road.

Sketches of Paris: View sketches from the newly published book, "A Young Person's Guide to Paris," written and illustrated by Westport resident Susan Malloy. The exhibit is on display at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. For more information, contact the Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070.

Wednesday, May 2

Lunchtime Artist Talks: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Meet the artists behind the Westport Arts Center’s 2012 SOLOS exhibition and find out about their work during brown bag lunch discussions. This week’s featured artists are June Ahrens and Arcady Kotler. The event is free and open to all. It takes place at the Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave. For more information, contact the center at 203-222-7070.

Business Special: 7 to 9 p.m. Technology consultant Bud Freund will discuss technology tips to optimize and simplify email, mobile computing, maintenance, security and productivity, as well as budget-conscious alternatives with a focus on business needs. The talk will be held in the McManus Room at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Thursday, May 3

“Visionary Sugar” at the Neuberger Museum : 10 a.m. The Westport Arts Center is offering Westport residents an exclusive tour of at the Neuberger Museum of Art. In “Visionary Sugar,” internationally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith explores the profound interdependence of all living things, representing and celebrating the vitality of an animistic, spiritually charged universe. Helaine Posner, chief curator and deputy director for Curatorial Affairs at the Neuberger, will lead the tour. Tickets are $75, and $60 for Westport Arts Center members. For more information, contact Westport Arts Center at 203-222-7070.

Taste of Westport: 6 to 9 p.m. Stop by the Westport Inn, 1595 Post Road E., to sample food from a variety of restaurants in Westport and surrounding town's during the 8th annual Taste of Westport. Tickets are $75 in advance or $80 at the door. Proceeds from the event benefit CLASP Homes, a Westport-based nonprofit that provides housing and services for those with developmental disabilities.

Planning and Zoning hearing: 7 p.m. The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing in the auditorium at Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave. The agenda is available to view online .

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