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What's Happening in Westport This Week

WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport residents can speak out the town's property tax rate, hear authors talk about the aftermath of the Sept. 11 and raising kids with disabilities and watch the classic movie, "The Diner." Here's a sample of events going on around town through Thursday:

Monday, May 21

Author Talks About 9/11 Aftermath: 7:30 p.m. Edie Lutnick, co-founder and executive director of the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, talks about her book "An Unbroken Bond." It is about how Lutnick and her brother, Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick, worked after Sept. 11 to create the fund to help victims of terrorism, natural disasters and emergencies. Their brother, Gary, died in the company's World Trade Center offices on Sept. 11, 2001. Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Westport Board of Education : 7:30 p.m. Meets in Cafeteria B at Staples High School, 70 North Ave. Agenda .

Tuesday, May 22

PJ Storytime: 7 to 7:30 p.m. Kids 3 years and up, wear your pajamas and bring your best bedtime buddy. Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Wednesday, May 23

Westport Board of Finance: 8 p.m. The board holds a public hearing and meets to set the property tax rate. Here is the agenda . Westport Town Hall, Room 201/201A, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Parenting Memoir: Noon to 1 p.m. Priscilla Gilman discusses "The Anti-Romantic Child," a memoir of raising a child with a development disability. According to her website, the book "explores our hopes and expectations for our children, our families, and ourselves — and the ways in which experience may lead us to re-imagine them." Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Thursday, May 24

Classic Movie: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Directed by this year's "Booked for evening" honoree Barry Levinson, "Diner" is set in 1959 Baltimore. This 1982 male-bonding classic was recently named the most influential film of the last 30 years by Vanity Fair . Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road.

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