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What's Happening in Westport This Week

WESTPORT, Conn. — The Westport Country Playhouse is offering a behind-the-scenes look at an upcoming production, the Staples High School Class of 2012 says farewell and the Human Services Department is collecting gently used prom dresses this week. Here’s a look at some of the events planned through Thursday.

Monday, June 18

Sneak peek of “Tartuffe:” 7 p.m. Catch a sneak peek of the Westport Country Playhouse’s upcoming production of Molière’s “Tartuffe.” David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director and director of “Tartuffe,” will give a behind-the-scenes look at producing this French classic. French wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Free but reservations are needed. Call the Playhouse box office at 203-227-4177. Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.

Journalist Pam Belluck at the library : 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Journalist Pam Belluck will speak about her nonfiction book “Island Practice: Cobblestone Rash, Underground Tom, and Other Adventures of a Nantucket Doctor.” Free. Westport Library, McManus Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Parks and Recreation meeting : 7:30 p.m. The Parks and Recreation Commission is holding a public meeting. View the agenda. Room 201/201A at Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Staples High School Baccalaureate : 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Discover the talents of this year’s graduating senior class during the annual baccalaureate ceremony. Class Salutatorian Carolyn Chen will headline the evening with a speech. Staples High School, auditorium, 70 North Ave.

Tuesday, June 19

Book Chat: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join the discussion of the book “Major Pettigrew's Last Stand” by Helen Simonson. For copies of the book, call 203-291-4821. New participants are welcome. Another discussion will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Westport Library, Sheffer Reading Room, 20 Jesup Road.

Staples High School graduation: 2 p.m. Staples High School field house, 70 North Ave. A reception will follow the ceremony in the main lobby and courtyard areas.

Wednesday, June 20

Prom dress collection: 2 to 6 p.m. Don’t let prom dresses or other special occasion and cocktail dresses waste away in your closet. Donate them to the Westport Human Services Department so less fortunate girls can use them in the future. Gently used and clean dresses only. The collection drive continues Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m. Toquet Hall Teen Center, 58 Post Road E.

Deer Management meeting: 7:30 p.m. The Deer Management Committee is holding a public meeting View the Agenda . Room 309 in Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Ave.

Thursday, June 14

Planning and Zoning meeting: 7 p.m. The Planning and Zoning Commission is holding a public hearing. View the agenda. Westport Town Hall auditorium, 110 Myrtle Ave.

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