The 2021 Yankee Doodle Fair is in the works. The dates have changed to September 23rd through September 26th, but the fair is still the one you know and love. Support the Westport Woman's Club and enjoy a some family fun. Rides and games and goodies for all, so save the date!
Westport, CT - The Westport Woman’s Club will host its annual Art Show on Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23 (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm both days, indoors at the clubhouse) at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT. Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show is free and open to the public; masks will be required and attendance will be limited. This event will follow all protocols mandated by CT and the town of Westport.
Curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, this popular show features a variety of local artists and their works available for purchase. Event Co-Chairs Jo Fuchs Luscombe and Leah Scherzer share that participating artists are donating a portion of their art sales to fund the club’s community service grants, scholarships and programs.
The roster of WWC Art Show 2021 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include: Nina Bentley, Amy Bock, Trace Burroughs, Susan Fehlinger, Judith Orseck Katz, Tom Kretsch, Susan Leggitt, Kerry Long, Michael Ledner, Carole McClintock, Bernard Perry, Jon Puzzuoli, Katherine Ross and Jo Titsworth. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for Art Show purchases, as well as charitable donations to the Westport Woman’s Club.
The Westport Woman’s Club thanks its generous sponsors for the 2021 Art Show which include The Drew Friedman Community Art Center, as well as New York artist JoMarie Dilorio who is donating an original piece of art, “Sunflowers Basking”, that will be given via a drawing to an Art Show attendee.
For more information on the Westport Woman’s Club Community Service outreach, please visit “Community Services” on www.westportwomansclub.org.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club. To join, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240.
The Sixth Annual Live ART SHOW will take place at the club Saturday May 22 & Sunday May 23 from 2-6 pm both days. The show will be a wonderful and affordable exhibit of the areas' most desirable artists. In addition, there will be one beautiful original painting for a drawing. Our club will follow all safety protocols. Masks and social distancing will be required. In addition, we will offer bottled water, individually packaged snacks and wine. Please come and support our club. Thank you.
The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman's Club invites local non-profit
organizations to apply by Friday, March 13, 2020, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a
2020 project. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful
difference in the Westport community. (more…)
The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, operated by The Westport Woman’s Club, will be offering a
50% off storewide sale from February 10-15, 2020. Do you need a fresh idea for your favorite
Valentine? Why not buy a pitcher with character and fill it with fresh roses? Or a unique bowl
to fill with chocolates? Or wine glasses, then add champagne? Heartfelt possibilities for the
thrifty abound at the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop’s half-price, storewide "Sweetheart of a Sale".
The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop offers an ever-changing array of donated glassware, tableware,
vases, platters, frames, jewelry, kitchen items, collectibles and so much more. Weekly hours of
operation are Monday from 1-4 pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 10 am-3 pm, and Saturday
from 11 am-2 pm (closed Tuesday and Sunday). This thrift shop is located adjacent to the
Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT. (more…)
Members arriving for December Club Day were treated to a festive clubhouse, decorated for the holiday season, thanks to many dedicated members of the WWC Garden Department (chaired by Garden Chair Vivian Rosenberg). From the handmade wreath gracing the WWC foyer door, decorated trees from the Dining Room to the Bedford Hall Stage, handmade centerpieces of seasonal greenery from our clubhouse gardens, to a boutique for member holiday shopping, Garden Department members provided all attending with a beautiful holiday setting. (more…)
Internationally-acclaimed Westport musicians, Igor and Tatyana Pikayzen and friends to perform
Sounds for a Starry Night, a salon-style chamber concert and reception, blending classical music, poetry and song, returns to The Westport Woman’s Club, Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Featured performers include two Russian-born Westport favorites: internationally acclaimed concert violinist, Igor Pikayzen, and his mother, classical pianist Tatyana Pikayzen. They plan works by Alexander Glazunov, Cesar Franck and Felix Mendelssohn.
Grandson of legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia. Since his concert debut with the Moscow Philharmonic at age eight, Pikayzen—now a graduate of Staples HS, Juilliard, Yale and CUNY--has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America, garnered numerous competitive awards and has a growing discography. The Westport Arts Advisory Committee presented its Horizon Award to him, as an outstanding Westport artist under age 30 with a national/international reputation. Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is one of his generation’s most promising young artists.
Tatyana Pikayzen—the “Paganini of the keyboard”-- has performed to tremendous critical acclaim across three continents. A top prize winner at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, she has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and has a substantial discography.
Completing the evening’s distinguished chamber ensemble is the bold, rich sound of award-winning Israeli-born cellist, Michael Katz, a graduate of New England Conservatory, Juilliard and SUNY Stony Brook. Punctuating the instrumental musical segments, Casey Rose Clark will perform a vocal interlude. Miggs Burroughs and Westport Poet Laureate Diane Meyer Lowman will deliver brief opening recitations of verse.
Major sponsors of this Sounds for a Starry Night fundraiser are the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center and Weichert, Realtors-Madison and Post. Tickets for this live concert and reception in an intimate, festive setting are $50 ($25 for students). Purchase tickets in advance via link below, as seating is limited. Proceeds from Sounds for a Starry Night will benefit need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.
The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns. Westport residency is not required for WWC membership. For information, please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.
Arantxa Mateo, a weight management mentor, was the guest speaker at November Club Day. Ms. Arantxa’s personal struggles with weight in her teen years, propelled her to study biology and nutrition as an educational path. Arantxa has developed the 32 Mondays Weight Management Program (32mondays.com), which is not a diet but rather an educational program to teach people how to manage their weight for the rest of their lives. Her club day program featured 25 Tips, Recommendations and Best-Kept-Secrets to avoid gaining weight over the Holiday Season, as well as her three “S” for weight management success.
CHEERS to a Wine Tasting Fundraiser
SIP & SAVOR 2019
Saturday evening, November 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets $50 per person in advance ($60 walk-ins)
The Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT
TASTE A VARIETY OF WINES – APPETIZERS – WIN PRIZES – LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC
At Sip & Savor 2019, a wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, will be available for tasting, as well as an array of hors d’oeuvres by Gruel Britannia. Live classical music, provided by the Con Fuoco quartet, and prize drawings will be part of this festive evening as well. Profits from the evening will benefit community grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations, need-based college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as the WWC Food Closet, that serves those in need within our community. A percentage of all SIP & SAVOR wine orders placed that evening will be donated by Castle Wine to the WWC fundraising effort.
Event Co-Chairs, Christina McVaney and Gloria Smithson, suggest guests bring their shopping lists and order needed wines for Thanksgiving, December holiday events, hostess gifts and gift giving, as all SIP & SAVOR wine orders will support WWC charitable causes.
SIP & SAVOR Tickets: Select the “Buy Now Button” (Credit Card or PayPal) below. Ticket sales are open to the public (21 years of age or older), at $50 per person. For further information, please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.
The Westport Woman’s Club held its annual Clothing Tag Sale on Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT. Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories were on display at this year’s sale. New for 2019 was an entire stage devoted to children’s clothing of all kinds. Funds raised will help support the Food Closet for the Town of Westport, many local charities throughout Fairfield County, and need-based student scholarships.
Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who planned the Tag Sale, donated clothes, sorted for sizes, helped with set-up and worked this 3-day clothing sale to help make this fall fundraiser a succe$$ for the Fairfield County community.
Woman’s Club Prepares for Clothing Sale” Post on WestportNOW:
WWC “GOOD STUFF” ~ Co-Chairs Mary Lee Clayton and Susan Loselle
Can you find our amazing volunteers during Set-up?!
See Slide Show – 2019 Clothing Tag Sale
“Westport Woman’s Club members and friends participated in the
MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk on 10/20/19, led by WWC Past President,
Audrey Rabinowitz, who has organized the club’s participation for the past 14 years.”
Photo taken by WWC Member Gloria Smithson
Westport Woman’s Club members and friends joined survivors, caregivers, and walkers of all ages at the MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk this morning at Sherwood Island State Park for the WWC’s 14th consecutive year of supporting this cause. The American Cancer Society has organized this MAKING STRIDES walk in Fairfield County for the past 26 years to raise funds for research and support for those diagnosed with breast cancer. To learn more about MAKING STRIDES of Fairfield County, contact your local American Cancer Society office during standard business hours (Katie Divenuto, FairfieldCTstrides@cancer.org, 203-563-1513). (more…)
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday, October 20th members of the Westport Woman’s Club will again be walking as a team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Sherwood Island State Park. This walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, helps to raise funds for breast cancer research and to raise awareness. (more…)
October Club Day’s program featured Deby Goldenberg, a certified yoga therapist and a Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor, who has also achieved a 3rd degree black belt. Deby began her post-luncheon program by demonstrating the saber form, followed by introducing WWC members to Qi Gong in a guided meditation, including both standing and seated positions within Bedford Hall. Qi ("subtle breath" or "vital energy") and Gong ("skill cultivated through steady practice") is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. (more…)
The Guest Speaker at the September Club Day was CT State Senator, Will Haskell. This non-partisan talk featured Senator Haskell's life, growing up in Westport, and how he came to be the youngest Connecticut State Senator in the history of the CT General Assembly. Senator Haskell represents the 26th District, which includes the towns of Bethel, New Canaan, Redding, Ridgefield, Weston, Westport and Wilton. (more…)
Women of all ages interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club are invited to a wine and cheese New Member Mixer on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in our historic clubhouse, located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT. Please drop by to learn more about our club and its opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers. To see event flyer click here
You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club. We look forward to meeting and partnering together to make a difference in our community, and to have fun in the process. Unable to attend the September 25 reception? Prospective members wishing to learn more about the WWC or have a tour of our clubhouse may contact Membership Director, Robin Clark, at firstname.lastname@example.org or the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 to register. (more…)
The Westport Woman's Club is accepting grant proposals for 2019-2020 from Fairfield County non-profit organizations. Proposals are being accepted until Thursday, October 31, 2019. Grant Application Form
Grant requests for projects that will make a continuing difference in the community may be in the form of funds, or a one-time use of the Westport Woman's Clubhouse for an event. Grants are considered each year to deserving organizations in education, health and safety-related programs and in the arts. This past spring, the Westport Woman’s Club awarded community service grants to 34 Fairfield County non-profit organizations. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club’s Ruegg Committee presented their 2019 Ruegg Grant, in the amount of $10,000, to Aspetuck Land Trust to help sponsor their “Green Corridor: Saugatuck to Shore" program, focusing on "Westport: A Model of Change." This WWC grant will be used to educate and motivate homeowners to take care of their yards in more sustainable ways to increase biodiversity and improve the environment by planting native plants, switching to organic lawn care, and reducing pesticide usage. The land trust is developing two model native landscape demonstration sites in Westport: one at Earthplace, and another at the land trust’s Caryl and Edna Haskins Preserve on Green Acre Lane. This effort to educate Westport residents will involve workshops and partnerships with Westport non-profits, as well as local businesses. Aspetuck Land Trust shares, "Every homeowner can make a difference by taking care of their yards in more sustainable ways."
The Westport Woman's Club is currently accepting donations of clothing for its October 2019 Clothing Tag Sale. Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry, etc), are now welcomed through October 18. Please drop off donated items any weekday (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm) at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). (more…)
Thank you to the community for supporting the Westport Woman’s Club with your attendance at the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair. Fair proceeds will be used in the coming year for charitable causes throughout Fairfield County.
Thank you also to every member who helped make the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair a success: Yankee Doodle Captains who helped with all the pre-planning aspects, Set-up Crew, Bakers, Volunteers throughout the 4-day fair, Ticket Sellers (raffle, take-a-chance, rides), Curio Staff, Beverage Sellers, Face Painters, Sand Art Crew, Treasury, Break-down Crew, etc. This continued, cherished start-of-summer tradition for our community would not be possible without the amazing dedication of the Westport Woman’s Club membership. (more…)
Once again on Father’s Day Weekend, “kids of all ages” will gather at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT) to enjoy one of the town’s oldest and best-loved family events, The Westport Woman’s Club’s YANKEE DOODLE FAIR. This year’s family Fair opens Thursday, June 13 (6pm – 10pm) and continues Friday, June 14 (6pm – 10pm), Saturday, June 15 (1pm – 10pm) and Sunday, June 16 (1pm – 5pm). For Event Flyer click here.
The Yankee Doodle Fair will once again feature carnival rides and games from Stewart Amusements. Returning are the ever-popular Carousel, Flying Dumbo, Dizzy Dragon, Frog Hopper, Scrambler, Cliff Hanger, Zero Gravity, Expo Wheel, among others. Pay one price unlimited ride wristbands will be available all days of the Fair, including Friday and Saturday nights! At the Westport Woman’s Club Face Painting Tent, customers can choose fun or fierce designs, as well as temporary tattoos. Our youngest visitors will be excited to know that Sand Art is available at the Fair again this year.
In the air-conditioned Bedford Hall, our Gourmet Group will hold their highly-anticipated Bake Sale featuring home-made baked goods sure to please every sweet tooth. While you make your selections, check out our Yankee Doodle Fair Cookbook. You can also shop at our on-site thrift store, The Curio Cottage, which will be open limited hours during the 2019 Fair (located near the children’s carousel). (more…)
Bedford Hall was fittingly decorated in a red/white/blue patriotic theme for the club’s June luncheon, as the membership prepares for their largest WWC fundraiser of the year ~ the YANKEE DOODLE FAIR (June 13 – 16).
Following lunch, our featured speaker was our own WWC Board member, Donna Pellittieri, who was trained as a Fashion Designer at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology. Donna initially worked in the fashion industry, but decided to return to school to become an O.R. nurse to support her “art habit”. Donna described seeing an ad in the back of a woman’s magazine, ordering a kit, making dolls with her artistic flair, entering her creations in competitions, and ultimately finding her passion in “Art Dolls”. Donna has now been making dolls for over 30 years. (more…)
The WWC Grant Awards Breakfast was held on Wednesday, May 22nd and gratitude was the main course! The Westport Woman’s Club Community Services Director, Susan Hricik, presented Grant Awards to 34 local non-profit organizations, totaling $33,000. These funds were raised from the WWC Yankee Doodle Fair and other yearly WWC fundraisers which support these annual Community Service Grants. Also awarded was a Bedford Hall Grant, which allows a one-time free rental of our Hall by nonprofits for fundraising or friend-raising purposes. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club presented scholarships totaling $38,000 at their annual Scholarship Awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23rd. Recipients were Staples High School Seniors, and an adult woman pursuing a secondary education. Thank you to our 2019 Scholarship Chairperson, Wendy McKeon, and her committee for all of their dedication to the application review and interview process, and for coordinating this morning event that honors these inspiring students. (more…)
Westport Woman’s Club members, along with volunteers from the National Charity League and S.L.O.B.S (Service League of Boys), brought their muscle on Saturday, May 11th to transport, sort and stock arriving bags of food from the annual USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive. Numerous mail trucks, each filled with donated bags of food from the Westport community, arrived throughout a beautiful spring afternoon to benefit our Food Closet (at one time seven trucks showed up simultaneously!). (more…)
Westport Woman’s Club members made memories marching in the 2019 Westport Memorial Day Parade. Thanks to our WWC First VP, Kim Reichert, for organizing all the logistics of the morning maneuvers to get this group to our starting line ~ no easy feat! What a beautiful day and meaningful tradition. (more…)
Westport Woman’s Club members gathered in early May for a Girls Night Out FUNdraiser at “Painting with a Twist” (1460 Post Road East, Westport). Music rocked, wine flowed, and members channeled their inner Van Gogh while painting “Sunflowers in Tin”. The evening raised over $500 for WWC charitable causes. Thanks to member Susan Fox for chairing and coordinating this memorable event, and gratitude (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). To view Flyer click here. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club hosted its annual Art Show on April 27-29, 2019 at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT. Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show was free and open to the public. For Art Show Flyer click here. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club will host its annual Art Show on Saturday, April 27 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Opening Reception), Sunday, April 28 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) and Monday, April 29 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT. Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show is free and open to the public. For Art Show Flyer click here.
Curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, this popular show features a variety of local artists and their works available for purchase. Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe shares that participating artists are donating a portion of their art sales to fund the club’s community service grants to non-profit organizations in Fairfield County, in addition to need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.
The roster of WWC Art Show 2019 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include: Paul Cohen, Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, Hernan Garcia, Darcy Hicks, Julie Hicks, Amy Kaplan, Rachel Linnett, Fruma Markowitz, Mary Ann Neilson, Jon Puzzuoli, Jo Titsworth and Gregg Welz. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for Art Show purchases and charitable donations to the Westport Woman’s Club.
Melissa Newman, accompanied by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, will return again this year to lend her voice at Saturday evening’s Opening Reception. Melissa, who is often featured at Westport’s Harvest and Pearl at Longshore restaurants, will be singing some of her favorite jazz standards to promote local artists and the non-profit philanthropy of the Westport Woman’s Club. (more…)
David Pogue, our guest speaker at the WW April Club Day was attended by approximately 90 members with much excitement. David is a Westport resident who is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. Many of us recognize him from the CBS News Sunday morning and his technology column that appears in the New York Times. David has written many books, his most recent, Pogue’s Basic series is what captured his audience's attention. He described his Pogue’s Basic: Technology, Pogue’s Basic: Life and Pogue’s Basic: Money in an entertaining and very informative way. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club invited the public to a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at their WWC clubhouse. This hot ticket provided an opportunity to see the latest in spring fashion, modeled by men, women and children from our local community. Event Flyer click here.
Fashion Show guests enjoyed a noon luncheon provided by “The Granola Bar”, modeled spring fashions from local Westport vendors “Splash of Pink” and “Southern Tide”, an array of silent auction items, “Shoes ‘N More” and “Scout & Molly’s” pop-up stores, and more. Event Chair, Ana Hitri, shared that all fashion and auction item purchases made at this spring fundraiser support WWC charitable causes within Fairfield County. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club is offering a Scholarship to an outstanding woman enrolled in a post-secondary educational program. The award will be based on financial need and applicant goals upon program completion. Applications are due by March 29, 2019.
The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, operated by The Westport Woman’s Club, will be offering a 50% off storewide sale from February 11-16, 2019. Do you need a fresh idea for your favorite Valentine? Why not buy a pitcher with character and fill it with fresh roses? Or a unique bowl to fill with chocolates? Or wine glasses, then add champagne? Heartfelt possibilities for the thrifty abound at the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop’s half-price, storewide "Sweetheart of a Sale." Westportnow post click here (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club welcomed Matt Storch, celebrity chef and restaurant owner of Match Burger Lobster in Westport, Match in Norwalk and Nom-eez in Bridgeport, as their speaker for February Club Day. Matt grew up in Westport, but his travels around the world as a child, as well as his close relationship with his grandmother, inspired him to follow food as a passion and become a chef. (more…)
The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman's Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by Friday, March 8, 2019, for up to $10,000 in one-time funding for a 2019 project. Submitted proposals should be high-profile initiatives that make a meaningful difference in the Westport community.
2019 Ruegg Grant Application. This grant, established in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, considers an annual grant to a deserving organization’s project that enhances social services, health, safety, the arts or education. Recent Ruegg Grant beneficiaries include the Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace and Wakeman Town Farm. (more…)
Westport Woman’s Club members and community friends met on the first morning of the New Year to deliver hot meals, prepared by Westport’s Sherwood Diner, to provide cheer to local residents. The list of recipients is generated by the Westport Human Services Department and this holiday meal program is funded by the WWC. (more…)
On Friday evening, December 7, the Westport Woman’s Club hosted internationally-acclaimed musicians, Igor Pikayzen (violinist) and Tatyana Pikayzen (pianist) on a star-lit stage in Bedford Hall. Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia. Since his concert debut at the age of eight, Pikayzen has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Igor was a winner of a Horizon Award, presented by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee to an outstanding Westport artist, under the age of 30 with a national/international reputation. Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is regarded as one of the most promising young artists of his generation. (more…)
Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia. Since his concert debut at the age of eight, Pikayzen has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Igor was a winner of a Horizon Award, presented by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee to an outstanding Westport artist, under the age of 30 with a national/international reputation. Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is regarded as one of the most promising young artists of his generation. (more…)
The Staples High School Orphenians Choral group directed by Luke Rosenberg performed holiday songs to the delight of the Westport Woman’s Club Members. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club sponsors holiday meals each Thanksgiving Day for local homebound residents, in support of Westport’s Department of Human Services’ home-delivered meal clients, who may not otherwise have family or friends to share the holiday. These 2018 Thanksgiving meals were prepared by In Good Taste Catering, and were delivered by many appreciated volunteers. (more…)
The WWC Food Closet, now in its 43rd year of community service to Westport, offers gratitude to local partner, Westport National Bank, a division of Connecticut Community Bank, N.A. One of the Bank’s Spirit of Giving campaign events will be stocking the WWC Food Closet with a Community Food Drive this holiday season from 11/26 – 12/21. (more…)
WWC Members Christina McVaney (Current President) and Jeannette Tewey (Past VP, 2018 Memorial Day Float Organizer), accept an award at Westport Town Hall on November 11, 2018. Presenting the award are Bill Vornkahl, President of the Westport Veterans Council (also Director of the 2018 Memorial Day Parade) and Betty Lou Cummings (Chief Judge for the 2018 Memorial Day Parade Floats). (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club had as its guest speaker Diane Lowman,
writer and author of her novel memoir-“Nothing But Blue”. Diane spoke
to an audience of ninetyfive Club Members who were in awe upon
hearing her story of a nineteen-year-old Middlebury College sophomore
embarking on a 10-week working trip aboard a German container ship
with a mostly male crew. The journey would take her from New York
through the Panama Canal to Australia, New Zealand and back. (more…)
The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, October 26. A variety of wines from 7 countries were available for tasting, while live classical music was performed by student musicians from the Bedford Hall stage. Coveted prizes, delicious food, and an opportunity to order favorite wines were also a part of this festive evening. Funds raised from Sip & Savor 2018 will support need-based student scholarships and grants to non-profit organizations within Fairfield County.
CHEERS to a WINE TASTING FUNDRAISER
SIP & SAVOR 2018
Friday evening, October 26 - 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets $60 per person, The Westport Woman's Club
44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT
TASTE A VARIETY OF WINES – SAMPLE APPETIZERS
WIN PRIZES – LISTEN TO LIVE MUSIC
TICKETS for SIP & SAVOR: Select the “Buy Now Button” (Credit Card or PayPal) below. Ticket sales are open to the public (21 years of age or older), at $60 per person.
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AD / SPONSOR FORM - Click for Sip & Savor Program Ad / Sponsorship Form (Purchase visibility in the Sip & Savor Event Brochure that each guest receives upon arrival. Advertise your business and/or become an event sponsor to show your support for the WWC.) (more…)
The Westport Woman's Club held its annual Clothing Tag Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.
Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories were on display at this year’s Tag Sale, Plus, “The Best Stuff” section featured both unworn items and name brand garments. (more…)
On Sunday, October 14th, Westport Woman’s Club members and friends raised funds and participated in the American Cancer Society’s MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park. This annual Fairfield County fundraising event draws thousands of participants. Thanks to WWC member Audrey Rabinowitz for organizing our club’s participation again this year.
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The Westport Woman's Club is holding its annual Clothing Tag Sale on the following dates:
Friday, October 19 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, October 20 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm; and Sunday, October 21 from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.
Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories are back at this year’s Tag Sale, which offers a wide array of gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats. Plus, “The Best Stuff” section will feature both unworn items and name brand garments. (more…)
Flamenco, a derivative of the spanish word for “fire” or “flame”, was the program focus for October’s luncheon. Thanks to a past WWC Member, Penny Pearlman, members embarked on a historical journey from 1774 when flamenco was “voiced”, to the Golden Age of Flamenco (1850-1910) when spanish cafes and restaurants pulsated with Moorish influences and staccato sounds of dance. (more…)
Women interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club were invited to a New Member Reception in the WWC’s historic clubhouse. New and prospective members learned about the WWC and its many opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers. (more…)
WWC presented an evening with Gilbert & Sullivan on Saturday, 9/22.
Selections from all of Gilbert & Sullivan's operas were performed. These included The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, Princess Ida, The Mikado, The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore, and others.
The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as those in New York City.
On Saturday evening, September 22, from 7:00 - 10:00 pm, The Westport Woman's Club will present "An Evening With Gilbert & Sullivan."
Gilbert & Sullivan wrote a total of fourteen operas. Many people only know of the "big three," Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and HMS Pinafore. Featured will be selections from all of these operas. The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as those in New York City.
Tickets to this fundraising event are $30.00 if purchased in advance, and $35.00 at the door. You may also select the "Buy Now Button" (PayPal or Credit Card) below. Ticket sales for this event are open to the public. For further information please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.