The Westport Woman's Club


The Ways & Means Committee of the Westport Woman’s Club is responsible for devising and executing plans for raising money to meet authorized philanthropic commitments of the Club.

Scenes from Yankee Doodle Fair – June 2019

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.

WWC May 2019 Fundraiser – Scenes from “Painting with a Purpose”

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

ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY at the Westport Woman’s Club – June 01, 2019

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.

The Westport Woman’s Club Art Show – April 27-29, 2019

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.


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.

“IN FASHION” post on WestportNow click here

“MODEL MOM” post on WestportNow click here

“Woman’s Club fashion show fundraises in style” – Westport News photos:  click here




Sounds for a Starry Night Concert – December 2018

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.  

Cheers to Sip & Savor 2018

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.  


Scenes From Annual Clothing Tag Sale – October 2018

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.  

Scenes from WWC Gilbert & Sullivan Performance – September 2018

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.


Scenes from WWC Art Show Fundraiser 2018

The WWC Art Show Opening Reception took place on Saturday, April 28th.  The show was curated by Miggs Burroughs. Jazz Vocalist Melissa Newman performed at the Reception.  
Chair, Jo Fuchs Luscombe, noted this year’s event honors the late artist Bobbie Friedman, first wife of Drew Friedman. This year’s artists include Jen Greely, Bernie Perry, Nancy Moore, Roseann Spengler, Leonor Dao Turut, Kerry Heftman, Sam Abelow, Sue Benton, Jo Titsworth, Dale Najarian, Carlos Davilla, Holly Hawthorne, Noah Steinman, and Karen Ford. Art by Honoree Bobbie Friedman was available for viewing as well. 


Dancing to the Sounds of DNR – February 2018

DNR, Fairfield County’s almost all-physician rock band, performed at the Westport Woman’s Club’s Bedford Hall on February 10th in a fundraiser for need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.  Visit to view article/photo.

WWC Hosts 2017 Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale

Many Westport vogue-to-vintage women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories treasures are back at the Westport Woman’s Club’s Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale Friday, November 10, Saturday, November 11 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Sunday, November 12 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.  Clothing Flyer.

Scenes From Sip & Savor 2017

SIP & SAVOR, a wine tasting fundraiser event, was held on Friday, October 27 at The Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.  A wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, were available for tasting and future purchase.  An array of seasonal hors d’oeuvres by Westport’s Gruel Britannia were served as well.  (Click on “continue reading” to view slide show).

Scenes From Bingo Fundraiser – May 2017

An afternoon of fun was had by all at the Westport Woman’s Club Bingo Bonanza on Sunday, May 21st.

Scenes from WWC Art Show Fundraiser 2017

The Westport Woman’s Club’s held it’s Art Show fundraiser, curated by Miggs Burroughs at Bedford Hall on April 29 -30.  Art Show chair Jo Luscombe noted that this year’s show builds on last year’s success and continues the long WWC tradition of partnering with 14 local artists to generate sales for them and funds for local scholarships.  Westportnow Website Gallery.

WWC Nutcracker Tea Party held November 26, 2016

WWC Nutcracker Tea Party, held November 26, 2016, benefited the Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.

Sweet treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea were served in the Westport Woman’s Club’s historic ballroom which included snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian setting in the heart of Westport.

WWC Hosts ENCORE! Clothing Tag Sale – 2016

Many Westport vogue-to-vintage women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories treasures are back for an encore at the Westport Woman’s Club’s ENCORE! Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This sale offers something for everyone at incredible prices. Expect a wide array of slightly used, gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, sweaters, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats. Plus, the Boutique section will feature special garments, including formal wear not available elsewhere and not to be missed, for thrifty bargain seekers.

Bingo Bonanza at the Westport Woman’s Club 2016

An afternoon of fun was had by all at the Westport Woman’s Club Bingo Bonanza.


Westport Woman’s Club Yankee Doodle Fair Returns June 16-19, 2016

JUNE 16TH – JUNE 19th
Sponsored by the WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB
Click here for YDF Press Release
(Click here for further details)


WWC 2016 Art Show For Local Artists

  • Elaine Clayton - Eves Dream of Memories

Nina McLemore & WWC Joint Fundraising Event, April 23-24, 2016

We are pleased to announce a joint fund raising effort between the Westport Woman’s Club and the Nina McLemore Collection.

10% of the proceeds from each sale go to support the Westport Woman’s Club!


In The Mood, A Great Success, Dec. 5, 2015

WWC Members and Guests enjoyed FOOD, MUSIC, DANCING and Ballroom Elegance DANCE DEMONSTRATIONS at this delightful WWC DINNER-DANCE FUNDRAISER.

Nutcracker Tea – November 2015

The Westport Woman’s Club today hosted a Nutcracker Tea Party in partnership with the Westport Academy of Dance for the benefit of Waltersville Elementary School in Bridgeport. The event included a high tea, a “Nutcracker Story” reading by Melody James, set to music, along with vignettes by Westport Academy of Dance’s “Nutcracker” cast. Pictured are WWC volunteers led by Suzan Murphy, event chair.

Visit to view coverage by Larry Untermeyer:

View One   View Two   View Three


Amazing TALBOTS Shopping Fundraiser for the WWC!!! – 2015

Save the date and tell your friends & family!

On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2pm to 6pm ONLY, TALBOTS on Main St. in Westport
is offering us a WIN-WIN-WIN shopping fundraiser event!

Jump start your holiday shopping with 30% OFF all purchases from their exciting, newly revamped apparel collections. BETTER STILL–The WWC will receive 10% of ALL SALES on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2pm to 6pm!!!

2015 WWC Art Show, curated by Miggs Burroughs, Features Top Local Talent

Reviving a long tradition after a 30-year hiatus, The Westport Woman’s Club again will host, May 2 and 3 only, an Art Show fundraiser showcasing top local talent. Featured artists include: Nina Bentley, Miggs Burroughs, Trace Burroughs, Vincent Calenzo, Jennifer Dewis, Helen Klisser During, Karen Ford, Tom Kretsch, Susan Malloy, Dayan Moore, Kathy Ross, Jill Sarver, Jo Titsworth and Cris Xavier. Multiple works by each of the 14 artists will be displayed in the Club’s newly renovated Bedford Hall and available for purchase.


Nutcracker Tea – Sensational – 2014

Saturday’s SENSATIONAL WWC fundraiser, chaired by 3rd VP Ways & Means, Suzan Murphy, deserves a “standing O!”

THANK YOU to all who made snowflakes, sourced food & beverages, set up, bought tickets and/or showed up to host, cleaned up and otherwise enjoyed the MAGIC!


Westport Woman’s Club Fundraiser: Clothing and Accessory Tag Sale 2013

September 27 – 28, 2013, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.   44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.   For more information call 203-227-4240.

 The Westport Woman’s Club will hold “Once Again,” a clothing and accessory tag sale featuring items from vogue to vintage on Friday and Saturday September 27 and 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the club banquet room, 44 Imperial Avenue in Westport.The sale will feature a Boutique Room with designer label clothing, unique fashion pieces, tuxedos and gowns and high quality accessories including never-worn shoes and evening bags.  Included on the racks and tables in the Main Room will be a wide assortment of gently worn suits, dresses, skirts, pants, jackets, blouses, sweaters, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats.  Children’s and men’s clothing will also be featured – everything at blowout prices.  

Annual Plant Sale and Curio Cottage Grand Re-opening Begin at the Westport Woman’s Club May 5th 2013

Westport residents love a celebration and love supporting a good cause – or two.

Join in the festivities on the grounds of the Westport Woman’s Club as the WWC Annual Plant Sale provides a brilliantly colored background for The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop Grand Re-opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

Concert Pianist, Dalia Lazar, Performs at WWC 2012

Internationally acclaimed Westport Pianist, Dalia Lazar, performed a memorable concert with sensational music from Chopin and Liszt’s Petrach’s Sonnet and Dante’s Sonata today at the Westport Woman’s Club Benefit Concert.

Dressing Up Westport Fundraiser A Great Success – See Slide Show 2012

DRESSING UP: Westport Style which took place on Friday, October 12, 2012, was a great success.  The Westport Woman’s Club(WWC) in collaboration with The Westport Historical Society(WHS) presented its premier fundraiser where yesterday’s fashion meets today’s style.  The evening consisted of  entertainment, appetizers, a fashion show, special demonstrations, hair stylists, makeover artists and fabulous prizes.



Fall Fun Bingo Fundraiser – October 7th 2013

Westport Woman’s Club Holds “FALL FUN BINGO” Fundraiser Come join in the bingo fun at the Westport Woman’s Club, located at 44 Imperial Avenue. The club is holding its “Fall Fun Bingo” fundraiser event on Sunday, October 7th.

Waiting in the Wings Cabaret Season Opens to Sold Out Crowd

The Waiting in the Wings Cabaret launched the 2012 season with an evening of Broadway and Jazz Classics performed by rising New York performers Andrew Keltz and Andi Alhadeff.   Accompanied by a full band, the duo sang solo and duets that entertained a full house at the opening show.  Bedford Middle School students, Brandon Rakowski and Zoe Samuels brought some hometown flavor with their performance of You’re the Top.

Waiting In The Wings Presents Broadway and Jazz Classics 2012

Do you love the songs from the great Broadway musicals of the ‘40’s, 50’s and 60’s? Then you won’t want to miss The Westport Woman’s Club’s  Waiting in the Wings Cabaret: Broadway and Jazz Classics on Saturday February 4, at 5:00 pm and 8:30 pm.  This first performance of 2012 series will bring you New York City’s stars of tomorrow up close and personal as they entertain with classic renditions and new arrangements of enduring musical favorites. (Broadway and Jazz Classics, Learn More). Appetizers will be provided by Community Partners and are included in the ticket price.  Beverages will be available for purchase.  Click here to learn more about our Patron Tickets and our Scholar Dining Dollar Program.

Westport Woman’s Club – Antiques, Collectibles & Treasures Appraisal Fair – October 29th 2014

Find out the answer to that nagging question, “I wonder if this is worth anything?” Establish the value of family heirlooms, antiques or collectibles — any items of possible value that might be “forgotten” or tucked away in a back closet, by attending The WWC Antiques, Collectibles & Treasures Appraisal Fair Fundraiser, on October 29th, noon to 4 P.M., located at The Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue. 

 The fair presents noted appraisers from Clarke Auction Gallery, Pandora’s Box Estate Sales and MTE Antiques who can examine your items and tell you if you’re sitting on a gold mine or saving sentimental keepsakes.

Waiting In The Wings Cabaret – Midsummer Night’s Dreamin’ 2011

 The Westport Woman’s Club invites you to be spirited into summer with an evening of live entertainment featuring performances by some of New York’s most promising rising stars. Come see WWC’s Waiting in the Wings Cabaret: Midsummer Night’s Dreamin’,  a magical, merry evening of classic and original songs and comedy sketches that salute the summer season  Midsummer Night’s Dreamin’ – Learn More on Saturday, June 25, at 5 pm and 8:30 pm. .   Appetizers will be provided by MATSU SUSHI – Event Partner, and are included in the ticket price.  Beverages will be available for purchase.

Love’s Funny: An Evening of Sweet and Silly Love Songs

WWC’s Waiting in the Wings Cabaret Presents (2011)

Love’s Funny: An Evening of Sweet and Silly Love Songs

The Westport Woman’s Club invites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening of live entertainment. WWC’s Waiting in the Wings Cabaret is a celebration of emerging New York talent, showcasing young performers ranging from aspiring comedians and musicians to Broadway hopefuls in an intimate cabaret setting.



BingoWestport Woman’s Club Holds “FALL FUN BINGO” Fundraiser Come join in the bingo fun at the Westport Woman’s Club, located at 44 Imperial Avenue. The club is holding its “Fall Fun Bingo” fundraiser event on Sunday, November 14.