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Westport 5/8

There's lots to do in town this weekend, starting with the school play, "Wonderful Town," which I wrote about last week. It opened Thursday, May 6, but there's still time to catch the Friday show at 7 p.m. on May 7, or the Saturday matinee at 3 p.m on May 8.

And the spectacular CARE Fair will be at the Fairgrounds Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., offering games, events, prizes, food, and giveaways. The emphasis is on community issues such as safety and substance-abuse awareness, and everyone's invited-kids, parents, young people, older people. Highlights include the BEST Walk at 10:30 against underage drinking and drunk driving, and the Bike Rodeo (bring your own bike), where participants will get free helmets. The first 200 teenagers, by the way, get free T-shirts. But they're also giving away a girl's bike and a boy's bike, and you could even win an iPod Touch.

You can round off the day's entertainment with an evening of Bluegrass and Roots music in the beautiful "Baptist Chapel" at the Heritage House, where the Westport Federated Church presents the Michele Fay Band in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday May 8. Proceeds will benefit the maintenance and operation of the Heritage House. Last week I wrote about the Visitors Center there, but that's only one of the many ways this building enhances our community. It's owned by the Westport Federated Church, by the way, which (along with some dedicated volunteers) deserves a lot of the credit for the exciting things that have been happening there.

So there you have it-a busy day, especially if you go the matinee. But each one of these outstanding entertainment opportunities serves a good cause. Besides, you have all day Sunday to recover.

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