Summary: bike giveaway, adoptable dogs, outdoor art…

Summary: bike giveaway, adoptable dogs, outdoor art…

In conjunction with its next production – “4000 Miles” – the Westport Country Playhouse is giving away a Cannondale Adventure 1 Bike (worth $960).

It is a donation from Cycleology Bike & Ski of Westport. The store also donated an RBX SS classic cycling jersey and a Cycleology water bottle ($97).

The integration? “4000 Miles” (23 August to 4 September) is about a young cyclist. His cross-country journey from the West Coast ends at his feisty 91-year-old grandmother’s Greenwich Village apartment. Their generational divide leads to conflicts about age, family, love, sex and politics – until they discover an emotional connection that gives each a purpose.

To be eligible to win, provide your name, phone number and email address when purchasing a 4000 Mile ticket either online, by phone (203-227-4177), in person or by completing an entry form here.

Tickets are not required to win. All tickets purchased for 4000 Miles, including subscription packages, are automatically entered into the prize draw provided name, phone number and email are provided at the time of purchase. One entry per person; must be at least 18 years old.

Westport Country Playhouse Bicycle Giveaway.

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As reported on 06880 earlier this week, Lily’s Weston Market now has a returnable bin. It is a hassle-free way to return items purchased online

Employees will be on site today, handing out T-shirts and answering questions about the subscription service.

Returnable containers from Lily’s Weston Market.

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Julie Loparo is the proud, animal-friendly President of Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.

Every morning at 8 am, Westport Animal Control volunteers and officers walk, talk, feed and treat the “guests” at Westport Animal Control.

Yesterday morning, after getting their chores done early, they decided to treat themselves to the newly opened Old Mill Grocery.

They brought Brutus and Gaga – 2 dogs for adoption. Both needed extensive veterinary care but are now healthy thanks to WASA.

The dogs enjoyed the Old Mill Grocery’s earth animal show.

“We at WASA, dogs and humans, thank everyone involved for saving this gem in Westport,” says Julie.

“We’ll be adding it to our other favorite place – The Porch @ Christie’s – to enjoy time with friends. Especially if they are four-legged and furry.”

Animal Control Officer Peter Reid, WASA President Julie Loparo, Brutus and Gaga.

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The 2nd Annual Outdoor Art Gallery will be held on September 10th at the Leonard Schine Natural Playground on Weston Road.

But Aspetuck Land Trust – sponsors of the Art in the Forest event – needs art to display.

Any form of art or writing is welcome – as long as it addresses the topic, “What about the birds?”

“Let’s celebrate these small, intelligent creatures who make an important contribution to the preservation of our planet,” says the ALT.

Artists of any kind should send a .jpg of their work (and any other information) to [email protected] The closing date for entries is September 1st.

And don’t worry: all submissions will be accepted!

A possible submission for the September Outdoor Art Gallery. (Photo/Lou Weinberg)

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John Richers writes: “On a recent vacation my wife Valerie Leff and I visited the Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Oslo.

“It featured an exhibition about bold journalism and the global plight of refugees. Among only 3 books on display was one (below) on photojournalism – with a very well known name.

“We were proud of our Westport association with this brave photographer!”

Author Lynsey Addario is a 1991 graduate of Staples High School — and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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plan ahead:

Next week’s drive-in features at the Remarkable Theater are Paddington 2 and Goodbye, Columbus.

The dog film – a 2017 live-action animated comedy – will be screened on Monday (8 August, 8 p.m.).

The rom-com/drama about a young college grad and working-class veteran who has an affair with a nouveau riche woman is scheduled for Wednesday (8:15 p.m. Aug. 10).

The gates open an hour before both days to gather and socialize. Click here for tickets and more information.

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Sure, it’s easy to ignore Spooky Town – the Halloween store that’s already opened across from Stop & Shop. Even the most organized mom doesn’t think about her child’s costume in early August.

And the Christmas music that’s already playing at Bridge Square Dunkin’ Donuts – that’s a joke, isn’t it?

But look at this flyer that landed in the mail yesterday:

“Happy Labor Day!!” — Planet Pizza means business.

Start planning that picnic now. Only 30 days left to order!

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The seagulls were here first. And ever since the brick pavilion was built on Compo Beach, they’ve made it their home.

It’s a classic Westport… Naturally scene. And it will continue to be so for decades to come.

(Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

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And finally…in honor of the Westport Country Playhouse’s bike gift (article above), let’s start working our way up to that 4,000-mile ride.

Ta-da! We made it! We even drove 78 miles!

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