Category Archives: Enrichment

Weston Fire-EMS Open House – 10/10/15

The Weston Fire-EMS is holding their open house tomorrow, Saturday, October 10 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at Norfield Fire Station One, next to Town Hall. The event is held in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week to give the Weston community an opportunity to see the fire department’s equipment and facilities, to learn about fire safety, and to learn more about what the department’s volunteers do.
Kid and parents can climb on and into the department’s entire firefighting fleet, from the department’s first fire truck, a fully restored 1934 Mack pumper, to the newest attack Engine 4. A rescue truck and a marine vehicle will also be on display. Firefighters will provide tours of the equipment and explanations about how it is all used. The Weston Emergency Medical Services unit of the department will showcase its state-of-the-art ambulances and equipment.
Kids will be able to feel the power of a fire hose as they take aim — with the help of a firefighter. Kids may also try out the department’s thermal imaging cameras and check out real firefighting gear. There will be a face-painting booth and information on carbon monoxide detectors.
Children will get Fire trinkets, toys and fire helmets, there will be free T-shirts for the first 75 kids who arrive, and we’re also serving donuts, coffee, and apple cider. Also, there will be a live car extrication demonstration using the Jaws of Life at about noon. Kids may tour a smoke house trailer, designed like a miniature house, where they may learn fire prevention techniques and the best ways to escape from a fire.
The open house is also an opportunity for adults to learn more about the department and the volunteer opportunities available. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department currently has about 75 volunteer firefighters who go on more than 500 calls each year. They are all certified at a minimum in the Firefighter Level 1, with many members having higher training certifications.
Hope to see you there!

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What’s happening in Weston 10/11-12

Rain or Shine: Weston Fire-EMS is hosting our Annual Open House this Saturday, October 11, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – in conjunction with National Fire Protection Week.

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Weston Garden Club Tour – June 14

The first annual Weston Garden Club Spring Tour of six beautiful, private and historic Weston Gardens is scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 14th from 11AM to 3PM, rain or shine. The tour begins at the lovely English-Style Gardens of 104 Norfield Road where tickets and a map of the other gardens on the tour may be picked up.

Tickets are available pre-paid at $20. ( via Pay-Pal)  or $25. on the day of tour.  Children under 12 are free.

From the Merritt Parkway (Route 15):

 Take exit 42 and drive north on Weston Road (Route #57) for approximately 3 miles.  Turn right onto Norfield Road, 104 Norfield will be on your left.  There will be signs indicating where to park.

 From Connecticut Turnpike (I-95):

Take exit 18 (Sherwood Island exit) and head north on Sherwood Island connector.  Turn left (west) on Route #1.  At first traffic light, take a right (Roseville Road).  At the end of Roseville Road, turn left onto Cross Highway.  Take a right at yield sign onto Weston Road (Route #57) and proceed for approximately 3 miles to Norfield Road.  Turn right onto Norfield Road, 104  Norfield will be on your left.  There will be signs indicating where to park.

Questions:  westongardenclub@gmail.com or 203-454-2839

For more information: http://www.westongardenclub.com/Weston_Garden_Club/Tour_information.html

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Teddy Bear Tea Party (Join the Girl Scouts) – 6/12

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No Kid Hungry Bake Sale – Downtown Westport – May 18th

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Westport, CT—A tasty cupcake, a few delicious cookies, a chocolate loaf cake, just a few of the delectable goodies most of us enjoy from time to time with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee—a sweet treat after a good meal.

But for too American children there are no such treats—because there is no meal to follow. Tonight 1 in 5 will go to bed hungry. That’s more than 16 million kids or enough to fill 845 basketball arenas.

On May 18th, a group of local residents, cooks and authors are gathering to bring our community into the fight against childhood hunger by hosting a Bake Sale to benefit No Kid Hungry/Share Our Strength.

Of special note: The bake sale will feature contributions by the kid-chefs of My City Kitchen, a Meriden-based nonprofit that teaches cooking skills to at-risk kids for the purposes of nutrition and self-esteem building. Special funding for supplies provided by the Corporate Executive Board, Arlington, Virginia.

By stopping by and grabbing a sweet treat to enjoy with your family, you are contributing dollars to a national campaign that helps kids in need get the nutrition they need.

Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can still participate: New York Times bestselling CT author Victoria Kann, is donating a signed copy of her Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook and a Pinkalicious doll for silent auction to the highest bidder, as part of the proceeds to the fundraiser.

For details on the sale, see below:

About the Bake Sale:

 WHEN: Sunday, May 18th, 2104, 10am-5pm (or until the goodies run out!)

 WHERE: Westport Main street/Corner of Elm, in front of Vineyard Vines retail store

 WHAT: Sale of individually wrapped, labeled baked goodies and silent auction of the Pinkalicious Cupcake Cookbook and Pinkalicious Doll. (Opening bid $60)

 WHO: Local bakers and goodies from Westport’s own Nothin’ But Granola, beloved Norwalk bakery Angela Mia, and from organizer, chef/food writer Ramin Ganeshram. Noted baker cookbook author Abby Dodge is donating her famous brownie chocolate chip double deckers and Connecticut-culinary nonprofit My City Kitchen will be making a variety of goodies.

About Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry:

Share Our Strength’s Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry is a national campaign that encourages friends, families and co-workers to host bake sales in their communities to help end childhood hunger in America. Since 2003, more than 1.2 million people have participated in Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry, raising more than $10 million.

Funds raised through Bake Sale for No Kid Hungry have supported more than 340 grants to all 50 states. These grants:

  • Ensure that children in need are enrolled in federal nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals
  • Invest in community organizations that help kids get food they need
  • Teach families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and make healthy meals at home
  • Build public-private partnerships to end child hunger nationally and at the state and city levels
  • More info at bake.nokidhungry.org