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TEA Talk: Where are the Arts in CT Education?

TEA Talk Where are the Arts in CT Education


The Westport Arts Advisory Committee presents TEA Talk: Where are the Arts in CT Education?

Connecticut’s Commissioner of Education Dianna R. Wentzell and piano impresario Frederic Chiu, along with educators from the Westport Public School system, will discuss the importance of the arts in learning and education.

Reception to follow at the Westport Historical Society.

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 2:00 PM.

Town Hall Auditorium 110 Myrtle Avenue Westport CT 06880.

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Women Entrepreneurs Group: Communication Differences Between Genders

Communication Differences Between GendersLECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

Women Entrepreneurs Group: Communication Differences Between Genders

Learn tools to improve communication when speech pathologist Peggy Bud speaks about differences in the way women and men communicate.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880.

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Business Special: Starting A Business — Financial Reporting and Planning

Business Special Starting A Business — Financial Reporting and Planning


Dick Kelsey and Mike Klehm review key financial statements and discuss how to develop a comprehensive financial plan which critical for a successful start-up business. Advance registration with SCORE at is suggested. Co-sponsored with Fairfield County SCORE.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 6:00 PM –8:00 PM.

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880.

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Landowner Workshop in Portland

Interested in growing a healthy forest on your idle land? Learn about your options, including information on available subsidies by attending our free landowner workshop.

Date: March 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Portland Community Hall, 24 Water Street, Portland, ON

Our workshop will offer information on forest management and stewardship, tree planting subsidies and other financial incentives for establishing and managing your forests.

Presentations by forestry experts will include a variety of topics, such as:

50 Million Tree Program
Managed Forest Tax Incentive Program
Windbreaks for working farms
Tools for managing your new trees
Invasive species
Shoreline planting for improved water quality

Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited and pre-registration is encouraged.

Guest Speakers: Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, Leeds & Grenville Stewardship Council, Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority and Sustainable Resources

To register online, please visit
For more information, please contact Patricia Hammond, 416-646-1193 or

Sustainable Food Systems

ID-100206508The RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents Mike Nickerson, Executive Director of the Sustainability Project, to speak about the quality of our food and security of its supply, at the Portland Community Hall. Info – visit

Documemories — A Two Day Package of Fun

ID-10034762Are you a shutter bug? The weekend of August 13 come to the village of Westport and participate in a documemories workshop with a local photographer. At the workshop you’ll learn to take better photos and transfer them into documemories — a photo journal of your own making!

All participants will stay at a beautiful lakeside B&B, and learn from a local photographer/teacher. This workshop will also enhance your computer skills as well.

Information and details: 613-273-3839 or 613-273-8775

Center For Creative Learning Summer Workshops

Westport Ontario

Westport Centre for Creative LearningThe Center for Creative Learning has added two new workshops this July.

Come out and enjoy Tell Your Story!

Saturday, July 19 – 10am-4pm
Tell Your Story Storytelling & Personal Narrative with Catherine McCormick
Storytelling is a popular art form at live storytelling events and on radio shows and podcasts worldwide. It can also be used as a tool to improve your public speaking, voice, and personal narrative writing. This full-day workshop will introduce participants to the basics of telling a tale and a variety of storytelling techniques. Each participant will leave the workshop with one polished 5 minute story, as well as a pocketful of ideas for future performances, personal essays or memoirs.

Improvised Comedy for Fun & Creativity

Sunday, July 20 – 10am-4pm
Improvised Comedy for Fun & Creativity with Danz Altvater
Improvisation is a valuable tool for performers of all stripes as well as a fun, low-pressure way to start performing. Improv helps develop acting and writing skills, and can also build up one’s confidence, creative flow and public speaking ability. This workshop is designed to introduce people at all skill levels to the art of improvisation. Participants will get hands-on instruction in improv comedy through various exercises, games and scenework. Participants will end the day with a 20 minute performance open to friends and family.

This summer get out, meet new people, and foster new skills you didn’t know you had!

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Westport Centre for Creative Learning

Westport OntarioExplore Rideau Lakes welcomes Westport Centre for Creative Learning to our local Rideau Lakes Directory. The Westport Centre for Creative Learning offers a variety of workshops, lectures, musical performances and early childhood music classes. It is a special place for creativity, learning, self discovery, wellness and joy. The Westport Centre for Creative Learning is located at 328 Centreville Road, Box 443, Westport, ON  K0G 1X0. Visit our Business Directory for a full list of vendors in the Rideau Lakes.