Downtown Westport will be a hotbed of activity, this weekend.
The Friends of the Westport Library will present the 15th Annual Westport Library Summer Book Sale. The sale will open on Saturday morning, at 9 A.M. and run through Tuesday afternoon. at 1 P.M.
Both new and used books, will be sold, including some special collections. Tables will be arranged by category and there will be a separate tent for children's books.
Another tent will feature audio-visual materials. Audio books will be available in CD and tape format. For those of us who remember what a record is, there will be a collection of 78's.
In all, there will be over 70,000 books for sale, with prices starting at 50¢. Admission is free and there will be no sales tax. Visa and Master Card will be accepted. On Monday, everything will be marked half-price and Tuesday, items will be free, with cash contributions welcome. Proceeds will benefit the Library.
After you make your book selections, you can wander over to Parker Harding Plaza, where the Westport Downtown Merchant's Association will present the 35th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival. In addition to displays of artwork by 140 artists from the United States and Canada, there will be live music and dance performances, throughout the day. The festival runs from 9 A.M. - 6 P.M., on Saturday and 10 A.M. to 6 P.M., on Sunday.
After you feed the mind and soul, you don't want to miss the opportunity to feed the tummy. This year, the Westport Farmer's Market has expanded its schedule to two days a week. In addition to Thursdays, the market is now open on Sundays, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., in the Imperial Parking Lot, at the Senior Center.
Local vendors offer organic fruits and vegetable, fresh eggs, cheese, flowers and herbs and fresh oysters from Long Island Sound.
Rest up!! It's going to be a busy weekend, in Westport
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