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May 7

Race for the Cure

The fourth annual 5k run and walk will be held at the Sherwood Island State Park Connector. People of all ages are welcome, and all proceeds go toward funding community grants and research in the county’s fight against breast cancer. The race begins at seven a.m. For more information visit: transaction.komenct.org.

May 7

Westport Arts Center Gala: Club Havana

Each year the Westport Arts Center holds an annual gala, and this year’s theme is Club Havana. The chairman for the event aims to celebrate the unique culture of Cuba, enriching the evening with traditional arts, food and drinks. Admittance is by tickets only, and the event will be held on the Vespa green and the National Hall Campus downtown at five-thirty p.m.

May 14

Greenday

This day has become an annual celebration throughout Westport in the spring, aiming to influence sustainability throughout the community. Rather than just one singular event, this day features community wide events such as volunteering at a beach clean up, volunteering at Wakeman Town Farm or listening to speakers at the library such as social entrepreneur and Westporter Peter Boyd who will talk about Westport’s new opportunities to enhance sustainability in the town.

May 14

Junior Prom

As usual, the junior prom will be held in the Staples High School courtyard. Following the last week of AP exams, the prom will be a nice celebration for juniors. The prom starts at seven p.m. and will go until 10:00 p.m.

May 16

First Day of Internships

Seniors will have completed their time at Westport Public School , and with colleges and post high school plans secured for most of them, they will head off on internships for the last five weeks of school. Popular internships include Longshore Sailing School, SHE3 and The 203.

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