The 13th annual Westport Island Shore Run will start at the Old Town Hall, 1217 Main Road, at 9 am on Sunday, September 10; and the more relaxed 3.5 mile "fun walk" begins at 8:30 am. For further details or online registration, visit www.westportisland.org. The course is a USATF-certified course that winds through scenic forests with intermittent views of Heal Cove and Montsweag Bay. Proceeds from this event go to the Westport Island Volunteer Fire Department.
Just in time for Christmas shopping, crafters and artisans will be selling unique gifts, collectibles, quality home decor and wearables on Saturday, September 16, at the Town Hall, 1217 Main Road, Westport Island, from 9 am to 3 pm. Refreshment proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. Contact Anne Cole-Fairfield 882-5078 or Pamela Shockley 882-9412 for more information.
For history and genealogy buffs -- as well as those interested in seeing a sampling of the Island's 70+ cemeteries -- three Westport Island organizations: the Community Association, the History Committee and the Cemetery Committee are joining forces to lead an Island cemetery tour. Gas up the car, fill it with friends, and bring your curiousity. Organization members will be leading a vehicle caravan to visit a sampling of Island cemeteries and provide historical anecdotes of the area and its early settlers. Displays will be on view at the Town Hall; and history and cemetery books will be available for purchase. The caravan will leave the Town Hall, 1217 Main Road, at 10:15 sharp. Dress for the weather and outdoor hiking conditions. The event is free; donations accepted.
The Westport Community Association (WCA) hosts its annual Halloween party on Saturday, October 28, from 7 to 9 pm at the Town Hall, 1217 Main Road. It's always a fun night with a costume contest, dancing to the tunes of one of the area's best DJs, and indulging in Halloween treats. The Old Town Hall is transformed into a ghoulish venue for a fun Halloween party. The event is free, please bring a donation for the Westport Island Food Pantry/Helping Hands.
On Sunday, December 3, from 4 to 6 pm join in a wonderful Westport Community Association seasonal tradition! Get into the holiday spirit singing Christmas carols with a choir under the oil lamps in the historic Westport Community Church, 121l Main Road. At the conclusion of the choral program, head outside for the lighting of the Westport Island Christmas tree. Then warm up in the Old Town Hall for a buffet of Christmas goodies and hot drinks.