Update: Bike Giveaway, Dogs Allowed, Outdoor Art…

Update: Bike Giveaway, Dogs Allowed, Outdoor Art…

In conjunction with its next production – “4000 Miles” – Westport Country Playhouse will be giving away a Cannondale Adventure 1 bike ($960 value).

It is a donation from Cycleology Bike & Ski of Westport. The store also donated an RBX classic SS cycling jersey and a Cycleology water bottle ($97).

The draw? “4000 Miles” (August 23 to September 4) is about a young cyclist. His cross-country trip from the West Coast ends at his 91-year-old grandmother’s Greenwich Village apartment. Their generational divide creates conflict over age, family, love, gender and politics – until they discover an emotional connection that gives each a purpose.

To be eligible to win, submit your name, phone number, and email by either purchasing a ticket online, by phone (203-227-4177), or in person for “4000 Miles,” or by completing an entry form here.

Tickets are not necessary to win. All tickets purchased on “4000 Miles” at any time, including membership packages, are automatically entered into the giveaway provided name, phone number and email are provided at the time of purchase. One entry per person. must be 18 years of age or older.

Westport Country Playhouse Bike Giveaway.

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As reported earlier this week on “06880,” Lily’s Weston Market now has a return bin. It’s a hassle-free way to return items you’ve bought online

Staff will be on hand today handing out t-shirts and answering questions about the subscription service.

Lily’s Weston Market return bin.

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Julie Loparo is the proud, pet-friendly president of Westport Animal Shelter Advocates.

Every morning at 8, Westport Animal Control volunteers and officers walk, socialize, feed and treat the “guests” at Westport Animal Control.

Yesterday morning, after finishing their errands early, they decided to treat themselves to the newly opened Old Mill Grocery.

They brought along Brutus and Gaga — 2 dogs available for adoption. Both required extensive vet care, but thanks to WASA they are now healthy.

The dogs enjoyed Old Mill Grocery’s Earth Animal display.

“We at WASA, dogs and people alike, thank everyone involved in saving this Westport gem,” says Julie.

“We will add it to our other favorite place – The Porch @ Christie’s – to spend time with friends. Especially when they’re four-legged and furry.”

Animal Control Officer Peter Reid, WASA President Julie Loparo, Brutus and Gaga.

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The 2nd annual Outdoor Gallery is set for September 10th at the Leonard Schine Nature Playground on Weston Street.

But the Aspetuck Land Trust—sponsors of the “art in the woods” event—need art to display.

Any form of art or writing is welcome — as long as it fits the theme: “What about birds?”

“Let’s celebrate these small, intelligent creatures who make a vital contribution to sustaining our earth,” says ALT.

Artists of any type should submit a .jpg of their work (and any other information) to [email protected] The deadline is September 1st.

And don’t worry: All submissions are accepted!

A possible submission for the September Outdoor Gallery. (Photo/Lou Weinberg)

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John Richers writes: “On a recent vacation, my wife Valerie Leff and I visited the Nobel Peace Museum in Oslo.

“It was an exposé of both courageous journalism and the global plight of refugees. Among only 3 books presented, one (below) was on photojournalism — with a well-known name.

“We felt proud to connect in Westport with this courageous photographer!”

Author Lynsey Addario is a 1991 graduate of Staples High School — and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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To plan ahead:

Next week’s Remarkable Theater drive-in features are “Paddington 2” and “Goodbye, Columbus.”

The Dog Movie — a 2017 live-action animated comedy — airs Monday (August 8, 8 p.m.).

The rom-com/drama about a recent college graduate and working-class army veteran who has an affair with a nouveau riche woman is set for Wednesday (Aug. 10, 8:15 p.m.).

Gates open one hour prior to both days, for queuing and socializing. Click here for tickets and more information.

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Sure, it’s easy to overlook Spooky Town — the Halloween store that’s already opened across the street from Stop & Shop. Even the most organized mother doesn’t think about her child’s costume in early August.

And the Christmas music already playing at the Bridge Square Dunkin’ Donuts — that’s funny, right?

But check out this flyer that landed in yesterday’s mail:

“happy labor day!!” — Planet Pizza is serious.

Start planning that picnic already. Only 30 days left to order!

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The seagulls were here first. And since the brick pavilion was built on Compo Beach, they’ve made it their home.

It’s a classic “Westport… Of course” scene. And it will be, for decades to come.

(Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

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And finally… in honor of Westport Country Playhouse’s bike giveaway (story above), let’s start working our way up to the 4,000 mile ride.

Ta-da! We did it! We even covered 78 miles!

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