Calendar of Events

Groundhog Greeting

Date: February 2, 2020
Time: 10am-12pm
Price: $5 Suggested donation
Location: River Center, 493 Old County Road

Groundhog Greetings is the second event in WRWA’s new Education Explorers Series. Enjoy an event centered around learning about the cute and fury groundhog. Its fitting that this event takes place on Groundhog Day. 

Enjoy a story get to know these creatures. Follow up with games and make a craft to take home. Find out how groundhogs live throughout the entire year, from stuffing their faces in the garden all summer to falling into a deep sleep in the winter. 

This event is a great way to learn about a special critter with its own American holiday. Stop in any time during the event to go through the different learning stations. Even if the groundhog does see its shadow, this will still be a fun time for all.


Horseshoe Crab Brown Bag Lunch Talk

Date: February 6, 2020
Time: 12pm-1pm
Location: River Center, 493 Old County Road

Curious About Horseshoe Crabs? Dr. Dan Gibson will enlighten you with an illustrated presentation on these mythic, mystical, and misunderstood throwbacks to the earliest of sea creatures. 

 His own fascination with these legendary animals dates from 1975, when he began his Ph.D. research on them at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole. Today he is still studying their development, natural history, and neurobiology at MBL, after retiring from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  As a member of the Horseshoe Crab Conservation Association, Dr. Gibson is an active advocate for the mindful use and preservation of this irreplaceable resource.  

His talk will feature their biomedical contributions, their role in Nobel Prize-winning vision research, their development from eggs to adulthood, and their critical role in food webs. 

Bring a lunch or snack and come learn about these amazing creatures. RSVP by emailing

Winter Art Show

Date: February 22-March 7, 2020
(gallery hours noon-4pm, closed Mondays and Tuesdays)
Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery

Our seventh annual  Winter Art Show will take place during the week of February 22- March 7 at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery in Westport.  This year, our contributing artists will transform old wooden parts of boats into works of art.  Over 50 works of art were donated.

This event is a fun distraction from the winter doldrums, and also an important fundraiser for WRWA.  The silent auction will conclude on Saturday, March 7, with the reception from 5 to 7.

Brushes and Brews

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 4:30 to 7 pm
Location: Dedee Shattuck Gallery 
Cost: $40

Enjoy some beer from Buzzards Bay Brewing, and take an art lesson from local artists Pam Clarkson and Barbara Healy at the Shattuck Gallery on February  224:30 to 7 p.m. The fee is $40, or become a new WRWA member for $50 and get in for no additional charge. Fee covers the cost of all materials, food and refreshments.
Space is limited to 15.


Electronics Recycling Event

Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Time: 9 – 11 AM
Location: Town Hall parking lot on Main Road in Westport

Items accepted: Computers, laptops, monitors, televisions, routers, PDA’s, cell phones, mice, keyboards, inkjet printers, plastic speakers, toner cartridges, CD/DVD players, radios, network equipment, wires, stereos, telephones, microwaves, small household appliances, and auto/marine batteries, and battery back-ups.

A $10 disposal fee applies to each TV, monitor, large wooden-boxed speaker ($5 for small), laser-jet printer, air conditioner, dehumidifier, and other coolant containing device.

Not accepted: Light bulbs, household batteries, fire/carbon monoxide detectors, tapes/disks, glass, broken TV tubes, Styrofoam or any hazardous waste materials.
Indie Cycle, LLC, has a zero landfill policy. We do not remarket any hard drives or data storage devices. All electronic materials are transferred to ORS a local, R2 certified recycler for processing.

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