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Things to do in Westport this weekend

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You can catch a free horse and buggy ride while you're out and about downtown this weekend.

Do you need a little Christmas, right this very minute? Then here's a list -- check it twice -- of things to do this holiday-season weekend in Westport:

Help kids understand the spirit of giving by crafting gifts that have a personal touch at a Saturday program hosted by the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. From 1:30 to 3:15 p.m., youngsters 5 through 12 can make crafts such as wall and window hangings, rock paper weights, fire-starters, pasta angels and more. The cost is $25 per child, $15 for a sibling. Find more information at www.westporthistory.org or by calling 203-222-1424.

There will be holiday fun throughout downtown Saturday and Sunday for the holiday crowds, including free horse-and-carriage rides and a strolling Santa to cheer them on, all sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association. For a list of events and times, visit www.westportdma.com.

We don't know if they can predict how much snow may fall, but we expect you'll have a good time Saturday if you go to see `Cricket Tell the Weather," an indie string band that plays bluegrass at Voices Cafe, 10 Lyons Plains Road. The doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 203-227-7205, ext. 14, or visit www.voicescafe.org

Join in the spirit of the holidays and raise your voice at the Mary Ann Hall Concert: Peace To The World Holiday Sing-Out at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place. Admission is $25 for families, $6 for adults members and $8 for non-members; $5 for children 12 and under, and free for those under 2. For tickets, call 203-222-1424 or visit www.westporthistory.org

Learn "Christmas Lessons & Carols," a holiday music tradition at 5 p.m. Sunday at Christ & Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 75 Church Lane. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Find more information at www.chtwestport.org/concerts.