FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening around Fairfield and Southport this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar.
Friday, Sept. 27
Dwight Elementary School Fall Fair: 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The school's annual fall fair will feature rides, games, crafts, face painting, kiddie games and great food provided by Christies Country Store of Westport. Free. Dwight Elementary School, 1600 Redding Road. Visit the website for more details.
"Elements, Earth, Water, Air & Fire" - A Group Exhibition: 6:00 p.m. An exhibit of works by Christopher Schulz, Richard Bruce, Robert J. Ichter and Greg Gustafson, renowned for their specific point of view and unique approach. Their work harmonizes beautifully in contemporary and classic environments. Free. Troy Fine Art Services, Inc., 3310 Post Road, Southport. Visit the website for more details.
Cafe Music : 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. An entertaining musical evening for bookstore shoppers by Jazz vocalist Amanda Bellitto and friends. Free. Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road. Visit the website for more details.
Audition for The Fairfield County Chorale: 7:15 p.m. Auditions will be held for the 2013 - 2014 season. Singers are welcome to sit through the rehearsal, meet the conductor, David Rosenmeyer, and audition afterwards. Yearly dues are $125. Visit the website for more details.
There's a Map for That! : 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A special exhibition that explores many faces of Connecticut and the whys and ways of mapping them with largescale, full-color reproductions of rarely-seen historic maps from the 18th century to the present. Members: Free; Non-Members:$5. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Tails Of Courage Dog Adoption Day: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. An event hosted by Choice Pet, offering rescued dogs for adoption. Free. Choice Pet Supply – Fairfield, 1947 Blackrock Turnpike.
The 1750 Ogden House Tour: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is a house furnished with period objects including textiles and fine pieces of furniture with Fairfield provenance. You will see how people lived in the eighteenth century, take a stroll through the kitchen garden, generously maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club, and view plantings used in colonial times. The Ogden House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is an exceptional survivor of a typical mid-18th century farmhouse. Members: Free; Non-Members: $3. Ogden House and Gardens, 1520 Bronson Road, Fairfield. Visit the website for more details.
Sunday, Sept. 29
26th Annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A morning long family event featuring fun activities for all ages: a 5k Road Race on a certified course through scenic Southport Harbor, a 2-mile Fitness Walk and Kids’ Fun Run (100 Yard Scamper, ½ Mile Jog, 1 Mile Run). $25 for 5k, $20 for Fitness Walk and $10 for Kids’ Fun Run. Wakeman’s Club, 385 Center Street, Southport. Visit the website for more details.
Cookbook Author and Cancer Survivor Kendall Scott Coming to Fairfield: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Meet and greet Kendall Scott. She will be signing copies of her cookbook, KICKING CANCER IN THE KITCHEN: The Girlfriend's Cookbook and Guide to Using Real Food To Fight Cancer. The event is free and open to the public! Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road. Visit the website for more details.
In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The collection features the fashion-forward women of Fairfield throughout the Colonial, Regency, Edwardian and Victorian eras from 1780 to 1920. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5. Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road.