FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Here are a few highlights of things to do in Fairfield and Southport this week. Check out our Events calendar for more items.
Monday, Sept. 16
In Vogue: A Runway Of Vintage Fashion: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. An exhibition 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.
Tuesday, Sept. 17
Painting Party in Fairfield Center: 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Led by artist Susan Jackson this event is for beginners and seasoned painters alike. De-stress, unplug and socialize with fun people. All supplies are included, and participants take their painting home. $40.00. Dash 'N Drizzle, 11 Unquowa Road. 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 large-scale, 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.
Wednesday, Sept. 18
Book Reading and Signing: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, John Searles, will be present for a reading and signing of his new novel, "Help For The Haunted" about what one girl will do to find the truth. Free. Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road. Visit the website for more details.
Thursday, Sept. 19
Dyslexia Advocate Ben Foss - Community Lecture: 7:00 p.m. Nationally renowned dyslexia advocate, Ben Foss, will talk about his new book, "The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan," which topped Amazon.com in the learning disability category. Free. Eagle Hill Southport School, 214 Main St., Southport. Visit the website for more details.