FAIRFIELD, Conn. – This week has an historical theme in Fairfield, with lectures and exhibits on the American Revolution, the Civil War and baseball history planned. Here’s a collection of events happening in and around Fairfield over the next few days. Visit our events listings for more to do.
Monday, Sept. 24
The Promise of Freedom: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairfield Museum and History Center’s new exhibit on the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation opens for its first week. Museum admission is $5 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and kids. The museum is open each weekday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. 370 Beach Road
“Abigail Adams: The Republican Mother:" 6:30 p.m. Fairfield University professor Mona Garcia continues her four-part lecture series on women in the American Revolution at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library. Admission is free. 1147 Fairfield Woods Road
Representative Town Meeting: 8 p.m. Fairfield’s legislature holds its monthly meeting in the Board of Education’s conference room. The agenda is available here. 501 Kings Highway East, Second Floor
Tuesday, Sept. 25
“The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:” 2 p.m. Fairfield University’s Quick Center for the Arts shows a broadcast of the National Theater’s stage adaptation of the Mark Haddon novel on its high-definition screen. Tickets range from $10 to $25 at the theater box office. 1073 N. Benson Road
Connecticut in the Civil War: 7 p.m. Matthew Warshauer of Central Connecticut State University gives a lecture on the state’s role in the Civil War at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, in connection with the museum’s new exhibit, “The Promise of Freedom.” Admission is $8, or $5 for museum members. 370 Beach Road
Author Jack Cavanaugh: 7 p.m. Sportswriter Jack Cavanaugh leads a talk titled “For Baseball and America, a Season Like No Other,” at the Fairfield Public Library. The lecture is based on his book "Season of '42: Joe D, Teddy Ballgame, and Baseball's Fight to Survive a Turbulent First Year of War." Admission is free. 1080 Old Post Road
Belinha De Abreu Book Talk: 7 p.m. Author and professor Belinha De Abreu talks about Media Literacy at the Fairfield University Bookstore downtown. The event is free and open to the public. 1499 Post Road
Wednesday, Sept. 26
Yom Kippur: Fairfield Public Schools are closed.
Film Screening: “Hungry for Change:” 2 p.m. The Fairfield Public Library shows the documentary “Hungry for Change” as part of its Health Matters series. Admission is free. 1080 Old Post Road
Perpetual Groove Concert: 7:30 p.m. Jam-band Perpetual Groove performs at the Fairfield Theatre Company’s StageOne. Tickets are $21 at the door or $18 in advance at the theater’s website. 70 Sanford St.
Thursday, Sept. 27
Bullying, Cyber-Bullying and School Policies: Pointers for Parents: 7 p.m. Fairfield Woods Middle School Dean Jeff McHugh explains the Fairfield Public Schools bullying policy and way parents can help their children. Admission is free, but registration is required at the Fairfield Public Library website. 1080 Old Post Road
Jobs 2012: “End Sweaty Palms and Awkward Answers:” 7 p.m. Melanie Szlucha leads a seminar on job interviewing skills at the Fairfield Public Library. The class is free. 1080 Old Post Road
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