FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield is back in full swing after Labor Day weekend, with community groups' meetings, free concerts and informative lectures all filling Fairfield’s calendar. Here’s a collection of events in and around Fairfield over the next few days. Visit our events listings for more to do.
Tuesday, Sept. 4
Wes Moore Lecture: 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Former Army officer, Rhodes scholar and author of “The Other Wes Moore” talks about his life at Sacred Heart University’s Edgerton Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $15 each at the theater website. 5151 Park Ave.
Help! I’m Being Eaten By My Backpack: 4 p.m. The Pequot Library hosts a program for sixth- and seventh-graders to learn about organization and study skills. Parents are welcome as well. The event is free. 720 Pequot Ave.
Fairfield Green Drinks: 6 to 8 p.m. A group of ecologically-minded Fairfielders gather at the Shack Hometown Grill to discuss environmental issues. Admission is free. 2070 Post Road
Board of Finance Meeting: 7:30 p.m. Fairfield’s Finance Board holds its regular monthly meeting in the Board of Education’s conference room. The meeting agenda is available here. 501 Kings Highway East, Second Floor
Wednesday, Sept. 5
Board of Selectmen Meeting: 4:30 p.m. Fairfield’s executive board holds its regular bimonthly meeting in the first-floor conference room of Sullivan Independence Hall. The meeting agenda is available here. 725 Old Post Road
Paul King Orchestra Concert: 6:30 p.m. Big band the Paul King Orchestra performs on Sherman Green, at the intersection of Post Road and Reef Road. The concert is free as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series.
Fairfield Beach Residents Association Annual Meeting: 7 p.m. The Fairfield Beach Residents Association will meet to appoint a board of directors for the next year and discuss neighborhood issues. Police Chief Gary MacNamara will also speak about maintaining a positive relationship with student renters, and Melanie Marks will talk about restoring the Old Burying Ground Cemetery on Beach Road. Penfield Pavilion, 323 Fairfield Beach Road
Thursday, Sept. 6
Benefits of Supportive Housing: 12:30 p.m. Carla Miklos, Operation Hope executive director, gives a talk at the Fairfield Public Library on the benefits of supportive housing. The event is free courtesy of the League of Women Voters. 1080 Old Post Road
Alumni Swing Concert: 6:30 p.m. Oldies band Alumni Swing performs on Sherman Green, at the intersection of Post Road and Reef Road. The concert is free as part of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Concert Series.
Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County Open House: 7 p.m. Learn about the Junior League’s volunteer and fund-raising programs at The Shack Hometown Grill. 2070 Post Road
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