Things to do in Fairfield this weekend
Updated 12:33 pm, Friday, April 29, 2011
It looks like spring has finally sprung with a great forecast for this weekend, so get out and enjoy these Fairfield events:
Friday night take a trip to a place where the "wind comes whipping down the plains" and take in a performance of "Oklahoma!" Fairfield Ludlowe High School's Drama Club takes the stage at 8 p.m. at the school, 785 Unquowa Road. Performances are also set for 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8. To make a reservation, call 203-255-7201 or 203-255-7240, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Get hooked at the skilled craftsmanship that goes into handmade rugs Saturday at the annual Hooked Rug Exhibit at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road. The exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Eric Sandberg will give a presentation on color planning at 1 p.m. Admission is $5. For more information, call 203-854-5046 or email email@example.com.
Celebrate Mother Earth at the town's annual Earth Day program Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave. Admission is free and the wide range of vendors and activities include a screening of "Bag It" and Beatles tribute by the band Mostly Green. For more information, visit www.fairfieldearthday.org.
Saturday night check out the "Images 2011" photography exhibit at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. A preview party takes place at 6 p.m., with tickets going for $100, $250 and $500. The exhibit features work by local amateur and professional photographers, and highlights work by veteran photojournalist Bill Eppridge. For more information, visit www.fairfieldhs.org or call 203-259-1598.
On Sunday, treat the kids to "Duck for President, Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books," a mini-musical revue at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road. Performances are at 1 and 3 p.m., and tickets are $12 and $15. Call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com.