Fall arrives "officially" Saturday morning, so fall into the autumn spirit with this agenda for the weekend in Fairfield:
On Friday, head over to the Pious Bird of Good Omen shop in the Brick Walk shopping center, 1215 Post Road, for an artist's cocktail hour from 6:30-9:30 p.m. where you can get a look at the paintings and drawings of Niamh Butler. For more information visit www.piousbirdfairfield.com or call 203-243-9813.
Spend Saturday browsing the historic Town Hall Green to your heart's content at the annual Fairfield Kiwanis Juried Arts & Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to more than 50 craftspeople, there will be music by 3 in The Pocket, activities for kids, a farmer's market, baked goods sale and a flower sale. The fair continues Sunday, again from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and goes on rain or shine. For more information, visit www.fairfieldkiwanis.org
The evening takes on a more formal tone at the 2012 Benefit Gala for the Fairfield Museum & History Center, 370 Beach Road, starting at 6:30 p.m. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will be a guest, and the event is being staged in conjunction with the museum's exhibit highlighting the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Tickets are $125-$500. Visit www.fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598.
Bike or hike the beach -- it's your choice Sunday when the Probus Club sponsors its annual event to benefit those with developmental disabilities. Registration starts at 7 a.m. at Jennings Beach. Bike riders can opt for a 10-, 20-, 45- or 62-mile ride along the coast. For walkers there is a 5-K fitness walk near the beach. Find more information or register at bikethebeach.com
Sunday marks the return of HBO's "Treme," about life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Get the back story on the hurricane and its devastating effects with the showing of "When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts," at 3 p.m. in Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road. Admission to the Spike Lee documentary is free, but tickets are required. Call 203-254-4010 or visit www.quickcenter.com