Say so long to Sandy and so long to snow, as the skies clear and temperatures warm up this weekend. Take a break from cleaning and take time to enjoy yourself in Fairfield. Here are some suggestions:
The weekend kicks off Friday with the "Wines of the World" tasting event at Holy Cross Church, 750 Tahmore Drive, from 7 to 10 p.m. The ticket price of $25 at the door includes a souvenir wine glass, a variety of wines for tasting, finger foods, coffee, tea and desserts. For more information, call 203-372-4595.
Salute those who served the nation at the town's annual Veterans Day ceremony, which will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the town Honor Roll on Town Hall Green, Old Post Road. A reception at the Old Academy, hosted by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will follow.
Have a blockbuster of a time Saturday at the "The Block Party Fair," from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. See hundreds of Lego models, attend workshops with expert builders, visit a shopping boutique and sample food and refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door and proceeds benefit Make-A-Wish Connecticut and the b-Cause Foundation. For more information, visit www.CTBlockParty.com
They didn't get to trick-or-treat, but little ghosts and gremlins can still don their costumes and "Trunk or Treat" Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. in the north parking lot of Fairfield's downtown train station off Unquowa Road. The event is sponsored by town employees. and members of the police and fire departments. Admission is free.
Attend the "Hope for Hope" concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road. The concert features Kristen Graves and Glenn Roth and benefits Operation Hope, which runs the local homeless shelter, community kitchen and transitional housing program. Tickets are $40 for adults and $15 for students. For tickets and information, call 203-259-8396, ext. 13, or visit www.operationhopect.org