Fall is here and so is a lot of fun. You can take in some nature, listen to some music or get a taste of some chili this weekend in Fairfield. Here's a list of suggestions:
The 4th annual Birds and Their Habitat juried artists' exhibition and sale at the Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr St., takes flight Friday with a preview party and silent auction from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $75. On Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m., 2013 Artist of the Year Sean Murtha will give a talk. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for the exhibition and sale is $5 and is good for both days. Children 10 and under are admitted free. For tickets and information, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.
There will be some high kickin' fun Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church's Hoe-down & Chili Cook-Off from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the church, 2475 Easton Turnpike. The event includes traditional barn dancing, a live caller and band, a barbecue pork dinner, a chili cook-off and dessert. Suggested donations are $10 per person, $15 per couple and $20 per family. For reservations or information, visit www.firstpresby.net or call 203-374-6176.
An evening at Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road, is sure to light your fire when you hear award-winning musician Jose Feliciano in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday. For tickets and information, visit www.fairfield.edu/events or call 203-254-4010.
Step out for some morning exercise Sunday in the 26th annual Bigelow Tea Community Challenge, starting at the Wakeman Boys & Girls Club, 385 Center St. Rain or shine, the events include a Kids' Fun Run at 9 a.m., followed by an all-ages walk and the "computer chip times" 5K Road Race at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Visit www.bigelowtea.com/race for more information.
An outdoor festival Sunday brings the rich culture of India to Town Hall Green. The Hindu Cultural Center of Connecticut will bring "Heritage India Festival to the green from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free and Indian music, dances, cuisine, jewelry and more will be featured.