Understandably, a weekend with nothing to do can be downright frightening, so we've scared up a list of things to do in Fairfield:
He can run a meeting, but can he dance? Find out Friday when First Selectman Michael Tetreau is one of the celebrity dancers competing in the "A Chance to Dance" fundraiser to benefit Positive Directions at 7 p.m. at the Patterson Club, 1118 Cross Highway. The "Dancing With the Stars"-style competition includes a Mirrorball Trophy and a People's Choice award. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.achancetodance.us. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
You can raise money for "Pennies 4 Pounds" and fashion great fall decor for the front yard at a scarecrow-building contest Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. The event is open to all, and registration is $10. Burlap sacks, twine, safety pins, paint and hay will be provided; bring any other supplies you might need. For more information, visit www.pennies4pounds.org.
Don't get lost in the woods. You can learn how to use a compass and map to navigate at a morning workshop Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Audubon Society Center on Burr Street. Dress in layers and bring a canteen or camelback with water, good shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen and rain gear. Compasses will be provided, but you can bring your own. Fee is $10 per person. For more information or to register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109, or visit www.ctaudubon.org.
Set sail for a talk on the Deer Isle, Maine, crews that were recruited to crew for the America's Cup races in 1895 and 1899 at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Pequot Yacht Club, 669 Harbor Road. Author Mark Gabrielson will be the speaker and books will be available for purchase. A soup, salad and sandwich dinner for $15 will be served at 5:15 p.m. For more information or to register, email email@example.com.
Take a spooky stroll and hear tales about vampires, body snatchers and ghosts when the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, holds its annual Legends and Hauntings Walking Tour at 6 p.m. Sunday. Events takes place rain or shine. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members. Registration is suggested. Call 203-259-1598 to reserve your spot.