Hop to these Fairfield weekend events
Updated 12:15 pm, Friday, April 22, 2011
No need to sit around and wait for the Easter bunny to arrive in Fairfield this weekend. Get hopping with some these egg-citing activities:
Round up the kids and grab the wooden spoons and hard-boiled eggs Saturday morning for the Pequot Library's 6th annual classic egg roll race. There will be supplies for decorating eggs and you can dance the Bunny Hop with the Easter bunny him (or her?) self. Belle, the library's resident rabbit, presides over the festivities, which start at 10 a.m. The Pequot Library is located at 720 Pequot Ave. For more information, call 203-259-0346, ext. 18, or visit www.pequotlibrary.org.
If the kids would rather hunt for eggs instead of roll them, then Wakeman Hall at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road, is the place to be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will feature refreshments, crafts, face paining, two egg hunts and, of course, a visit from the Easter bunny. Participants are asked to bring school supplies for service kits for those in need in earthquake-ravaged Japan and Haiti. For more information, visit www.firstchurchfairfield.org or call 203-259-8396.
When you've had your fill of long-earred creatures and eggs, head over to the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, and check out the more than 20 model ships built by local resident and craftsman, Jim Wiser. The exhibit is open from noon to 4 p.m. and admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students. Call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhs.org for details.
Bang the drum slowly Saturday at a community drum circle from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Fairfield Arts Center, 70 Sanford St. Sponsored by Kids Empowered By Your Support, the event benefits music lessons for children in Bridgeport. Bring your own hand drum or play one provided by KEYS. There is a suggested donation of $20 to participate in the drum circle. For information or to RSVP, call 203-544-7085 or email email@example.com.
Start Easter Sunday off early -- real early -- by attending First Church Congregational's traditional sunrise service at 5:45 a.m. at Jennings Beach. If that's too early, two other local churches plan waterfront Easter observances: Trinity Baptist Church plans a 7 a.m. gathering at Jennings Beach and Southport Congregational Church will host a service at 8 a.m. on Sasco Beach.