Things to do in Fairfield this weekend
Take a nature walk (although you should probably bring an umbrella) or take in a film this weekend in Fairfield. Here's how:
Celebrate spring and the return of migratory birds from the tropics Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at the Connecticut Audubon's Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, 314 Unquowa Road. Events for International Migrtory Bird Day include a bird-banding demonstration, a nature walk and live birds of prey. Admission is free for Connecticut Audubon members and $5 for non-members. For reservations call 203-259-0416, ext. 403.u
Cheer on the kids in the "Walk for Wishes Hero Parade" starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, as they wend their way through town and head over to Jennings Beach for lunch, music, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The event is sponsored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut. For more information, call 203-261-9044 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Westport Youth Film Festival migrates up the Post Road to downtown Fairfield on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Theater, the Fairfield Arts Center and Las Vetas Lounge. It's the only film festival produced by high school students featuring films made by high school students. Throughout the day, 50 films will be screened at the Community. There will also be a variety of talks, workshops and music. For more information or to buy a festival pass, visit www.westportyouthfilmfest.org.
It won't be the walking dead, but you can take an interactive tour of the town's historic East Cemetery, located near the end of the Old Post Road at 2 p.m. Saturday. The burial ground is the final resting place for 14 Civil War veterans from Fairfield and the tour will include portrayals of various people from Fairfield history, including Amelia Sturges who married J. Pierpont Morgan. The tour is sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhs.org.
Round off the weekend with a little film noir at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, with a showing of the Coen Brothers' "Blood Simple" at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Rotary Room. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-256-3160 or visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org.