You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this St. Patrick's weekend in Fairfield, though it doesn't hurt. If it's a wee bit of the old Sod you're looking for, or planting things in sod itself is more to your liking, there's an activity for you.

Take a bite out of hunger Friday at "Harmony for Hunger," the Fairfield Warde High School Interact Club's annual talent show set for 7 p.m. at the school, corner of Melville Avenue and Knapps Highway. Tickets cost $10 and benefit the World Food Programme.

Step lively Saturday morning with the Lenihan School of Dance Step Dancers when they perform at 10:30 a.m. at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave. The performance of Irish dance is free. For more information, call 203-259-0346 or visit

If the crocuses and daffodils that have already bloomed this warm winter season have got you thinking about spring (which arrives Tuesday), visit the Garden Expo on Saturday and Sunday at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 785 Unquowa Road. Sponsored by the Mill River Wetlands Committee, the event takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Proceeds benefit the committee's River-Lab Program. For more information about exhibitors, lectures and demonstration schedules go to

Saturday afternoon, listen to the lilting tunes of Ireland with a free concert at 3 p.m. in the Fairfield Public Library, Old Post and Post roads. Fairfield's own Damian and Sally Connolly will entertain on the flute, fiddle, accordion and guitar. Visit or call 203-256-3155 for more information.

Finish off the weekend with a concert Sunday by Melvin Seals and the Jerry Garcia Band at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $36. Call 203-259-1036 or visit