Weather over the next few days offers a mixed bag, but here's a mix of events that promises to brighten the weekend in Fairfield:

You'll get a charge out of this. The town, in conjunction Connecticut Clean Cities and a coalition of power companies, on Friday and Saturday is hosting the first local "Electric Car Community Day" program. The event, designed to showcase electric vehicles and their features, will take place both days from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sherman Green parking lot at Post and Reef roads. For more information, check

Summer fun is front and center Saturday at the "Summer Funfest" at Fairfield Grace United Methodist Church, 1089 Fairfield Woods Road. The event, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., features inflatable rides, games, a magic show, an auction, refreshments and a tag sale. For details, call the church at 203-374-6528 or check

To mark Connecticut National Trail Days on Saturday, the Connecticut Audubon Center in Fairfield has planned what it calls a "leisurely" walk along a 1.5-mile route through its Larsen Sanctuary. Hikers on this guided walk will, according to organizers, see "temperate deciduous forest as well as ponds, a garden marsh, meadow and swamp. There will be time to explore an old foundation and visit Deer Meadow Hawk Observation Platform. The varied terrain is of easy-to-moderate difficulty." The local Audubon Center is at 2325 Burr St. For information, call 203-259-6305 or check

With rain in the Saturday forecast, movies may be a good out-of-the-house-but-indoors option. The Fairfield Cinemas at Bullard Square are screening some of the nation's top movies, including "Men in Black 3," "Marvel's The Avengers" (standard and 3D formats!) and "Dark Shadows," as well as less bombastic fare like "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and "Bernie." For complete listings and times for movies at the theater complex, 41 Black Rock Turnpike, call 800-315-4000 or check

End the weekend on a virtuous note. A recital at St. Paul's Episcopal Church by soprano Virginia Barney will benefit Holy Trinity School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The 4 p.m. program will feature selections from Mozart, Bizet and Wolf. Free-will donations will be accepted; the church is at 661 Old Post Road. For information, call 203-259-3013 or check