Bill of Fairs: Going green, animals, stories and more

Owl Prowl, Raptor Woods Hike, March 22, 6 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Fee: $3. Ages 9 and up. Info:, 203-736-1053.

A Special Day for Special Needs, March 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Barnum Festival fund-raiser. Info:

Wilton Go Green — Zero Waste Faire, March 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Wilton High School Field House, 395 Danbury Rd., Wilton. Interactive exhibits on Zero Waste living. Free, but donations suggested: $5-$10. All proceeds go to Wilton Go Green’s programs. Info:

Human Library program, March 23, 1-5 p.m., 137 Old Ridgefield Rd., Wilton. Community members share their stories in order to break down barriers based on age, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, lifestyle choices, or other aspects of their identities. Free. Info:, 203-762-3950.

Beautiful Birdhouses, March 23, 1:30 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Children ages 8 and up and adults paint birdhouses. For children. Fee: $6. Info:, 203-736-1053.

Irish Family History Day, March 24, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Gaelic-American Club Inc., 74 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Info:

Free Spring Fling, March 24, 12:30-4:30 p.m., Ridgefield Parks & Recreation, 195 Danbury Rd., Ridgefield. Activities for all ages. Info:

Battle of the Badges Basketball Tournament, March 28, 6 p.m., Fairfield Warde High School, 755 Melville Ave., Fairfield. Fairfield Fire Department vs. Fairfield Police. Bridgeport Police vs Bridgeport Fire Dept. Tickets: $5. Barnum Festival fund-raiser. Info:

Woodcock & Spring Peeper Walk, March 29, 6:45-8:45 p.m., Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Rd., Greenwich. Ages 6 and up. Rain date March 30. Cost $5-$8. RSVP: Info:

Health, Fitness and Wellness Fair, April 2, noon-3 p.m., Western Connecticut State University, 181 White St., Danbury. Info:, 203-837-8486.

Academic Festival, April 3, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Norwalk Community College, 188 Richards Ave., Norwalk. Lecture by keynote speaker Marianne Hirsch, art and photo exhibitions, live drama performance, panel discussions, film screenings and a book signing/talk. Free. Info: 203-857-7000.

Fund for Women & Girls Benefit Luncheon, April 4, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 1800 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Keynote speaker: Tracee Ellis Ross. Proceeds benefit Fairfield County’s Community Foundation (FCCF) Fund for Women & Girls. Tickets:

Peeper Prowl, April 12, 7-9 p.m., CT Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Ages 6 and up listen for spring peepers in the Center’s marshes and ponds. Cost: $7-$10. Registration required:

Egg hunt, April 20, 10 a.m. or 1 p.m., CT Audubon Society’s Center at Fairfield, 2325 Burr St., Fairfield. Cost: $5-$15. Registration required:

Earth Day Celebration, April 27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Greenwich Land Trust, 370 Round Hill Rd., Greenwich. Info: RSVP:

McKinley School Carnival, April 26, 6-10 p.m., April 27, 1-10 p.m., and April  28, 1-5 p.m., Jennings Beach parking lot, 880 S Benson Rd., Fairfield.

Spring tag sale benefit for animals, April 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 1473 Nichols Ave., Stratford. All proceeds benefit The Stratford Cat Project. Rain date: May 11. Info:

Earth Day Celebration, April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Rd., Ansonia. Hikes, live animals, music, environmental exhibitors, interactive activities with Nature Center staff. Food and snacks available from local vendors. All ages. Registration: 203-736-1053. Info:

Norwalk City Hunt, April 27, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., meet at O’Neill’s Irish Pub, 93 N Main St, Norwalk. Interactive afternoon of clues and challenges throughout the Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods of Norwalk. Tickets: $40-$140. Info:

Ridgefield Gone Country BBQ Festival, May 4, 11 a.m. through May 5, 5 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 351 Main St., Ridgefield. CT State BBQ Championship. Proceeds go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and other charities via the Rotary grant process. Info:

Draft Derby, May 4, 1-4:30 p.m., Wall Street Theater, 71 Wall St., Norwalk. Tickets $10-$40. 20 breweries, food trucks. VIP entry at noon. Info:

Memorial Day Picnic, May 27, noon-3 p.m., Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Rd., Fairfield. Follows Town Parade. Food, games, crafts, and activities. Info: