Fairfield, Iowa Events Calendar

See what treasures vendors have to offer at the Annual Gem & Mineral show this weekend at Maasdam Barns.

Wednesday, September 18 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturdays and Wednesday through October.

Wednesday, September 18 Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. Sign-up at 7:45 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, September 19 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, September 19 • Woodstock+Abbey Road 50th Anniversary Singalong. Also featuring the music of Donovan, Joni Mitchell, Simon and Garfunkel and more 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, Fairfield. Free!

Thursday, September 19 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, September 19 • ICON Thursday Video. Gauguin: The Full Story. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Thursday, September 19Patrick Ball. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856. CafeParadiso.net.

Friday, September 20 • Movies in Central Park: TBA. Approximately 8:30 p.m. Fairfield square. Free!

Friday, September 20 • Tasting and Oil Painting Demo. Featuring local artist Kesryth. 5-8 p.m. SOMM Wines, 58 S. Main St., Fairfield.

Saturday, September 21 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Saturday, September 21 • Gem, Mineral and Crystal Sale. Enjoy a day of crystal magic and rockin’ good deals from a variety of vendors. Sponsored by the Sac & Fox Lapidary Club. Maasdam Barns, Highway 1 South, Fairfield. (949) 697-6295.

Saturday, September 21Jarrett Purdy Trio. Motion and Stillness was selected for Jazz 88.3 KCCK’s Album of the Month. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856. CafeParadiso.net.

Sunday, September 22 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, September 22Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, September 24Humbird. 8 p.m., Café Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856. CafeParadiso.net.

Tuesday, September 24 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Wednesday, September 25 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturdays and Wednesday through October.

Wednesday, September 25 Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. Sign-up at 7:45 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, September 26 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, September 26 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, September 26 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Friday, September 27 • Benefit Lunch for Camp Courageous. Delicious vegetarian lunch by Vaju. Reserve by Sept. 26. $15. Phoenix Rising Hall, 207 W. Burlington, Fairfield. (641) 451-1331.

Friday, September 27 • Party & Paint: Paul Klee. Bill Teeple leads all levels through copying a famous painting—and having fun doing it! $25 includes all supplies. ICON Gallery, Fairfield. Please sign up in advance: (641) 919-6252. Also Sept. 28.

Saturday, September 28 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Saturday, September 28 • Party & Paint: Paul Klee. Bill Teeple leads all levels through copying a famous painting—and having fun doing it! $25 includes all supplies. ICON Gallery, Fairfield. Please sign up in advance: (641) 919-6252.

Sunday, September 28 Society of Broken Souls. An evening of reflective lyrics and vibrant melodies. 8 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield.

Sunday, September 29 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, September 29Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, October 1 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Tuesday, October 1 • Great Taste. The live cooking show hosted by Steve Boss. Guests to be announced.  7 p.m. Green Building Supply, corner of 2nd St. & Burlington, Fairfield. Free!

Wednesday, October 2 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturdays and Wednesday through October.

Wednesday, October 2 Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. Sign-up at 7:45 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, October 3 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, October 3 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, October 3 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Friday, October 4 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. Visit sheep at the At Home Store. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, October 4 • Cirque Me! Elite artists and acrobats of China perform. 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Saturday, October 5 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Saturday, October 5 • Third Annual Craft & Vendor Fair. Over 40 crafters and vendors will bring a wide variety of goods, from clothes and jewelry to housewares and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Best Western, Fairfield. Free.

Saturday, October 5Bird Notes—From the Journal of a Nature Lover. William Graham Ross could easily have been labeled as the Father of Fairfield Birding. His journals from the early 20th century were both lyrical and scientific. His observations are still of great interest today. Speaker Diane Porter will share insights and anecdotes from Bird Notes —From the Journal of a Nature Lover. 2:00 p.m. Carnegie Historical Museum, Court St., Fairfield.

Sunday, October 6 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, October 6Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Tuesday, October 8 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Wednesday, October 9 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturdays and Wednesday through October.

Wednesday, October 9 Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. Sign-up at 7:45 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, October 10 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, October 10 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, October 10 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Saturday, October 12 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Saturday, October 12Poetry Reading and Book Signing with Jennifer Hawthorne. Best-selling author Jennifer Read Hawthorne will read from her new book of poems, Life As a Prayer. 2 p.m. Revelations Café and Book Store, 112 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Saturday, October 12 Contra Dance. All are welcome! All dances are taught.  Live music by Cafe Ceili, calling by April Maberry. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio Ballroom, 51½ N. Court (second floor). $10, kids under 12 free. fairfolk.org.

Sunday, October 13 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, October 13Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Wednesday, October 16 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 3 to 6 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturdays and Wednesday through October.

Wednesday, October 16 Open Mic Night at Cafe Paradiso. Sign-up at 7:45 p.m. Performances at 8 p.m. sharp. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Thursday, October 17 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Thursday, October 17 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Thursday, October 17 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, video starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Friday, October 17 • Postmodern Jukebox. Welcome to the ’20s!  7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Saturday, October 19 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Sunday, October 20 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, October 20Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Monday, October 21 • The Simon & Garfunkel Story. The acclaimed concert-style theatrical show. 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Tuesday, October 22 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 6:30-8 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Friday, October 25 • Benefit Lunch for Divine Star Charities. Delicious vegetarian lunch by Vaju benefits needed facility upgrades. Reserve by Oct 24. $15. Phoenix Rising Hall, 207 W. Burlington, Fairfield. (641) 451-1331.

Fri-Sat October 25-26 • Party & Paint. Bill Teeple leads all levels through copying a famous painting—and having fun doing it! $25 includes all supplies. ICON Gallery, Fairfield. Please sign up in advance: (641) 919-6252.

Saturday, October 26 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Saturday, October 26 • Halloween Spooktacular. Benefit for Fairfield Habitat for Humanity. Costumes preferred. Live auction. 7-11 p.m. Cider House 1949, 1949 Pleasant Plain, Fairfield. Tickets $10.

Sunday, October 27 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, October 27Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Friday, November 1 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Friday, November 1 • Boy Band Review. 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Saturday, November 2 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Come for fresh locally grown produce, handmade crafts, gifts, baked goods, vegetable and flower plants, and more. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Howard Park, corner of Main and Grimes. Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons through October.

Sunday, November 3 • Free Knitter’s Clinic. Bring your questions, a new project idea, or just stop by to knit. For all levels. 2-4 p.m. At Home Store, 52 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-1016. Free!

Sunday, November 3Irish Music Session. Come to play or to listen! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 472-0856.

Saturday, November 9The Underground Railroad of Jefferson County. Come learn about Fairfield’s role in the Underground Railroad and the secret routes and safe houses that helped African American slaves escape to freedom in the early to mid 1800’s. Featuring archeologist Stan Plum. Seating is limited so arrive early. 2:00 p.m. Carnegie Historical Museum, third floor, Court St., Fairfield. Free.

Saturday, November 9 • Countdown to the Holidays Craft & Vendor Fair. Over 40 crafters and vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best Western, Fairfield. Free.

Friday, December 6 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Saturday, December 7 • Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair. Over 40 crafters and vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Best Western, Fairfield. Free.