Fairfield, Iowa Events Calendar

Mike Cantafio and George Foster perform Thursday nights at the Bookhouse.

Wednesday, January 22 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, January 23 • Hootenany Sing-Along. Join Chris Busch, Andy MacKenzie, and Doug Daller for a community sing-along, featuring songs of the folk and protest era. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com. Free!

Thursday, January 23Mike Cantafio and George Foster. Talented, energetic duo performs jazz standards and originals. 7 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington Ave., Fairfield.

Thursday, January 23 • 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, January 23 • Exhibition on Screen: Girl with a Pearl Earring. This beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of answers to the unresolved riddles sourrounding this extraordinary painting by Johannes Vermeer. Doors open at 7:30, video begins at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 for non members.

Saturday, January 25 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court, Fairfield. Saturdays through April 2020.

Saturday, January 25 • Fairfield Light Tower. Learn the story of how Fairfield came to host one of the nation’s first municipal electric street lights, in 1882, with museum director Mark Shafer. Carnegie Museum, 114 S. Court St., Third Floor, Fairfield. 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 25 • The Frontmen of Country Music. Larry Stewart, Richie McDonald, and Tim Rushlow share the stories behind the songs. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim Center, Fairfield. FairfieldACC.com.

Sunday, January 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!

Sunday, January 26Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and music from a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Tuesday, January 28 • How To Tuesday. Come and learn fun and practical skills from local experts! It’s free! 5:30-8 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551. Also February 25, March 24, April 28, and May 26. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

Tuesday, January 28 • 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, January 29 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, January 30Mike Cantafio and George Foster. Talented, energetic duo performs jazz standards and originals. 7 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington Ave., Fairfield.

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

Saturday, February 1 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court, Fairfield. Saturdays through April 2020.

Sunday, February 2 • 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, February 2 • Irish Music Session. Regional musicians gather to play. Grab a latte, quiche, or a pint, and sit back for a taste of Ireland. Sundays, 3–5 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Tuesday, February 4 • 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, February 4 • Great Taste Live. The food and cooking show hosted by Steve Boss. Guests to be announced. 7 p.m. Green Building Supply, 118 W. Burlington, Fairfield.

Wednesday, February 5 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, February 6Mike Cantafio and George Foster. Talented, energetic duo performs jazz standards and originals. 7 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington Ave., Fairfield.

Thursday, February 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!

Thursday, February 6 • ICON Thursday Video. To be announced. Doors open at 7:30 for refreshments, talk starts at 8 p.m. ICON Gallery, 58 N. Main St., Fairfield. (641) 469-6252. $2 admission, free to members.

Friday, February 7 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Saturday, February 8 • Fairfield Farmers Market. Fresh locally grown produce, baked goods, gifts, and more. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fairfield Community Center, 209 S. Court, Fairfield. Saturdays through April 2020.

Saturday, February 8 • Film Screening: Peace with Nature in Costa Rica. Stuart Tanner’s new documentary looks at how Costa Rica successfully saved its rainforests while providing employment and financial security for its people. 7:30 p.m. Sondheim Center, Fairfield. $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, February 8 • Fairfield Contra Dance. Open to all, dances taught, no partner required. With live music by Fairtown Ramblers. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio, 51-1/2 S. Court St., Fairfield. Admission charged.

Sunday, February 9 • 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, February 9Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and music from a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Saturday, February 22 • 1893: A First for the Carnegie Museum. Curator Stan Plum will take you on a journey from Washington, D.C., to the American Southwest and back again to Fairfield. You’ll come away with a greater appreciation of the Carnegie Museum, the people behind its progress, and the stories that bring its history to life! Carnegie Museum, 114 S. Court St., Third Floor, Fairfield. 2-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25 • How To Tuesday. Come and learn fun and practical skills from local experts! It’s free! 5:30-8 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551. Also March 24, April 28, and May 26. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

Tuesday, March 3 • Great Taste Live. The food and cooking show hosted by Steve Boss. Guests to be announced. 7 p.m. Green Building Supply, 118 W. Burlington, Fairfield.

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

Saturday, March 14 • Iowa Stoneware, Brick and Tile. Jeremy McLaughlin, a member of the Forgotten Iowa History Society, has been collecting stoneware since just after high school. Since then he has collected stoneware, brick, and tile pieces marked from 100 different Iowa potters or companies. Come learn the fascinating story of the clay industry in Iowa, in particular those of southeast Iowa. Carnegie Museum, 114 S. Court St., Third Floor, Fairfield. 2-3:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 • Fairfield Contra Dance. Open to all, dances taught, no partner required. With live music by Cafe Ceili. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio, 51-1/2 S. Court St., Fairfield. Admission charged.

Tuesday, March 24 • How To Tuesday. Come and learn fun and practical skills from local experts! It’s free! 5:30-8 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551. Also April 28 and May 26. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

Friday, April 3 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Saturday, April 11 • Fairfield Contra Dance. Open to all, dances taught, no partner required. With live music by Cafe Ceili. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio, 51-1/2 S. Court St., Fairfield. Admission charged.

Tuesday, April 28 • How To Tuesday. Come and learn fun and practical skills from local experts! It’s free! 5:30-8 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551. Also May 26. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

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

Saturday, May 9 • Fairfield Contra Dance. Open to all, dances taught, no partner required. With live music by Fairtown Ramblers. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio, 51-1/2 S. Court St., Fairfield. Admission charged.

Tuesday, May 26 • How To Tuesday. Come and learn fun and practical skills from local experts! It’s free! 5:30-8 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

Friday, June 5 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.

Saturday, June 13 • Fairfield Contra Dance. Open to all, dances taught, no partner required. With live music by Fairtown Ramblers. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star Studio, 51-1/2 S. Court St., Fairfield. Admission charged.

Friday, July 3 • Fairfield First Fridays. Shops and galleries are open on the square. 6-9:30 p.m, downtown Fairfield.