Fairfield, Iowa Events Calendar

The regional Pickleball Tournament starts Saturday, November 24.

Thursday, November 21 • 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, November 21 • ICON Thursday Video. Decoding da Vinci. 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, November 22 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Farewell gig. 8 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield.

Fri-Sat November 22-23 • Party & Paint. Bill Teeple leads all levels through copying a Gabriele Munter painting—and having fun doing it! $25 includes all supplies. ICON Gallery, Fairfield. Please sign up in advance: (641) 919-6252.

Saturday, November 23 • Turkey Trot. Check in 8:30, race starts at 9 a.m. Chautauqua Park, Fairfield. Register at Fairfield Parks & Rec. $15 fee.

Saturday, November 23 • 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, November 24 • Fairfield Action Open Chess Tournament. All community members and ages welcome. Registration at 1 p.m., Argiro Student Center, M.U.M., Fairfield. (641) 451-7096.

Sunday, November 24 • Regional Pickleball Tournament FUN-Raiser. Come to participate or watch! To benefit youth Destination Imagination teams. 8 a.m., MUM Rec Center, Fairfield. (641) 919-0939, director@fairfieldpickleball.com.

Sunday, November 24 • 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 24Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Tuesday, November 26 • 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, November 27Thanksgiving Eve Bash at Cider House 1949. Th 2nd annual epic night of tapas, drinks, music, and dancing. 4 p.m.–1:30 a.m., The Cider House 1949, 1949 Pleasant Plain Rd, Fairfield.

Wednesday, November 27 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.

Friday, November 29 • Free Film at the Library. To be announced. 7:30 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551.

Friday, November 29Holiday Lighting of the Square. Holiday music from the Fairfield High School Choir begins at 5:30 p.m., and the lights are turned on at 6 p.m. when Santa makes a grand entrance. Horse-drawn wagon rides for kids and festivities on the square. Fairfield. (641) 472-2111.

Fri-Sat, November 29–30Little Superheroes: Festival of Trees. Bid on creatively decorated trees and take home some cash-and carry-decor, gifts, and baked goods. With a Hawkeye tailgating area (Friday), kids’ treats, and holiday crafts. Proceeds benefit families overwhelmed by medical expenses. Friday 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday 10–3 p.m., Fairfield Arts & Convention Center. (515) 564-8000.

Saturday, November 30 • Wave Cage. A night of creative music exploring the intersection of jazz and electronic music. 8 p.m., Cafe Paradiso, Fairfield. CafeParadiso.net.

Saturday, November 30 • 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, December 1 • 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, December 1Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Tuesday, December 3 • 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, December 3 • 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 January 28, February 25, March 24, April 28, and May 26. Call the library if you’d like to participate and share your skill!

Tuesday, December 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.

Wednesday, December 4 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, December 5 • 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, December 5 • ICON Thursday. 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.

Thursday, December 5 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Friday, December 6 • Benefit Lunch for Carry On Bags. Carry On Bags provides bags of food to students in Fairfield over weekends and holidays, when school meals aren’t available. Please reserve by December 5! $15. Phoenix Rising Hall, 207 W. Burlington, Fairfield. (641) 451-1331.

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

Friday, December 6 • Christmas with The Celts. World-renowned Irish band and dancers. 7:30 p.m., Sondheim, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Fri-Sat, December 6–7 • Shop & Be Merry. A holiday shopping event with special festive activities, including music and holiday lights. Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Downtown Fairfield. (641) 472-2828.

Saturday, December 7 • 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, 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.

Sunday, December 8 • 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, December 8Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Tuesday, December 10 • 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, December 11 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, December 12 • 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, December 12 • ICON Thursday. 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.

Thursday, December 12 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Friday, December 13 • Free Film at the Library. To be announced. 7:30 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551.

Saturday, December 14 • 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, December 14 • Singing Cedars Winter Faire. A day of crafting, puppet shows, music, holiday shopping and treats. Lunch of soup and bread available for purchase. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Singing Cedars School, 2149 N. B St., Fairfield.

Saturday, December 14 • Contra Dance. Live music by the Fairtown Ramblers. 7:30 p.m. Morning Star, 51½ N. Court (2nd floor). $10, $5 (40 and under), free (12 and under). www.fairfolk.org.

Sat-Sun, December 14-15 • Holiday Trade Fair. The beloved annual event featuring dozens of regional artisans and craftspeople offering unique gifts for the holidays. Sondheim Center, FACC, Fairfield. (641) 472-2787.

Sunday, December 15 • 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, December 15Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Tuesday, December 17 • 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, December 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, December 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, December 19 • ICON Thursday. 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.

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

Saturday, December 21 • 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, December 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, December 22Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Thursday, December 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, December 26 • ICON Thursday. 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.

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

Friday, December 27 • Free Film at the Library. To be announced. 7:30 p.m. Fairfield Public Library, 104 W. Adams. (641) 472-6551.

Saturday, December 28 • 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, December 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, December 29Irish Music Session. Stop by for a hot cuppa tae and a changing assortment of musicians. Come to play or listen. Free! 3-5 p.m. Cafe Paradiso, 101 N. Main St., Fairfield.

Thursday, January 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!

Thursday, January 2 • ICON Thursday. 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.

Thursday, January 2 • 3=One Jazz Trio. Beautiful, melodic standards and originals. 7:30 p.m. The Bookhouse, 56 E. Burlington, Fairfield. No cover.

Saturday, January 4 • 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.

Tuesday, January 7 • 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, January 8 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.

Saturday, January 11 • 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.

Wednesday, January 15 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.

Saturday, January 18 • 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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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