An Earth Day celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 30 at the Fairfield YMCA, 841 Old Post Road.

The free event will also allow children to move, learn and create healthy habits.

There will also be plant and seed giveaways and information on compost, invasive plants, pests, pollinator pathways and energy efficiency. The day also includes an electric vehicle exhibit, an early safety trailer, and hands-on science activities for kids.

No registration is required.

The community cleanup will be at Jennings Beach in Fairfield


The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department invites residents of the city to join the community clean-up event at noon Friday, Earth Day, at Jennings Beach, 880 South Benson Road in town.

Residents, who can’t make it to the beach, are encouraged to help keep the city cleaner and greener by joining a cleanup effort at their favorite neighborhood park.

More information is available at fairfieldct.org.

Sustainable Fairfield to collect mattresses

Sustainable Fairfield will collect mattresses and box springs free of charge from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Veteran’s Park, 909 Reef Road in Fairfield.

According to information from the city, at least 75% of the components of a mattress can be recycled into many other useful products.

To visit fairfieldct.org for more details.

The event is organized with the help of Goodbye mattress..

Fairfield League of Women Voters creates a new series

The Fairfield League of Women Voters has created a free, multi-part series on voting rights, “Did You Know: Voting Rights and Wrongs”.

The series will kick off with the first event under the same name at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Fairfield University’s College of Arts and Sciences Media Center, located at 1073 North Benson Road.

The event will focus on how votes are counted and the election certification process works in Connecticut. It will also review state legislation that has been introduced in recent years that has been found to affect the voting process.

“Voting Rights and Wrongs Across States” will be the focus of the second event, which will be virtual. It features a panel of experts on voting rights and types of voter denial in multiple states and is moderated by author David Daley.

The third session, “Federal Voting Rights and Wrongs,” will examine how federal legislation can encourage the expansion of voting rights, enforce legitimate voting practices, and establish consistent voting rules and regulations.

Dates were not provided for the last two sessions.

Spring Fling for the benefit of the Chamber of Commerce

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 21st Annual Spring Fling Fundraiser and Silent Auction from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the historic Burr Mansion, 739 Old Post Road in Fairfield.

The event will be the organization’s first fundraiser in two years.

It costs $50 for Chamber of Commerce members and $60 for guests and non-members. Ticket prices include an open bar, wine, beer, soft drinks, exclusive drink tasting, and restaurant bites.

Passers-by will be welcome.

Entrants who wear something pink will be entered to win an in-studio PR photo by Capitol PhotoInteractive Photography Studio in Fairfield.

There will also be a variety of silent auction items.

To visit fairfieldcchamber.com, or call 203-255-1011 for more information, silent auction items and ticket reservations.

The American Legion will host a mental health awareness event

American Legion Post 143 in Fairfield will host a relaxing mental health awareness event from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Post 143 is located at 1443 Stratfield Road in the city.

People are invited to join in organizing the event, listen to guest speakers talk about mental resources in Fairfield County, stay for a social hour, and mingle with other veterans.

The event is open to veterans, both those serving in the law enforcement community and those outside of the law enforcement field.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Register on saveasuit.org/kickback.

Contact 203-456-8801, or [email protected] for details.