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Looking for interesting springtime activities in the area? KMS Partners has some great ideas!

We wrote this story yesterday. So we have no idea if it’s sunny or cloudy, raining or snowing today. That’s New England!
But as sure as the sun rises in the east, we know spring is coming soon. It’s a beautiful time to be out and about in Southern Fairfield County. Here are a few things to do:

Town wide Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. So. Pine Creek soccer fields, Fairfield) Pre-schoolers through 3rd graders will enjoy searching for eggs with the Easter Bunny. Bring your own baskets — and $3. Proceeds benefit a special scholarship fund. Information: www.fairfieldct.org

Project Return Birdhouse Auction (Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, Warehouse at FTC, Fairfield). Spring is filled with more benefits and fundraisers than you can possibly attend. But one of the most popular — and clever — is the Birdhouse Auction. Dozens of area artists create one-of-a-kind birdhouses. There’s a preview party on Friday, April 1, followed the next day by “Bagels and Birdhouses” (10 a.m.) and a Latin dance party (7 p.m.). It all funds Project Return, a wonderful group home for girls. Information: www.ProjectReturnCT.org

Sherwood Island Nature Walks (April 13, May 11, June 8, 8 a.m. Westport). Connecticut’s first state park covers 234 acres of beach, wetlands and woodlands, on Long Island Sound. Monthly 2-hour walks — led by a National Audubon Society trained guide — open your eyes to the natural wonders of this amazing terrain. The pace is gentle; the sights are astounding. Information: www.FriendsofSherwoodIsland.org

Earth Day Celebration (Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Fairfield Warde High School). For 6 hours, enjoy exhibits, entertainment, food and more. Honor the planet, in a close-knit community way. Information: www.fairfieldearthday.wordpress.com

Minute Man Race (Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m. Compo Beach, Westport). The Westport Young Woman’s League sponsors this always-popular event. It draws all ages to two courses — 10K and 5K — that start and end at the water’s edge. There are plenty of great “kids’ fun run events” too. Information: www.wywl.com

Dogwood Festival (Friday-Sunday, May 6-8, all day- 1045 Old Academy Rd, Fairfield). For 80 years, visitors have flocked to Greenfield Hill to see the spectacular dogwoods. There’s much more to do of course, from music and crafts to a “Dogwood Dash” — all in a quintessentially New England setting. Even if the trees don’t follow the calendar, you’ll have a weekend of fun. Information: www.greenfieldhillchurch.com

Memorial Day parades (various towns, Memorial Day weekend). Summer starts unofficially this weekend, with parades filled with fife and drum corps, soldiers and sailors, cops and firemen. Most towns follow their parades with ceremonies honoring fallen service members. If you have to choose one, head to Rowayton (Sunday, May 29, noon). Then stroll over to the firehouse for hot dogs and sodas! Information: www.RowaytonCurrents.com

Yankee Doodle Fair (Thursday, June 16-Sunday, June 19, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport). For over 100 years, kids of all ages have enjoyed the Yankee Doodle Fair. Ferris wheels, bumper cars and carousels never go out of style. Add in giant slides, face painting, sand art, kiddy games — and food — and you’ve got a recipe for family fun. It’s a fundraiser for the Westport Woman’s Club, whose “Curio Cottage” next door is well worth a visit too. Information: www.WestportWoman’sClub.org

This is just a start. There’s so much more to do around here this spring. Ask a KMS Partner for more ideas!

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