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What To Do In And Around Norwalk This Weekend

The Roots, Rock & Run Festival is scheduled for Sunday at Rory's Restaurant in Darien.
The Roots, Rock & Run Festival is scheduled for Sunday at Rory's Restaurant in Darien. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here's a look at some events happening in and around Norwalk and Darien this weekend. For more listings, visit our Events calendar .

Friday, June 7 51st Annual CCNS Art Show: 6 to 10 p.m. The Community Cooperative Nursery School in Rowayton is hosting its 51st Annual Art Show. The little red schoolhouse is once again transforming into a high-caliber art gallery, featuring a range of works by more than 100 artists. The event began Thursday evening and runs through Sunday. Forty percent of all art proceeds will be donated to the school and are tax-deductible. Cost is $10. For more information, visit . Community Cooperative Nursery School, 4 Trolley Place, Rowayton.

Saturday, June 8 Writing the Memoir Cookbook with Rita Papazian: 10 a.m. This workshop combines the best of two worlds – memoir and cookbook. As a memoir cookbook writer, you can measure the amounts of your own ingredients: you can either plan out equal parts memoir and recipes; write short memoirs with a large dose of recipes; or assemble a short cookbook accompanied by varied short memoirs. Participants should bring a notebook, pen, a recipe and two photos that center around food and family members. Cost is $95. Westport Writers’ Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport.

Sunday, June 9 Roots, Rock & Run Festival: 10 a.m. The third annual Roots, Rock & Run Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Rory’s Restaurant in Darien. Festivities will start with a 5K run co-sponsored by Runner’s Roost. T-shirts will be given to the first 150 registrants and the early registration fee is $20. The race will be followed by an outdoor festival with live music of all genres with local bands Dr. B and the Brotherhood, Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind, and more. There is no admission for the post party but it is a fundraiser for “Click it for Cassie” and Norwalk’s Open Door Shelter, and a donation is suggested. For more information, visit or call 203-655-9453. To register for the run visit this website . Rory’s Restaurant, 416 Post Road, Darien.

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