Here are a few things to know about Wilton from Aug. 16 through Aug. 18 to help you plan your weekend. Check out the Patch calendar of events for more things to do.
The weather: The weekend forecast in Wilton calls for mostly sunny skies Friday and Saturday and some clouds on Sunday, with high temperatures in the high 70s all weekend.
Learn about the Civil War: The Norwalk Historical Society presents the Civil War BBQ and Encampment at Mill Hill Historic Park Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample food from local vendors, visit with the Civil War re-enactors from the 11th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, Company A in their encampment to learn about life as a Civil War soldier. Tickets are $13 for adults 12 and older; $9 for children 4 to 11; and free for children 3 and under. Mill Hill Historic Park, 2 East Wall St., Norwalk.
Enjoy the annual Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair: From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Wilton at 25 Cannon Road. The fair includes judged exhibits in Bakery, locally grown Vegetables & Fruit, Flowers, Sewing & Needlework, Crafts, Photography, Eggs, Homemade Spirits, and farm animals. There is also face-painting, games and other activities for the whole family. Free, rain or shine. For more information, visit www.cannongrange.org.
Get your dog or cat vaccinated: Visit the low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats Sunday at 10:30 a.m. in Bridgeport. Vaccine package pricing available. Free examination with purchase. No appointment necessary. Microchips are also available for pets. For more information, visit the website, www.mypetvaccines.com or call 570-294-9149. Natural Pet Outlet, 3380 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.
Enjoy farm fresh food with a guest chef and farmer: Baldanza Natural Market and Cafe in New Canaan will have a limited-seating dinner on Saturday with a guest chef who is preparing meal with fresh-from-the-farm ingredients. Begins at 7 p.m. Call 203-966-4000 for menu details and more information. Baldanza Natural Market and Cafe, 17 Elm St., New Canaan.
Check out a free movie, part 1: “No” (2012) (Not Rated; 1 hr. 52 mins.) at the Darien Library Friday at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The film will be shown in Spanish with English subtitles. "In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pinochet, due to international pressure, is forced to call a plebiscite on his presidency. The country will vote YES or NO to Pinochet extending his rule for another eight years. Opposition leaders for the NO persuade a brash young advertising executive, Rene Saavedra, to spearhead their campaign." -- from the description on the Darien Library website. Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien. Check out a free movie, part 2: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (1971) (Rated PG; 1 hr., 40 mins.) also at the Darien Library Friday at 1 p.m. The original starring Gene Wilder, a resident of Stamford (not the later movie with Johnny Depp). Part of the Tween Film Fridays series. Darien Library, 1441 Post Road, Darien.