The Datebook is a guide to Ridgefield events. Email submissions to to reach us by Wednesday at noon to appear in the following week’s calendar. Include a phone number.

Two Queens, Two Countries, Two Cultures, Online lecture with Toni McKeen, Thursday, Oct. 8, 4 p.m.; 203-438-2282,

Eighth annual Scarecrow Contest, hosted by Keeler Tavern Museum & History Center. Individuals, families, groups, and businesses create scarecrows to be displayed on Main Street during Fall in Love with Ridgefield Oct. 16-18;

St. Stephen’s Women’s Retreat: Wisdom During Difficult Times, Oct. 10, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.; 203-448-9768,

#HandsonHistory: It Takes a Village Exhibition, Oct. 11-Nov. 8, the Carriage Barn; registration;

Books and Breakfast Online Book Discussion, Monday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.;, 203-438-2282.

World Lit Now! Online Book Discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m.; 203-438-2282,

James Baldwin Stays Relevant: Online Discussion and Overview with JP Howard, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.; 203-438-2282,

Jesse Lee Church’s “homemade” pumpkin patch, Oct. 17 and 18; Oct. 24 and 25; Proceeds go to Jesse Lee’s Navajo mission partners;

ARTalk webinar: Honoring Women’s Rights Pioneers with a Monument in Central Park, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.;

Online Poetry Reading, featuring Ridgefield Poet Laureate Barb Jennes and other local poets, Monday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.; 203-438-2282,

Critics’ Circle Online Book Discussion, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m.;, 203-438-2282.

Poetry on the Path Online with Barb Jennes, Thursday, Oct. 22, 10:30 a.m.; 203-438-2282,

RVNAhealth Flu & Pneumonia Vaccines, are underway, RVNAhealth, 27 Governor St.; appointments encouraged. Full schedule and clinic protocols:, 203-438-5555.

CT Poetry Society Monthly Workshop, online class, Saturday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m.;, 203-488-2282.

Ridgefield Folk, The Women Who Rode Away with Natalie Zuckerman, Online, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2 p.m.; 203-438-2282,

ACT of CT musical, The Last Five Years, Oct. 28-Nov. 15, ACT of Connecticut, 36 Old Quarry Rd.; 475-215-5497,,

A.M. Book Group Online Discussion, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.;, 203-438-2282.

Two Local War Heroes, Online Lecture with Toni McKeen, Thursday, Oct. 29, 4 p.m.; 203-438-2282,

Founders Hall-iday Light Fight fundraiser, register by Nov. 1. Competitors will have lights on from 6-9 p.m. every night from Dec. 10-20;,, 203-431-7000.

Used book sale postponed: The Ridgefield Library’s used book sale usually held in October has been postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19. A new date is forthcoming;, 203-438-2282.

Virtual Story Time, presented weekly by ACT of Connecticut and Books on the Common;

RGA Online Art Classes, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.; Saturdays, 2:30-4:30;

Gilberts in the Gardens Self-Guided Walking Tour, Keeler Tavern Museum and History Center, 132 Main Street;;

RVNAhealth Virtual Wellness Fair,

Ridgefield Theater Barn’s Ghost Light Sessions, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8:45 p.m.;

COVID-19 Archival Project welcomes photos, artwork, personal stories, letters to preserve history during the pandemic;