Whether you want to learn a new skill to dazzle your friends or get ready for the future, this is the weekend to get it done. Here are some events to check out:

Bring the kids down to the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, to register them in the AMBER Alert emergency response program. The registration is free and sponsored by the Fairfield Police Department, the Fairfield Rotary Club and Wells Fargo Bank. Signups will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit www.fairfieldrotary.org/ or email benwilliamson@jbw1.com.

Find out more about state residents enthusiasm for basketball when local author Don Harrison comes to the Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, to discuss his book, "Hoops in Connecticut: The Nutmeg State's Passion for Basketball" Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Find more information, check www.fairfieldbooks.bkstr.com or call 203-255-7756.

It may not help solve the mysteries of life, but a four-part seminar at HobbyTown USA, 847 Post Road, may help you solve the Rubik's Cube. The seminar is free and geared for people 9 years old and over will cover everything from the basics to "speed cubing." The first session is at 1 p.m. Sunday. To register, call 203-256-0773 or email hobbytownffld@optonline.net.

If you know what FAFSA means then you'll want to be at College Goal Sunday at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave. The free program is part of a statewide effort to help high school seniors and college students with financial aid applications and starts at 1:30 p.m. To register or get more information visit www.collegegoalsundayct.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

End the weekend with a pasta dinner Sunday at First Church Congregational, 148 Beach Road. A free-will offering will be collected to benefit the Deacons Fund, which provides help in the times of need. There will be seatings at 5 and 7 p.m., and the food will be provided by Chips Family Restaurant of Fairfield. For reservations, email pastadinnerfirstchurch@gmail.com or call 203-259-8396.