There's no more holiday shopping to be done. The relatives have all gone home. Start 2013 with a weekend doing just what you want. Here are some suggested things to do in Fairfield:
Get ready for season three of the hit British series on public broadcasting, "Downton Abbey," by catching up on season 2. Head to the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., at 6 p.m. Saturday for that season's episodes 2 and 3. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 203-259-0349, ext. 19, or visit www.pequotlibrary.org
Everything old is new again in the new year. Grab lunch and enjoy good tunes when New Orleans native Renard Boissiere returns to his old stomping grounds, Chef's Table, 1561 Post Road, at noon Saturday. Call 203-255-1779.
After lunch you can learn about solar energy and a local incentives program at the "Solarize Fairfield" open house at 1 p.m. Saturday at 429 Riverside Drive. Get information on group pricing discounts on solar energy installations. Visit solarizect.com for more information.
Learn the art of fencing at a free lesson at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Fencing Academy, 85 Mill Plain Road. Visit www.fairfieldfencingacademy.com or call 203-292-9658 for more information.
On Sunday "Let Freedom Ring!" at a special program and interfaith service marking the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. Admission to the celebration is free and open to the public. Call 203-259-1598 or visit www.fairfieldhistory.org for more information.