You can play philanthropist, gardener, music critic and nature lover just by participating in one of many activities going on this weekend in Fairfield. Here's how:

Attend "Rocking' Around the Decades: A Night at the Apollo" Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Gaelic American Club, 74 Beach Road. The dinner and concert featuring performers from Band Together benefits the Center for Women and Families. Tickets are $125 and include dinner, the show, an auction and dancing. Visit http://www.cwfefc.org/events.html, call 203-334-6154, ext. 31, or email slubarsky@cwfefc.org for tickets.

Get started on the gardening season at Saturday's seedling exchange at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. The event, starting at 10 a.m., begins with a workshop at the library and then moves to the town's community garden, where the library plot will be planted and participants can exchange seedlings. Advanced registration is required. Call 203-255-7309 or visit http://www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org to register or get more information.

If your thumb needs a bit more "greening" help, visit the Greens Farms Garden Club's plant sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sherman Green, corner of Post and Reef roads. For sale will be home-grown perennials, bird friendly plants and more. For more information call 203-374-6529 or email pbgjwg@aol.com.

Get an up-close glimpse of wild life at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Connecticut Adubon Center's live "Birds of Prey" show. Admission to the event, at the 2325 Burr St. center, is $5 per person. To register, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109, or visit http://www.ctaudubon.org

End the weekend on a musical note with a performance by The Sweet Remains and Bill Evans of Barefoot Truth at 7:45 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Visit http://www.fairfieldtheatre.org or call 203-259-1036 for tickets and information.