It would be a shame to let what forecasters say will be a glorious late-summer weekend go to waste just sitting around the house. We've found some things to do in Fairfield that will add to the enjoyment:
Grab your shovel and pail Saturday and head to Penfield Beach to unleash a wave of creativity in the Fairfield Police Athletic League's annual Sand Sculpture Contest from noon to 2 p.m. Enter as a team or an individual, though individual entrants must be 18 or older and teams must have at least one member who is over 18. The contest is free and open only to amateurs. Objects found in nature may be included, and prizes will be awarded. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. For more information visit www.fairfieldpal.com
After you've shaken the sand out of your shoes, you can take a Town Hall Green walking tour at 2 p.m, sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. The tour is free with admission to the museum. To register, call 203-259-1598.
If you're not too tuckered out, you can enjoy some stew -- Fishhead Stew, that is -- Saturday night at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. The band takes the stage at 7:45 p.m. and tickets are $50. For tickets or information, call 203-259-1036 or visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org.
Do a little shopping Sunday morning at the monthly flea market sponsored by the Fairfield Warde High School PTA. The flea market is held at the home of Warde's cross-town rivals, Fairfield Ludlowe High School, 689 Unquowa Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., while roof repairs take place at the school this summer.