The long Labor Day weekend also marks the unofficial end of the summer season. Don't let summer slip away without a little fun, even if the Fairfield weather outlook is a little iffy:
It may not seem possible right now, there will be some long winter nights in the near future. Stock up on reading material Saturday at the Fairfield Public Library's "Back to School Book Sale." All books are buy two, get one free, and the sale runs during regular library hours all weekend. For more information, visit www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org or call 203-256-3155.
Get in touch with nature in its late-summer glory with a visit to the Connecticut Audubon Center, 2325 Burr St. The center features a 155-acre wildlife sanctuary as well as seven miles of trails though woods, streams, meadows and marshes and is open from dawn to dusk. You can also take a peek at the birds of prey compound or nature center exhibits from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 203-259-6305 or visit www.ctaudubon.org for more information.
Celebrate the release of a music video by reggae artist Mystic Bowie on Saturday night at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Bowie has recorded a remake of Paul McCartney's, "Jet." Tickets are $22 and the show starts at 7:45 p.m. For tickets and information, call 203-259-1036 or visit www.fairfieldtheatre.org
Scratching your head over what the kids are wearing these days? Take a look at the "In Vogue: A Runway of Vintage Fashion" at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and admission is free for museum members and $5 for non-members. Find more information at www.fairfieldhistory.org or call 203-259-1598.
Mark the unofficial end of summer with a trip to the beach -- remember, Fairfield has a generous amount of shoreline to sample, including five beaches on Long Island Sound, as well as fresh-water Lake Mohegan. For instance, pack a lunch and bring the kids to Jennings Beach, where they can also entertain themselves at the Sandcastle playground, or make it a quiet afternoon for adults at the small, and somewhat out-of-the-way Pine Creek Beach. Check the town's Parks and Recreation website for details about the town beaches: http://bit.ly/VJGWST