Beat cabin fever: A Fairfield weekend guide
Does cabin fever have its grip on you? Need to escape from shoveling snow? Here are a few suggestions for a wintry Fairfield weekend:
Jump start your weekend Friday and take in a concert by Get The Led Out. The American Led Zeppelin tribute band will perform at the Fairfield University Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road. The show starts at 8 p.m., and tickets are $32.50. For tickets, visit www.GTLOrocks.com.
You can see hawks and falcons as mascots at plenty of sporting events, but Saturday you have a chance to meet some real ones at the Birds of Prey program that takes flight at 10 a.m. at the Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr St. Admission is $3 for members and $6 for non-members. For more information, call 203-259-6305 or visit www.ctaudubon.org.
Author Terence Hawkins will be an hand at 1 p.m. Saturday at Borders Books, 1499 Post Road, at 1 p.m. to sign his book, "The Rage of Achilles," a re-imagining of the brutality of the battlefield outside the walls of Troy. More information can be had by calling 203-256-1619 or visiting www.borders.com.
Fill up on some Sidetrack's Nachos at the Shack Hometown Grill, 2010 Post Road, on Saturday night and then stick around to hear some live music by Bone Dry, an acoustic rock band that performs a variety of original and cover songs. For more information, call 203-254-3606.
Finish off the weekend with a stop at the Pequot Library's Mid-Winter Book Sale on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. (the little "cousin" of the library's big summertime sale continues through Tuesday). Stock up on some books to get through the winter and benefit the library at the same time. Admission is free. The library is at 720 Pequot Ave. Visit www.pequotlibrary.or call 203-254-0369, ext. 25, for more information.