Federal, state, local offices, and courts will be closed. Department of Motor Vehicles will be closed. Post offices will be closed.

Banks will be closed.

Fairfield Senior Center will be closed.

All schools will be closed.

Fairfield libraries will be closed.

Metro-North will operate on a Sunday schedule. Coastal Link will run on a holiday schedule. Connecticut Transit buses to and from Stamford will operate on a Sunday schedule.

Liquor stores can open if they choose. Bars may be open.

David Harvey, of Fairfield, is headed to Castleton University in Vermont and has registered for the fall semester.

Fairfield-based Save the Children assembled a team in Texas in advance of Hurricane Harvey.

Save the Children offered assistance to Texas state officials and worked with the Red Cross and local partners to establish child-friendly spaces in evacuation shelters in areas disrupted by the storm.

Child-friendly spaces are safe, designated areas where children can play, socialize and begin to recover after a disaster. They are run by trained staff members and give parents a supportive place to leave their children while attending to their family’s immediate and longer-term needs.

Other assistance offered by the Fairfield nonprofit’s emergency teams includes delivering family-friendly relief supplies, such as cribs, strollers, changing tables, baby shampoo, diapers and baby-safe portable tubs; providing specially-trained staff to help children dealing with difficult emotions that can come up during disasters; and planning for the long-term recovery, including how to help communities restore childcare and early education programs.

To learn more about Save the Children or to support its response efforts around Hurricane Harvey, visit SavetheChildren.org.

Four Fairfield natives achieved dean's list for the spring semester at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass.: Katherine Yellen, Mackenzie Kilmartin, Daniel Leto and Alexandra Scholl.

Operation Hope of Fairfield will host its annual golf outing fundraiser Sept. 7 at Country Club of Fairfield to directly support its work to feed the hungry, shelter the homeless and care for those in great need in Fairfield and the surrounding community.

Title sponsor Webster Bank continues its longstanding tradition of partnering with Operation Hope to support its efforts to end hunger and homelessness in the community.

Golfers will enjoy 18 holes of golf, along with a barbeque buffet presented by lunch sponsor Integrated Print Solutions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, awards and an auction. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., lunch is at 11:15 a.m. and tee-off is at 12:30 p.m.

The invitation to play individually or as part of a foursome is open, and business and individual sponsorships are available and welcomed. Contact Director of Development Jennifer O’Neill at joneill@operationhopect.org or (203) 292-5588 for more information and to register by phone or email.

Holy Cross Church is having their annual picnic Sept. 10.

The day starts with a polka Mass at 11 a.m., followed by music at noon.

Slovenian and American foods prepared by the parishioners will be available, including pig and lamb -- roasted right on the grounds of the church by the parishioners -- as well as stuffed cabbage, noodles,hot dogs, hamburgers, roast beef sandwiches, kielbasa, sauerkraut, apple strudel, and more.

There will also be games, crafts and raffles at Holy Cross Church, 750 Tahmore Dr.

The free event, from noon until 6 p.m., will take place rain or shine.

Parking, including handicap-accessible spots, is available.

The annual St. Pius X Festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 10 at 834 Brookside Dr.

Highlights include live music from the Highland Rovers and the Bedlam Brothers, a raffle, a tag sale and inflatable games.

There will also be a vendor tent, a bake tent with homemade sweets and Micalizzi's Italian Ices and food trucks such as Fire Engine Pizza Co., 2 Bills Grill, and Milkcraft.

Fairfield police and fire will be on hand for a touch-a-vehicle display.

Signs direct people to and fro and call attention to specific places, events and locations. Beyond the words they carry, they use symbols, color and design to communicate their message.

Explore how signs have been used around Fairfield over the years at the Fairfield Museum’s newest exhibition, “Signs of the Times.”

The collection of Fairfield-related signs on display range from commercial signs to informational pamphlets. In addition, visitors can learn how some of Fairfield’s streets got their names, and try their hand at making their own signs.

The exhibition runs through the end of Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26.

The Fairfield Museum, located at 370 Beach Road, is open seven days a week, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, call (203) 259-1598 or visit Fairfieldhistory.org.

Fairfield University’s Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies is launching a new master’s concentration in informatics nursing, and is accepting applications for the fall semester.

This cross-disciplinary graduate program offers students the opportunity to learn cutting-edge skills while partnering with experts in informatics, analytics and computer engineering at Fairfield’s Dolan School of Business and School of Engineering

The concentration, which targets nurses with diverse career specialties, professional goals and personal interests, will provide nurses with the ability to apply informatics theory through clinical practicum experiences in a variety of health care settings.

Graduates of this program meet all the qualifications to register for the national Informatics Nursing Certification Exam.

The new program requires a total of 39 credits, including 12 courses and a clinical informatics practicum. The rigorous curriculum includes courses in nursing leadership, information and database systems, and is currently the only program in the state to offer “hands-on” learning experiences in the field for Informatics students.

For detailed program and admission information, visit fairfield.edu/informatics or attend Fairfield’s next graduate information session at the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center on campus Sept. 23 from 8:30-11 a.m. RSVP to this event at fairfield.edu/grad.

Do you drive on the Merritt Parkway late at night or early in the morning between Fairfield and Westport? Then be prepared for some delays because of a $56.7 million project that won’t be finished until August 2019.

The project will focus on a five-mile stretch of the parkway between the Congress Street bridge in Fairfield to the Newtown Turnpike overpass in Westport.

The project will include new pavement in both the northbound lanes and work on 11 structures related to the historic bridges, built nearly 80 years ago.

There’s also upgrades planned for guiderails, drainage and restoration of the historic bridges. With all this work, lane closures are needed.

Northbound lane closures are planned from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Saturday to Wednesday and from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Southbound lane closures are from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday; from 8 p.m. Friday to 8 a.m. Saturday and from 8 p.m. Saturday to 8 a.m. Sunday.