The weather forecast appears promising for at least Saturday this weekend, so take advantage and get out of the house with some of these Fairfield activities:

Start with a little spring cleaning Saturday morning by gathering up your redeemable cans and bottles and heading over to the Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department's monthly collection from 9 a.m. to noon at the firehouse, 400 Jackman Ave. For more information, email or call 203-254-4748.

After you've dropped off those cans and bottles, box up papers and documents with all that personal information you don't want to toss in the trash and head to Fairfield police headquarters at 100 Reef Road from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Sponsored by the Fairfield Police Explorer Post, the shredding cost is $10 per box. For more information call 203-254-4840 or email

Take a moment Saturday to help brighten the day of military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan at SEPTA's "We Care" Art Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McKinley School, 60 Thompson St. Participants can write notes and/or draw pictures for servicemen and women. There will also be a collection of items for the soldiers such as beef jerky, slim jims, etc. All the donations will be given to Project From the Heart for distribution in packages sent to service personnel. For more information, call 203-332-6208.

Catch a performance Sunday by Glenn Tilbrook, of Squeeze fame, at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $42. Visit or call 203-259-1036.

Or for a different way to end the weekend, take in an appearance by legendary Hollywood actress Debbie Reynolds on Sunday evening at the Edgerton Center at Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave. The event starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $15-$20. Call 203-371-7908 or visit