The heat may be cranking up, but so are a plethora of weekend activities in Fairfield. Here's a few suggestions to get you started:

Get your toes tapping Friday night with Jazz & Pops at 7 p.m. at the Sherman Green gazebo, corner of Post and Reef roads. Performing in the free concert will be the Fairfield Ludlowe High School Jazz Ensemble and Close Harmony, an a cappella group. The concert is sponsored by the Music Parents Association. For more information call 203-255-7201 or email

Stock up the shelves with some of the season's first farm-fresh fare from the Farmers Market at the Brickwalk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. In addition to organic foods, the will crafts, soaps, made-to-order crepes and live music. Call 203-292-8299 or email

Help protect homeless pets at the Pet Protectors' Spring Fling from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Sherman Green, Post and Reef roads. The event includes a baked goods sale, book sale and animal-related items and vendors. Proceeds benefit shelter for homeless dogs and cats until new homes are found for the animals. Visit or call 203-259-3813.

Take a trip back in time Sunday with a tour of the circa-1750 Ogden House, 1520 Bronson Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. The house, managed by the Fairfield Historical Society, is furnished with period objects and the kitchen garden is maintained by the Fairfield Garden Club. For more information, call 203-259-1598 or email

Wind up the weekend at 3 p.m. Sunday with a laugh or two when Rob Carlson brings "Rob's Discount Variety" -- featuring a champion yo-yo duo -- to the Fairfield Theatre Company, 70 Sanford St. For information and tickets, visit or call 203-259-1036.