The temperature's supposed to be a bit cooler the next few days, so if you're looking for something to heat up the weekend in Fairfield, look no further:

On Saturday, get started by being good to Mother Earth. Bring redeemable cans and bottles to the Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department's monthly collection, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Jackman Avenue Fire Station. For more information, email

After dropping off those cans and bottles, bring the kids to Wakeman Boys & Girls Club in Southport to burn off some energy in the Kids Only Road Race at 9:30 a.m. The 2-mile run begins and ends at the club on Center Street and is open to children in grades 3 through 12. There will be three divisions with prizes awarded to the first-place boy and girl in each division. Register at the club or online at

Saturday evening do a little dancing and vote for your favorite vintage vehicle at the Brickwalk shopping center's concert and car show from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a DJ, facepainting and music from the Cookie Richards Trio at the complex, 1215 Post Road. For more information, visit

If classic cars aren't your thing, venture over to the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to see Bridgeport-based Latin rock band, Cosmic Jibaros. Tickets cost $10 for FTC members and $14 for non-members. Call 203-259-1036 or visit

On Sunday, take part in some old-fashioned family fun at the St. Anthony of Padua Church picnic from 12:30 to 7 p.m. at the church, 149 South Pine Creek Road. Admission is $3 and the picnic features homemade pierogies, stuffed cabbage, lobster dinners, beer and wine, a tag sale, music and dancing. A portion of the proceeds will benefit children helped by the Merton House in Bridgeport. For more information, call 203-259-0358.

Or get a jump on Bastille Day celebrations -- traditionally, celebrated July 14 in France -- with the annual local version of the fete Sunday on Sanford Street in downtown Fairfield. The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature traditional French fare from local restaurants, the Brasserie and Cafe Lola, as well as French crafts, books, clothing and more. A petanque tournament -- similar to bocce -- is played throughout the day. For information, call 203-254-8094 or visit the website,