It's crunch time for Christmas shopping,, but if you need a break from the retail madness -- or maybe you've got everything checked off your list -- here are some more relaxing things to do in Fairfield this weekend:

Hoops and holiday happiness go together Friday night as the Fairfield Ludlowe boys basketball team hosts its 5th annual holiday toy collection at its game against Greenwich, set for 7 p.m. at the high school, 785 Unquowa Road. All donations will be delivered to the Cardinal Shehan Center in Bridgeport in time for the center's holiday party on Saturday.

Become "Enlightened" Saturday with a visit to an exhibit by artists Mark Schif and Geoffrey Detrani at the Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the show runs through Dec. 31. Call 203-256-3155 or visit for more information.

Rock on Saturday night at the Fry Daddys' Rock for Food fundraiser at the Shack Hometown Grill, 2070 Post Road. The music starts at 9:30 p.m. and the band is hoping to collect cash donations for the Connecticut Food Bank. Proceeds from T-shirt sales that evening will also go to the food bank. For more information, visit

Run just for the fun of it Sunday at the 13th annual Meyer 5k Fairfield Holiday Run to benefit the Fairfield Police Benevolent Association Toy Drive. Participants must donate a new, unwrapped toy or gift for children ages 1 to 16. Registration starts at 8:15 a.m. at the Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road, with the race starting at 9:30 a.m. A "casual" awards ceremony will be held at 10:30 p.m. Race day entry is $10 plus a new toy. Visit for more information.

Unwind after the road race with a free yoga class with Beth Furman at 10:45 a.m. Sunday in the Trek Bicycle Store, 1215 Post Road. All levels are welcome to the hour-long class. Call 203-256-8735 for more information.