You can spend the long weekend sitting on the couch or expand your horizons. Here are some activities in Fairfield to help get you going:

Start by doing something for someone else Saturday. The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Trinity-St. Michael's Episcopal Church, 544 Tunxis Hill Road. For more information, call 203-814-4487.

Stock up on reading materials for the cold months ahead this weekend at the mid-winter book sale at the Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., which starts Saturday and runs through Monday. Hours are: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. For details, visit or call 203-259-0349.

Take in a one-man performance by Kevin Johnson, of the Connecticut State Library, depicting "The Life and Times of William Webb, An African American Civil War Soldier from Connecticut" at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road. Admission is $5, $3 for students and seniors. Call 203-259-1598 or visit

"Performing for the Angels of Sandy Hook" at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Edgerton Center of Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Ave., is an evening of dance and music to benefit the Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund. To reserve tickets or make a donation, call 203-371-7999 or visit

Plant yourself at the Gin Blossoms' performance at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. Tickets are $68 in advance and $73 on the day of the show. For tickets and information, visit or call 203-259-1036.