Sunday is Mother's Day, and besides mom, there are lots of other things to celebrate this spring weekend in Fairfield. Here's a few of them:

The early bird catches the worm -- as well as a demonstration of bird banding at 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary, 314 Unquowa Road. The cost is $7. For reservations, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109 or visit

Your mother wouldn't let you go hungry, so on Saturday put a few non-perishables by the mailbox for the National Association of Letter Carriers' annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive. All items donated in Fairfield will be delivered the food pantry at Operation Hope, the local agency that deals with problems of hunger and homelessness. For more information, visit

Having mom over for dinner? Clean the house first and get rid of those empty cans and bottles. Then bring them to the Stratfield Volunteer Fire Department's monthly redeemable can and bottle drive. Redeemables are collected at the fire station, 400 Jackman Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, email

The Fairfield School of Music presents the Fairfield County Children's Choir and "The Miracle of Singing," with guest Nick Page, at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fairfield University's Quick Center, 1073 North Benson Road. For tickets and information call 203-414-4292 or visit

Catch the Connecticut Symphonic Winds' last program of the season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Roger Ludlowe Middle School, 689 Unquowa Road. The program, "Made in America," will feature American composers and wind music about the U.S. Admission is free. For more information, call 203-386-1625 or visit