Yes, the last few holiday weeks have been busy, but that doesn't mean you now should just hibernate at home. Treat yourself for making it through another year by taking advantage of some of the following things to do in Fairfield this weekend:

The Town Youth Council and the Parks and Recreation Department will stage "New Year, New Hope," a family concert to benefit those suffering from the recent devastating Philippines typhoon at 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Roger Ludlowe Middle School auditorium, 689 Unquowa Road. Performers range from T-Bone, to Niles Luther and Sean Larson. Tickets are $5 per person, and children under 2 are admitted free. Reserve a seat at If space is available, tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross Philippines relief effort.

It may be winter but you can still find fresh, local food at the Winter Farmers Market on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Greenfield Hill Grange, 1873 Hillside Road. Buy fresh, free-range eggs, gourmet coffee, fresh baked artisan breads and more. Refreshments will be sold to benefit the grange.

Determined to learn how to hem your own pants and make simple clothing repairs? Head for the hand sewing skill craft salon at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fairfield Woods Branch Library, 1147 Fairfield Woods Road. For sewers 18 years old and over, participants will also make a mason jar sewing kit. All supplies will be provided. To registrar or for information call 203-256-3160 or visit

Treat yourself to a dinner out this weekend at one of the many restaurants in Fairfield's dining scene. The latest to open is Qdoba Mexican Grill, 2222 Black Rock Turnpike. Weekend hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. For more information, call 203-333-9574 or visit

Can't get that non-stop Christmas music out of your head? Get over to the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. on Sunday for a performance for local singer-songwriter Brian Dolzani. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. For ticket information, visit