Done with your holiday shopping and need something else to do besides going to the mall? Check out our list of five things to do in Fairfield this weekend:

You can get an artist-led gallery tour with curator Laura G. Einstein of the "Linear Structure" exhibit at the Fairfield Arts Council from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The arts council is located at 70 Sanford St. For more information visit

Sweeten up Saturday by taking part in a Candy House Workshop at the 1 p.m. in the Burr Homestead. 739 Old Post Road. Sponsored by the Fairfield Museum and History Center, you can create your own candy house -- the fee is $15 for museum members and $20 for non-members. Prepayment is required. E-mail for more information.

Brighten up the shortest day of the year at the Winter Solstice Celebration at 1:20 p.m. Saturday at the Connecticut Audubon Society, 2325 Burr St. There'll be a campfire and marshmallows for toasting. The fee is $7 per person, with a family maximum of $21 for members and $12 per person or $36 per family for non-members. To register or for more information, call 203-259-6305, ext. 109.

Pick up books for reading next to the fire at the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library's annual Holiday Book Sale at the library, 1080 Old Post Road, corner of Post Road. The sale includes fiction and nonfiction books, along with DVDs, CDs, tapes, audio books and even vinyl records. The library is open from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information visit or call 203-256-3160.

End the weekend with some hummin' and strummin' Sunday when the Easton Banjo Society performs a benefit Christmas concert and sing-along at 3 p.m. at the Community Theater, 1424 Post Road. The concert raises money for, a program that introduces youths to video and filmmaking. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors and are available at the box office.