Need a little help deciding what to do this weekend in Fairfield? Check out these suggestions:

Start the weekend Friday night with music for the soul from Al Ferrante and Friends at the Fairfield Cafe, 770 Commerce Drive, from 9 to 11:30 p.m. Call 203-331-3911.

On Saturday morning, help out some of Fairfield's Bravest by bringing recyclable cans and bottles to the Statfield Volunteer Fire Department, 400 Jackman Ave., from 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, call 203-254-4748.

Keep the beat going Saturday night when the English Beat performs roots reggae/ska music at Stage One of the Fairfield Theatre Co., 70 Sanford St. For tickets and information call 203-259-1036 or visit

Take advantage of the last chance visit the Big Man from the North Pole at his Fairfield "house" on Sunday. Stop by "A Visit to Santa's House" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road. Tickets at the door cost $6.

Wrap up the weekend Sunday afternoon at the Fairfield Museum and History Center learning how to landscape your model train layout. The Model Railroad Scenery Workshop -- part of the ongoing Holiday Express Train Show -- will be held at 2 p.m. in the museum, 370 Beach Road. The workshop is free with admission to the museum, but pre-registration is required. Visit or call 203-259-1598.