Students at High Meadow School in Stone Ridge had a teddy bear picnic Thursday on the front porch of the administration building. The event was a lead-in to ‘Meadow Fest — A Fall Book Fest & Barn Dance,’ which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the school and include readings by Hudson Valley authors of books for children and young adults. There also will be workshops featuring authors and illustrators and a barn dance with music by Mike + Ruthy’s Family Band. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to www.highmeadowschool.org/pto/meadow-fest. Fore more photos taken Thursday at the school, go to media.dailyfreeman.com.