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The Ju­nior League of Stam­ford-Nor­walk is grow­ing its Read 2 Suc­ceed child­hood lit­er­acy pro­gram with the launch of a Lit­tle Free Li­brary at Cove Is­land Park.

JLSN es­tab­lished the li­brary in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Girl Scouts of Con­necti­cut Troop 50266 and the Fer­gu­son Li­brary.

A ded­i­ca­tion cer­e­mony was planned for Satur­day.

"Read 2 Suc­ceed fo­cuses on get­ting more books into the hands of young read­ers," said Mered­ith Wahl-Jones, JLSN’s com­mu­nity direc­tor. "We’re so ex­cited that our first Lit­tle Free Li­brary will of­fer an­other way to in­crease ac­cess to books in our com­mu­nity."

The li­brary will be stocked with books for mem­bers of the com­mu­nity. Ev­ery­one is also in­vited to share books for chil­dren or adults through the Lit­tle Free Li­brary.

The JLSN is an or­ga­ni­za­tion of women com­mit­ted to pro­mot­ing vol­un­tarism, de­vel­op­ing the po­ten­tial of women, and im­prov­ing the com­mu­nity through the ef­fec­tive ac­tion and lead­er­ship of trained vol­un­teers.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit


Westhill High School will be be trans­formed into a haunted house Sun­day.

The Stam­ford Re­gional Agri­science pro­gram at the school is or­ga­niz­ing a Hal­loween bash that will in­clude an in­sane asy­lumthemed haunted house on three floors. The event has fam­ily-friendly fea­tures, such as games, face paint­ing, and a cos­tume con­test from 2 to 4 p.m.

The haunted house will run from 4 to 8 p.m. and is only open to those 13 years of age and older. Ad­mis­sion is $10.

Ac­tor Michael C. Williams from the “Blair Witch Project” will at­tend and take pho­tos with vis­i­tors and of­fer au­to­graphs.


Get a jump start on trickor-treat­ing this year by tak­ing part in "Ick Fest" at the Over­brook Na­ture Cen­ter from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sun­day.

At­ten­dees are en­cour­aged to come in cos­tume and let the clues placed around the na­ture cen­ter lead them around the farm to find some good­ies for their bag. Each clue will take vis­i­tors to a new an­i­mal lo­ca­tion. The first clue will be avail­able at the ot­ter bridge start­ing at 1 p.m. and will end at 2:30 pm. Sta­tions will close at 3 p.m.

The cost is $5 per fam­ily.

The Over­brook Na­ture Cen­ter is lo­cated at the Stam­ford Mu­seum & Na­ture Cen­ter, at 39 Scofield­town Road.


The Shippan Point As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a fall wine tast­ing from 3 to 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at 422 Ocean Drive West.

To re­serve a spot, email The event costs $25 per per­son, and in­cludes food and wine.

A per­cent­age of every case sold ben­e­fit the Shippan Point As­so­ci­a­tion.


Franklin Street Works will present a free re­cep­tion for "False

Flag: The

Space Be­tween Para­noia and Rea­son," an ex­hibit cu­rated by New Haven artist Jeff Oster­gren, on Satur­day.

The event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m., will fea­ture work from sev­eral other artists.

"False Flag: The Space Be­tween Para­noia and Rea­son" is a group ex­hi­bi­tion that "in­ves­ti­gates the con­tin­uum of para­noia, as sub­ject mat­ter, philo­soph­i­cal po­si­tion, and psy­cho­log­i­cal state," ac­cord­ing to a re­lease from Franklin Street Works, lo­cated at 41 Franklin St.


The Knobloch Fam­ily Farm­house will of­fi­cially open for the sea­son on Nov. 4, as part of a fall fes­ti­val that will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stam­ford Mu­seum & Na­ture Cen­ter.

The fes­ti­val will in­clude hot and cold ap­ple cider, home-baked donuts and hol­i­day pies, sto­ry­telling, a photo booth, face paint­ing, and arts and craft-mak­ing for all ages.

Other of­fer­ings in­clude Heckscher Farm and Heckscher WILD! an­i­mal demon­stra­tions, a birds of prey demon­stra­tion, au­tumn scav­enger hunt, and "Good­night Heckscher Farm" book-read­ing and sale.

Ad­vanced tick­ets will be avail­able for pur­chase on the Stam­ford Mu­seum’s web­site, and cost $5 for mem­bers and $10 for non­mem­bers. Chil­dren un­der the age of 3 get in for free.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit stam­ford­mu­ farm­house-fes­ti­val.html.

Matthew Brown / Hearst Con­necti­cut Me­dia

Gianna Zez­ima, 5, of Stam­ford, pre­pares to sling an ap­ple at tar­gets dur­ing the Har­vest Fes­ti­val Week­end at the Stam­ford Mu­seum & Na­ture Cen­ter last year. The mu­seum will host a fall fes­ti­val event on Nov. 4.


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