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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 jlsn.org.
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 email@example.com. 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
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 stamfordmuseum.org/ farmhouse-festival.html.
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.