RIDGEFIELD, Conn. This weekend is full of books and hauntings in Ridgefield. Here are a few of the events taking place this weekend. For more, visit our events page.
Friday, Oct 19
Library Book Sale: Noon to 8 p.m. The semiannual Friends of the Ridgefield Library book sale begins.Members of the Friends group can enter at 9 a.m. for free and nonmembers with a $10 fee. The sale will last through Monday. Yanity Gym, 60 Prospect St., Ridgefield.
Teachers and Principals vs. Harlem Wizards: 7 p.m. A fun night of watching your favorite teachers or principal play basketball against the Harlem Wizards, and all proceeds go toward funding projects through the Ridgefield Education Foundation. Ridgefield High School Gym, 700 N. Salem Road, Ridgefield.
Saturday, Oct 20
Makers Market: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Makers Market offers a premier forum to experience the convergence of contemporary design and craft. Collectors and enthusiasts can meet over 40 American makers and shop a broad selection of objects, including ceramics, glassware, textiles, jewelry, furniture, metalwork, lighting and more. Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, 258 Main St, Ridgefield.
Ghost Tour of Ridgefield: 6 p.m. A Halloween tradition for many local families and friends the 21st Ghosts Hike. It will go along the trails through Hemlock Hills where you will encounter legendary, ghostly figures. These characters from Ridgefield's past will entertain you with tales or personal stories. Ridgefield Discovery Center, Hemlock Hills Open Space, Bogus Road, Ridgefield.
Sunday, Oct 21
Peter Parley Schoolhouse Open House: 1 to 4 p.m. The Peter Parley Schoolhouse, a part of the Ridgefield Historical Society, will be open for the public to visit and tour. Peter Parley Schoolhouse, West Lane and South Salem Road, Ridgefield.
ARTalk with Portrait Artist John Howard Sanden: 2 to 3:30 p.m. John Howard Sanden, an award-winning artist, has painted African kings, world-famous businessmen, Cabinet secretaries, evangelists and the 43 president of the United States and his First Lady all of whom have sat for this Ridgefield resident during his 40-year career. Sanden will kick off the first lecture of the ARTalks series, sponsored by the Ridgefield Library and Ridgefield Guild of Artists. Ridgefield Community Center at Lounsbury House, 316 Main St., Ridgefield.
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