Enchanted Castle will welcome visitors this month

Now in its 20th year, the Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers Auxiliary will present “The Enchanted Castle: A Magical Storybook Experience,” at Burr Homestead, 739 Old Post Road, Fairfield, on Saturday, Oct. 19 through Tuesday, Oct. 29.

With its colorful storybook-themed rooms and friendly costumed characters, the Enchanted Castle provides a non-threatening, entertaining Halloween experience for children and adults. Theme rooms include Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Pirates of the Caribbean The Wizard of Oz and Candyland.

Hours are Oct. 19, 20, 26 and 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Oct. 23, 24, 25, 28 and 29, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

School and play groups may schedule visits Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 23 through 25, and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.

For information, email info@enchantedcastle.org.

Admission is $5 per person. For information, call 203-384-3600 or visit enchantedcastle.org.

The Enchanted Castle is co-chaired by Fairfield residents Shaun Amberg, Debbie Charles and Kay Smith. Proceeds from the event will support various programs at Ahlbin Centers, including cancer therapy, Fit and Healthy Kids, music therapy, the women’s health program, specialized equipment and scholarships.

In addition, the Ahlbin Centers Auxiliary is seeking qualified volunteers to fill more than 250 storybook characters roles during the eight days of the event. Adults and students in the eighth grade and up may volunteer for community service by emailing characters@enchantedcastle.org.

Businesses interested in helping to underwrite some of the costs of this year’s Enchanted Castle by becoming a sponsor, may email info@enchantedcastle.org.

Ahlbin Centers provides inpatient rehabilitation services at Bridgeport Hospital and outpatient services in Bridgeport, Shelton, Southport, Stratford and Trumbull. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as early childhood and geriatric programs.