Above, Meara Lynch, 7, and brother Shane, 6, of Shelton play foosball at the Boys & Girls Club during an open house Oct. 7 in Shelton.

The event at the Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley showcased the facility’s programs through literature tables, building tours, and conversations with staff. Visitors learned about the club’s new kindergarten program as well as offerings in sports, art, music, homework help, science and other activities.

"There are a lot of positive role models and structure here,” said Patricia Lynch, mom of Meara and Shane.