This weekend in Shelton: Family Fun Festival, restaurant samples, more

Saturday, April 27

Bottle and can drive

The Shelton High School Marching Band, Color Guard and Pompons are hold fund-raiser 9 to 1 p.m. at the SHS bus loop, 120 Meadow Street. They are also collecting toners and ink cartridges, cell phones and small electronics for recycling. Donations go directly to the groups to fund their competitions.


Booth Hill School sponsors from 10 to 2 p.m., at 544 Booth Hill Road. This event, benefiting the Booth Hill School PTO, will feature 26 vehicles, up close and personal for motor vehicle fans of all ages for youngsters to explore. Also available is food, face-painting, tattoos and more. Admission: $10 per family.

Family Fun Festival

For youth in grades four through sixth and their families at Perry Hill School, 11-4 p.m. Food, games and the movie “Wreck-It-Ralph” will be shown. Admission is $5 per person; every fifth person in a family will be admitted free. Register at 203-924-7614.

Branch Open House

At Huntington Branch Library, 41 Church Street, 11 a.m. Local restaurants share samplings with visitors.

Teen Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. Potential volunteers 12-19 years  offered mandatory information to earn community service hours, held at Plumb Memorial Library, 65 Wooster Street.

Teen Book Club

Saturday, April 27, 1 p.m. Teens 13-18 drop in for a light lunch and discussion of Steve Jobs, at Plumb Memorial Library.

Teen Crafts

Teens 13-18 drop in for cooking to crafts and more, 2:30 p.m. at Plumb.

Teen Film Critics

Teens 13-18 drop in to screen a movie they select, then discuss over refreshments; new members welcome; 4 p.m. at Plumb Memorial Library.

Sunday, April 28

Softball car wash

Shelton High School softball players hold fund-raiser, 9-3 p.m. at the Shelton Community Center. Cost is $5.

'Between Heaven and Texas'

Written Words Bookstore will hold its last celebration of the month at its new location, 482 River Road, in the Oakdale Shopping Plaza.

On Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m., author Marie Bostwick will launch her new book, Between Heaven and Texas. The story is a prequel to the Cobbled Court Quilts series, which takes readers to the heart of a small Texas town, and a woman who discovers her destiny there.

Bostwick is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of historical and contemporary fiction.

The event is free to the public. Books presented for signing must be purchased from Written Words. Information: 203-944-0400.