There's some fun to be had at either end of this weekend in Crown Heights. On Friday, the Noelli Center is hosting Heart and Soul, a food and wine event at their HQ on Dean and Utica from 5:30 - 7:30. Swing by to sample some healthy soul food and learn more about their work.
On Monday night, the fantastic Franklin Park Reading Series offers up its October installment, "Music and Mayhem," featuring songs as well as readings from local and citywide authors and artists. Nostrand Park's Ferentz Lafargue will be among the presenters, so get out and support your local bloggers!
On a more somber note, a pair of shootings hit the area in the past few days, one at Prospect and Classon and one at Franklin and Eastern. The police presence was stepped up significantly after a spate of shootings earlier this summer (though it seems to be at a more "normal" level now), but sadly, gun violence has not completely abated. For those interested in getting involved in efforts to combat these sorts of incidents, the next Community Board meeting is November 12.