Communities in Schools of Lakewood is featuring a variety of local student acts on the following dates: Saturday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 18 and Wednesday, Sept. 23. Dave O’Keeffe, Director of CISL, points out that “performing builds competence, and competence leads to confidence. When children are confident in themselves, they perform better in school, and strive for greater achievement. The CIS stage will be testing ground for student talent for years to come.” If you visit the fair, be sure to visit the CIS stage located in the children’s area next to Sillyville and Toonzville. Reading Tree has made it possible for each child in the audience to receive a free book.