High school students and their parents are invited to learn The Art of Writing an Effective College Essay Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., at Trackside Teen Center on Station Road.

Bill Peltz, founder of Soar for Success and an award-winning master teacher with nearly 40 years of experience, will offer the free workshop. He will teach the necessary skills and techniques of writing high-quality college essays.

Information: trackside.org, 203-834-2888 or email brett@trackside.org.