ESSEX - Lakeside Preschool will be hosting an open house for interested families and community members Wednesday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. They are now accepting applications for the fall. Lakeside Preschool offers a play-based preschool program on a working organic farm and a parent/tot playgroup once per week. Located at the Black Kettle Farm on the corner of Cook and Leaning roads. For more information, call 962-2681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.