In preparation for this year's Run for the Roses, the Ridgefield Library is hosting a class that will help residents make Kentucky Derby hats Tuesday, April 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The library's annual gala will honorDewey and Paul McNamara, and will be Kentucky Derby themed this year.

There is a second class on April 23 for residents interested in making Kentucky Derby hats

The hat-making classes are free.

Tickets to the gala are $250.