The Milford Laboratory, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), will hold an open house on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the facility, 212 Rogers Avenue in Milford. There will be displays portraying the various research, and community-based activities that occur at the lab. There will be marine scientists on hand to assist in guiding visitors through the lab and to answer questions. Groups with interests in marine sciences and the environment are encouraged to attend. Free. Go to http://nefsc.noaa.gov/nefsc/Milford/ for directions to the lab and more open house information.