The Literacy Center of Milford will host a masquerade ball, to the rhythmic sounds of Ruby and the Diamond Kings band, at the Costa-Azzurra Restaurant, 72 Broadway in Milford, on Oct. 17, from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50, which includes dinner and dancing, a live auction and raffle, a masquerade contest for best mask/best themed couple/single, and more. Call 203-878-4800 to register.