FRIDAY, OCT. 31
TRUNK OR TREAT. 6 to 8 p.m. Cars will be decorated handing out treats to all youngsters. Bounce house, popcorn, hot cocoa, and punch. Grace Baptist Church, 736 Louisiana Ave., Bristol. Free.
HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY. 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tricks, treats, Halloween games, a children’s costume contest, and more. Limited to the first 200 people. Party admission is $1 for aults, children are free. Costume judging at 5 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. (860) 585-5411, firstname.lastname@example.org
NOV. 1 to 8
‘BUSYTOWN.’ 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturdays. 1 and 4 p.m., Sundays. 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Based on Richard Scarry’s identically named children’s book. Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Rd., West Hartford. $15 for children, seniors, and Let’s GO ARTS! Members. $17 for adults. PlayhouseonPark.org, (860) 523-5900 ext. 10.
NOV. 3, 6
AUDITIONS FOR ‘THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER.’ Monday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Produced by The New Britain Youth Theater Teen Company. Production begins February. Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays. Open to 12 to 19 year olds. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. Register. $100 participation fee. (860) 515-8115. Auditions@NBYT.org
THURSDAY, NOV. 6
FAMILY MOVIE. 6 p.m. People of all ages are invited to attend this PG film. Call the library for title. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Bristol. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, NOV. 22
R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 p.m. Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to the dogs for a 15 minute sessions. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
NOW thru DEC. 12
STORY TIME AND READING CLUBS. Various times. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required for some. For details, go to BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787, or (860) 584-7790.
NOW thru NOV. 10
PLAY AND LEARN GROUP. Held by the Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meet other parents and children under the age of 5 for early learning activities to help children develop school readiness skills prior to entering kindergarten. Story time, craft activities, free play, etc. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Free. Open to Bristol families with children age 5 or younger.
NOW thru DEC. 11
STORY TIME SESSIONS. Every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m., 2 year olds; every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., 3, 4, 5 year olds; every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Sensory Tots, 2 to 5 year olds; every Wednesday at 1 p.m., 3, 4, 5 year olds; every Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Baby Time, 0-12 months. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
NOW thru MAY 2015
‘BANANAS SPLIT, TOO.’ Offered by Bristol Youth Services. 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursdays. An 11-week support group for children of divorce, separated, or of a single parent family. Group will participate in activities geared toward developing communication, coping skills, identifying feelings, and understanding family transitions in a healthy way. For children 5 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 11. Bristol Youth Services, 51 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 314-4690.