NOV. 7, 8
‘BUSYTOWN.’ 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Saturdays. 1 and 4 p.m., Sundays. 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.
THURSDAY, NOV. 13
‘SIGN AND PLAY’ CLASS. 9:15 a.m. Conducted by Susan Freese from Little Hands in Harmony in Newington. Interactive class for families with children ages 0-3. Interactive storytelling, rhymes, music, bubbles, games, crafts, and American Sign Language. Free. Open to children ages 0-3 and their caregivers. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
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 session. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, DEC. 6
CHILDREN’S CRAFT FAIR. 10 a.m. to noon. Reserve a table to sell your already crafted handmade items. All items must be made by children 12 years of age or younger. No fees to reserve a table. Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., Southington. Contact the children’s department, (860) 628-0947, ext. 3.
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.