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.
KIDS’ CARNIVAL. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings. Carousel rides, magic shows, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, prizes, balloon animals, representatives from other Bristol non-profit organizations. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Children free. Adults are $6. Admission includes the Carousel Museum, the Museum of Fire History, the Fine Art Gallery, and the Museum of Greek Culture. (860) 585-5411, education@TheCarouselMuseum.org.
TUESDAY, NOV. 25
FELICE DANIELSON FROM THE CIRCLE OF FRIENDS MUSIC STUDIO. 11:30 a.m. Interactive “Music Together” class for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. She will bring instruments and musical activities to keep all engaged for this 45 minute class. Classes are based on the recognition all children are musical and can learn to sing in tune, keep a beat, and participate with confidence. For ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 793-1450.
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.
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by HQ Dumpters and Recycling and Miss Southington Pre-Teen. Help Southington Social Services gather gifts for families in need. Bring a gift a boy or girl and enjoy breakfast with Santa. Every toy donation enters you into a raffle to win a $100 Visa gift card. Donuts, hot chocolate, homemade Christmas cookies. HQ Dumpsters and Recycling, 897 South Main St., Plantsville.
NOW thru DEC. 19
FALL DROP-IN CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS. Tuesdays from 10:30 to 11 a.m., Mother Goose Rhymes (ages 0-23 months); Tuesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., You Be… for ages 7 and up; Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., Pajama Puzzlers, ages 4 and up; Thursdays from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Tales for Tots (ages 2 to 3). Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
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 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.