FRIDAY, OCT. 16
‘MILK AND BOOKIES BOOK-RAISING FAMILY EVENT.’ 7 to 8:30 p.m. Children are invited to bring their favorite new or gently used storybook to give to a local child in need. They also will create special bookmarks, one to keep and another to include with their book donation. Also, guest storytellers, crafts, and milk and cookies. American Clock and Watch Museum, 100 Maple St., Bristol. Free with the donation of the book. Register. (860) 583-6070. ClockandWatchMuseum.org
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
TEENS AND TWEENS MAKE SPIDER COOKIES AND DECORATE MINI PUMPKINS. 10 a.m .to noon. For children in grades 5 and up. Free. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Register. (860) 584-7790. Made possible by support of the Friends of the Bristol Public Librar.
OCT. 19-NOV. 30
ZUMBA KIDS EXERCISE CLASSES. Mondays, 5 to 5:45 p.m. High-energy fitness parties with specially choreographed kid friendly routines. No previous Zumba experience required. Bliss Dance and Wellness Center, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. $35 per child. Pre-register, payment required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/ZumbaKids.
OCT. 22-NOV. 12
HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL DANCERS AGES 16 AND UP. Held by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. Learn new hip-hop choreography each week. Bliss Dance and Wellness Center, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. $45 to participate. Preregister and payment required. (860) 276-6219. Southington.org/hiphop
SATURDAY, OCT. 24
ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE. Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m. Tour the building. Meet faculty. (Placement exam is Saturday, Nov. 21 at 8 a.m.) St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. SPCHS.net, firstname.lastname@example.org, (860) 584-0911.
FRIDAY, OCT. 30
HALLOWEEN AT THE WHEELER YMCA. 6 to 8 p.m. Haunted House, ghoulish games, costume contests, more. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631.
NOW thru NOV. 19
‘ONCE UPON A STORY.’ 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays. Story time for children 3-4. Explore themes through books, songs, rhymes, educational activities, and crafts. Take-home literacy tips. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
PLAY AND LEARN STORYTIME. 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays. Early literacy based program features an age-appropriate story and song sessions. For children birth through 23 months. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
‘TWO MUCH FUN.’ Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story time geared to the Terrific Twos. Movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
‘FLYING FINGERS.’ 4 p.m. on Fridays. Inter-generational knit and crochet group. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.