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.
ESPN STEAM FEST. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Variety of activities, presentations, and displays focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics for all ages and families. Aim of event is to build awareness about STEAM for students and families, while demonstrating how much fun these disciplines can be. Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. Free and open to the public. Steamfest.espn.com
HALLOWEEN GALA. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wear your scary costume, get your photograph taken in a “terrifying setting” by Angel Moon Photography. Photographs are $10 and come with frames for children to decorate with stamps and stickers. Creep through the haunted tunnel, meet a big Grim Reaper, and more. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
‘TAILS OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS.’ 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age as well as pre-readers are invited. Ideal for reluctant readers. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Ideal for reluctant readers. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790.
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.
OCT. 30-DEC. 18
POLISH STORYTIME. 10:45 a.m. on Fridays. For children ages 2 to 5. Halloween stories, autum stories, more. Crafts Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
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.