Kids listings starting Oct. 28



ANNUAL HALLOWEEN GALA. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photographs in a spook setting by Angel Moon Photography. $10 per photograph. Halloween games. Halloween books to check out. Dress in your costume. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.

OCT. 29, NOV. 19


OPEN HOUSE AND PLACEMENT EXAM FOR ST. PAUL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL. Open house on Saturday, Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Placement exam, Nov. 19 at 8 a.m. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. For info, call Matthew Crowley, director of admissions, (860) 584-0911, ext. 34 and



SPEND THE DAY WITH CINDERELLA. Meet and take photos with the cast of BCHS Footlights’ production of Cinderella. Paint your nails with the evil stepsisters. Take a swordfighting lesson with the king. Dance with the prince. Color with the queen. Get your hair braided and face-painted by Cinderella. Make your own tiara, crown with the royal page. Bristol Central High School, 480 Wolcott St., Bristol. Limited tickets. Must pre-order tickets. (860) 584-7735.

BUSHNELL CAROUSEL 102ND BIRTHDAY PARTY. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free rides all day long. Wear a Halloween costume. Free cake and punch at 1 p.m. Costumed characters, entertainment, carvers, painters, craft tent, more. For a fee, face painter,s balloon twisting, temporary tattoos, train rides around Bushnell Park, Carnival-stylle foods. Bushnell Park Carousel, Bushnell Park, Hartford. (860) 585-5411,,


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. Free. Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit the Plainville Food Pantry. (860) 793-9631.


GOATS N’ GOBLINS PARADE. Noon to 5 p.m. Celebrate fall on the farm with dairy goats. Costumed goat parade through the pastures, nature trails, and over to Crescent Lake, Southington. Wear costume. Face painting, animal balloons, apple eating contest and two drop in projects. Valentine the Clown will entertain. Soap shop will be open for browsing. Pet and feed the goats. Bradley Mountain Farm, 537 Shuttle Meadow Rd., Southington.



INDOOR/ OUTDOOR FALL FESTIVAL. 5 to 7 p.m. Bring your children and grandchildren. Face-painting, bracelet making, games, music, candy, snacks, drinks, raffle giveaways. High Ground Christian Church, 550 King St., Bristol. Free. (860) 973-3504.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY FOR CHILDREN. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Refreshments, treats, costume prizes for scariest, most original, best Halloween character, and grand prize. Costume judging begins at 5 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Free for children, $1 for adults. Children must be accompanied by an adults.

TRUNK OR TREAT. 6 to 8 p.m. rain or shine. Safe trick or treating experience, with popcorn, hot cocoa, and bounce house. Grace Baptist Church parking lot, 736 King St., Bristol.



BRISTOL EARLY CHILDHOOD FAIR. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Teachers from local preschools can answer questions and will showcase programs offered to young children. Pediatric doctors, dentists, librarians, museum curators, educational support works, bankers, and more on hand as well. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.



MONTHLY PJ STORY TIMES. 6:30 p.m. For ages 3 and up and caregiver. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.



PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. Mondays, 10:30 a.m. For ages 3 to 5 with caregiver. Each week explore themes through books, songs, rhymes, educational activities, crafts. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

BABY AND TODDLER STORY TIME. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 0 to 23 months with caregiver. Perfect for little ones, this short story time includes a story, fingerplays, songs, and a playtime for socialization and learning. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

TWO MUCH FUN STORYTIME. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Story time geared toward the terrific twos features stories, rhymes, and lots of movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

FLYING FINGERS KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP. 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. For children, teens, and adults, for those new to knitting and crocheting or those with experience. All are welcome. Bring your current project or learn with the library’s supplies. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860)