SATURDAY, NOV. 15
‘OLIVER TWIST.’ Performed by the Hampstead Stage Co. 2 p.m. Children in the audience will be selected to help the players perform the story. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Sponsored by Target. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristoLib.com.
13TH ANNUAL WILD ABOUT ANIMALS FESTIVAL. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of furry, featured, and scaly creatures. Learn about their habitats. Live animal demonstrations. Pet a pony, rabbit, tortoise, and snake. More. Imagine Nation Museum, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $6 per person. Museum members and children under 1 free. (860) 314-1400. ImagineMuseum.org. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 19
MOVIE, ‘IF I STAY.’ 4:30 p.m. Movie theater candy served. Rated PG13. 106 minutes. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
GIRLS NIGHT OUT PROGRAM, ‘NOODLE MANIA.’ 6 to 7:30 p.m. Girls ages 8 to 13 will make pasta noodles from scratch. Imagine Nation A Museum Early Learning Center, One Pleasant St., Bristol. Free. Register. (860) 314-1400.
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.
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.