FRIDAY, OCT. 9
FIRE SAFETY WEEK PROGRAM. Held by the Museum of Fire History with the Bristol Fire Department. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children of all ages, their families, and teachers can learn about fire safety, visiting the museum and meeting real firefighters. Touch a truck. Learn how to escape a burning building via the Hap Barnes Fire Safety Truck. Games, crafts, and free giveaways. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Free for children and $5 for adults. (860) 585-5411.
OCT. 10-OCT. 25
PUMPKIN PATCH TRAIN. Noon, 2 p.m. Kids can ride the train, choose a pumpkin, and ride back. Railroad Museum of New England, 242 East Main St. Thomaston. $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (ages 62-plus) and children ages 3 to 12. Children 2 and under free. (860) 283-7245.
SUNDAY, OCT. 11
FESTIVE FACES PUMPKIN. 12 to 2 p.m. Create a small pumpkin with festive faces or designs for the fall and holiday seasons. All admissions include a free ride on the working carousel as well as entry to all museum exhibits. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $5 for children, $6 for children, free for members. TheCarouselMuseum.org
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.