SATURDAY, NOV. 14
KIDS’ CARNIVAL. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Carousel rides, magic shows, face painting, arts and crafts, carnival games, prizes, balloon animals, representatives from other Bristol nonprofit organizations. Displays, festive rainbow of games, balloons, various carsel animals, circus memorabilia, magic. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Free for children. Adults, $6. Admission includes free access to all day’s activities. Sponsored by Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation and the Bristol Rotary Club. (860) 585-5411, manager@TheCarouselMuseum.org
SATURDAY CRAFTS. 10 a.m. to noon. Children in grade school and up are invited to create a fragrant Orange Pomander decoration for Thanksgiving. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21
THE 18TH ANNUAL TURKEY SHOOT BASKETBALL CONTEST. 10 a.m. Parent/ child teams will shoot free throws in order to win Thanksgiving turkeys and other prizes. Chippens Hill Middle School, 551 Peacedale St., Bristol. BristolRec.com
SUNDAY, DEC. 6
25TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S HOLIDAY FESTIVAL. Held by the Bristol Chamber of Commerce. 1 p.m. Parade is unique in that entertainment remains stationary while the children walk the parade route. There will be singers, dancers, baton twirlers, fife and drum corps, bands, jugglers, magicians, mimes. Federal Hill Green to Bellevue, High and Main streets in Bristol.
NOW thru DEC. 18
POLISH STORYTIME. 10:45 a.m. on Fridays. For children ages 2 to 5. Halloween stories, autumn stories, more. Crafts Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
NOW thru NOV. 19
‘ONCE UPON A STORY.’ Mondays at 10:30 a.m. 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.