Bird Watching: Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford. 3-4:30PM. An ecology adventure for ages 11-14. RR. $10/West Hartford residents, $12/nonresidents. 232-1134.
Election Day Fun: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 9:30AM-4:30PM. Vote for your favorite museum exhibit on election day! FREE w/admission. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
National Theater for the Deaf: Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Rd., Enfield. 1:30PM. Ages 5+ are invited to "Fingers Around the World," a performance by the National Theater for the Deaf. Pick up a FREE ticket to attend. 763-7510.
Kids Election Day Party: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St., Manchester. 3:30PM. Elementary school-aged kids enjoy the winning party from the library's Kids Convention and party vote. Top vote-getter may be Wild West Party, Candyland Party, Magic Tree House Party, or Hollywood Party. No matter which wins, it's sure to be a great time-games, activities, snacks, loads of fun! 645-0577.
Greek Food Festival: St. Sophia Hellenic Church, 200 Hempstead St., New London. 11AM-9PM. Enjoy Greek food and pastry, music, and dance performances. FREE. 442-2377. Through 11/5.
Daytime Sleepiness: The Lurking Giant: Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St., Manchester. 1PM. Learn how to determine if daytime sleepiness is a sign of a sleep disorder and acquire tips on how to tackle daytime sleepiness and health-related issues. 1-888-299-3676.
Barbershop 101: First Church of Christ, Palmer Hall, 689 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury. 7:30-9:30PM. Ladies...do you like to sing? Experience the joy of singing acapella, 4-part harmony along with the Farmington Valley Chorus. No prior experience required. FREE. Carol: 675-7715 or Jeanne: 568-1144. Also 11/10 & 11/17.
Pint-Sized Ponchos: The Creative Hearts Center, 3 Canal Ct., Avon. Design & decorate your own creative poncho. Ages 2.5+. RR. $12 first child/$7 siblings. Also collecting scarves, mittens, hats, baby blankets for donations to needy children. 677-7917.
Stuffee vs. Germs: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 10AM. Ages 3-5 meet Stuffee, a 7-foot doll that unzips to teach about internal organs, and learn ways to keep germs away so they stay healthy all season long. RR. $5/members, $7/nonmembers. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
Discover McCooks' World Travels: Butler-McCook House, 396 Main St., Hartford. 5:30PM. Egypt, China, Germany, and France are just a few of the places the McCook family visited. Learn about the family's journeys. $5/adults, $2/children. 522-1806, www.hartnet.org.
Treatment Alternatives for Attentional Issues: CT Educational Services, 770 Saybrook Rd., Middletown. 6:30-8:30PM. FREE seminar on the treatment of ADHD, learning disabilities, and behavioral disorders. Learn how EEG Neurofeedback is an alternative to medication. Parents, educators, and physicians welcome. RR. 343-0227 x6.
Joyful Parenting: Farmington Valley YMCA, 97 Salmon Brook St., Granby. 7-8:30PM. Learn how to develop positive responses to the sometimes-stressful situations associated with parenting. RR. $35. 1-877-903-7798.
Museum Sleepover Party: Stepping Stones Museum for Children, 303 West Ave., Norwalk. 6:15PM Fri.-8AM Sat. Pack your sleeping bag and join your Stepping Stone friends and exhibits for storytelling, dancing, art activities, and more! Pizza dinner and bagel breakfast included. RR. $25/members, $30/nonmembers. (203) 899-0606 x247.
Hay Ride: Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford. 7-8:30PM. Scenic tractor-pulled ride along park trails. Roast marshmallows, listen to stories. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RR. $8/West Hartford residents, $10/nonresidents, FREE/under 3. 232-1134.
BINGO & Pizza/Special Needs Program: Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. 7-9PM. Ages 13+ enjoy pizza, beverages, BINGO, and prizes. RR by 11/3. $8/W. Hartford residents, $10/nonresidents. 523-3159, www.west-hartford.com/leisure-services.
Evening Extraordinaire: The Gallery, 141 New London Tpke., Glastonbury. 7-10PM. Wine tasting and auction. Auction features variety of fine items, including week in Aruba 5-star resort and use of an Okemo home. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and nonalcoholic beverages. Dress is country elegant. Reservations $40, $50 at the door. 633-8402.
Tea Cup Social: First United Methodist Church, Middletown. 6:30 PM. Sponsored by Co-op Preschool. Win prizes donated from local businesses and families. Raffle tix 3/$1 or 20/$5. 344-0099.
Playing with Pop: Wadworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. 10AM-12:30PM. Ages 6-10 and their adult companions see how pop artists use popular imagery in their work. Then children make their own pop-inspired creations in the art studio. RR. $15/members, $20/nonmembers, $5/additional children. 278-2670 x3049, www.wadsworthatheneum.org.
Holiday Expo: Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Rd., South Windsor. 10AM-2PM. Start your holiday shopping early! Admission is a nonperishable food item for the South Windsor Food Bank and/or a monetary donation to the Church Mission Fund. 644-0833.
8th Annual Teddy Bear Jamboree: CT Audubon Center, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 11AM. Bring your teddy bear to hear children's music pioneer, Gary Rosen, perform his award-winning songs and A.A. Milne's "Hums of Pooh." $7. 633-8402.
Native American Pow Wow: Springfield Science Museum, 220 State St., Springfield, MA. 11AM-4PM. Celebrate the museum's renovated Native American Hall with traditional music, dance, storytelling, crafts, and more! (413) 263-6800, www.springfieldmuseums.org.
Children's Storytelling Hour: Huntington House Museum, 289 Broad St., Windsor. Noon. Features a reading of The Hickory Chair. FREE/members and under 12, $6/nonmembers. 688-2004.
Beethoven's Nephew: Connecticut College, New London. 8PM. Part of The Chamber Music PLUS 25th Anniversary series, this production stars Lesley Ann Warren and features music by Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven. 278-7148. Also 11/7, 2PM at St. Joseph College, West Hartford.
NOVEMBRRRR: CT Audubon Society, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 1PM. Nature has different methods of keeping its plants and animals alive through the cold time of year. Naturalist Todd Russo gives the cold, hard facts about surviving the winter. $4 CAS members $4; $6 nonmembers. 633-8402
2nd Annual Women Take Flight: New England Air Museum, Rte. 75, Windsor Locks. 10AM-5PM. Women talk about their careers in aviation. Re-enactors of historical women aviators and presentations. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $4/ages 6-11, FREE/under 6. 623-3305, www.neam.org.
Tarzan Brown Mystic River Run: Pearl St., Mystic. 12:45PM Kids Fun Run; 1:30PM Mile Run. Run along the banks of the scenic Mystic River and enjoy a picnic after the race. FREE. 536-3575.
Children's Museum Birthday Party: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 1-4PM. Celebrate the museum's 12th birthday with fun activities, games, and arts & crafts. FREE with admission. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
Lunch Lecture: Toddler Nutrition: Family Wellness Center, 635 Main St., Middletown. Noon-2PM. Registered dietician/personal trainer guides parents and children as they prepare lunch, explore new foods, and learn about healthy snacking. FREE, donations appreciated. RR. 347-6971 x3662.
Transportation Fun: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 10AM. Preschoolers learn how people get from here to there. Stories, transportation activities, art project. RR. $5/members, $7/nonmembers. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
Preserving Family Papers & Photos: CT Historical Society Museum, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford. 2-4PM. Learn how to preserve family letters, photographs, and scrapbooks. At-home preservation equipment, appropriate storage, and display will be discussed. Bring a small document to the workshop. For ages 15+. RR. $3-6. 236-5621 x238.
Functional Foods: Nutrition for the 21st Century: St. Francis Care at Enfield, 9 Cranbrook Blvd., Enfield. 10-11:30AM. More health claims are being added to food labels. Learn about the evidence that supports these claims. FREE. 1-877-903-7798.
Nappy's Puppet Show: Mahoney Recreation Center gym, 110 Cedar St., Manchester. 6:30-7:15PM. Stunning shadow puppet show! $5-7/adults, $3-5/children. 647-3166.
ABCs: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 10AM. Preschoolers explore alphabet with stories, songs, art project. RR. $5/members, $7/nonmembers. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
Inside the Opera Studio: "Hansel & Gretel": Watkinson School, 180 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford. 7PM. Informal discussion. Audience members go behind scenes with stars of CT Opera's production of "Hansel & Gretel." $10. 527-0713, www.ctopera.org.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival: CT Expo Center, Exit 33 off Rte. 91, Hartford. 10AM-6PM. Features 300 nationally recognized contemporary craft designers and fine artists. $7/adults. 1-800-210-9900. Through 11/14.
Munchies 'N Movies/Special Needs Program: Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. 7-9:15PM. Ages 13+ enjoy night of popcorn, soda/juice, and movie Monsters Inc. RR by 11/10. $6/W. H. residents, $7/nonresidents. 523-3159, www.west-hartford.com/leisure-services.
Mural Dedication: Lutz Children's Museum, 247 S. Main St., Manchester. 7-8:30PM. Artist Brian Cobath has created beautiful murals that depict animals and children in vivid colors. Come meet the artist, thank the family that funded the project, and enjoy refreshments and entertainment. FREE. 643-0949, www.lutzmuseum.org.
CT Children's Book Fair: Rome Hall, South Campus Complex, UConn, Storrs. 10AM-5PM. See Storytime box on page 12 for complete details.
Hide Work: CT Archaeology Center & CT State Museum of Natural History, Hillside Rd., Storrs. 10AM-Noon. Learn how ancient peoples in New England used animal hides for clothing and accessories. Make your own decorated deerskin pouch to take home. For adults and ages 10+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RR. $10/members, $15/nonmembers. 486-4460.
Dinosaurs and Fossils of the Past: Springfield Science Museum, 220 State St., Springfield, MA. 10AM-Noon. Learn what dinosaurs were like, what they ate, where they lived. Examine dinosaur fossils and skeletons, visit with a T-Rex, and make your own fossils and masks. Ages 5-7. (Dress for mess!) RR. $16/members, $19/nonmembers. (413) 263-6800 x377 or 378, www.springfieldmuseums.org.
Plastic Scale Model Show: New England Air Museum, Rte. 75, Windsor Locks. 10AM-5PM. Hundreds of models of ships, aircraft, vehicles, and dioramas on display with a contest to determine which are the best. Bring your own to put on display. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $4/ages 6-11, FREE/under 6. 623-3305, www.neam.org.
Holiday Bazaar: South Windsor High School cafeteria, 161 Nevers Rd., South Windsor. 10AM-3PM. Admission is a nonperishable food item for the South Windsor Food Bank and/or a monetary donation to Breast Cancer Awareness. 648-5000.
Non-stop Navigation: Holcomb Farm Learning Centers, 113 Simsbury Rd., West Granby. 10AM-Noon. Ages 8-10 navigate through the wilds just like Lewis and Clark. Learn about maps and compasses, and use these tools to travel through an orienteering course. RR. $10/members, $12/nonmembers. 844-8616.
Drop in Kids' Program: Parades & Battle Flags: Butler-McCook House, 396 Main St., Hartford. 10:30AM. Why do we have parades? What kind of parades did the McCooks see come down Main St.? Learn about parades, Battle Flag Day. Make your own Civil War battle flag. FREE. 247-8996.
Tellabration!: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St., Manchester. 10:30AM. Meet at the library to join in this worldwide event, where children from all over the globe will be listening to stories at the same time. All ages welcome. 645-0577.
Exotic Bird Symposium: UConn Medical Center, Keller Auditorium, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. 12:30-6PM. CT Association for Aviculture invites bird enthusiasts to learn about parrot conservation in rainforests. Other educational exhibits, auction. $15/adults, $10/under 13 & seniors. Justine Horgan: 667-8130, Ginny August: 673-6051, www.cafabirdclub.org.
Revolutionary War Re-enactors: Mashantucket Pequot Museum, Farmstead Exhibit Grounds, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. 1-3PM. Dressed in full battle dress, re-enactors dramatize American War for Independence, analyzing tactics, role of Native American participation, and even firing off a Flintlock round or two. FREE w/museum admission. 1-800-411-9671.
Brew Your Own Root Beer: Holcomb Farm Learning Centers, 113 Simsbury Rd., West Granby. 3:30-4:30PM. Families learn about the history of root beer, taste a traditional recipe, and brew some of their own to take home. RR. $14/members, $19/nonmembers (for four 6-oz. bottles). RR. 844-8616.
Bears & Books: CT Audubon Society, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 10AM-5PM. Bring "gently-loved" stuffed animal toys and "pre-read" animal books for us to donate to children's shelters. A loving way to celebrate America Recycles Day. 633-8402.
Coffee House Concert/Fiddle Contest Winners: Connecticut Audubon Society, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 7:30PM. Enjoy winning fiddlers in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Individuals play music of own choosing across the music spectrum, then the last set is a jam session! $10 CAS members/$11 nonmembers. 633-8402.
"Voices of Pride" Tribute to American Veterans: New Eng. Air Museum, Rte. 75, Windsor Locks. 10AM-3PM (Museum open 'til 5PM). Pilots, air crew, ground crew from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, and Iraq on hand to meet the public and share their experiences. $8/adults, $7/seniors, $4/ages 6-11, FREE/under 6. 623-3305, www.neam.org.
US Coast Guard Band Concert: US Coast Guard Academy, Leamy Hall, 15 Mohegan Ave., New London. 4PM. Patriotic arrangements, marches, swinging jazz, Dixieland, classic band repertoire. FREE. 701-6826, www.uscg.mil/band. Also 11/21, 7PM.
Sing Along with Irv: Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Rd., Enfield. 10:30AM. Enjoy acapella voice of Irv Plastock. Join in the singing of some old favorites and some new songs, too! 763-7510.
Night Sky Adventure: Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford. 6:30-7:30PM. Explore the night sky and discover the different constellations. Then enjoy a cup of hot chocolate! Binoculars and telescopes welcome. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. RR. $10/West Hartford residents, $12/nonresidents. 232-1134.
Parenting Workshop: Alcorn School cafeteria, 1010 Enfield St., Enfield. 6:30-8PM. Topic is "Understanding Temperament and Managing the Spirited Child." Parents and childcare providers learn 9 traits that make up human temperament as well as strategies for helping children who exhibit traits like stubbornness, sensitivity, distractability, and more. Childcare provided for ages 3+. RR. 253-5144.
Assessing the True Nature of Learning & Attention Problems: CT Educational Services, 770 Saybrook Rd., Middletown. 6:30-8:30PM. FREE seminar on the accurate diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities and behavioral disorders. RR. 343-0227 x6.
Gobble, Gobble: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 10AM. Preschoolers learn fun facts about turkeys, listen to a story about a turkey, and make a project. RR. $5/members, $7/nonmembers. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
Positive Approaches to Discipline: Maple Street School, 20 Maple St., Vernon. 6:30-8PM. Discussion topics include when to start using discipline, expectations, consequence vs. punishment, and setting children up for success. RR. $10. 875-5771.
Hansel and Gretel: The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. 7:30PM. Magic spells, dark forests, witches, broomsticks, gingerbread houses. Presented by CT Opera. $20-90. 527-0713, www.ctopera.org. Also 11/20, 8PM & 11/21, 2PM.
Trinity College Christmas Choir: Trinity College Chapel, 300 Summit St., Hartford. 9PM. Concert features Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah. FREE. 297-2000. Also 11/19.
4th Annual Festival of Christmas Trees: Old Tolland County Courthouse, 53 Tolland Green, Tolland. 7-9PM. Beautifully decorated trees, other holiday craft items on display and sold at silent auction. Fri. night wine & cheese reception. FREE admission. 870-9599. Also 11/20-21, 10AM-3PM.
Christmas Fair: St. Maurice Church, 32 Hebron Rd., Bolton. 9AM-3PM. Treats and treasures made by over 40 crafters. Food fest! FREE. 646-2662.
Orienteering: Westmoor Park, 119 Flagg Rd., West Hartford. 9:30AM-12:30PM. Learn how to use a map and a compass to navigate through woods. Ages 9 and under must be accompanied by adult. RR. $20/W. Hartford residents, $25/nonresidents. 232-1134.
Holiday Craft Show: Mystic YMCA, 1 Harry Austin Dr., Mystic. 10AM-5PM. Features over 65 artisans. $2. 536-3575. Also 11/21, 11AM-4PM.
Sensory Hike: Holcomb Farm Learning Centers, 113 Simsbury Rd., West Granby. 10-11:30AM. Use your senses to unravel secrets of nature. Ages 5-8. RR. $9/members, $11/nonmembers. 844-8616.
The Nutcracker Tea: Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Ave., West Hartford. 11AM-12:30PM & 2-3:30PM. The Ballet Theatre Company of West Harford performs excerpts of The Nutcracker. Refreshments. After performance, children may be photographed with a ballerina for add'l fee. Recommended for ages 4-12. $10. 523-3159, www.west-hartford.com/leisure-services.
Coffee House Concert: CT Audubon Center, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 7:30PM. Folk duo Atwater-Donnelly sing blend of traditional Appalachian, Celtic, & original folk music and use unusual instruments. $13. 633-8402.
Families with a Purpose!: 915 South Main St. Glastonbury. 10-11AM. Celebrate National Family Volunteer Day with Play With A Purpose. We'll create a project to be given to a local charitable organization, play games, and enjoy time as a family! RR. $20/family up to 4 people. $5 ea. add'l family member. Under 3 free. 652-0068:
3rd Annual Holiday Marketplace: Staffordville School Multi-Purpose Rm., 21 Lyons Rd., Stafford Springs. 9AM-Noon. One-day shopping event open to the public. Bake sale, tag sale, pies for sale & raffle plus vendors from whom you can purchase holiday gifts. Tracy 684-4864.
Cirkus Inferno: Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, UConn, 2132 Hillside Rd., Storrs. 1 & 3PM. Antic performance features two wacky clowns, things that fly through the air and explode, flame-throwing roller skates, more! $12/adults, $10/children & students. 486-4226, www.jorgensen.ct-arts.com.
Hatha Family Yoga Day: Satya Yoga, 33 Hartford Ave., Granby. 1:30-3PM. Parents and kids 5+ enjoy the benefits of yoga together. RR. $40/family of 4, $8/additional family members. 653-3979.
HSO Children's Tea: Bond Ballroom, 338 Asylum St., Hartford. 1:30-3:30PM. Join the HSO for afternoon of live music, instrument making, musical games, refreshments, and a chance to meet the musicians. Proceeds benefit the HSO Musical Pathways program. $25/adults, $15/children. 244-2999.
Gobble, Gobble Turkey Time: CT Audubon Society, 1361 Main St., Glastonbury. 1-2PM. Why did turkeys almost disappear in CT? Learn more about these large game birds. For preschoolers ages 3-5. RR. $10 CAS members/$13 nonmembers. 633-8402. Also 11/23, 10-11AM.
All You Need to Know About Life Insurance: Hall High School, Room C101, 975 N. Main, West Hartford. 7-9PM. Learn why you need life insurance, how much you need, what kind of policy is best. RR. $14/W.H. residents, $19/nonresidents. 523-3535.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: The Bushnell, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. 7:30PM. A flamboyant Biblical joyride! $18-65. 987-5900. Through 11/28; call for show times.
Turkey Trot & Dip: Mystic YMCA, 1 Harry Austin Dr., Mystic. 8:30AM. 1- or 3-mile Fun Run concludes w/optional dip in Mystic River. FREE. 536-3575.
Manchester Road Race: Main St., Manchester. 10AM. 4.75 mile race w/10,000 runners. Second-oldest race in the East, attracting world-class runners along with some who dress in colorful costumes. Bands, prizes. Spectators FREE. 649-6456.
Big Balloon Parade: Main St., Springfield, MA. 11AM. See huge balloons, including Springfield's own 75-foot inflatable "Cat in the Hat," bands, and colorful contingents. (413) 733-3800.
Winter Moon Market: Mashantucket Pequot Museum, 110 Pequot Trail, Mashantucket. 11AM-3PM. Native American artists w/hand-crafted creations. Meet artists, shop for unique gifts. FREE w/museum admission. 1-800-411-9671. Through 11/28.
Holiday Kick-Off: Springfield Museums, 220 State St., Springfield, MA. Noon-3:30PM. Story performer Leeny Del Seamonds at Museum of Fine Arts (1:45PM), reading of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas, (12:15PM or 3:15PM). (413) 263-6800, www.springfieldmuseums.org.
Skate with Radio Disney: Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, 56 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford. 1:30-2:30PM. On-air personalities will lead the fun with games, prizes, and surprises! 521-1573.
Family Fun Flicks: Enfield Public Library, 104 Middle Rd., Enfield. 2PM. A special showing of Home Alone. 763-7510.
Annual Light Up City Hall Ceremony: Union Square on Broadway, Norwich. 4:30-6PM. Illumination of Norwich City Hall's holiday lights, musical entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, vintage automobiles, visit from Santa. FREE. 892-1813.
Full Moon Park Tour: Elizabeth Park, Prospect & Asylum Aves., Hartford. 5PM. Meet at the Pond House foyer and tour the park by the light of the full moon. 231-9443.
Oh, Deer!: Holcomb Farm Learning Centers, 113 Simsbury Rd., West Granby. 10-11:30AM. Explore the lives of white-tailed deer through stories, songs, games. Ages 8-10. RR. $9/members, $11/nonmembers. 844-8616.
National Cookie Week Celebration: Imagine Nation Children's Museum, One Pleasant St., Bristol. 11-11:45AM. Celebrate National Cookie Week. Ages 1-5. Includes reading of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, puppet show, craft, and a special snack. $1 w/ museum admission. 314-1400.
Santa Arrives by Tugboat: Mystic River Park, Mystic. 2PM. Santa arrives in Mystic on a tugboat, greets the crowd, and listens to children's holiday wishes. FREE. 572-9578.
Simsbury Celebrates 2004!: Hopmeadow St., Downtown Simsbury. 4:30-8:30PM. Family activities for all ages, holiday market, torchlight firetruck parade, fireworks extravaganza, more! 658-3255.
Breakfast with Santa: Wright's Mill Farm, 65 Creasy Rd., Canterbury. 10:30AM. Annual Christmas brunch buffet includes photo opportunities and caroling. $16.95/adults, $11.95/under 11. 774-1455.
300 Years of Holiday Celebrations: Denison Homestead Museum, 120 Pequotsepos Rd., Mystic. 1-4PM. Members of the Denison family are portrayed by role players who greet visitors and describe holiday customs of bygone eras. $5/adults, $4/seniors, FREE/under 6. 536-9248.
Family Holiday Concert: Central CT State University, Welte Auditorium, New Britain. 3PM. Performance by New Britain Symphony. $8-20. 826-6344.
Santa Sunday: New Eng. Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. 3-5PM. Meet Santa. Refreshments, entertainment. Awards ceremony for annual carousel art contest. $5/adults, $4.50/seniors, $2.50/ages 4-14, FREE/under 4. 585-5411.
Time for Hibernation: Children's Museum of SE CT, 409 Main St., Niantic. 10AM. Ages 3-5 learn about animals that sleep during winter. RR. $5/members, $7/nonmembers. 691-1111, www.childrensmuseumsect.org.
The Holidays with Hartt: Immanuel Congregational Church, Corner of Woodland St. & Farmington Ave., Hartford. 8PM. Hartt School performs seasonal music and carols from around the world. $10. 768-4228 or 1-800-274-8587.