THINGS TO DO! November 16-18, 2018

So we had our first real snowstorm of the season.  As I type this, it’s still coming down and we have no idea what tomorrow will bring. Will there be a snow day? A delay? We’ll find out soon enough with that 6 a.m. robocall. 

With so many uncertainties for Friday,  I strongly suggest checking into any morning event before you brave the outdoors! 

The weekend looks better and we may even get back to preparing for the Thanksgiving week. While some places are in full-holiday mode (Santa is arriving everywhere this weekend), a few places are still holding on to fall! 

We are getting ready for the holiday season here and will be coming out with our Holiday Guide the day  after Thanksgiving. I have strong feelings towards eating my turkey first.  I will probably forego a weekend post next Thursday (since it’s a holiday weekend) but our guide will definitely give you plenty to do!  I am also finally reaching a slow point in my world as PTO mom, and plan to put a lot more time into my reviews and revamping some of my old posts.  We have big news coming in a few weeks! 

For now, enjoy the last quiet weekend for a while before the holiday craze starts! 


Friday, November 16, 2018

At 9:30 a.m., enjoy simple stories, songs, movement, finger plays, open playtime and art. For ages 12-24 months.  Drop in.  See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., open play is available for everyone. The cost is $10 per child and adults are free with a child. Adults are only allowed with kids under 12. See our Blog Post

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., become an official member of the flight crew and enjoy a special visit with Santa. Receive a personalized Cadet Badge, try on a virtual flight suit, dance in the snow, and more! Santa’s Flight Academy is free, and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a playgroup with your children ages 0 to 24 months. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Preschool workshops are offered at 10 a.m. and are recommended for ages 2 to 5.    Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come meet parents and other kids for this fun play time with toys and books. Also held at 10:30 is the baby rhyme time for ages 0 to 2. No registration required, just drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., enjoy songs, circle time and a craft. For ages birth to 4. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., bring your toddler for a storytime that introduces them to language, literature and the library through songs, stories, rhymes and games. Drop in. For ages 1 to 3. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., drop in and play, read and enjoy songs and rhymes with your babies and toddlers, ages 0 to 2. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 10:30 a.m., children all abilities are welcome to play at this inclusive playgroup with sensory play, fine and gross motor activities and social skill building. For ages birth to 5.  Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the playgroup is open to all children ages 0 to 6. Children are free to explore the gym, play and socialize with other children. The cost is $5 per child. See our  Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., enjoy a family movie with the film Trolls. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., come out for an evening of craft making and play! Children will have the opportunity to make crafts that are playful and fun!

At 7 p.m., drop in for storytime at night.  A fun activity will follow. Drop in. Free. Check your local store for storytime hours.

 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

From 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., enjoy a free fun event with the Guida’s Supercow and enjoy a breakfast including mini muffins, smoothies and more! All who visit will go home with milk “swag” and other goodies. Please RSVP.

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy a day of shopping, face painting, superheroes and a lot of fun to support the West Hartford Food Pantry. Admission to the event is a non-perishable food item.

From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., become an official member of the flight crew and enjoy a special visit with Santa. Receive a personalized Cadet Badge, try on a virtual flight suit, dance in the snow, and more! Santa’s Flight Academy is free, and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., bring your little ones (crawlers to age 4) for an open play session with ball pits, bounce house, climbing toys and much more! Admission is just $5 per child! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop.    Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., come make cheerful penguins! For ages 3 and up.  The project cost is $2 for ages 3 and up, and $5 for ages 6 and up. See our Blog Post.

At 10 a.m., enjoy a half hour of stories, music and activities with your children, ages 3 and up. Drop in. See our Blog Post.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy a great day with holiday wagon rides, book signing and storytelling, and a tree lighting with Santa and Mrs. Claus at 5 p.m. See our Blog Post.

At 11 a.m., drop in for storytime and listen to the story Bear Says Thanks!  A fun activity will follow. Drop in. Free. Check your local store for storytime hours.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., come and celebrate the grand opening of the all-new Bushnell Park playground. There will also be free rides on the carousel from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and sweet treats for the first 100 children.

At 11 a.m., bring the whole family for this annual Santa arrival parade with a marching band, a parade of children and of course, Santa!

At 12 p.m., welcome Santa at the Target entrance when he arrives by fire truck; then parade with him to his Candy Court. Make jingle bracelets and have your pictures taken with Santa.

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., come visit with three live turkeys! Buy a ticket to ride and receive a free raffle ticket to win a turkey! See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., enjoy a special storytime with Randall de Sève and Pamela Zagarenski, author of Zola’s Elephant. Free with museum admission. See our Blog Post.

At 2 p.m., drop in with the family for a showing of Incredibles 2. There will be popcorn for the kids! Drop in. See our Blog Post.

At 3 p.m., enjoy a fun improve comedy show with the family. Best for ages 5 to 12. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults.  See our Blog Post.

From 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., come meet new friends and reconnect with old ones at this fun night with music, organized gym activities, playscape, smores and refreshments, and a family social action craft. Admission is a canned good donation.

 

Sunday, November 18, 2018

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., celebrate and give thanks for the abundance of fall with family friendly events for kids, food trucks, lots of free samples, music and loads of local vendors!

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., become an official member of the flight crew and enjoy a special visit with Santa. Receive a personalized Cadet Badge, try on a virtual flight suit, dance in the snow, and more! Santa’s Flight Academy is free, and a variety of photo packages are available for purchase. See our Blog Post.

From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., come create with clay during either a one hour workshop or a half hour preschool workshop. Call ahead for reservations! See our Blog Post

 

 

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