Rob McQuay plays the title character in “Dr. Dolittle” at Imagination Stage. (Blake Echols)

To give you a taste of the newsletter, here are four of our top picks:

Jeff Kinney (Wednesday) The author of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series speaks about and signs his latest book.

Giving Thanks Tea (Saturday) Kids can don their best costume jewelry for an afternoon tea with Mrs. B.

Family Festival at Dance Place (Saturday-Sunday) No tutus required: Try out dance classes and watch performances by Dance Place resident groups.

“Dr. Dolittle” (Nov. 23) The man who can talk to animals makes an appearance in this show at Imagination Stage.

And don’t forget that the annual Holiday Wrapping Paper Contest is underway. Read all the rules and enter by Nov. 28.