APRIL 11, MAY 9
DROP-IN GAME FRIDAYS FOR TEENS. 3 to 4 p.m. Teens are invited to drop-in and play games. Bring your own or use the library’s. Manross Memorial Library, main level, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
MAKE, BAKE, AND DECORATE EVENT. 10 a.m. to noon. With Sandra Lira, designer of Zanda Panda Specialty Bakeware. Children will use baking molds, pastry bags and icings to make 7-inch puppy cookies and decorate them to look like their favorite pets or make-believe ones. Kitchens Gadgets and Beyond, 717 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin. $35. Includes a 9 inch puppy cake mold for children to take home. Pre-register. (860) 828-9601. ZandaPanda.com/makebake.asp
SOUTHINGTON JAYCEES EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. Go early to see the Easter Bunny’s grand arrival. 10,000 eggs, every hunter gets a ticket to win the grand prize. Age groups 0-3, 4-7, 8-10. JayceePark, Union Street, Plantsville. Free. In case of rain, moves to Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. SouthingtonJaycees.com/easter-egg-hunt1.html
‘WEE JAMBOREE.’ 11 a.m. A sing-along musical program of children’s songs. Local resident Chris Sinacore will bring his ukulele and lead the sing-along. Drop-in. No registration is necessary. This program is aimed at children ages 2 to 5 and their caregivers. Siblings welcome. Plainville Library, Children’s Department, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
MASTER STORYTELLER TOM LEE. 2 p.m. Mark Twain House and Museum, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford. $10, $5 for children 16 and under. (860) 280-3130. MarkTwainHouse.org
‘SCOOBY DOO LIVE! MUSICAL MYSTERIES.’ 11 a.m., 2 p.m. Family musical. The Palace Theater, 100 East Main St., Waterbury. $65, $45, $28, $23, and $17. PalaceTheaterCT.org, (203) 346-2000. ScoobyDooLive.com
HALF-DAY APRIL VACATION CAMP. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Monday to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Team games, sports, crafts, and more. Program will go outside depending on the weather. Stafford School gym, Louisiana Drive, Bristol. Single day for $10, all four days for $30. Register. www.BristolRec.com, (860) 584-6160, or in person at the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, City Hall, second floor, 111 North Main St., Bristol. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.ct.us
KIDS’ SPRING BREAK SERIES. Ages 5-6, 9 to 10 a.m.; ages 7-10, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m.; ages 11-13, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Baking classes. Monday, candy making. Tuesday, spring-themed cupcakes. Wednesday, edible Easter (spring) center pieces. Thursday, spring-inspired cookie decorating. Friday, sweet and crafty basket building. Christina’s Gourmet Cookies, 35 North Main St., Southington. CG-cookies.com, email@example.com. (860) 426-9499.
APRIL SCHOOL VACATION AT CONNECTICUT SCIENCE CENTER. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ConnecticutScienceCenter, 250 Columbus Blvd., Hartford. (8600 SCIENCE, CTScienceCenter.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
COLLEGE FAIR. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Chase Collegiate School, Goss Field House, 565 Chase Parkway, Waterbury.
FRIDAY, APRIL 18
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your favorite basket for an Easter egg hunt in an open field. Candy free event. Dress appropriately. Parents bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Rent a chick for one week, $10 per child, while supplies last. Prices include feed, bedding, and care instructions. HarryS.BarnesMemorialNatureCenter, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. $5 per child, children 1 and under free. (860) 583-1234, Programs@elcct.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 19
THE THIRD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BAKE SALE. Holiday Showcase of Stars. Ages 5 and under, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Ages 6 to 12, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Face painting, raffles, music. Meet the Easter bunny. Homemade cookie trays and chocolate pops. Rain or shine. St. Anthony Church parking lot, 111 School St., Bristol. Free. Bags provided.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
TAILS OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Each child may sign-up for a 15 minute session, one child per session. There also will be a “make and take” dog craft project provided by the library. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No cost but registration required. (860) 584-7790.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
PITCH, HIT, AND RUN. Competition for area youth sponsored by Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. 11 a.m. Boys and girls divided into four age divisions, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Advance through four levels of competition including Team Championships at Major League ballparks, and the national finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting, and running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition. Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/ waiver form prior to the start of the competition. McCabe Waters Little League, adjacent to Rockwell Park, Bristol. Contact Mark Ziogas. Mzioagas@aahzs.com
SATURDAY, MAY 31
FAMILY FEST 2014. Presented by PlainvilleSchool Readiness, Plainville Family Resource Network, Friends of the Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Touch a Truck, magician, clowns, special visitors, musical entertainment, arts and crafts activities, stress-reduction activities/ ideas for families to sample and take home, local business/agencies with information, free drawings, books. For all ages. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 747-3321, (860) 793-6304.
DROP IN FITNESS. Sundays, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
FAMILY FITNESS. Sundays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
TEEN STRENGTH. Sundays, 12 to 1 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
SPIN CLASS. Mondays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DROP IN FITNESS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
O’COURSE AND RUN CLUB. Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
TEEN STRENGTH. Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 9. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.