THURSDAY, FEB. 12
STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER VISITS. 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol School Readiness Council.
FRIDAY, FEB. 13
FOX-A-THON. 3 to 4:30 p.m. Organized by fifth grade class at Plantsville Elementary School. Raises money for Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. Class will collect any amount of money people are willing to donate. Plantsville Elementary School, 70 Church St., Plantsville.
SATURDAY, MARCH 14
TAIL OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Special reading event for children of reading age. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session will be reserved for each child. Spaces are limited. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.
CHESS CLUB. 5 to 8 p.m. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times subject to change. Moderated by Muhammed Madni, KMS-Chess. Learn to play, improve your game, meet other players. Players of all levels are welcome. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.