FRIDAY, APRIL 3
EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your favorite basket for an open field Easter Egg Hunt and other children’s activities. Exchange a plastic egg for a rice. Families can sign up for Environmental Learning Centers of Connecticut Rent-A-Baby-Chick program. $10, families care for a baby chick for one week while supplies last. Price includes feed, bedding, and care instuctions. Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Heavy rain or snow cancels. (860) 583-1234, elcct.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 4
11TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. 11 a.m. For children 12 and under. Parents must stay with their children. No child care. Crafts, snacks, and photos with the Easter bunny. Food. Several crafts will have a Christian theme to help understand the burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Faith Bible Church, 168 Unionville Ave., Plainville. Free. Open to the public. (860) 747-5209.
ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BAKE SALE. 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, mini petting zoo, Easter Bunny. Homemade cookie trays and chocolate pops. Rain or shine. St. Anthony Church, 111 Church St., Bristol. Bake sale also after all masses on Saturday and Sunday.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8
STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER. 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol.
ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE AND MIDDLE SCHOOL ORIENTATIONS. 6:30 to 8 p.m Tour the school, meet with faculty and parents. Also, middle school orientation for current students entering sixth grade and prospective students entering grades 6, 7, 8. Parents are encouraged to attend. St. Joseph School, 335 Center St., Bristol. (860) 582-8696.
THURSDAY, APRIL 9
BRISTOL EARLY CHILDHOOD FAIR. 10 a.m .to noon. And 5 to 7 p.m. Learn what childhood has to offer children of all ages. Meet preschool teachers, administrators, pediatric doctors and dentists, librarians and museum curators, educational support workers, bankers, and others. Informational booths. Activities for children. Free goodies. Meet Tish Rabe, author of “Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You: All about Staying Healthy.” Sponsored by Bristol Public Library, Bristol School Readiness Council, Bristol Early Childhood Alliance and Bob’s Discount Furniture. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
ANNUAL PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Held by the Junior Miss Southington Organization.12 to 4 p.m. Photos with all the princesses, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing, hair design, DJ, light refreshments, raffles. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $15 in advance only. Benefits Southington Community Services and the children’s oncology department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com, (860) 518-9041.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
THE JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISER/ COMMUNITY SERVICE PAGEANT. Contestants between the ages of 5 and high school senior resident in Connecticut are invited. Open pageant. Interview, talent, and on-stage question. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com, (860) 518-9041.