FRIDAY, JULY 10
RECEPTION TO WELCOME NEW CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN ERICKA BAJRAMI. 3 to 4 p.m. Bajrami started as head of the children’s room in June. Previously, she worked in the public libraries in Bloomfield and West Hartford. Refreshments. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.
JULY 11, AUG. 8
THREE ON THREE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For youths entering first grade in the fall through seniors in high school. In addition, there will be an NBA Live Xbox tournament, raffles, music. Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, 255 West St., Bristol. Registration is $10 per player. All teams in grades 1 to 5 must have a parent coach. (860) 583-4734.
MONDAY, JULY 13
CREATIVE CREATIONS. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Explore your creative side. For children 9 to 12. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $15. (860) 585-3895, email@example.com.
JULY 13 to 17
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Gloria Dei, St. Andrew, and Zion Lutheran churches. Open to all children grades pre-K to fifth grade. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-5809.
TUESDAY, JULY 14
‘MR. MAGIC,” RICH ROTHSTEIN; FUN WITH HOOPS. Presented by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. 6 to 8 p.m. Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. In case of rain, moved to South End School or Community Pavilion at the Drive-in. Signs will direct. Southington.org/KES
KIDS COOK TOO. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Children have the opportunity to make healthy after school or anytime snacks. For ages 9 to 12. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $20. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org
WEDNESDAY, JULY 15
GARDENING FOR HEALTH. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Learn to grow healthy, nutritious food. For children ages 9 to 12. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $30 per child. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org
FRIDAY, JULY 17
CANDY LAND CARNIVAL. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. 4 to 7 p.m Pool games, DJ, foam pit, floats, snow cones, popcorn, and candy land-themed contests. Rockwell Park, Bristol. Free. $1 for snowcones, popcorn and $1 per person for paddleboat rides.
‘THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS EDITION.’ Presented by New Britain Youth Theater. Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. Performers from 16 towns including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington. Holmes Elementary School, 2150 Stanley St., New Britain. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org.
MUSIC THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Presented by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Ages 3 to 5, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; ages 6 to 12, 5:50 to 6:35 p.m.; ages 13 and up, 6:40 to 7:25 p.m. Program uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., Southington. $80. Pre-registration and payment required. Class sizes limited. (860) 276-6219.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
‘WHEN I’M IN CHARGE.’ 5 to 6:45 p.m. For youths in grades 4 to 6. Focuses on teaching ways for youths to keep safe when left at home on their own. The program is directed by Red Cross certified instructor Terri Benoit. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Southington. (860) 276-6281.
NOW thru AUG. 21
FREE SUMMER MEALS. Breakfast, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m Offered by CTMeals. Meals include fresh fruits, salads, milk, sandwiches, more. Norton Park, Plainville. For other sites, dial 2-1-1 or visit CTSummerFood.org. No pre-registration necessary.