JAN. 8-FEB. 12
FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. Friday, 10 to 11 a.m. For children ages 3 to 5. Provides weekly early learning activities to help develop early reading and literacy skills; gives each family a book and associated activity every week to keep and explore at home. Families completing the entire program also will receive a learning backpack filled with activities to promote early learning at home. Cambridge Park Community Room, 31 Quaker Lane, Bristol. Free to Bristol Housing Authority residents thanks to funding from the Stocker Foundation and the Parent and Child Center at Bristol Hospital. Register. Contact either Lauren Incognito (resident service coordinator) at (860) 585-2022, or Cecilia at (860) 585-3895, email cgaray@BristolHospital.org
SATURDAY, JAN. 9
OPEN HOUSE AT ST. PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL. 10 a.m. St. Paul Catholic High School, 1001 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. SPCHS.com/admissions.
IMAGINE NATION LOVES BRISTOL. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free admission for all Bristol residents. Proof of residency is required. Imagine Nation, One Pleasant St., Bristol. ImagineNation.org
SUNDAY, JAN. 10
COMMUNITY FREE DAY: LOVE ART AT THE MATTATUCK MUSEUM. 12 to 5 p.m. Doors open for free to the community. Children ages 6 to 12 with their caregivers are invited to create Andy Warhol inspired Valentine’s Day cards. Explore the theme of love in paintings, drawings, and photographs of hearts and cupids. Mattatuck Museum,144 West Main St., Waterbury. (203) 753-0381.
JAN. 13-FEB. 17
FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays for six weeks. Reading group open to children ages 3 to 5, provides weekly early learning activities to help children develop early reading and literacy skills, and gives each participating family a book and associated activity. Family completing entire program will receive a Learning Backpack. Partially funded by Stocker Foundation grant and is free for low-income Hartford County residents (including Bristol, Southington, Plainville). Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. $30 per child. Sliding fee scale is available. Pre-register. Space limited. (860) 585-3895, firstname.lastname@example.org
‘DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS LET’S CELEBRATE.’ Wednesday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 15, 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 17, 1 and 4:30 p.m. XL Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza, Hartford. Tickets start at $15. All seats reserved. XLCenter.com. DisneyOnIce.com
JAN. 14, FEB. 11, MARCH 10
TECH-SPLORERS. Thursdays once a month at 6 p.m. Use iPads to explore new things to create. Jan. 14, Make Your Own Story. Feb. 11, QR Codes. March 10, Traditional vs. Tech Art. For ages grades 4 and up. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
PLAYFUL LEARNERS. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program includes special toddler activities for children ages 3 and under including gross motor activities, special studio workshops each week such as art, light and reflection, sensory science and music and stories. The program will be led by degreed teachers and museum educators. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 314-1400, ImagineNation.org
APPETIZERS. Every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. starting Jan. 13. Caregivers and children will explore new apps each week and learn about how to safely incorporate technology into children’s lives. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.
FALL WINTER READING PROGRAM. Pick up activity card and complete at least 10 of the activities together as a family. Those who complete the program are invited to an “After-Hours Winter Beach Bash” on Friday, March 4 at 6 p.m. Bring shades and beach towel. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.