FRIDAY, MARCH 18
DUDES’ NIGHT OUT. 6:30 to 9 p.m. Fathers and their sons are encouraged to wear their favorite sports teams apparel. Free throw contests, sports-themed carnival games, March Madness brackets, indoor golf, jump houses, more. Stadium Style food. Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 255 West St., Bristol. $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5 and up. Bbbgc.org/events. firstname.lastname@example.org.
MO WILLEMS PARTY. 1:30 p.m. Celebrate author Mo Willems with several of his stories starring Elephant and Piggie, Pigeon, and more. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. (860) 793-1450.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19
ANNUAL SPRING GALA. Sponsored by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department and the Children’s Department at the Bristol Public Library. 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Children get their photographs taken with a Big White Bunny (for $10 from Angel Moon Photography). Come with a frame to decorate with stickers and stamps, play carnival games, make spring crafts, dye eggs, more. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com
SUNDAY, MARCH 20
EASTER EGG HUNT. 2 to 4 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt for children 12 and under at 2:30 p.m. Photographs with Easter Bunny and a petting zoo. Refreshments. The Landing of Farmington, 111 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. Free. RSVP. (860) 284-0505.
MONDAY, MARCH 21
SPARKY’S PUPPETS, ‘THE KINGDOM OF RIDDLES.’ 10 a.m. A king asks a knight to capture a unicorn for his queen. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com. Sponsored by the Bristol School Readiness Council.
TUESDAY, MARCH 22
DINNER MOVIE THEATER. 6 p.m. Bring your dinner and a blanket and enjoy a movie. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. (860) 793-1450.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
STORYTELLER MERIS PALMER. 10 a.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021, BristolLib.com. Sponsored by the School Readiness Council.
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session per child. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Spaces limited. Pre-register. Free. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, MAY 7
PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Fund raiser for Children’s Oncology Department at CCMC and Southington Community Services. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face painting, nail and hair stations, glitter tattoos, balloonists, feather hair extensions, DJ services, photos with all the princesses, light refreshments, costumed characters, fabulous raffle gifts, many reasonably priced items for sale. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 620-3221, email@example.com
JUNE 20 to JULY 29
SUMMER EXPERIENCES AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP. Held by the Franciscan Life Center. Summer Experiences (June 20 to 24, July 25 to 29) for children ages 8 to 12. Youth Leadership Training (June 27 to July 1) for ages 13 to 14. Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden. (203) 237-8084, FLCenter.org
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
APP-ETIZERS. Every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. 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. (860) 793-1450. firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. email@example.com.
P.A.L.S. Tuesdays. Ages 0 to 23. Early literacy based program. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. firstname.lastname@example.org.
TWO MUCH FUN. Thursdays. Storytime for 2-year-olds with movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. email@example.com.