Kids listings for March 25



INDOOR EASTER EGG HUNT. 9:30 a.m. Children of all ages invited. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. (860) 584-7790. Made possible by the support of the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.


EASTER BUNNY EXPRESS. 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. Ride the Naugatuck Railroad along the Naugatuck River. Seventeen mile excursion. Children will be greeted by the Bunny after the train leaves the station. Railroad Museum of New England, 242 East Main St., Thomaston. Free for ages 2 and younger. Children 3 to 12 are $16. Adults are $18. Seniors 62 and older are $16. (860) 283-7245.

‘LOST ART WORKSHOP’ 1 to 4 p.m. Children 6 to 15 and their caregivers will work with woodworker Joseph Jude Brien to learn how to safely use hand tools while making a wooden rake and rubber band-powered paddle boat with basic woodworking tools. Mattatuck museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. $5 per child. (203) 753-0381, ext. 130.



MUSICIAN LES JULIAN. 10:30 a.m. He will sing and share songs with children of all ages. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the School Readiness Council. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.



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.



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,

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,



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,


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.

LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

P.A.L.S. Tuesdays. Ages 0 to 23. Early literacy based program. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

TWO MUCH FUN. Thursdays. Storytime for 2-year-olds with movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

ONCE UPON A STORY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450’kids

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