Kids listings, starting for April 8

APRIL 8-10

OTHER

‘PENNY AND THE PIRATES.’ Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. New Britain Youth Theater. Actors ages 6 to 9. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. $8 for adults, $6 for children, students, and seniors. (860) 515-8115. NBYT.org

SUNDAY, APRIL 10

BRISTOL

FAMILY SUNDAY. 12 to 2 p.m. Monthly event features a children’s craft activity that changes each month. This month, children will make windsocks. Along with participating in the craft activity, visitors will tour the museum and take a ride on the carousel. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Route 72, Bristol. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for children, and includes the price of the craft. Reservations. (860) 585-5411, info@thecarouselmuseum.org

MONDAY, APRIL 11

BRISTOL

‘ALIEN INVADERS!’ 2 p.m. Learn about the challenges that aliens—former family pets—face when released into the wild. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

PLAINVILLE

TUMBLE-TIME GYMNASTICS. Ages 1 to 3, 2 p.m. Ages 4 to 6, 3 p.m. Parents participate. Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-6022.

APRIL 11-15

BRISTOL

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS FOR SPRING VACATION. 12 to 2 p.m., crafts. 4 p.m., movie. Monday, “Harry Potter” and wand making craft; Tuesday, “Homeward Bound” and metal punch craft; Wednesday, “Finding Nemo” and paper plate fish craft; Thursday, “Fire Safety Movie” and dalmation dog craft; Friday, April 15, “All About Horses” and horse-themed craft. In addition to the craft, visitors will receive a tour of the museum and a ride on the carousel. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Route 72W, Bristol. (860) 585-541, info@TheCarouselMuseum.org

TUESDAY, APRIL 12

BRISTOL

‘GREEK MYTHOLOGY AND ANCIENT SUPER HEROES FOR KIDS.’ Presented by Hampstead Stage Company. 2 p.m. Inspired by the idea of the Greek chorus, the play uses mask work and creative props to incorporate the audience into the action. Free. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.

PLAINVILLE

TWO RIGHT FEET PRESCHOOL CONCERT. 10:30 a.m. Get ready to move with this high-energy concert for toddlers and preschoolers presented by Two Right Feet Arts. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13

BRISTOL

RONALD MCDONALD PRESENTS ‘IT’S BOOK TIME!’ 10 a.m. Mix of music, magic, and games to reinforce idea reading is fun. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021.

PLAINVILLE

RECREATE! ALIENS VS. ROBOTS. 6 p.m. All ages. Recycled art program. Give new life to everyday objects. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

MINI MOVIE THEATER. 10:30 a.m. Watch “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus” and two other Mo Willems mini-movies. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

THURSDAY, APRIL 14

PLAINVILLE

KIDZ-R-SIZE PLUS. 2 to 3:30 p.m. Gym time, craft, and snack. For ages 4 to 6. Plainville Recreation Department, 50 Whiting St., Plainville. Register. (860) 747-6022.

LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. All ages. Create something with LEGO bricks. Creations will be displayed in the library. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

FAMILY STORYTIME. 10:30 a.m. All ages. Stories that will appeal to various ages plus movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

TECH-SPLORERS. 6 p.m. For grades 4 and up. Use iPads to explore and create music. Space is limited. Register. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860)793-1450.

FRIDAY, APRIL 15

PLAINVILLE

HODGEPODGE COLLAGE. 11 to 4 p.m. All ages. Drop-in craft suitable for anyone who can use scissors and glue. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

BRISTOL

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.

SUNDAY, MAY 1

BRISTOL

YOUTH FISHING DERBY. Held by Forestville Village American Legion Post 209. Register, 6:30 to 8 a.m. Tournament, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Trophies, prizes. Rockwell Park, Bristol. (860) 384=5626. BrianAvery@sbcglobal.net

SATURDAY, MAY 7

SOUTHINGTON

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, putinontheritz@aol.com

JUNE 20 to JULY 29

OTHER

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

ONGOING

BRISTOL

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

PLAINVILLE

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. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info.

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

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

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

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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