FRIDAY, APRIL 15
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 16
SEED STARTER. 1 to 3 p.m. Children will plant an herb garden. Artsplace, 1220 Waterbury Rd., Cheshire. (203) 272-2787.
MONDAY, APRIL 18
KIDS COOK FOR TODDLERS CLASS. 6 to 7 p.m. Parents and toddlers will have the opportunity to try some health snack choices. For ages 18 to 36 months. Parent and Children Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. Free to Bristol families. Others, $10, sliding fee scale available. (860) 585=3895.
FOXWOOD KIDS WEEK. Family activities for the whole family. Foxwoods Resort Casino, Mashantucket. Foxwoods.com
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20
THE FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 10 to 11 a.m. For children 3 to 5. 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. Free to low-income Hartford County residents (including Bristol, Plainville, and Southington). $30 for others. Sliding fee scale available. The Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St., Bristol. cgaray@BristolHospital.org, (860) 585-3895.
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.
SUNDAY, MAY 1
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
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.