Kids listings for July 3

TUESDAY, JULY 7
SOUTHINGTON
THE STEVE TAYLOR PUPPETS, THE AMAZING ANDY. Part of the Southington Parks and Recreation Department’s Kid’s Entertainment Series. 6 to 8 p.m. Front pine grove at Recreation Park, Maxwell Noble Dr., Plantsville. In case of inclement weather, moves to Community Pavilion on the drive-in site or to the auditorium at South End School. Signs will direct guests. Free. All ages welcome. Southington.org/KES

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
BRISTOL
‘HEROES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOM.’ 6:30 p.m. Children meet and touch really animals from places like the rain forest, deserts, and other places. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

THURSDAY, JULY 9
BRISTOL
MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE. 2 p.m. at Manross Memorial Library. 6:30 p.m., Children’s Department at The Bristol Public Library. “I Want to be a Super Hero Magic Show.” Steve’s puppet Jules will be trading in his lab coat for a super hero costume. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021. BristolLib.com

PLAINVILLE
BEGINNING SKATEBOARDING. Ages 6 to 9, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 13 6:25 to 7:10 p.m. Learn fundamental skills. Bring skateboard, helmet, elbow, and knee pads. North Park Skate Park, Plainville. $25 for Plainville residents. More for non-residents. (860) 747-6022.

JULY 9-AUG. 20
PLAINVILLE
SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES. 10 to 11:30 a.m. For students in grades 7 to 12. Taught by Judy Humphrey, a retired photojournalist and publicist. Classes include an introduction to photography, three field trips to nearby towns for photo shoots, and a class on naming, matting, and framing photos. The photographs will be displayed at the New Britain Museum of American Art over the weekend of Aug. 21 with an opening reception on Thrusday, Aug. 20. Limited to 20 students. Students may use any digital camera or smart phone for class. Limited number of digital cameras available for students who don’t have one. Registration is open. Students need to fill out a registration/  parental permission form to enroll. A cooperative effort of the Plainville Library, Snappy Seniors Photo Club, and the Plainville Recreation Dept. Sponsored by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. (860) 793-1446.

JULY 13 to 17
BRISTOL
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sponsored by Gloria Dei, St. Andrew, and Zion Lutheran churches. Open to all children grades pre-K to fifth grade. St. Andrew Lutheran Church, 1125 Stafford Ave., Bristol. (860) 583-5809.

JULY 20-24
SOUTHINGTON
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL. The theme is Everest. Zion Lutheran Church, 531 Woodruff St., Southington. $30 per child. $70 per family of three or more. Ages 3 years old to fourth grade. Registration deadline, July 4. (860) 628-5759.

AUG. 4-25
SOUTHINGTON
MUSIC THERAPY FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. Presented by Southington Parks and Recreation Department. Ages 3 to 5, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; ages 6 to 12, 5:50 to 6:35 p.m.; ages 13 and up, 6:40 to 7:25 p.m. Program uses music intervention to promote physical, emotional, and social needs in a fun and creative environment. Southington Public Library, 255 Main St., Southington. $80. Pre-registration and payment required. Class sizes limited. (860) 276-6219.

THURSDAY, AUG. 13
SOUTHINGTON
‘WHEN I’M IN CHARGE.’ 5 to 6:45 p.m. For youths in grades 4 to 6. Focuses on teaching ways for youths to keep safe when left at home on their own. The program is directed by Red Cross certified instructor Terri Benoit. Southington Youth Services, 196 North Main St., Southington. (860) 276-6281.

NOW thru AUG. 21
PLAINVILLE
FREE SUMMER MEALS. Breakfast, 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Lunch, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m Offered by CTMeals. Meals include fresh fruits, salads, milk, sandwiches, more. Norton Park, Plainville. For other sites, dial 2-1-1 or visit CTSummerFood.org. No pre-registration necessary.

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