‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS.’ Performed by New Britain Youth Theater Company. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Featuring cast members from Plainville and Southington. Trinity-on-MainPerformanceCenter, 69 Main St., New Britain. $13 for adults, $11 for children, students, and seniors. NBYT.org, (860) 515-8115.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
TAILS OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Each child may sign-up for a 15 minute session, one child per session. There also will be a “make and take” dog craft project provided by the library. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No cost but registration required. (860) 584-7790.
WHEELER YMCA HEALTHY KIDS DAY. Noon to 3 p.m Event to get children moving and learning and families living healthier. Plainville Fire and Police departments, Plainville Children’s Library, take apart station, healthy snack, interactive fitness activities, field games, raffles, give-aways and more. Wheeler Regional Family YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville. (860) 793-9631. WheelerYMCA.org
HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP. 1 p.m. Presented by the Plainville Public Library and Home Depot of Southington. Children in grades kindergarten through grade 4. Hands-on workshop. Participants will use learn how to create a wood project from start to finish. Plainville Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Register. (860) 793-1450.
SUNDAY, APRIL 27
EARTH DAY. 2 p.m. Plant some seeds at the New England Carousel Museum. Read from “The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds” to learn about how plants grow. Children then can paint their own flowerpots and sow some seeds they can take home and watch blossom. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $6 for adults. $5 for children 2 to 14. Free for children 2 and under. Also free to all residents of Plymouth and Terryville. All admissions include free ride on working carouse. (860) 585-5411, email@example.com
TUESDAY, APRIL 29
MUSIC CLASS. 11:30 a.m. Felice Danielson from the Circle of Friends Music Studio in Southington, interactive “Music Together” class for children ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers. Miss Felice will bring instruments and musical activities to keep all engaged for 45 minutes. Music together is an internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 793-1450.
MAY 2, 23
KID’S KRAFTS. Fridays, 10:30 a.m. Heather Fontaine presents a hands-on program is designed for children ages 3 to 5 and features age appropriate craft activities. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. Free. Register for one or both. (860) 793-1450.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
PITCH, HIT, AND RUN. Competition for area youth sponsored by Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. 11 a.m. Boys and girls divided into four age divisions, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Advance through four levels of competition including Team Championships at Major League ballparks, and the national finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting, and running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition. Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/ waiver form prior to the start of the competition. McCabe Waters Little League, adjacent to Rockwell Park, Bristol. Contact Mark Ziogas. Mzioagas@aahzs.com
FRIDAY, MAY 9
DROP-IN GAME FRIDAYS FOR TEENS. 3 to 4 p.m. Teens are invited to drop-in and play games. Bring your own or use the library’s. Manross Memorial Library, main level, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 31
FAMILY FEST 2014. Presented by PlainvilleSchool Readiness, Plainville Family Resource Network, Friends of the Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Touch a Truck, magician, clowns, special visitors, musical entertainment, arts and crafts activities, stress-reduction activities/ ideas for families to sample and take home, local business/agencies with information, free drawings, books. For all ages. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 747-3321, (860) 793-6304.
NOW thru JUNE 2
PLAY AND LEARN GROUP. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. except for school holidays. Held by the Parent and Child Center. Helps families meet other parents and children under the age of 5. Offers school readiness skills before children enter kindergarten. Hubbell School, cafeteria, 90 West Washington St., Bristol. Open only to Bristol families. (860) 585-3895, email@example.com
NOW thru MAY 12
FAMILY ZUMBA SERIES. Mondays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Held by the Parent and child Center. Stafford Elementary School, 212 Louisiana Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. Funded by a Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation grant and a donation by pediatrician Dr. Susan Adeyinka. (860) 585-3895, firstname.lastname@example.org
DROP IN FITNESS. Sundays, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
FAMILY FITNESS. Sundays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
TEEN STRENGTH. Sundays, 12 to 1 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
SPIN CLASS. Mondays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DROP IN FITNESS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
O’COURSE AND RUN CLUB. Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
TEEN STRENGTH. Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 9. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.