Kids listings for May 23



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.




SUMMER YOUTH ART. Full or half day art experience for children 5 to 12. Mattatuck Museum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Half day sessions are $65 for members, $130 for non-members, full-day sessions are $130 for members, and $260 for non-members. Supervised after care available 3:30 to 5 p.m. (203) 753-0381 ext. 114,


JULY 7-10


SUMMER SOFTBALL CLINIC. General skills from 9 a.m. to noon. Pitchers and catchers, 12:30 to 3 p.m. For players ages 8-16. Held by USA Elite Training, LLC. BartlemPark, Cheshire., (203) 439-0565.


JULY 7-11, JULY 14-18, JULY 21-25


HANDS-ON PERMACULTURE PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN AGES 3 TO 13. 9 a.m. to 11: 50 a.m. for Little Sprouts and Explorers and Visionaries until 3:30 p.m. Three week program held by the Sustainable Farm School. Entails holistic learning that will engage a child’s mind, body, and spirit. Together, the group will work toward completing a permaculture landscape design for the Quaker Meeting House. Students may register for one, two, or all three weeks. Age groups: Little Sprouts (3-6), Explorers (7-10), and Visionaries (10-13). Quaker Meeting House, 144 South Quaker Lane, West Hartford. $200 per week for Explorers and Visionaries, and $125 for Little Sprouts., (860) 577-0883,


AUG. 4-8


CHALLENGE QUEST. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For ages 9 to 18. Fun and respectful atmosphere to challenge yourself to reach your potential. High school students, who successfully complete the week-long program, may participate in a four day, three night camping excursion, Aug. 9 to Aug. 12. PineLake Challenge Course, Bristol. Applications at Bristol Youth Services or download copy at the city of Bristol’s website. Mail completed applications to Bristol Youth Services, attn: Cindy M. Oliveras-Cyr, 51 High St., Bristol. (860) 314-4689.


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,