SATURDAY, JUNE 21
CHILDREN’S MUSIC FAVORITE LAURIE BERKNER. “The You and Me Tour.” 3 p.m. The Bushnell’s Belding Theater, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford. $28.50. (860) 987-5900, Bushnell.org.
JUNE 25-JULY 9
JUMP BUNCH FOR PRESCHOOLERS. 5:15 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays. Great exercise in a structured format. Warm-ups, floor exercises, sport activity of the week, stretching, cool down. Children ages 3 to 6. BristolHospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewster Road, Bristol. Pre-register. $10 per child for three-week series. (860) 585-3895, Cgaray@BristolHospital.org
FRIDAY, JUNE 27
PET SHOW WITH ROCKY THE ROCK CAT. 9 a.m. Bring your real pet and/ or stuffed animal for a pet parade. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
TUESDAY, JULY 1
ART TRUCK, ‘LET’S MAKE A ROBOT PARTY.’ 2 p.m. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 2
SPARKY’S PUPPETS ‘TIME MACHINE.’ 2 p.m. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
MONDAY, JULY 7
KITCHEN SCIENCE AND YUMMY EATS. 2 p.m. Jodie Fitz, from Price Chopper’s Cooking With Kids. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
TUESDAY, JULY 8
MOBILE PETTING ZOO. Presented by Sharon Family Farm. 3 p.m. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
JULY 9-AUG. 6
PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 7 TO 12. Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Taught by retired journalist and publicist Judy Humphrey. Classes include introduction to photography, walking field trips to Plainville center to take photographs, class on naming, matting, and framing photos. Photographs will be displayed at the New Britain Museum of American Art over the week of Aug. 22 with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 21. Class limited to 10. Students may use digital camera or smart phone for the class. Limited number of digital cameras for students who don’t have one. Registration is open now. Students need to fill out a registration/ parental permission form to enroll. Sponsored by a grant from the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1446.
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. USAEliteTraining.com, (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. SustainableFarmSchool.com, (860) 577-0883, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.