MONDAY, AUG. 4
MULTI-CULTURAL POTLUCK LUNCH FOR TEENS. 1 p.m. Bring food that represents your ethnicity. Lunch will be followed by make-your-own sundaes. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration required. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 5
FLOW CIRCUS. 6:30 p.m. “The Science of Awesome!” Performer Paul Miller tells the story of one fateful summer when he first learn about physics. Things fall, balance, and spin. He defies gravity and discovers new skills. Bristol Public Library, children’s department, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 6
VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT FOR TEENS. 2 p.m. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Registration requested. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
‘JUMP BUNCH FOR TODDLERS.’ 9:15 to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Held by the Parent and Child CenterFor families with toddlers between the ages of 15 months and 3 years. Everything is age appropriate. Bristol Hospital’s Hughes Auditorium, Level A, Brewster Road, Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895 or email email@example.com. Class is free to low-income families thanks to generous donation from Dr. Susan Adeyinka. For others, $15 per child.
FRIDAY, AUG. 8
PUPPET SHOW, ‘JACK AND THE BEANSTALK.’ Presented by Nappy’s Puppets. 11:30 a.m. Register. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
GREETINGS FROM ARROW ISLAND! 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday. Children are invited to Church of The Bible’s summer island fun. Food, games, crafts, Bible lessons. Gather your binoculars, sunscreen, and hats for a wild free ride. Church of the Bible, 160 West Main St., Plainville. (860)747-1691
NOW thru AUG. 5
DROP-IN STORYTIME. 10 a.m. on Tuesdays. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No registration necessary. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
NOW thru AUG. 19
FAMILY READING ADVENTURE PROGRAM. 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays. Group helps families meet other parents and children in preschool or about to enter kindergarten. Six week parent/child literacy group will help you bond with your child as you explore six children’s books together. Includes story time, craft activities, and creative ideas to help prepare your child for kindergarten. Free for low-income Hartford County residents. Parent and Child Center, 9 Prospect St. in Bristol. For all others, fee is $30 per child. Sliding scale fee structure is available. Pre-register. Space is limited. (860) 585-3895. firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW thru AUG. 14
NUTMEG LUNCH BRUNCH. Thursdays at 1 p.m. For children in grades 4 to 6. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.