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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 9
SECOND SATURDAYS FOR FAMILIES. ‘LAND AND SKY.’ 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Inspired by MATRIX 169 artist Ruben Ochoa’s installation, “Cloudless Day.” Visitors are invited to create their own landscape and skyscape. Wadsworth Atheneum, 600 Main St., Hartford. Free museum admission during program. TheWadsworth.org
SOFTBALL CLINIC. General skills, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pitchers and catchers, 12:30 to 3 p.m. USA Elite Training summer softball clinic for players 8 to 16. PanthornPark, Southington. Limited enrollment. USAEliteTraining.com, (203) 439-0565.
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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 12
‘THE AMAZING TIME TRAVEL SHOW!’ PRESENTED BY JAY MANKITA. 6:30 p.m. Children and family members read the lines, change the scenery, and operate the costumed wizard, pirate, dinosaur, and caveman. Jay plays the time traveler who interacts with all these characters from his Amazing Time Machine and leads the songs with guitar, keyboard, foot-percussion, and sound effects. No rehearsal and only five minutes prep time for the players. Script books provided to all. Bristol Public Library, Children’s Department, 5 High St., Bristol. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.
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.