JAN. 31, MARCH 14
TAIL OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Special reading event for children of reading age. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session will be reserved for each child. Spaces are limited. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No charge. Register. (860) 584-7790.
SUNDAY, FEB. 1
FIRST SUNDAY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS: A VICTORIAN TEA PARTY. 1 p.m. Kids from 6 to 12 are invited to tea and treats at a Victorian Tea Party. Stuffed animals and hats are optional. Design your own place card and place mat using the Pop family’s original plae cards as inspiration. Hill-Stead Museum, 35 Mountain Rd., Farmington. Free with museum member or museum admission. RSVP. (860) 677-4787 ext. 142, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
CHESS CLUB. 5 to 8 p.m. Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays. Times subject to change. Moderated by Muhammed Madni, KMS-Chess. Learn to play, improve your game, meet other players. Players of all levels are welcome. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Register. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2023.