SATURDAY, FEB. 28
MAGICIAN STEVE WOYCE PRESENTS A WINTER WONDERLAND MAGIC SHOW. 2 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021. BristolLib.com
SATURDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR GRANDPARENTS AND GRANDCHILDREN. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Presented by the School Readiness Health Committee and the Bristol Senior Center. Participants will have a healthy light supper to include homemade soup, bread, and dessert. Special guest Maureen Eaton, from Manross Library, will read the story, “Stone Soup,” puppeteer John Denslow acts the story out for the audience. All children at the event will receive a copy of “Stone Soup” to keep. Door prizes. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. (860) 585-3895, cgaray@BristolHospital.org. Admission is one fresh vegetable of choice per person. All vegetables to be donated to a local soup kitchen. Registration deadline is March 18. Partners include Bristol Early Childhood Alliance, Bristol Burlington Health District, Bristol Senior Center, Family Resource Center, InterAct Club Bristol Central High School, Parent and Child Center, Rotary Club, the School Readiness Council.
SUNDAY, APRIL 19
ANNUAL PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. 12 to 4 p.m. Photos with all the princesses, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon sculpturing, nail polishing, hair design, DJ, light refreshments, raffles. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $15 in advance only. Benefits Southington Community Services and the children’s oncology department at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com, (860) 518-9041.
SUNDAY, MAY 3
THE JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND RAISER/ COMMUNITY SERVICE PAGEANT. Contestants between the ages of 5 and high school senior resident in Connecticut are invited. Open pageant. Interview, talent, and on-stage question. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. PutinOntheRitz@aol.com, (860) 518-9041.
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.