Kids listings, starting March 11

SATURDAY, MARCH 12
SOUTHINGTON
KIDS’ FAIR. 9 to 11:30 a.m. Enjoy a school tour, meet teachers, experience the school. Elsa, BB from the Bristol Blues Baseball team, face painting and tattoos provided by Puttin’ on the Ritz, Curious Creatures, live demonstrations, dancing and kid friend entertainment courtesy Boppers LLC, Barefoot Books Ambassador Marsha Miles. Southington Catholic School, 133 Bristol St., Southington. Admission is free. Bring donation of any basic school supply.

ANNUAL KIDDIE CARNIVAL. Sponsored by the Southington High School Key Club. 9 a.m. to noon. Drop in whenever. Bowling, egg races, donut eating contests, musical chairs, snacks, prizes, cookie decorating, and more. Southington High School cafeteria, Pleasant Street, Southington. $2 per child. $5 per family and/ or macaroni and cheese and non-perishable food items. Donations go to Southington Community Services.

TUESDAY, MARCH 15
PLAINVILLE
COLLEGE PLANNING NIGHT. 6:30 p.m. Plainville High School juniors and their parents/ guardians as well as underclassmen are invited to an information session offered by the Plainville High School counseling department. Event will address college search and selection process as well as strategies for finding a good match for your child. Application procedure with a suggested timetable explained. Light refreshments. Plainville High School choir room (403), Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 793-3220, ext. 350.

BRISTOL
A REAL LLAMA VISITS THE LIBRARY. 10 a.m., 11 a.m. From Country Quilts Llama Farm. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored by the Bristol School Readiness Council. BristolLib.com. (860) 584-7787 ext. 2021.

MARCH 15-16
OTHER
AUDITIONS FOR ‘OUR TOWN.’ Held by New Britain Youth Theater. 6 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Participation is open to ages 12 to 19 from any town. Diverse cast is sought. Rehearsals Tuesdays and Wednesdays. New Britain-Berlin YMCA, 50 High St., New Britain. To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115, auditions@nbyt.org. Participation fee of $75 but no child or family will be turned away for inability to pay. Financial assistance is available.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16
PLAINVILLE
CHESS FOR CHILDREN IN GRADES K-12. 6 p.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17
BRISTOL
‘A WOODLAND CINDERELLA.’ 10:30 a.m. With puppeteer Deborah Costine. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Free. Sponsored byy the School Readiness Council. BristolLib.com (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23
BRISTOL
R.E.A.D. TO THE DOGS. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Children of reading age are invited to come and read to Tails of Joy Reading Education Assistance Dogs. Older readers can practice their reading fluency. Ideal for reluctant readers. One 15-minute session per child. Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Spaces limited. Pre-register. Free. (860) 584-7790.

SATURDAY, MAY 7
SOUTHINGTON
PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Fund raiser for Children’s Oncology Department at CCMC and Southington Community Services. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Face painting, nail and hair stations, glitter tattoos, balloonists, feather hair extensions, DJ services, photos with all the princesses, light refreshments, costumed characters, fabulous raffle gifts, many reasonably priced items for sale. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. (860) 620-3221, putinontheritz@aol.com

JUNE 20 to JULY 29
OTHER
SUMMER EXPERIENCES AND YOUTH LEADERSHIP. Held by the Franciscan Life Center. Summer Experiences (June 20 to 24, July 25 to 29) for children ages 8 to 12. Youth Leadership Training (June 27 to July 1) for ages 13 to 14. Franciscan Life Center, 271 Finch Ave., Meriden. (203) 237-8084, FLCenter.org

ONGOING
BRISTOL
PLAYFUL LEARNERS. Fridays, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Program includes special toddler activities for children ages 3 and under including gross motor activities, special studio workshops each week such as art, light and reflection, sensory science and music and stories. The program will be led by degreed teachers and museum educators. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. (860) 314-1400, ImagineNation.org

PLAINVILLE
APP-ETIZERS. Every other Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Caregivers and children will explore new apps each week and learn about how to safely incorporate technology into children’s lives. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info.

LEGO CHALLENGE. 4:30 p.m. on Thursdays. All ages. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info.

P.A.L.S. Tuesdays. Ages 0 to 23. Early literacy based program. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info.

TWO MUCH FUN. Thursdays. Storytime for 2-year-olds with movement and music. Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450. ebajrami@libraryconnection.info.

ONCE UPON A STORY PRESCHOOL STORYTIME. 10:30 a.m. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450’kids