Kids listings, starting Aug. 12

FRIDAY, AUG. 12

PLAINVILLE

FUN DAY. Held by the Plainville Recreation Department. 1 p.m. Grand finale for summer programs. Activities include face painting, spin art, thumbprints, tattoos, dunker, tissue flowers, pony rides, and a button maker. Structured to serve children 3 to 11. After 2:30 p.m., there will be a magic show by The Great Leone. Norton Park, Plainville. Free. Small charge for refreshments and balloons.

MINECRAFT-THEMED PARTY. 6:30 p.m. For ages 6 and up. Visit Minecraft-inspired stations for games, activities, and snacks. There also will be an area for play for participants who bring handheld devices preloaded with Minecraft. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

SOUTHINGTON

THE SCIENCE OF ICE CREAM. 3 to 4 p.m. Southington Care Center Chef Jack Hodes will create quick free ice cream using liquid nitrogen to make mini portions, meeting almost every culinary preference whether low fat, dairy free, more. Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Register. (860) 628-0947.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17

PLAINVILLE

LET’S MOVE CLASS. 10:45 a.m. For ages 2 to 5 with caregiver. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

‘ANGRY BIRDS.’ 6 p.m. Animated film. Bring blankets, dinner and have a picnic with the show. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

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PLAINVILLE

LET’S MOVE. 10:45 a.m. For children ages 2 to 5. Music from beginning to end so children can dance, wave scarves, use instrument, have a blast. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville (860) 793-1450.

FLYING FINGERS KNIT AND CROCHET GROUP. 3 p.m. on Wednesdays. For children, teens, and adults, for those new to knitting and crocheting or those with experience. All are welcome. Bring your current project or learn with the library’s supplies. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.

BRISTOL

FIREHOUSE FRIENDS CLUB. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Friday in July and August. Story time and art club for preschoolers. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. Free with general admission. $6 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $3.50 for children age 4 to 14, $2 for children 1 to 3. TheCarouselMuseum.org

NOW thru AUG. 19

BRISTOL

FREE LUNCH FOR CHILDREN UP TO AGE 18. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day. Parents and grown-ups may bring their lunch and join the fun. Part of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787, ext. 2021, BristolLib.com

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PLAINVILLE

FREE LUNCHES AT THE LIBRARY. Monday to Friday, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. For any child 18 and under. No registration required. Library will provide activities for children to enjoy while they eat. Plainville Public Library, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.kids