Kids listings, starting Feb. 16



PRESIDENTIAL CRAFTS. Hail to the Chief at the library with crafts and coloring. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787.

COOKIE DECORATING AND EATING FOR TWEENS. 11 a.m. For youths 8-12 years old. Bring a sugar cookie to decorate. The library will provide the frosting, sprinkles, and other goodies. Free. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787,



CIRCLE STORIES, CRAFTS, AND SONGS. 2 p.m. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787,



YOGA WITH JENNIFER. 10 a.m. Little ones learn how to stretch and relax at the library. Free. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. (860) 584-7787,

PRESIDENT’S DAY. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Children will learn about the holiday and the nation’s leaders. A variety of education activities will be held throughout the day in the studios, which are included with museum admission. Enjoy a presidential Birthday Party and find out which president has a birthday close to yours. Create a presidential coin with your face on it. If you were to become president, write on the “When I Become president Board” what law you would suggest. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $10 per person. Imagine Nation members and children under 1 free. (860) 814-1400.



ELEVATION VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m. For ages 7 to 14. There are no residency requirements. First two-weeks emphasize fundaments with game-like training. The final six weeks will be skill-based drills and competitive games. Derynoski Elementary School gymnasium, 240 Main St., Southington. Fee is $105 per child. A completed registration form and payment must be submitted to the Southington Recreation Office. Deadline to register is

NOW thru FEB. 28


SPECIAL READING PROGRAMS FOR THE COMMUNITY. “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” is geared toward children ages birth through preschool. Families are invited to pick up a special reading booklet. No keeping track of book titles and reading a book to your child multiple times counts as multiple times. Families receive free book halfway through and a certificate when you’re through. Additionally, “The Reading Without Walls Challenge.” Readers invited to read a book about a topic that don’t know much about or a book in a format you usually don’t read for fun. Challenge card can be picked up by Feb. 28. Plainville Public Library’s Children’s Department, 56 East Main St., Plainville. (860) 793-1450.



KIDS FREE MUSIC WORKSHOP AND KID’S OPEN MIKE. Sundays, 2 to 6 p.m. Provided piano, amp, P.A., mikes, drums, organ, music stands. T-Salon Café, 245 Main St., Bristol. (860) 584-0448.

KIDS CLUBS, JR AND SR HIGH YOUTH GROUPS. Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Games, Bible stories, events, snacks. All denominations welcome. Grace Baptist Church, 736 King St., Bristol. Free. (860) 582-3840. Ask for Jane or Bonnie.

TODDLER STORY TIME. Tuesdays at 9 a.m. For children ages 1 and 2. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

PRESCHOOL STORY TIME. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. For children ages 3 to 5. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. (860) 584-7790.

TEEN DROP IN NIGHTS. First and third Thursday of each month. 7 to 9 p.m. Chapter 126, 47 Upson St., Bristol. Open to all people with physical and/or cognitive challenges ages 13 to 20.