SATURDAY, APRIL 21
TERRIFIC TURTLES. 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about, see up close, and touch some turtles native to Connecticut. Learn about their unique adaptations, and natural history. Groups of 10-plus reserve space prior. Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. Members, $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and up. Non-members $10 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under and seniors 65 and up. www.elcct.org
SUNDAY, APRIL 22
PRINCESS FOR A DAY. 11 a.m. Miss Hartford County Teen 2018 Julia Pahl hosts. Princesses will get their hair styled, nails painted, and makeup done to royal perfection. All proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss Hartford County’s Outstanding Teen 2018 Julia Pahl. Nauti-Cuts Salon, 1174 Farmington Ave., Bristol. $15.
EARTH DAY OPEN HOUSE AT INDIAN ROCK. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Spend Earth Day weekend outdoors. Tours, hayrides around Indian Lake and through the forest, programs, and activities related to Earth Day, visits with farm animals, and other live critters. Indian Rock Nature Preserve, 501 Wolcott Rd., Bristol.
APRIL FUN, APRIL VACATION PROGRAMS. April 24-26 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. New England Carousel Museum, 95 Riverside Ave., Bristol. $6 for adults. $5.50 for seniors. $3.50 for children 4 to 14. $2 for children 1 to 3. Free for children under 1 and members. www.TheCarouselMuseum.org, (860) 585-5411.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
FANDOM GUILD FOR AN EARTH DAY MOVIE AND CRAFT NIGHT. 10:30 a.m. For teens 13 and up. Watch “Wall-E,” create upcycled crafts and chat about your favorite dystopian worlds in books, movies, and TV. If you’re working on another creative project, feel free to bring it in. Popcorn will be provided. Register. (860) 793-1450.
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
GRANDMA, GRANDPA, AND ME STORYTIME. 10 a.m. Register for a special story time for grandparents and their grandchildren at the Bristol Senior Center. Stories, songs, fingerplays, and rhymes. Finish the storytime with a make-and-take craft. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Bristol. (860) 584-7790.
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
SIXTH ANNUAL PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Princesses, Spiderman, Batman, and many other costume characters. Face painting, balloon sculpting, glitter tattoos, DJ. For boys and girls. Bring your camera for photo opportunities. Raffle tickets and other items for sale. (Credit card accepted.) Proceeds benefit CCMC’s Oncology Department and Southington Community Services. Aqua Turf, 556 Mulberry St., Plantsville. $15 per person in advance. No tickets at the door. (860) 620-3221, PutinOnTheRitz@aol.com, (860) 518-9041.
SATURDAY, MAY 12
PINE LAKE’S 5TH ANNUAL KID’S FISHING DERBY. 7 a.m. to noon. Live bait only. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Child must land their own fish. No artificial lures. Fishing must be done on shore. No one allowed in water. Fishing is restricted to posted boundaries. Child must register before starting to fish. Child can receive a maximum of one prize. Judge’s decision final. 5 to 8 year olds. 9 to 12 years old. 13 to 15 years old. Three winners per age group. Biggest, smallest, and most fish caught. Tag’s Tackle Box will have bait to buy. Pine Lake, Forestville.
SUNDAY, JUNE 10
ANNUAL JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON PAGEANT. Contestants sought. Must be between the ages of 4 to high school senior. Areas of competition are interview, talent, evening wear, and on-stage questions. Open to all Connecticut residents. Deadline to register is May 30. Elk’s, 114 Main St., Southington. (860) 620-3221, email@example.com , (860) 518-9041.
PLAYFUL LEARNERS PLAYGROUP. 9:30 to 11 a.m. Families with children ages 3 and under are invited. Program includes special toddler experiences including gross motor activities and workshops. Participants receive half-price admission and may enjoy access to all museum studios after the program. Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. $5 per person. Imagine Nation members and children under 1 are free. www.imaginenation.org
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.