FRIDAY, MARCH 28
ALPHABET SOUP. Fridays, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. For the child alone, learn your ABCs. Early literacy program. Register. Ages 3 to 5. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org
‘LET IT BEGIN WITH ME.’ Fridays, 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. 16-week confidential educational support group for middle-school age children (11-13) who are interested in learning more about resisting alcohol and drug use for themselves and positively coping with the use and recovery of a loved one. Bristol Boys and Girls Club, 104 Laurel St., Bristol. (860) 314-4690.
MARCH 28, APRIL 11 MAY 9
DROP-IN GAME FRIDAYS FOR TEENS. 3 to 4 p.m. Teens are invited to drop-in and play games. Bring your own or use the library’s. Manross Memorial Library, main level, 260 Central St., Forestville. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 29
STORY TIME. 10 a.m. Museum educators and storytellers will read visual art-related children’s stories in the galleries, followed by a hands-on-art making activity for toddlers ages 3 to 5. MattatuckMuseum, 144 West Main St., Waterbury. Free with adult admission to the library ($7 for adults, $6 for seniors). MattatuckMuseum.org, (203) 753-0381.
TEDDY BEAR HEALTH CLINIC. 12 to 2:30 p.m. Fun and interactive way for children to become familiar with visiting a hospital or their pediatrician. Bring a stuffed animal or teddy bear for a health check-up provided by medical professionals. Hands-on stations to learn about developmental health and wellness lifestyles. Author Peter Couth (“The Green Box League of Nutritious Justice”). Imagine NationMuseum, 1 Pleasant St., Bristol. Event included with museum admission, children under 1 are free. (860) 314-1400.
MARCH 29-APRIL 26
CHILDREN’S YOGA. Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. For ages 5 to 10. No fee but registration required. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Funding provided by a grant through the Friends of Bristol Public Library. www.BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790.
MONDAY, MARCH 31
AFTER NAPTIME STORIES: CLASSIC TALES FOR 2S AND 3S. Mondays, 3 to 3:45 p.m Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Dr., Farmington. (860) 673-6791.FarmingtonLibraries.org
THURSDAY, APRIL 3
TEEN AFTERNOON MOVIE. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Romeo and Juliet,” rated PG-13. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Free. Register. BristolLib.com, (860) 584-7790, email@example.com
HALF-DAY APRIL VACATION CAMP. Held by Bristol Parks and Recreation Department. Monday to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Team games, sports, crafts, and more. Program will go outside depending on the weather. Stafford School gym, Louisiana Drive, Bristol. Single day for $10, all four days for $30. Register. www.BristolRec.com, (860) 584-6160, or in person at the Bristol Parks and Recreation Department, City Hall, second floor, 111 North Main St., Bristol. JoshuaMedeiros@ci.ct.us,.
SATURDAY, APRIL 26
TAILS OF JOY READING EDUCATION ASSISTANCE DOGS. Saturdays, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Each child may sign-up for a 15 minute session, one child per session. There also will be a “make and take” dog craft project provided by the library. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No cost but registration required. (860) 584-7790.
SUNDAY, MAY 4
PITCH, HIT, AND RUN. Competition for area youth sponsored by Bristol Sports Hall of Fme. 11 a.m. Boys and girls divided into four age divisions, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Advance through four levels of competition including Team Championships at Major League ballparks, and the national finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. The individual pitching, hitting, and running champions, along with the All-Around champion in each age and gender group at the local competition will be awarded and advance to the sectional level of competition. Participants should bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/ waiver form prior to the start of the competition. McCabe Waters Little League, adjacent to Rockwell Park, Bristol. Contact Mark Ziogas. Mzioagas@aahzs.com
SATURDAY, MAY 31
FAMILY FEST 2014. Presented by PlainvilleSchool Readiness, Plainville Family Resource Network, Friends of the Library. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Touch a Truck, magician, clowns, special visitors, musical entertainment, arts and crafts activities, stress-reductin activities/ ideas for families to sample and take home, local business/agencies with information, free drawings, books. For all ages. PlainvilleHigh School, Robert Holcomb Way, Plainville. (860) 747-3321, (860) 793-6304.
NOW thru APRIL 7
SPRING STORY TIME. 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, 2-year-olds; Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. or Wednesdays at 1 p.m., 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Tuesdays at 1:45 p.m., Play and Learn for 3- and 4-year-olds. Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., Baby Time for 0 to 12 months. Thursdays at 10:30 a.m., Sensory Story Tots, for 2- to 5-year-olds. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. No story time on days when Bristol Public Schools are not in session. Register at the library or call (860) 584-7790.
DROP IN FITNESS. Sundays, 8:45 to 10:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
FAMILY FITNESS. Sundays, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
TEEN STRENGTH. Sundays, 12 to 1 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
SPIN CLASS. Mondays, 4 to 4:45 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DROP IN FITNESS. Tuesdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
O’COURSE AND RUN CLUB. Wednesdays, 4:30 to 5:15 p.m.
TEEN STRENGTH. Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For ages 5 to 9. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.
DANCE. Saturdays, 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Ages 10 to 14. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.