Kids listings for April 18




ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your favorite basket for an Easter egg hunt in an open field. Candy free event. Dress appropriately. Parents bring a blanket or a lawn chair. Rent a chick for one week, $10 per child, while supplies last. Prices include feed, bedding, and care instructions. HarryS.BarnesMemorialNatureCenter, 175 Shrub Rd., Bristol. $5 per child, children 1 and under free. (860) 583-1234,




THE THIRD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT AND BAKE SALE. Ages 5 and under, 10 to 10:30 a.m. Ages 6 to 12, 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Face painting, raffles, music. Meet the Easter bunny. Homemade cookie trays and chocolate pops. Rain or shine. St. Anthony Church parking lot, 111 School St., Bristol. Free. Bags provided.


TEEN EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Manross Library, 260 Central St., Forestville. Make a t-shirt bag out of an old t-shirt. Bring your own tee (one with a good picture). Register at Manross or call (860) 584-7790. 1 to 2:30 p.m., Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. Bleach art t-shirts. Bring your own t-shirt. Must be a dark color. Register at the library or call (860) 584-7787, ext. 2020.




PLAY AND LEARN GROUP. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. except for school holidays. Held by the Parent and Child Center. Helps families meet other parents and children under the age of 5. Offers school readiness skills before children enter kindergarten. Hubbell School, cafeteria, 90 West Washington St., Bristol. Open only to Bristol families. (860) 585-3895,


APRIL 21 to MAY 12


FAMILY ZUMBA SERIES. Mondays, 5:15 to 6 p.m. Held by the Parent and child Center. Stafford Elementary School, 212 Louisiana Ave., Bristol. Pre-register. Funded by a Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation grant and a donation by pediatrician Dr. Susan Adeyinka. (860) 585-3895,


APRIL 25-27


‘GREAT EXPECTATIONS.’ Performed by New Britain Youth Theater Company. Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Featuring cast members from Plainville and Southington. Trinity-on-MainPerformanceCenter, 69 Main St., New Britain. $13 for adults, $11 for children, students, and seniors., (860) 515-8115.




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.




PITCH, HIT, AND RUN. Competition for area youth sponsored by Bristol Sports Hall of Fame. 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.




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., (860) 584-7790,




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-reduction 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.




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. Wheeler Regional YMCA, 149 Farmington Ave., Plainville.


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.