Hereâ€™s a look at notable events happening in New Britain this weekend:
Reading club kick-off
The New Britain Public Library, 20 High St., will begin registration Saturday for its youth Summer Reading Club. The first 50 families whose children sign up will receive a special bookmark from the Beardsley Zoo entitling a child to half-price admission once each month of the summer. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 860-224-3155.
The New Britain Museum of American Art, 56 Lexington St., will mark 17 years hosting a Juneteenth celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday in a day filled with art, comedy, music and Juneteenth punch.
This yearâ€™s event is open to all ages, with programming for children, families and adults at a commemorative Community Day, featuring free admission all day.
The rich history of Juneteenth will be recognized with performances by Grace Church Choir, Queen Ann Nzinga Center of New Britain, Karima Robinson, RenĂ©e Soares and others. Food will be provided by Black Eyed Sallyâ€™s of Hartford.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, dating to June 19, 1865 when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation - first issued on Jan. 1, 1863 - finally reached Americaâ€™s Confederate South.
For more information, call 860-229-0257.
They say itâ€™s your birthday
Trinity-on-Main, 69 Main St., hosts â€śOne Sweet Dream: The Paul McCartney Experience,â€ť at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
â€śThe Return To Pepperland Tourâ€ť concert celebrates the 50th anniversaries of The Beatlesâ€™ albums â€śSgt. Pepperâ€™s Lonely Hearts Club Bandâ€ť and â€śMagical Mystery Tour,â€ť as well as McCartneyâ€™s 75th birthday.
Fronted by Sir Paul impersonator Mike Miller, the tribute concert will showcase McCartneyâ€™s greatest hits from his Beatles and solo catalog. A laser beam presentation in sync with the complete â€śSgt. Pepperâ€ť album will open the show.
For ticket information, call 860-229-2072 or visit trinityonmain.org.