Southington miscellaneous listings for the March 11 edition

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SATURDAY, MARCH 12

SOUTHINGTON

EMPOWERING WOMEN TO ESCAPE ALIVE. 9 a.m to 1 p.m. at Southington High School. A free self-defense class for Southington women and girls 15 and over. This program is a partnership between Jane Doe No More and East Coast Training Systems and is being sponsored by five local organizations. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your place. Contact Southington Youth Services at (860) 276-6281 or at youthservices@ southington.org

NOW thru MARCH 12

SOUTHINGTON

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Mondays and Thursdays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Library Book Store. Most paperback books are regularly priced at $0.50 and hard cover books regularly priced at $1 throughout the bookstore, but will be available at half price.

MARCH 15-17

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO ATLANTIC CITY. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Cost is $294/pp single; $224/pp double; $214/pp triple-quad. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Resorts Casino Hotel; Casino Bonus Package: $25 slot play and 2 buffet coupons; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

THURSDAY, MARCH 17

SOUTHINGTON

UNITED WAY ANNUAL MEETING. 6 p.m. at the Aqua Turf. The United Way of Southington will honor three Southington heroes at their annual meeting. Cost is $75 per person ($700 per table) and includes includes beer and wine and a special dinner. The theme is Spring Break: palm trees, island music, special drinks, and limbo. A silent and live auction will highlight the event. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Southington. For more info or tickets, call (860) 628-4565 or email jackeisenmann@unitedwayofsouthington.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 19

SOUTHINGTON

LOVE OUR HEROES SPRING FLING. 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Testa’s Banquet Facility, 26 South Center St. Hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary. Tickets cost $30 per person, and includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, cash bar, raffles. For tickets or info contact Sherri Valentin, (860) 655-7210 or at sherval@cox.net.

SOUTHINGTON YOUTH SUMMER THEATER JUNIOR REGISTRATION. 10 a.m. to noon in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria. Open to Southington residents, entering grades 3-6. Copy of a recent report card is needed to verify residence and grade level. Program runs on Mondays and Fridays, from June 27 to July 8, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Southington High School with a performance on July 8. More info can be found at http://bit.ly/SYST2016. Contact: Lisa Carroll, program coordinator, at sysummertheater@ gmail.com.

‘ON YOUR OWN’ PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO BOSTON. Time TBA. Bus leaves from commuter lot in Cheshire. Fee: $64 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

SOUTHINGTON

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the American Legion hall, 64 Main St. Sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion 72. Donations are $8 per person. Breakfast includes eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash, home fries, toast, coffee and juice.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30

SOUTHINGTON

THE 15TH ANNUAL WONDER OF WOMEN. Social hour, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Program, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Annual event whose proceeds support grants for programs that make it possible for women and girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth Southington, and Wolcott improve the conditions and opportunities in their lives. Guest is Kara Sundlun of WFSB. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. $55 per person. RSVP by March 18. (860) 583-6363. Samantha@mainstreetfoundation.org

APRIL 2 thru APRIL 8

SOUTHINGTON

PLAYGROUND PROGRAM REGISTRATION. Online registration only The program is open to Southington children who will be entering grades 1-6 in the the fall. Payments will be due in the Parks & Rec office by Friday, April 22. Program takes place at South End School and Recreation Park, Mondays thru Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with three sessions that total 7 weeks during the summer. Cost is $120 per child, per session (Session 4 is $60) with 2 session maximum. For info: www.southington.org/PlaygroundProgram.

NOW thru MARCH 29

SOUTHINGTON

ART EXHIBIT BY JOHN LANZL OF PLANTSVILLE. “An Expression of Form and Color.” The Gallery at The Orchards, community room, 34 Hobart St., Southington. (860) 628-5656.

SATURDAY, APRIL 16

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO 9/11 MEMORIAL AND ONE WORLD OBSERVATORY. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $120 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to One World Observatory, the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Museum. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, APRIL 30

SOUTHINGTON

CONNECTICUT FESTIVAL OF INDIE GAMES. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Southington, 37 Main St. Cost is $10 (attendee day pass), $40-400 (Exhibitors). This festival is dedicated to celebrating and highlighting indie games across New England, giving designers an opportunity to show off their creations and engage with the gaming community. More info and tickets at www.ct-fig.com.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

PERSONALIZED PAVERS FUNDRAISER. The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 is replacing the sidewalk in front of the post at 64 Main St. Cost is $50 to inscribe a personal message to a loved one or dates of service for a veteran in your family on a paver for the walkway. Download a form at http://kiltonicpost72.org/ Forms/PaverOnlineStatic.pdf or contact support@kiltonicpost72.org.

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Southington High School. Openings available for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Cost is $45 per semester. Call Erin Proctor, (860) 628-3229, ext. 345 or email at eproctor@ southingtonschools.org.

VILLAGE GREEN NURSERY SCHOOL. Currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year at 37 Main St. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the option for an extended day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to schedule a tour, contact Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958 or vgnsstaff@gmail.com

MAY 28-30

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO BAR HARBOR AND ACADIA NATIONAL PARK. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $744/pp single; $544/pp double; $524/pp triple-quad; $354/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Atlantic Eyrie Lodge in Bar Harbor; 2 deluxe continental breakfasts; 2 dinners; admission to the Maine Lighthouse Museum in Rockland; guided tour of Acadia National Park; carriage ride along Acadia National Park carriage roads; narrated nature cruise in Bar Harbor; leisure time in Bar Harbor, Camden Village and Freeport Village; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

JUNE 14-16

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO CAPE MAY, N.J. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $662/pp single; $530/pp double; $494/pp triple-quad. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Marquis de Lafayette hotel; 2 buffet breakfasts; tea luncheon at the Carriage House; 1 dinner at Aleathea’s Restaurant; 1 dinner & show at Elaine’s Dinner Theatre; morning boat cruise around Cape May Point; guided and narrated Physick Estate and Trolley Tour; leisure time at Washington Mall; visit to Cape May Point and Sunset Beach; tour and wine tasting at Natali Vineyards; all baggage, taxes & service charges. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

SOUTHINGTON

‘ON YOUR OWN’ PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO NEWPORT. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $64 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, JULY 9

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $108 per person with Island Tour; $95 per person without Island Tour. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; round-trip Steamship Authority from Woods Hole to Oak Bluffs; island tour with a local guide (optional); leisure time for shopping & dining.

THURSDAY, JULY 28

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO STATUE OF LIBERTY & ELLIS ISLAND. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $84 per person ages 18 & over; $74 per child ages 17 & under. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; round-trip Statue Cruises to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island; audio tour for both Liberty Island and Ellis Island; leisure time at Times Square. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, AUG. 13

SOUTHINGTON

PLYMOUTH WHALE WATCH. Sponsored by Southington Parks & Red. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $94 per person ages 13 & over; $84 per child ages 12 & under. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; whale watch on board Captain John Boats departing from Town Wharf in Plymouth; visit to Plymouth Rock. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 10

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO HAMPTON BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $82 per person Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation to the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SEPT. 23-25

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $632/pp single; $528/pp double; $518/pp triple-quad; $304/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 2 nights at the Radisson Hotel Fallsview; 2 full American breakfasts at the hotel; 1 buffet dinner at the Fallsview Restaurant; tour of Niagara Falls; “Maid of the Mist” boat ride; tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake; all baggage, taxes & service charges. *Passports are required. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 8

SOUTHINGTON

VERMONT FALL FOLIAGE BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $132 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; ride on the Green Mountain Railroad through Chester and Ludlow; visit to the Vermont Country Store; dinner at the New England House (meal choices: pot roast, roast turkey or herb crusted whitefish). Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

SOUTHINGTON

JACK-O-LANTERN SPECTACULAR AT ROGER WILLIAMS ZOO BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $118 per person ages 13 & over; $99 per child ages 3-12. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to the Roger Williams Park Zoo; admission to the Jack-o-Lantern Spectacular; Harvest Buffet dinner at the Zoo; leisure time at Federal Hill for shopping and sightseeing. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, OCT. 29

SOUTHINGTON

SALEM ‘HAUNTED HAPPENINGS’ BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $78/pp – Witch Museum; $82/pp – Cry Innocent; $92/pp – Both Attractions. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; admission to one or both of the following attractions: The Salem Witch Museum; and/or “Cry Innocent: The People vs. Bridget Bishop” at Salem’s Old Town Hall; leisure time to enjoy the “Haunted Happenings” around Salem (maps, restaurant suggestions & event schedules will be provided). Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

OCT. 31-NOV. 1

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY IN PHILADELPHIA. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $414/pp single; $334/pp double; $324/pp triple-quad; $264/child sharing w/2 adults. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; 1 night hotel stay (location TBD); “Terror Behind the Walls” tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary; Ride the Ducks in Philadelphia; lunch at the Hard Rock Café. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

THURSDAY, NOV. 24

SOUTHINGTON

MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE BUS TRIP. Time TBA. Parks & Rec. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: $66 per person. Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

SATURDAY, DEC. 3

SOUTHINGTON

PARKS & REC BUS TRIP TO CHRISTMAS SHOW AT RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL. Time TBA. Bus leaves from Plantsville commuter lot. Fee: TBD (Prices to be announced in June 2016.) Includes: Round-trip motor coach transportation; ticket to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular; leisure time for shopping, dining and sightseeing. Call Parks & Rec, (860) 276-6219.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

INTRO (BEGINNER) TO COUNTRY DANCING. Wednesdays. 7 p.m., partner. 7:30 p.m., line dance (with intermediate line dance to follow). Cadillac Ranch, 45 Jude Lane, Southington. $5. jusgotta@megahits.com

PERSONALIZED PAVERS FUNDRAISER. The American Legion Kiltonic Post 72 is replacing the sidewalk in front of the post at 64 Main St. Cost is $50 to inscribe a personal message to a loved one or dates of service for a veteran in your family on a paver for the walkway. Download a form at http://kiltonicpost72.org/ Forms/PaverOnlineStatic.pdf or contact support@kiltonicpost72.org.

SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Southington High School. Openings available for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Cost is $45 per semester. Call Erin Proctor, (860) 628-3229, ext. 345 or email at eproctor@ southingtonschools.org.

VILLAGE GREEN NURSERY SCHOOL. Currently accepting registration for the 2016-2017 school year at 37 Main St. The school offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the option for an extended day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more info or to schedule a tour, contact Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958 or vgnsstaff@gmail.com

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