Recreation Department listings for the April 1 edition

recreation listings

Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Recreation Department at (860) 276-6219. Checks should be payable to Town of Southington. Pre-registration and payment is required. For more information, registration forms, or an activity schedule visit

PLAYGROUND PROGRAM REGISTRATION—Online registration April 2-April 8 at  The program is open to Southington children who will be entering grades 1-6 in the fall. Payments will be due in the Recreation 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 four sessions that total 7 weeks during the summer. Cost is $120 per child, per session (Session 4 is $60) with 2 session maximum.

ZUMBA CLASSES FOR ADULTS—Mondays and Wednesdays, April 18-June 6, at Plantsville Elementary School gymnasium. Open to ages 18 and up. Cost is $60. More info and forms at

ZUMBA KIDS—Mondays, April 18-June 6, 5 p.m.-6 p.m., at the Bliss Dance & Wellness Center, 991 South Main St., Plantsville. Designed exclusively for kids, these classes are high-energy fitness parties with specially choreographed kid-friendly routines. No previous Zumba experience required. Cost is $35 per child. More info at

TENNIS MATCH PLAY—Tuesdays, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-11 a.m., from April 19 to May 28, at the Panthorn Park tennis courts, Burritt St., Plantsville. Open to Southington residents entering grades 6-12 in the fall. This program allows experienced tennis players to play against each other in an organized setting. Cost is $60 per student. Space is limited. More info and forms available at

TINY HAWK SOCCER & BASKETBALL PROGRAM—Tuesdays, May 10 to June 7, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., at the DePaolo Middle School gym. Introductory program open to Southington boys and girls ages 3-4. Cost is $70 per child. Class size is limited. More info and forms available at

MINI HAWK SOCCER & TEE-BALL PROGRAM—Tuesdays, May 10 to June 7, 6:20 p.m.-7:20 p.m., at the DePaolo Middle School gym. Introductory program open to Southington boys and girls ages 5-7. Cost is $70 per child. Class size is limited. More info and forms available at

SKYHAWKS TRACK & FIELD CAMP—Now accepting registration for the track & field camp for Southington boys and girls aged 7-12. The program will take place on Monday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, at the Southington High School track. The camp will focus on the following events: long distance, sprints, soft hurdles, relays, shot put, discus, and standing long-jump. Cost is $115 per child. Forms and details are available at Contact: (860) 276-6219.


For additional information and cost, visit Payment is due at registration. All trips are non-smoking and non-alcoholic. Insurance is available. Trips depart from the commuter lot in Cheshire on Route 10, close to the I-691. Checks should be made payable to Town of Southington. Contact the Recreation Dept at (860) 276-6219.


  • May 28-30, Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park


  • June 14-16, Cape May, N.J.
  • June 26, Newport “On Your Own”


  • July 9, Martha’s Vineyard
  • July 23, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • July 28, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island


  • Aug. 6, Saratoga Race Course
  • Aug. 13, Whale Watch, Plymouth, Mass.


  • Sept. 10, Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
  • Sept. 23-25, Niagara Falls, Canada


  • Oct. 1-2, Nascar Racing at Dover Downs
  • Oct. 8, Vermont Fall Foliage
  • Oct. 15, Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at Roger Williams Park Zoo
  • Oct. 29, Salem, Mass. “Haunted Happenings”
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Halloween at the Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, Pa.


  • Nov. 24, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade


  • Dec. 3, Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall
  • Dec. 11, New York City “On Your Own”

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