Recreation Department listings for the May 20 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

TENNIS LESSONS—Open to Southington residents aged 4-18. Session I: June 20-30. Session II: July 5-14. Session III: July 18-28. Session IV: Aug. 1-11, at the SHS tennis courts. Each two-week session runs Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (ages 4-5); 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m. (ages 6-7); 11 a.m.-noon (ages 8-9); 12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. (ages 10-18) with Fridays open for rain dates if needed. Cost is $65 per session, and a smaller, lightweight racquet will be provided for children aged 4-9. More info at

TENNIS MATCH PLAY— Open to Southington residents entering grades 6-12. Session I: June 20-30. Session II: July 5-14. Session III: July 18-28. Session IV: Aug. 1-11, at the SHS tennis courts. High school students (grades 9-12) will play from 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Middle school students (grades 6-8) will play from 9:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m. These two-week programs are for experienced tennis players to play against each other in an organized setting with guidance from the Park & Rec tennis coaches. Cost is $30 per session. More info 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.


Free concerts, along with a free car show, takes place every Wednesday, from May 25 through Aug. 31 on the Town Green. Music begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Rain dates will be held on Thursdays. Dogs, skateboards, in-line skates/rollerblades, bicycles, scooters (gas, battery or push) and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the grounds during this event. A $25 violation fee applies. Police dogs, as well as dogs certified for use by disabled persons, are exempt.


  • May 25, Jimmy Mazz.


  • June 1, On The Serious Side
  • June 8, Sharades
  • June 15, Terrapin
  • June 22, Dyn-O-Myte Disco Review
  • June 29, Truck Stop Troubadours


  • July 6, Soul Sound Revue
  • July 13, Glamour Girls
  • July 20, The Diamond Collection
  • July 27, The Sam Vinci Orchestra


  • Aug. 3, Dennis Polisky & Maestro’s Men
  • Aug. 10, Darik and the Funbags
  • Aug. 17, Norm Flash and the Starfires
  • Aug. 24, The Kyle Niles Band
  • Aug. 31, E-2 An Eagles Experience


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.


  • 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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