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 www.southington.org/recreation.
SOUTHINGTON POOL OPENINGS/HOURS—Pools at Recreation Park and Memorial Park are open. Hours of operation are, Mondays thru Fridays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pools are free and open to Southington residents, but residents may bring one non-resident guest. Proper ID and proof of residency is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult. More info at www.southington.org/pools.
TENNIS LESSONS—Open to Southington residents aged 4-18. 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 www.southington.org/tennis.
TENNIS MATCH PLAY—Open to Southington residents entering grades 6-12. 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 www.southington.org/tennis.
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 www.southington.org/TrackCamp. Contact: (860) 276-6219.
FAMILY MUSIC THERAPY—Tuesdays, Aug. 2-Aug. 30, 6 p.m.-6:45 p.m., in the lower level of the library. Open to Southington children with special needs and their families. Program nurtures social, physical, and emotional skills through interactive music, singing, playing instruments, and creative movement. Cost is $80 per child. Program details and forms available at www.southington.org/MusicTherapy.
MUSIC ON THE GREEN
Free concerts, along with a free car show, takes place every Wednesday 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.
- 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 www.southington.org/BusTrips 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.
- 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. 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”