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, 12 p.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.
SAND VOLLEYBALL CAMP—Monday, Aug. 15-Friday, Aug. 19. A one-week sand volleyball camp offered in conjunction with Elevation Volleyball Academy. Open to Southington residents, ages 7-14. The program will focus on the fundamentals of beach volleyball with game-like training in a fun and enthusiastic environment. Space is limited. Cost is $145 per child. Registration through Friday, Aug. 12. More info at www.southington.org/sandvolleyball.
TENNIS MATCH PLAY (FALL)—Tuesdays and Saturdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 29, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. (Tuesdays) and 10 a.m.-11 a.m. (Saturdays), at Panthorn Park tennis courts. Open to Southington residents, ages 10-18. Experienced tennis players will compete against each other in an organized setting with guidance from the Rec Dept. tennis coaches. Cost is $65 per player. Space is limited. More info at www.southington.org/FallTennis.
BEGINNER TENNIS LESSONS (FALL)—Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 26, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (Group I) or 6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. (Group II), at Panthorn Park tennis courts. Open to Southington residents. Group I is for boys and girls, ages 4-8, with no prior tennis experience. Group II is for ages 4-8 with attendance with at least one previous Recreation Dept. camp. Cost is $65. Space is limited. More info at www.southington.org/FallTennis.
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES—Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 19 (beginners) or Thursdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 20 (intermediate), 6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m., at The Summit at Plantsville, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. Instructor is Kevin Medeiros. All dogs must be at least 3 months of age by the first class and have up-to-date vaccinations. Beginner level participants are asked to attend the first class (Sept. 7) without their dogs. Cost is $105 per dog. Info and forms available at www.southington.org/DogObedience.
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.
- 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.
- 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”