PAVERS FOR POSTERITY (BLUE KNIGHT BRICKS)—The Turf Committee is offering an opportunity to purchase bricks to help defray costs for the artificial turf field at Southington High School. Bricks cost $125 and can be engraved with three lines of type (14 characters per line). Bricks will be displayed as part of a walkway and patio at the entrance to the turf field complex. Bricks can be purchased at the Southington Chamber of Commerce, the Parks & Recreation Department, or at the Southington High School Athletic Department.
Registration for the following classes and programs, unless otherwise noted, can be made at the Southington Community YMCA Membership Services Desk at (860) 628-5597 or on-line at www.southington-cheshireymca.org.
FREE LIVESTRONG PROGRAM FOR CANCER SURVIVORS—Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 9 to March 29, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Free 12-week, small group fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors 18 and over under the guidance of specially trained health and wellness staff. The program is designed to help those affected by cancer gain strength, endurance and function lost through treatment and to gain emotional support and self esteem. Participants do not need to be a current member of the YMCA but will receive a free membership during the program. Space is very limited. Contact: Linda Prus, (860) 426-9531.
OSTEOPOROSIS AND OSTEOPENIA FITNESS CLASSES—Southington Community YMCA is offering classes for people with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia. Classes are for all fitness levels and help improve balance, build strength, and lengthen the spine. Classes follow the Meeks Method, a safe and effective method which emphasizes the reversal of postural change. YMCA trainers work in conjunction with Community Physical Therapy. Early afternoon, evening, and weekend classes are available. Contact: Janice Freeman, (860) 628-5597, ext 368.
LAUGHTER YOGA (FREE)—Tuesdays, 11 a.m., at Southington Community Cultural Arts (SoCCA). Beginning Nov. 15. Sessions will be conducted by the 2 Ladies Laughing, Leslie Cotton and Elaine Hobart, certified laughter yoga instructors. The 35-minute sessions are free and can accommodate any person’s ability and range of motion. No registration needed.
SOUTHINGTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTION DINNER—Wednesday, Nov. 9, 6 p.m., at the Aqua Turf, Plantsville. The Southington Sports Hall of Fame will induct 6 athletes, one coach, one booster, and two teams as the Class of 2016. Athletes include Andy Liseo, Kim Lynch, Lisa Matukaitis, Ted Wallace, Jessica Gianatti, and Jimmie Savage. Former SHS coach Pete Sepko, and Southington booster Doug Topshe will be inducted, along with the 1986 SHS softball team and the 1994 SHS baseball team. Cost is $50. Contact: Jim Verderame, (860) 628-7335 or Val DePaolo at (860) 620-9640, ext. 104.
SHS TURF CONTESTS—Athletic events on the Southington High School Turf Field will be subject to ticket sales. All contests starting at 5 p.m. costs $5 (adults) or $3 (students and seniors). Football contests cost $7 (adults) or $5 (students and seniors). Contact: SHS Athletic Office, (860) 628-3229, ext. 425 daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. or by email at email@example.com.
SHS INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY & SENIOR GOLD CARD PASSES—Available at the SHS Athletic office, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Family passes for regular season contests cost $110 and includes immediate family members for boys/girls volleyball, football with the exception of the Thanksgiving game, boys/girls basketball, wrestling, and night baseball. Individual passes cost $45 ($30 for students). Senior gold cards are free for Southington residents ages 62 and over and are good for all regular season home games. Those who already have gold cards do not need new ones. Contact: SHS Athletic Office, (860) 628-3229 x 425 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE SPEEDWAY LINE REPORT WITH GARY DANKO—Mondays, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., April-November, on WATR 1320 or on-line at www.speedwaylinereport.com. The call-in radio show focuses on the world of auto racing with in-studio guests. Southington’s Gary Danko leads the discussion and provides results from local tracks and periodic vintage historical shows. Call-ins: (203) 757-1320.
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