Kids’ listings for the March 10 edition



WHAT EVERY ADULT SHOULD KNOW…ABOUT THE DRUGS THEIR KIDS ARE FACING. 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at the SHS auditorium. No registration required. Sponsored by SHS administration, STEPS coalition, and the Southington Police Department. Guest speakers include SHS principal Brian Stranieri, CT state police Lt. Chris Bartolotta, Hartford Healthcare vice president Pat Rehmer Sr., SPD officer Kevin Naranjo, and STEPS prevention specialist Kelly Leppard. The presentation is aimed to educating parents about substance abuse, myths, prevention, and social host liability.




BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD. 6 p.m. doors open, 6:30 presentation, at Hatton Elementary School, 50 Spring Lake Rd. Educational seminar for childcare providers, parents/guardians and community members presented by The Early Childhood Collaborative of Southington and Allison Logan, the Early Childhood Project Manager of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. Free to attend and childcare is available. Register at




‘SCREENAGERS – GROWING UP IN THE DIGITAL AGE.’ 6:30 p.m. at the Southington Library. Cosponsored by the Parent Information Series of Southington Youth Services and the Southington Public Library. This award winning film (68 mins.) probes into the vulnerable corners of family life and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. This program is free to all Southington residents. RSVP the Southington Public Library at (860)-628-0947.


NOW thru APRIL 9


KRISTEN’S KLOSET. Thursdays, 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 3 p.m., at 722 West St. (Plaza West). Prom program sponsored by Southington Youth Services. Open to any high school student who is looking to attend their prom and not spend a lot of money. The shop contains an inventory of over 500 new and gently used gowns along with shoes, jewelry and other accessories, all of which have been donated by individuals and businesses from the area. More info at Southington Youth Services, (860) 276-6281 or on Facebook.


APRIL 29-30


YMCA FUTURE LEADERS OF YOUTH WEEKEND (OPEN TO NON-MEMBERS). 10 a.m. April 29 to 3 p.m. April 30 at YMCA Camp Sloper. Registration is limited to 15 people. During this two day Future Leaders of Youth (FLY) program, teens will build skills that will mold them into a future leader. Explore the wilderness of YMCA Camp Sloper with activities such as hiking, rock climbing, archery, boating, and outdoor cooking. Cost is $65 ($45 for program members, $35 for full members). Register at the YMCA front desk or contact Adam Dubois, (860) 426-9530 or




ANNUAL PRINCESS MEET AND GREET. Face painting, glitter tattoos, nail and hair stations, feather extensions, light refreshments, DJ, raffle gifts, items to buy, costume characters, princesses, more. $15 per person (adults and children). No tickets at the door. Proceeds benefit Southington Community Services Medical Center Oncology Department for Children. Tickets., Tickets also available at The Little Red Store, 252 Marion Ave., Plantsville and Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream, 384 Main St., Southington.




SOUTHINGTON HIGH SCHOOL PRESCHOOL PROGRAM. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Southington High School. Openings available for 3, 4, and 5 year old children. Cost is $45 per semester. Call Erin Proctor, (860) 628-3229, ext. 345 or email at eproctor@

PLANTSVILLE COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL. Open to 3-year-olds, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m., or 4-year-olds, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (860) 628-8878 or

VILLAGE GREEN NURSERY SCHOOL. Offers a 2.5-hour 3-year-old program on Tuesdays and Thursdays and a 4-year-old program on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. In addition to the typical 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. program, the 4-year-olds have the option for an extended day program from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nan Sheridan at (860) 628-6958 or



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