ELEMENTARY INVENTION CONVENTION. 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Southington High School cafeteria. A showcase for local inventors in grades 4 and 5. Inventions on display for the public. Meet Southington’s young inventors and hear about their amazing ideas.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29
‘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.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
EASTER EGG HUNT. 10 a.m. at Jaycee Park, Union Ave., Plantsville. Sponsored by the Southington Junior Chamber (Jaycees). The Easter Bunny arrives at 10 a.m., and the hunt for eggs stuffed with candies and toys starts shortly after. Age groups: 0-3, 4-7, and 8-10. Every child that participates will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win the grand prize, and there will be a golden egg hidden in each age group’s hunting area to win an Easter basket full of goodies. Contact: SouthingtonJaycees@yahoo.com.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 5
PARENTS & TOTS. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 37 Main St. All families with young children are welcome to this weekly playgroup/ social gathering. No meetings during school vacations. Contact: Pastor Rachel at email@example.com or call the church office at (860) 628-6958.
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.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Southington Youth Services department, 196 N. Main St. Open to Southington youth residents over 12 years old. Cost is $45. Register at (860) 276-6281.
SATURDAY, APRIL 15
FISHING DERBY. Registration at 8 a.m. fishing 9 a.m.-noon, at YMCA Camp Sloper. Cost is $5 for full members ($10 for program members, $15 for non-members, free for Adventure Guides). Coffee, fruits, and juice will be available and a small lunch will be provided. Parents and children are welcome. Stay for the Adventure Guide program kick-off afterwards. Contact Justin Hubeny at (860) 621-8194 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
SUNDAY, APRIL 30
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. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Tickets also available at The Little Red Store, 252 Marion Ave., Plantsville and Pat’s Main Street Ice Cream, 384 Main St., Southington.
NOW thru JUNE 16
CAMP RISE REGISTRATION. Registration underway. Space is limited. Sponsored by the Southington Recreation Department. Open to Southington children with special needs. Session 1 (grades 2-5), July 5-6 and July 10-13. Session 2 (grades 6-12 up to age 21), July 17-20 and July 24-27. Both sessions take place at South End Elementary School and Recreation Park from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Forms and info at www.southington.org/CampRISE
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@ southingtonschools.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com