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.
SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES (MEN AND WOMEN)—Registration through Friday, March 24. Completed roster forms must be accompanied by a photocopied ID for all players, no exceptions, are due on April 7 (men’s teams) or April 28 (women’s team’s). Players must be a town resident, property owner, or SHS graduate in order to play. A maximum of 3 out of town players are permitted per team at an additional cost. Forms and fees at www.southington.org/softball.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE—Mondays, March 27-June 5, 6:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m., in the Derynoski Elementary School gym. Open to Southington boys, ages 7-14. The first two weeks will emphasize fundamentals of the sport with game-like training. The final six weeks will be comprised of skill-based drills and competitive games. Cost is $105 per child. Info and forms at www.southington.org/BoysVolleyball.
BALLROOM, LATIN, SWING DANCE LESSONS—Wednesdays, March 29-May 31, 7 p.m.-8 p.m., in the Plantsville Elementary School cafeteria, 70 Church St. Cost is $50 per couple. Class size is limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/ballroom.
DOUBLE DUTCH JUMP ROPE CLASSES—Thursdays, March 30 to June 1, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., in the Plantsville Elementary School gym, 70 Church St. Open to Southington boys and girls ages 8-13. Cost is $40 per child ($20 for each additional sibling). Pre-registration and payment is required. Class size is limited. Program details and a mail-in registration form are available at www.southington.org/JumpRope.
PLAYGROUND PROGRAM PRE-REGISTRATION—Register through Friday, April 7 at the Recreation Department website only. Program takes place through four two-week sessions, Mondays thru Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at South End School and Recreation Park. Open to Southington children entering grades 1-6 in the fall of 2017. Cost is $120 per child during sessions 1, 2, and 3 ($60 in session 4). Maximum of two sessions. Register at www.southington.org/PlaygroundProgram.
TENNIS LESSONS & MATCH PLAY—Registration is underway. Classes begin the week of April 17. Open to Southington boys and girls by age and skill level. Beginners (ages 4-10); advanced (ages 4-12); and match play (ages 10-18). Days and times vary by class. Class sizes are extremely limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Cost is $60 per child. Info and forms at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
ADAPTIVE FITNESS CLASS—Mondays, April 17-May 15, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., in the DePaolo Middle School gym. Open to Southington children with special needs, in grades 1-12. Cost is $55 per child. Children will benefit from a specialized fitness program which will provide a safe routine and physical outlet as well as work on boosting self-esteem and confidence in a fun environment. Info and forms at www.southington.org/AdaptiveFitness.
TINKERGARTEN—Tuesdays, April 20-June 8 (Session I) or Saturdays, April 22-June 10 (Session II) at Panthorn Park, Burrit St. Cost is $160 per child (sibling discount available) and times vary by program. A trained local leader will guide children through an expert-designed outdoor activity that encourages free play and development of age-appropriate skills. Open to Southington children ages 18 months to 5 years, along with parents or caregivers. Free one-day programs will be held on March 18, 30 and April 2. Info and forms at www.tinkergarten.com or call (413) 397-2800.
SKYHAWKS ‘TINY HAWK’ SPORTS PROGRAMS—Wednesdays, May 10-June 7, 5:30 p.m.-6:15 p.m., in the DePaolo Middle School gym, 385 Pleasant St. Soccer and basketball program is open to Southington kids, aged 3-4. Cost is $70 per child. Class size is limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/skyhawks.
SKYHAWKS ‘MINI HAWK’ SPORTS PROGRAMS—Wednesdays, May 10-June 7, 6:20 p.m.-7:20 p.m., in the DePaolo Middle School gym, 385 Pleasant St. Soccer and baseball program is open to Southington kids, aged 5-7. Cost is $70 per child. Class size is limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/skyhawks.
CAMP RISE REGISTRATION—Registration is underway on a first-come, first-served basis for the Southington Recreation Department’s Camp RISE summer program for children with special needs. Open to Southington residents. Camp takes place from 12:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m. daily at South End Elementary School and Recreation Park. Session 1 (grades 2-5): July 5-6 and July 10-13. Session 2 (grades 6-12 to age 21), July 17-20 and July 24-27. Info and forms at www.southington.org/CampRISE.
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.
- March 31-April 2, Washington D.C., $324-$538
- April 29, Cubs vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park, $154
- May 27-29, Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, $404-$804
- June 14-16, Cape May, NJ, $560-$704
- June 17, Erie Canal Cruise, $148
- July 15, Baseball Hall of Fame – Cooperstown, NY, $114
- July 16, Yankees vs. Red Sox at Fenway Park, $154
- July 26-28, Niagara Falls, NY, $404-$704
- Aug. 5, Whale Watch – Plymouth, MA, $104
- Aug. 13, Boston Pops by the Sea & Harbor Cruise, $140
- Aug. 19, Saratoga Race Course, $94
- Sept. 9, 9/11 Memorial, Museum & Observatory, $138
- Sept. 30-October 1, NASCAR Racing at Dover Downs, $292-$534
- Oct. 1, Vermont Fall Foliage, $144
- Oct. 7-9, Montreal, Canada, $294-$674
- Oct. 28, Salem, MA “Haunted Happenings”, $84-98
- Nov. 23, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, $74
- Dec. 10, Newport Holiday at The Breakers, $94
- Dec. 15, Radio City Christmas Spectacular, $TBD