TOUCH A TRUCK. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Southington drive-in, 995 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. Cost is $3 for kids ($1 for adults). Sponsored by the Southington American Legion Auxiliary. The event includes military, rescue, and construction vehicles, along with local K-9 officers. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The rain date is Sunday, May 21.
SUNDAY, MAY 21
CAMP CARLSON OPEN HOUSE. 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Camp Carlson, 700 Willis St. Visit the Girl Scouts of Connecticut day camp for girls in grades 4-12. Not limited to Girl Scouts. Camp focuses on learning outdoor skills, developing leadership qualities, hiking, appreciating nature, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, archery, horse riding, singing, making friendship bracelets, playing, and making s’mores. More info at gsofct.org.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 24
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 ongoing, weekly playgroup/social gathering. Contact: Pastor Rachel at email@example.com or call the church office at (860) 628-6958.
NOW thru MAY 31
APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL HOSTESS REGISTRATION. Must be Southington residents going into their junior or senior year of high school this fall. AHF hostesses will participate in the Southington Italian-American Festival, the Bristol Mum Parade, Music on the Green, Apple Harvest contests, and more. For more info and to download application, visit www.southingtonahf.com or www.southington.org. Interviews will be conducted in early June, and applicants will be notified regarding specific dates and times.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
IMAGINE NATION LOVES SOUTHINGTON. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Imagine Nation, 1 Pleasant St. Free admission for all Southington residents (proof of residency is required). Sponsored by the Joe & Kay Calvanese Foundation. More info, visit www.imaginenation.org or Facebook.
JUNIOR MISS SOUTHINGTON SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATION ANNUAL PAGEANT. Contestants ages 4 to high school senior needed. Interview, fitness, talent, and evening wear competition. Aqua Turf, Mulberry Street, Plantsville. Putinontheritz@aol.com.
JUNE 15, 22
BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION COURSE. 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., at Southington Youth Services, 196 N. Main St. Sponsored by Southington youth services. Class is open to Southington youth over 12 years old. Must attend both days. Cost is $45, and space is limited. Call: (860) 276-6281.
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
FRIDAY, JULY 14
CPR TRAINING COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at Southington Youth Services, 196 N. Main St. Sponsored by Southington youth services. Class is open to Southington youth who have already completed the SYS babysitting certification course. Cost is $40, and space is limited. Call: (860) 276-6281.
JULY 31- AUG. 4
CAMP INVENTION. At Strong Elementary School. A nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp open to boys and girls in grades K-6. Promotes hands-on problem solving, collaboration, and the use of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Taught by certified local educators. More info at campinvention.org.
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.