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.
ICE SKATING—Sunday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the Memorial Park pond, Woodruff St. Ice thickness is monitored for safety by the Public Works department. Should the ice become too thin, a “No Skating” sign will be posted.
ICE FISHING—From sunrise to sunset at Crescent Lake, Shuttle Meadow Rd. Ice thickness is monitored for safety by the Public Works department. Should the ice become too thin, an “Unsafe Ice” sign will be posted.
SAFE BOATING & PERSONAL WATERCRAFT CERTIFICATION COURSE—Feb. 22, 27, and March 1, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., at the Southington Police Dept. education room, 69 Lazy Ln. Attendance is mandatory for all three days. No residency requirements. Must be at least 12 years of age. Cost is $20 per person. With successful completion, participants will need to purchase their certificates directly from the DEEP for an additional fee. Walk-ins will not be accepted. Info and registration at www.southington.org/boating.
PLAYGROUND PROGRAM PRE-REGISTRATION—Online registrations beginning Saturday, March 3, at 9 a.m. Open to Southington children entering grades 1-6 (as of Fall 2018). Registration forms and payment due by Friday, March 23. The program takes place Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at South End School and Recreation Park. The program will begin on June 25 with three separate two-week sessions. Cost is $130 per session (max of 2 sessions per child). Info and forms at www.southington.org/playground.
ARTS & CRAFTS (SPECIAL NEEDS)—Thursdays, March 8, April 26, and May 24, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria. Cost is $15 per class. Info and registration at www.southington.org/ArtsCrafts.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE—Mondays, March 12-May 14, 6:15 p.m to 8:45 p.m., in the Derynoski school gym, 240 Main St. Open to boys aged 7-14. The first two weeks will emphasize fundamentals. The final six weeks will be comprised of skill-based drills and competitive games. Cost is $105. Info and forms at www.southington.org/BoysVolleyball.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM—Tuesdays, March 13 to May 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. (grades 3-6) or 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (grades 7-8), in the Derynolski school gym, 240 Main St. (No class April 10 or April 17). Open to Southington girls in grades 3-8, both beginner and skilled players welcome. Cost is $55 for grades 3-4 and grades 5-6 or $60 for grades 7-8. Space is extremely limited. Registration through Feb. 28. Info and forms at www.southington.org/volleyball.
SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUES (MEN AND WOMEN)—Register with payment by Friday, March 23 at the Southington Recreation Dept. in town hall. Open to town residents, property owners, and Southington High School graduates. A maximum of three out of town players will be permitted per team at an additional cost ($50). Cost is $525 for women’s teams, $725 for men’s teams. Completed roster forms must be accompanied by a photocopied ID for all players. Questions, call (860) 276-6289. Info and forms at www.southington.org/softball.
ADAPTIVE FITNESS CLASS—Mondays, April 16 to May 21, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., in the DePaolo Middle School gym. Open to Southington children in grades 1-12 with special needs. A specialized fitness program focused on providing a safe routine and physical outlet to boost self-esteem and confidence in a fun environment. Cost is $55 per child. Info and forms at www.southington.org/AdaptiveFitness.
TENNIS LESSONS (BEGINNERS)—Mondays, April 16 to May 14, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Session I) or 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. (Session II) at Panthorn Park tennis courts, Burritt St. Open to Southington boys and girls, ages 4-12. Cost is $60 per student. Class size is limited. Smaller, lightweight rackets available for kids ages 4-9 to use during lessions. Info and forms at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
TENNIS LESSONS (ADVANCED)—Saturdays, April 21 to-May 14, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Panthorn Park tennis courts, Burritt St. Open to Southington boys and girls, ages 4-12. Cost is $60 per student. Class size is limited. Smaller, lightweight rackets available for kids ages 4-9 to use during lessions. Info and forms at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
TENNIS: INTRO TO MATCH PLAY—Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., from April 17 to May 19 at Panthorn Park tennis courts. Open to Southington boys and girls, ages 7-14, who have previously taken lessons but aren’t experienced with strategy or scoring. Coaches will guide students and offer tips. Cost is $60 per player. Space is limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
TENNIS: MATCH PLAY—Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., from April 17 to May 19 at Panthorn Park tennis courts. Open to Southington boys and girls, ages 7-18. Experienced players compete in organized setting with minimal assistance from coaches. Cost is $60 per player. Space is limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
TINY HAWK SOCCER AND BASKETBALL—Five week program beginning the week of May 7 at Kennedy Middle School gym, 1071 S. Main St. Times and dates vary. Introduction program presented by Skyhawks Sports Academy. Open to Southington children ages 3-4. Cost is $75 per child. Class size limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/skyhawks.
MINI HAWK SOCCER AND BASEBALL—Five week program beginning the week of May 7 at Kennedy Middle School gym, 1071 S. Main St. Times and dates vary. Introduction program presented by Skyhawks Sports Academy. Open to Southington children ages 4-7. Cost is $75 per child. Class size limited. Info and forms at www.southington.org/skyhawks.
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 18-26, Southern Cities: Savannah, Charleston & Myrtle Beach (overnight), $1,304-$2,404 pp.
- April 5, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, $154.
- April 6-8, Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival (overnight), $334-$558.
- April 7, Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, $84-$94.
- June 16, Lobster Bake in Gloucester and Rockport on Cape Ann, $154.
- July 4, Macy’s Fireworks and Cruise, $254.
- July 6-8, Gettysburg and Philadelphia (overnight), $344-$684.
- July 14, Martha’s Vineyard, $114-$134.
- July 14, Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY, $120.
- Aug. 11-12, Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles (overnight), $254-484.
- Aug. 18, Saratoga Race Course, $102.
- Sept. 16, Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise, $130.
- Sept. 30, Garlic Festival and Hudson River Foliage Cruise, $104.
- Oct. 6, New Hampshire Fall Foliage, $184.
- Oct. 6-7, NASCAR Racing at Dover Downs (overnight), $302-$564.
- Oct. 13, Boston “On Your Own,” $76.
- Oct. 27, Haunted Happenings, Salem, MA, $76-$104.
- Nov. 10, Kittery, Maine Shopping and Lobster Bake, $86-$124.
- Dec. 8, Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall, NYC, $TBD.