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Megan Smith donates hair to Newman’s Own Foundation

March 30, 2015
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Megan Smith, 9, of Plantsville recently donated her hair to the Newman’s Own Foundation to help children with cancer. Lina Vecchio of Hair Creations by Toni helped Megan to make her donation.

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Registration begins on April 15 for Youth Summer Theater

March 30, 2015
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The Southington Youth Summer Theater workshop will offer three programs for Southington residents entering grades 3-12. Registration will take place online only. Registration will open on Monday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and will close on Wednesday, April 15. The registration link will be posted at www.southington.org/syst. Once registered, payment must be submitted to the…

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‘Finding the Poet in You’ at the Southington Library

March 28, 2015
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This two-session poetry workshop is designed as an introduction to the joyful abundance of poetry in our lives, so that we may all benefit from the beauty around us and within us, and realize the beauty we create ourselves. Beginning with an introduction to famous poets and poems and the tools utilized in the craft…

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April Vacation camp at YMCA Camp Sloper

March 28, 2015
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YMCA Camp Sloper in Southington will be running an April Vacation Camp the week of April 6-10 featuring five separate camps: Movie Making Camp, Horseback Riding Camp, Rocket Science Camp, Adventure Camp, and Traditional Camp. The Adventure and Rocket Science Camps are available for campers in grades 2-5. Horseback Riding Camp is available for campers…

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Calendar House April calendar

March 28, 2015
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Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington, CT 06489

Calendar House at 388 Pleasant St. has announced some April events. Registration for Summer Computer Session, Monday, April 6 and Monday, April 13, 10 a.m., in the Perry Room. Applications are handed out in the order of arrival. Sessions begin in early May. Early arrival is suggested for choice classes. Classes offered this session are:…

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Emergency Preparedness seminar for disabled and elderly

March 27, 2015
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The Southington Commission on Disabilities, along with the Southington Police Department, Southington Fire Department, Emergency Management, and Public Health Department are having a seminar to prepare its disabled and elderly citizens for an emergency. The event will take place at St. Dominic Geraghty Parish Center, 1050 Flanders Road, Southington on Sunday, May 3 from 1…

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Bushnell announces 2015-16 Broadway season

March 27, 2015
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By LINDSAY CAREYSTAFF WRITER HARTFORD—The Bushnell announced its 2015-16 Broadway Series season at a sneak peek event at the Bushnell Center for Performing Arts in Mortensen Hall on Monday, March 16. Radio host of “Seth’s Big Fat Broadway” on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio Seth Rudetsky hosted the annual Broadway Series season announcement this year. He teased…

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Water skiing at Mount Southington

March 26, 2015
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Mount Southington Ski Area held the first pool party of the year on Saturday, March 21. The pirate-themed “Skim or Swim” pond skimming contest welcomed snow boarders and skiers to this unique event as they plummeted down the snow covered mountain before testing their water skiing skills across a man-made pond. Prizes were awarded for…

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Window art at the Gura Building

March 26, 2015
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The Gura Building exploded into a burst of spring colors as the boarded windows of the future Southington Community Cultural Arts building began to be adorned with local artists’ work. The temporary project is meant to beautify the downtown area during construction as workers wait for the special-order windows to arrive.

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HOCC offers Arthritis Foundation exercise program at Bradley

March 26, 2015
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is offering an eight-week Arthritis Foundation exercise program to begin April 6 at HOCC’s Bradley Memorial campus in Southington. The program will be held 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays through June 1. The program will be held in Conference Room A at the Bradley campus.…

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