Southington Recreation Department listings for the Nov. 30 edition


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


SANTA IN THE PARK. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Southington Drive-In, 995 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. (rain or shine). Hosted by the Southington Recreation Department. Southington resident children can meet Santa and share their Christmas wishes. There will be horse-drawn wagon rides, treat bags for the children, music of the season, face painting and light refreshments. Admission and activities are free.


“LIGHT UP THE GREEN” CONTEST. Now through Dec. 2. Contest open to Southington residents, 3-10 years old. Two official “switch flippers” will be chosen to light up the holiday light displays at the Southington and Plantsville Town Greens during the “White Christmas in the Community” event on Friday, Dec. 7. Winners will be drawn on Monday, Dec. 3. To enter, visit


ARTS & CRAFTS (SPECIAL NEEDS). Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria. Open to individuals with special needs accompanied by an adult. Cost is $15. Pre-registration and payment required. Info and registration at


MEN’S WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE & OPEN GYM. Registration through Friday, Dec. 14. Open to Southington residents at least 18 years old or SHS graduates. Proof of residency required. Cost is $50 per player, $475 per team. Each team is allowed 3 non-residents for an additional $50 charge per player. Open gym basketball play is Mondays, Nov. 26 to Dec. 17, 6 to 9 p.m. at the DePaolo gym, 385 Pleasants St. Game play begins in January. Info and forms at



For additional information and cost, visit 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.


  • Dec. 8, Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall, NYC, $TBD.


  • Feb. 1-4, Quebec Winter Carnival, $699-$999.


  • March 2, Philadelphia Flower Show, $127.
  • March 17-25, Southern Cities: Savannah, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach, $1,549-$2,399.


  • April 6, 911 Memorial, Museum, and One World Observatory, $143.
  • April 13-14, Lancaster, Pa., $289-$389.


  • May 19, Newport, R.I. “Servant Life” Tour, $109.


  • June 8, Lobster Bake in Gloucester and Rockport on Cape Ann (optional whale watch), $153-$189.
  • June 15, Erie Canal Cruise, $159.


  • July 13, Martha’s Vineyard (optional island tour), $119-$139.
  • July 21, National Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, N.Y., $115.


  • Aug. 10, Saratoga Race Course, $99.


  • Sept. 15, Rhode Island Lighthouse Cruise, $129.


  • Oct. 26, Philadelphia Food Tour, $115.
  • Oct. 26, Salem, Mass., “Haunted Happenings,” $79.


  • Nov. 2, Boston Christmas Festival, $81.
  • Nov. 28, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, $77.