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.
ZUMBA CLASSES FOR ADULTS—Mondays and Wednesday, April 2 to June 6, 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at Plantsville Elementary School gym. Cost is $70. Forms and info at www.southington.org/zumba.
SPRING SOCCER CLUB REGISTRATION (AGES 3-8)—Online registration through Friday, April 6 for the Small Stars (ages 3-5) and Academy (ages 6-8) programs of the Southington Soccer Club. Open to Southington boys and girls. Fees vary by program. More info or registration at www.southingtonsoccer.org.
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.
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES—Wednesdays, April 18 to May 30 (beginners) or Thursdays, April 19 to May 31 (intermediate) at Stay N Play Pets, 420 N. Main St. The instructor is Kevin Medeiros. No dogs at April 18 beginner class. Cost is $135 per dog. All dogs must be at least 3 months of age by the first class and have up-to-date vaccinations in order to participate. Info and forms at www.southington.org/DogObedience.
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.
CAMP RISE REGISTRATION—Registration underway as space allows through June 15. Camp RISE is open to Southington children with special needs. Session I (grades 2-5): July 2-3 and July 9-12; Session II (grades 6-12): July 16-19 and July 23-26. Sessions run 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. at South End Elementary School and Recreation Park. Cost varies by session. Space is extremely limited. More 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.
- 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.