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 southington.org/recreation.
SAFE BOATING COURSE. Feb. 26, 28, and March 5, 6 to 9 p.m., in the Southington Police Department headquarters education room, 69 Lazy Ln. Cost is $20 and attendance is mandatory for all three days. No residency requirements; registrants must be at least 12 years of age. Upon successful completion of the course, certificates are purchased from the DEEP for an additional fee. Pre-registration and payment is required; walk-ins not be accepted. Info and forms at www.southington.org/boating.
ARTS & CRAFTS (SPECIAL NEEDS). Thursdays, Feb. 28, March 18, 28, April 11, and May 9, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Derynoski Elementary School cafeteria. Cost is $15 per class. Registration and forms at www.southington.org/crafts.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM. Tuesdays, March 12 to May 14, 6 to 7 p.m. (grades 3-6) or 7 to 8:30 p.m. (grades 7-8), at the Derynoski Elementary School gym, 240 Main St., Southington. The program focus will be on both beginner and skilled players currently attending grades 3-8. Open to Southington residents only. Cost is $55 per student in grades 3-6 or $60 for grades 7-8. Register by March 1. Registration and forms at www.southington.org/volleyball.
BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE. Mondays, March 11 to May 13, 6:15 to 8:45 p.m., in the Derynoski Elementary School gym, 240 Main St., Southington. Open to boys, agest 7-14. Two weeks of fundamentals and training followed by six weeks of skill-based drills and competitive games. Cost is $105 per child. Register by March 4. Registration and forms at www.southington.org/BoysVolleyball.
FUNDAMENTALS OF YOUTH RUNNING. Thursdays, March 21 to May 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., on the Derynoski Elementary School track, 240 Main St., Southington. Open to children aged 7-15. The 8-week clinic will focus on form, stamina, pace, stretching, hydration, and building the confidence to complete a 5K race. Cost is $80 per child. Register by March 15. Registration and forms at www.southington.org/running.
PLAYGROUND PROGRAM PRE-REGISTRATION (ONLINE). Beginning Saturday, March 2 at 9 a.m. Open to Southington children entering grades 1-6 next fall. Three two-week sessions beginning on June 24. Cost is $130 per child per session. Forms and payments due by Friday, March 22. More at www.southington.org/playground.
SUMMER ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUES. Registration through Friday, March 22. Players must be town residents, own property in town, or graduated from Southington High School. A maximum of three out-of-town players per team will be permitted at an additional cost. Forms and registration at www.southington.org/softball. More info, call David Lapreay at (860) 276-6289.
FAMILY MUSIC THERAPY PROGRAM. Wednesday, March 27, April 10, 24, and May 1, from 6 to 6;45 p.m., at the Southington Library, 255 Main St., Southington. Program for children with special needs and their families. The program will nurture social, physical, and emotional skills through interactive music making including singing, playing instruments, and creative movement. Cost is $80 per participating child (no fee for accompanying adults). More at www.southington.org/MusicTherapy.
TENNIS LESSONS (ADULTS). Tuesdays, April 2 to May 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. (beginners) or Saturdays, April 6 to May 11, 10 to 11 a.m. (advanced) at Panthorn Park, 485 Burritt St., Plantsville. Open to Southington residents ages 17 and up. Cost is $60. Participants must bring their own racket and water bottle. Class size is limited. More at www.southington.org/AdultTennis.
TENNIS LESSONS (YOUTH). Beginning April 1. Class times and dates vary by program. Cost is $60. Program open to Southington boys and girls. Beginner lessons for ages 4-16. Advances lessons and Intro to Match Play open to ages 7-16. Class size is limited. More at www.southington.org/SpringTennis.
For additional information and cost, visit 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 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. 9, Boston Christmas Festival, $81.
- Nov. 28, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, $77.