Southington Recreation Department listings for the Dec. 21 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


ZUMBA CLASSES (ADULTS). Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to March 11, 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., in the Plantsville Elementary School gym. Cost is $70. Register by Jan. 4. Info and forms at


MARTIAL ARTS PROGRAMS (YOUTH). Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 16, class times vary, at Leadership Martial Arts, 971 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. Open to children ages 3-12. Cost is $69 per child. Register by Jan. 4. Info and forms at


KICKBOXING (YOUTH). Everyday but Fridays and Sundays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 16, class times vary at Leadership Martial Arts, 971 Meriden Waterbury Tpk. Kick-Fit kickboxing fitness and self-defense program for ages 13 and up. Open to new members only. Cost is $99 and includes boxing gloves. Register by Jan. 4. Info and forms at


FITNESS CLASSES (ADULTS). Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to March 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Middle School gym. Cost is $60. Register by Jan. 7. Info and forms at


JUMP ROPE & DOUBLE DUTCH. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 8 to March 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Kelley Elementary School cafeteria, 501 Ridgwood Rd. Cost is $40 ($20 for each additional sibling). Register by Jan. 4. Info and forms at


SOUTHINGTON LITTLE LEAGUE & GIRL’S SOFTBALL REGISTRATION. Saturday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Feb. 2, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Southington High School cafeteria, 720 Pleasant St. Open to Southington children at least 5 years old by Dec. 31, 2019. Fees vary by league; cash or check only. Parents should bring the child’s birth certificate (certified copy with raised seal) and three different forms of proof of residency. More info at


DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to March 5 (Puppy and Beginner Level I) or Wednesdays, Jan. 23 to March 6 (Level II) at Stay N Play Pets, 420 N. Main St., Southington. Class times vary by group. Instructor is Kevin Medeiros. Puppy and Beginner Level 1 participants attend the Jan. 22 class without their dogs. All dogs must have up-to-date vaccinations. Cost is $135 per dog. Register by Jan. 21. Info and forms at


CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS. Tuesdays, Jan. 22 to Feb. 19, 6 to 7 p.m., in the Southington Police Department’s education room, 69 Lazy Ln. Open to children ages 5-11. Cost is $90 ($80 for Southington residents) and includes all class materials. Register by Jan. 18. Info and forms at


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


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



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.


  • 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.