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Family Dog Manners
Does your dog have good manners? This is a beginning level class for dogs 5 months and older for owners who want to teach their dog manners and learn more about canine behavior. This class will provide you the training and management tools to teach your dog their job within your family and enrich your relationship.  Paying attention, sit, down, stay, polite greetings, coming when called and loose leash walking, are some of the behaviors taught.  A weekly training topic will provide you with information to help you get to know your dog.   

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Manners                               410101-DM

FEE:                         $100/Session
MEETS:                   Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
LOCATION:             Academy Cafeteria
DATES:                   September 10-October 22 
                                No Class 10/8/18
INSTRUCTOR:       Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Focus on Focus with your Dog
Does your dog get rambunctious, excited and uncontrollable? This class teaches self-control techniques to calm your dog around distractions. Owners will benefit by learning better communication methods and skills to help your dog succeed in everyday life.  Learn twenty plus focus exercises and management tools that will help your dog with loose leash walking, settling in different environments, greeting people, excessive barking and fearful behaviors.  Teach your dog that the job it gets paid for is to pay attention. For dogs over a year old that have had basic training.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Focus               410101-DF

FEE:                     $100/Session
MEETS:                Mondays 7:45-8:45 p.m.
LOCATION:          Academy Cafeteria
DATES:                September 10-October 22 
                             No Class 10/8/18
INSTRUCTOR:    Deanna Nickels, ABCDT 

Trick Training & Games with your Dog
Have a super-talented pooch that yearns to learn? Is your dog using its brains to get in trouble? Teaching tricks is fun, great mental exercise and a great way to use that extra energy. Class is devoted to learning new tricks and teaching games to your dog to improve their behavior and strengthen your relationship. Use trick training methods and your imagination to teach your dog things you never thought possible. Also included is agility for fun and some great games.  For dogs over one year that have basic training skills.

Dog Obedience Classes
Trick Training                      410101-TT

FEE:                          $100/Session
MEETS:                     Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION:                Academy Cafeteria
DATES:                      September 12-October 24
                                  No Class 9/19/18
INSTRUCTOR:          Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Out and About with your Dog
For dogs that can do sits, downs, stays and walk politely at home and in the training room, but when you go somewhere new your dog seems to have forgotten everything. Dogs need to repeat the basics in many different situations before they can generalize behaviors they have learned. In this class we will meet in a variety of dog friendly environments around town to teach your dog that they can do their sits, downs and walk politely anywhere. 

Dog Obedience Classes
Out and About                     410101-OA

FEE:                        $100/Session
MEETS:                  Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:             Academy Cafeteria
DATES:                   September 12-October 24
                                No Class 9/19/18
INSTRUCTOR:        Deanna Nickels, ABCDT

Check out the Glastonbury Dog Park!
With over 2,000 licensed dogs in town, local dog lovers raised the funds needed to build the town’s first dog park which opened in May, 2011. The dog park is a fenced-in area where dogs can run and socialize off-leash legally and safely. A separate area for small dogs is also included. Some of the park amenities include benches, waste receptacles, dog litter bags, water stations and more! The park is located within the Riverfront Park, 200 Welles Street, Glastonbury. For more information, visit

Square Dances
All square dancers welcome! Dance level is MS+. Held October-June one Saturday of each month. For information, call (860)742-2898.

Square Dance Lessons
Sponsored by the Glastonbury Square Dance Club, lessons are held at Buttonball School, Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. beginning September 26. For information, call (860)742-2898.

Glastonbury Chorus
Looking for new members in all voice parts-soprano, alto, tenor, and bass. No auditions required. Director is Greg Colossale owner and founder of BackBeat City in Glastonbury. Chorus performs a wide variety of audience-pleasing music including pop songs, show tunes, folk songs, spirituals and selections from the classical choral repertoire. Singers 18 and older are welcome. Rehearsals are 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning in early September in the Smith Middle School choral room. For more information, call Ross at (860)633-5973 or Sue at (860)633-1506 or visit

Open Volleyball
Enjoy a friendly pick up volleyball game with men and women of various skills.  An adult program for ages 18 and over, must be out of high school.  Recreational style play that is enjoyable for everyone.  

FEE:                   $40/Yearly Pass (Resident)
                           $80/Yearly Pass (Non-Resident)
                           $4/Daily Admission (Residents)
                           $8/Daily Admission (Non-Residents)
MEETS:              Monday: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
                           Tuesday: 7:30-9:30 p.m. 
LOCATION:        Smith Middle School Auxiliary Gym 
DATES:               Monday: October 15-June 3
                           Tuesday: October 9-April 30

Over 30 Free Play Basketball
Glastonbury residents and non-residents ages 30 and up. Compete with others in your age group. Passes can be purchased at Parks and Recreation and at Open Gym. 

FEE:                $40/Yearly Pass (Resident)
                        $60/Yearly Pass (Non-Resident)
                        $4/Daily Admission (Residents)
                        $8/Daily Admission (Non-Residents)
MEETS:          Tuesday: 7:30-9:30 p.m.
LOCATION:     Smith Middle School Gym 
DATES:           October 9-April 30

Open Gym
Get out of the work week rut with some exercise! Activities include basketball and volleyball. Adult program for ages 18 and over and out of high school.

FEE:                 $40/Yearly Pass
                         $4/Daily Admission
MEETS:            Monday 7:30-9:30 p.m.
                         Saturday 2:00-6:00 p.m.
                         Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION:      Saturday & Sunday @ GHS
                         Monday @ Smith Middle School
DATES:            Monday October 15-June 3
                        Saturday & Sunday
                        November 3-April 28

Men’s Basketball League
For information on specific eligibility requirements, contact Parks and Recreation. New teams are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Games played at the Glastonbury High School gym Sunday evenings, November-March. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please e-mail Liz Gambacorta at by October 1st. Team registration fees and Non-Resident fees are based on the number of teams in the league.

Fall Adult Tennis
(Ages 17 and Up)
Lessons are broken into four groups allowing instructors to place more emphasis on specific skills within groups. Students must provide their own racquet. Level 1 is for those with little or no tennis experience. Level 2 is for those who can hold a racquet properly, understand the basics of forehand and backhand groundstrokes and hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand the basics of rallying, hit forehand and backhand groundstrokes at least 3 times from the baseline with both, perform the basics of a serve and know how to keep score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, serve, hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette. 

Fall Adult Tennis Lessons
Level                11:00 a.m.
Levels 1-4        222281-AA
Students will be divided according to skill.

FEE:                 $39/Session
MEETS:           Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
LOCATION:     GHS Tennis Courts
DATES:            September 15-October 20
                         No Class 10/6