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Science Behind Superheroes Performance
Thursday, December 27, 2018
Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children
Smith Middle School Auditorium - 11:00 a.m. FREE 
In this Mad Science show, discover the real science behind some of the most popular superhero powers! Children will explore the science of flight, how science can make things invisible, and how Spiderman might walk up walls using fun, high-energy experiments!

T-Bone’s Camp Muckalucka Performance
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children
Smith Middle School Auditorium - 11:00 a.m. FREE 
Escape the winter temperatures with a trip to “Camp Muckalucka”, a wonderful musical program where children and their families participate together in a fun-filled imaginary day at summer camp with T-BONE, their camp counselor. From the first blast of the wake-up bugle through activities such as swimming, storytime, name that tune, the beach ball game the campfire sing-a-long to lights out, the students will learn valuable listening, safety concepts while having a ball through hands-on participation. 

Family Yoga 
Create awareness of the body and breath, combining functional movement with mindfulness. Class includes warm up and centering, physical movement and yoga flow, followed by cool down and relaxation. Parents will help guide children under 8. Bring a yoga mat, water and any props that help you in yoga. Children under 12 must have an adult registered with them to participate.  

Winter-1:          307211-W1
Winter-2:          307211-W2
Spring:             407211-ST

Fee:             $30
Meets:         Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 PM
Winter-1:     January 10-February 14
Winter-2:     February 28-April 4
Spring:        April 25-May 30   
Location:     RCC Exercise Room
Instructor:    Personal Euphoria


Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs
Egg Hunt begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. at the Riverfront Park (200 Welles Street, Glastonbury) on Saturday, April 13th. Event will be held rain or shine. Over 6,000 eggs will be hidden. Every egg contains a treat or prize for you and your dog  (Donated by Melzen Pet Supply) including gift certificates and other surprises. Cost is $10/dog. Dogs must be on leash with up to date rabies tag or certification. No aggressive dogs please.

Family Ice Fishing Clinic
(All Ages-Under 10 Must be Accompanied by Adult)
This DEEP sponsored clinic is taught by state certified volunteer instructors through the Connecticut Aquatic Resources Education (CARE) Program. It is designed to introduce you to the wintertime sport of ice fishing.  All those who attend are invited to join the DEEP at their Annual Family Ice Fishing Derby on Coventry Lake, January 26th.  The Derby is only open to those who attend an Ice Fishing class and is free.  

Fishing Clinic
Ice Fishing Clinic            410009-BB

Fee:           FREE
Meets:       Thursday 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:   Gideon Welles Cafeteria
Dates:       Thursday, January 10 (Snow Date: January 17)

Beginning Fisherman Clinic
All Ages-Under 10 Must be Accompanied by an Adult.
The DEEP’s Bureau of Fisheries will instruct about identifying fish, techniques and safety. Materials and equipment will be provided. FREE!

Fishing Clinic
Beginning Fisherman’s Clinic      410009-AA

Fee:              FREE
Meets:           6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location:       Hebron Avenue Cafeteria
Dates:           Tuesday & Thursday, April 2 & 4

Youth Fishing Derby
(Youth ages 4 through 15)
Compete for the biggest, smallest, first and most trout caught, or just enjoy a morning of fishing with your child on Saturday, April 27, 8:00-10:00 a.m. at J.B. Williams Pond. Prizes raffled every 15 minutes. Four age categories: 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15. No bait restrictions.  No physical parental assistance allowed except baiting & casting. Pre- registration not required. FREE.

Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics
(Open to all Ages; Residents and Non-Residents)
The Celtics and the Hawks are two of the most exciting teams in the NBA, and it’s always fun when the two match up. Exciting action on the court, some of the best basketball players in the league, and an energetic fanbase are what you can count on when the two face off at 12:30 p.m. Trip includes charter bus, upper level ticket to the game, free time in Boston before and after and games/prizes on the bus. 

Bus Trips
Hawks v. Celtics         109004-HC

Fee:               $160/Person
Meets:           Departs Glastonbury/East Hartford Commuter Parking Lot at 8:00 a.m.; Returns at Approximately 7:00 p.m.
Date:            Saturday, March 16, 2019

Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox
(Open to all Ages; Residents and Non-Residents) 
The National League Astros don’t often get to play the American League (and World Series Champ) Red Sox so gather up a group of your family or friends to see this series live! Trip includes outfield grandstand tickets to the game, charter bus, a cookout before the game and games/prizes on the bus. 

Bus Trips
Red Sox                 109004-17

Fee:               $135/Person
Meets:           Departs Glastonbury/East Hartford Commuter Parking Lot at 9:30 a.m.; Returns at Approximately 7:00 p.m.
Date:             Saturday, May 18, 2019

Massachusetts Wine Tour
(Open to all Ages; Residents and Non-Residents)
Visit Queen Bee Winery in Munson, MA; Echo Hill Winery in Munson, MA and Hardwick Winery in Hardwick, MA. Trip includes charter bus, stops at the 3 wineries, 2 tastings, 1 pouring, a cookout and games/prizes on the bus.

Bus Trips
Mass Wine Tour             109004-MW

Fee:           $100/Person
Meets:      Departs Glastonbury/East Hartford Commuter Parking Lot at 9:45 a.m.; Returns at Approximately 6:30 p.m.
Date:        Saturday, June 8, 2019