Family Programs & Special Events

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Locker Room Open House
Don’t let the added cost of equipment stop you from playing the game! Hartwell Soccer in conjunction with Parks and Recreation and Social Services has put together a sports equipment recycling program. Gently used equipment is being made available FREE OF CHARGE to players who need assistance with getting the right equipment to play sports. Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. for an open house event!  The Locker Room currently has soccer, baseball and basketball items available as well as some miscellaneous sports equipment.  If you cannot make this event or for more information please contact the Academy Teen Center at (860)652- 7838 or e-mail at 
Donations are also currently being accepted for all sports. Equipment can be brought to the Academy Teen Center on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 3:00-6:30 p.m. Donation bins are also available for your convenience during off hours. 

Family Yoga - New!
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. Fun for adults and children alike! 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.  

Fitness Fall
Family Yoga               207211-FT

FEE:                    $35/Family Member
MEETS:              Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 PM
DATES:               September 27-November 8
LOCATION:         RCC Exercise Room
INSTRUCTOR:    Personal Euphoria

Spooky Story Stroll - NEW 
(Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children)
Follow us on a “Spooky Story Stroll” from Welles Turner Library to the Riverfront Park Pavilion and back. Along the way, enjoy stops for a Halloween story, treats and maybe even a few tricks! Come in costume for your chance to win some special prizes. Don’t forget to bring a bag to collect all your goodies. Groups will leave from the library every 15 minutes. Parents must accompany children for this event.

Special Events   
Spooky Stroll                 210014-01

FEE:                No Charge 
DATE:             Wednesday, October 17
                        4:30-6:30 p.m.
                       PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
LOCATION:    Welles Turner Children’s Library

Bike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt/Bike Rodeo
On Sunday, October 14th between 8:00-11:00 a.m., come and explore some of Glastonbury’s bicycle friendly roads and take part in the Bike Boulevard Scavenger Hunt and Bike Rodeo. You’ll be on the look-out for “secret” pit-stops throughout the local streets to collect tickets to enter into prize drawings.  The more “secret” pit-stops you locate, the greater your chances of winning a prize - including a brand new bike from Bicycles East! The roads are nearly pancake flat, so riders of all ages are encouraged to participate. Additionally, kids can take part in a Bike Rodeo to practice safe riding! 

A roaming bike mechanic will be out and about to lend a hand, but this is not a group ride.  Riders must abide by all traffic rules and will be expected to share the roads. This is a free event and no pre-registration is required.  However, prizes will be announced at the Apple Festival, so in order to claim a prize participants will need to purchase a ticket to the festival. Additional details and routes will be available on the Town website,, beginning in September.