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Locker Room Open House
Thursday, March 22 from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Academy Teen Center (2143 Main St.)
Come shop for FREE! The Locker Room currently has soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer balls, baseball cleats, basketball shoes and, basketballs. If you’re unable to attend the open house and are in need of equipment please contact Mandee Morris at (860)652-7838 (or e-mail teen.center@glastonbury-ct.gov). Have equipment that’s too small? Donations and Trade-Ins appreciated!

“After” 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 7th. 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.

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:           Naubuc Elementary School Cafeteria
Dates:                Tuesday & Thursday, April 3 & 5

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 21, 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.

Town & Community Tag Sale
(All Ages)
Purchase a 10’x10’ space and bring your wares to sell at our annual event! You must provide your own tables. The Town will also be selling bikes, tools, jewelry and other items. Based on order of registration, you will be asked to choose a space. We reserve the right to assign a space to you in the event you cannot be reached. Spaces fill quickly! CLICK HERE FOR THE TAG SALE MAP.

Tag Sale
10’x10’ Space             210011-01

FEE:                     $25/before May 1; $35/On and After May 1
TIME:                    Set-up of your area begins at 5:00 a.m. Tag Sale opens to the public at 8:00 a.m. and closes at 1:00 p.m.
DATE:                   Saturday, June 9 (Raindate, June 10)
LOCATION:          Behind Academy Building

Child/Adult Fun Runs
(All Ages)
Grab your sneaks and run some extra miles! Children jog for one mile around the Smith Middle School Soccer field. Adult courses are 2.4 and 3.5 miles. Register at the Smith Middle School Upper Soccer Field starting at 6:30 p.m. for a 6:50 p.m. start. Divisions include male and female 35 & up, 19 - 34, 15-18, 13-14, 10-12, 7-9, and 6 & under. Tuesdays, June 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7. No fee.

Sand Castle Contest
(Glastonbury Children of all Ages)
Build castles at Eastbury Pond Tuesday, July 17(rain date: July 19) from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. at the pond. Children may work on their castle individually or in groups.

Children’s Water Festival
(Glastonbury Youth Ages 7 to 14)
Enjoy a variety of dun activities, including relays using kickboards, ping pong balls and life jackets. Held at the Grange Pool on Tuesday, July 24 (rain date: July 25) from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. at the pool. Popsicles will be served.

Ice Cream Social
(All Pool Patrons)
Addison Pool will host an Ice Cream Social beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 (rain date: August 2). Ice cream cups with chocolate syrup & toppings available. Eat until it’s gone! Free to pool patrons.

Summer Music Festival
Relax with family and friends on warm summer nights with entertaining music. A series of free, outdoor concerts on Wednesday evenings July 11, 18, 25, and August 1 beginning at 7:00 p.m. on the field behind the Riverfront Community Center on Welles Street. Performances will be published in the Glastonbury Citizen and Hartford Courant at a later date.

Town Band Music in the Park Series
(All Ages)
Sit back and relax with family and friends while enjoying the sounds of the Glastonbury Town Band. Sunday concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Riverfront Park on July 15, 22, 29 and August 5.

Calling all musicians in grades 9-adult. New band members welcome. Come to rehearsal ready to play on Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m. on July 11, 18, 25 and August 1 at the Smith Middle School Band Room.