Adult Programs

Family One Polite Dog Manners
A beginner level class for dogs 5 months and older and their guardians who want to coach their dog manners and learn about canine behavior. “One Dog at a Time” offers positive training for the family dog including all the tools and management skills to provide enrichment for your best friend. Skills include paying attention, sit, down, stay, polite greetings, coming when called and loose leash walking. Weekly training topic will provide information to better understand your dog and keep them happy and safe.

Dog Obedience Classes
Dog Manners               410101-D2

Fee:            $100/Session
Meets:        Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:    Academy Cafeteria
Spring:        April 6-May 18 (No Program 4/13)
Instructor:   Beth Vincent, ABCDT 

Focus on Focus with your Best Friend
For dogs over a year old that have had basic training. Does your dog get Distracted, Excited and uncontrollable? Class teaches self-control techniques to help calm your dog around distractions. Learn better communication methods and skills to help your dog succeed. Learn 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. 

Dog Obedience Classes

Dog Focus            410101-DF

Fee:             $100/Session
Meets:         Fridays 1:30-2:30 p.m. 
Location:     Academy Cafeteria (Weather Permitting, Class May be Outside)
Dates:         April 3-May 22 (No Program 4/10, 4/17)
Instructor:   Beth Vincent, ABCDT

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

Dog Obedience Classes
Out and About                     410101-OA

Fee:               $100/Session
Meets:            Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. 
Location:        Academy Cafeteria (Weather Permitting, Class May be Outside)
Dates:            April 4-May 23 (No Program 4/11, 4/18)
Instructor:      Beth Vincent, ABCDT

Spring Adult Tennis
(Ages 17 and Up)
Lessons are broken into 4 levels allowing instructors to give more emphasis on specific skills. 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 basics of forehand and backhand and can hit at least 3 times from the center service line. Level 3 is for those who understand basics of rallying, can hit both forehand and backhand at least 3 times from the baseline, can perform basics of a serve and know how to score. Level 4 is for those who consistently rally forehand and backhand 4-6 times from the baseline, can serve, can hit overhead and approach shots, and understand the rules of the game and proper tennis etiquette. Students will be divided according to skill.

Spring Adult Tennis Lessons
Levels 1-4                   422281-AA

Fee:                 $42/Session
Meets:             Saturday 11:00 a.m.-11:55 a.m.
Location:         GHS Tennis Courts
Dates:             April 25-May 30 (No Class 5/25)

Open Gym
Get out of the work week rut with invigorating exercise. Pickup Basketball Games are played on 
Mondays, Tuesdays (Over 30 Only) and on the weekends, hoops for shooting around are also available on the weekends. Volleyball games are played Monday & Tuesday evenings with 2 nets are set up for recreational style play that is enjoyable for everyone. Season passes may be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office or at the gym.

Mondays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Tuesdays: 7:30-9:30 @ SMS
Saturdays: 2:00-6:00 @ GHS
Sundays: 1:00-5:00 @ GHS                       

Fee:           $40/Yearly Pass 
                  $80/Nonresident Yearly Pass (Volleyball Only)
                  $60/Nonresident Yearly Pass (Over 30 Basketball Only)
                  $4/Daily Admission 
                  $8/Nonresident Daily Admission (Volleyball & Over 30 Basketball Only)
Dates:        Monday Program ends June 1
                  Weekend & Tuesday Program ends April 26

Kurt Wyberanec Adult Spring Clinic 
Contact Minnechaug for registration information and details at (860)432-4334. Clinic covers:

  • Understanding the Swing/Full Swing
  • Chipping and Putting Management & Strategy
  • Putting it all Together

FEE:              $125/Person; $169/Person (Includes 4 Hole Round After 6:00 Session Only)
TIME:            4:30-5:30 p.m.; 6:00-7:00 p.m. 
DATE:           Wednesdays 4/22-5/20

Swing into Single/Group Lessons 
Includes 3 One Hour Lessons. Time and Day to be Determined by Registered Participants. Contact Minnechaug for registration information and details at (860)432-4334.

FEE:         $275/Person (Single)
                 $159/Person (Group of 2-4)
                 $129/Person (Group of 5-10)

Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Join us for a trip to Yankee Stadium for this age old rivalry! Trip includes charter bus, upper level ticket to the game and a cookout before the game including hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, macaroni and cheese, Italian meatballs, sausage & peppers, assorted salads, chips, water and soda. Please note this is a vary lively bus ride with games and prizes along the way!

Bus Trips
Red Sox vs. Yankees              109004-17

Fee:            $155/Person
Date:           Saturday, May 9, 2020
Departs:      East Hartford/Glastonbury Commuter Lot Across from Burger King
Time:           TBD

Milwaukee Bucks vs. Boston Celtics *NEW*
Join us for a trip to TD Garden for a Bucks vs. Celtics match up! Trip includes charter bus, balcony level ticket to the game, snacks on the bus and free time in Boston before the 3:30 p.m. tip off. Please note this is a vary lively bus ride with games and prizes along the way!

Bus Trips
Bucks vs. Celtics               109004-HC

Fee:                $215/Person
Date:               Sunday, April 5, 2020
Departs:          East Hartford/Glastonbury Commuter Lot Across from Burger King
Time:              TBD

Summer Men’s Basketball League
(Men Ages 18 to 35)
Sunday & Tuesday nights at Glastonbury High School from June-August. Players assigned to a team by League Coordinator. Every effort is made to place friends on the same team, but not guaranteed. Resident registration begins March 17. Non-resident registration begins May 1. Register on-line (Activity Code: 101009). Registration deadline is May 29th (Player Limit is 100). Residents $79; Non-Residents $99
Annual Senior Citizens’ Indoor Picnic
(Age 55 and Over)
Start the day with setback followed by terrific music! For lunch, enjoy finger licking good chicken with sides all in the comfort of air conditioning! End the day with bingo featuring great prizes! Tickets sold Tuesday, June 16-Tuesday, August 4 at the Community Center, Parks & Recreation and Town Hall Info Center. Tickets also sold day of picnic. Glastonbury residents only! 

FEE:                  $5/person
LOCATION:       RCC Community Room
TIME:                9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
DATE:               Wednesday, August 5

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 6 (Raindate, June 7)
LOCATION:      Behind Academy Building

Glastonbury Partners in Planting, Inc. 
Glastonbury Partners in Planting, Inc. is a non-profit organization that works in conjunction with the Town and others and is dedicated to beautification and education through volunteer projects. Recent projects you’ve seen around Town include:

Planters at the Town Center, South Glastonbury & Village Green
Gardens at Buckingham Park, Salmon Brook Bridge, Welles Turner Memorial Library, Welles Shipman Ward House Colonial Kitchen Garden and Rte. 17 & Main St Median.

GPIP is looking for new members, volunteers to assist with upcoming projects (revamping Firehouse #1 and adding another Salmon Brook Garden on the West side of Main Street), sponsors, partners for projects, donations and even new project ideas. Join when you can, no time commitment or experience required. Gardening knowledge is not necessary, people are needed to help with non-gardening tasks too. Together we can help make Glastonbury a more beautiful, greener place to live!

Online: | E-Mail:
Phone: Pam @ 860.659.3482

Volunteer with Us! 
Do you belong to an organization, sports team, youth group or club that is looking for volunteer opportunities? The Parks and Recreation Department could use your assistance with projects such as yard work for seniors, beautifying our parks, basic landscaping and other miscellaneous tasks. Please contact