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-DM

Fee:            $100/Session
Meets:        Mondays 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Location:    Academy Cafeteria
Winter:       January 6-March 2 (No Program 1/20, 2/17, 2/24)
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

Glastonbury Chorus
The Glastonbury Chorus wants you! No auditions. We are a 4-part, adult vocal ensemble that serves the greater Glastonbury community with song. Rehearsals begin Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7-9 p.m. at Smith Middle School chorus room. Spring semester theme is Broadway Show-tunes. Be on the lookout for an Information Session. Find us on Facebook,, or contact Judy Stearns at (860)633-0406 or
Join us for A Celtic Holiday Concert on Sunday, December 15, 2019, 4pm at Smith Middle School. $8/Adult, $5/Students & Seniors, under 7 free. Please bring a non-perishable for the Glastonbury Food Bank.  

Minnechaug Golf Course
A Town owned, 9 hole golf course managed by Guilmette Golf, LLC located at 16 Fairway Crossing. Minnechaug is a family friendly course that offers a challenge for the experienced golfer, but also provides a great learning environment for those new to the game of golf. The island green featured on the par 3, 126 yard 8th hole is one of the most exciting golf holes in the area. The course offers spring clinics for Juniors and Adults, individual lessons, leagues for juniors and adults and a men’s club that plays tournaments every Saturday and Holidays throughout the year. The course also offers individual season passes for adults, seniors, juniors and families. For more information, contact Minnechaug at (860)432-3334 or by e-mail:

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

Adult Softball Leagues
The Glastonbury Parks & Recreation Department runs Men’s, Women’s and Coed Adult Softball Leagues. Season runs April-August. For information on league format, scheduling, fees and specific eligibility requirements go to New teams are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested in putting a team in the league, please e-mail Liz Gambacorta at by January 31st. 

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