Family Programs & Special Events

Children’s Performance - Matica Circus
Monday, December 23, 2019

Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children
Smith Middle School Auditorium - 11:00 a.m. FREE 
Matica delights audiences of all ages with acts of daring and tremendous skill. Featuring juggling, hula hoop, a tall unicycle, Chinese yo-yo, lots of audience engagement and more! 40 minutes of joy.  

Children’s Performance - Jungle Jim’s Wild About Balloons Magic Show
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Appropriate for Preschool-Elementary Age Children
Smith Middle School Auditorium - 11:00 a.m. FREE 
The Wild About Balloons Magic Show combines balloon artistry, magic, comedy, and improv to create an amazing experience for children! Children are given a series of balloon adventure challenges, interactive performance pieces designed to encourage them to be great readers, culminating in Jungle Jim’s fantastic, mind-blowing finale! 

Locker Room Shopping Extravaganza
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. Shop till you drop on Thursday, February 20 from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. or Friday, February 21st from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Locker Room currently has soccer, baseball and basketball items available as well as some miscellaneous sports equipment. Please contact the Academy Teen Center at (860)652-7838 or e-mail at for more information.
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. 

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 4th. 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.

Mommy & Me Barre *NEW*
(Adult & Children 2-5)
A method of exercise rooted in ballet and strength training. Lift, tone, sculpt, define and strengthen your core muscles. This body sculpting class uses the ballet barre (or chairs) and small, isometric, concentrated movements to create lean muscles. Our Mommy & Me class will allow you to enjoy this energetic form of exercise with your child through partner exercises and stretches. Workout is set to upbeat music at a vigorous pace to get your heart pumping! Bring water, mat and 1-2 pound hand weights. 

Family Fitness

Mom & Me Barre Win-1           307302-B1
Mom & Me Barre Win-2           307302-B2
Mom & Me Barre Sp               407302-B1

Fee:                $48/Winter; $76/Spring
Meets:            Wednesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Location:        Academy Multipurpose Room
Winter-1:       January 15-February 12
Winter-2:       February 26-March 25 
Spring:          April 22-June 10   
Instructor:     Personal Euphoria

Mommy & Me Yoga *NEW*
(Adult & Children 2-5)
Create awareness of the body and breath, combined 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.

Family Fitness
Mom & Me Yoga Win-1        307302-Y1
Mom & Me Yoga Win-2        307302-Y2
Mom & Me Yoga Sp             407302-YS

Fee:                $48/Winter; $76/Spring
Meets:            Tuesdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m. 
Location:        Academy Multipurpose Room
Winter-1:        January 14-February 11
Winter-2:         February 25-March 24 
Spring:            April 21-June 9   
Instructor:       Personal Euphoria 

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. All participants must register.

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

Fee:                $32/Winter; $42/Spring
Meets:            Thursdays, 5:15-6:00 PM
Winter-1:        January 9-February 13
Winter-2:        February 27-April 2
Spring:           April 23-June 11   
Location:       RCC Exercise Room
Instructor:      Personal Euphoria

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 9 (Snow Date: January 16)

Beginning Fisherman Clinic
(All Ages-Under 10 Must be Accompanied by 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 7 & 9

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 25, 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.