Southington Calendar House

Southington Calendar House Senior Center.

A community resource for Southington Seniors 55 and over.
388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone 860-621-3014

In case of INCLEMENT WEATHER, all delays and/or closings will be posted under the name CALENDAR HOUSE on WTIC (1080AM), WFSB Channel 3 and on the website.

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Calendar House activities.

Welcome to Calendar House

Dial-A-Ride Bus Service

Web Page Links

Calendar House Mailing List

Gentle Supported Yoga

Ping Pong

Pool Players

Folk Art

Learning Center History

The New Calendar House

Computer Course Descriptions

Libre Office Guidance

Trip Desk is located in the lounge and will normally be open Monday 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm and
Wednesdays from 10am-12noon to answer questions and reserve your trips.
All reservations and payments should be made at the 'Trip Desk'.

Trip Info
Fri, 19 Jun
Depart 8:30 AM,
Return 7:15 PM
CANCELLED - NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW - Enjoy lunch at The Mooring, serving locals and tourists alike at their historic waterfront location in Newport for over 35 years. Lunch includes Salad, then choice of (1) Grilled Chicken (served with Wild Mushroom Gravy) or (2) Local White Fish (served with Fresh Citrus). Also included are Potato, Vegetable, Warm Bread, Butter, Dessert, Coffee, Tea, and Soda. After lunch we head over to the 25th Annual Newport Flower Show--unlike any other flower and garden show around. With its fabulous Gilded Age "summer cottage" setting of Rosecliff, the excellent vendors, live music, sweeping views and ocean breezes, every corner of this event is a delight for the senses--even before you get to the amazing flower displays! This year's theme is “Voices in the Garden.” Voices, like fingerprints, each have a unique register and leave an indelible signature. The garden is the reflection of the gardener’s voice. Whether that voice echoes the strength in mighty trees, the romance of fragrant flowers, or the laughter of bubbling water, all are still heard in great gardens. Celebrate the voices of great American gardeners with us!
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 23 Jun
Depart 7:30 AM,
Return 8:30 PM
PORTSMOUTH HARBOR CRUISE & ISLES OF SHOALS, NH - Join us aboard the Victorian style M/V Thomas Laighton for a 2 1/2 hour cruise. Experience the fascinating legends of the New Hampshire & Maine Seacoast. Little known but historically crucial, the legendary Isles of Shoals, located 9 miles off the coast, are an intriguing archipelago of 9 islands steeped with history. As you glide through the Portsmouth Harbor, you will see a unique working port, an active naval yard, a naval prison, 5 historic forts and 3 lighthouses proudly guiding mariners safely through the waters. Lunch at Warren’s Lobster House in Kittery, ME, starts with THE SEACOAST’S FINEST SALAD BAR, which offers over 60 selections and freshly prepared pumpkin bread. Entrée Choices: Ritzy Filet of Haddock, Seafood Casserole, Top Sirloin Steak, or Chicken Parmesan. Entrée Choice in Advance
Click HERE for a poster.
$107 pp
Tue, 14 Jul
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
CELEBRATE ITALIA at AQUA TURF - Sam Vinci Band has been an Italian staple at numerous Italian festivals throughout CT. Special appearance by Aaron Caruso! Dance floor will be open. Melon, salad, penne, meatballs & sausage, chicken Parmesan, vegetable, dessert,
Tue, 14 Jul
Depart 8:30 AM,
Return 5:00 PM
THIMBLE ISLAND CRUISE - Enjoy a morning visit to Bishop Orchard, which serves as a farm, retail market and winery. Next, onto the Chowder Pot III for choice of Seafood Imperial, North Atlantic Salmon, or Baked Stuffed Chicken Breast. Then it’s time to relax and enjoy a cruise to discover the Thimble Islands aboard the Volsunga IV.
Wed, 15 Jul
Depart 10:15 AM,
Return 5:15 PM
CANCELLED - ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT-LOBSTER and PAUL ANKA TRIBUTE SHOW, at DELANEY HOUSE, HOLYOKE MA - Served at your table: Cheese & Vegetable Platter, Shrimp Cocktail, Salad, Bread Basket. Buffet menu includes: Lobster! Lobster! Lobster! Variety of Salads, Fruit, Pork Marengo, Focaccia, Haddock, Chicken Marsala, Baked Ziti, Vegetables, Delicious Dessert, & Beverage. Enjoy the show "The Best of Paul Anka." Talented Lou Villano will amaze you with his resemblance and vocal stylings as Paul Anka in this memorable show. “Diana,” “Lonely Boy,” “Times of Your Life,“ ”My Way,” -- A first rate entertainer!!
Click HERE for a poster.
Thu, 16 Jul -
Wed, 22 Jul
NEWFOUNDLAND IN-DEPTH - On the edge of North America, Newfoundland and Labrador is one of the places to appreciate nature in all its glory. With never-ending coastlines, thick boreal forests, and ancient rock formations, the natural, wild beauty of this place surrounds you at every turn. The living landscape is its own wonder, teeming with seabirds, moose, caribou, and rich marine life. Features: Airport Transfers / Roundtrip International Airfare / 13 Meals (6 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 6 Dinners) / 6-Nights’ Accommodations / Transportation / Gros Morne UNESCO World Heritage Site / Bonne Bay Cruise / Iceberg Alley / Terra Nova National Park / North Atlantic Aviation Museum / Prime Berth Fishery & Heritage Center / St. John’s City Tour / Signal Hill National Historic Site / Witless Bay Ecological Reserve and Puffin Search / Tours of Distinction Tour Director/ Local Tour Director/ Local Guides
Click HERE for more information.
$3490 pp dbl / $4150 Single
Tue, 28 Jul -
Wed, 29 Jul

Depart 7:00 AM,
Return 9:30 PM
SARATOGA - Two days enjoying Saratoga! Starts with a guided tour of Saratoga Springs and all its famous sights. In the afternoon, check into the elegant Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls and enjoy a Welcome Reception before our 2&1/2 hr. twilight dinner cruise on Lake George aboard the Lac du St. Sacrament. After breakfast on Day 2, enjoy a free morning amid the trendy shops along Main Street, then take your Reserved Grandstand seat at Saratoga, one of the most famous race tracks in the nation. Only the top thoroughbreds race here!
Click HERE for more information.
$375 pp/dbl; $339 pp/trpl; $479 sngl
Thu, 30 Jul
Depart 9:00 AM,
Return 7:30 PM
"9 to 5" at WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATER - Lunch menu at theater includes pasta, fish, beef, chicken, or vegetarian options, as well as sides, dessert, coffee/tea. Then, right from your table seat, enjoy this hilarious story of three female coworkers getting even with their sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical boss. Music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book written by Patricia Resnick.
Thu, 13 Aug
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
** NEW DATE ** - ABBA TRIBUTE BAND 'DANCING DREAM' at AQUA TURF - (Through Friendship Tours) This tribute act will take you back to the days when Swedish disco group ABBA ruled the music world with their great pop hits and memorable performances. Their music is still so popular and alive, and resonates with audiences of all ages! Come experience the glitter and glamour of the 70s! This band takes pride in being able to honor the original, fantastic performers of the Swedish music group, ABBA! Family style menu includes Garden Salad, Pasta, Chicken Francaise, Salmon with Dill Sauce, Vegetable, Potato, Rolls, Dessert, Beverage.
This trip was originally scheduled for 14 May.
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 18 Aug
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
KATZ "N" JAMMERS BAND at AQUA TURF - Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready to dance to Big Band classics by this 13-piece swing band. Salad, pasta, marinated flank steak, chicken Marsala, vegetable, dessert.
Sun, 23 Aug
Depart 8:30 AM,
Return 5:30 PM
BEST OF NEW YORK CITY CRUISE - Board Circle Line Cruises for their Best of New York City Cruise. Experience the only sightseeing cruise in New York City that completely circumnavigates the island of Manhattan. You’ll cruise along all three NYC rivers, pass under 20 bridges and see over 130 of the city’s most iconic landmarks, including the full Manhattan skyline, the impressive One World Trade Center, the growing Brooklyn waterfront, legendary Yankee Stadium, beautiful Gracie Mansion, the stately George Washington Bridge, and, of course, an up-close look at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island! Their world-famous tour guides will tell the story of New York City as you journey around the full island and enjoy the best sightseeing experience NYC has to offer! On board, boxed lunches come with a choice of Sandwich or Salad, Chips, Cookies, Soda or Water. Please choose between: Bold Chipotle Chicken, Roast Beef, Deluxe Pepper Mill (Ham, Turkey, Bacon, Cheese, Tomato and Onion), Veggie, Italian, Roast Chicken, Chef Salad, or a Caesar Salad.
Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 25 Aug -
Thu, 27 Aug

Depart 7:00 AM,
Return 7:00 PM
THE THOUSAND ISLANDS - Day One: Travel to The Thousand Islands--the area in Upstate New York near the resort community of Alexandria Bay, where the St. Lawrence River meets Lake Ontario. Accommodations for the next two evenings are at The Riveredge Resort. From this 4-Diamond award winning hotel located directly on the water, you will see large ships pass right through the main channel from the Great Lakes to the sea. Tours of Distinction wine and cheese reception before dinner at the hotel, then (weather permitting) a trip into town to watch the famous sunset over the St. Lawrence. Day Two: Full breakfast included at the hotel, then onto a 22-mile round trip "Heart of the Thousand Islands" cruise, through both American and Canadian waters, and including Millionaire's Row. Professional guides provide lively narrative through the narrow channels. Visit mysterious Singer Castle on Dark Island, and romantic Boldt Castle on Heart Island. (Both islands include some walking.) Dinner included. Day Three: After breakfast, we leave Alexandria Bay and travel to Herkimer NY in the scenic Mohawk River Valley. After lunch (included) at Waterfront Grille, we board the Erie Canal Cruise for an excursion through the locks of the historic Erie Canal. Return to Southington is planned for 7:00pm (approximate).
Click HERE for a poster.
Click HERE for a booking form.
$630 pp/dbl; $570 pp/trpl; $815 pp/sngl
Tue, 15 Sep
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
MARK VERSELLI, COMEDIAN at AQUA TURF - Phenomenal comedian, singer, entertainer and impressionist. Characters include of a vast and ever-changing list of celebrities. Salad, pasta, sliced roast beef, chicken Francaise, potato, vegetable, dessert.
Tue, 15 Sep -
Thu, 24 Sep
SCOTLAND, WALES & ENGLAND - Discover sleepy villages, gorgeous lakes, scenic countryside and historic cities and castles on this 10-day adventure. Spend two nights in a historic palace, search for Nessy on Lock Ness, and walk in the path of the Royal Family at Windsor Castle. This fully-inclusive and guided tour to the UK will show you the iconic sights all in a small group setting. Features: Glasgow / Athol Palace / Scottish Highlands, Inverness & Dundee / St. Andrews & Edinburgh / English Lakes District / Wales / Snowdon Mountain Railway & Slate Museum / Caernarfon & Windsor Castles / London / Included Travel Insurance.
Click HERE for more information.
$4,600 pp dbl $4,500 pp trpl $5,500 sngl
Sun, 20 Sep
Depart 8:45 AM,
Return 7:00 PM
HUDSON RIVER CRUISE & PRE-CRUISE SUNDAY BRUNCH - Enjoy a pre-cruise Sunday brunch at Shadows on the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY. This breathtaking waterfront restaurant is perched on a cliff of forty feet above the Hudson River with truly grand views. Sample Buffet Brunch Menu: Omelet station, waffle station, pastries, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, vegetables, hot entrees, mixed green salad, fresh fruit, pasta ala vodka and carving stations. Leave room for the Extravagant Dessert Table! In the afternoon, it’s all aboard the Rip Van Winkle for a harbor cruise departing from Kingston, NY heading south to Hyde Park and return. Our narrated cruise will take us by beautiful views of Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions and other amazing sites as we lazily glide along the water.
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 22 Sep
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
JIMMY RUSSO & THE CHORDS: UNCHAINED MELODY at GRAND OAK VILLA, OAKVILLE, CT - Jimmy Russo is a dynamic entertainer blessed with a beautiful voice and a love of music from the 60’s & 70’s. Appearing with The Chords, whose harmony will delight you, Jimmy will perform many of your favorites, including "Life Could Be a Dream." "Sh...Boom” was the signature hit of the Chords, you will remember it well! Don’t miss this trip down memory lane at the Grand Oak Villa. Cheese, Crackers, & Pepperoni upon arrival. Family-style meal includes Garden Salad, Pasta with Homemade House Sauce, Chicken Parmesan & Roast Pork, Roasted Potato, Vegetable, Dessert, Soda & Coffee. Carafes of Red & White Wine on every table.
Click HERE for a poster.
Thu, 1 Oct
Exact date To be Advised
NOW IN OCTOBER - LANCASTER IN STYLE, AND "QUEEN ESTHER" AT SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE - Includes round-trip motor coach, stop at Appalachian Brewing Company in historic Lititz, 2 nights at historic Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster, 6 meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners), Kitchen Kettle Village hands-on experience, private wine/cheese/painting party, Reserved Orchestra tickets for "Queen Esther" at Sight & Sound Theatre, Mount Hope Estate and Winery with tasting, roundtrip baggage handling, Tours of Distinction tour director, gratuities for tour director and bus driver.
Click HERE for more information.
$590 pp/dbl $540 pp/trpl $750 single
Tue, 6 Oct
Depart 7:45 AM,
Return 7:30 PM
COLORS OF VERMONT - Travel to Bennington, Vermont, starting with a visit to Hawkins House, a 3,200 sq.ft. crafts market. Lunch is at Mt. Anthony Country Club with choice of stuffed pork, chicken Francaise, or grilled steak with mushroom demi glaze, and also includes salad, dessert and coffee/tea. Travel to the Bennington Battle Monument, and end the day with a visit to The Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop in Bennington, where you'll be treated to a slice of hot apple pie a la mode and choice of beverage.
Wed, 7 Oct
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
NEW DATE - THE EDWARDS TWINS at AQUA TURF - (Through Friendship Tours) The World Famous Edwards Twins, the Number One impersonation act in the world. Their vocals and looks will amaze you. You will think you are seeing and hearing the real superstars right before your very eyes, including Barbra Streisand, Sonny and Cher, Andrea Bocelli, Bette Midler, Johnny Mathis, Perry Como, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond, and more, all in one show! Family style menu: Garden Salad, Pasta, Chicken ala Kathryn, Broiled Scrod with Cracker Crumb Topping, Vegetable, Potato, Rolls, Dessert, Beverage.
This trip was originally scheduled for 13th August
Click HERE for a poster.
Sun, 18 Oct -
Sun, 25 Oct
ICELAND INSPIRED - Iceland! The place to be! This 8-day adventure dives into Iceland’s highlights from a local’s perspective. Traveling in an escorted group tour, discover Iceland intimately. Teeming with wildlife, spectacular landscapes, wonderful people, and Viking history, Iceland will meet your bucket-list expectations. Let’s not forget the main event: 2 nights hunting for the Northern Lights! Features: Thingvellir National Park / Skogafoss Waterfall / Superior Accommodations / Hellisheiöi Power Plant and Pórbergssetur Settlement / Blue Lagoon Entrance with Towel / Frioheimar Farm Visit with Tomato Soup / Local Icelandic Cuisine / Entrance to Ice Cave at Langjökull Glacier / Glacial Lagoon Cruise / 2 Northern Lights Excursions / Reykjavik City Tour / Roundtrip Airport Transfers / Roundtrip International Airfare / 6 Nights Superior Hotels / 6 Breakfasts / 5 Dinners / 3 Lunches / Gratuities for TOD Tour Director, Local Guide and Driver/Guide.
Click HERE for more information.
$3,699 pp dbl $4,249 pp sngl
Mon, 19 Oct
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
DAIGLE'S BEER HALL BOYS at AQUA TURF - Octoberfest including mix of German, Polka, and American Music. Dance floor will be open! Salad, pasta, lemon chicken, pork schnitzel, Kartoffelgratin, sauerkraut, dessert.
Thu, 12 Nov
You Drive, 11:30 Arrival
BOB HOPE USO TRIBUTE at GRAND OAK VILLA, OAKVILLE CT - Join us at the Grand Oak Villa for a tribute to America’s Veterans. Bob Hope’s life in comedy comes alive with this look-a-like & sound-a-like tribute featuring Bill Johnson and Holly Faris. Holly’s impersonations include Marilyn Monroe, Lucy Ricardo and special “guest” Phyllis Diller...Great Fun! Cheese, Crackers, & Pepperoni upon arrival. Family-style meal includes Garden Salad, Pasta with Homemade House Sauce, Roast Turkey with Gravy, Sliced Roast Beef with Brown Gravy, Roasted Potato, Vegetable, Dessert, Soda & Coffee. Carafes of Red & White Wine on every table
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 17 Nov
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
ELVIS (JOHN MONFORTO) at AQUA TURF - The ultimate tribute to the King of Rock & Roll. “Elvis” will be accompanied by his energetic dancers. Salad, pasta, sliced roast beef, pan seared salmon, vegetable, potato, dessert.
Mon, 30 Nov -
Sat, 12 Dec
SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SOJOURN - Visit seven different islands (Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and San Juan) aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s “Gem” on this 12-night cruise.
Click HERE for more information.
$1540 to $2195 pp/dbl
Thu, 3 Dec
You Drive Arrival 11:30
JOHNNY MATHIS CHRISTMAS TRIBUTE "MIRROR OF MATHIS" at AQUA TURF - (Through Friendship Tours) Come experience a “Mirror of Mathis” starring David Robbins. David has been thrilling audiences all over the country with his incredible tribute show of Johnny Mathis. You’ll be in complete awe as soon as he hits center stage. His remarkable resemblance and vocal abilities that emulate the great artistry of Johnny Mathis will leave you speechless. Enjoy the biggest hits Johnny has become known for and enjoy your favorite Christmas songs. Family style menu includes Garden Salad, Pasta, Chicken Parmesan. Broiled Scrod with Cracker Crumb Topping, Vegetable, Potato, Rolls, Dessert, Beverage.
Click HERE for a poster.
Fri, 11 Dec
Depart 11:30 AM,
Return 9:30 PM
STURBRIDGE CHRISTMAS BY CANDLELIGHT - Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village is an evening filled with 19th-century New England holiday traditions. With your tour director, enjoy live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a roaring bonfire, strolls around the decorated Village Common, and nightly tree-lighting and gingerbread house contest! The Village Common and the buildings around it are transformed into a magical, picturesque nod to Christmases past. Decorations feature twinkling lights, glowing candles, fresh evergreen garlands and wreaths, and a 40-foot Village Christmas tree. Rooms in the Salem Towne House show Christmas decorations like those of the 1830s, 1850s, and 1870s. The Parsonage decorations are inspired by "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens. Your Turkey Dinner Lunch will consist of Tossed Mixed Greens Salad with Candied Pecans and Dried Cranberries, Hand Carved Turkey with Cranberry Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Butternut Squash, Warms Rolls, Dessert, Coffee, and Assorted Teas. Step back in time and get into the Holiday Spirit! (Includes gratuities for both tour director and bus driver.)
Click HERE for a poster.
Tue, 15 Dec
You Drive 11:30 Arrival
HOLIDAY WINTER WISHES at AQUA TURF - Come enjoy a plentiful meal in an elegant atmosphere, then dance or tap your feet to the music of “Steppin Out Band.” Salad, pasta, roast turkey, baked scrod, vegetable, potato, dessert.
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