Things to Do -  March 2018
March 1-3, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Goshen Garden Club Luncheon Meeting
12:00 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
5 Old Middle St. Goshen, CT
Luncheon - 12 Noon
Business Meeting - 1PM
Program: George McCleary will present a power point
 program on the soil web and its influence on gardening
of all kinds and the importance of composting.
For more information call 860-618-0267

Women's Forum of Litchfield
"Old House, New Tricks"
2:30-3:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises to be a
 lively and informative program entitled “Old Houses, New Tricks”
that will beheld at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road
 in Litchfield on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 2:30pm.

James Crisp of Crisp Architects, Patrick Walker and Elizabeth Demetriades
 of  Demetriades + Walker and Paul Hinkel of Hinkel Design Group will
discuss the challenges of renovating historic houses and buildings, adhering
to preservation rules as well as satisfying new owners without sacrificing creativity.

 James Crisp AIA has been an architect for well over twenty years.
 His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York,
 Connecticut and Massachusetts.  In 2007, Taunton Press published
On the Porch by James Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

Demetriades + Walker is located in the Northwest hills of Connecticut.
Their focus is primarily residential, spirited by an innovative approach
 to modernism and site integration.  Elizabeth Demetriades AIA, LEED AP,
 majored in Architecture as an undergraduate at Yale University and received
 her Master of Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture
and Planning.  She has partnered with Patrick Walker AIA since 1996.  
Patrick Walker received his Professional Degree in Architecture from the
 University of Cincinnati and his Master of Architecture
 from Yale University School of Architecture.

Paul Hinkel AIA, is the principal/owner of the Hinkel Design Group which
specializes in high-end residential projects including new construction, renovations,
 additions and historic preservation. The Walter Ingraham House, built in 1892,
is a particularly elaborate high-style Queen Anne structure. Located in
Bristol’s Federal Hill Historic District, it is now the home of Hinkel Design Group.

The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee
 at the door, which includes a High Tea reception.
The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966
LCC ~ 860-567-8302

Art Reception
Claudia Wood Rahm ~ Paintings
5:00-7:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Exhibit: March 1 through April 16, 2018
It was only recently that Claudia Wood Rahm resumed painting.
For many years, among other adventures, she taught art and raised
two daughters with her husband, Woody. They have lived in Warren for 43 years.
Since retiring, she has found her way back to her easel and the sheer
delight of mixing colors. To her the sense of freedom that comes with
painting is exhilarating and the process is comfortable, fulfilling and fun.
She finds a pure joy in her creative expression that was held back
for many years due to the pressures of life. Her art opens her
 in a way that no other form of communication can.
Claudia's paintings often grow as she works on them.
Occasionally she just plays with color and an idea comes.
She is influenced by children's art, folk art, and the beauty of nature.
She particularly loves painting organic shapes and the ocean.
The Bible is also a strong influence. When she paints dots on a canvas,
 she considers them joy molecules that enliven the piece.
Intricate or elemental, her paintings reveal whimsical creatures and
 landscapes that celebrate her love of color, design and story.
Raised in Westport, Claudia received a degree in Art Education in 1967.
She never trained formally or under anyone famous. Maybe that is why
her work is so free of pretension, so full of innocence and sometimes
playful. Picasso said, "Every child is an artist; the problem
is to remain an artist once the child grows up."
Claudia has shown and sold her work in Litchfield County,
along the Connecticut shoreline,
as well as in Massachusetts and Maine.

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
7:30 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
Drumming for Peace at sunset on the evening of the full moon
takes place at Church of Christ Congregational, 5 Old Middle Street,
at the intersection of Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen, CT.
Come and join us as we send the energy created
by our drumming out into the universe for world peace.
Bring your own drum/s or use one of the drums
or rhythm instruments that will be available.

If the flapping of the wings of a butterfly in South America
can have an affect on the weather in Africa, then surely the
energy created by our drumming can have an affect on world peace.

Come and join us and drum your heart happy.
If it isn't raining or cold we will gather outside
on the lawn, so bring a chair as well as your drum.
If it's too cold to be outdoors, we will be in the
fellowship hall in the basement below the sanctuary.

Participants may bring their own drums or use the
 drums and rhythm instruments that will be provided.
Any type of hand drum may be used.
All drummers or people who would like to become
drummers are welcome; no experience is necessary.

Drumming for Peace is a program begun by Drums Around the World.
The concept is that drummers will drum for peace in their time zone for
about an hour sending the energy that is created out into the universe for
world peace and then other drummers will begin drumming in their time zone
and thus pass the drumming around the globe.
Contact: Susan A. Strand

Friday, March 2, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Veteran of the Month Ceremony
to honor Major Harold Colvocoresses
10:00 am
Bantam Borough Hall
Bantam American Legion Post #44
will honor Major Harold Colvocoresses
as the March 2018 “Veteran of the Month.”

Major Colvocoresses has the distinction of being the only
 locally known veteran to have served his country in three
consecutive wars over a span of 48 years. There will be a
display of his military memorabilia and photographs.
Major Colvocoresses (seated) with his staff and Marine
 mascot in their Georgia recruiting office during World War I.

The ceremony will start with the retirement of
Lieutenant James Mayenschein’s honor flag.
Lieutenant Mayenschein, the February “Veteran of the Month,” served
with the United States Marine Corps at Iwo Jima during World War II.
American Legion Post 44 invites veterans and guests to attend the
ceremony and enjoy refreshments with members of the Post
as we celebrate the 340th and 341st veterans to be honored.

Winter Wildlife Tracking
with Andy Dobos
10:00 am- 12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife tracking walk
through the winter woods.  There are always clues
left behind by the animals for us to decipher,
telling a story of their habits and lives.  
Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better.
Children should be accompanied by an adult and
all should dress extra warm and wear good boots!  
You never know where the animals have been.
10:00 A. M. - 12:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum.
Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $15.00,
 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online

Pet Adoption Event
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free and open to the public
This event is organized by Litchfield High School
senior for graduation capstone project.
Donate! Meet an adopted dog!
Learn why it's important to adopt! or just visit!
All proceeds will benefit the Little Guild
 Animal Shelter in West Cornwall, CT
For more info call 860-567-8302

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits,
vegetables and herbs. Also offered are local eggs; pasture fed beef,
chicken and pork, artisanal breads and baked goods; pies,
cider doughnuts and biscotti; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles,
 sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat
and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps.
A recipe tasting each week.
Music, guest artists, chef demonstrations, local nonprofits
and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's
on the agenda for market day go to:

Winter Dinner Series
Turkey Dinner
4:30-7:00 pm
Warren Congregational Church
4 Sackett Hill Rd., Warren
Adults $15
Children $5 (12 and under)
Free delivery for Warren residents over 70

Winter Harvest Dinner
6:00-8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market will host
a Winter Harvest Dinner from 6-10pm at the Litchfield Community Center.
Executive Chef Samantha Tilley, of Mockingbird Kitchen and Bar,
will create a dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients in the middle of
winter right here in Northwest Connecticut. Pastry Chef Barbara Mojon-Gugnoni
of Troy Brook Bakery will create another unusual and exquisite dessert.
With Sam and Barbara at the helm, the food will be a delight to see,
taste and smell – mouth-wateringly appealing to all of our senses.
Come learn and enjoy what delicacies are available at
this time of year – fresh, cold stored and put up.
Dinner ingredients provided by our vendors
and other local CT producers
Bantam Bread, Beltane Farm, Berry Ledges Apiary,
Brookside Farm, Cato Corner Farm, Earth’s Palate Farm
Laurel Ridge Farm, Maple View Farm, March Farm,
 Mohawk Mountain Mushrooms, Olive Oil Factory,
Plum Brook Chocolate, Savor Cookies,
Sun One Organic, Troy Brook Bakery   
Wave Hill Bread, Wild Carrot Farm,  Winding Drive Jams

All proceeds from the event will help fund
 the Market’s Educational Programs including:
Tickets are $100 per person.
Reservations confirmed with receipt
of payment, first come first served.  
Tickets available at the Farmers’ Market January 27
and February 10 and also on the website.

Mail a check to:
Winter Harvest Dinner
c/o LHF-FM
PO Box 607
Litchfield, CT  06759
The Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market goal is achieved
through connecting sustainable agriculture, local food
and active, healthy lifestyles in our community.
For more information about Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
 please visit the website:

Donna Katsuranis:
Dreaming with the Animal Powers
7:00-9:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Where do we go every night? Why? Is it really "Just a Dream?!"
Are you being "stalked" in your dreams - or in your waking life! - by a certain Animal?
Get to Know Your Inner Tiger - or Dolphin or Eagle or Bear or…!
Active Dreaming is a synthesis of modern dream work and ancient shamanic
practices which views dreams as experiences of the soul. The Active Dreaming
 process respects the dreamer as the only authority on the
meaning of his or her dreams - and thus, his or her Life.

As part of this lively evening, we will learn the Lightning Dreamwork process
- a quick, fun and respectful way to share dreams or Waking experiences
that helps us to develop our intuition and creativity, and helps us to bring
their healing into our daily lives. We will learn about the many ways in which
the Animals show themselves to us - in our Dreams and in our
day-to-day lives - and how to discern their messages.
Come ready to learn more about the Magical world in which we live!
Please bring a drum or rattle if you have one, your
Dream journal if you keep one, and your Imagination!
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $ 30.00 , Non-members: $45.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online