Things to Do - November  2018
November 11-17, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Christmas Tree Shops
Warren Senior Day Ttip
Tuesday, November 13 ~ 9:00 am
Warren Community Center

For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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“Horses Change History…and Change Lives”
with Ann Jamieson, author of the series
 “For the Love of the Horse”
Tuesday, November 13 ~ 6:30 pm
 Morris Public Library
Join Ann Jamieson, author of the popular series
“For the Love of the Horse” (volumes I - IV),
for a presentation and book signing on
Tuesday, November 13, at 6:30 pm,
 at the Morris Public Library.

According to Ann, no animal has shaped the history of man more
than the horse. From providing us with transportation to delivering milk,
coal, groceries and the doctor, to pulling our fire engines, building our
roads and plowing our fields, horses have allowed us to expand beyond
 human limits. Horses have changed history in countless ways.

Ms. Jamieson is a United States Equestrian Federation judge licensed
 in hunters, jumpers, and hunt seat equitation, and she has shown
 her own horse, Fred Astaire, in hunters and First Level dressage.
 Ann has also written numerous articles for magazines and newspapers
 including a column for The Litchfield County Times. She currently
 writes for Today's Equestrian magazine, a regional publication
 focused on the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area.
Ann Jamieson lives in Kent, Connecticut.

This event is Free!
Registration: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

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German Occupation of Paris:
Personal Recollections
from the Daughter of a French Resistant
With Denise Woehrlé
Tuesday, November 13 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join us as Denise Woehrlé recounts her experiences and reflections
of her formative years in Paris during World War II, including her father’s
central involvement in the French Resistance, her and her mother’s
subsequent arrest by the Gestapo, her time in prison
 and her fortunate survival in unlikely circumstances.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Family Dinner
Wednesday, November 14 ~ 5:00-6:45 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free
Fall recipes are coming out!
This week's menu is a "Meatloaf Dinner"!
A great meal is a shared meal!
Planning to come?
Reserve your seat today!
Sign up HERE to ensure we have
the right amount of food to serve!
Donations Welcome!

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Mystery Book Club
Wednesday, November 14 ~ 6:30–7:30 pm
 Morris Public Library
Join our Mystery Book Club on
Wednesday, November 14, at 6:30 pm as we discuss
 "A Walk Through the Fire" by Marcia Muller.

To request your copy and register: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

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Earth Film  & Soup Supper
"Billions in Change"
 Wednesday, November 14 ~ 6:30 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
 5 Old Middle St., Goshen
 Soup Supper at 6:30 pm
 Earth Film at 7:00 pm

"Billions in Change"
Get involved with the Billions in Change movement and help us
bring useful inventions to those who need them most.
Together we will make a better future for humanity.
Together we will make a better future for humanity.

Phone: 860-491-2793
Office Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 10am-12pm

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Leonard Bernstein: the Rise to Fame
Presented by Jeffrey Engel
Wednesday, November 14 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join Jeffery Engel in this lively lecture presentation on Leonard Bernstein’s
rise to fame, and celebrate the centenary of Bernstein’s birth.
Many believe Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and
successful musician America produced. He was a virtuoso pianist
and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the
classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality.
There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Thursday, November 15, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Medicare Advantage Plans Informational Presentation
Thursday, November 15 ~ 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
This seminar will highlight the benefits and savings
available to seniors who qualify. The application process
 will also be discussed. Q & A will follow presentation.
Presented by Steve Ardussi, an independent health insurance
broker licensed in CT and MA. Mr. Ardussi focuses his practice
 on helping seniors and others find the most appropriate, affordable
 and comprehensive health insurance and other benefit plans.
Additional presentation on Thursday December 6, 2018.
For more info call 860-567-8302

Friday, November 16, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Holiday Grief Support Group
Friday, November 16 ~ 9:30-11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
The holidays can be a challenging season but you are not alone.  
Come to a safe and welcoming circle with an experienced facilitator.  
Holiday Grief Support Group will be held Friday November 16, 2018
 and Friday December 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am.
 This group is a gift from the Friends of Hospice, FREE and open to the public.
 For more information, call Rev. Eileen Epperson at 860-605-6576.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Thanksgiving Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, November 16 ~ 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
Music this month: Lew and the Good Time Guys
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.
Cost: $7.00 pp
* Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Living the Serenity Prayer
A Womens's AA and ALANON Retreat
Friday, Nov 16, 5:00 pm through Sunday, Nov 18, 1:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Embodying our serenity prayer....
The Serenity Prayer is basic to our fellowships, as many people pray
 it together at the end of each meeting. We pray it in times of confusion
 or frustration or fear.  But what does it mean to live it, to live into it?

Participants will learn more about what it means to live the
 Serenity Prayer.  There will time for reflection on how
 the prayer works in their lives and how it can be utilized for greater
recovery. There will be meeting time, time for silent reflection and
journaling, as well as private conversation with the presenter.

Shane Phelan, CMA
Co-founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new ecumenical
 religious community for people of all genders blending vowed religious
 life and extended covenant community. She has over thirty years
of recovery experience and leads retreats on many topics. A former
profesor of political science and women's studies, she is an Episcopal
 priest, retreat leader, and spiritual director, with particular focus
 on recovery work. www.companionsofmarytheapostle.org

Sign Up By Thursday, Nov 15 at Noon
For further information call (860) 567-3163

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Star Party
Friday, November 16 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills
Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society.
 Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program.

7:00 p.m., A.B. Ceder Room.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Continuing Activities - Saturdays

Annual Duck Ramble
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Saturday, November 17 ~ 8:00 am
White Memorial Museum
Noted birder Greg Hanisek will once again help
 us identify ducks and other birds at Bantam Lake.
Meet at the White Memorial Museum
 parking lot. Heavy rain will cancel.

 For more information,
call Greg at 203-754-4401.

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Hillacious Half Marathon
 Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:00 am
Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27
 418 Bantam Road, Litchfield
The Hillacious Half, Litchfield CT's first and only half marathon,
 is open for online registration at www.hillacioushalf.com.
This event supports and honors our Country's military veterans.

13.1 extremely hilly miles represent the difficulties that our
 servicemen and women face every day. This race is very
challenging and not for the faint of heart. It's TOUGH!

*A relay has been added for those
that can't tackle the entire course.
HH welcomes teams of two runners.
To register visit www.hillacioushalf.com.

*FRIDAY NIGHT EXPO; join us on Friday, November 16
 beginning at 5:00 pm to pick up runner packets, register for the race,
 view our incredible mile marker signs (hand carved with names of
 local veterans representing all wars) and our new “wall of honor.”
FOR MORE INFO: www.hillacioushalf.com

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bantam Gym
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market is moving indoors
for the winter/spring season to the Litchfield Community Center
and will be there every Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm through December,
and then twice a month after that through May.

The Market will be open every
Saturday through mid-June 2019,
with a few exceptions.
November 3 and December 15
will be held at the Forman School
and November 17  
will be held at the Bantam Gym.
We suggest our customers visit our
website for location changes and updates.

Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh
and cold-stored fruits, vegetables, herbs; mushrooms; hydroponic greens;
 local eggs; pasture fed beef, chicken  and pork, artisanal breads
and baked goods - regular and gluten free; pies, cider doughnuts
and biscotti; salsas made from local ingredients; award winning cow cheese;
 honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps. Each week a local chef brings
ready to take home foods.  A recipe tasting each week.  Music, guest artists,
 local nonprofits and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's on the agenda for

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Warren Land Trust
Annual Meeting & Program
Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:00 am
Warren Town Hall

For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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DINOember Storytime
For 3 – 8 year olds
Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:30 – 11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Dinosaurs are coming to the Oliver Wolcott Library! Join Children’s
Librarian Miss Kathy for a special dinosaur themed story time where
we will sing and dance to songs, listen to stories, and even create
some dinosaur crafts to bring home. There may even be a dinosaur
puppet stomping its way into our story time. Grab your paleontologist
tools and head on over to this story time before it becomes extinct!

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

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 Spiritual Drumming
Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:00-11:30 am
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
A meditative and community experience...
Drumming provides the perfect focus for a meditative experience.
Each gathering starts with the setting of our intentions for the session,
flows into using a chant with drumming to center the group,
and creates the energy of community. Drum rhythms for the use of
personal meditation and quieting the mind will also be explored.
 Participants may bring any type of hand drum – i.e. djembes, bohrans,
 frame drums, Native American drums – or they may use one
of the drums or rhythm instruments that will be available.  
Program held in Marie Louise Carriage House.

Susan Strand
Graduate of the Women's Leadership Institute at Hartford Seminary;
organist at the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen, CT; ling time
 experience playing African drums and rhythms and drumming
programs at Wisdom House. Susan has a background of sharing
 her belief that all drumming is spiritual.

A meditative and community experience...
Program held in the Marie Louise Carriage House.
To register: sstrand@snet.net
Donation: $5 payable in class
Location: Marie Louise Carriage House

For further information call (860) 567-3163

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You Have Gall!
Learning About Plant Galls
with Pete and Barb Rzasa
Saturday, November 17 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Pique your curiosity about plant galls and the insects that make them.  
You've probably seen these weird growths on plants and trees and
 wondered what they were.  Galls are the highly distinctive plant structures
 formed by gall insects that act as both the habitat and food source for
 the maker of the galls. Galls vary greatly in color, size and shape.  Tree burls
will also be described. Learn what causes galls and their effect on our
vegetation. View a collection of galls before and after our PowerPoint
presentation. Indoors program with optional hike.

Dress for the weather! 2:00 pm., A. B. Ceder Room.
The program is free but you must pre-register
 by calling 860-567-0857
or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
 the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

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Lecture: Nation of Immigrants
Saturday, November 17 ~ 4:00 pm
Litchfield Historical Society
The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County
will co-sponsor a talk with the Litchfield Historical Society,
entitled "Nation of Immigrants" featuring Kevin Jennings,
 President of the Tenement Museum in New York City.
The event will be held on Saturday, November 17  at 4:00 PM
at the Litchfield Historical Society, 7 South Street in Litchfield

Jennings will offer a view of both the history and current trends
 in immigration to the United States. This very timely topic is at
the center of many of our political conversations and a centerpiece
of many of the issues that affect our country.  In previous talks,
Jennings has stressed the importance of putting a human
 face on the immigrant experience and rejecting bigotry.

Holding degrees from Harvard, Columbia and NYU, Jennings began
his career as a high school teacher, later served as Assistant Deputy
 Secretary of Education in the Obama administration and from 2012 to 2017
 he was the Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, a leading
 international funder of human rights. He is now the President
of the Tenement Museum in New York City, a premier cultural institution,
dedicated to telling the uniquely American stories of migrants, immigrants and
refugees in the ongoing creation of our nation. He has also published seven books.

The League of Women Voters of Litchfield County is a grassroots,
nonpartisan political organization of women and men.

This event is free and open to the public.
Register by emailing the Historical Society
 or call (860) 567-4501.
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society
 is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.

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Icelandic Chanteuse
Myrra Ros in Concert
Saturday, November 17 ~ 6:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Direct from the land of glaciers, geysers, volcanoes, and hidden people
 comes ethereal singer / songwriter Myrra Ros with her stunning portfolio
of hauntingly beautiful ear worms which span the folk and pop genres.
Enjoy a cozy evening with this lovely songbird and get to meet her
before the concert over a delicious dinner of Icelandic Plokkfiskur,
Raudbraud, and Vinarterta. BYOB and your own place setting.

6:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $20.00, Non-members: $40.00,
pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

A few links to Myrra's work: