Things to Do -  September 2017
September 10-16, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017
Continuing Activities - Mondays

OWL Monday Scholars
Modern Art & Ideas
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Mondays, September 11 through October 2, 2017
Facilitated by Patricia Moore, Monday Scholars is a weekly series that meets
 in the library’s Jamie Gagarin Community Room. It’s the best of online learning
and classroom discussion. Each week, a new lecture topic is watched and
then discussed by all who attend. All you need to do is come ready to
engage your mind and participate in the discussion. Registration Required.
About the Course:
In Modern Art and Ideas, we will learn about modern and contemporary art.
Themes can provide an effective structure for engaging with art. We will
explore four themes that educators at The Museum of Modern Art use frequently
 in their teaching: Places & Spaces, Art & Identity, Transforming Everyday Objects,
 and Art & Society. We will explore the content and context of works of art in
MoMA’s collection through a variety of accessible and relevant themes
and hear directly from artists about their ideas and processes.
About the Professor:
Lisa Mazzola is the Assistant Director of School and Teacher Programs
at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She has also taught in an
adjunct capacity for NYU and Columbia Teacher’s College in their Arts Administration
and Arts Education masters programs. Prior to her work at MoMA,
 Lisa coordinated gallery education and special projects at the Cooper-Hewitt
National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution in New York City
and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

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Let Freedom Ring:
Remembering the Victims of September 11, 2001
2:00-3:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This very special tribute features the music of retired Education Director,
Jeff Greenwood and the unfettered beauty of falconry
with Master Falconer, Brian Bradley at the top of Apple Hill.
2:00 P.M. - 3:00 P.M., Apple Hill.
Please call 860 -567- 0857 to pre-register
or register online www.whitememorialcc.org.
In the event of rain the program will be canceled.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses

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 Picnic at Boyd Woods
Plus Live Animals from Sharon Audubon
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
5:30 pm
Boyd Woods Sanctuary
(Rescheduled from our rained-out August meeting.)
Get out your picnic paraphernalia and join us at Boyd Woods Sanctuary
 for our annual outdoor get-together! Besides enjoying the cameraderie
of your fellow LHASers, you'll be entertained by staff from Sharon Audubon
as they show us various species of live hawks, owls, turtles, and snakes.
Similarities and differences among these amazing critters will be discussed,
and several props will be on hand for viewing. Through this program,
you will better understand why raptors, reptiles, and their
environments should continue to be protected and respected.
For the picnic, bring your own chair or blanket, food,
beverage, and eating utensils, plus insect repellent.
The picnic starts at 5:30; the program at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Day Trip: New York Botanical Gardens
~ Chihuly Exhibit  
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
A day in the gardens! The group will take the LCC van
 to the New York Botanical Gardens for a docent lead tour of the
Chihuly Exhibit. Group members will have time to explore the garden
themselves before the docent lead tour begins at 11:30am. Afterwards,
group members will have the day to themselves to explore the garden
more, and get lunch on the grounds, or at area restaurants.
Depart from NYBG for Litchfield at 3pm
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $35.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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VNA Northwest
Monthly Blood Pressure Check
11:45 am
Warren Town Hall
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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Spiritual Drumming
 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Experience drumming by becoming part of a sacred circle
Susan Strand
Learn and play drum rhythms;
drum with intentionality and create community.
Bring your own drum if you have one.
A few drums and many rhythm instruments will be available.
email Susan for registration: sstrand@snet.net           
Suggested Donation $10
For further information call (860) 567-3163

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Talk about Detoxing
with Margie Groht
6:30 pm
Morris Public Library
The everyday nutritional statistics are alarming:
1 in 3 children are overweight or obese, 80% of a child’s fruit intake comes
from juice and the number one veggie for youngsters is French Fries.
An average child consumes more than three times the recommended
daily amount of sugar a day which weakens the immune system.
Many of these statistics are also true for adults
who are the strongest motivation for the younger generation.
Join Margie Groht, a Morris resident and a nutritional guru,
at the Morris Public Library, on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m.
for an informational session about how our food choices
can adversely or positively affect our body and health.  
Learn about key food types that we should avoid to
detox our body and become a better, healthier person.
For more info and to register,
Please call the Morris Public Library
860-567-7440
Elena Granoth, egranoth@biblio.org
More information is available at:

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Sacred Chant Workshop for Women
7:00–8:30 pm
Tuesday evenings beginning September 12
St. Michael’s Parish, Litchfield
Dr. Marguerite Mullée will be offering a five week workshop
 in singing Chant on Tuesday evenings 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
 beginning September 12 at St. Michael’s Parish,
25 South Street, just off the Litchfield green.
For the last session, October 10, the group will present a
Candlelight Chanted Compline including chants and motets
 from Anglican, Roman and Orthodox traditions.
Dr. Mullée is Music Director at St. Michael’s
and a specialist in Chant and vocal pedagogy.  
Chant is truly the music of the people and this workshop
 will explore the wonderful diversity of chant.
Topics include vocal technique focusing
on breath support and legato singing,
reading Gregorian notation, different forms of psalmody,
and an historic overview of chant in the Christian Church.
The fee is $95 and includes all materials.  
For more information, or to register for the workshop,
 the contacts are music@stmichaels-litchfield.org,
or 860-927-5265

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Genius Loci: The Art of Remembrance
with Photographer Charles Moretz
 7:00- 8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Charles Moretz is an artist and designer whose colossal photographs
were installed in the Windows on the World, the restaurant atop the
north tower of the World Trade Center. He named his collection Genius Loci,
a Latin phrase meaning “the spirit of a place,” because his photographs
captured the detail, the scale and the life of the Twin Towers.
Moretz moved to lower Manhattan in the 1970s when the Twin Towers
were being constructed. He watched as they injected a new life to the
area, and the buildings became his “artistic muse,” a grandiose subject he
captured on film. His photographs were soon noticed by Port Authority officials
and in 1982 he was commissioned to take majestic photographs of the buildings
to be installed in Windows on the World as part of a permanent exhibition.
Using pictures and words, this program will touch on Moretz’s experiences
 in lower Manhattan in the ‘70s, the history of the World Trade Center,
the architectural details of the buildings, and his photographic work.
Charles Moretz is the Founder and Creative Director of Genius Loci USA, Inc.
Genius Loci is an uplifting and inspiring 9/11 Memorial design honoring
and celebrating the original World Trade Center, a City within a City,
and those who lived and worked there. The principal feature of the memorial
is his signature collection of Twin Tower photography. He is also
Creative Director of Seventy Acres Landscape Architecture & Design in Wilton.
A wine & cheese reception will follow.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Thursday, September 14, 2017
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Day Trip: Port Jefferson, NY
Warren Parks & Recreation
This is set to be one of your favorite trips yet!
Join us as we board the Port Jeff Ferry in Bridgeport
to enjoy a beautiful trip across the Long Island Sound
and spend the afternoon in the lovely seaside
village town of Port Jefferson, New York!

This trip will be "do-as-you please" style.
You will have ample time to enjoy the beautiful shoreline,
quaint shops and delightful restaurants all
through the main thoroughfare in Port Jefferson.
Be prepared for much walking, ambling, and strolling.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
2:00-3:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald
Fierce and feral, the author’s goshawk mirrors her own grief after
her father's death. Together raptor and human discover the pain
and beauty of being alive. Mabel, not a bloodthirsty specimen, is trained
to hunt like the goshawks of yore. It is this slightly mad undertaking
 that wrenches Helen Macdonald free from despair and brings
her to a place where she can begin again.
Moderated by Alan
Non-Fiction Book Discussion Group
Second Thursday of each month from 2:00-3:00 p.m.
New members welcome!
Come to one or all meetings.
Books are available at the front desk.
Where: The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa ccosta@owlibrary.org
Oliver Wolcott Library Book Groups
Book discussions are free and open to the public.
Join us for stimulating conversation and new friendships.
Copies of the books selected are available the month prior
to discussions at the Oliver Wolcott Library circulation desk.

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Fiction Book Discussion Group
3:30-5:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
The Human Stain
by Philip Roth
This novel is set in 1998, the year in which America is whipped into a
frenzy of prurience by the impeachment of a president, and in a small
New England town, an aging classics professor is forced to retire when his
colleagues decree that he is a racist. The charge is a lie, but the real truth
about the professor would have astonished even his most virulent accuser.
Moderated by Carol
Fiction Book Discussion Group
The Fiction Book Group has been meeting since 2002.
New members welcome!
Come to one or all meetings.
Books are available at the front desk.
Second Thursday of each month from 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Where: The Jamie Gagarin Community Room & Gallery
Facilitated by: Caitlin Costa ccosta@owlibrary.org
Oliver Wolcott Library Book Groups
Book discussions are free and open to the public.
Join us for stimulating conversation and new friendships.
Copies of the books selected are available the month prior
to discussions at the Oliver Wolcott Library circulation desk.

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Cable Television Advisory Council
6:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
South Street, Litchfield

Friday, September 15, 2017
Continuing Activities - Fridays

E-book And Audiobook Workshop
6:30 pm
Morris Public Library
Are you an avid e-book reader and/or audiobook listener?  
Would you like to have access to thousands of E-books
and Audiobooks without having to spend a dime?  
Join us for an informative evening led by our very own
Library Assistant and Technology Specialist, Heidi Duchaine,
as she guides you through the Overdrive and Libby app.  
Feel free to bring your phone, tablet or laptop.  
Patrons of all different technological backgrounds are welcome.  
For more info and to register,
Please call the Morris Public Library
860-567-7440
Elena Granoth, egranoth@biblio.org
More information is available at:

Saturday, September 16, 2017
Continuing Activities - Saturdays

Goshen Town-Wide Tag Sale
Goshen Recreation Dept.
9:00 am-2:00 pm
Goshen Town Hall & Public Library
Contact: Colleen Kinkade
Goshen Recreation Director
Cell: 860-601-6089
Office: 860-491-2249

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4th Annual T.E.A.L. Walk
10:00 am -12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The International Order of the Rainbow for Girls is a Masonically
 based service organization for girls ages 11 to 20.
Rainbow helps girls get ready for life by teaching them to graciously
 serve others and have fun at the same time. Our local assembly,
Hope Assembly #46, meets at the Masonic Lodge in Torrington, CT.

One of the charities we support is T.E.A.L.®, which stands
 for Tell Every Amazing Lady about ovarian cancer.
T.E.A.L. ®'s mission is to promote education of the signs,
symptoms and risk factors of ovarian cancer, while providing support to
survivors and raising funds for research in order to find the cure for ovarian cancer.

Again this year, Hope Assembly #46 is sponsoring
the 4th Annual Litchfield T.E.A.L. ® Walk
on Saturday, September 16, 2017. The walk is being held
at the White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield.

We are requesting you to join us in helping to raise funds to support
 this charity. Included you will find information on becoming a sponsor
for this event as well as the link to participate as an individual or team.
 All monies go to T.E.A.L. ® and it's endeavors.
Any support and assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated.

Over the years, Hope Assembly #46 and the International Order of Rainbow
for Girls in Connecticut have supported many other charities,
including The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp, Final Salute for Female Veterans,
Torrington Soup Kitchen, Relay for Life and Autism Awareness, to name just a few.

If you have questions or would like information,
please feel free to contact us or T.E.A.L. ®.
The event page for our T.E.A.L. ® walk
and other information can be found at:
Thank you for your support!
Marissa Cosgrove, Worthy Advisor
Lisa Cosgrove, Mother Advisor
(Mariisa & Lisa Cosgrove are Litchfield residents)
860-482-1041

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Harold and the Purple Crayon
For Ages 3 - 8
10:30 - 11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join Ms. Caitlin for a reading of the classic story,
Harold and the Purple Crayon.
Watch a short video based on the character.
Then create your own story using your very own purple crayon.
We will “write” a story together on bulletin
board paper using purple die cut shapes.
Each family will be able to take home a hardcover
book for your personal storytime collection!
The Connecticut State Library has provided copies of
Harold and the Purple Crayon to OWL through the generosity of an
anonymous donor by way of the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

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Late Summer Walk at Camp Townshend
with Gerri Griswold
11:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Put on your clam diggers, pack a sandwich, and let's take a stroll along
the sweeping avenue of the old Girl Scout Camp. We'll wade in Bantam Lake,
keep our eyes open for Bald Eagles, and bask in the end of summer!
11:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room.
We'll drive to the trailhead together.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses

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"Milestones" - Works of Thelma Appel
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery Opening
3:00-5:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
A vibrant new exhibit in our Gallery...
Thelma Appel
Exhibit: September 16-December 9, 2017
Marie Louise Trichet Art Gallery
Opening: September 16th, 3-5 pm
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, September 16 at 3:30 pm
Reception will follow.
Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am – 4 pm  
For further information call (860) 567-3163