Things to Do - July 2018
July 15-21, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Pig Out on Reading
Thursday, July 19 ~ 11:00 am
Goshen Public Library
Goshen Public Library
42B North Street
Goshen, CT 06756
Lynn Barker Steinmayer, Director
860-491-3234

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July Summer Fun Community Week
Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20
between 3:00 and 5:00 pm
Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating
the middle of summer vacation with a week of
FREE afternoon crafts and games
for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow.
Starting on Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20 between 3 and 5 p.m.
families are invited to stop in throughout the week for activities such
as painting, planting, making sundials, playing colonial games, and more.
Free! No registration necessary.
Donations appreciated.
Questions?
or call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society
 is located at 7 South St., Litchfield

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South Farms Social
Thursday, July 19 ~ 5:30-7:30 pm
South Farms, Morris
21 Higbie Rd.
Food Truckin' by Christies Caters Farm to Truck
Connecticut craft brews and wine
Sweets from Peaches N' Cream & Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
Veggies, meats, eggs, milk, and cheese by Kimberly Farm
Fruits and offerings by March Farm
Breads by Dutch Epicure Bakery

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Summer Cross Country Series
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Thursday, July 19 ~ 6:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield Parks and Recreation will again host Thursday evening
Cross Country races in Whites Woods, offering a 2K, 3K, 4K or 5K test
to runners of all ages. All of the races begin and end in the activity field,
near the rear of the White Memorial Museum at 6:30 p.m. every
Thursday in July and August. The cost of the event is $2.00.

Awards for age groups and over-all follow the event, with race director,
Dave Driscoll handling the duties. This is a cross country race, so you
 must be aware of the terrain and be able to follow the course you are
running as each course distance will "peel off" during the race but will all
end at the same finish line!. Runners are urged to arrive by 6:00 p.m
 in order to properly register and warm-up prior to the races,
which will go on weather-permitting.
Results will be posted on the Litchfield Parks and Recreation website
 and the Litchfield Track Club website within a few days after the event.

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Murder in the Stacks
An Interactive Puzzle Adventure
Thursday, July 19 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
This is not your usual “murder mystery” event - there will be no
character acting or using silly accents. You are an investigator looking
for the who, the where, and the how of a murder. A unique treat has
 been created for you - questions that will test your literary skill and knowledge!  
Each answer leads you to the next clue and gives you part of the puzzle
to help solve the crime.  Every team that correctly answers all of the
questions and completes the adventure will receive a mystery prize.
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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Interpreting the Bible's Meaning
Reading the Bible: alone or with others?
Thursday, July 19 ~ 7:00 to 8:15 pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
Fr. Richard Schebera, SMM, retired Professor
at St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
& a member of the summer staff
at the Shrine will offer three talks

The lectures will be held in the air-conditioned
Grotto Chapel from 7:00 to 8:15 pm.
No registration is required;
a free will offering will be appreciated.
For further information, call 860-567-1041

Friday, July 20, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

July Summer Fun Community Week
Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20
between 3:00 and 5:00 pm
Litchfield Historical Society
The Litchfield Historical Society is celebrating
the middle of summer vacation with a week of
FREE afternoon crafts and games
for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow.
Starting on Tuesday, July 17 through Friday, July 20 between 3 and 5 p.m.
families are invited to stop in throughout the week for activities such
as painting, planting, making sundials, playing colonial games, and more.
Free! No registration necessary.
Donations appreciated.
Questions?
or call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society
 is located at 7 South St., Litchfield

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Sounds of Frank
Warren Parks and Recreation
Friday, July 20 ~ 6:30-7:30 pm
Warren Town Beach
Fronted by the incredibly talented John Cooper, The Sounds of Frank
will take you back to the glory days of music, when the emotion
and expression of great songs really mattered. Close your eyes
and suspend reality for a moment and you will literally hear Frank's
inflections and emotions in John's voice. All the songs are both sung
and performed with integrity and honesty, just as Frank and his band
performed them. John will be accompanied by Pete Hickey on keyboard.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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Sundaes on Friday
Friday, July 20 ~ 6:30-8:30 pm  
Warren Congregational Church
Parish Hall
Make your own Sundae or Root Beer Float Play Games,
Sit around a Camp Fire, Visit with old friends and make new ones.
There will be outdoor games if the weather permits
or indoor games in case of inclement weather.
Invite your family and friends What a great opportunity for
adults and children of Warren to meet and have a great evening

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Star Party
Friday, July 20 ~ 8:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This astronomy program is organized by members of the
 and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society.

Talk on the hunt for exoplanets - planets not in our Solar System.  
The club is delighted that Marc D'Antonio, a well-known speaker
and commentator on the Science Channel's "What on Earth"
show, will be in Litchfield to give this talk.   
Ever wonder how astronomers can detect a planet
circling a star hundreds of trillions of miles away?  
Come and find out!

8:00 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room.
Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program.
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, July 21, 2018

Day Trip to Ellis Island
& Statue of Liberty
Warren Parks and Recreation
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Warren Community Center
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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Trip to Ellis Island  & Statue of Liberty
Morris Beach & Recreation
    Saturday, July 21 ~ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Morris Town Hall
We will immerse ourselves in the heritage of our ancestors at
Ellis Island Immigration Museum, then board a ferry with
Statue Cruises and head on over to Liberty Island
to visit with Lady Liberty, of course.

Our day begins with a ferry ride with amazing views to Ellis Island.
While on Ellis Island, you may opt to partake in the audio tour
that is offered, or simply experience the Museum at your own pace.
You will also have the opportunity to actually search the
Museum’s database for your own ancestors’ passage records
and documentation (nominal fee required). Back onto the ferry
and with views of New York City to then arrive at Liberty Island.
 Visiting Liberty Island and seeing Lady Liberty is one of the
most rewarding experiences on any trip to New York City.

We’ll enjoy access to the inside of her pedestal, the museum
 and the Fort Wood level, along with free time to just soak it all in!
It’s a beautiful National Park. Of course there are gift shops
 on both islands to satisfy your shopping and souvenir needs!

Bus departs from the Morris Town Hall (3 East Street);
 departure time TBD. Our coach bus trips are opened to
all members of the Community thanks to a great collaborative
effort between Warren Parks and Recreation &
Morris Beach and Recreation. We hope you'll join us!

COST: $70.00 ($66.00 for children under 12)
Includes ticket, deluxe motor coach transportation,
driver gratuity and snacks on the bus!

Please contact us at Morrissrctr@optonline.net
860-567-7437 for registration information.

Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437

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 Spiritual Drumming
Saturday, July 21 ~ 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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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market
Saturday, July 21 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center School Parking Lot
Woodruff Street, Litchfield
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
is moving outdoors for the summer season to the
Center School parking lot and will be there
every Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm through mid-October.  

Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits,
vegetables, herbs; mushrooms; 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 goat and 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 market day go to:

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Goshen Farmer's Market
Saturday, July 21 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scoville Park, Goshen
Rt. 63 N - Parking lot near Town Hall

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Ikebana: The Freestyle Flower Arrangement
- Sketching and Arranging
Saturday, July 21 ~ 12:00-4:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Learn the art of Free Style Ikebana flower arrangement...
Participants in this workshop will be led in creating a piece in the
Free Style Arrangement of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana. This will
include a sketching of the arrangement to better understand the search
for balance between opposites and our search for beauty. The goal of
 Ikebana is to make compositions with full awareness of line, color,
 and mass, emphasizing the beautiful lines of the stems and the flowers.
The uniqueness of your arrangement is the focus of this workshop.
 It is making the connection of you (the self) and Ikebana (nature).
Containers, flowers, and live/branch
materials of the season will be provided.

Shoko Iwata
Past president of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, New York Chapter.
Born in Tokyo. Instructor and exhibitor at the Greater New York
Orchid Show at the Rockefller Center, Brooklyn Botanic
Cherry Festival, the Japanese Stroll Garden, the Hammond
Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC).

Sign Up By Friday, July 20 at Noon
For further information call (860) 567-3163

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Connecticut Wine Festival
Saturday, July 21 ~ 12:00-7:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
The Connecticut Wine Festival is a event featuring 13 of Connecticut's
top wineries showcasing some of their best wines. With tasting ticket
purchase (Positive identification required)- you will sample
up to 4 of each wineries top wines. Purchase glasses of wine
to enjoy at the festival or bottles or cases to bring home.
Along with the wineries the festival features several of Connecticuts
specialty food vendors that will be sampling their local products -
available for purchase as well. There will be other crafters and vendors,
 live music throughout the day and many concessions offering a variety
 of foods for purchase to enjoy while at the festival. There will also be
a free wine seminar held both Saturday and Sunday, as well as
New Englands Largest Grape Stomp to be held on Sunday July 22.

See www.ctwine.com to sign up to participate in this years Grape Stomp.
 All this is included in your tasting ticket price. Designated Driver tickets
and under 21 tickets are availlable for those that will not participate
 in the tasting or glasses of wine. Attendees over 21 may purchase
 bottles of wine to take home with proper identification.
Parking is free. S
orry no pets or outside food is allowed.
Event is rain or shine.
Proper identification is required
for tasting ticket purchases.

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From Wisdom's Table:
Behold the Blueberry!
Saturday, July 21 ~ 2:00 -3:30 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Celebrate these delicious berries of summer....
Summer is a time to celebrate the delicious
selection of berries Mother Nature offers us.

This cooking demonstration and tasting will celebrate the Blueberry!  
Blueberry sorbet, blueberry cobbler, blueberry vinaigrette,
and lemon-blueberry cake will sit proudly on our menu.
Some of the health benefits of eating blueberries
will also be included in our conversation.   
Recipes will be given.  

Chef Margaret Jacobs
Margaret Jacobs is the Head Chef at Wisdom House. A graduate
 of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY; Trained by
Austrian and French chefs, Antoine Linda and Michael Carrier.
She has worked at the United Nations Plaza Hotel in New York City
 and as Executive Chef at EF Barrett & Co., NYC. Over 30 years
of cooking, baking and business experience in the culinary arts.

Sign Up By Thursday, July 12 at Midnight
For further information call (860) 567-3163

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SummerFest Gala 2018
Saturday, July 21 ~ 6:00-10:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Roll up your jeans, polish your saddle shoes,
fluff up your poodle skirt, dust off your varsity jacket.
It's time for Rockin' & Boppin' the Fabulous 50's.

Food includes: Village Restaurant, Tilden's Seafood
Dessert includes: Brits Brand
Starlight Bar includes: Litchfield Distillery.

Entertainment by Eight to the Bar
and Hot Rods showing off in the parking lot.
"The Best Night of the Summer"

Cost: $85.00 pp
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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8th Annual Celebration for the Bats
Saturday, July 21 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Help Gerri Griswold celebrate 26 years of crusading for Bats, our planet's
most extraordinary creature! A lecture featuring a live Big Brown Bat
will begin the evening's festivities. We can then count our bat colony
as it emerges from the Green Barn! Charming bat cupcakes and lemonade
will be served (to humans..not bats..they prefer insects)!
Pack a picnic or BYOB!
The event is on rain or shine.
Come out and show your support for bats!

7:00 P.M, A. B. Ceder Room.
Please call 860-567-0857 to register
 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org
Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00
 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.