Things to Do - May 2018
May 20-26, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Pancake Breakfast
Warren Volunteer Fire Co.
7:30-11:00 am
Warren Community Center
Adults $5, Children $2 (under 3)

Monthly Breakfast
Northfield Volunteer Fire Co.
7:30-11:00 am
Northfield Firehouse

2nd Annual Biggest Little Car Show
Litchfield Lions Club
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Litchfield Inn

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Susan B. Anthony Project
9:00-11:30 am
Litchfield Center
Walk a Mile in Her ShoesÒ is an international
men's march where men and boys lead the way
on the road to end sexual and domestic violence.
In short, men and boys who participate
will literally walk a mile in women's shoes.

Created by men, the Walk gives participants
the opportunity to get their communities
talking about a difficult subject while increasing
awareness of the problem, offering opportunities
for healing and demonstrating men's willingness to walk with
women and children as allies, advocates and survivors.

Rain, Rain Go Away!
Due to the threat of thunderstorms
we are canceling our
Community Day celebrations
scheduled for tomorrow.
The plants still need to be planted!
Our staff will be in the Tapping Reeve Meadow
tomorrow, after the storms clear, planting away.
Feel free to stop by and join in.
Rain boots recommended!
Looking for an indoor activity?
Stop by the exhibits at the Litchfield History Museum a
nd the Tapping Reeve House & Law School.

Free Community Day
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tapping Reeve Meadow
Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School
South Street, Litchfield
The Litchfield Historical Society is opening a new, interpretive landscape
at the Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School. The new community
 open space, the Tapping Reeve Meadow, features elements of historic
landscapes found in Litchfield between the 18th and 20th centuries,
and includes a children’s garden, education pavilion, small orchard,
a chestnut grove, a wet meadow, stone walls, and traditional fencing.
The Tapping Reeve Meadow is designed to provide the community
and visitors with opportunities for learning, relaxation, and reflection.
Come experience Litchfield’s newest historically-inspired
green space during the Litchfield Historical Society’s
first annual Free Community Day at the Tapping Reeve Meadow
 on Sunday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Families of all ages can create garden-inspired artwork, learn from
demonstrations, and take part in fun games and challenges!  

This event is free and for all ages! The Tapping Reeve Meadow will be
open from dusk to dawn throughout the year.  We will be debuting new
garden programs all summer for audiences of all ages.
 For more information about these new programs,

Retro Run 5K
12:00 pm race start
Morris Town Beach
Dress in your favorite decade and enjoy the beautiful
surroundings of Bantam Lake while you run / walk.  
Proceeds to benefit Morris Beach and Recreation.  
Register at:
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437

Outing Club Hike
1:00 pm
Bartholomew's Cobble in Sheffield, Mass
The Outing Club will hike the trails at Bartholomew's Cobble
in Sheffield, Mass on Sunday, May 20, 2018.

We'll begin at the Ledges Trail which is home to a large variety of
spring wild flowers.  It should be peak time for columbine which grows
out of the crevices of the marble ledges.  The Cobble is unique in its
abundance and diversity of wild flowers.  The ledges are composed of
 quartzite and marble/limestone.  The quartzite leaches an acid into the
soil and the limestone-marble dissolves to support alkaline loving flowers.  
It is unusual to find both types of soil in one location.  We'll then hike through
 the woods where we'll see a large variety of ferns and the state's largest tulip tree.
 The last leg of the hike will be up Hurlbuts Hill, a tractor path through an open
 meadow to a summit boasting beautiful views of the mountains in 3 directions.
This is a steady uphill trek, but easy walking.  You can do all of the pieces,
or a short loop and then relax on the porch of the cabin.  

Bring water, a snack to share on the summit and dress and spray
to protect against ticks.  Walking sticks would be useful.

After the hike we'll share a potluck supper at the home of Joyce
 in Colebrook. We'll meet at 1:00 at Joyce's home to carpool to Sheffield.
 Please call Joyce at  860 379-6425 for directions to her home
and to let her know what you would like to bring to the potluck
(casseroles, salads, etc.)   Joyce will provide beverages.  

Outing Club activities are open
 to all single and married persons.
Children are also welcome
accompanied by an adult.
Outing club activities are non-smoking,
non alcohol and no pets.

If weather is questionable, check your email at 10:00 am Sunday morning
of outing day for updates.  If weather cancels, we'll gather at Joyce's for cards,
games and potluck at 3:00. Contacts: Doyle Finan (860 567-8928
 or Marjorie Simmons (860) 387-9830

Annual Blessing of Motorcycles
1:30 pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
to mark the beginning of the 2018 riding season.  
(No 3:00pm service today.)

Monday, May 21, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Eastern Healing Meets Western Science
Live, Learn, Lunch
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Claudia Buick, NRF2 Professional, will teach you about the growing
field of Nutrigenomics and NRF2. You can now reverse the effects
of again and disease easily and affordably using plant-based compounds
 that work at the genetic level. These compounds have been
validated in studies by American Heart Association,
Mayo Clinic, Harvard and other major universities.

* Registration appreciated
For more info call 860-567-8302

KIDS Community Crafts
3:30-5:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
After School Arts and Crafts for ALL Students!
Come to pick your kids up at 5:30 but STAY for dinner!
Stick around for a family dinner at 5:30pm
 immediately following Crafternoons.
Crafternoons presented in part by Artist and Illustrator Rose Petruzzi!
She enjoys teaching art and the creative process to adults and children
 of all levels and abilities. She has illustrated numerous children's
 books and readers, and has been a contributing illustrator
to Herb Quarterly for 22 years.
* Pre-registration appeciated
Cost: FREE!
Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Fiction Book Club
7:00-8:00 pm
Morris Public Library
4 North St, Morris, CT
Join our Fiction Book Club group
to discuss Threading the Needle
by Marie Bostwick on
Tuesday, May 22, at 7 PM.
To register and reserve a copy
of your book: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Goshen Republican Caucus
8:00 pm
Goshen Town Hall
To nominate a candidate for Registrar of Voters.
All registed Goshen Republicans are invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Family Dinner
5:30-7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a relaxing meal and social time!
Tonight's menu: Chicken, vegetables and potato.
Hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT
and Litchfield Community Center.
Donations welcome!
For more info call 860-567-8302

Thursday, May 24, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Port Jefferson Day Trip
Warren Parks and Recreation
8:30 am
Warren Community Center
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Goshen Democratic Caucus
7:00 pm
Goshen Town Hall
To nominate a candidate for Registrar of Voters.
All registed Goshen Democrats are invited to attend.

Friday, May 25, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Litchfield Walking Tour
The Beecher Family
10:00 am
Litchfield Historical Society
Join the Litchfield Historical Society for Saturday morning
walking tours exploring new themes and areas of the town.
Walking tours last about an hour, be sure to wear
comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water.
Tours begin at the Litchfield History Museum at 10 a.m.
Explore some of the sites related to the famous Beecher family,
residents of Litchfield from 1810 to 1826. Visiting locations all over
the center of town, such as the Congregational Church and
the site of their home, participants will get to see
the town through their experiences and words.
Walking Tours are free for members
and $5 for non-members.
Registration is required.
Payment is required with registration.
To register, call (860) 567-4501 or
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society is located
at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.
Participate in our shared history.

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:

Concert: The Hartford Classical Guitar Ensemble
7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
What a tremendously special evening awaits you!
The ensemble was formed in 2011 by a group of classical guitar
enthusiasts and is now directed by award winning classical guitarist
Christopher Ladd, chair of the Hartt School Guitar and Harp Program.
HCGE plays a variety of music ranging from J.S. Bach, Poulenc,
and Tisserand to the works of contemporary composers Peter Maxwell Davies,
Frank Wallace, and Grammy award winner Andrew York.
7:00 p.m., Activity Shed,
Members: $5.00, Non-members: $10.00.
The proceeds from the concert will be split between WMCC and HCGE.
 Please call 860-567-0857 to preregister
 or register online