Things to Do - July 2018
July 22-28, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Digging and Dugout Canoe Rides
at Lake Waramaug
Sunday, July 22 ~ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Warren Town Beach
For thousands of years, the Native inhabitants of the Eastern Woodlands
 were able to make dugout canoes using natural materials found in
 their environment. Travel back in time with IAIS staff at Warren Town Beach
on Lake Waramaug. Learn about the traditional techniques required
to make a dugout canoe as you dip your paddles into the past!

While you are at the Lake, check out the Litchfield Hills Archaeology Club,
who will be  excavating nearby on North Shore Road. Get your hands
dirty as you dig into the science behind excavations and understand
the processes archaeologists use to learn about people of the past!
Please note, there will be no digging on Saturday, July 28.

Free Event! Reservations  appreciated; call (860) 868-0518
or email  mail to: for more information.
Additional dates include Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, August 1

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

Connecticut Wine Festival
Sunday, July 22 ~ 12:00-6:00 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 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.

Goshen Summer Concert
Goshen Recreation Dept.
Sunday, July 22 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm
Camp Coch, Goshen
Those Guys ~ Free!

Monday, July 23, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

"Wee Discoverers" Summer Nature Camp
Tuesday, July 24 ~ 9:30-11:30 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features
stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures
that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature!

Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.
Meet in Nature Museum Children's Corner. 9:30 - 11:30am.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $15/session, Non-members: $25/session

Night of Miles
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, July 24 ~ 6:30 pm
Litchfield Plumb Hill Track
Litchfield Parks and Recreation and the Litchfield Track Club will host
 two "Night of Miles" events at the Plumb Hill Track near the
Litchfield Intermediate School this summer. The dates of the
mile races are July 24th and August 14th, both are Tuesday night
 events and the mile races will start at 6:30 p.m.

All ages are invited to run a mile on the track, which is a Mondo surface.
The Plumb Hill track is made of the same stuff on which the Olympics
 track events were run at the Beijing and the London Olympics!

The Plumb Hill Track is a very fast track and is only one of three like
 it in all of New England. This is a great opportunity to see just how fast
you are over the mile distance. Timing of the event will be handled by
Sunstroke Timing.  Dave Driscoll, Litchfield Track Club Head Coach,
 is compiling a list of the fastest times run at the previous nights of miles.
Come and run and then see where you rate against
the others who have run the "Night of Miles!"

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Entry fees are $2.00 per runner.
Runners will compete with others in their age groups with the youngest
age group running first and the oldest age group running last.
Some age groups with very competitive runners can be combined.

Awards will be given for the first 3 in each age group:
9 and under; 10-12; 13-15, 16-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49;
50-59; 60 & over in both male and female categories.
Now let's see just how fast YOU can run the mile!     

For more information contact meet director,
Dave Driscoll at (860) 491-3738 or
Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.

Litchfield High School is located off of Route 202 between
Litchfield and Bantam. From Litchfield take a left at the stoplight
onto Constitution Way (just past Stop & Shop). School is
next right at stop sign. Track is at top of hill. From Bantam,
take a right at stoplight onto Constitution Way.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Warren Senior Trip
Lady Katherine Lunch Cruise
Warren Parks and Recreation
Wednesday, July 25 ~ 9:30 am
Warren Community Center
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Concert on the Green
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Wednesday, July 25 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Green
Apricot Brandy
The concert begins at 7:00 p.m.
Concert goers are reminded of the Litchfield Borough rules:
No dogs, unless service dogs; no ball playing, Frisbees, etc.,
no alcohol, no open flames on the green.
The concerts are free to the public, however donations
 can be made to sustain the Saint Michael's Food Pantry of
Litchfield are most welcome. Shelf stable food may be brought
to the concert and dropped off at the Saint Michael's Food Pantry table.
Money is always welcome too. Checks may be made payable to
 “Saint Michael's” and marked “Food Pantry” on the memo line.

Thursday, July 26, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

South Farms Social
Thursday, July 26 ~ 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

Summer Cross Country Series
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Thursday, July 5 ~ 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.

Interpreting the Bible's Meaning
Determining our personal reading of the Bible
Thursday, July 26 ~ 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 27, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Sandy Beach Triathlon
Friday, July 27 ~ 5:00 pm Start Time
Sandy Beach
East Shore Rd., Morris
Registration & Package Pickup ~ 3:30 pm
Distances: .5 mile swim/10 mile bike /3.1 mile run

An Art Tripping Event
 Friday, July 27 ~ 6:00-8:00 pm
 Milton Hall
530 Milton Rd.,  Litchfield
Featuring: Wendy Costa, photography;
Lisa Huebenthal, fiber arts/mixed media;
Scott Peterson, photography; Lydia Huebenthal, painting;
Danna Grizze, mixed media; Paul Rosenberg, photography,
Pomperaug Woods Artists, sculpture; Michele Murelli, painting;
Samantha Glass, painting; Carol Moore, pastel;
Ron Crowcroft, mixed media; Zufar Bikbov, painting

The mission of Art Tripping is to provide art experiences
to the community through enrichment programs and quarterly
events that benefit worthy, regional organizations and causes.  
In the first exhibition of Art Tripping, twelve artists from the
Litchfield Hills come together to showcase a melangé of mediums.
From sculptures to watercolors, oil paintings to infrared photography,
this exhibition highlights the diverse skills of regional artists as they
capture the beauty of everyday moments. Meet the artists and view
their work in the historic Milton Hall while enjoying light
music and delectable hors d'oeuvre. This event is BYOB.
Contact: Michele Murelli
(203) 515-9337

Beatles Forever
Morris Beach & Recreation
Friday, July 27 ~ 6:30–8:30 pm
Morris Town Green
Enjoy the music of the Beatles tribute band –
Beatles Forever on the Morris Town Green.

This month's concert will be on our beautiful Town Green!
We'll enjoy the music of Beatles Forever
- a fabulous Beatles tribute band!
Pack your picnic dinner, grab your lawn
chair and join us on the Green at 6:30 pm.
We appreciate your support of our efforts to bring our
Community together through music, like only the Beatles can!
See you there!

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

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
Friday, July 27 ~ 8:00-9:00 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.

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

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market
Saturday, July 28 ~ 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:

Goshen Farmers' Market
Saturday, July 28 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scoville Park, Goshen
Rt. 63 N - Parking lot near Town Hall

Exotic Animals
With Animal Show on the Go
(For Ages 5-12)
Saturday, July 28 ~ 10:30-11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
In this program you will see everything from cute and furry to
slimy and scaly! The animals are presented one at a time and we’ll learn
their natural history. Animal Show on the Go is an exotic pet rescue
 that houses snakes, lizards, turtles, birds, frogs, chinchillas, rabbits,
ducks, hedgehog and arthropods. It is run by Cindy King who has
worked with over 100 species of animals including
venomous snakes, raptors, and lesser cats.
Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Litchfield Jazz Festival
Saturday, July 28 ~ 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
11:000 am - Brunch Gala
1:00 pm - Yoko Miwa Trio
2:45 pm - Litchfield Jazz Orchestra
4:30 pm - Trio Da Paz
6:15 pm - Dan Brubeck & Friends
Tribute to Dave & Iola Brubeck
8:30 pm - Jeff Tain Watts Trio

Annual Chicken BBQ
Warren Congregational Church
Saturday, July 28 ~ 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Warren Woods
Join us as Park and Rec teams up with the Warren Congregational Church
to bring you a great night of music and delicious food. There is no charge f
or the concert, but you will want to get your tickets to the BBQ as you
 arrive so you don't miss out on the limited number of meals available!
COST: $15.00
Menu -  1/2 Barbecued Chicken
Ear of corn, Mac & coleslaw, Salad, Dinner Roll

Please note desserts, along with coffee, will be available
at the dinner for a free-will offering, the proceeds of which
will be donated to the Washington/Warren Food Bank

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

Warren Summer Concert
The Steve Dunn Band
Warren Parks and Recreation
Saturday, July 28 ~ 5:30-8:30 pm
Warren Woods
Steve Dunn, a singer/songwriter from Connecticut has a style
 described as a combination of rock/pop/contemporary with a twist,
combining acoustic and electric pop with country/rock influences for a
refreshing style and sound. Dunn creates compelling solid music
with a pop/rock/country vibe that is sure to connect with anyone
and everyone. Dunn's songs are a diverse compilation of tuneful
guitar work and intellectually discerning song writing. With universal
stories of love and loss, Dunn surprises you with his wry, witty word
play and memorable melodies. His versatile voice easily compliments his
variety of styles. Steve Dunn Guitar, Vocals; Kevin Wolfe Guitar, Vocals,
Sax, Harmonica; Jon Vandergrift Bass, Vocals;
Steve Peterson Drums, Lead Cowbell and Vocals

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

Full Buck Moon Hike Up Apple Hill
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, July 28 ~ 7:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Let's meander the Apple Hill trail and see what shenanigans unfold!
We'll drive to the Apple Hill trailhead together to enjoy the remains of the day
 and with a little bit of luck, the opportunity to experience Apple Hill
 awash in the glow of the Full Buck Moon. Bring a flashlight!

7:30 P.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room,
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
 the Conservation Center's programming expenses.