Things to Do - November  2018
November 18-24, 2018

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Northfield Volunteer Fire Company  Breakfast
Sunday, November 18 ~ 7:30-11:00 am
Northfield Firehouse
The Northfield Volunteer Fire Company will be having
a Breakfast on Sunday, November 18, 2018 from
7:30am-11:00am at the Northfield Firehouse.

You can choose from all you can eat
for $8.00 or a children’s breakfast for $4.
The Fire Company will be serving pancakes,
 french toast, eggs, sausage, and homefries.
The Northfield Firehouse is located
on 12 Knife Shop Road, Northfield CT 06778.
Any questions please call the
Northfield Firehouse at (860)283-9303

Llama Walk
with Debbie Labbe
from Country Quilt Llama Farm
Sunday, November 18 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Come and take a one hour walk with a llama on a beautiful trail!
The cost is $20 per person with a percentage donated
 to the White Memorial Conservation Center.  

2:00 p.m., Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Call Debbie from Country Quilt Llama Farm at 860-248-0355
to pre-register or to schedule your very own private llama walk.

NW CT Democratic Post-Election Pot Luck Supper
Sunday, November 18 ~ 6:00-9:00 pm
49 Norfolk Road, Litchfield
A Northwest Corner Post-Election Pot Luck Supper will be held on
Sunday, November 18th from 6-9 p.m. at the home of Audrey Blondin,
49 Norfolk Road, Litchfield. All area Democrats are invited to attend
and bring a dish to share. Newly elected and re-elected local, state
and Federal candidates have been invited to attend.
For further information contact Audrey Blondin at
or Larry Sweeney at

Monday, November 19, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Ways To Love Your Brain
Live, Learn, Lunch
Monday, November 19 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Litchfield Community Center
Tina Hogan from the Alzheimer's Association will present on
Ways To Love Your Brain. Growing evidence indicates that people can
 reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits.
 When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit
 for the brain and body. Start now. It's never too late
or too early to incorporate healthy habits.

"Live, Learn & Lunch" Series
*Presentation 11:00 a.m. *Lunch with Q & A 11:45 a.m.
* FREE! Walk-ins welcome ~ Pre Reg for lunch!
Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentations
on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love!
Free & Open to the Public
Pre-registration required to be included in lunch count

For more info call 860-567-8302

Litchfield Ecumenical Service
Monday, November 19 ~ 7:00 pm
St. Anthony Church
South Street, Litchfield
Rev. Bevan Stanley from St. Michael's and
Rev. Brad Bergfalk from the First Congregational
Church of Litchfield will be officiating.
All are welcome!
A canned food or money donation will be
 welcomed at the door.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Trip to Macy's Pre-Parade Balloon Inflation
Warren and Morris Recreation
Wednesday, November 21 ~ 9:00 am-8:00 pm
Warren Community Center
& Morris Town Hall
The 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is scheduled
to take place LIVE on Thursday, November 22, 2018 with giant-sized
balloons taking over the skies of Manhattan. Recently Macy’s released
the lineup of the 2018 parade, including new character balloons!

We’re sure you might be eager to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
and watch those giant-sized helium balloons. If you can’t wait until
Parade day, we have just the trip for you! You can have the first glimpse
 of these helium filled balloons during Macy’s Balloon Inflation event which
takes place near the American Museum of Natural History on Wednesday
night before Thanksgiving. This year the Macy’s Balloon Inflation will
take place on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 beginning at 3:00pm with
visitors welcomed to join a procession that starts at 79th Street and
Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and
81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

Such a great way to experience this i
conic event and still be home for turkey!
COST: $55.00 per person, includes deluxe motor coach
transportation, snacks, raffle prizes and driver gratuity.

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

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

Thursday, November 22, 2018

41st Annual Goshen Turkey Trot 10K
Thursday, November 22 ~ 7:00 am
Goshen Fairgrounds
EVENT: Pick up race number and t-shirt on race day 7:00 to 8:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION: Pre-Registration will be $30.00. Race day Registration is $35.00.

DIVISIONS: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-18, 19-29 (Open), 30-39 (Sub-Master),
 40-49 (Master), 50-59 (Grand Master), 60-69 (Super Grand Master)
 and 70 (Super Super Grand Master). Walkers welcome.

COURSE: Start at Goshen Fairgrounds, North to Lyman Lane,
West to West Street, South to Ives Road, West to Beach Street,
North to Camp Cochipianee Road, East to West Street, North to Lyman Lane,
 East to Goshen Fairgrounds. Hilly course, combination of dirt roads and asphalt.

AWARDS: Laschever Memorial Cup to first male and female.
Awards to top three overall finishers, male and female. Ribbons to the
 first three finishers in each division, male and female. Turkeys to the
 first Goshen resident male and female finishers. Other awards include pies,
 running shoes, gift certificates for Sportsmen’s of Litchfield, etc.

OTHER INFORMATION: Race held rain, snow or shine.
Parking at Goshen Fairgrounds, Route 63 (1/2 mile South of Rotary),
 Goshen, CT. Vintage T-shirts will be on sale, as well as a limited
 production beanie hat. Water will be available to runners on
the course. However, walkers might want to bring their own water bottle,
 in case volunteer stations have been disassembled before
they reach them. Refreshments & Awards at Fairgrounds.

Please email us with questions at

Friday, November 23, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Continuing Activities - Saturdays

29th Annual Craft Fair
Bantam Fire Co. Aux.
Saturday, November 24 ~ 9:00 am-2:00 pm
Bantam Firehouse
Doyle Rd., Bantam

St. Paul's Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, November 24 ~ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
St. Paul's Church
802 Bantam Road, Bantam
Come to our Annual Holiday Bazaar!
We have great food, crafts,
baked goods, and much more!
A fun annual event!
We still have plenty of raffle
tickets for the quilt.

 Boyd Woods/Wigwam Brook Sanctuary Walks
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Saturday, November 24 ~ 1:00 pm
 Boyd Woods/Wigwam Brook Sanctuaries
Feeling stuffed from all the Thanksgiving feasting? Join Boyd Woods
 Sanctuary co-chairs Rich and Debbie Martin for a 2.5-mile walk to
 burn off some of those holiday calories. The trails, which pass through
 a variety of habitats at Boyd Woods, take us to a “Secret Trail” that leads
 to our final destination, Wigwam Brook Sanctuary. There will be a few hills
 and valleys along the way, but overall the walking is easy. The late-fall
woodland can appear quite drab, but there will be plenty to see
and discuss at our two scenic LHAS sanctuaries.

Meet at the Boyd Woods parking
lot on Route 254 in Litchfield. No dogs allowed. Rain cancels.
 For more information, contact Debbie Martin at
barnowl524 or 860-819-7462.

Warren Free Ice Skating
Saturday, November 24 ~ 1:30 - 3:30 pm
Gunnery, Washington
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Walking the Cranberry Pond Trail
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, November 24 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Welcome to our 9th annual edition of this popular walk!
 Nothing could cap off a wonderful "on the cusp of winter" stroll along
this spectacular trail better than a cup of hot coffee and a thick wedge of
Crimson Pie swimming in a pool of thick ginger crème anglaise!

Meet in the Museum. 2:00 p.m.
We'll drive over to the trail head together.
Please pre-register for this pie-enhanced stroll
by calling 860-567-0857 or by registering online:
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Festival of Trees
Saturday, November 24 ~  5:00-8:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
The heritage of our annual Festival of Trees fundraiser is deeply
rooted in the wonderful assortment of handmade trees and wreaths
donated by members of our community. The array of creativity
on display is always a joy to witness. Some local residents have
faithfully created items to donate since the inception of Festival,
but we also continue to reach out to new community members
young and old to ensure that the offering is fresh and always evolving.   

Explore the Trees and Wreaths on display at this year's
Festival of Trees and be sure to bid on at least one so you
might win the chance to bring home a bit of the festivity!