Things to Do -  January 2018
January 28-31, 2018

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Family Breakfast
8:00-10:00 am
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
In the Parish Hall
$7.00* per Adult
$3.50* per Child under 12
Phone: 860-491-2793
Office Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 10am-12pm

A Walk in Starr-Light:  
The Life and Times of Reverend Peter Starr  
2:00 pm
Warren Town Hall
Lower Level Conference Room
 In conjunction with the 200th anniversary celebration of the
Warren Congregational Church, the WHS theme for 2018 is Religion.
In our first event of the year, WHS Board Member Heather Forstmann
will give a presentation on Peter Starr, the church's second and
 longest-serving minister (from 1772 – 1829). Mrs. Forstmann is transcribing
our collection of Starr’s sermons (WHS and Yale’s Bienecke Rare Book &
Manuscript Library are the only repositories), and has made some
very interesting discoveries! Come learn more about this influential man
of the cloth and about Warren in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Refreshments will be served.
The Reverend Peter Starr, est. circa 1795
“I’d rather walk in Daylight than in Starlight.”
- Abigail Osborn, widow of the Warren Church’s first minister,
 in response to court paid her by both  Peter Starr
and New Preston minister Jeremiah Day.
 Contact Ellen Paul :

Heroic Music for Brass & Organ
Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s
Music in Great Spaces series
4:00 pm
St. Michaels Parish
Celebrate the New Year with Heroic Music for Brass & Organ,
presented as part of Waterbury Symphony Orchestra’s Music
in Great Spaces series. The tantalizing combination of brass
and organ presented in a cathedral acoustic is one
that cannot be replicated. Be prepared to relish insonorous
mastery, led by Music Director and Conductor Leif Bjaland.

     Stephen Scarlato, guest organist, received his bachelor’s degree
 in organ performance from The Hartt School, where he studied under
 Larry Allen. He currently serves as organist at Immanuel Congregational Church,
and as a staff accompanist in The Hartt School’s Vocal Studies Division.

The joyous fanfare of organ and brass will create a thrilling, resonant
sound to celebrate the timeless beauty of both of these historically
 significant structures in the region. A true sonic adventure, appropriate
 for the 80th celebratory season of the WSO. Enjoy the wonderful heritage
of literature composed for organ and brass by composers such as
Gabrieli, Telemann, and Britten. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity
to be swept away by the combination of organ pipes and the perfect blend
and fantastic dynamic range of brass, conducted by Leif Bjaland.
Single tickets $25| $35 at the door
For more information, or to purchase,
 or call 203-574-4283.

Monday, January 29, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Americam Red Cross Blood Drive
 1:15-6:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
* For an appointment, please visit
OR call 1-800-RED-CROSS
For more info call 860-567-8302

The Magic of Communication
with Greg Dwyer
7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Do you suffer from negative self-talk or low self-esteem?
Are you frustrated with others and would like to improve your relationships?
How one communicates with self and others is the key to a fulfilled life.
Former illusionist Greg Dwyer will share secrets with you on how to
create real magic in your life. Based on neuroscience and a little storytelling,
Greg will entertain and educate you on the magic of communication.
In this dynamic presentation on communication, Greg Dwyer,
will help you discover the secret power of focus, non-verbal
communication and of written goals: all using the power of
your mind in a way that you have never experienced before.
Greg is a business and marketing strategist, author and professional
speaker on the role communication plays in leadership. As a former illusionist
he worked backstage on Doug Henning’s hit Broadway show,
The Magic Show, and appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995.
Greg was ordained a minister in 1992 and continues as a church consultant and speaker.
 Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
4:45 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.

If the flapping of the wings of a butterfly in South America
can have an affect on the weather in Africa, then surely the
energy created by our drumming can have an affect on world peace.

Come and join us and drum your heart happy.
If it isn't raining or cold we will gather outside
on the lawn, so bring a chair as well as your drum.
If it's too cold to be outdoors, we will be in the
fellowship hall in the basement below the sanctuary.

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

Free Family Dinner Night
5:30-7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
For more info call 860-567-8302