Things to Do - May 2018
May 27-31, 2018

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Monthly Family Breakfast
 8:00-10:00 am
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
 5 Old Middle St., Goshen
 $7.00 per Adult
 $3.50 per Child under 12
 in the Parish Hall, Church of Christ
 5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756

Prayer of the Sacrament of the Sick
12:00 pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
occurs at the conclusion of Mass

Goshen Memorial Day
Parade & Ceremonies
2:00 pm
Goshen Center & Cemetery
Parade forms at Goshen Center School at 1:30 pm
Parade steps off at 2:00 pm; proceeds down
North Street to Route 4 West to Goshen Center Cemetery.

Monday, May 28, 2018
Memorial Day

Litchfield Memorial Day Parade & Ceremonies
10:00 am
Litchfield Center
The Morgan-Weir Post 27 of the American Legion
will be sponsoring theLitchfield Memorial Day Parade
and Ceremonies on Monday, May 28, 2018.  
The Parade will step off from North Street at 10:00 A.M.,
travel on West Street and Meadow Street,
 then Wolcott Street to North St and end at the Green.  
Ceremonies will follow at the Green.

In case of rain Ceremonies will be held in the Auditorium
 of the Litchfield Intermediate School at 10:00 am.
Please listen to WFSB radio at 8:00 am for venue changes.

Open Courthouse
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Former Litchfield County Courthouse
West Street, Litchfield

Memorial Day Mass
11:30 am
Lourdes in Litchfield
Mass will be celebrated at
11:30 am in the Grotto.

Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony
12:15 pm
Morris Town Green
Parade step-off at 12:15 pm
Ceremonies immediately following
Parade on the Morris Town Green.

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

Memorial Day Old Fashioned Town Picnic
2:00 pm
Morris Town Beach Pavilion
83 East Shore Road
LIVE music, fun for the kids.  
Bring a dish to share!

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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

ARC Blood Drive
1:00-6:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
* For an appointment, please visit
OR call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
"The need is constant, the gratification is instant.
Give Blood" American Red Cross Blood Drive.
For an appointment, please visit
OR call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
For more info call 860-567-8302

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
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.

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Yankees vs. Astros Day Trip
Warren Parks and Recreation
Warren Recreation
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Yankees vs. Astros Day Trip
6:35 pm game time
Morris Recreation
$95.00 per person.  
Deluxe motor coach transportation, driver gratuity,
ticket in section 231 / 232 at Yankee Stadium and more.  
Bus departs from the Morris Town Hall.  
Contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more 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

Passenger Miles: A Quest for Supremacy
With John Cilio
2:00-3:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
John Cilio thrives on researching the ghosts of our past, uncovering
the underlying forces and historical trends that one single event
rarely impacts. His goal as an author of six historical books is to make
history relevant, engaging, and enlightening. John is back with
another history-rich program. This presentation will focus
 on the development of America’s transportation systems.
We’ll begin before the American Revolution when America’s mass transit
was stage coach and keel boat. We’ll look at how stage coaches were
 a key industry in Connecticut. Then we’ll move along to the quest
for moving large numbers of passengers using steam ships and railroads
and finally the airlines. This program is full of photographs and many
entertaining short stories. Did you know that stage coaches in 1848
covered 2.9 million passenger miles a day and that the
first major railroad disaster was in Norwalk, Connecticut?
John has written over 200 articles and contributed to several books
covering everything from steam drivenautomobiles, to a secret B-24
mission to bomb Tokyo. As a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association),
EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and a member of the Danbury,
Connecticut WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization, his stories
are recognized for their excellence in accuracy and authenticity.
Published in more than 20 publications, John is an American Marketing
Association Silver Effie winner and has spoken to large
and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world.

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

“To Weep with Those Who Weep:
Mourning Practices in Litchfield.”
History Bites Lecture
12:00 pm
Litchfield Historical Society
The popular History Bites Lecture Series is back! The Litchfield Historical Society
invites you for their installment of the series on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at noon.
The topic will be mourning customs, in conjunction with the exhibit
“To Weep with Those Who Weep: Mourning Practices in Litchfield.”
Learn about the personal and social aspects of mourning practices in the 19th century
and how Litchfield residents coped with loss through their words and artwork.
Each spring History Bites presents a series of weekly lunchtime programs
designed to bring topics of local history to the attention of the regional community.
This year’s lecture series theme, Community Treasures, highlights
the stories preserved in the objects and histories contained in each
institution’s collections. The History Bites Lecture Series
 is sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Bring your lunch! Desserts and beverages will be served.
Suggested $2 donation.
Registration requested, but not required.
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