Things to Do -  November 2017
November 26-30, 2017

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Goshen Farmers Market
Holiday Markets
1:00-4:00 pm
St. Thomas Church Hall
Rt. 63N, Goshen
The Goshen Farmers Market is once again holding Sunday afternoon
Holiday Markets from 1-4 at the St. Thomas Church Hall on 63N in Goshen.  
The market is designed to provide local seasonal produce for
the holidays, as well as quality handcrafted gifts made locally.

Starting on the 19th, they will have all the fixings for a lovely local
Thanksgiving Feast:  potatoes, squash, beets, carrots, brussel sprouts,
garlic, herbs, as well as greenery for holiday decorating. Gift items include
handmade pens, jewelry, soaps, salves, and canned items like relishes
and infused olive oils. Handcrafted fabric and wool items will also be on sale.
Coffee, and hot lunch items will be served, along with holiday goodies
 including our exclusive homemade Lebanese pastries and gourmet shortbreads.
Gluten free granola and muffins will be available for health conscious snackers.

The market will be held every Sunday until December 17.
Some special events in December will include
a Pierogie Making Workshop and a
Healthy Eating Through the Holidays talk.
GFM Holiday Market is still accepting
vendors of quality locally produced items.
See the website for details:  

Litchfield Holiday Stroll
& Tree Light-Up
2:30-5:00 pm
Litchfield Green
Litchfield's annual Holiday Stroll and Light-Up Night is set for Sunday, Nov. 26
and is sponsored by Litchfield Parks and Recreation, Litchfield Historical Society,
Union Savings Bank, LABA (Litchfield Area Business Association),
True Value Hardware, The First Congregational Church and WZBG.
The day's activities begin just like a three-ring circus,
 including some animals from Wamogo's Future Farmers of America
that will make you think that you might be at a real circus!
There will be old-fashioned holiday ornament making
at the Litchfield Historical Society, Currier and Ives-type horse
and buggy rides boarding at the Union Savings Bank, and a meet
and greet with Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus in the bank's
 lobby with all children receiving a free gift.  
If you are looking for that special treat,
Gingerbread Man Decorating will be
taking place at the First Congregational Church.
 Litchfield Ambulance will be doing Teddy Bear Checkups
and Holiday Card making.  All the events start at 2:30 p.m.
Hot chocolate, freshly popped popcorn, candy canes and other goodies
will be available in various locations up around the fun happenings.
Chamber Choir and Chamber Ensemble members from Litchfield High School
will lead the traditional Christmas caroling starting around 4:15 p.m.
and will gather at the bottom of the green near Murphy's Pharmacy
on West Street. The carolers will sing to everyone and anyone within
earshot as they stroll up the Green through the luminaries with other
holiday revelers. Once the carolers reach the top of West Street,
they will then head over to the middle green for the lighting of the BIG tree.
 One lucky child whose name was picked in the "Light the Tree with Santa"
contest run by Union Savings Bank will help Santa Claus
 light the tree for the Holiday Season.
Don't forget to bring an unwrapped toy for "Stuff a Cruiser"
in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police. All toys
donated at the Union Savings Bank lobby location will find
a home with a child in-need right here in Litchfield.

It's a fun family time, so don't miss any of it!
For more information on the Holiday Stroll and Light-Up Night
please contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.

Tree Lighting Celebration
Hosted by Morris Public Library
and Morris Beach & Recreation
4:30-6:30 pm
Morris Town Green
Please join us in welcoming the Holidays!
The afternoon will begin at our Holiday Tree on the Morris Town Green
where we'll enjoy singing Christmas Carols with the Wamogo Regional
High School chorus after Santa Claus officially lights the Tree.

Next, we'll head over to Community Hall in the Town Hall, where we'll
warm up with some complimentary hot chocolate and treats.
The kids will enjoy making a Holiday craft while waiting for the opportunity
 to visit with Santa Claus in the Reading Room (Grades 6 and under, please).

AND the Morris Public Library will be open for the perfect opportunity to
borrow some Christmas books and DVDs to help get into the Holiday spirit!
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Monday, November 27, 2017
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Fiction Book Club
7:00-8:00 pm
Morris Public Library
Join us on Tuesday, November 28 at 7 pm and continue the
discussion of the fabulous book "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly.
New members are always welcome: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

CJR Campus Tour
10:00 am
Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR)
The Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) recently announced that
monthly tours of its Litchfield Campus will be offered for those interested
 in learning more about its programs and services.  Tours will be offered
throughout the year on the following Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.
on November 30 and December 21, 2017

The Junior Republic's 150-acre campus is located 2.5 miles north of the
 center of Litchfield on Route 63.  Tours will include the Cable Academic
and Vocational Education Center, the Michael P. Mortara Family Center
 and Wellness Center for Children, Youth and Families, the Bertha M. Wheeler
Gymnasium and Pool Complex, the Robert W. Loomis
Agricultural Center (CJR Farm), and a cottage residence.

Reservations for each tour date are requested
and may be made by calling the CJR Development Office
(860-567-9423, ext. 252) no later than the Tuesday
afternoon preceding each tour date.
 For further information, please contact Hedy Barton,
Director of Development and Public Relations
 (860) 567-9423, extension 252;
 or by email:

Men's Basketball League "Open Gym"
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
7:30-9:00 pm
Forman School Gym
The world famous Litchfield Men's Basketball League,  
(formerly the "Over 30" League) run in conjunction
with Litchfield Parks and Recreation, is getting ready for
another year of action on Thursday nights at the Forman Gym.

There will be one night of "Open Gym" on Thursday, Nov. 30th from
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Registration will be done at the "Open Gym" night.
For more information, please contact the league commissioner,
Steve O'Neill at (860) 480-1732 or e-mail
The cost of the program to be determined.