Things to Do - June 2018
June 1-2, 2018

Friday, June 1, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Practicing These Principles
Friday, June 1 ~ 5:00 pm through
Sunday, June 3 ~ 1:00pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Come join us for this spring's
women's AA/ALANON retreat...
Our 12th Step tells us to “practice these principles in all
 our affairs.” But what exactly are those principles?
 How do we practice them? What does that new life look like?
Shane Phalen
Co-founder of the Companions of Mary the Apostle, a new ecumenical
 religious community for people of all genders blending vowed religious
 life and extended covenant community. She has over thirty years of
recovery experience and leads retreats on many topics. A former
profesor of political science and women's studies, she is an Episcopal
priest, retreat leader, and spiritual director, with particular focus

In this retreat we will explore the principles and their
 possibilities in our lives. Wherever you are in your Step
work, the principles are available to you for practice!
Each day, we will have meeting time, time for silent
reflection and journaling, as well as private conversation.
Scholarships are avaible from the
 Joan Sheldon Scholarship Fund

Sign Up By Thursday, May 31 at Noon
For further information call (860) 567-3163

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day
Museum Open House
Saturday, June 2 ~ 9:00 am-5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The Museum will be open 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
free of charge in observance of Connecticut Trails Day!

CT Trails Day Walk
LH Audubon Society
Saturday, June 2 ~ 9:00-11:30 am
Wigwam Brook Sanctuary
This is an easy 2-mile walk around the sanctuary’s Conifer/Chestnut Loop
and on the new Bones and Bottles Trail. Once farmland, the property is
now a beneficial wildlife habitat thanks to its preservation and decades
 of beaver activity along this section of Wigwam Brook.

The walk leaders, Debbie Martin and Terri Bianchi, will discuss and i
dentify birds and wildflowers as we pass through wooded and wetland
habitats and around an overgrown Christmas tree plantation. Trails may
be wet in spots, so waterproof footwear is recommended. You are
encouraged to bring binoculars, water to drink, a snack, and insect repellent.

Registration is not required. No dogs allowed.
Park at the Wigwam Brook Wildlife Sanctuary lot on
Lipeika Road, which is a dirt road off Route 254
 in Litchfield, about 1/4 mile south of Route 118.
For more information, contact Debbie Martin
at or 860.819.7462

Positively Serene
Saturday, June 2 ~ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Enter into the serenity of a late Spring day in the bucolic
Litchfield Hills by taking a self-care Saturday. Experience sitting meditation,
 the centering effect of Qigong, a contemplative walk through the
Wisdom House seven-circuit labyrinth, and other activities that help tap
 into your inner sanctuary of peace. The day will be capped
 off by a relaxing experience of restorative yoga.
Gabriele Davis
A Yoga Alliance registered yoga instructor and a certified Laughter
Yoga Leader, Gabriele teaches weekly classes at Charym Yoga in
Litchfield and operates Bright Energy Yoga, which offers classes and
workshops throughout Northwestern Connecticut. Gabriele knows
first hand how yoga can change the way you move, the way you feel,
and the way you live your life. She is honored to share the healing and
 transformative powers of this breath-centered practice.

Participants will experience sitting mediation, the centering effect of QiGong,
a contemplative walk on the Wisdom House seven circuit labyrinth
and other activities to promote a person sanctuary of peace.   
The day will be capped off the a restorative yoga session.
Wear comfortable clothesand bring a journal.
Participants need to be able to work from a mat
The cost for the program is $60
(through May 25) and includes lunch.
After that date, the rate is $75
For further information call (860) 567-3163

Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Bantam American Legion Post #44
Saturday, June 2 ~ 10:00 am
All Wars Memorial, Bantam

Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day
Geology Walk Through Five Ponds
with Tom Alena
Saturday, June 2 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Geologist and meteorologist Tom Alena knows a thing or two about rocks.
Join Tom on this beautiful hike through one of White Memorial's richest
geological arenas. Tom will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands
of years ago in laymen's terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets,
mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this
very special area. Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine!

10:00 A.M., Meet at the trailhead at the
 intersection of RT's 63 and 61in Morris,
just south of the Litchfield town line
(2.5 south of the Litchfield Green),
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Sandy Beach Swim Lesson Sign-ups
Saturday, June 2 ~ 10:00 am -1:00 pm
Sandy Beach
East Shore Rd., Morris
Children eligible for kindergarten
through swim team level may enroll.
Swim lesson fees are $20 per child per session
with a maximum of $50 per family per session.
Session 1: July 2-13
(no lessons July 4)
Session 2: July 16-27
Session 3: July 30-August 10

A 2018 season pass is required.
Passes will be available at the beach and
at the Morris and Litchfield Town Halls.
Beach passes are $65 for residents for the season.

Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day
Amphibian Amble
with Marlow and Ben
Saturday, June 2 ~ 2:00-4:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join White Memorial's Community Outreach Coordinator Marlow Shami
and Seasonal Educator Ben Isaacson on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy
creatures we call amphibians. We'll look under rocks and boards and visit a
pond armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders
 as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters,
 all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots.
Wear long pants and shoes that you don't mind getting muddy!
2:00 - 4: 00 P.M.
 Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our
native amphibian species before we head out on the property.
 FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

From Wisdom's Table:
Risotto: A Taste of Italy
Saturday, June 2 ~ 2:00-3:30 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Come and bring a taste of Lombardy to your table....
Risotto, a Northern Italian rice dish, is both simple and satisfying.
This program’s menu will feature Shrimp Leek
and White Wine Risotto and Mushroom Risotto.
Discover how vegan guests can be accommodated.
Recipes and tastings included in the program.
Chef Margaret Jacobs
A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY;
Trained by Austrian and French chefs, Antoine Linda and Michael Carrier.
She has worked at the United Nations Plaza Hotel in New York City
and as Executive Chef at EF Barrett & Co., NYC. Over 30 years of cooking,
baking and business experience in the culinary arts.
]Early Registration $25.00.
After May 25 Fee is $30.00
For further information call (860) 567-3163