Things to Do - December 2018
December 9-15, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, December 15 ~ 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Forman School
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market will be held
at the Forman School on December 15 from 10 am to 1 pm.
All of our regular vendors will be participating. Over 15 vendors offer
 seasonal field-fresh and cold-stored fruits, vegetables, herbs;
mushrooms; hydroponic greens; local eggs; pasture fed beef, chicken
and pork, artisanal breads and baked goods - regular and gluten free; pies,
cider doughnuts and biscotti; salsas made from local ingredients;
award winning cow cheese; honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps.
Each week a local chef brings ready to take home foods.
A recipe tasting each week. Music, guest artists, local nonprofits
 and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.

 For more information and to see what's
on the agenda for market day go to

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Wreaths Across America Event
Saturday, December 15 ~ 12:00 pm
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
Each December on Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to
Renew, Honor and Teach is carried out by conducting ceremonies
at Arlington National Cemetery as well at more than 1400 additional
locationsin all 50 states and at sea and abroad. We continue
to remember the fallen, honor those who still serve and teach
 our children the value and price of freedom.

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Gala Feast & Song
Goshen Festival Singers
Saturday, December 15 ~ 6:00 pm
Warren Congregational Church
4 Sackett Hill Rd.
This year’s December 15th performance will benefit the
Warren Congregational Church organ restoration fund.  
The antique pipe organ in the church is in need of some long overdue
 repairs and renovations.  This dinner concert is one of many fundraising
activities that will be held in order to raise money for the necessary
 work on the instrument.  Phase one of the organ restoration project,
which is to replace/correct/update the blower and wind system is
currently underway under the direction of S.L. Huntington Co. in Stonington, CT.  

This year’s gala is being presented by the Warren Congregational
Church’s Music committee, along with our cooperate sponsor, Litchfield Distillery.  
The dinner concert will be held on Saturday, December 15 at 6:00 P.M in
the Warren Congregational Church parish hall, on 4 Sackett Hill Rd. in Warren.  

The event will include a four course, gourmet dinner and a performance
 by the Goshen Festival Singers singing a variety of holiday tunes.  
The group will be directed and accompanied by Cindy Iffland on piano.
 Also accompanying the choir is instrumentalist Diane Taylor,
from New Milford on the flute.  

Tickets are $25.00.  
Seating is limited and reservations are required.
Reservations must be made by calling
the Warren Congregational Church
office at 860 868-7106.

The Goshen Festival Singers, based in Litchfield County, is made up
of singers from Litchfield, Goshen, Bethlehem, Harwinton, New Milford,
Torrington, Warren and Watertown.  They are best known for their
 performances at the Goshen Congregational Church’s Annual Feast
and Song, where they delighted audiences with their music for several years.
 They have performed at churches, assisted living and nursing home facilities,
and many community events.   In the past they have also held very
successful benefit performances for Project Main Street, a non-profit
organization helping patients and families living with ALS, for the
Torrington Area Parkinson’s support group to fund exercise programs
for area patients living with Parkinson’s, for Goshen Hospice and for the
CT Department of Developmental Services Activity Fund, for adaptive bicycles.

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Jingle & Mingle
Holiday Fundraiser for Litchfield Jazz Camp
Saturday, December 15 ~ 6:30-9:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield
Jingle & Mingle, is back! Set for December 15 at Litchfield Community Center,
this holiday fundraiser supports Litchfield Jazz Camp and salutes 2018
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Honoree, Litchfield Performing
Arts Founder, Vita Muir.  The event was a sellout last year-despite
 a snow storm-so we suggest responding early.

Music for the evening is provided by Nicki Parrott Ensemble with
guest stars from Litchfield Jazz Camp and Litchfield Jazz Fest and star
 jazz campers. An Aussi by birth, Nicki Parrott got her break in America
 with a stint with the Les Paul Trio. That “stint” lasted 10 years,
 until Les' passing in 2009. Now a star on the international stage,
Nicki has performed with artists like Michel Legrand, Billy Taylor,
Dick Hyman, Bucky Pizzarelli and many others.

The evening begins with a 6:30 pm cocktail party offering treats like lobster,
shortrib canapes and small batch drinks generously provided by
Litchfield Distillery. A delicious buffet dinner follows. Catered by
Ciesco Catering, it features filet mignon, chicken breast with artichokes,
vegetarian options and homemade pies and ice cream. Mrs. Muir's award
will be presented by Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame Executive Director,
Sarah Lubarsky. Music continues throughout the evening.
Dancing is encouraged as is dressing fabulously!

Proceeds support Litchfield Jazz Camp need-based scholarships.
Event space is limited. Order tickets at jingle2018.eventbrite.com
or call Litchfield Performing Arts at 860-361-6285.
Tickets are $85 (50% is tax deductible).
Contact: Tegan Ryan 860-361-6285

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Photography of Leo Kulinski, Jr.
Opening & Reception
Saturday, December 15 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
All of the holiday hub bub no doubt has you on
 edge! EXHALE…Spend this evening with Leo
as he indulges us in a montage of his very
 favorite photographs. Kulinski has been
White Memorial's court photographer for years.
Expect breathtaking images of Apple Hill, whales,
the moon, musicians, his beloved white-tailed deer,
Veronica the Red-tailed Hawk, and the stories
behind the images. Before the presentation,
you will indulge in a comfy and cozy dinner.

BYOB and your own place setting.
Comfort and joy await you!
7:00 P.M., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $20.00  Non-members: $40.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857