Things to Do - June 2018
June 3-9, 2018

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Monday, June 4, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Annual Meeting & Dinner
LH Audubon Society
Monday, June 4 ~ 6:00 pm
Chatterley’s Banquet Facility
(formerly Cornucopia) in Torrington
Program: Audubon in Action
We are honored to have as our guest speaker National Audubon President
 and CEO David Yarnold, who will let us know how Audubon is working
across the country and internationally to protect birds and the places
they need to survive and thrive. You will also enjoy a great buffet dinner
 at Chatterley’s Banquet Facility (formerly Cornucopia) in Torrington,
 socialize with your LHAS friends, and meet leaders
 from other Audubon chapters in our state.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Wednesday Morning Birding with Ray
Wednesday, June 6  ~ Time TBA
LH Audubon Society
Location TBA
Join Ray Belding for a morning of birding.
For meeting time and location,

Yoga in the Garden
Wednesday, June 6 ~ 8:00-9:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle,
Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate
 the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided
meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages
program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies
have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction,
improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
   Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired).

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
The full series of 10 classes is $90
or each class individually is $10.
 Come to one, several, or all!!
A portion of these proceeds will go to the
White Memorial Conservation Center. No Class on July 4.
For information, Please call 860-309-9489.

Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified
movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered
yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital,
 and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Litchfield.

AARP Safe Drivers Course
Wednesday, June 6 ~ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
AARP’s Safe Driver Course will be held at The Litchfield
Community Center on Wednesday June 6, 2018.
 This course is the nation’s first and largest
classroom refresher for motorist 50+.  
Auto insurance discounts available in most state.
 The class runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm and cost:
$15.00 (AARP members)/$20.00 (non-members).  

Pre- registration is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center
at 860-567-8302

Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, June 6 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Quilts that Care is a dynamic group of volunteers that
make and donate handmade quilts to cancer patients.
These quilts are distributed by the social workers currently
at 8 cancer treatment facilities in CT and growing.

 You don't have to be a quilter to join us.
We need volunteers to iron, cut and organize fabric.
All materials are supplied to us.
We have pre-made quilt kits available for those who
cannot make the meetings but would like to participate.

 Subsequent meetings will be held on the
 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month.
 For more info, please call
Deb Van Steenberge at 860-945-0184

Family Dinner
Wednesday, June 6 ~ 5:30-7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a relaxing meal and social time!
Tonight's menu: Chicken, vegetables and potato.
Hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT
and Litchfield Community Center.
Donations welcome!
For more info call 860-567-8302

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Topsmead Treasures
History Bites Lecture Series
Thursday, June 7 ~ 12:00-1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Litchfield Historical Society’s “History Bites” Lecture Series
continues at The Litchfield Community Center
 on Thursday, June 7 with “Topsmead Treaures.”

We will dive into the Topsmead treasure box to examine closely a
few precious items you may have seen - and at least one work
of art that was tucked away in the basement.  
Come scrutinize some of  Edith Morton Chase's legacy.  

Speaker: Jerry Geci, Educator & Tour Guide.  
The lecture runs from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
and is free and open to the public.
 Bring Lunch. Beverages and dessert are provided.
Reservations requested by calling 860-567-5694.  
For more information on Topsmead, Click here.

For more info call 860-567-8302

John Adams & Thomas Jefferson:
Their Historic 50 Year Friendship
Presented by George W. Baker
performing as President John Adams
Thursday, June 7  ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join us for a lively performance as George W. Baker “becomes” John Adams.
In this entertaining and engaging performance, George Baker as John Adams
will transport us back in time as we learn about the historic
 friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

For more than a decade, George Baker has portrayed the character
 of President John Adams in a one-man show throughout the country
at national conventions and venues like Mystic Seaport in Connecticut,
the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library in Kansas, the George H. W. Bush
Presidential Library in Texas, the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library in Missouri,
and the New-York Historical Society and was featured as John Adams
 on National Public Radio’s weekend program, Studio 360.

In John Adams and Thomas Jefferson – Their Historic Fifty Year Friendship
 from 1775 to 1826, Adams recounts this friendship from its beginnings
when they met as fellow delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775
 at the start of the Revolutionary War, through the early years of the
Republic, through the caustic and bitter challenges for the presidency,
and finally the latter years when they reconciled and resumed their friendship.
A graduate of Columbia College ’69 and Columbia Law School ’73,
George practices law in Connecticut when not on the road
as John Adams. Visit his website at

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

Friday, June 8, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Joy Practices
Friday, June 8 ~ 5:30 pm
St Michael's Community House
23 South St, Litchfield
At the end of the Book of Joy, there is a
description of several meditation and prayer
practices recommended and used by the
Dalai Lama and Bishop Desmond Tutu.

 Barbara Putnam will lead a session
 to sample two of these practices.  
Both experienced meditators and those
new to meditation are welcome.
Barbara has practiced meditation and Centering Prayer
since 1971 and was certified as a yoga teacher in 2015.

There will be refreshments and time
for conversation after the class.
Contact: Barbara Putnam
860 567 4465

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Early Morning Walk to Little Pond
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, June 9 ~ 8:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Gerri will take you along the Pine Island and Little Pond
 trails in pursuit of North America's largest rodent!
Dress for the weather!  

6:00 A.M., Meet in front of A.B. Ceder Room.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

FCC Tag Sale
Saturday, June 9 ~ 9:00 am-3:00 pm
First Congregational Church of Litchfield

Gallery on the Green Arts and Crafts Show
Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills
Saturday, June 9 ~ 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Litchfield Green
Admission: Free
For the 45th year, the Junior Women's Club of Litchfield Hills will host
Gallery on the Green Art and Crafts Show on “race weekend” in
 historic Litchfield, CT. The combination of the Gallery on the Green
and the world famous Litchfield Hills Road Race, which attracts many
 of the best runners in the world, has made the second weekend
of June truly an event weekend! This weekend is just one of the many
reasons that Litchfield is the one of the most visited towns in the
State of Connecticut. Please come out to support the wonderful artists
that make this event such a success. Remember that all proceeds
from Gallery on the Green go to local charities and families in need.

The Historic Trees of Litchfield  Van Tour
Saturday, June 9 ~ 10:00 am -12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Let the oldest and largest trees of Litchfield tell the tales of our town's
rich history. This van tour will take you to notable trees, such as
Wolcott's Sycamore, the Colvocoresses Oak, the rare Franklin Tree, and
"The Biggest Tree" in Litchfield. Education Directors Kate Zullo from the
Litchfield Historical Society and Carrie Szwed from White Memorial will be
 your hosts. At each location, gather around the trees to marvel at them
while learning about their amazing cultural and natural history.

10am-12noon. We will board the 15-passenger van
in the parking lot of White Memorial, 80 Whitehall Rd.
Space is limited to 12 people
and advanced registration is required.
To register, visit or call 860-567-0857.
White Memorial and/or Litchfield Historical Society
Members: $10/person, Non-members: $20/person