Things to Do - August 2018
Agust 19-25, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Lego Summer Camp
Play-Well  Intro to STEM
(for ages 5-6)  
Monday, Aug. 20  – Friday, Aug. 24
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Spend the week playing & learning with
Play-Well  Intro to STEM with LEGO materials program.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Lego Summer Camp
STEM Challenge
(for ages 7-12)
Monday, Aug. 20 – Friday, Aug. 24
1:00-4:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
with LEGO materials program
Cost: $160.00 per person/per camp.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Family Dinner
Wednesday, August 22 ~ 5:00-6:45 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Concert on the Green
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Wednesday, August 22 ~ 6:30 pm
Litchfield Green
Kenn Morr
The concert begins at 6:30 p.m.
Concert goers are reminded of the Litchfield Borough rules:
No dogs, unless service dogs; no ball playing, Frisbees, etc.,
no alcohol, no open flames on the green.
The concerts are free to the public, however donations
 can be made to sustain the Saint Michael's Food Pantry of
Litchfield are most welcome. Shelf stable food may be brought
to the concert and dropped off at the Saint Michael's Food Pantry table.
Money is always welcome too. Checks may be made payable to
 “Saint Michael's” and marked “Food Pantry” on the memo line.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Trip to Mystic Seaport
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Warren Community Center
Inspire the mind. Lift the spirit and join us with our trip to Mystic Seaport.
What is Mystic Seaport? Ask three people and chances are you'll
get three very different answers. To some, it's a fun family destination
offering hands-on activities and special events. To others, it's a
world-renowned maritime museum featuring exhibit halls and historical
interpreters. And to still others, it's an incredibly valuable education and
 research center. In fact, it's all three - located within 19 charming acres
 on the banks of Connecticut's legendary Mystic River. A quintessential
New England experience, Mystic Seaport offers visitors of all ages a
unique link to our seafaring past and endless, year-round opportunities
 to immerse themselves in new worlds of hands-on history.
COST is $16.00 to the Seaport.
Since Mystic Aquarium is so close to the Seaport,
please call if you are interested in just going to the Aquarium.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

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Day Trip: West Farms Mall
& New Britain Museum of Art
Thursday August 23 ~ 10:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy the afternoon of Thursday August 23, 2018 with a daytrip to New Britain.  
Start the day with shopping & lunch on your own at West Farms Mall
before heading to New Britain Museum of Art for a docent guided
 tour of museum highlights and then time on your own to explore.  

Time: Depart on LCC van at 10:00am/
West Farms Mall from 11:00am-1:00pm/
Guided tour 1:30pm-2:30pm/
Free time 2:30pm-3:00pm/
Depart for Litchfield at 3:00pm.  

Limited to 13
pre-registration, pre-payment is required
by calling 860-567-8302
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Antique Button Roadshow
Acorn Button Club of Central Connecticut
Thursday, August 23 ~ 6:30 - 8:00 pm
 Oliver Wolcott Library
Remember going through Grandma’s button box?
Remember playing “Button, button, who’s got the button?”
Join the Acorn Button Club of Central Connecticut as we revisit the art,
history, and beauty of antique buttons. We’ll take a trip together down
memory lane to discuss and view buttons as they were meant to be -
miniature works of art. If you have any old buttons, bring them along,
and we’ll help you learn about their age and history.

The Acorn Button Club was established in 1942. Members come
from various backgrounds and share a love of history. Acorn currently
 has 14 adult and 3 junior members ranging in age from 10 to 95 years old.
The roadshow program is designed for the novice button enthusiast.

About the presenters:
Arlene Creswell was given her grandmother’s button collection by her father.
Arlene never knew her grandmother but was able to connect with her
by playing with the buttons as a child. Arlene has been a
member of the Acorn Button Club for over 30 years and served
as the Acorn Club secretary for many years.

Laurel Durso was introduced to button collecting about 25 years ago.
A retired Fashion Technology teacher from W.F. Kaynor Technical High School,
Laurel now has a craft business, Laurel Accessories. At present she is
president of the Acorn Button Club as well as the Connecticut State
Button Society. She is one of three state directors
for the Northeast Regional Button Society.

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

Friday, August 24, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Kindergarten Social
For children entering kindergarten
Friday, August 24 ~ 10:30 am
 Oliver Wolcott Library
All kindergartners and their parents are invited to a special story
hour for children getting ready to enter Kindergarten. Ease the anxiety
of the first day of school by hearing stories and songs about school
including Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Ashley Wolff.
We’ll sing, listen to stories, enjoy finger plays, and practice following
directions and taking turns. Our special guest will be
 Litchfield Center School Librarian Mrs. Moore.
Join OWL’s  Mrs. Jackie Tiul and Center School’s
Librarian Mrs. Moore for this fun event!
Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

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Sundaes on Friday
Friday, August 24 ~ 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Warren Congregational Church
Parish Hall
Make your own Sundae or Root Beer Float,
Play Games, Sit around a Camp Fire,
Visit with old friends and make new ones.
There will be outdoor games if the weather permit
or indoor games in case of inclement weather.
Invite your family and friends. What a great
opportunity foradults and children of Warren
to meet and have a great evening.
Warren Congregational Church

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Wild Edible Plants
with Andy Dobos
Saturday, August 25 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
We all know that locally grown organic food is what is best for us.  
No unwanted chemicals, more healthy nutrients, less wasteful
byproducts of large scale farming and long distance transportation.
 Having your own garden is even better of course.  

What about wild plants?  They're right there, some in great abundance.  
Some non-native species are in too much abundance, out competing
their native neighbors.  Many of these we can eat and it is becoming quite
 well documented that they are better for us, containing higher and more complete
 amounts of the nutrients we need to be healthy within the same volume of food.  

The Forest Wolf, Andy Dobos, will help you learn some common,
easily identifiable edible wild plants and how to responsibly harvest
and prepare them.  We will walk through field, forest
and wetland edge, all almost within sight of each other.

We have special permission to pick plants on WMCC property,
something that is not normally allowed, which gives us an incredible
opportunity to do this in a most beautiful setting.  All the plants we cover
will be species one could find in their back yard or old farmland or wood
 lot so no excuses for not making future use of what you will learn.  
Bring notebook, camera, and protection from the elements.  

10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M,
Meet in front of the Museum.
Maximum of 20 people
Members: $15.00 Non-members: $30.00,
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market
Saturday, August 25 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Center School Parking Lot
Woodruff Street, Litchfield
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market
is moving outdoors for the summer season to the
Center School parking lot and will be there
every Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm through mid-October.  

Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits,
vegetables, herbs; mushrooms; 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 goat and 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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Goshen Farmers' Market
Saturday, August 25 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Scoville Park, Goshen
Rt. 63 N - Parking lot near Town Hall

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An Evening at Little Pond
Saturday, August 25 ~ 6:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us in search of Wood Ducks, herons, shore birds,
muskrats, beavers, frogs and whatever else Mother Nature
decides to dish out at dusk on Little Pond!

Group size is limited to 20.
Please call 860-567-0857 to pre-register.
6:00 P.M., Meet at the White's Woods Road
entrance to Little Pond. Rain or shine!
FREE … Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.