Things to Do -  April 2017
April 23-30, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Escape Alive Self-Defense
Mother/Daughter Class
9:00 am- 1:00 pm
Wamogo High School
Register at
or call 203-729-0245

Henry James: A Book Discussion
Led by Mark Scarbrough
1:00-2:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Regarded as one of the key figures of 19th century literary realism,
Henry James's work is valued for his psychological and moral realism.
In this series, we'll explore two of his novels.
April 23: What Maisie Knew: The child of parents who divorce, remarry and then
embark on adulterous affairs, Maisie survives by her intelligence and spirit.
For all its somber theme of childhood innocence exposed to a corrupted
adult world, this novel is one of James's comic masterpieces.

Mark Scarbrough started his professional life as an academic whose focus
was Chaucer and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After several years teaching,
he resigned and moved to New York to write. In New York, he met
and married Bruce Weinstein. Together, they have written more than
two dozen cookbooks, and have appeared on The Today Show,
CBS This Morning and The View. His website is
 Books will be available to borrow four weeks in advance.

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

Free Jazz Concert with "Those Guys"
Goshen Recreation
5:00-7:30 pm
Camp Coch, Goshen
291 Beach Street, Goshen
Goshen Recreation
Colleen Finn, Recreation Director
Cell: 860-601-6089
Office: 860-491-2249
Fax: 860-491-6028

Monday, April 24, 2017
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Live Well Workshop
12:30-3:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
It's your life...Live it well!
Join a FREE 6-week Live Well Workshop today.
For people with ongoing health conditions like diabetes,
depression, heart disease, arthritis, pain and anxiety or
 those caring for someone with an ongoing health condition.
RAFFLE! Participants who attend 4 sessions
will be entered to win a gift!
Sponsored by the State Department on Aging
and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
For more info call 860-567-8302

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Retirement Planning: Why & When
to Consider Long-Term Care Insurance
with David Guttchen & Aldo Pantano
 6:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
The State of Connecticut, in conjunction with the Oliver Wolcott Library,
will present this free, two-hour lecture presentation. No insurance sales
will take place. Anyone who is between 40 and 65 years of age
and have or plan to have assets of at least $75,000 e
xcluding car and home will benefit from this lecture.
You will gain a better understanding of: the risks and costs of nursing home
and home care and why it’s important to consider these long-term care
 factors in retirement planning; what you need to know before
buying long-term care insurance; and the State’s innovative program,
the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care,
and how it can add to your long-range financial security
David J. Guttchen is the Director of the Health and Human Services Unit
for the Connecticut Office of Policy and Management and also is the
 Director of the Connecticut Partnership for Long-Term Care. Mr. Guttchen
has worked on the Partnership project since August 1989 and
 has been Director since 1992. He also serves as the Chair
of Connecticut’s Long-Term Care Planning Committee.
Aldo Pantano is the Training Program Supervisor for the Connecticut Partnership
 for Long-Term Care (LTC) within the State Office of Policy and Management
and is responsible for training insurance agents as well as educating CT
 residents regarding the need for LTC. Prior to working for the Partnership,
Mr. Pantano spent 17 years marketing LTC coverage in the private insurance industry.  
All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

The Wars of the Roosevelts
A Conversation with Author William J. Mann
7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
The Wars of the Roosevelts: the Ruthless Rise of American’s Greatest
Political Family presents a provocative, thoroughly modern revisionist
biographical history of one of America’s greatest and most influential families
exposing heretofore unknown family secrets and detailing complex family rivalries.
Drawing on previously hidden historical documents and interviews
with the long-silent “illegitimate” branch of the family, William J. Mann
 paints an elegant, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking group
 portrait of this legendary family. Mann argues that the Roosevelts’
rise to power and prestige was actually driven by a series of intense
 personal contest that at times devolved into blood sport. His compelling
and eye-opening masterwork is the story of a family at war with itself,
The Wars of the Roosevelts illuminates not only the enviable strengths
but also the profound shame of this remarkable and influential family.

Join Joseph Montebello as he facilitates
a conversation with author William J. Mann.
William J. Mann is the New York Times bestselling author of
Kate: The Woman Who Was Hepburn;
How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood;
Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand;
and Wisecracker: The Life and Times of William Haines,
winner of the Lambda Literary Award. He divides his
time between Connecticut and Cape Cod.
A wine & cheese reception will follow.
 The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale & signing.
All Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Friday, April 28, 2017
Continuing Activities - Fridays

27th Annual Museum Sleep-In
5:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Friday, April 28 (5:00 p.m.) & Saturday, April  29 (until Noon)
Kids in Grades 4-6: If you enjoy the night sky, exploring the outdoors,
and meeting new friends, then join us for the 26th Annual Museum Sleep-In
 at White Memorial. You'll get to sleep near the snakes, turtles, and bees
in the Museum, as well as make nature crafts, scoop for pond critters,
learn what creatures go bump in the night, and enjoy some yummy food.
You might want to watch out for some special surprises too!
It will be like a real-life "Night at the Museum!"
Limited space, so don't miss out!
Parents, this is a kids-only event.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
The event goes from 5:00 p.m. Friday night -
12 noon Saturday morning.
Advanced registration required.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Registration begins March 13
and must be received by April 21.
Members: $55/child, Non-Members: $85/child

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Early Morning Beaver Walk to Little Pond  
with Gerri Griswold
 6:00 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!
Coffee and muffins après- walk.
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.

Food Pantry to Open
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Michael’s in Litchfield
St. Michael’s Parish is currently collecting donations from its own members
as well as those in the greater Litchfield community in order to stock a food pantry
slated to open on Saturday, April 22, in the Parish Community House,
23 South Street, just across from the Church building.
Rev. Deacon Amy Reichman
The pantry will be open the third Saturday of each month
from 10:30am - 12:30pm and welcomes all
who are affected by food insecurity issues.
 No registration is required.
Once the scope of need is assessed,
 the pantry times could be expanded.  

To begin, nonperishables are being collected,
but St. Michael’s plans to eventually
accept fresh food items as well.  
Nonperishable items can be left in the
Community House on the wire shelving in the foyer.
Church School children will also be holding a food drive
at Litchfield Stop & Shop
on Saturday, April 1, from 10am-3pm
to benefit St. Michael’s  food pantry.

Volunteers from the greater Litchfield community are invited
to help with stocking the pantry and attend volunteer training
on Saturday, April 15, inside the Church from 10am-12Noon
and in distributing food on Saturdays from 10am-1pm
on April 22; May 20; and June 17.
Contact:  Rev. Deacon Amy Reichman
or call the Parish Office at 860-567-9465
weekdays from 10a.m-2pm

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
 Free and open to the public
Bantam Bread - artisanal breads
Beltane Farm - goat cheese
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey products
Brookside Farm II - maple syrup
Cato Corner Farm - artisanal cow cheeses
Goatboy Soaps - soaps, lotions, lip balm
Good Doggy Treats - chicken breast dog treats
Laurel Ridge Farm - grass fed beef, pork and lamb
Penfield Farm - grass fed emu, pork, lamb
Plum Brook Chocolate - artisanal chocolates
Savor cookies - savory cookies
Sugar Water Farm - hydroponic greens and herbs 
Troy Brook Bakery - artisanal baked goods
Wave Hill Breads - three grain pain de campagne,
ciabatta, garlic bread
Z Farm - chickens,turkeys, duck,eggs 
For more information, please go to

7th Annual Shane Kinsella
Memorial Road Race
11:00 am Start
Camp Cochipianee, Goshen
291 Beach Street, Goshen

Benefits SIDS Awareness
5 mile run and 2 mile walk
Computerized Chip Timing System for Runners
Camp Cochipianee
291 Beach Street, Goshen, CT 06756

Pre-Registration: Individual $20.00
Family Registration $50.00
After 4/22/17 and Day of Race Individual $25.00

T-shirts, Refreshments, and Age Division Prizes!

To Pre-register please go to
Or detach application and mail with check payable to:
Britton Kinsella,  P.O. Box 346, Goshen, CT 06756
Registration day of event 9:30-10:30AM
For more info call 860-618-2687

Cubs vs Red Sox
 4:05 pm game time
@  Fenway Park
Warren Parks & Recreation
The Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Champions
play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Seats in grandstand Sections 7 and 8.
Your ticket INCLUDES a buffet lunch at the CHAMPIONS CLUB
 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. prior to game time.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Sunday, April 30, 2017