Things to Do - June 2018
June 17-23, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

OWL Reads
Second Annual Adult Summer Reading Program
June 20 - August 15
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join in the fun this summer as we challenge you to OWL Reads!
Our second annual Adult Summer Reading Program. Expand your
reading horizons and discover new books with nine reading categories.
We’ve designed this for success. Browse on your own or let us help you
choose books to meet each challenge! All summer, we will have fun displays,
staff book talks, events and recommended reading lists.

How to participate? Beginning June 20th come to OWL to sign up
and pick up your challenge card. Each challenge card has nine reading categories:
 memoir, a book about nature, a book with an ugly cover, a book about a crime,
a book that involves a bookstore or library, and a novel based on a real person.
There are also two reader’s choice categories and a “free”
space—we told you this was designed for success!

Anyone who completes at least one category will be entered to win our
 book-lover’s prize basket! With each additional category you complete
you earn more chances to win the prize basket. Turn in your challenge
 card by August 15th. If you complete six or more challenge categories,
you will be invited to an Exclusive After-Hours Celebration Gathering
at OWL on Monday, August 20th. We have lots of fun planned
this summer so come on in and join OWL Reads!

Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, June 20 ~ 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

OWL Reads Kickoff
Pizza & Picks
Wednesday, June 20 ~ 6:30 -7:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join librarians Patricia Moore and Jordan McCorison for recommended
reads to complete your summer reading challenges- memoir, true crime,
historical fiction, books about nature- we will cover all nine reading categories
on this summer's reading challenge card. Multiple copes of the recommended
books will be available for check out. We will send you home ready to
succeed -armed with books and a list of titles to complete your
challenge card. And, of course, pizza will be served.

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

The Litchfield Writers Guild (LWG)
 Annual Performance
Wednesday, June 20  ~ 6:30-9:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
       The Litchfield Writers Guild will present
A June Coffee House-Fifteenth Edition,
on Wednesday, June 20, 2018, from 6:30-9:00 p.m.
at the Litchfield Community Center, Route 202, Litchfield, CT.
Writer/members of the Guild will read original, engaging stories,
 thoughtful essays or captivating memoirs for our audience.

 Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to piano ambiance
by pianist Hank Milligan on the Center’s Steinway.
This is LWG’s signature yearly performance.
It is free and open to the public.
Refreshments will be served. You may contact the
Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302,
or email its president, Richard O. Benton
for more information at

For more info call 860-567-8302

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Simply Diamond Day Trip
Warren Parks and Recreation
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Warren Parks and Recreation
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Make Music Day
with Thomasina Levy
Thursday, June 21 ~ 3:00-4:00 pm
Tapping Reeve Meadow
No registration necessary
We will be taking part in Make Music NWCT with a free concert
 by Thomasina Levy at the Tapping Reeve Meadow. Make Music Day
 is an International event where participating cities invite
 musicians of all types, skill sets, and ages to come together
 for free and open-air celebrations of music.

Former CT State troubadour, Thomasina Levy, is an award winning
 musician whose performances weave together the best of traditional
and contemporary folk music. She will be performing for children
 and families in the newly-opened Tapping Reeve Meadow at the
Tapping Reeve House & Litchfield Law School,
 82 South Street, Litchfield.
or call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society
 is located at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.

South Farms Social
Thursday, June 21 ~ 5:30-7:30 pm
South Farms, Morris
21 Higbie Rd.
Opening day South Farms Social
Featuring Soul Pilot part of the Make Music NWCT project
and Northwest Connecticut Arts Council
Food Truckin' by Christies Caters Farm to Truck
Connecticut craft brews and wine
Sweets from Peaches N' Cream & Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes
Veggies, meats, eggs, milk, and cheese by Kimberly Farm
Fruits and offerings by March Farm
Breads by Dutch Epicure Bakery

Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off
and Ice Cream Social
Thursday, June 21 ~ 6:00 pm
Morris Public Library
Join the Morris Public Library Team as we
kick off the summer reading fun at our
Annual Children’s Summer Reading Kick-off
and Ice Cream Social on Thursday, June 21,
at 6 PM, at the Morris Public Library and the
Morris Community Room (4 North St, Morris, CT).
Students (PreK-6) will be able to register
for the reading program “Libraries Rock”,
receive their reading incentives and celebrate
the beginning of summer with ice cream!
Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

“Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program
for all reading levels and interests
 throughout the summer
 June 21-August 16, 2018
Morris Public Library
The “Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program will be offered for
all reading levels and interests throughout the summer,
June 21-August 16, 2018, at the Morris Public Library.

The younger crowd (PreK-6) will participate in a variety of educational
yet lively activities to strengthen their reading skills, teens (Grades 7-12)
 will find the rocking reading incentives and materials to entertain
them during summer months, and adults will explore the
 upbeat reading genres of our new summer collection.

The participants will be able to enter to win one
of our prize baskets after a reading achievement.
The prizes for the baskets are provided by the Popey’s Ice Cream Shoppe
 (Morris, CT), the Hickory Stick Bookshop (Washington Depo, CT),
 the Silly Sprout (Litchfield, CT) and other local donors and volunteers.

We will also offer the Adult Coloring Challenge
during our Summer Reading Program.
The patrons can obtain a weekly coloring page at
the Library and submit for display upon completion.
Register at the Library (PreK-6)
or download your log from the
(Grade 7-12 and Adults), starting June 21.

Registration is requested: 860-567-7440.
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Summer Solstice Paddling Trip
LH Audubon Society
Thursday, June 21 ~ 6:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Celebrate the arrival of summer with an evening paddling trip on the
 Bantam River at White Memorial. We’ll be sure to see beavers and birds,
 so bring a camera or binoculars (and a way to keep them dry!).
Also bring snacks, water, insect repellent, and life vest (PFD),
and wear shoes you don’t mind getting wet. Depending on water level,
 we may have to drag our kayaks/canoes over a beaver dam or two.
Meet at the dirt parking area next to the put-in by the bridge on
Whites Woods Road. Heavy rain or thunderstorm cancels.
Please let Diane know in ADVANCE if you will
participate by contacting her at 860.309.5139

 Andrew Geller: Deconstructed
with Author Jake Gorst
Thursday, June 21 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Over the course of a career that lasted more than fifty years,
Andrew Geller - architect, artist, and designer - quietly produced a
large and culturally significant body of work, leaving an invaluable mark
 in his field. Geller’s impact was first felt in the heady post-World War II years
he spent at the Raymond Loewy design firm, where one highlight amongst
many was his improvisational and free-handed influence on the Lord & Taylor brand.
He is undoubtedly most well-known, though, for his architecture, and his
stunning modernist beach houses in particular, houses that still grace our
shores and which, not unlike Andrew Geller himself, were innovative,
unconventional, and saturated with a delight for beauty and form.
In Andrew Geller: Deconstructed, Jake Gorst celebrates the life and work
 of his grandfather, bringing together two-decades worth of interviews,
both formal and informal, as well as many artifacts and treasures
culled from Geller’s vast personal collection of drawings and photographs.
Included within are stories and images not only of his now famous beach
 houses, but also of the many lesser-known buildings and early artworks,
making this the definitive volume on this architectural icon.
Jake Gorst is an Emmy awarding winning filmmaker and writer.
His recent documentaries include Frey: The Architectural Envoy (2018),
The Nature of Modernism: E. Stewart Williams, Architect (2014),
and Modern Tide: Midcentury Architecture on Long Island (2012).
 He is the author of the book Andrew Geller: Deconstructed and a contributing
 writer to The Architect’s Newspaper and Modern magazine.
A wine & cheese reception will follow.
The Hickory Stick Bookshop will provide books for sale & signing.

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

Friday, June 22, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

Family Pizza & Game Night
Friday, June 22 ~ 5:00-8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Have a good time with family and friends and
 enjoy pizza, games, pool, table tennis and more at
The Litchfield Community Center on  Friday June 22, 2018!   
Come and go as you please or stay the whole time!  
Have fun from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  This evening is FREE.  
Sponsored by Litchfield Prevention Council
 and Litchfield Community Center.  
Pre-registration is appreciated by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

Star Party
Friday, June 22 ~ 7:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills
Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society.
Tonight's topic is the Moon. Weather permitting,  
there will be star gazing after the program.
7:30 P.M., A.B. Ceder Room.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Dawn Chorus
with Fran Zygmont
Saturday, June 23 ~ 4:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
The dawn chorus occurs when birds sing at the start of a new day.
In a given location, it is common for different species to do their dawn
singing at different times. Of order to experience this incredible
performance you must be up before the birds! Join The Bird Whisperer,
Fran Zygmont as he and early bird Gerri Griswold take you to some favorite
birding haunts just before the crack o' dawn. Breakfast at Patty's afterwards!
4:00 A.M., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00,
Please pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857
or pre-register online

Renegade (S)heroes:
Fatihful *Rulebreakers* Changemakers
Saturday, June 23 ~ 9:30 am  - 3:00 pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Be transformed by those before us...
We are living in times of the Divine Feminine, which calls for women to
“be the change we want to see in the world.” Participants in this program
will be guided through the stories of unorthodox New Testament women
whose lives were transformed through rule-breaking encounters
 with Jesus Christ. The day will include stories of New Testament
women and others, songs, conversations, meditations, and movement
to unearth transformational opportunities in participants' lives.
Rev. Dr. Shelley D. Best
An ordained minister in the AME Zion church. President and CEO of
The Conference of Churches, a faith-based nonprofit in Hartford,
since 2001. Holds a Master of Divinity degree from Yale
University and a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford Seminary.

Included are stories of:
Syrophoenician woman
Women by the well
Woman with alabaster box
Woman with issue of blood
Mary at the feet of Jesus
Mary Mother of Jesus

Early Registration $60.00.
After June 14 Fee is $75.00
Sign Up By Friday, Jun 22 at Noon
For further information call (860) 567-3163

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Outdoor Market
Saturday, June 16 ~ 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:

Summer Reading Kickoff
with Juggler Jason Pipitone
For All Ages
Saturday, June 23 ~ 10:30- 11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Jason Pipitone’s Juggling Extravaganza is non stop action! Juggling,
physical comedy, balancing tricks and more - you don’t want to miss
this exciting event to kick off our Summer Reading Program Series!
Jason has been an entertainer since he was a young kid growing up
 in Las Vegas. As a teen he moved to Connecticut and continued to
evolve his skills to include stilt walking, unicycle riding, break dancing
and comedy. After school he began traveling the country as a street
performer working crowd participation and high energy physical
 routines into his act. Come celebrate summer with the family
 as Jason puts on a truly unique performance!

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

OWL's Summer Reading Program
June 23 - August 15
Oliver Wolcott Library
 From June 23 through August 15, we invite you to participate in our
Summer Reading Program that will include weekly book clubs that help
you get your school assignments completed while having fun.
 Join our Fairy Tale Lunch Bunch for grades K-4,
Page Turner’s Club for grades 4-6, and
Teen Pizza & Pages Book Club for grades 7-10!

All who participate in the Fairy Tale Lunch Bunch will be able to
attend a live performance of The Little Mermaid at the Warner Theater
and all Page Turner Club participants will be able to experience a day
at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC. Plus join us for our
Saturday Family Events that include a Wild West Special with Sciencetellers,
Animal Show’s Exotic Pet Rescues, and Pete & Chris Amusements!