Things to Do - June 2018
June 24-30, 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Monthly Family Breakfast
Sunday, June 24 ~  8:00-10:00 am
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
 5 Old Middle St., Goshen
 $7.00 per Adult
 $3.50 per Child under 12
 in the Parish Hall, Church of Christ
 5 Old Middle St., Goshen, CT 06756

Outing Club Hike
Sunday, June 24 ~ 1:00 pm
Mountain View Trail, Goshen
The Outing Club will hike the Mountain View Trail, part of the
Goshen Land Trust properties, on Sunday, June 24, 2018.   
Meet in the parking lot of the Goshen Library on Route 63 at 1:00
to carpool to the trail head where parking is limited.

We'll start our hike by following the blazes through the woods
 with a steady climb to a rock outcropping with a stunning view
 of the Berkshires.  The downhill return is an easy walk down a wide dirt road.
Total hike is a little over 2 miles.  Following the hike, we will have pizza
at AJ's in Goshen.  If you would like to join us, please call me
at 860 387 9830.  If leaving a message, include your cell #.

Bring water, a snack, wear sturdy hiking boots and dress and spray
to protect against ticks.  Walking sticks would be useful for the climb.

Outing Club activities are open to all single and married persons
Children are also welcome accompanied by an adult
Outing Club activities are non-smoking, non alcohol and no pets

If weather is questionable, check your email at
10:00 Sunday morning of outing day for updates.  
We will not have an indoor option on this one.
Doyle Finan (860) 567-8928
Marjorie Simmons (860) 387-9830

Blinkers and Flyers on a Summer Evening
LH Junior Audubon
 Sunday, June 24 ~ 8:00 pm
Boyd Woods Sanctuary
Come to Boyd Woods and search for fireflies, also called lightning bugs,
 in the meadows and look for bats flying over- head. Fireflies are not flies
nor are they bugs; they are blinking beetles! As darkness sets in we will
 see if we can find any fireflies and spot bats. Bring a jar with an old sock
or hosiery or a critter carrier and learn how to safely handle these beetles.
Naturalist Donna Rose Smith will be there to guide you.

Meet at the Boyd Woods Sanctuary
parking area on Route 254 in Litchfield.
Check our website,,
for other upcoming Junior Audubon activities.

Please let us know if you are joining us so
we can be sure to have enough supplies.
BUT don’t let that stop you from
joining us at the last minute!
Phone: 203-706-0474.

Monday, June 25, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

Monday Scholars
The Science of Well-Being
Mondays, June 25 - July 30
12:30 - 2:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Monday Scholars is a weekly series that combines the best of online
 learning with classroom discussion. Each week a new lecture topic is
watched and discussed. All you need to do is come ready to engage your mind
and participate in the discussion. Join Patricia Moore as she facilitates this course.

About the Course:
The video lectures of “The Science of Well-Being” will be taught by
Professor Laurie Santos. This year, when this course was offered
for the first time at Yale nearly a quarter of Yale’s undergrads enrolled -
some 1,200 students, a record for Yale University.
 In it, she overviews what psychological science says about happiness.
The first half of the course reveals misconceptions we have about happiness
 and the annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do.
The second half of the course focuses on activities that have been
proven to increase happiness along with strategies to build better habits.
 During this course, you’ll have a chance to watch a set of short lectures
exploring what the science of psychology says about living a better life.
But you won’t just be learning a bunch of scientific insights - we want you
to put the scientific insights into practice in your own life. We want you to use
what the science says to rewire your own habits and positive practices.

About the Professor:
Laurie Santos is a tenured, Associate Professor of Psychology at
Yale University. She earned her Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Her research explores an age-old question: what makes the
human mind unique? She has published extensively on the topic.

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

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Sarah Pierce's Birthday
and Summer Kick-Off Week
June's Free Community Week
Tuesday, June 26 - Friday, June 29
from 3:00-5:00 pm
 Tapping Reeve Meadow
We are celebrating the start of summer vacation with a week of FREE
afternoon crafts and games for families at the Tapping Reeve Meadow.
The week kicks off with a birthday celebration for Litchfield Female
Academy founder, Sarah Pierce, who was born 251 years ago!
Every day we will be doing something different -
from painting and planting to making sundials
and playing colonial games.
Stop in anytime to join in the fun!

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.

Fiction Book Club
Tuesday, June 26 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Morris Public Library
Join our Fiction Book Club on Tuesday, June 26, at 7 pm,
as we discuss "In Farleigh Field" by Rhys Bowen.
To register and reserve your copy: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

CT DEEP’s CARE Fishing Class
Wednesday, June 27 ~ 5:30 pm
Morris Town Beach Pavilion
Bring your family and join the CT DEEP CARE
“Learn to Fish” program for a fun hands-on
introduction to the basics of fishing.  
Geared towards those age 8 and older.  
FREE but advance registration is required by
 contacting Morris Beach and Recreation 860-567-7437.
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437

Family Dinner
Wednesday, June 27 ~ 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 28, 2018
Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Fairy Tale Lunch Bunch Club
For Children Entering Grades K-4
Thursdays, June 28 - August 2
 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Mrs. Shaia will read a fractured fairy tale aloud while you eat your lunch.
Then, we will watch a clip of Shelly Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre featuring
 the traditional story. We will focus on a different fairy tale each week,
 concluding with “The Little Mermaid” to prepare for the field trip at the
Warner Theater on August 5. Make sure to pay attention because
we will be playing the ever-popular Book vs. Movie Game afterward.
Grownups who stay for the fun will catch glimpses of actors such as
Jeff Bridges, Helen Mirren, Christopher Reeve and
 Jean Stapleton in the live-action productions.

A pizza lunch will be provided each week.
Keep track of the books read aloud for the “Read to Me” portion
 of your Litchfield Center School summer reading requirement!

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

Cable Television Advisory Council
Thursday, June 28 ~ 6:30 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
South Street, Litchfield

Luminaria Ceremony
 to benefit the Relay For Life of Litchfield County
Thursday, June 28 ~ 6:30-9:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
The American Cancer Society will be holding a special Luminaria Ceremony
to benefit the Relay For Life of Litchfield County on Thursday, June 28, 2018
from 6:30PM to 9:30PM at White Memorial Conservation Center.
Residents are invited to join the American Cancer Society to honor
and remember our loved ones impacted by cancer while raising awareness
about the Society's work in reducing the pain and suffering caused by cancer.
Luminaria bags will be available for purchase at the

During a Luminaria Ceremony hundreds of white bags, decorated
by participants, are lit along a path to celebrate survivors,
remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer. A moving ceremony
 is held once the luminarias are lit at dusk. Afterwards, participants are
 encouraged to walk a silent lap to reflect on those impacted by cancer.

Uniting communities across the globe, Relay For Life participants
celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost,
and take action for lifesaving change. Last year, 2.7 million participants
 in the U.S. raised more than $279 million to help the American
Cancer Society attack cancer in dozens of ways, each of them
critical to achieving a world without cancer - from developing
breakthrough therapies to building supportive communities, from
providing empowering resources to deploying activists
to raise awareness. For more information,
or call 800.227.2345.

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
Thursday, June 28  ~ 8:15-9:15 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
Drumming for Peace at sunset on the evening of the full moon
takes place at Church of Christ Congregational, 5 Old Middle Street,
at the intersection of Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen, CT.
Come and join us as we send the energy created
by our drumming out into the universe for world peace.
Bring your own drum/s or use one of the drums
or rhythm instruments that will be available.

If the flapping of the wings of a butterfly in South America
can have an affect on the weather in Africa, then surely the
energy created by our drumming can have an affect on world peace.

Come and join us and drum your heart happy.
If it isn't raining or cold we will gather outside
on the lawn, so bring a chair as well as your drum.
If it's too cold to be outdoors, we will be in the
fellowship hall in the basement below the sanctuary.

Participants may bring their own drums or use the
 drums and rhythm instruments that will be provided.
Any type of hand drum may be used.
All drummers or people who would like to become
drummers are welcome; no experience is necessary.

Drumming for Peace is a program begun by Drums Around the World.
The concept is that drummers will drum for peace in their time zone for
about an hour sending the energy that is created out into the universe for
world peace and then other drummers will begin drumming in their time zone
and thus pass the drumming around the globe.
Contact: Susan A. Strand

Friday, June 29, 2018
Continuing Activities - Fridays

School's Out 80's Concert
with The Future Heavies
Hosted by Morris Beach & Recreation
Friday, June 29 ~ 6:30-8:30 pm
Morris Town Beach
School's Out 80's Concert
with The Future Heavies!
CT's premiere 80's band!

Grab your neon and join us
at the Morris Town Beach Pavilion
as we celebrate the end of the school year
and the start of Summer! Wooo hooooo!
Fun begins at 6:30 pm.
We'll have The Cheese Truck on site
with artisan grilled cheese sandwiches.
 SOOOO delicious!
Don't worry about dinner!
Or dessert, for that matter because
The Ice Cream Man will be here, too! Fun stuff!

FREE! Bring your lawn chairs and join us in our
continued efforts to bring our Community together
 - no better way than through music.
Especially if it's 80s music!
(RAIN DATE: Friday, July 6)

Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Historical Hike Up Prospect Mountain
with Lee Swift, Richard Heys, and Gerri Griswold
Saturday, June 30 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
To the west of us rose a smooth-bosomed hill, called Prospect Hill; and many
a pensive, wondering hour have I sat at our playroom window, watching the glory
of the wonderful sunsets that used to burn themselves out amid voluminous
wreathings, or castellated turrets of clouds - vaporous pageantry proper to a
mountainous region. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe, describing the view from her Litchfield home

This 328-acre preserve, located west of the Borough of Litchfield, includes most
of a locally prominent hill featuring a spectacular viewpoint near its 1350-foot summit,
as well as a large pond to the west.  It is mostly forested, with several meadows
indicating past agricultural uses.  The area was subject to significant
nickel mining explorations in the 19th century.

Hike this beautiful property which is now owned by the Litchfield Land Trust
with former land trust President, Richard Heys, local historian, Lee Swift,
and White Memorial's Gerri Griswold. The history, geology, and natural beauty of
Prospect Mountain will be discussed. Bring sturdy shoes, a hiking pole, and plenty of water.
10:00 a.m , Meet at the A. B. Ceder Room. LLT and WMCC
Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online:

Revolutionary War
Walking Tour
Saturday, June 30 ~ 10:00 am
Litchfield History Museum
Litchfield was a hotbed of activity during the Revolutionary War.
Prisoners of war were jailed in this safe town, a military presence
guarded stores and provisions, and families were divided by those seeking
their independence from the British crown. Walking tours each last about 1 hour.
Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.
 Tour meets at the Litchfield History Museum.

Registration Required.
Free for members; $5 non-members
or call (860) 567-4501
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.

Saturday, June 30 ~ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Goshen Fairgrounds
&  Sunday, July 1 ~ 10am-6pm
A Celebration of Tibetan Culture: music, food, handicrafts,
art, and dance . Hands-on activities, games,
and workshops for all ages, including the making
of an amazing sand mandala offering.
First organized in 2005 by Michelle Weik, TibetFest has grown into
one of largest Tibetan festivals in the U.S., and a most anticipated
event bringing Tibetans, and friends of Tibet together, from around the world.
This year, TibetFest will be organized by Students for a Free Tibet (SFT),
a nonprofit organization that works in solidarity with the
Tibetan people in their struggle for freedom.

All proceeds from TibetFest will go directly to SFT's investment
 in youth leadership and helping advance the Tibetan
people's courageous movement for freedom and human rights.

ADMISSION : $15/adults, $8/students,
weekend pass for adults $25, students $15
admitted free/age 2 & under.

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: