Things to Do -  April 2018
April 29-30, 2018

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Monthly Family Breakfast
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

Outng Club Hike
1:00 pm
Litchfield Town Hall
The Outing Club will hike the loop trail at Southford Falls State Park
 in the towns of Southbury and Oxford, CT on Sunday, April  29, 2018.  
We'll trek along the pond, through woodlands, to a tower, then down
some rocky terrain, over a board walk, along the fast flowing Eight Mile Brook,
and through a covered bridge with beautiful views of the falls.  
Although only 2 miles, the trail has a few moderately steep, rocky sections
 so bring poles and wear sturdy hiking boots.  As always bring water
 and a snack and dress to protect against ticks.  
We'll be on the lookout for spring wild flowers along the trail.

Meet at 1:00 pm at the Litchfield Town Hall to carpool to the park.  
Following our hike we'll share a pot luck picnic in Watertown.   
Please call Marjorie at 860 387 9830 for information
about the potluck and to let her know you are coming.

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.  
If weather cancels, we'll gather at Ken's
for cards, games and potluck at 3:00.
Doyle Finan (860 567-8928
Marjorie Simmons (860) 387-9830

Upcoming events:
May 20, 2018 - Hike Macedonia State Park
led by Anna & Marj (and potluck picnic)
June 24, 2018 - Hike Goshen Land Trust property
July 29, 2018 - Canoe/Kayak (Bantam River or West Hill Pond).
Aug 19, 2018 - Hike & Pool Party at Doyle's in Litchfield

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
7:30 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

Monday, April 30, 2018
Continuing Activities - Mondays

"Great Decisions"
Current Events Discussion Group
4:00 pm
Goshen Public Library
alternate Mondays, January through April
The Goshen Public Library will be hosting the
this year from January through April on
alternate Mondays starting January 22 at 4:00 pm.  
January 22, February 5, February 19, March 5,
March 19, April 2, April 16, April 30, 2018

This year's topics include:
The waning of Pax Americana?
Russia's foreign policy; China and America:
 the new geopolitical equation;
Media and foreign policy; Turkey: a partner in crisis;
U.S. global engagement and the military;
 South Africa's fragile democracy;
 and Global health: progress and challenges.

This year we are also considering having a second group if there
are interested participants who cannot make it to Mondays at 4 pm
- so please call and leave your name regarding a second group time.

Course books are published by the Foreign Policy Association
and we ask for a donation of $20 to help defray the cost of the program.  
Each session will include a short video clip by subject specialists
 (produced by FPA) and group discussion time based on the articles
that participants read prior to class.  This is an excellent time
 to learn about current events and meet new people.

The Goshen Public Library has been serving the residents
of Goshen and the surrounding communities since 1902.  
The Library can be found at 42 North Street in Goshen CT 06756.  
Call to register at 860-491-3234.
The complete list of events can be found
on our website:

Lynn Barker Steinmayer
Goshen Public Library
42 North Street
Goshen CT 06756

Film: Screenagers
Litchfield Prevention Council
7:00 pm
LIS Auditorium
SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in The Digital Age has been screened
 more than 6,000 times to two million people in more than 50 countries
around the world.. With multiple screenings happening daily in
 communities across the globe, SCREENAGERS is the first feature
documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and
 offer parents and families proven solutions that work. What started
 out as a personal story for one has grown into a national movement,
helping millions of teens and their families navigate growing
 up in a world with instant access to screens.