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Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
phone: 860-567-8302
fax: 860-567-0328

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Special Events and New Classes
(Scroll below to see continuing activities and classes)

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Food Allergy Friendly Treats
~ Kids Cooking Classes
Wednesday, July 29 ~ 11:30 am
Learn how to make treats that are safe for most common food issues.  
Learn to substitute ingredients to make your favorite
snacks that taste exactly like the originals.

Certified Holistic Health Coach, Jen Minery
hosts 3 cooking workshops for kids.  .  
Cost:  $30.00 per class / $80.00 for all 3
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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"The Workman" Informational Session
Thursday, July 30 ~ 10:00 am
Mary Hart, the Administrator of The Workman will be her to answer
questions about the benefits of congregate living for seniors.  
Cost: Free.  
Pre-registration required.

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Daytrip: Ocean Beach State Park
Friday, July 31 ~ 8:00 am-4:00 pm
FULL - PLEASE CALL!
Spend the day soaking up the sun, swimming or exploring the tidal pools.  
Ocean Beach also offers water slides, a pool, mini gold, arcade, boardwalk and cafe.  
Time:  Depart LCC 8:00am/return approx 4:00pm.  
Cost: Travel provided by NWCT Transit District
 is free with a suggested $7.00 donation.  
Pre-registration is required, seats are limited.

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Lego Camp ~ Pre-Engineering (Ages 5-7)
Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7 ~ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Build engineer-designed projects with the
 guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.  
Cost:  $160.00 per person.  
(Note: a $3 per person non-refundable service charge
 for online ordering will be added to your order)
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required.

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Lego Camp ~ Engineering Fundamentals (Ages 8-10)
Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7 ~ 1:00 -4:00 pm
Apply real world concepts through engineer-designed projects as an experienced
instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.  
Cost:  $160.00 per person.  
(Note: a $3 per person non-refundable service charge
for online ordering will be added to your order)
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required.

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Lego Extra Bricks Camp
Works in conjunction with the Lego Camp!
Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 7, 2015
Ages 5-7: 12:00-1:00 pm lunch and group activity 1:00-4:00 pm
Ages 8-10: 9:00am - 12:00pm
This camp offers a traditional style day camp and games
that will get the kids outside and moving.  
Works in conjunction with the Lego Camp!  
Cost:  $40.00 pp.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Hearing Technology Center
Hearing & Screening
Monday, August 10 ~ 1:30-3:00 pm
Certified and licensed Audiologist &
CT Licensed Hearing Instrument Specialist,
Ms. Veralyn Davee will be here
to provide free hearing screenings.  
Cost:  Free.  
Pre-registration required.

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Youth Trip to Six Flags New England
Tuesday, August 11 ~ 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
(open to ages 10-18)
Have fun with a day at the park.  
Lunch not included.  
Cost: $50.00 pp/ seats limited to 13 on LCC van.  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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Assistive Technology Demonsration
Thursday, August 13 ~ 11:00 am
Come and learn about some of the new technology available,
such as magnifiers, phone amplifiers, smart pen and
 talking watches (to name a few) from WCAAA.  
Cost:  FREE.  
Pre-registration required.

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Youth Trip: Hiking & Bowling
Friday, August 14 ~ 10:00 am-3:00 pm
(open to ages 8-16)
Join us as we head to Thomaston to hike the Mattatuck
Trail and explore an immense cave!  Then head to
Thomaston Lanes for bowling and pizza.  
Cost:  $20.00 pp/seats limited to 13 on LCC van.  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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Youth Trip: Hiking & Jumping
Tuesday, August 18 ~ 9:00 am-5:00 pm
(open to ages 8-16)  
Head to Hamden for a hike at scenic Sleeping Giant State Park.  
Lunch included!  After lunch, head to Flight
Trampoline Park for 2 hours of bouncing.  
Cost:  $50.00 pp/seats limited to 13 on LCC van.  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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French Discussion Group
Thursday, August 20 ~ 6:00 pm
3rd Thursday of the month
Alliance Francaise of NW CT invites you to this newly formed
group that fosters global friendships through the study of
French cultures through lectures, films, group and visits.  
Cost:  $5.00 suggested donation
(AFNWCT members free)  
R.S.V.P. 203-707-0710

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Music Mountain Daytrip
Sunday, August 23 ~ 2:00 pm
Performances include Beethovern, Turina,
Bartok, Borodin and Dvorak.  
Time:  LCC van departs at 2:00pm / returns
approximately 45 minutes after end of show.  
Cost:  $25.00 pp
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
 LCC van is limited to 13 seats.

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The Student Compass
College Counseling and Career Planning Workshop
August 24, 25 and 26 ~ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
The Student Compass, a not-for-profit college counseling and career planning
organization in Litchfield, will be working with high school students in
Litchfield County on completing their College Applications and College Essays on
August 24, 25 and 26 from 9:00 am until 12 pm at the Litchfield Community Center.  
Register soon - workshop size is limited to 8 students.
Contact: The Litchfield Community Center 860) 567-8302
or Jake Horne Jakehorne8216@gmail.com 860-921-6158

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Hammonasset Ocean Trip
Wednesday August 26 ~ 8:00 am
Beach Day!  Enjoy a day of some sunshine and waves.
After, the group will stop at Lenny & Joe's for lunch on your own.  
One more stop just down the road in Madison Center to explore the shops on your own.
Beach time: 10-1pm ~ Lunch 1-2pm ~ Madison: 2-3:30pm
Travel provided by NWCT Transit District is free with a suggested $7 donation.
Pre-registration is required, seats are limited.

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Jeffrey Engel Presents
"The Influence of Jazz on Classical Music"
Wednesdays, August 26 & September 2 ~ 10:30 am-12:30 pm
Early 20th century composers of serious music
were fascinated by jazz and its' forerunners.
European composers traveled to New Orleans and Harlem
just to hear this new, distinctive American Music.
Jeffrey Engel will explore the jazz influenced
classical repertory and play examples(on CD's) from it.
Cost:  $20.00 pp.
 Light refreshments will be served.  
Pre-registration required by August 24.

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Sharon Playhouse Trip
"Little Shop of Horrors"
Thursday, August 27 ~ 1:00 pm
Come see this deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood
sci-fi smash musical at the TriArts Sharon Playhouse.  
LCC van departs at 1:00pm for a 2:00pm matinee.  
Cost: $27.00 includes show ticket and transportation.   
Limited to 13 seats.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Daytrip: Palace Theater & Mattatuck Museum
Friday, August 28 ~ 10:30 am-4:00 pm
First stop is a guided trou of the early 1920's building,
The Palace Theater.  Lunch is included at the theater.  
Then on to another guided tour of the Mattatuck
Museum with time on your own to explore.  
Cost:  Travel provided by NW CT Transit District
 is free with a suggested $7.00 donation.
Pre-registration is required, seats are limited.  
Please call 860-567-8302 for more details.

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Continuing Activities & Classes

Mondays

Yoga
9:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Acoustic Music Jams
10:15 am-12:00 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays ~ beginning April 6, 2015
If you are an area musician or singer looking to get together with others to practice,
harmonize, learn new songs or share your love of music, then join us!
Two options: Mondays 10:15am - 12:00pm
and/or Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
All ages are welcome but please note these are not lessons.  
Participants should bring all their own instruments and sheet music.  
No fee, but donations to the Community Center are appreciated.

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Stitch & Chat
10:30 am-1:00 pm
Open to all who love to knit, crochet,
cross stitch, sew, embroider, etc.
Bring your own project & share some time with others.
FREE ~ Light refreshments available.

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Feldenkrais: For Posture & Flexibility
11:00 am
Learn how to improve your posture, become more flexible
and make adjustment in your daily movements to reduce
stress and injury while moving slowly and gently.  
Cost:  $12.00 pp, per class.  
Instructor:  Pat Murphy, NY certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
and Licensed Clinical Social Worker & Psychotherapist.  
Registration required.  

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Monday Afternoon Movie
1:00 pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

MONDAY, JULY 27 - "STILL ALICE"
 - Rated PG13 (99 min)
Happily married with three grown children, Alice Howland is a renowned linguistics
professor at Columbia University who starts to forget words. When she receives the
devastating diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer's, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.  
Star Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Alec Baldwin

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Tuesdays

Community Artists' Group
formerly "Paint with Friends"
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Come join together with local people who love to draw and paint.
Anyone is welcome to participate
regardless of their level of expertise.
There is no fee to join, but artists must bring
their own paints, equipment and talent!

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Dance Exercise
9:30-10:30 am
Class will utilize dance technique forms
to stretch & tone the body.
Please bring mat.
Instructor: Rosemary Tindall-Gibson
Cost: $8.00 per class. On-Going, pay as you go.

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Duplicate Bridge
10:00 am
Instructor Al Root oversees this
weekly game of Duplicate Bridge
Bring a partner!
If you're a single, the best effort will be made
to accommodate you with a partner.
Come and go as you please.
Cost: $4.00 pp

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Bingo
1:00 pm
Free admission, cards available for nominal fee

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Zumba
5:30-6:30 pm
A dance-fitness class that blends upbeat world rhythms
with easy-to-follow moves to create a total body workout.  
Cost: $10.00 per class
Instructor: Ashley Greco

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Sculpt & Tone
7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
A strength training class that includes stretching,
abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout
Instructor: Dean Roberts  
Cost: $8.00 per class
Bring: hand weights, mat or towel

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Wednesdays

Yoga
9:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Tai Chi
10:30-11:15 am
Warm-ups and First Form" for improved flexibility
All Ages Welcome
Cost: FREE. No experience necessary,
dress in comfortable clothes

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Cribbage
12:00 pm
New & experienced players welcome!
Cost: FREE ~ all ages welcome

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Bridge for All
1:00 pm
Come and play bridge with others in a relaxed atmosphere
There is no instruction or lessons, just free play
Cost: Free, come and go as you please

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Acoustic Music Jams
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Mondays & Wednesdays
If you are an area musician or singer looking to get together with others to practice,
harmonize, learn new songs or share your love of music, then join us!
Two options: Mondays 10:15am - 12:00pm
and/or Wednesdays 6:30pm - 8:30pm
All ages are welcome but please note these are not lessons.  
Participants should bring all their own instruments and sheet music.  
No fee, but donations to the Community Center are appreciated.

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Thursdays

Blood Pressure Check
9:30-10:30 am
by Registered Nurse
Cost: Free of charge

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Dance Exercise
9:30-10:30 am
Class will utilize dance technique forms
to stretch & tone the body.
Please bring mat.
Instructor: Rosemary Tindall-Gibson
Cost: $8.00 per class. On-Going, pay as you go.

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Free Game Play Time
10:45 am-12:00 pm
Thursdays & Fridays
Table Tennis, Pool and the latest craze,
Wii games: Bowling, Tennis and more
Open to public

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Table Tennis Club
10:45 am
New Members always welcome.
Come play in a great social environment and meet other enthusiasts.
Join for USATT benefits, tournament notices, membership and TT tips!
FREE and open to the public.

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Art DVD Course
History of European Art
1:30 pm
This 48 lecture course will survey the great moments of European paintings,
sculpture and architecture from Charlemagne to the onset of WWII.  
Cost: Donations welcome.
Attend all or drop in.  
Presented by Prof. William Kloss.

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Sculpt & Tone
7:00-8:00 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays
A strength training class that includes stretching,
abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout.
Instructor: Dean Roberts  
Cost: $8.00 per class
Bring: hand weights, mat or towel.

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Fridays

Yoga
9:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Chair Yoga
10:30-11:30 am
Improve balance, circulation, flexibility & mobility.
Cost $10 per class - drop ins welcome
Contact Andrea Lake Meharg
ALakeYoga@gmail.com / 860-459-6944

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Mah Jongg Free Play
12:00-3:00 pm
Spend the afternoon with fellow players and brush up on your skills
playing the ancient, fascinating and challenging game of Mah Jongg.
Cost: FREE

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Carnival Day ~ BZ photos
Friday, July 10, 2015
 

 

   

 

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Big celebration ends community center Summerfest
Litchfield.bz (07-21-14)
Above, Mike Delay, left, and Ron Leal, co-chairman of Saturday night's gala
fundraiser at the Litchfield Community Center. Below, Father Tucker and Joan Gill.
~ BZ photos and Mary Ellen Birdsall photos

Summerfest at the Litchfield Community Center
concluded with a Saturday night gala called "Our Town."

Three hundred supporters of the community center gathered for the
fundraiser and to drink beer and wine, enjoy a clam bake, and participate
 in a live auction of furniture painted by 10 Litchfield artists.

The artists were Liza Oneglia, Mary DuLude, Susan Newbury, Joan Morosani, Laurie Sweet,
Kerry McDevitt, Jennifer Sabella, Bill Sanders, Faith Ohms, Kathy Murray, Darrin Ronning
 and Travis Messenger, Ella Crampton Knox and Emily Kennedy.

Nancy DePecol and Clifford Cooper created the artwork that went with the "Our Town" theme.
There was also a raffle of gifts donated by several local businesses.
Party planner extraordinaire Ron Leal was co-chairman of the event with Martha Bernstein.

Local sports celebrity Brent Hawkins and his wife, Mary.

John McKenna with Darcey Markelon, left, and Kate Sileo.

Nicole Genereaux and John Acerbi

Janet Baker and her always stylish husband, John.

Dave Skonieczny, left, and Perley Grimes

 
Ray Gibney and Matt Karpas

From left, Gib Keten, Charlie Gill, Bill Smith and Marathon Mary Smith

Ed and Nancy Schuler

Marathon Mary Smith and her husband, Bill.

From left, Susan Kendall, Dale Ryan and Jeannine Cooper.

Matt and Laurie Sweet

Summer Fest - Carnival Day
Thursday, July 17, 2014 ~ BZ photos