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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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Continuing Activities - Mondays

Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Continuing Activities - Fridays

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Afternoon Jazz Feat
"The Greg Carleton Trio"
Friday, February 24 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Straight from the Jackie Mclean Institue of Jazz
 at the University of Hartford comes the Greg Carleton Trio.
Come enjoy an afternoon of Jazz
at the Litchfield Community Center.

This Event is Made Possible by
The Litchfield Community Center Music Fund, a Fund
of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.

FREE!
* Register to RSVP or Call us!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Science Saturdays
Saturday, February 25 ~ 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
* Presented by How Cool Is That?
(Hands-On Science)
Join us for 6 Science Saturdays on
1/21, 2/4, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, and 4/8.
$20/class, or save by signing up
for all 6, for only $100!

Presented by "How Cool Is That?"
(Hands-On Science)
children will gain knowledge through science
 in a fun, unique, "hands-on" experience.
Velya Jancz-Urban brings to the table,
a CT teaching certification, with
activities aligned to STEM objectives.
All materials are supplied.
Ideal for grades K-5.

Pre-registration is required
Cost: $20/Class or $100 for 6 Classes!
Note: A $3.00 pp credit card
processing fee is added to each ticket.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, March 1 ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
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.
 Currently, quilts are donated to 11 Connecticut Hospitals,
including The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, VITAS HealthCare,
Bristol Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Donations of fabric shop gift cards, 100 percent cotton fabric, twin-size
quilt backings, cotton flannel and quilting materials are being accepted.
 The donation of an 800-1,000 sq. ft.  work location
with storage would be gratefully accepted.
Fundraising, social media and quilting volunteers
 are being sought. Quilters are especially needed.
Monetary donations can be given through PayPal
 or at P.O. Box 166, Watertown, CT 06795.

 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
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Women Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court
Wednesday, March 1 ~ 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Presented by Trish Chambers Productions
It took 191 years after the founding of the Supreme Court
for the first woman to be allowed to become part of that august body.

Four magnificent women have achieved the position of
Supreme Court Justice to date. Join Trish Chambers Productions in a
fascinating introduction to these accomplished jurists. Meet Sandra Day O'Connor,
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Learn how their
 unique personality and determination enabled them to break the
 glass ceiling to take their place in history, as they vote to clarify the intentions
of the founding fathers regarding the United States Constitution.

This program also introduces the audience
to the traditions and history of the Supreme Court.

FREE ~ $5 suggested donation at door
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Life Line Screening
"The Power of Prevention"
Friday, March 3 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
"Keep doing the things you love.
Catch health problems before they go too far."

Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive
 health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event.
Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health
 problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke;
abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta;
hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor
 of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is
closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening,
for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis.

Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests
and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount).
 All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

In order to register for this event and to receive a
$10 discount off any package priced above $129,
please call 1-888-653-6441

For more information, go to
Pre-registration is required 888-653-6441
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Eleanor"
Wednesday, March 8 ~ 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Historian Mark Albertson presents on Eleanor Roosevelt...
President Harry Truman once observed, "Eleanor Roosevelt was not
America's First Lady, but the First Lady of the world." This talk will span
 this most fascinating character's life from October 1884 to her death in
 November 1962. Eleanor was the first First Lady to address a presidential
convention. During her twelve years in the White House, she gave 348
press conferences; wrote 60 features for the nation's leading
 magazines; opened up the Democratic party to the Black constituency;
she was one of the co-authors of the United Nations Declaration
 on Human Rights; her husband, FDR received 31 honorary degrees;
 Eleanor, 35. Mrs. Roosevelt helped to set the standard for her fellow
Americans to follow with regards to helping the unemployed, fighting
 racial discrimination, improving the lot of women; while at the same time
showing that a myriad of accomplishments are possible in the
 face of adversity. Eleanor Roosevelt . . . a women for all seasons.

FREE!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Afternoon Jazz Feat
"The Mike Casey Trio"
Friday, March 10 ~ 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
The Mike Casey Trio is a unique jazz group not only in their musical approach,
but in instrumentation as well. The band features Mike Casey on saxophones,
Matt Dwonszyk on acoustic bass, and Corey Garcia on drums - three
of the brightest rising stars in jazz. The absence of guitar or piano,
which is typically found in a jazz group, gives the band a very distinctive sound.
A typical set features original music with some jazz classics/standards
thrown into the mix (re-arranged in their own signature style, of course).
The unique combination of the musicians, the instrumentation,
the songs, and artistic vision give the group a vibe that is at once
earthy and accessible, yet mature, refined, exciting, and upbeat - equally
enjoyed by music lovers or a seasoned jazz aficionado. The Mike Casey Trio
has enchanted audiences young & old alike, performing a unique blend
of upbeat, accessible, original music and exciting arrangements of jazz standards
with a mature lyricism and a sound that commands the attention of the audience.

FREE!
* Register to RSVP or Call us!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Fun Day
(Open to 4th - 6th Graders)
Friday, March 10 ~ 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Each Month a Litchfield High School student group hosts an evening
at the Community Center with proceeds benefiting various causes.
Open games! Ping pong, pool, air hockey, Foosball, Wii,
 board games, group games, music, arts & crafts!
Snacks and beverages available for purchase.

Cost: $5pp @ door
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, March 15 ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
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.
 Currently, quilts are donated to 11 Connecticut Hospitals,
including The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, VITAS HealthCare,
Bristol Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Donations of fabric shop gift cards, 100 percent cotton fabric, twin-size
quilt backings, cotton flannel and quilting materials are being accepted.
 The donation of an 800-1,000 sq. ft.  work location
with storage would be gratefully accepted.
Fundraising, social media and quilting volunteers
 are being sought. Quilters are especially needed.
Monetary donations can be given through PayPal
 or at P.O. Box 166, Watertown, CT 06795.

 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
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, March 17 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
Music this month by "Ron Murray"

Pre-registration is required
$7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Stand-Up Chameleon"
Jackson Gillman
Friday, March 17 ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Come celebrate St. Patrick's day with the "Stand-Up Chameleon,"
Jackson Gillman magically transforms himself into a wide array
of colorful characters. For his St. Patrick's Day appearance, his repertoire
will include spirited songs and tales about a green Frog Prince impostor,
and true blarney about a toppled statute of the patron Saint of Ireland.

6:00PM Doors Open, Pizza will be served
7:00PM Show
Cost: $5/pp, $25max/family
Register online, stop by, or call today!
*A $3.00 per person service charge will
 be added to each credit card transaction
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Live Well Workshop
Monday, March 20 ~ 12:30-3:00 p.m.
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!

Cost: FREE
Sponsored by the State Department on Aging
and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Celebrity Chef Cooking Class
Wednesday, March 22 ~ 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
6 week course runs Wednesdays from March 22 to April 26.
Sign up and learn some professional secrets!
The course will teach cooking techniques, sanitation, and menu planning.
This is a hands on cooking course with all materials and ingredients provided.

This course is led by John Ferrucci as seen on the Celebrity Chef Show
on cable channel 5, Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $140 for six weeks
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required
$3.00 pp credit card fee
will be applied to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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St. Patrick's Day Senior Luncheon
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Thursday, March 23 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: $10.00
* Contact Litchfield Park & Rec at 860-567-7569

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"Heart Art" Collage Classes
Saturday, March 25 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Collage, mixed media an story will be the foundation of our experience.
We will open ourselves to the narrative of our "heart"in our art,
 and reflect on the messages of the soul.
Materials needed: scissors, glue stick,
something to cut on, magazines.
Board will be provided to work on for first class.

Cost: $100.00
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Live Well Workshop
Monday, March 27 ~ 12:30-3:00 p.m.
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!

Cost: FREE
Sponsored by the State Department on Aging
and the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Celebrating 300 Years
of Connecticut’s Remarkable Women
Wednesday, March 29 ~ 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Join us for an interactive multi-media program by the
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame and learn about some of our state's
most remarkable women! Be inspired as you learn about well-known figures
 like Ella Grasso, Katharine Hepburn and Marian Anderson and lesser
known heroines like Maria Sanchez, Barbara McClintock and Hannah Watson.
This presentation will introduce you to the Hall, its mission and programs,
and give you a panoramic view of some of its 109 Inductees from across
all fields of endeavor, from politics and sports to the arts and sciences.

Cost: FREE
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Celebrity Chef Cooking Class
Wednesday, March 29 ~ 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
6 week course runs Wednesdays from March 22 to April 26.
Sign up and learn some professional secrets!
The course will teach cooking techniques, sanitation, and menu planning.
This is a hands on cooking course with all materials and ingredients provided.

This course is led by John Ferrucci as seen on the Celebrity Chef Show
on cable channel 5, Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $140 for six weeks
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required
$3.00 pp credit card fee
will be applied to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Teddy Roosevelt"
History Comes to Life
Thursday, March 30 ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Actor, Author, Educator Ted Zalewski brings to life one of America's
greatest presidents in Teddy Roosevelt: Mind, Body & Spirit. Combining history,
drama and fun voice his given to Roosevelt's own words, writings and beliefs.
Cowboy, soldier, naturalist, historian, father, statesman and a winner
of the Nobel Prize for Peace, Theodore Roosevelt lived a life that
inspires us still. Get ready for a 'bully' time with Teddy Roosevelt!

See ALL the "History Comes To Life" events:

Cost: $5.00 per person
* Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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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