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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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New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, April 26 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a "Do As You Please" day trip to NYC.
3 stops-Metropolitian Museum of Art,
Rockefeller Center or Battery Park area.
1 pick up - 52nd and Broadway

Bus departs LCC at 8:00 a.m .
and departs NYC at 6:00 p.m.
Transportation provided by Kelly Transit.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $45.00
Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Victorian Era America"
History Comes To Life Series
Thursday, April 27 ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m.  
Litchfield Community Center
 
Singer and actress Deborah Anne Goss takes us on a tour of the
Victorian Era with song & story. Hear the era illuminated with poignant ballads,
 stirring anthems, and humorous ditties sung in Deborah's mellow,
heartfelt tones. Deborah has been heard on NPR, performed in countless
theater productions and toured and performed throughout the country.

"History Comes To Life" events:

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

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Chair Yoga
Friday, April 28 ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy the benefits of Yoga using a chair for support and stability.
Classes include seated and standing postures,
breathing exercises and relaxation techniques.
Suitable for all abilities, especially appropriate for those
 with illness, injury or age related challenges.
Instructor: Andrea Lake Meharg
Contact her at 860-459-6944
Cost: $10.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, April 28 ~ 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 "The Survivor Swing Band"
Pre-registration is required
$7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, April 29 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 Free and open to the public
Bantam Bread - artisanal breads
Beltane Farm - goat cheese
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey products
Brookside Farm II - maple syrup
Cato Corner Farm - artisanal cow cheeses
Goatboy Soaps - soaps, lotions, lip balm
Good Doggy Treats - chicken breast dog treats
Laurel Ridge Farm - grass fed beef, pork and lamb
Penfield Farm - grass fed emu, pork, lamb
Plum Brook Chocolate - artisanal chocolates
Savor cookies - savory cookies
Sugar Water Farm - hydroponic greens and herbs 
Troy Brook Bakery - artisanal baked goods
Wave Hill Breads - three grain pain de campagne,
ciabatta, garlic bread
Z Farm - chickens,turkeys, duck,eggs 
For more information, please go to
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Introduction to Mosaics
Tuesday, May 2 ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Tuesdays, May 2-June 20, 2017
Explore the exciting world of the ancient art of mosaics.
This introductory class will explore the
direct method using vitreous glass.

We will discuss the history of mosaics and review
the mosaic color palette, the importance of tile shape and
 incorporate some of the ancient patterns of laying the tesserae.
Special attention will be placed on the step by step
process of completing the piece to final grouting.

Instructor, Joanna Micknak is a graduate
of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
in Canada, with a Fine Arts Degree.

Viewing some of the most breathtaking mosaics
 in Italy compelled her to research and explore
 the ancient art form of Mosaics.
From that point, Mosaics became
her passion for artistic expression.

8 Week Session
Tuesdays, May 2-June 20, 6-8pm
All Materials Provided.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $295 pp
Note: A $3.00 processing fee will be
added to each online registrant.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, May 3 ~ 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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Alzheimer's Help
Thursday, May 4 ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
FREE ~ Walk-ins Welcome!
First Thursday of every month, come talk
with Tina Hogan, of the Alzheimer's Association
about your questions and concerns.
Learn about education programs.
Understand more about memory loss.
Get connected with other experiencing
challenges associated with memory loss.
Discover resources available in your community.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Celebrity Chef Kids Cooking Class
(for students in Gr. 5-6)
Thursday, May 4 ~ 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Presented by Chef John Ferrucci as seen on
The Celebrity Chef Show Cable Access Ch 5.
He has traveled and worked in many of the
country's popular restaurants.
 He has owned and operated his
own business for almost 20 years.
Participate in a hands-on cooking experience a
nd also learn about kitchen sanitation and food safety.
All materials will be provided and students
will be able to bring home the items they prepared.
Menu includes Chicken Tenders,
applesauce, smoothie and sugar cookies.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Cost: $22.00pp
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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Cinco De Mayo Party
hosted by Miles to Mexico student group
5:00-8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Miles to Mexico is 15 students from Litchfield HS and Wamogo HS
volunteering with Operation Wallacea to assist with university level
biodiversity research in Akmual and Calakmul. In Akmual,they be
monitoring sea turtle populations and coral reef fish diversity
 in addition to other field research in Calakmul. They will be measuring
 biomass of forest and quantifying carbon sequestration.
The goal is to assist in the acquisition of field-based data
which will help to inform environmental sustainability
and resource management decisions.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Live Learn Lunch
Assistive Technology Demo
Monday, May 8 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
The WCAAA will give a free group demonstrations on assistive devices
such as magnifiers, phone amplifiers, vibrating alarm clock,
talking watch and kitchen utensils just to name a few.

This demonstration will enable an individual to make an informed
decision as to which device will work best for their needs.
The items demonstrated may help you or someone you know to live,
work, or play more independently and with more freedom.
Free!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Fun Day
Friday, May 12 ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Open to 4th - 6th Graders
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: $5 pp @ door
For more info call 860-567-8302

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DJ Dance
Friday, May 12 ~ 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
* Open to 7th & 8th grade students from
Litchfield, Morris, Goshen and Warren
Monthly DJ Dance! Open to 7th & 8th grade students
from Litchfield, Morris, Goshen, and Warren.

Permission Slip must be filled out by an adult and passed into
the Center upon arrival if not already done in December 2016.
Slips are good for entire 2016-2017 school year,
 and need to be filled out only once.
Cost: $7.00 pp @ Door
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, May 13 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 Free and open to the public
Bantam Bread - artisanal breads
Beltane Farm - goat cheese
Berry Ledges Apiary - honey products
Brookside Farm II - maple syrup
Cato Corner Farm - artisanal cow cheeses
Goatboy Soaps - soaps, lotions, lip balm
Good Doggy Treats - chicken breast dog treats
Laurel Ridge Farm - grass fed beef, pork and lamb
Penfield Farm - grass fed emu, pork, lamb
Plum Brook Chocolate - artisanal chocolates
Savor cookies - savory cookies
Sugar Water Farm - hydroponic greens and herbs 
Troy Brook Bakery - artisanal baked goods
Wave Hill Breads - three grain pain de campagne,
ciabatta, garlic bread
Z Farm - chickens,turkeys, duck,eggs 
For more information, please go to
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Day Trip: "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
@ Goodspeed Musicals and lunch  
Wednesday, May 17 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a 3 course lunch at Gelston House
before the 2:00 p.m. matinee performance.

Transportation by NW CT Transit is FREE
with a suggested donation of $7.00 pp,
 given to driver, only checks accepted.
Call for more details!
Limited to 14, pre-registration is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, May 17 ~ 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, May 19 ~ 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 Michael Ciulla
Pre-registration is required
$7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the World"
History Comes to Life  Series
Thursday, May 25 ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Actress Sheryl Faye brings Eleanor Roosevelt to life!
After suffering through an unhappy childhood, and losing her parents
 and one of her brothers, she figured out where she fit in and could
make a difference. She grew up and became an American politician,
 the longest-serving First Lady of the United States.

She was the first presidential spouse to hold press conferences,
write a syndicated newspaper column, and speak at a national convention.
 She advocated for expanded roles for women in the workplace, the civil rights
of African Americans and Asian Americans, and the rights of World War II refugees.
She became one of the first delegates to The United Nations.
One of the top ten most admired people of the 20th century.

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

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Red Cross Blood Mobile
Tuesday, May 30 ~ 1:15-6:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 For more info call 860-567-8302

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Shoreline Day Trip  
Wednesday, June 14 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.  
Litchfield Community Center
 
Start your day with lunch on your own at Bill's Seafood on the
Singing Bridge in Westbrook from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Then enjoy time on the Hammonasset Beach from 1:00-4:00 p.m.
reading, walking the shore, fishing off the jetty,
take a dip or visit the newly expanded Nature Center.

Transportation by NW CT Transit is FREE
with a suggested donation of $7.00 pp,
 given to driver, only checks accepted.

Limited to 14, pre-registration is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, June 21 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a "Do As You Please" day trip to NYC.
3 stops-Metropolitian Museum of Art,
Rockefeller Center or Battery Park area.
1 pick up - 52nd and Broadway

Bus departs LCC at 8:00 a.m .
and departs NYC at 6:00 p.m.
Transportation provided by Kelly Transit.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $45.00
Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Afternoon Jazz Feat
"The Mike Casey Trio"
To be rescheduled
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)
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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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