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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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Lego Camp - Pre-Engineering (ages 5 & 6)
Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO(R)!
Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars,
and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless
 creative possibilities of the LEGO(R) building system with the guidance
 of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to
prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.
Ages 5 & 6 ~ Cost: $160 pp

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Lego Camp - Engineering FUNdamentals (ages 7-11)
Monday, June 27 - Friday, July 1, 2016
1:00 -4:00 p.m.
 
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of
thousands of LEGO(R)! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering,
and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as arch bridges,
skyscrapers, motorized cars, and the Battletrack! Design and build as
never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment.
An experienced instructor will challenge new and
returning students to engineer at the next level.
Ages 7-11 ~ Cost: $160 pp

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Watercolor Journal
Friday, July 1 ~ 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Classes begin July 1, 2016 ~ 8 weeks
Journaling is a powerful way to express, share, feel and experienceour "Selves."
The medium of watercolor and the process, resonates with our most intuitive aspects.
Together we uncover and discover our creativity and being in the moment.
Instruction is offered on a group and individual basis. All levels and abilities are welcome.

Journals are available through teacher, please inquire.
Bring your painting materials to class.
Suggested materials list will be provided if you email Rose.

Rose Petruzzi is an artist, illustrator, visual designer, art therapist,
and art teacher. She has written 2 children's books and illustrated 7.
Her contributions to Herb Quarterly have spanned over 18 years.

Cost: $140.00 for 8 weeks
Pre-registration required.
$3.00 pp credit card processing fee
will be applied to your registration.

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Hand Drumming
Mondays, June 13-July 18 ~ 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Hand Drumming with local resident and world
renowned percussionist John Marshall
For all ages and abilities
No Meeting July 4th
John Marshall--performs on concert stages, radio, television, and film both
nationally and internationally. He includes the drumming traditions of the
Middle East, North and South India, Egypt, West Africa, the Caribbean,
and Central Asia in his repertoire, performing all manner of hand-held percussion.
He has performed and recorded with such artists as The Paul Winter Consort,
 Michael Brecker, Glen Velez, George Benson, and Marc Anthony!
John is the recipient of several awards and has been recognized
 for excellence in percussion music education.

Hand drums and percussion are provided.
Registration and Pre-Payment Required
$100 for 6 weeks ~ $20 drop-in

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, July 6 ~ 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.
 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

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Mahjongg Tournament
Friday, July 8 ~ 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Join others at the Litchfield Community Center for a friendly mahjongg tournament.
Participants will play four rounds consisting of four games per round.
Scores will be tallied throughout the day with prizes to the top scores.

A continental breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided.
Lunch is also included.
Please inform the Center of any
dietary restrictions upon registering.
Cost: $35pp
Registration at 9:30am
Games start at 10:00am
Tournament facilitated by Dan Gagne.
Proceeds Benefit the Litchfield Community Center
Registration and payment due by Friday, July 1st, 2016
(860) 567-8302

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Lake Compounce Youth Trip (ages 8-16)
Tuesday, July 12 ~ 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
A day trip to Lake Compounce Amusement Park.
Roller Coasters, rides, games, water park!
Lunch is not included.
 Fee includes transportation, admission, and supervision.
 Cost: $50pp ~ Open to ages 8-16

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All Aboard ~ Litchfield to London
Saturday, July 16 ~ 6:00-10:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
The Litchfield Community Center is going full steam ahead with the planning
 and preparation for their Annual SummerFest Gala, "All Aboard ~ Litchfield to London."

With a reputation of being the "not to be missed event of the summer,"
this year's vintage cruise ship theme is one that is sure to delight and entertain
all who attend. The evening promises delectable food, live dancing music
presented by the ever popular "Eight to the Bar" & "Brass-O-Mania" bands,
performing songs of the 40's - 60's, along with classic beverage service
and vintage nautical decor. Each guest will have the experience of setting
sail aboard the "USS Litchfield" across the Atlantic to England.
Vintage attire is encouraged and reservations are required.

Leading up the gala event, sales of raffle tickets to win a trip to England
aboard the Queen Mary 2 are ongoing at this time. The purchase of a
$20 ticket buys a chance to win the grand prize of a trip for two that
includes private transportation from your home to the Queen Mary 2 dock
 in NYC, a seven day cruise to Southampton, England, private transportation
 to London, a 5 night stay at Conrad St. James Hotel in London, private
transportation to Heathrow airport, business class return flight to NYC
and private transportation back home.
Trip dates are October 25 - November 6, 2016
and the value is over $10,000.00.
Tickets are available at the Litchfield Community Center,
421 Bantam Road in Litchfield and at area businesses.

For more information about making reservations for the SummerFest Gala
or the purchase of raffle tickets, please call the Community Center
860-567-8302 or email info@thecommunitycenter.org
Cost: 85.00 pp
Note: A $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.

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Jeffrey Engel Music Lecture
Wednesday, July 20 ~ 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Jeffrey Engel presents "Unusual & Unknown Musical Gems," a music lecture
of some forgotten compositions that are seldom heard or confined to musical
oblivion and positon them in the musical sunlight once more.

FREE of charge, part of our 2016 SummerFest events!
Pre-registration is required,
light refreshments will be served.
Lecture is 2 parts - July 20 and July 27

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, July 20 ~ 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.
 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

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Summer Feast and Dancing Feet
Thursday, July 21 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Join us for a luncheon with live music and dancing.
"The Survivor's Swing Band" will entertain
with a variety of classic music.
Free ~ Pre-registration is required
Please bring a dessert to share.

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Hammonasset Beach Youth Trip (ages 8-16)
Tuesday, July 26 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
A day at the beach!
First stop at Lenny & Joes for lunch then beach time from 12-3pm.
After lunch a stop for ice cream before heading home.
Cost: $25 ~ Ages 8-16

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Jeffrey Engel Music Lecture
Wednesday, July 27 ~ 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Jeffrey Engel presents "Unusual & Unknown Musical Gems," a music lecture
of some forgotten compositions that are seldom heard or confined to musical
oblivion and positon them in the musical sunlight once more.

FREE of charge, part of our 2016 SummerFest events!
light refreshments will be served.
Free ~ Pre-registration is required
Lecture is 2 parts - July 20 and July 27

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Continuing Activities & Classes

Mondays

Yoga with Wendy
9:00-10:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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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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Movie Mondays
1:00 -3:00 pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

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Strength and Stretch
1:30-2:30 pm
Increase muscle mass, range of motion & circulation,
 reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
Mondays at 2:00 pm / Thursdays at 11:30 am.
Pre-registration required.
Location: Community Room
Cost: $75.00 for 4 weeks (8 sessions)
Contact instructor Shannon Strong,
certified personal trainer at

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Tuesdays

BNI
7:00 am
BNI stands for Business Networking International and it is the world's largest
 referral organization with over 185,000 members in over 60 countries.
Last year members of BNI passed thousands of referrals, which generated
over 6 billion dollars worth of business for each other! BNI provides a positive,
supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange
 of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build personal
relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.
Here is a link to our website, bnict.com

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Struttin' Soles Walking Group
9:00-11:00 am
Ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday!
Open to anyone interested in sharing in the joy
and health benefits of group walks.
Meet at LCC parking lot to start and all are welcome to come
back in for coffee/tea after finishing walk.
Wear comfortable clothing/shoes.
Walks will be taken along local roads/
trails based on the group's interest and ability.
Call 860-567-8302 or email to sign up.
Be sure to include your t-shirt size.

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Community Artists' Group
formerly "Paint with Friends"
9:00 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
9:30-11:00 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 - 2:00 pm
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 -3:00 pm
Free admission, cards available for nominal fee

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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 with Wendy
9:00 -10:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Tai Chi with Eileen
10:30-11:00 am
All Ages Welcome
FREE ~ No experience necessary,
dress in comfortable clothes
Eileen Rindos leads a light Tai Chi exercise each week
focusing on reflexology and meditation.
This class is free and no registration is necessary.

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Table Tennis
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Table Tennis is played weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Drop in. New or experienced players welcome! Paddles available.

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
12:30-2:00 pm
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.

 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

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Bridge for All
1:00-3:00 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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Thursdays

Struttin' Soles Walking Group
9:00-11:00 am
Ongoing every Tuesday and Thursday!
Open to anyone interested in sharing in the joy
and health benefits of group walks.
Meet at LCC parking lot to start and all are welcome to come
back in for coffee/tea after finishing walk.
Wear comfortable clothing/shoes.
Walks will be taken along local roads/
trails based on the group's interest and ability.
Call 860-567-8302 or email to sign up.
Be sure to include your t-shirt size.

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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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Wii Bowling
10:45 am-12:00 pm
Thursdays in the Learning Center
Join others for Wii bowling. Open to the public

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Table Tennis Club
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
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 Across the Ages" DVD course
2:00-3:30 pm
In Art across the Ages, Professor Ori Z. Soltes has crafted a course in
Western visual art that serves as both a mind-broadening survey and
an essential introduction. It is designed to give anyone interested in Western art
a firm familiarity with its basics, acquainting you with major artists and styles
in various media and providing a broad foundation for deeper exploration.

 By giving you a ready grasp of the substance and significance of a vast range
of artists and their work, along with a solid knowledge of how those artists and
their work fit within art's continuum, this course will add immeasurably to your
next visit to a museum or exhibition or simply enhance
your pleasure in the art you encounter in your life.
 48 Lectures include: 30 minutes each
Cost: Donations accepted

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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 with Wendy
9:00 - 10:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Grief Support Group
9:30-11:00 am
Lounge ~ Free
Come just as you are, you have companions who are
also walking through the confusion and deep grief.
Learn what to expect and how to navigate the journey.
 This group is a gift from the Friends of Hospice.
For more information, call Rev. Eileen Epperson at 860-435-0288.

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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