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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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Celebrating Pete Seeger
A Film Premiere & Reception
Hosted by Paul Winter
Saturday, May 30 ~ 7:30 pm

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Senior Lifestyles & Injury Prevention
Wednesday, June 3 ~ 1:00 pm
Created by Society of Trauma Nurses of Michigan, this program
 educates people on injury prevention at home that target senior
adults and promotes independence through injury prevention.  
Cost: Free and open to the public.  
Generous support has been provided by a
grant from the CT Community Foundation.

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Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Seminar
Wednesday, June 3, 2105
Join Bristol Hospital Development Foundation for a free weight loss surgery
informational seminar to learn more about a decision that could change your life.  
Meet their team who will answer all your questions about weight loss surgery
options and explain the steps involved in determining if you are eligible.
 For more information or to register,
please call Tammy Gangloff at 860.585.3339

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Daytrip: New Britain Museum of American Art
Friday, June 5 ~ 11:30 am-3:45 pm
Explore on your own or eat in the cafe before a guided tour at 1:00pm.  
There is more time on your own afterwards.  
Time:  Depart LCC 11:30am /
depart Museum 3:00pm for return approx. 3:45pm.  
Cost: Travel provided by NWCT Transit District
is free with a suggested $7.00 donation.  
Please call for more details.  
Pre-registration is required, seats are limited.

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Medicare Choices
Tuesday, June 9 ~ 6:30 pm
WCAAA CHOICES
Counselors offer free, unbiased, confidential information about Medicare,
Medicare Savings Program, veteran's insurance, chore servies and more.  
They will explain how it works and what you need.  
Cost: Free of charge.  
Pre-registration is required.

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AARP Safe Drivers Course
Wednesday, June 10 ~ 9:00 am-1:00 pm
The nation's first and largest classroom refresher course for motorist 50+  
Auto insurance available in some areas.  
Cost: $15.00 pp (AARP members) / $20.00 pp (non-members)  
Pre-registration required.

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Mahjongg Tournament
Friday, June 12 ~ 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Join us for a day of American Mahjongg.
 Includes 4 rounds and lunch.  
Player's points will be tallied up to determine
winners and prizes will be awarded.  
All proceeds to benefit the Litchfield Community Center.  
Cost: $25.00 pp
(Note: a $3 per person non-refundable service charge
for online ordering will be added to your order)
 Pre-registration and pre-payment is required,
Deadline is June 9, 2015.
Minimum of 20 players is needed for tournament.

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AARP Fraud Watch Network
presents "The Con Artist Playbook"  
Friday, June 19 ~ 10:30 am
 Learn tips to protect yourself and loved ones from becoming victims, and
receive up-to-date information on scams happening right in your community.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public.

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, June 19 ~ 12:00-2:00 pm
Join us for a light lunch and musical entertainment and dancing.
This month: Music by "Jerry Carillo Orchestra" and
lunch prepared by the Paradigm Healthcare Center.  
Cost:  $7.00 pp
Pre-registration required.

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Lego Camp - Star Wars Theme (Ages 5-7)
Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 ~ 9:00 am-12:00 pm
 "Star Wars" Theme Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO - Ages 5-7
Explore worlds far, far away and engineering principles right in front of them.  
Imagination and engineering combine to create motorized and architectural projects.  
 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 - Star Wars Theme (Ages 8-10)
Monday, June 22 - Friday, June 26 ~ 1:00-4:00 pm
 "Star Wars" Theme Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO - Ages 8-10  
Build complex machines and structures based on the best designs from a galaxy far,
far away while reinforcning key engineering concepts of imagination and engineering.  
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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Hartford Daytrip
Elizabeth Park & Butler-McCook House & Garden
Monday, June 22 ~ 10:00 am-4:30 pm
Enjoy over 800 varieties of roses through the world famous Elizabeth Park.  
Bring a brown bag lunch or lunch on your own at the
Pond House Restaurant (reservations suggested)  
Then continue to the Butler-McCook House & Gardens for a guided tour.  
Time: Depart LCC at 10:00 am/enjoy the Park from 11:00 am-1:30 pm/
Guided tour from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm/return approx 4:30 pm.  
Cost: $15.00 pp includes cost of the guided tour.
 LCC Van is limited to 13.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

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New York City Daytrip
Wednesday, June 24 ~ 8:00 am-8:00 pm
"Do As You Please"  
We supply the bus to New York City with 3 drop offs:  
Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
Battery Park and 1 pick up: 52nd and Broadway.
 Bus departs LCC at 8:00am and departs NYC at 6:00pm.  
Cost: $45.00 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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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, MAY 25
CENTER CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY

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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 ~ 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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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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Strength & Stretch for Seniors Class
11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
Thursdays, May 7 - June 11, 2015
ncrease muscle mass. range of motion & circulation,
reduce stress and improve overall well being.  
Cost: $65.00 for 6 week sessions / $15.00 per class for drop in.  
Pre-registration required.  
Contact instructor Shannon Strong,
certified personal trainer at www.shannonstrong.com

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Art DVD Course
Leonardo Da Vinci & The Italian High Renaissance
1:30 pm
This course is the powerful and engrossing look at this grand master, the intriguing
world he inhabited and shaped, and the legacies he left behind for us.
This 36-lecture course-packed with illustrations and animations brings you closer
than ever before to Leonardo's paintings, sculptures, sketches, and notebooks.  
Cost: Donations welcome.
Attend all or drop in.  
Presented by Prof. George R. Bent

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Knitting Lessons
6:00-7:00 pm
Thursdays, April 2-June 4, 2015
(Adults)  
Learn to knit or crochet with a master
knitter and accessory designer.  
All levels welcome, limited class size.  
Cost: $110. 00 for 10 week session.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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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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Grief Support Group
9:30-11:00  am
Litchfield Community Center
Fridays, May 8 - May 29, 2015
Be gentle with yourself, join others going through loss.
Everyone grieves differently and you are not alone.  
Space is limited to 10, pre-registration required.
Cost: Free, this group is a gift from the
Friends of Hospice in Litchfield, CT.  
Facilitator: Eileen L. Epperson 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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The Watercolor Journal
12:30-2:30 pm
Fridays, May 15 - July 3, 2015
Journaling is a powerful way to express, share, feel and experience our "Selves."
Come uncover and discover your creativity and being in the moment.  
Cost:  $140.00 (8 week session)  
(Note: a $3 per person non-refundable service charge
 for online ordering will be added to your order)  
Individual class /$17.50
Instructor: Rose Petruzzi.  Bring your materials to class.  
for a list of suggested materials.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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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