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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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Kate Callahan in Concert
Friday, September 30 ~ 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
KATE CALLAHAN IN CONCERT:
CT'S 16th STATE TROUBADOUR
Kate will perform a concert of compelling original music
plus songs by The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
Callahan has shared the stage with songwriter Judy Collins,
Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul, Mary) and Aztec Two Step.

She is one of the most awarded songwriters in CT.
She lives in CT where she also leads a vocal improvisation
workshop she created, called the Miracle of Melody.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Coffee, tea and light desserts provided ~ BYOB

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

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AARP Safe Drivers Course
Wednesday, October 5 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
The nation's first and largest classroom refresher
for motorists 50+. Auto insurance discounts in most states.
Pre-registration required.
Payment will be collected by instructor before class.
$15.00 pp (AARP members) / $20.00 pp (non-members)
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Borrow My Glasses" Program
Wednesday, October 5 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
"Building Cognitive Reserve Through Brain Fitness"
Learn what you can do to keep your brain sharp and protect against
memory loss and cognitive slow down. This interactive program will
explain the basic theory behind brain fitness. The criteria for what
makes something a brain fitness activity and dozens of practical
 no-cost brain fitness strategies will also be shared.
*Light lunch for all attendees will be provided after the program*
Facilitated by Donna B. Fedus, M.A. Gerontologist & Founder.
Registration required by October 1, 2016
$10.00 pp
Note: A $3.00 credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Day Trip ~ "Chasing Rainbows" at Goodspeed
Wednesday, October 5 ~ 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
"Everybody knows what happens to Judy Garland after 'The Wizard of Oz.'
But nobody knows what happened before...
Lunch on your own at Gelston House or La Vita
before 2:00 p.m. matinee show
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $60.00
Note: A $3.00 credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, October 5 ~ 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
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Borrow My Glasses" Program
Wednesday, October 5 ~ 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
"When Empathy Leads to Apathy-Understanding
and Preventing Compassion Fatigue Burnout"
Malcolm Gladwell observed, "Caring about someone deeply is exhausting,"
Family caregivers and paid caregivers alike can attest to this truth,
and must find the balance between providing compassionate
care and avoiding compassion fatigue and burnout.
Join us to learn the warning signs and prevention strategies.
*Light dinner for all attendees will be provided
 prior to the presentation at 5:15 p.m.*
Facilitated by Donna B. Fedus, M.A. Gerontologist & Founder.
Presentation 6:30- 8:30 p.m .
Registration required by October 1, 2016
 $10.00 pp
Note: A $3.00 credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Ventfort Hall Museum Luncheon/Tea and Lee Outlets
Thursday, October 6 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Start your day with a sit-down Victorain Tea/light lunch
served in the dining hall of Ventfort Hall "The Museum of the Gilded Age"
before continuing on a guided tour of the historic Hall and the
Decorative Arts Exhibit from the neighboring lavish estate of Bellefontaine.
Then stop at the Lee Premium Outlets for a little shopping before heading home.
Price includes round trip transportation on the LCC van, Tea/lunch and guided tour.
Cost: $40.00 pp
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Note: A $3.00 non-refundable credit card
processing fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Flu Clinic
Friday, October 7 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Be sure to bring insurance cards (both medical & prescription)
or a Medicare card. If you normally have a co-pay or if your Medicare
or insurance does not cover the flu shot, please bring cash or a check.
The price of the shot without insurance or coverage is $32.99.
Limited to 20 people/registration required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Life Drawing for Teens & Adults
Tuesday, October 11 ~ 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Classes run from Sept. 13 - Oct. 18, 2016
We will explore the age old tradition of "figure" of "life drawing".
All levels welcome!
Our focus will be on the clothed human figure.
We will practice gesture, movement, form, fashion,
 light effects, foreshortening and anatomy.
Please bring: pad 11x14 inches
(newsprint or inexpensive sketch)
Kneaded Eraser, Blending Stump, Graphite pencil
and/or charcoal (pressed not stick or vine)
Cost: $140 pp
This class is being taught by Rose Petruzzi,
for information please contact her at 203-266-5752
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, October 12 ~ 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 8:00am and departs NYC at 6:00pm
Transportation provided by Dattco Bus Company.
Cost: $50.00 pp
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
 fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Colonial Goodwife Trip
Friday, October 14 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Join our hosts for a tour of their unique colonial home,
an entertainingly informative presentation of
"The Not So Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife"
and a hands-on Fire Cider workshop.
First stop is Painted Pony for lunch on your own.
Transportation is provided by NW CT Transit
with a suggested donation of $7.00
payable to bus driver (check only please).
Pre-registration is required
Please call for details: 860-567-8302

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Harvest Bounty
Wine & Brew Fest
Saturday, October 15 ~ 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Day Trip: Las Vegas Comedy &
Celebrity Impersonators at Aquaturf Club
Monday, October 17 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Two of the country's Top Impressionists
& Comedians: Mark Verselli and Holly Faris!

From Joan Rivers and Tina Turner to Cher, Dolly Parton,
Bette Midler and more; Holly Faris offers hilarious impersonations,
touching portrayals and a bit of nostalgia, making her a true crowd pleaser.

Mark Verselli's comedy and extraordinary singing voice
 bring audiences to their feet in showrooms
and theatres across the country. Who else can "do"
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Nat King Cole, Archie and
Edith Bunker, Willie Nelson and More ...all in one breath?

Coffee & Donuts ~ Complimentary Beverage
Family Style Luncheon:
Salad/Pasta/Roast Turkey/Roast Beef/
Vegetable/Potatoes/Dessert

Limited space is available
(Aqua Turf is SOLD OUT! Buy your tickets here!)
Transportation provided by NW CT Transit District is Free
with a suggested donation of $7.00 per person.

Pre-registration is required
Please call for details: 860-567-8302

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"How Do You Know When Home Is No Longer An Option"
Monday, October 17 ~ 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Have you noticed changes in a loved one
that reveal a need for extra assistance?
Are you aware of the choices you have in your community?
Presented by Brandywine Living in Litchfield.
Free ~ Join us for a lunch and learn more.
Please RSVP to Nanette by Oct. 12 at 860-567-9500
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, October 19 ~ 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
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Paint Along
Thursday, October 20 ~ 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Create your own unique version of a well-known masterpiece
as local artist Deb Sowerby guides you step-by-step.
No experience necessary! All supplies provided!
Originally from the UK, Deb Sowerby has lived in New Milford since 2001.
Her love of painting blossomed and her desire to share this skill developed
 into the now famous "Paint Alongs". She is bringing this wonderfully
accessible concept to Litchfield and we are thrilled to be first
to host this event here at the Community Center!
Please arrive ten minutes ahead of time and dress in
comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting a little paint on!
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $40.00 pp
Sign up/pre-pay for all 3 classes and save! $105.00 for all 3 classes.
Other classes are Thursday, September 15 and Thursday, November 17.
Note: a $3.00 pp credit card fee will added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Atticus: Keeping History Alive
Wednesday, October 26 ~ 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Actor Richard Clark will portray Atticus Finch as he steps
from the pages of "To Kill A Mockingbird" and brings
to life the tragedy and triumph of Harper Lee's classic novel.
$5.00 per person
Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Wicked Litchfield County
Author Discussion with Peter C. Vermilyea
Wednesday, October 26 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
The Litchfield Community Center will host an author discussion
with Peter C. Vermilyea in celebration of his newest book,
Wicked Litchfield County, on Wednesday, October 26, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Thieves, rumrunners and rapscallions all color the unsavory side of
Litchfield County history. Townspeople accused women of witchcraft
simply for not bearing enough children in the early days of the region.

During the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Owen Sullivan
and William Stuart took advantage of the county's isolated stretches and a
currency shortage to build counterfeiting empires. In 1780, Barnett Davenport's
brutal actions earned him infamy as the nation's first mass murderer.
Small-time speakeasies slowly took hold, and the omnipresence of alcohol-fueled
crime led to the birth of the nationwide prohibition movement.

Local historian Peter C. Vermilyea explores these and other
devilish tales from the seedier history of Litchfield County.
Peter C. Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School
 in Falls Village, Connecticut, and at Western Connecticut State University.
 A graduate of Gettysburg College, he is the director of the student scholarship
 program at his alma mater's Civil War Institute. He is the author or editor
 of three books and more than a dozen articles and maintains the
Hidden in Plain Sight blog, www.hiddeninplainsightblog.com.
His most recent book is The Hidden History of Litchfield County.
He lives in Litchfield with his wife and two sons.

This event is free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be offered.
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