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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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Essex Steam Train and Riverboat Lunch Excursion
Tuesday, October 17 ~ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
 Litchfield Community Center
Trip is full. Please call to be placed on waitlist.
Enjoy a 3 course lunch aboard restored 1920's Pullman Diners
as part of a 3.75 hour lunch, train and riverboat
sightseeing excursion.The itinerary begins with boarding
your Dining Car to savor a hot lunch at historic Essex Station
 that is prepared and cooked on board.Next you will travel
aboard the train along the Lower CT River Valley.
At Deep River Landing you will transfer to the Becky Thatcher Riverboat
 for a cruise on the CT River, bursting with lush scenery and historic sights.
You will finish your journey riding in Coach Passenger
 Cars aboard the train back to Essex Station.

Pre-registration is required. Call for details.
Cost: Contact us for details
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight
History Comes to Life Series
Tuesday, October 17 ~ 2:00 - 3:00 pm
 Litchfield Community Center
Rita Parisi brings to life eerie, mysterious stories
 of 19th century Sarah Orne Jewett,
a New England regional writer featuring
 a family curse, death and immortality
"HISTORY COMES TO LIFE" SERIES
Tuesday September 26, 2017:
presents Helen Keller~Champion of the Disabled
Thursday November 16, 2017:
presents Amelia Earhart~First Lady of the Air

* Get your tickets now!
Cost: $10 for each/$25.00 for all 3
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Day Trip: "Rags" Goodspeed Musical
Wednesday, October 18 ~ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
 Litchfield Community Center
 
An American Musical: Welcome to the new world!
Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for
lost family and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons.

Lunch at Gelston House/3 course lunch
Depart: 10:00 a.m. / 11:30 a.m.
Three course lunch at Gelston House
(Please call to select one of four entre options)
1:30 p.m. Short walk over to Goodspeed
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. Showtime
Depart for Litchfield immediately following the show.

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.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Cost: Call for details  
Note: $3.00 pp 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 18 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar
Wednesday, October 18 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Free Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar
Join us for a free weight loss surgery informational seminar
to learn more about a decision that could change your life.
Hear from our team who will explain the steps
 involved in determining if you are eligible.

Cost: Free
* To register, please call 860.585.3339
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, October 20 ~ 12:00-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
Music by "Lew and the Good Time Guys"

* Registration is required.
Cost: $7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Date Night Cooking Class
Friday, October 20 ~ 6:30-8:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Celebrity Chef John Ferrucci presents this hands-on cooking class
for a date night menu with Chicken ala Saltimbocca,
Duchess Potato, Broccoli ala Polonaise and dessert.
All ingredients provided and BYOB.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
$60.00 per couple
Note: $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, Learn, Lunch:
Healing Benefits of Sound
Monday, October 23 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Rose Petruzzi, Certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher,
Gong Master and Artist will share the healing benefits of the gong bath,
and sound healing experience. This will be an interactive presentation.
Be prepared to lie down, or sit, and surrender to the sound
Cost: FREE
* FREE ~ Register online or Call!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Monday, October 23 ~ 7:00-8:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
Sam Ducharme takes you through the trail towns,
over the mountaintops and through the backcountry.
The images and stories will leave you with a renewed
awe of the beauty of our country and its people.
All ages are encouraged to attend.

* Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Donations Accepted
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, October 25 ~ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a "Do As You Please" day trip to NYC.
2 stops - Rockefeller Center or Battery Park area.
1 pick up - 52nd and Broadway
Bus departs LCC at 8:00 am and departs NYC at 6:00 pm
Transportation provided by Kelly Transit.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $45.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp 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, November 1 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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"Gin, Jeans & Jazz"
Featurring the Peter McEachern/Dave Santoro Quintet
Starry Night Cafe
Saturday, November 4 ~ 7:00-10:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Litchfield Community Center's Starry Night Cafe
presents feature The Peter McEachern/Dave Santoro Quintet.
Don your jeans, sip some gin, swing and sway to cool jazz.
Admission includes cocktail, beer, soft drinks and bar food.
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $75.00 pp
Note: $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, Learn, Lunch Series
Healthy Living = Fall Prevention
Monday, November 13 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Dr. John Fulkerson, Orthopedic Surgeon,
will show you how to live a healthier,
better life by teaching you the tips and
tricks to have a better "stance" on life.

FREE ~ Register online or Call
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, November  15 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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"Gen Silent" Movie Screening
Wednesday, November 15 ~7:00-9:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
HOSTED BY AARP CT
Gen Silent shares the stories of LGBT older adults in Greater Boston
dealing with the challenges & hopes of growing older. Since 2010,
this landmark movie has inspired a world-wide movement of LGBT &
aging advocates to create safe & welcoming community
experiences for older adults & caregivers.

Light refreshments will be served.
A community conversation will follow the 70 minute film.
For more information about the film: Gen Silent Film
For more information about AARP and the LGBT Community:
go to AARP Pride
For more information on AARP CT: AARP CT

Cost: Free and open to the public
* Pre-registration  is required.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY 11/13/17
To register: please call 1-877-926-8300
For more info call 860-567-8302

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History Comes to Life:
Amelia Earhart First Lady of the Air
Thursday, November 16 ~ 2:00-3:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Jessa Piaia, will present a one-person interpretation of pioneer
aviatrix Amelia Earhart. The program is set in 1936, when Earhart
was a popular speaker on the national circuit and preparing
for take-off for the around-the-world flight in 1937.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $10.00 pp
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, November 17 ~ 12:00-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
Music this month: Ron Murray
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
& Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

* Registration is required.
Cost: $7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Saturday, December 9 ~ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Enjoy a "Do As You Please" day trip to NYC.
2 stops - Rockefeller Center or Battery Park area.
1 pick up - 52nd and Broadway
Bus departs LCC at 8:00 am and departs NYC at 6:00 pm
Transportation provided by Kelly Transit.

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

PLEASE NOTE TRIP CANCELLATION POLICY:
DUE TO COMMUNITY CENTER'S COMMITMENT TO COACH COMPANY, A $10 CHARGE WILL BE
APPLIED FOR CANCELLATION OF RESERVATION MADE UP TO ONE DAY PRIOR TO TRIP DATE.
NO REFUND IF RESERVATION IS CANCELLED WITH LESS THAN 24 HOUR NOTICE

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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