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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Kinetic Kids
Tuesdays, September 30 ~ 3:15-5:00pm
Grades 1-3
Tuesdays, September 30 - November 4, 2014
This after school group will participate in group activities and
sports related games aiming to improve hand-eye
coordination, agility and endurance.  
Pick up from Center School with the LCC van.  
A snack will be provided each week.  
Cost:  $30.00 pp for 6 week program.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)   
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Daytrip: Goodspeed Opera House
Irving Berlin's "Holiday Inn"
Wednesday October 1 ~ 10:00am-6:30pm
(Please call 860-567-8302 to register.)
 Based on the film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby about a CT farmhouse
that is transformed into a jubilant nightspot, but only on holidays. This classic
romance boasts such hits as "Easter Parade," "Happy Holiday" and so many more.  
Enjoy a 3 course lunch at Gelston House, right next door.  
Time: Depart LCC at 10:00 am / arrive back approx 6.30 pm.  
Matinee performance is at 2:00 pm
(Note: Balcony Seats, no elevator)  
Transportation on Northwest CT Transit District Bus is free
with a suggested donation of $7.00 to bus driver.   
Seats are limited, pre-registration required.

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"Call the Midwife Series"
Wednesday, October 1 ~ 12:00-2:00pm
Wednesdays, October 1 - December 17, 2014
Join us for viewing the BBC's highly acclaimed series and experience
a moving, funny and true to life story of midwifery and families
 in 1950's East End London based on the best selling memoirs.  
Cost:  Donations welcome
Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the show!

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Mahjongg Tournament
Friday, October 3 ~ 9:30am-3:30pm
This American Mahjongg tournament includes
4 rounds of Mahjongg and lunch.  
Players can gain or lose points during each round which
will be tallied up at the end to determine the winner.
Prizes to the winners!  
Cost:  $25.00 pp
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration required by Sept. 30, 2014.
 Pre-payment required.

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Daytrip: Roseland Cottage & Putnam
Friday, October 3 ~ 9:30am-5:00pm
Travel to Roseland Cottage in Woodstock, CT for a guided tour of this 1846
historic gothic style home and grounds.  Then head to Putnam for lunch
on your own and time for shopping/browsing through town.  
Time: Departs LCC 9:30 am / return approx.. 5:00 pm.  
Transportation is free with a suggested donation of $7.00 to bus driver.  
Seats are limited, pre-registration is required.

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Advance Care Directives
and Power of Attorney Presentation
Friday, October 3 ~ 2:00pm
Kevin Brophy, attorney and director of Elder Law,
will discuss living wills and power of attorney.  
Cost:  FREE and open to the public.
Pre-registration required.

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Outsmarting Investment Fraud
Monday, October 6 ~ 3:00pm
A documentary that will educate and show you how
to stop fraudsters from taking all your money.  
Sponsored by Home Care Advantage
and the CT Better Business Bureau.  
Cost: Free and open to the public.  
Pre-registration required.

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Medicare Enrollment Program
Friday, October 10 ~ 10:30am
Western CT Area Agency on Aging will host an informal session concerning
Medicare and options for Medigap and Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental
plans, prescription drug programs and help for lower income participants.  
Cost:  FREE and open to the public.
For more information contact WCAAA at 203-757-5449.

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Smart Phone Starter Workshop
Tuesday, October 14 ~ 10:00am-12:00pm
The group will learn how to utilize the basics of their new
phones like connecting to WiFi or your network.  
Bring questions or features you want to utilize.  
Instructor: Zeus Goldberg  
Cost:  $15.00 pp.  
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  

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AARP Safe Driver's Course
Wednesday, October 15 ~ 9:00am-1:00pm
The nation's first and largest classroom refresher for motorists 50+  
Auto insurance discounts in most states.  
Cost:  $15.00 AARP members/$20.00 non-members  
Pre-registration is required.

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Sculpturedale & Foliage Daytrip
Wednesday, October 15 ~ 10:00am-3:00pm
Start the day with a visit and tour of "Sculpterdale" in Kent, the yard of sculptor Denis Curtiss
and his life-size steel and bronze animals. Next stop, the village of Kent for lunch on your own
and browsing through the shops and galleries, then board the van for a
 leisurely ride along the backroads of NW CT to enjoy the foliage.  
Time:  Depart on the LCC Van at 10:00 am / return approximately 3:00 pm.  
Cost:  $5.00 pp.
Pre-registration required,
seats limited to 12 passengers.

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Qigong Classes
Wednesday, October 15 ~ 3:00pm
Wednesdays, October 15 - November 19, 2014
Slow gentle movemebts combined with deep breathing and visualization combine
to create a powerful and active force in managing your health and healing.  
Instructor: Daline Dudley.  
Cost: $12.00 pp.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Laughter Yoga
Thursday, October 16 ~ 7:00-8:00pm
Instructor Barbara Parker will lead you in "exercises"
 that will make you laugh, breathe deep and relax.  
Can be done sitting or standing.  
Refreshments will be served.  
Cost:  $12.00 pp
Pre-registration is required
by calling Ms. Parker at 80-489-5057.

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Veterans' Coffee & Chat
Friday, October 17 ~ 10:00am
Veterans of all branches of the armed service are invited for a
casual meet & greet and conversation about their military service
experience, assignments, like & dislikes and experience in civilian life.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public.
Presented by Wayne Rouix,
a US Army Vietnam Era Veteran.

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, October 17 ~ 12:00-2:00pm
Join us on the 3rd Friday of the month
for a light lunch, music & dancing.  
Music this month by "Lew & the Good Time Guys"
Cost:  $7.00 pp
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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Harvest Bounty Wine & Brew Fest
Saturday, October 18 ~ 2:00-6:00pm
Come to our 8th annual event with beer & wine tasting,
food vendors, raffles, music and free snacks.  
Open to adults 21 & older.
 All proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community Center programs.  
Cost: $25.00 advance / $30.00 at door.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
21 & over welcome.

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Tools for the New Journey
Sunday, October 19 ~ 10:00am-3:00pm
A day of equipping newly widowed men and women for their life ahead.  
Join us as we spend the day sharing information, support and networking, legal
and financial information as well as nutrition, yoga and group time.  
Cost:  $25.00 per person.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)   
Space is limited to 25 people.  
Pre-registration is required.  
For more information, please call
Catherine Vlasto at 860-309-3250.

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Feldenkrais: For Posture & Flexibility
Monday, October 20 ~ 11:00am
Mondays, beginning October 20, 2014
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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Live Learn Lunch
"Aging and the Eye"
Monday, October 20 ~ 11:00am
Monday October 20. 2014: LIVE LEARN LUNCH "Aging & Eye"  (REGISTER ONLINE)  
The prevalence of many eye conditions and diseases increase as one grows older.  
This lecture will review these conditions, learn common symptoms
 & signs and discuss treatment options for each.  
Cost:  FREE.  
Presented by Dr. Daniel Kessler of Litchfield Hills Eye Physicians.  
This program brought to you by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital,
Brandywine Senior Living & Litchfield Community Center.  
Pre-registration is required.  
Light lunch and refreshments will be served.

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Agricultural Poisons, Agrotoxins,
Food & Health Slide Show
Monday, October 20 ~ 7:00pm
An informative slide presentation about the impact of
Agrotoxins on the environment and human health.  
Cost:  Free and open to the public.  
Presentation by Betsy Glassman: educator,
environmental researcher and writer.  
Contact Betsy at wordpix@optonline.net
or call 860-567-3347

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Navigating College Funding
Monday, October 20 ~ 7:00-8:00pm
FREE PRESENTATION
Do you know how to navigate the college funding programs from the government
and the grants from educational institutions?  If not, we can help. Two free seminars
co-sponsored by the Litchfield Community Center and locally run College 123 will
give you a leg up on these systems and the terminology like FAFSA, EFC.   

This seminar is specific to and covers grants and funding processes for students
in their sophomore, junior, or senior years.  You will obtain information, literature,
homework, and local support if you chose to join us for this PowerPoint presentation.

The presenter Sky Post is a Litchfield resident who works for a full service
financial advisory firm Medallion Wealth Advisors and he has served on
both Litchfield’s Planning and Zoning Committee and the Board of Finance.

Call 860-567-8302 to register.

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Kids Halloween Yoga
Tuesday, October 21 ~ 4:00-4:45pm
(ages 4-7 years old)
Wear our favorite costume and
join us for Halloween Yoga fun.  
Cost:  $12.00 per person.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for online ordering will
be added to your order) Please bring our own yoga mat.  
Parents are willing to say-as long as they are willing to play!  
Space is limited, pre-registration
 and pre-payment required.

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New York City Daytrip
Wednesday, October 22 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
"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: $39.00 per person.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required.

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Daytrip: Edith Wharton Home & Lee Outlets
Wednesday, October 22 ~ 9:00am-4:00pm
(Register and Pay online)
The Community Center van will travel to Western Mass for the first stop
at the Lee Premium Outlets for some shopping on your own.
Then lunch at the Red Lion Inn on your own at 12:30pm.  
After lunch, visit The Mount, home of Edith Wharton
 for a guided tour of the residence.  
Time: Van departs at 9:00 am/returns approx. at 4:00 pm.  
Cost:  $25.00 pp
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Seats are limited,
pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Medicare Assistance
Thursday, October 23 ~ 1:00-3:00pm
A certified CHOICES (Medicare) Community Outreach Coordinator
from the Western CT Area Agency on Aging will be available to meet
one-on-one to discuss any questions regarding Medicare, including Medicare
supplemental plans and Medicare Savings Programs.  
The representative will also answer questions regarding other programs
available to seniors through the CT Area Agencies on Aging.   
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm / appointments available in 1/2 sessions.  
Pre-registration is required.  
An agent will be available on an ongoing basis to assist people
 either by phone or in person with Medicare related questions.
The number at the Agency on Aging is 203 757 5449

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Senior Emergency Preparedness Presentation
Thursday, October 23 ~ 2:30pm
Seniors are invited to participate in a short informative discussion about personal
emergency preparedness sponsored by the Red Cross.  The focus of this discussion
will be on how to safely shelter in place should one not be able to get out of their
home for several days including preparing a kit, making a plan and being informed.  
Provided for by a grant to ARC from the CT Community Foundation.  
Cost:  Free and open to the public.  
Participants will receive an Emergency Preparedness Kit.
 Space is limited, pre-registration is required.

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"The Kingdom of Ning"
Children's Book Reading
Saturday, October 25 ~ 10:00am
Bettie Snyder (aka B.L. Walker) author of the bedtime and coloring book will
hold a group reading and interactive activities associated with the book.  
Children will receive a special gift.  
Book is available for sale for $10+tax.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public
(suggested for children ages 4-8)

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"La Guitarra Passionata"
Sunday, October 26 ~ 2:00pm
Classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat performs original and arranged guitar music from
various countries, going from South American, Polish, English, German and Spanish music,
accompanied by stories and myths about the composers between the works.  
Cost:  $5.00 per person.  
Pre-registration required.

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Affordable Dental Services
Meet & Greet
Monday, October 27 ~ 11:00am
Naiya Cirillo, RDH, will host a presentation to inform the public of her services
that offers portable, discounted dental care services for non-insured elderly members
of the community or otherwise compromised in their ability to obtain dental care.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required.

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After School Arts Programs (ASAP)
Beginning Monday, October 27 ~ 3:00-5:00pm
ASAP is back for another exciting year
at the Litchfield Community Center!
Join us on Mondays from 3:30–5:00pm for grades 1-6.
ASAP and LCC will provide transportation for
children who attend Litchfield Public Schools.
Financial Aid is available.
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

Grades 1-3
Hip Hop & Break Dance with Emil Serrano, Jr.
Mondays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15
Moving and grooving is the heart of this non-stop, action filled series.
Emil’s energetic, interactive class teaches participants fun, easy to
follow dance moves and line dances to current Hip Hop music.
Party games that incorporate creative dancing and freedom of expression
further encourage participants to build confidence while having a blast.
The final class will end with a party and
showcase for friends and family to enjoy.
8 Sessions: $120
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.
Transportation is available from Litchfield Center School to LCC.

Grades 4-6
Rock & Roll All Stars with Joe Bouchard
Mondays, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15
Take your love of music to the stage in real rock and roll style!
This program introduces the fun of collaboration into music instruction.
Students will rehearse together to learn harmonies, musicianship, and how to
perform in an authentic rock show environment. Students will have a blast honing
their skills while preparing to perform some of the best-created
songs in rock and roll history for their family and friends.
8 Sessions: $120
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.
Transportation is available from Litchfield Intermediate School to LCC.

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5 Wishes Lecture
Wednesday, October 29 ~ 10:00am
Litchfield Community Center
This lecture will help begin the conversation for end of life planning with a
structured guide, followed by question and answer session.  
Presented by Joyce Buselli iof VITAS innovative Hospice Care.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public.  
Pre-registration 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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"Litchfield Little" Playgroup
10:00-11:00am
Tuesdays - Time: 10:00-11:00 am
For kids 3 & under & their parents,
expecting Moms welcome too!
The goal is to offer parental support
& encourage early social interaction.
Cost: Donations Welcome

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"Stitch & Chat"
10:30am-1:00pm
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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Monday Afternoon Movie
1:00pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

**Special**WEDNESDAYS, OCTOBER 1 - DECEMBER 17
 "CALL THE MIDWIFE" SERIES
Join us for viewing the BBC's highly acclaimed series and experience
a moving, funny and true to life story of midwifery and families in 1950's
East End London based on the best selling memoirs.
Special Time:  12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.  
Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the show!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6 - "TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL"
- Rated TVPG (90 minutes)
Carrie Watts is an active widow living in a cramped apartment with her son
and daughter-in-law. Carrie escapes to realize her dearest dream:
 to return to her beloved hometown, Bountiful.  
Stars Cicely Tyson, Vanessa Williams, Blair Underwood.

MONDAY, OCT 13 - CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14 - "ALL THE KING'S MEN"**
- PG (110 minutes)
Collaborative presentation with Oliver Wolcott Library Fiction Book Group.  
Movie attendees welcome and encouraged to join in a
group discussion of the film immediately following.

Adapted from the novel of the same name. The rise & fall of corrupt politician
Gov. Willie Stark,who makes his friends richer & retains power with
populist appeal, this 1949 movie won Best Picture/Best Actor Oscar's.
Stars Broderick Crawford, Joanne Dru

MONDAY, OCTOBER 20 - "CHEF"
-  R (115 minutes)
When Chef Carl Casper suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant
after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner, he is left
to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife, his
friend and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to
his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen and his zest for life and love.
 Stars Jon Favreau,  Sofia Vergara,  Bobby Cannavale,  
John Leguizamo,  Robert Downey

MONDAY, OCTOBER 27 - "WORDS AND PICTURES"
 - PG13 (111 minutes)
A one-time literary star & prep school English teacher laments his students' obsession
with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the
written word.  He meets his match in an abstract painter and new teacher, who was
once celebrated for her art. With a performance review looming and his teaching
 job on the line, a war is declared between Words and Pictures, confident
that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. The students
accept the challenge, and the battle lines are drawn.  
Stars Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3 - "MILLION DOLLAR ARM"
- PG (124 minutes)
In a last ditch effort to save his career as a sports agent, JB Bernstein concocts
a scheme to find baseball's next great pitching ace by producing a reality show
competition in India called "Million Dollar Arm."  He discovers two 18- year-old
boys who have no idea about playing baseball, yet have a knack for throwing a
fastball.  He brings the boys home to America to train and as the boys learn the
finer points of baseball, JB learns valuable life lessons about teamwork,
commitment and what it means to be a family. Based on a true story.  
Stars Jon Hamm, Alan Arkin

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - "WISH I WAS HERE"
- R (120 minutes)
A married man & father of 2 & an actor whose career is not going anywhere,
finds himself having to stay home and become in charge of the education his children.  
While learning about life through the eyes of his children, he re-captures
 parts of himself that he thought he had lost forever.  
Stars Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17 - "REBECCA"**
- PG (130 minutes)
Collaborative presentation with Oliver Wolcott Library Fiction Book Group.  
Movie attendees welcome and encouraged to join in a
group discussion of the film immediately following.

Adapted from the novel of the same name.  Alfred Hitchcock's 1940 movie
tells the story of the 2nd Mrs. Maxim de Winter who recalls
chilling events as the bride of a husband she barely knew.  
Stars Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24 - "THE JERSEY BOYS"
- R (134 minutes)
Frankie Valli and his friends started out as regular kids from the streets of Jersey. They banded together to create one of the most memorable music groups of the 1960s: the Four Seasons.  The relationship between these boys is explored in depth and Frankie Valli's life is a particularly strong focus.  While they quickly rise to the top of the charts, they never forget their origins as youths in New Jersey, and that bond sustains them throughout their whole lives.  Stars John Lloyd Young,  Erich Bergen,  Michael Lomenda,  Vincent Piazza,  Christopher Walken

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After School Arts Programs (ASAP)
ASAP is back for another exciting year
at the Litchfield Community Center!
Join us on Mondays from 3:30–5:00pm for grades 1-6.
ASAP and LCC will provide transportation for
children who attend Litchfield Public Schools.
Financial Aid is available.
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.

Grades 1-3
Hip Hop & Break Dance with Emil Serrano, Jr.
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15
Moving and grooving is the heart of this non-stop, action filled series.
Emil’s energetic, interactive class teaches participants fun, easy to
follow dance moves and line dances to current Hip Hop music.
Party games that incorporate creative dancing and freedom of expression
further encourage participants to build confidence while having a blast.
The final class will end with a party and
showcase for friends and family to enjoy.
8 Sessions: $120
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.
Transportation is available from Litchfield Center School to LCC.

Grades 4-6
Rock & Roll All Stars with Joe Burcaw
Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1, 8, 15
Take your love of music to the stage in real rock and roll style!
This program introduces the fun of collaboration into music instruction.
Students will rehearse together to learn harmonies, musicianship, and how to
perform in an authentic rock show environment. Students will have a blast honing
their skills while preparing to perform some of the best-created
songs in rock and roll history for their family and friends.
8 Sessions: $120
Register on-line at www.afterschoolartsprogram.org.
Transportation is available from Litchfield Intermediate School to LCC.

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Tuesdays

Paint with Friends
9:30am-12:00pm
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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Duplicate Bridge
10:00am
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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Senior Massages
10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays, 2nd & 4th of every month
Professional massage therapist Andrea Reilly
offers discounted massage therapy.  
Appointments available in 1 hour increments.

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Bingo
1:00pm
Free admission, cards available for nominal fee

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Zumba Infused With Toning Class
5:30-6:30pm
Zumba fused with Zumba Toning,
Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves
Cost: $10.00 per class
Instructor: Ashley Greco

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Community Writer's Circle
6:30-8:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
This group provides current and aspiring writers fellowship and a
creative outlet in a constructive and friendly environment.  
All are welcome.  Bring a piece of writing to share and to
offer constructive feedback on other writers' works.  
Cost: $5 per night drop-in fee

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Sculpt & Tone
7:00-8:00pm
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
9:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Tai Chi
10:30-11:15am
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
12:00pm
New & experienced players welcome!
Cost: FREE ~ all ages welcome

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"Call the Midwife Series"
12:00-2:00pm
Litchfield Community Center
Wednesdays, October 1 - December 17, 2014
Join us for viewing the BBC's highly acclaimed series and experience
a moving, funny and true to life story of midwifery and families
 in 1950's East End London based on the best selling memoirs.  
Cost:  Donations welcome
Bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy during the show!

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Watercolor Journal Classes
12:30-2:30pm
Wednesdays, September 3 - October 22, 2014
Rose Petruzzi returns for this series of watercolor journaling class.
 Journaling is a powerful way to express and share our "selves."
Bring your painting materials to class.
Suggested materials list will be provided
by emailing Rose at rose@loveartandyoga.com.  
Journals are available through teacher.  
Cost:  $140.00 pp.

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Bridge for All
1:00pm
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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Journey to a New You
6:00-7:30pm
Wednesdays, starting January 8
 Learn how to lose weight, regain your help
with simple lifestyle changes and recipes.  
Cost:  $5.00 donation
Presented by Sherri Haynes/
4th year Dietetic/Nutrition Student
RSVP Sherri at shaynes@ush.edu

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Thursdays

Blood Pressure Check
9:30-10:30am
by Registered Nurse
Cost: Free of charge

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Dance Exercise
9:30-10:30am
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"
10:30am-12:00pm
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
10:45am
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 DVD Lectures: Dutch Masters
1:30pm
Thursdays starting August 21, 2014
DUTCH MASTERS: The Age of Rembrandt ART DVD LECTURES  
Another of our Great Courses DVD lecture series.
In these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures, they introduce you
to the art of 17th-century Holland. It traces the development of this renowned,
 independent school of painting, and the great seafaring nation that produced the new
society that would be reflected in that new art. The course concludes with the
achievements of Holland's greatest and most versatile genius, Rembrandt, whose
range of work-including his remarkable etchings-claims the final seven lectures..
Cost: Donations welcome.
Attend all or drop in.  
Presented by Prof. William Kloss.

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Sculpt & Tone
7:00-8:00pm
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
9:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Grief Support Group
9:30-11:00am
starting September 5
Come and be exactly the way you are and
experience companionship along the way.
This is an informal meeting with no facilitator.  
Cost: Free and open to the public.  
(The next session with facilitator Rev. Eileen Epperson
will be starting September 5.)
Call Rev. Epperson for more information at 860-435-0288.)

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"Free Game Play Time"
10:30am-12:00pm
Thursdays & Fridays
Table Tennis, Pool and the latest craze,
Wii games: Bowling, Tennis and more
Open to public

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Chair Yoga
10:30-11:30am
"Enjoy the benefits of a traditional yoga practice using the chair for support and stability.
Yoga relaxes the body and mind, improves circulation and balance, increases
strength and flexibility, and elevates overall health and well-being.
Chair Yoga is ideal for those with injury, illness or age related challenges."
Cost: $10.00 per person/per session  
Instructor: Call Andrea Lake Meharg
for more info at 860-489-6462

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Mah Jongg Free Play
12:00-3:00pm
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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Advanced Beginner Italian Class
1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, September 19 - November 21, 2014
This course is designed for those who have a knowledge
of the fundamentals of Italian and a strong vocabulary.  
Grammar, conversation, reading and culture are included.  
Cost:  $135 pp ($120 for seniors)
Instructor: Dona Frauenhofer
Pre-registration and pre-payment is 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