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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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scroll down to see special events

Continuing Activities - Mondays

Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Continuing Activities - Fridays


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14th Annual Bob & Peg Andrulis
Memorial Sweetheart Run-Walk
Saturday, February 13 ~ 11:00 a.m.

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Quilts that Care Group Meeting
Wednesday, February 17 ~ 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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Gamers Group
Wednesday, February 17 ~ 3:15-5:00 p.m.
After School Program
Wednesdays, Jan. 27th--Mar. 9th 2016
No meetings on 1/2 days ~ 2/10 & 3/9
No, Not Video Games!
Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join an after school gaming group.
Each week the group will hang out at the Community Center and participate
 in a number of different games including table games, group games,
board games, individual and team challenges. Students will receive
a snack each week and have time to work on homework if needed.
Transportation is provided from Litchfield Intermediate School on the LCC Van.
Registration and Pre-payment Required
Cost: $50pp* 6 week program
Call (860)567-8302 or

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35th Annual CT Flower and Garden Show
Thursday, February 18 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The Convention Center will be transformed into a breathtaking event
for floral and garden enthusiasts. Explore over 300 booths, view beautifully
 landscaped gardens. Visit the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut design
 & horticulture competition based on the theme "In The Spotlight"
 Lunch on your own with choice of food vendors on site or bring bag lunch
 Price includes transportation and admission price.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $21.00
 Registration and Payment due by Friday Feb. 5, 2016
 A $3.00 Credit Card processing fee will be added to your order.

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, February 19 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month through June &
 enjoy a light lunch provided by the Litchfield Community Center
 and music for your listening and dancing pleasure!
 This month music is by Bob Mel
Cost: 7.00 pp

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Friday Fun Day
Friday, February 19 ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Open to Litchfield Intermediate School students
Each Month a Litchfield High School student group hosts an afternoon
at the Community Center with proceeds benefiting their various causes.
Open games! Ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball,
Wii, board games, group games, music, arts & crafts!
Snacks and beverages available for purchase.
 $5pp*  ~ Permission Slip

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Survivors Swing Band
Sunday, February 21 ~ 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Remember when you listened, sang, and danced to the great
old tunes of the 1920's through 1940's? Has it been a while?
Let the Survivors Swing Band revive those memories for you and
get your toes a-tappin' and fingers snappin' in the process!
 Do you want to dance, too? Get up and go for it!
 Pre-registration Encouraged
Cost: $10pp
or call (860) 567-8302

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Gamers Group
Wednesday, February 24 ~ 3:15-5:00 p.m.
After School Program
Wednesdays, Jan. 27th--Mar. 9th 2016
No meetings on 1/2 days ~ 2/10 & 3/9
No, Not Video Games!
Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join an after school gaming group.
Each week the group will hang out at the Community Center and participate
 in a number of different games including table games, group games,
board games, individual and team challenges. Students will receive
a snack each week and have time to work on homework if needed.
Transportation is provided from Litchfield Intermediate School on the LCC Van.
Registration and Pre-payment Required
Cost: $50pp* 6 week program
Call (860)567-8302 or

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DJ Dance
Friday, February 26 ~ 7:00-9:30 p.m.
* Open to Litchfield, Morris, Goshen,
and Warren students in 7th & 8th grade
 Cost: $7pp
 Permission slip must be filled out by an adult
and passed into the Center before attending.
Slips are good for entire 2015-2016 school year
and need to be filled out only once.
 *Parent volunteers needed each month*

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Pub Trivia Night
Saturday, February 27 ~ 7:00-9:30 pm
* Ages 21+

*NEW FORMAT*
 DJ Trivia is a Fun, Live, Interactive Trivia Game involving you,
 your team, other teams and a Live DJ host.
 Game play will be from 7:30-9pm
 PRIZES TO TOP THREE TEAMS!
Cost: $25pp / $150 Team of 8 / $125 team of 6
 Registration & Pre-Payment Encouraged
or call  (860) 567-8302

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Continuing Activities & Classes

Mondays

Yoga
9:00am
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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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

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Strength and Stretch for Seniors
2:00-3:00 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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After School Book Club
3:30-5:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Mondays, Jan. 25th-Mar. 7th 2016
Open to children in grades 1-3
$50pp* No meeting 2/15 ~ MLK Day
Children are invited to join this after school program on Mondays.
 The group will meet at the Community Center each week to participate
 in physical activities, individual and group reading, as well as a craft to
go along with the story. A snack will be provided each week.
Pickup from LCS is provided by the Litchfield Community Center
Limited Space Available ~ call (860) 567-8302

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Tuesdays

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"
9:30 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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Kinetic Kids After School Program
3:15 - 5:00 pm
* Open to children in grades 1-3
This after school program is offered to students in 1st-3rd grades
who like to move and play. Each week the group will participant
in group activities and sports aiming to improve hand-eye
coordination and promote exercise and movement!
 Pickup from Litchfield Center School is
offered by the Litchfield Community Center.
 Snacks will be provided each week.
Cost: $50pp

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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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Music Together
11:15 am-12:00 pm
Community Room
Did you know that all children are musical?
 Have you ever wondered what you can do to nurture the musical
growth of your child, regardless of your own musical ability?
 Experience Music Together and find out how
important--and how fun--your role can be!
 Our Music Together classes build on your child's natural enthusiasm
for music and movement. We'll help you provide your child with the
basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities,
and to study an instrument should he or she choose to do so.

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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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Gamers Group
 3:15-5:00 pm
After School Program
Wednesdays, Jan. 27th--Mar. 9th 2016
No meetings on 1/2 days ~ 2/10 & 3/9
No, Not Video Games!
Students in grades 4-6 are invited to join an after school gaming group.
Each week the group will hang out at the Community Center and participate
 in a number of different games including table games, group games,
board games, individual and team challenges. Students will receive
a snack each week and have time to work on homework if needed.
Transportation is provided from Litchfield Intermediate School on the LCC Van.
Registration and Pre-payment Required
Cost: $50pp* 6 week program
Call (860)567-8302 or

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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-11:45 am
Thursdays in the Learning Center
Join others for Wii bowling. Open to the 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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"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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Trail Mixers After-School Program
3:00 -5:00 pm
This program is for children in grades 4-6.
 This after school program will challenge students as individuals
and as part of a group through games, activities and team building.
Each week, participants will hike local natural areas and use the forest
as a setting for some adventure. Students will hope to achieve a better
understanding and appreciation of themselves and local resources.
 A snack will be provided each week.
Cost: $50pp
 Transportation is provided by the
Litchfield Community Center from LIS.
* Sponsored by Bantam Home & Energy

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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

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