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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Trip: UConn Women's Basketball Game
Monday, December 29 ~7:30-11:45pm
Dan will take you on the LCC Van to the XL Center in Hartford
to see the defending champs take on Duke Blue Devils.  
Game tips at 9:00pm and will be televised.  
Cost: $40.00 pp includes ticket and transportation/only 3 seats left.  
Time:  Depart LCC 7:30pm/return approximately midnight.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
CALL NOW ~ 860-567-8302

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IPad for Beginners
Tuesday, January 6 ~ 10:30am-12:00pm
Litchfield Community Center's own Dan will hold an introduction to iPad's class
 that will help you with basic features including photos, email, FaceTime/Skype,
the app store and games, plus question and answers.  
 Cost:  $10.00 pp.  
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Limited space available.

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Lego After School Program
Wednesday, January 7 ~ 3:15-5:00pm
Wednesdays, January 7 - February 25, 2015
(Grades K-2)  
Defeat the Empire by using imagination and engineering combined to
create motorized and architechtural projects such as energy catapults,
shield generators and defense turrets while designing and refining
Lego X-Wings, R2-unit & settlements on a galaxy far, far away.  
Cost:  $160:00 per person (8 week session)  
Transportation from Litchfield School on LCC van.

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Time Expo Museum & Shopping Daytrip
Friday, January 9 ~ 10:00am-3:30pm
Travel to Waterbury for a group tour of the TIMEXPO Museum
where you learn the story of the Waterbury Clock Comp.  
Then lunch on your own at TGI Friday's before
heading to the Brass City Mall for post holiday sales.  
Time:  depart 10:00am/Tour 10:30am/
Lunch 12:00pm/Mall 1:00pm - 3:00pm/
return approx 3:30pm.

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Chair Yoga
Friday, January 9 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Fridays, January 9 - March 13, 2015
(Please Call 860-489-6462)  
A gentle & fun, yet therapeutic form of exercise providing all the
benefits of yoga using the chair for support and stability.  
Ideal for those with physical challenges.  ~ 10 week session.  
Cost: FREE ~ made possible by the generous
contribution of an anonymous donor.  
Limited to 16, pre-registration required.  
Instructor: Call Andrea Lake Meharg for more info
at 860-489-6462 or email alake@optonline.net

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Family Turbo Kick
Monday, January 12 ~ 5:15-6:00pm
(Free Trial Class)
Get in shape with a martial arts inspired kickboxing workout mixed with hip hop
moves for a cardio calorie blast designed for the whole families with children
8 years or older (accompanied by an adult, teens (7th grade and older) and adults.  
Cost:  FREE Trial Class.
 Pre-registration required.

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Board Game Club
Tuesday, January 13 ~ 3:15-5:00pm
Tuesdays, January 13 - February 24, 2015
(Grades 1-3)  
An after school program focused on learning and playing a
variety of fun and challenging board games including checkers,
chess, yahtzee and other favorites.  
Cost;  $40.00 per person.  
A snack will be provided each week. (no class 2/17)  
Transportation from Litchfield School is offered in the LCC van.

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Table Gamers Club
Thursday, January 15 ~ 3:00-5:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - February 26, 2015  
(Grades 4-6)  
Hone your skills in billiards & table tennis, learn the rules
of the games as well as basic skills and strategy.  
Cost:  $40.00 per person.  
A snack will be provided each week.  
Transportation from LIS is available in the LCC van.

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Knitting Lessons
Thursday, January 15 ~ 4:00-5:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - March 19, 2015
(Grades 5+)
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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Knitting Lessons
Thursday, January 15 ~ 5:00-6:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - March 19, 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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French Discussion Group
Thursday, January 15 ~ 6:00pm
Alliance Francaise of NW CT's purpose is to foster global friendships through the
study of French cultures and organized visits to museums, parties and classes.  
Cost:  $5 suggested donation (AFNWCT memebers free)  
For more info call 203-707-0710 or visit www.afnwct.org

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The Watercolor Journal
Friday, January 16 ~ 12:30-2:30pm
Fridays, January 16 - March 6, 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).  
Instructor: Rose Petruzzi.  
Bring your materials to class.  
for a list of suggested materials.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, January 16 ~ 12:00-2:00pm
Join us for a light lunch and musical entertainment and dancing.
This month: Music by "Tony C" and lunch
prepared by the Litchfield Community Center.  
Cost:  $7.00 pp.  
Pre-registration required.

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Intermediate Italian
Friday, January 16 ~ 1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, January 16- March 20, 2015
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN   
Designed for those with basic Italian grammar
and strong vocabulary knowledge.
Includes conversation, grammar, readings and culture.  
Cost: $135.00 pp ($120.00 seniors 60+)   
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)
Instructor: Dona Frauenhofer.  

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Intro to Web Programming
Saturday, January 17 ~ 10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, January 17 - February 7, 2015  
(Ages 12-16)  
This course provides an introduction to a set of programming languages and technologies
that are the foundation of web application development.  At the end of the course you will
be able to create a basic web application yourself, understand important programming
concepts, basic security practices and develope web sites and applications.  
Cost:  $120.00 pp (4 week session)
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-payment and pre-registration required.

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What Do Those Numbers Mean?
the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Tuesday, January 20 ~ 10:00-11:30am
Do you know what a Lipid Panel is and how this
 important test effects your overall health?  
Come and discover more about diabetes , food and monitoring levels.
 Presented by Susan LaBonte from Northwest Homecare Inc.  
A light refreshment will be served and attendees will be entered into a raffle.  
Cost:  FREE.  
Seats are limited, pre-registration required.

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Family Trivia Night
Friday, January 23 ~ 5:30-8:30pm
Families are invited for a night of quizzical looks and long pondering.  
10 rounds of trivia with questions suitable for kids and adults.  
Families of 4-6 asked to register in advance with a team name.  
Beverages will be provided, teams can bring their own dinner or snacks.
 Prizes for top teams!  
Cost:  $10.00 per person/$50.00 max.
(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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"Red Hot Chili Slam & Band Jam"
Saturday, January 24 ~ 6:00-10:00pm
Enjoy home made chili with fixin's to warm you up.
Plus great musis of 4 bands to chill out:
Western Land Trio, Stache, Switch Factory & The Groove
Cost:  $30.00 pp.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)
Only 200 tickets will be sold, buy them now!

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Family Turbo Kick
Monday, January 26 ~ 5:15-6:00pm
Mondays, January 26 - February 9, 2015  
Get in shape with a martial arts inspired kickboxing workout mixed with hip hop moves
for a cardio calorie blast designed for the whole families with children 8 years or older
(accompanied by an adult, teens (7th grade and older) and adults.  
Cost:  $20 family/$15 single participant.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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Mahjongg Tournament
Friday, January 30 ~ 9:30am-3:30pm
Join us for a day of American Mahjongg, includes 4 rounds and lunch.  
Players'  points will be tallied up to determine a winner
and prize will be awarded.  Requires 4 to a table.  
All proceeds to benefit the Litchfield Community Center.  
Cost:  $25.00 pp.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is
required by Tues., Jan. 27, 2015.

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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"
10:30am-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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Feldenkrais: For Posture & Flexibility
11:00am
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
1:00pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15 - "THE FAULT IN OUR STARS"
- PG-13 (126 minutes)
A teenage girl stricken with cancer falls for a boy in her support group
and the two form a bond as they deal with their illnesses.  
Stars Shailene Woodley, Laura Dern

MONDAY, DECEMBER 22 - "THE 100 FOOT JOURNEY"
- PG (122 minutes)
When the family of an extraordinarily talented culinary ingenue are displaced from their native
India and settle in a quaint French village, they decide to open an Indian eatery.
However, the proprietress of an acclaimed restaurant just 100 feet away, strongly objects.
War erupts between the two establishments, until she recognizes the
 boys impressive epicurean gifts and takes him under her wing.  
Stars Helen Mirren

MONDAY, DECEMBER 29 - "IF I STAY"
- PG13 (107 minutes)
When 17 year old Mia is involved in a car accident leaving her in a coma, she begins to have
out of body experiences that lead her to a difficult decision - should she let go or come
 back to the world she has left behind. Memories as well as the feelings of
those around her play an equally important part in this heartbreaking choice.  
Stars Chloe Grace Moretz.

MONDAY, JANUARY 5 - "MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT"
- PG13 - (97 minutes)
Amidst the music, mansions, and luxury of the South of France in the Jazz Age, the
wealthy elite fall under the spell of a beautiful self-proclaimed mystic visiting with her
watchful mother. There are some who doubt her and suspect she is swindling the residents.
A skeptical Englishman is brought into town to reveal her as a phony, but he risks his
professional reputation, complicates his personal life, and may even fall in love.  
Stars Emma Stone, Colin Firth

MONDAY, JANUARY 12 - "AND SO IT GOES"
- PG13 - (94 minutes)
A self-involved real estate agents life is disrupted when his estranged son drops off a
surprise at his door. He is suddenly faced with a granddaughter he never knew and a nosy
neighbor who can't help but get involved. Through the help of his granddaughter and the
unrelenting neighbor, he learns how to care for other people again
and even discovers some lessons in falling in love.  
Stars Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton.

MONDAY, JANUARY 19 - "AGAINST THE WILD"
-  PG (92 minutes)
When a mischievous kid - along with his younger sister and their devoted dog
- become lost in the wilderness after their small plane has engine problems and makes
an emergency landing, rescue teams are sent out but for the next few days, they
must learn how to combine their skills, trust their instincts
and navigate a terrain as beautiful as it is untamed.

MONDAY, JANUARY 26 - "THIRD PERSON"
- R (137 minutes)
Three couples in three cities find love and heartbreak in three interlocking stories.
A married writer and a single girl sadistically toy with each other in Paris, a corporate
thief on the run from the law meets a beautiful gypsy woman in Rome and a failed
soap star wages a custody battle for the son she endangered in New York.  
Stars Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Kim Basinger

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Family Turbo Kick
5:15-6:00pm
Mondays, January 26 - February 9, 2015  
Get in shape with a martial arts inspired kickboxing workout mixed with hip hop moves
for a cardio calorie blast designed for the whole families with children 8 years or older
(accompanied by an adult, teens (7th grade and older) and adults.  
Cost:  $20 family/$15 single participant.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.

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

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Board Game Club
3:15-5:00pm
Tuesdays, January 13 - February 24, 2015
(Grades 1-3)  
An after school program focused on learning and playing a
variety of fun and challenging board games including checkers,
chess, yahtzee and other favorites.  
Cost;  $40.00 per person.  
A snack will be provided each week. (no class 2/17)  
Transportation from Litchfield School is offered in the LCC van.

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Zumba
5:30-6:30pm
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
7:00-8:00pm
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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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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Lego After School Program
3:15-5:00pm
Wednesdays, January 7 - February 25, 2015
(Grades K-2)  
Defeat the Empire by using imagination and engineering combined to
create motorized and architechtural projects such as energy catapults,
shield generators and defense turrets while designing and refining
Lego X-Wings, R2-unit & settlements on a galaxy far, far away.  
Cost:  $160:00 per person (8 week session)  
Transportation from Litchfield School on LCC van.

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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"
10:45am-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
10:45 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
11:00am
Thursdays December 11, 2014 - January 29, 2015
Increase 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.  
Instructor: Shannon Strong, certified personal trainer.

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Art DVD Lectures: Dutch Masters
1:30pm
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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Table Gamers Club
3:00-5:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - February 26, 2015  
(Grades 4-6)  
Hone your skills in billiards & table tennis, learn the rules
of the games as well as basic skills and strategy.  
Cost:  $40.00 per person.  
A snack will be provided each week.  
Transportation from LIS is available in the LCC van.

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Knitting Lessons
4:00-5:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - March 19, 2015
(Grades 5+)
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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Knitting Lessons
5:00-6:00pm
Thursdays, January 15 - March 19, 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
7:00-8:00pm
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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Chair Yoga
10:30-11:30am
Fridays, January 9 - March 13, 2015
(Please Call 860-489-6462)  
A gentle & fun, yet therapeutic form of exercise providing all the
benefits of yoga using the chair for support and stability.  
Ideal for those with physical challenges.  ~ 10 week session.  
Cost: FREE ~ made possible by the generous
contribution of an anonymous donor.  
Limited to 16, pre-registration required.  
Instructor: Call Andrea Lake Meharg for more info
at 860-489-6462 or email alake@optonline.net

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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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The Watercolor Journal
12:30-2:30pm
Fridays, January 16 - March 6, 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).  
Instructor: Rose Petruzzi.  
Bring your materials to class.  
for a list of suggested materials.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Intermediate Italian
1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, January 16- March 20, 2015
INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN   
Designed for those with basic Italian grammar
and strong vocabulary knowledge.
Includes conversation, grammar, readings and culture.  
Cost: $135.00 pp ($120.00 seniors 60+)   
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)
Instructor: Dona Frauenhofer.  

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Saturdays

Intro to Web Programming
10:00-11:30am
Saturdays, January 17 - February 7, 2015  
(Ages 12-16)  
This course provides an introduction to a set of programming languages and technologies
that are the foundation of web application development.  At the end of the course you will
be able to create a basic web application yourself, understand important programming
concepts, basic security practices and develope web sites and applications.  
Cost:  $120.00 pp (4 week session)
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-payment and pre-registration 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