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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Medicare Assistance
Thursday, April 24 ~ 1:00-3:00pm
Jim Dunn, a certified Medicare Community Outreach Coordinator from
Western CT Area Agency on Aging will be available to answer questions
regarding Medicare, supplemental plans and savings programs, as well as
other programs available to seniors through WCAAA.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Jim is also available by phone at any time at 203-757-5449.  

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Intermediate Italian
Friday, April 25 ~ 1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, April 25 - July 11, 2014
(10 week session, no class May 30 or July 4)
Instructor: Dona Frauenhofer.
Includes grammar, culture and reading.  
Cost: $130.00 / $115 for ages 60+
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)  

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Survivors Swing Band
Sunday, April 27 ~ 2:30pm
Relive the great old tunes of the 1920's through 1940's.
Coffee, tea, bevergges and treats will be provided.
Cost: $10.00 pp
Pre-registration required.

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To Dance in the Rain
Book Signing & Celebration
Wednesday, April 30 ~ 7:00pm
Author Clare Keating's book provides perspective and wisdom through the
recounting of stories in the wake of her daughter's catastrophic brain injury.  
Join us for an author talk, book signing and celebration.  
Wine, cheese, soft drinks and light desserts will be served.  
The book is be available for sale
Pre-registration is required.

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Yoga for Kids: "Pond Walk Yoga"
Thursday, May 1 ~ 4:00-4:45pm
For ages 4-7
Take a walk to, around and through the pond as we celebrate the
wonderful plants and animals with yoga poses and games.
Conducted by Gabriele Davis of Bright Energy Yoga.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required
Cost:  $12.00 pp
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)  
For more information, contact Gabriele

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Butterfly Museum & Yankee Candle Daytrip
Friday, May 9 ~ 9:00am-3:30pm
Enjoy the day in Deerfield MA and visit the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservancy
& Yankee Candle.  The trip starts at the conservatory with a self guided
tour of the grounds and conservatory.  Then head to Yankee Candle
for lunch on your own and time to shop.  
LCC van departs at 9:00 am and departs
Yankee Candle at 3:30 pm, return approx. 5:30 pm
Pre-registration and pre-payments required
Cost: $30.00 pp
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
Seats limited to 10
(Please call 860-567-8302)

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Kids' Trivia Night
Friday, May 9 ~ 5:30-8:30pm
Grades 5-8
Compete against friends and peers in a battle
of the brains in various categories.
Snacks and drinks will be available for sale.  
Prizes for the top teams and best team costume.  
Teams of up to 4 people must register
ahead of time with a team name.  
Cost: $40.00 per team of 4 players
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
Limited space available!

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Hyde Park Daytrip
Friday May 16 ~ 8:30am-4:30pm
Hyde Park, NY Daytrip: Roosevelt & Val Kill Homes
First stop is the Val Kill cottage and grounds
where first lady Eleanor Roosevelt entertained guests.  
Then travel into town for lunch on your own before heading
to FDR Home for a guided tour of the museum and library.  
Depart LCC 8:30 am/Val Kill tour 10:00 am/
DFR tour at 2:00 pm/return approx. 4:30pm
Cost: $30.00 pp
(Note: a non-refundable $3 pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  
Seats limited to 10.
(CALL 860-567-8302 FOR REGISTRATION INFO)

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"The Competition"
A FUNdraising Event for Youth in Philanthropy
Friday, May 16 ~ 4:00-5:00pm
For students in 4th - 6th grade, compete in different events in a tournament style bracket
against friends and challenge themselves in individual games such as Rock, Paper, Scissors,
Thumb Wrestling and more.  All table games will be open, and snacks available for purchase.  
Cost: $5.00 pp
All proceeds from this event benefit
the Youth in Philanthropy grant.

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Live, Learn, Lunch
Sleep A to ZZZZ's with Mark Magnoli, RT
Monday, May 19 ~ 11:15am
Join Charlotte Hungerford Hospital's Sleep Center Staff for an informative look at issues
 involving sleep, diagnosis and treatment through studies and treatment options.  
Sponsored by Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, Brandywine Senior Living and
Litchfield Community Center.  Lunch is provided by Brandywine Senior Living.  
Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Free and open to the public

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New York City Daytrip
Wednesday, May 28 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
Enjoy the day in New York City with our "Do As You Please" daytrip.  
3 Drop Offs - The Met, Rockefeller Center and Battery Park
with one pick up at 52nd & Broadway.  
Bus departs LCC 8:00 am and departs NYC at 6:00 pm
Pre-reservation and pre-payment required.
Cost: $39.00 pp
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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Laughter Yoga
Wednesday, May 28 ~ 6:30-7:30pm
"Exercises" that will make you laugh (not regular yoga),
breathe deep and relax, wear comfortable clothing,
 can be done sitting or standing.
Refreshments will be served.  
Instructor: Certified laughter yoga instructor Barbara Ann Parker  
Cost: $12.00 pp
Call Barbara Ann Parker to register at 860-489-5057

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Mahjongg Tournament
Friday, May 30 ~ 9:30am-3:30pm
This American Mahjongg tournament includes
6 rounds of Mahjongg and lunch.  
Prizes to winners.  
Lunch will be provided during the break along
with coffee, tea, water and pastries.  
All proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community Center.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required
Cost: $25 per person
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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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

MONDAY, APRIL 21 - "12 YEARS A SLAVE"
- Rated R (134 minutes)
Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s America, who makes his living as a fiddle player,
is shanghaied by a pair of nefarious white men, and soon finds himself on a ship headed to
New Orleans where he is informed he will be called Platt and is sold into slavery
by an unscrupulous businessman (Paul Giamatti).
Stars Chiwetel Ejifor, Lupito Nyong'o, Paul Giamatti
Nominated: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Directing, Film Editing, Production Design
Winner: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Costume Design

MONDAY, APRIL 28 - "ALL IS LOST"
- Rated PG13 (105 minutes)
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, an unnamed man wakes to find his 39-foot yacht
 taking on water after a collision with a shipping container left floating on the high seas.
With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, the man sails unknowingly into the
path of a violent storm, but the ever-resourceful sailor soon
finds himself staring his mortality in the face.  
Stars Robert Redford
Nominated: Sound Editing

MONDAY, MAY 5 - "PHILOMENA"
- PG13 - (98 minutes)
Philomena Lee, an Irishwoman in her 70s, was sent to a convent when she became
pregnant as a teenager.  The nuns made her give up her son for adoption in America.  
Through a lucky set of circumstances she happens to meet an ex-BBC reporter, who
arranges for the two of them to visit the United States to find out what happened to the baby.  
Stars Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Nominated: Best Picture, Best Actress, Music, Writing

MONDAY, MAY 12 - "AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY"
- R - (121 minutes)
A family crisis brings the strong-willed women of the Weston family back to the Midwest
 house where they grew up, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts
Nominated: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress

MONDAY, MAY 19 - "THE BOOK THIEF"
- PG13 (127minutes)
A young girl living with foster parents in Nazi Germany begins collecting forbidden
books and sharing them with the Jewish refugee hiding in her home in this war drama.
Stars Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson

MONDAY, MAY26 - CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

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Kinetic Kids
3:15-5:00pm
Grades 1-3
Mondays, March 24 - May 12, 2014
Each week the group will participate in group activities and sports aiming to
 improve hand-eye coordination and promote exercises and movement.
Cost: $50.00 per person. (no program April 14 & April 28)
Pre-registration and 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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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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Trail Mixers
3:15pm
Grades 4-6
Tuesdays, April 1 - May 20, 2014  
Get outdoors and explore!  
Each week the group will like different parts of
White Memorial Conservation Area and participate in challenges.  
A snack will be provided each week.  
Time: Pick up from LIS after school.  
Cost:  $50.00 pp
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Peaceful Warrior: Kids Yoga
4:00-5:00pm
Tuesdays, April 1 - April 22, 2014  
Open to grades 4-6
Traditional yoga with a dose of fun!  Kids learn the
yoga basics in a fun and nurturing environment.
Cost:  $45.00 pp  
Presented by Bright Energy Yoga
For more info, contact Gabriele

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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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Watercolor Journal Class
12:30-2:30pm
Wednesdays, April 2 - May 7, 2014
Journaling is a powerful way to express, share, feel and experience ourselves.
Together we uncover and discover our creative selves and the moment.
 All are welcome.  
Bring your painting materials to class,
suggested material list will be provided.  
Cost:  $140.00 / 8 week session
(Note: a non-refundable $3 pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
Instructore: Rose Petruzzi: artist, illustrator,
visual designer, art therapist and art teacher.  
Pre-reservation and pre-payment required.

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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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Rumba Dance Classes
7:30-8:30pm
Wednesdays, April 2 - April  23, 2014
Learn the basics of this Latin dance as well
as many eye catching turns and moves.
Cost:  $100.00 per couple  
(Note: a non-refundable $3 pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
 (must register as couple/no rotating or sharing of partners)  
Instructors: Steve and Jane Putnam.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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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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Strength & Stretch Class for Seniors
11:00am
Thursdays, March 27 - May 1, 2014
Increase muscle mass, circulation, reduce stress
& improve overall wellbeing and range of motion.
Cost: $65.00 pp (6 week program) / $15.00 drop in rate.
(Note: a non-refundable $3 pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)
Pre-registration & pre-payment required.
Instructor: Shannon Strong is a certified personal trainer.

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Genius of Michelangelo - DVD Lectures
1:30pm
Thursdays, March 13 - July 3, 2014
Another of our Great Courses DVD lecture series.
In these 36 intellectually rewarding and visually dazzling lectures,
explore the relationship between truth and legend to reveal a
groundbreaking new picture of Michelangelo as an
artist, businessman, aristocrat and genius.
Cost: Donations welcome.
Attend all or drop in.
Presented by Prof. William E. Wallace
in a series of 36 lectures.

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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
Fridays, March 7-May 23
Come and be exactly the way you are and experience companionship along
the way with the skilled guidance of an experienced facilitator.  
Cost: Free and open to the public.  
(No meetings March 14, April 18, April 25 or May 16)  
Registration is recommended.  
For information on the group, contact the facilitator
Rev. Eileen Epperson 860-435-0228.
This group is a gift of Friends of Hospice, Litchfield

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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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Intermediate Italian
1:30-3:30pm
Fridays, April 25 - July 11, 2014
(10 week session, no class May 30 or July 4)
Instructor: Dona Frauenhofer.
Includes grammar, culture and reading.  
Cost: $130.00 / $115 for ages 60+  
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)  

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Saturdays

Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
two per month ~ 10:00am-1:00pm
 The CT Grown Litchfield HIlls Farm-Fresh market is open for business at its indoor
winter home at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, CT.  

Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh or cold-stored fruits and vegetables;
hoop house and hydroponic salad greens, herbs and shitake mushrooms;
 local eggs and pasture fed beef and bison; artisanal breads; pies, cider doughnuts and baked goods;
jams, jellies, chutney, sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients;
award winning goat and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup;
balsamic vinegar, olive and grape seed oils; and goatmilk soaps.

Seasonal artists and guests have great offerings for stocking stuffers and special presents.  
Music, guest artists, and workshops are scheduled on most market days.  
For more information and to see what's on the agenda
for each week go to litchfieldhillsfarmfresh-ct.org.