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Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
phone: 860-567-8302
fax: 860-567-0328

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Continuing Activities - Mondays

Continuing Activities - Tuesdays

Continuing Activities - Wednesdays

Continuing Activities - Thursdays

Continuing Activities - Fridays

Continuing Activities - Saturdays

Litchfield Community Café
Daily Senior Lunch
Monday–Friday ~ 12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Over the age of 60, and live in
or visiting the Litchfield area?
Why not stop in and have lunch at our
 beautiful Litchfield Community Café located
in the Litchfield Community Center?
The Litchfield Community Café serves
congregate lunch Mondays through Fridays!
(Fridays are meatless Fridays!)

For a suggested donation of only $4.00,
you can enjoy a hot, delicious nutritious meal
 including milk, coffee or tea and dessert!
Reservations required by noon the day before.
For the current menu, further information,
or to make a reservation,
please call 860-567-5746.  
Hope to see you there!

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
OPENING DAY INDOORS
Saturday, October 20 ~  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market is moving indoors
for the winter/spring season to the Litchfield Community Center
and will be there every Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm through December,
and then twice a month after that through May.  
Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh
and cold-stored fruits, vegetables, herbs; mushrooms; hydroponic greens;
 local eggs; pasture fed beef, chicken  and pork, artisanal breads
and baked goods - regular and gluten free; pies, cider doughnuts
and biscotti; salsas made from local ingredients; award winning cow cheese;
 honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps. Each week a local chef brings
ready to take home foods.  A recipe tasting each week.  Music, guest artists,
 local nonprofits and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's on the agenda for

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Cognition Ignition
Live, Learn, Lunch  
Monday, October 22 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Litchfield Community Center
Cynthia Hamel from the Lutheran Home will present Cognition Ignition.
This session focuses on self-care for the aging brain. It is a brief
educational piece on keeping your brain active. All attendees will also
 take home a large print puzzle book. The program is designed to
provide information for keeping your brain healthy,
 and active, along with tips for the care of others.

* FREE! Walk-ins welcome ~ Pre-reg for lunch!
Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentations
on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love!

Free & Open to the Public
Pre-registration required to be included in lunch count
*Presentation 11:00 a.m. *Lunch with Q & A 11:45 a.m.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Family Dinner
Wednesday, October 24 ~ 5:00-6:45 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, October 27 ~  10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
The year round Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market is moving indoors
for the winter/spring season to the Litchfield Community Center
and will be there every Saturday, 10 am - 1 pm through December,
and then twice a month after that through May.  
Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh
and cold-stored fruits, vegetables, herbs; mushrooms; hydroponic greens;
 local eggs; pasture fed beef, chicken  and pork, artisanal breads
and baked goods - regular and gluten free; pies, cider doughnuts
and biscotti; salsas made from local ingredients; award winning cow cheese;
 honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps. Each week a local chef brings
ready to take home foods.  A recipe tasting each week.  Music, guest artists,
 local nonprofits and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's on the agenda for

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friends of Topsmead State Forest
Inaugural Annual Meeting
Saturday, October 27 ~ 2:30 -3:45 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Please join us at the inaugural, annual meeting of the Friends of
Topsmead State Forest, Inc. on Saturday, October 27 from 2:30 - 3:45 pm
at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, in Litchfield.

Last October a small group of motivated volunteers began work
to formally establish a new non-profit called the Friends of Topsmead
State Forest (FTSF). Through the winter and spring the volunteers wrote
a set of by-laws and navigated the legal steps required to create
The Friends of Topsmead State Forest Inc. - officially established on
August 3rd as a 501(c3).  An interim Board of Directors are guiding the fledgling
organization until the first annual meeting is held Saturday October 27th.

The agenda will include election of officers for the coming year.  
Current members with dues paid 10 days prior to the meeting (October 17)
are eligible to vote.  We hope you'll choose to become a member of the
 Friends of Topsmead State Forest.  Membership fees and donations help
 support projects, educational programs and events.  Tax deductible
memberships are available through our Facebook page at Friends of
Topsmead State Forest@Topsmead.  Memberships will also be available
following the meeting - with a cash or check payment.

Also on the agenda will be an opportunity for the audience to offer their i
deas in key topic areas such as membership, educational programs,
social media/website, and fundraising events.

Forward this message to your friends who love Topsmead State Forest
as much as you do!  A strong membership will ensure a great start
for our new organization.  Mark your calendars and plan to attend.  
Refreshments will be served after the formal meeting concludes.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Women’s Forum of Litchfield Presents
 “Ghosts in our oceans:
Protecting marine wildlife”
Thursday, November 1 ~ 2:30pm 
Litchfield Community Center
The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises
to be a lively and informative program entitled “Ghosts in our oceans:
Protecting marine wildlife” that will be held at the
Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield
 on Thursday, November 1, and beginning at 2:30pm. 

Elizabeth Hogan is the Program Manager for Oceans and Wildlife
with World Animal Protection, where she specializes in marine
wildlife entanglement in addition to work on marine debris, illegal wildlife
trade, whaling policy, and wildlife in captivity.  For the last five years
she has researched the impact of derelict fishing gear on marine
mammals and worked on establishing rescue networks and protocols
for entangled marine life.  She has previously worked with the
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) on protective policies and
fishing gear modification for the conservation of North Atlantic Right Whales. 

Prior to working in the animal welfare sector, Elizabeth developed
fifteen years of experience with government, corporate, and
non-profit organizations, including four years as a consultant on
climate change, deforestation policy, and sea level rise. She has also
worked in ecotourism development in Ecuador and with the Camara
 de Industrias of Costa Rica to assist Central American businesses
 in adopting environmentally sustainable business practices. 

Elizabeth is a contributing author to two books on corporate
social responsibility.  She has a degree in Foreign Service from
Georgetown University and a dual Master of Science in Marine & Coastal
Natural Resources and a Master of Science in Sustainable
Development from the University for Peace in Costa Rica
and American University in Washington, DC.

The event will be open to non-Forum members with a
$10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception.
The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Cabaret with Marilyn Maye
presented by LCC Starry Nights Cafe
Saturday, November 3 ~ 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
The Litchfield Community Center's Starry Night Cafe welcomes you
to an evening with the incomparable star of Cabaret, Ms. Marilyn Maye.
Marilyn Maye is a highly praised singer, actress, director, arranger, educator,
a Grammy nominated recording artist and a musical treasure. Her entire
 life has been committed to the art of song and performance.

The award winning Ms. Maye appeared 76 times on The Tonight Show
starring Johnny Carson - the record for a singer. Perhaps the simplest
Marilyn Maye accolade came after one of her show stopping appearances
on The Tonight Show when turning to his audience of millions,
Johnny Carson said, "And that, young singers, is the way it's done."

The evening begins with a 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. open bar cocktail hour
with delectable appetizers prepared by Dave Vigeant of The Village Restaurant
 and Samantha Tilley of Mockingbird Kitchen & Bar. Ms. Maye will perform
 8 - 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $100 per person or $125.00 per person for a
 reserved front row table for 2. Proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community
 Center, a non-profit organization serving our NW CT area. To reserve your
 seat or obtain more information phone 860-567-8302

"Marilyn Maye has everything. She can belt, and she can sing ballads
 with the kind of warmth that makes your heart smile. She has a theatrical
flair that captivates and enthralls, and jazz-spiced chops that can
 reach notes most singers a third her age can't even hit in their dreams.
She's the real deal, the surviving artist of the American
popular singer" ~ Rex Reed, New York Observer

For more info call 860-567-8302

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  Fascinating Facts About Fishers
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Monday, November 5 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
It’s not a feline and doesn’t fish — so why did the fisher come
 to be called a fisher cat? And did you know that fishers actually
 prey on porcupines? (Ouch!) Find out these and other fascinating
 facts about this mysterious member of the weasel family. Once extirpated
 from Connecticut, these small, furry animals now inhabit parts of
our state. Diane Edwards, a Master Wildlife Conservationist,
 will present this program, which was created by the
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Jewelry Making II Class
Wednesday ~ 1:15 pm
November 7 – December 12, 2018
Litchfield Community Center
Janet Blauvelt returns to The Litchfield Community Center with
Jewelry Making II Class on Wednesdays November 7 – December 12, 2018.
 Continue to build on the skills you learned in Jewelry I.  
More advanced techniques will be taught to allow students to
develop their own “voice” as a jewelry designer.  In each of the
6 classes you will complete a piece of jewelry.  
All of the tools and materials needed will be provided.
 Instructor: Janet Blauvelt.  

The class begins at 1:15pm and cost $40.00
(material fee to cover all 6 classes).
 * Please consider a freewill donation to the Community Center.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Family Dinner
Wednesday, November 14 ~ 5:00-6:45 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Holiday Grief Support Group
Friday, November 16 ~ 9:30-11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
The holidays can be a challenging season but you are not alone.  
Come to a safe and welcoming circle with an experienced facilitator.  
Holiday Grief Support Group will be held Friday November 16, 2018
 and Friday December 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am.
 This group is a gift from the Friends of Hospice, FREE and open to the public.
 For more information, call Rev. Eileen Epperson at 860-605-6576.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, November 16 ~ 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
Music this month: Lew and the Good Time Guys
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

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

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Ways To Love Your Brain
Live, Learn, Lunch
Monday, November 19 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Litchfield Community Center
Tina Hogan from the Alzheimer's Association will present on
Ways To Love Your Brain. Growing evidence indicates that people can
 reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits.
 When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit
 for the brain and body. Start now. It's never too late
or too early to incorporate healthy habits.

"Live, Learn & Lunch" Series
*Presentation 11:00 a.m. *Lunch with Q & A 11:45 a.m.
* FREE! Walk-ins welcome ~ Pre Reg for lunch!
Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentations
on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love!
Free & Open to the Public
Pre-registration required to be included in lunch count

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Thanksgiving Holiday
Thursday, November 22 &
 Friday, November 23
Center is Closed

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Holiday Shopping Trip
Promenade Shops at Everygreen Walk
Monday, November 26 ~ 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Take a trip to South Windsor on the Litchfield Community Center van
 and do some holiday shopping and grab lunch at the Promenade Shops
 on either Monday November 26 or Monday Dec. 17, 2018.  

Depart on LCC van at 10:30am and depart shops at 3:30p.  
The cost is $10.00 pp and Seats are limited.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Holiday Grief Support Group
Friday, December 14 ~ 9:30-11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
The holidays can be a challenging season but you are not alone.  
Come to a safe and welcoming circle with an experienced facilitator.  
Holiday Grief Support Group will be held Friday November 16, 2018
 and Friday December 14, 2018 from 9:30am to 11:00am.
 This group is a gift from the Friends of Hospice, FREE and open to the public.
 For more information, call Rev. Eileen Epperson at 860-605-6576.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Holiday Shopping Trip
Promenade Shops at Everygreen Walk
Monday, December 17 ~ 10:30 am-4:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Take a trip to South Windsor on the Litchfield Community Center van
 and do some holiday shopping and grab lunch at the Promenade Shops
 on either Monday November 26 or Monday Dec. 17, 2018.  

Depart on LCC van at 10:30am and depart shops at 3:30p.  
The cost is $10.00 pp and Seats are limited.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Saturday, December 22 ~ 9:30 am
Litchfield Community Center
Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration embraces the spirit
of the holidays within the extraordinary acoustics of the world’s
 largest cathedral, The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine.

 Take a luxury bus from The Litchfield Community Center on
Saturday Dec. 22, 2018 to enjoy this multimedia event which
 features Paul Winter Consort, gospel singer Theresa Thomason,
and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of
Nature Dance Theatre under the direction of Abdel Salaam.  

Bus departs LCC 9:30am, lunch on own near Cathedral, 2:00 p.m.
Matinee, Depart for home at conclusion of concert.  
$90.00 pp ~ Payment reserves your seat!  
Includes Roundtrip transportation and reserved seat for concert.
 If you already have your own tickets or just want to spend the
day in NYC on your own, take the bus for only $45.00 per person.
 Pre-registration and pre-payment required by calling
The Litchfield Community Center at 860-567-8302

For more info call 860-567-8302

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

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