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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

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Bloom!
An art show with works completed during their winter sessions
that took place here at the Litchfield Community Center.
Nan Swoyer and her Nine Painting Partners presents BLOOM!
View them all from April 9 - May 21, 2016
at Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Road
(at Rt. 47) Washington, CT

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, May 4 ~ 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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Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market
Saturday, May 7 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
~ There's something for everyone ~
See your neighbors
Enjoy the offerings
Support CT-Grown products

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Hand Drumming
Monday, May 9 ~ 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Mondays, May 9th--June 20th 2016
Hand Drumming with local resident and
world renowned percussionist John Marshall
John Marshall--performs on concert stages, radio, television, and film both
nationally and internationally. He includes the drumming traditions of the Middle East,
North and South India, Egypt, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Central Asia
 in his repertoire, performing all manner of hand-held percussion.

He has performed and recorded with such artists as The Paul Winter Consort,
Michael Brecker, Glen Velez, George Benson, and Marc Anthony!
John is the recipient of several awards and has been recognized
for excellence in percussion music education.
For all ages and abilities
Hand drums and percussion provided
Registration and Pre-Payment Required
$100 for 6 weeks ~ $20 drop-in
(No meeting May 30th)
Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing
 fee will be added to your order.

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New York City Daytrip
Wednesday, May 11 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Enjoy a "Do As You Please" day trip to NYC.
3 stops-Metropolitian Museum of Art,
 Rockefeller Center or Battery Park area.
1 pick up - 52nd and Broadway
Bus departs LCC at 8:00am and
departs NYC at 6:00pm
Cost: $45.00 *
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
* Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order

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Daytrip: Goodspeed Opera House
Cole Porter's "Anything Goes"
Wednesday, May 18 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Travel in the Community Center Van to East Haddam
and the Goodspeed Opera House.
 The group will stop at the Gelston House for lunch on their own.
2pm Matinee. Return to Litchfield approximately one hour after show

Show Description:
Bon voyage! Set sail on a "de-lovely" cruise through some of Cole Porter's
most famous songs. A brassy nightclub singer, a starry-eyed stowaway
and Public Enemy No. 13 are booked on a transatlantic luxury liner bound
for romance and laughter. Hum along with an easy-to-love score packed
with hits including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top,"
"It's De-Lovely," "Blow, Gabriel, Blow" and more!
A tap-happy classic docks at Goodspeed for the first time.
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $60pp (Side Orchestra Seats)
Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order.
Limited Seats Available
(860) 567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, May 18 ~ 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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La Fiesta with Enzo Boscarino
Wednesday, May 18 ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Every year thousands of people rush to Pamplona, Spain, to be
spectators to one of the greatest festivals in the world. Pamplona honors
St. Fermin who was the first bishop of Navarra and is today its Patron Saint.
There are many activities and celebrations from July 6th to July 14th.

The highlight of the festival is the running of the bulls through the
streets and the thousands of people who run with them. This program will
illustrate the San Fermin Festival and its musical aspect. It is a musical,
informative, educational, inspiring and entertaining performance.
The audience is invited tosing along and to participate in the activities.
Cost: $7pp

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Balance Assessment
Thursday, May 19 ~ 1:00-2:00 p.m.
Join Valerie Manor for "Health Talk Thursdays"
This month's lecture:
Physical Therapists will provide balance assessments.
Free * Pre-registration is required
Please call (860) 567-8302

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, May 20 ~ 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!
Music provided by Ralph Sacco
Cost: 7.00 pp ~ Pre-registration is required.
Please call (860) 567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market
Saturday, May 21 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
~ There's something for everyone ~
See your neighbors
Enjoy the offerings
Support CT-Grown products

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Mattatuck Museum
Friday, May 27 ~ 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
A special exhibit at the Mattatuck Museum, Making Her Mark, is a multi-media
exhibition featuring six women artists whose work either inverts stereotypes,
or undermines assumptions about personal and cultural individuality.

The group will have a guided tour of this exhibit which was curated by Litchfield
resident, Laura Della Monica. After the tour the group will have time on their
own to explore the rest of the museum. At 12:30, you will head to Signatures
restaurant for lunch on your own. A stop at Fascia Chocolates to
pick up some sweets before heading back to Litchfield.
Pre-registration is required.
Cost: Call for Details
Transportation is free provided by NWCT Transit
Suggested donation of $7pp
payable to driver. Checks only.
Limited Space Available
Please call (860) 567-8302

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DJ Dance
Friday, May 27 ~ 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Open to Litchfield, Morris, Goshen,
and Warren students in 7th & 8th grade
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.
Cost: $7pp
*Parent volunteers needed each month*
call  (860) 567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm Fresh Market
Saturday, May 28 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
~ There's something for everyone ~
See your neighbors
Enjoy the offerings
Support CT-Grown products

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The Litchfield Garden Club presents
"The Civilized Jungle"
an Open Conservation Meeting
Thursday, June 16, 2016 ~ 10:30 am
at the Litchfield Community Center.
The featured speaker is Jorge Sanchez, co-founder of
SMI Landscape Architecture Inc. in Palm Beach Florida,
and a member of The Garden Conservancy's Board of Directors.

Founded in 1982, SMI is a landscape architectural design firm specializing in estate,
residential, civic and commercial master planning. The firm's field of concentration
often incorporates landscape preservation and restoration. Exotic and thoughtful
design solutions are achieved by incorporating a "botanical garden" approach
fused with historic and classical garden design. The firm's work can be viewed throughout
 the U.S. at botanical gardens, parks, campuses, museums and city streetscapes.

The meeting begins at 10:30am and is free and open to the public.
The Litchfield Community Center is located at
421 Bantam Road (Rt. 202), Litchfield CT.

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Continuing Activities & Classes

Mondays

Yoga with Wendy
9:00-10:00 am
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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Movie Mondays
1:00 -3:00 pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

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Strength and Stretch
1:30-2:30 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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Tuesdays

BNI
7:00 am
BNI stands for Business Networking International and it is the world's largest
 referral organization with over 185,000 members in over 60 countries.
Last year members of BNI passed thousands of referrals, which generated
over 6 billion dollars worth of business for each other! BNI provides a positive,
supportive, and structured environment for the development and exchange
 of quality business referrals. It does so by helping you build personal
relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals.
Here is a link to our website, bnict.com

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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"
9:00 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
9:30-11:00 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 - 2:00 pm
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 -3:00 pm
Free admission, cards available for nominal fee

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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 with Wendy
9:00 -10:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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Tai Chi with Eileen
10:30-11:00 am
All Ages Welcome
FREE ~ No experience necessary,
dress in comfortable clothes
Eileen Rindos leads a light Tai Chi exercise each week
focusing on reflexology and meditation.
This class is free and no registration is necessary.

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Table Tennis
11:30 am-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Table Tennis is played weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Drop in. New or experienced players welcome! Paddles available.

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
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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Bridge for All
1:00-3:00 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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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-12:00 pm
Thursdays in the Learning Center
Join others for Wii bowling. Open to the public

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Table Tennis Club
10:45 am - 2:00 pm
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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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 with Wendy
9:00 - 10:00 am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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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