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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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FULL-TIME POSITION AVAILABLE:
ASSISTANT PROGRAM & ACTIVITY COORDINATOR
FOR LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER, INC
Immediate opening for full-time position in our well-established non-profit
organization serving Northwest CT and beyond. Direct role in and
responsibility for the planning, coordination and implementation of a
wide variety of educational, recreational and enrichment
opportunities offered to all ages and facility management.
Day, evening and/or weekend hours required. Skilled, energetic
and community oriented individuals encouraged to apply.
Bachelor degree in Recreation, Social Services or related field required.
Competitive wage and benefits.  
Submit resume and three references
by September 1, 2016 to:
The Litchfield Community Center, Inc.
Attn: Executive Director
421 Bantam Road
Litchfield CT 06759

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The Litchfield Community Center
will be closed for annual maintenance
from August 29 - September 4, 2016

The Center will also be closed on Labor Day
Monday, September 5, 2016

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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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Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Thursday, August 25 ~ 5:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join the Sunbeam Fleet Open Party
for a half-day of fishing off the CT shore.
The boat leaves the dock at 8:00am and returns at 1:30 pm.
Fishing for sea bass, porgies and fluke.
Does not include rod rental and bait ($7.00 paid upon arrival)
Bring cooler and lunch
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $70.00 pp*
Note: a $3.00 pp credit card fee will be added to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Hammonasset Beach Youth Trip
Friday, August 26 ~ 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
A day at the beach!
First stop at Lenny & Joe's for lunch then beach time
from 12-4pm before packing for Litchfield.
Transportation provided by NWCT Transit.
Suggested donation of $7 payable to driver.
Checks only.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Music Together
DEMO DAY
Tuesday, September 6 ~ 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
ver 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.
For more information and pricing please visit the website below.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, September 7 ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Life Drawing for Teens & Adults
Tuesday, September 13 ~ 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Classes run from Sept. 13 - Oct. 18, 2016
We will explore the age old tradition of "figure" of "life drawing."
All levels welcome.
Our focus will be on the clothed human figure.
We will practice gesture, movement, form, fashion,
 light effects, foreshortening and anatomy.

This class is being taught by Rose Petruzzi,
for information please contact her at 203-266-5752

Please bring:
pad 11x14 inches
 (newsprint or inexpensive sketch)
Kneaded Eraser
Blending Stump
Graphite pencil and/or charcoal
 (pressed not stick or vine)

Cost: $140 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Paint Along
Thursday, September 15 ~ 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Classes also held on Oct. 20th & Nov. 17th
Create your own unique version of a well-known masterpiece
 as local artist Deb Sowerby guides you step-by-step.
No experience necessary! All supplies provided!

Originally from the UK, Deb Sowerby has lived in New Milford since 2001.
Her love of painting blossomed and her desire to share
 this skill developed into the now famous "Paint Alongs."
She is bringing this wonderfully accessible concept to Litchfield and
we are thrilled to be first to host this event here at the Community Center!
Please arrive ten minutes ahead of time and dress in comfortable
clothing that you don't mind getting a little paint on!

Cost: $40pp ~ Sign up for all three for $105
Note: a $3.00 pp credit card fee will added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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La Fiesta with Enzo Boscarino
Thursday, September 15 ~ 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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 to sing along and to participate in the activities.

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

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, September 16 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month and enjoy a
 light lunch provided by the Litchfield Community Center
and music for your listening and dancing pleasure!

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

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Music Together
Tuesday, September 20 ~ 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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.
For more information and pricing please visit the website below.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Medicare Review
Tuesday, September 20 ~ 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Medicare Basics Review:
- Discuss the diffferences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage
- Review how to read the Medicare Summary Notice and Explination of Benefits reports
- Decide if you need to make changes in your coverage during Open Enrollment
-Answer your questions and concerns

FREE ~ Please RSVP
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, September 21 ~ 12:30-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Celebrity Chef Cooking Class
Wednesday, September 21 ~ 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Sign up and learn some professional secrets!
The course will teach cooking techniques, sanitation, and menu planning.
This is a hands on cooking course with all materials and ingredients provided.

This course is led by John Ferrucci as seen on the Celebrity Chef Show
 on cable channel 5, Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $140 for six weeks
$3.00 pp credit card fee will be applied to your order.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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DeClutter by Deirdre Talk
Thursday, September 22 ~ 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Deirdre Dolan Nesline will present on ways you can de-stress and
get moving on clearing clutter, manage moving and get you organized.

Whether you are moving, remodeling, renovating
or looking to clear out some space while you age in place,
Declutter by Deirdre will give you helpful tips on how to get started.

FREE ~ Please RSVP
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Music Together
Tuesday, September 27 ~ 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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.
For more information and pricing please visit the website below.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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Medicare Review
Wednesday, September 28 ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Medicare Basics Review:
- Discuss the diffferences between traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage
- Review how to read the Medicare Summary Notice and Explination of Benefits reports
- Decide if you need to make changes in your coverage during Open Enrollment
-Answer your questions and concerns

FREE ~ Please RSVP
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Kate Callahan in Concert
Friday, September 30 ~ 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
KATE CALLAHAN IN CONCERT:
CT'S 16th STATE TROUBADOUR
Kate will perform a concert of compelling original music
plus songs by The Beatles, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan.
Callahan has shared the stage with songwriter Judy Collins,
Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul, Mary) and Aztec Two Step.

She is one of the most awarded songwriters in CT.
She lives in CT where she also leads a vocal improvisation
workshop she created, called the Miracle of Melody.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Coffee, tea and light desserts provided ~ BYOB

Pre-registration is required
Cost: $5.00
For more info call 860-567-8302

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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