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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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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Family Turbo Kick
Monday, February 2 ~ 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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Dog Listerner of the East
Wednesday, February 11 ~ 6:30-8:30pm
Litchfield Community Center
Spend the evening with Dog Listener Pat Wright.  
Topics discussed include lead pulling, jumping, aggression,
separation anxiety and excessive barking.  
Learn how to get willing cooperation and learn of some of Pat's experiences.  
No dogs please.  
 Cost:  $5.00 per person.  
Pre-registration required.

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13th Annual Bob & Peg Andrulis
Memorial Sweetheart Run & Walk
Saturday, February 14 ~ 11:00am
Litchfield Community Center
5 mile run / 3 mile walk over beautiful course is both family and dog friendly.
Register early for a T-Shirt, awards and hot refreshments inside Center.  
Volunteers needed & loved.  
Cost:  $25.00 adults/$5.00 kids 10 & under/FREE for 80+.  
$30.00 pp for day of race or after 2/11/15.   

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Jeffrey Engel: Music in Early Cinema
Wednesdays, February 18 & February 25 ~ 10:30am-12:00pm
Litchfield Community Center
Jeffrey will trace the evolution of the use of music in motion pictures beginning with
the pioneer Lumiere brothers to the first great symphonic scores of Erich Korngold.  
Cost: $20.00 pp.  
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Light refreshments will be served.  
RSVP by Feb. 16.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Salsa Dance Lessons
Wednesday, February 18 ~ 7:30-8:30pm
Litchfield Community Center
Wednesdays, February 18 - March 11, 2015
Spice up your life...Let's SALSA dance!  
Everyone must register with a partner,
we do not rotate or share dance partners.
 Adults only (18 or older)
Cost:  $100 per couple.  
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)
For more info, contact Jane at 860-482-0049
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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New York City Daytrip
 "Do As You Please"
Wednesday, February 25 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
Litchfield Community Center
We supply the bus to New York City with 3 drop offs:  
Rockefeller Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Battery Park
and 1 pick up: 52nd and Broadway.
 Bus departs LCC at 8:00am and departs NYC at 6:00pm.  
Cost: $45.00 per person.  
(Note: a $3 per person service charge
for online ordering will be added to your order)
Pre-registration & pre-payment is required.

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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

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

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2 - "CALVARY"
- Rated R (105 minutes)
His life threatened by an anonymous member of his parish during confession,
virtuous Father James remains steadfast in his commitment to his congregation
while attempting to comfort his delicate-minded daughter. Meanwhile,
as the day of his scheduled execution draws near, he quietly
struggles to summon the courage to face his ultimate fate.
Stars Brendan Gleeson, Kelly Reilly, Chris O'Dowd.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 - "THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU"
- Rated R (103 minutes)
When their father passes away, four grown, world-weary siblings return to their childhood home
and are requested to stay there together for a week, along with their free-speaking mother and
a collection of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. As they re-examine their shared
history and the status of each tattered relationship, they reconnect
 in hysterically funny and emotionally significant ways.  
Stars Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, Tina Fey.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16 - CENTER CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23 - "BOYHOOD"
- R (162 minutes)
A coming-of-age drama twelve years in the making follows a boy as he progresses
from age 6 to 18 and deals with the typical travails of childhood like his parents' divorce,
bad stepparents, falling in love, finding his artistic voice, and fighting with his bratty older sister.
Stars Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette.

MONDAY, MARCH 2 - "LOVE IS STRANGE"
- R  (94 minutes)
A committed gay couple finds their fledgling marriage challenged by a series of
unexpected developments in this compassionate drama.  After being together for nearly 40 years,
they decide to tie the knot but their newlywed bliss is short-lived when the pair are no longer
able to afford the rent on the NYC apartment.  While one moves in with his sympathetic neighbors,
the other moves in with his nephew's family in Brooklyn and everyone finds
their once-comfortable lives in a hopeless state of flux.
Stars John Lithgow, Alfred Molia, Marisa Tomei.

MONDAY, MARCH 9 - "ST. VINCENT"
- PG13 (102 minutes)
When a single mother, moves into a new home with her 12-year old son, she has no choice
but to leave him in the care of their new neighbor, a retired curmudgeon with a penchant for
alcohol and gambling. An odd friendship soon blossoms between the improbable pair and while
he helps the boy grow to become a man, the boy sees a misunderstood man with a good heart.  
Stars Melissa McCarthy, Bill Murray, Naomi Watts

MONDAY, MARCH 16 - "THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING"
- Rated PG13 (123 minutes)
James Marsh's biopic follows the life of the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking,
the woman who's heart he wins, his diagnosis of ALS and his work with the loyal Jane
at his side.  However as the years progress, Jane starts to feel more like a nurse than a
wife, and Hawking begins to have feelings for a woman who is hired to care for him.  
Stars Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones.

MONDAY, MARCH 23 - "FOXCATCHER"
- R (134 minutes)
When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont
 to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics
 at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus
on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave. Soon
du Pont's erratic behavior and cruel psychological game-play begin to
erode the athlete's already shaky self-esteem.  
Stars Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo.

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - "BIRDMAN"
- R (119 minutes)
A fading actor best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a
comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts
to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect
with friends and family prove more difficult than expected.  
Stars Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, and Edward Norton.

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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

Litchfield Artists' Group
formerly "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