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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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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, December 15 ~ 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: Michael Ciulla with
Holiday Music by LHS Woodwind & Brass Ensemble
and Chamber Choir from 12:00p-12:30p.
Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation
& Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.
* Registration is required.
Cost: $7.00 pp
For more info call 860-567-8302

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7th & 8th Grade Holiday Semi-Formal
Open to ALL Area 7th & 8th Graders
Friday, December 15 ~ 7:00-9:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Live DJ, Food, Games, Ice Cream, and More!
Admission: $5pp
*Come as you are - Semi-formal attire NOT required
Must provide permission slip at door if not already given.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Paul Winter's 38th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration  
Saturday, December 16 ~ 9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Paul Winter's Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays with the
extraordinary acoustics of NY's greatest Cathedral, St. John the Divine.
This multi media event features musicians, vocalists and the
25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre.

A dazzling extravaganza of music and dance, these performances
 offer a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people
gathered together on the longest night of the year to welcome
 the return of the sun and the birth of the New Year.

Special guests will include the critically acclaimed Pletenitsa Balkan Choir,
directed by Christiane Karam. The 15-voice Pletenitsa Balkan Choir
will collaborate with the Paul Winter Consort throughout the autumn,
creating new music for this year's Winter Solstice Celebration as well as
integrating the Consort's traditional music with music from their repertoire.

Founded by Christiane Karam in 2011 as a forum for exploring the choral
and folk traditions of the Balkans, the Caucasus, the Middle East,
and parts of the Mediterranean, the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir is primarily
 a women's chorus, with some music that incorporates male voices.
It includes and welcomes singers from all over the world, serving as a
platform for cultural exchange and a context for coming together
to celebrate the beauty and spirit that connect us all.

The Pletenitsa Balkan Choir has shared the stage with a diversity of artists,
 including Zulal, Juliana Svetlichnya, Mario Frangoulis, José Mercé,
Javier Limon, Vadim Neselovskyi, Gary Burton, Tigran Hamasyan,
and Binka Dobreva, a revered soloist with the internationally
renowned Bulgarian folk ensemble, Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares.

Upon hearing and singing with what would become the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir,
Ms. Dobreva baptized the group with the name "Pletenitsa," (braid),
saying she was inspired by the intricate melding of cultures
and the tight bond she felt among the singers.

Depart LCC 9:30 am
Lunch on your own at restaurant near Cathedral
(suggestions will be provided)
2:00  am performance
Depart for LCC at conclusion of concert
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $90.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, December 16 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits,
vegetables and herbs. Also offered are local eggs; pasture fed beef,
chicken and pork, artisanal breads and baked goods; pies,
cider doughnuts and biscotti; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles,
 sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat
and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps.
A recipe tasting each week.
Music, guest artists, chef demonstrations, local nonprofits
and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's
on the agenda for market day go to:

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Evaluating Senior Living Options
Monday, December 18 ~ 10:00-11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center

Keystone Place at Newbury Brook will be on hand to answer
questions about everything from the variety of available
senior housing options to how to determine the right fit.
Allen S. Miloff, Director of Community Relations will be presenting.
Continental breakfast will be provided.
Cost: Free and open to the public
* Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, December 20 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar
Wednesday, December 20 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Free Weight Loss Surgery Informational Seminar
Join us for a free weight loss surgery informational seminar
to learn more about a decision that could change your life.
Hear from our team who will explain the steps
 involved in determining if you are eligible.
Cost: Free
* To register, please call 860.585.3339
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, December 23 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
Over 15 vendors participate offering seasonal field-fresh fruits,
vegetables and herbs. Also offered are local eggs; pasture fed beef,
chicken and pork, artisanal breads and baked goods; pies,
cider doughnuts and biscotti; jams, jellies, chutney, pickles,
 sauces and hot sauce made from local ingredients; award winning goat
and cow cheese; honey; maple syrup and goat milk soaps.
A recipe tasting each week.
Music, guest artists, chef demonstrations, local nonprofits
and a free gardening and cookbook exchange.
For more information and to see what's
on the agenda for market day go to:

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Holiday Local Craft Sale
Saturday, December 23 ~ 12:00-5:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free and open to the public
Kick off the holidays with original pieces just in time for the holidays!
Original prints and drawings by Dan Antonucci.
Handmade woodworking by Jim Moore.
Open bar and appetizers, most prices under $100.00.
Free hugs
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Aging Mastery Program
Tuesday, January 2 ~ 10:00-11:30 am
Litchfield Community Center
Free!
The Aging Mastery Program encourages mastery-developing
behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved
health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being.

By participating, you will:
1. Make and maintain small but impactful changes in your health
behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment in later life
2. Get real incentives and rewards for taking
small steps that can improve your well-bring and
3. Meet new friends, provide support and encouragement
to your peers, and become more involved in your community.

Limited space, seats available.
* Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, January 3 ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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Women's Forum of Litchfield
The Ghosts in Our Ocean:
Protecting Marine Wildlife
Thursday, January 4 ~ 2:30-3:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
For more information call 860-567-3966

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The Watercolor Experience
Friday, January 5 ~ 1:15 -3:15 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Classes run Fridays, Jan. 5 though Feb. 23 (8 weeks)
Watercolor is the perfect medium to lose oneself, explore color,
serendipitous occurrences and share experiences.
Instructor: Rose Petruzzi. Bring what materials you have to class.
Email Rose at rose@loveartandyoga.com for a list of suggested materials.

* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $140.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Quilts that Care
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, January 17  ~ 12:30-2:00 pm
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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UCONN Men's Basketball Trip  
Saturday, January 20 ~ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
At the XL Center, Hartford
Men's Game ~ vs. Pre-Season Ranked #6 Villanova
Depart Center at 10:30 am ~ Tipoff 12 pm
* Limited seats available!
Cost: $50.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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UCONN Women's Basketball Trip  
Saturday, February 10 ~ 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center

 
At the XL Center, Hartford
VS. Witchita State
Depart Center at 11:30 am ~ Tipoff 1pm
* Limited Space Available!
Cost: $50.00 pp  
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
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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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