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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Daytrip: Wadsworth Atheneum & Old State House
Friday, August 1, 2014 ~ 10:00am-4:30pm
First stop is to Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, then head to State House
Square for lunch on your own at Panera Bread or other options within.  
Then on to the Old CT State House with a 2:30 pm guided tour.  
Travel will be on the Northwest CT Transit District bus and will
depart LCC 10:00am with a return approximately 4:30 pm.  
Cost: Admission to each venue is on your own.  
Transportation is free with a suggested
donation of $7.00 to bus driver.

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Lego Camps
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8
Pre-Engineering (ages 5-7) ~ 9:00am-12:00pm
Engineering Fundamentals (ages 8-10) ~ 1:00-4:00pm
Play-Well TEKnologies returns with 2 camps and over
10,000 Legos, so let your imagination run wild.

Pre-Engineering (ages 5-7): Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes
and cars with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Cost: $150.00 per child

Engineering Fundamentals (ages 8-10): Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering and
architecture through engineer-designed projects such
as arch bridges, skyscrapers, cars and Battletrack.
Cost: $150.00 per child.

Both workshops require pre-registration
and pre-payment, space is limited.  
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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Lego Extra Bricks Camps
Monday, August 4 - Friday, August 8
Pre-Engineering (ages 5-7) ~ 12:00-4:00pm
Engineering Fundamentals (ages 8-10) ~ 9:00am-1:00pm
Lego Extra Brick Camp participants can extend their day of fun with
this traditional style day camp with indoor/outdoor games and activities
such as tag games, sports, challenges, arts & crafts and movies.
Extra Bricks Camp coincides with the above Lego Camp times.
Bring a lunch to enjoy between the 2 camps.

Time: Pre-Engineering campers: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm:
lunch / 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Extra Bricks
Time: Engineering Fundamentals campers: 9:00 am - 12:00 am:
Extra Bricks / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: lunch
Cost: $50.00 per child.
Pre-registration and pre-payment, space is limited.  
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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Outsmarting Investment Fraud
Monday, August 4 ~ 11:00am
A documentary that will educate and show you
how to stop fraudsters from taking your money.  
Sponsored by Home Care Advantage
and the CT Better Business Bureau.  
Cost:  FREE and open to the public.  

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Jeffrey Engel Presents:
A CT Cellist in French Symphonic Orchestras
Tuesdays, August 5 & August 12 ~ 3:00-4:30pm
4 major orchestras  founded in Paris during the 19th century still exist
and Mr. Engel played with several of these ensembles.  
He will describe their histories, play recordings of their works and
relate humorous anecdotes about performing with them.  
Cost: $20.00 per person
Pre-registration and pre-payment required by August 1.
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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Veterans' Affairs Benefits
Monday, August 11 ~ 2:00-4:00pm
Veterans are invited to learn about benefits offered by the state including
pension benefits, widow’s pension, service connected disability, burial benefits,
aid and attendance, life insurance, health care benefits and other topics.
Peter DiMaria, from the Connecticut State Department
of Veteran’s Affairs, will speak to local Veterans.  
Cost: FREE and open to the public.  
Pre-registration required.

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AARP Safe Drivers Course
Wednesday, August 13 ~ 9:00am-1:00pm
The nation's first and largest classroom refresher
for motorist age 50 and older.
 Auto insurance discounts in most states.  
Cost: $15.00 AARP members/$20 non-members.  
Pre-registration required.

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Pinocchio: The Tale of the Puppet
Wednesday, August 13 ~ 9:30am-12:00pm
This lecture examines the original Italian story by
Carlo Collodi and the subsequent file adaptations
by Walt Disney and Roberto Benigni.  
Video clips included.  
Coffee and biscotti will be served.
 Instructor:  Dona Frauenhofer
Cost:  $14.00 pp
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
(Note: a non-refundable $3  pp service charge for
credit card processing will be added to your order)

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Daytrip: Hammonasset Beach State Park
Friday, August 29 ~ 9:30am-5:00pm
Take a trip to the coast for a day in the sun.  
First stop is Lenny & Joe's for lunch on your own, then off to the beach.  
Travel will be on the Northwest CT Transit District bus and
will depart LCC 9:30am with a return approximately 5:00 pm.
Transportation is free with a suggested donation of $7.00 to bus driver.

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Summer Fest - Carnival Day
Thursday, July 17, 2014 ~ BZ photos
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Continuing Activities & Classes

Mondays

Yoga
9:00am
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
Cost: $12.00
Instructor: Wendy Larsen

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"Litchfield Little" Playgroup
10:00-11:00am
Tuesdays - Time: 10:00-11:00 am
For kids 3 & under & their parents,
expecting Moms welcome too!
The goal is to offer parental support
& encourage early social interaction.
Cost: Donations Welcome

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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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Monday Afternoon Movie
1:00pm
Enjoy a new release every Monday afternoon.  
Popcorn and beverages are served.  
Cost:  Donations welcome

MONDAY, JULY 28 - "THE MONUMENTS MEN"
- Rated PG13 (118 minutes)
This is the incredible true story of seven art historians and museum curators who went
behind enemy lines during WW II on a mission to recover some of the world's greatest
works of art.   Determined to prevent 1000 years of culture from going up in flames,
Franklin D. Roosevelt approves a proposal to form a task force comprised entirely of
art experts to enter Germany, recover the works of art, and ensure they are returned
to their rightful owners. With little knowledge of modern weapons or warfare tactics,
the ragtag squadron has their work cut out for them.  
Stars George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett

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Tuesdays

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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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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Senior Massages
10:00am-4:00pm
Tuesdays, 2nd & 4th of every month
Professional massage therapist Andrea Reilly
offers discounted massage therapy.  
Appointments available in 1 hour increments.

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Bingo
1:00pm
Free admission, cards available for nominal fee

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Zumba Infused With Toning Class
5:30-6:30pm
Zumba fused with Zumba Toning,
Latin rhythms and easy-to-follow moves
Cost: $10.00 per class
Instructor: Ashley Greco

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Community Writer's Circle
6:30-8:30pm
2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month
This group provides current and aspiring writers fellowship and a
creative outlet in a constructive and friendly environment.  
All are welcome.  Bring a piece of writing to share and to
offer constructive feedback on other writers' works.  
Cost: $5 per night drop-in fee

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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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Journey to a New You
6:00-7:30pm
Wednesdays, starting January 8
 Learn how to lose weight, regain your help
with simple lifestyle changes and recipes.  
Cost:  $5.00 donation
Presented by Sherri Haynes/
4th year Dietetic/Nutrition Student
RSVP Sherri at shaynes@ush.edu

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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"
10:30am-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
10:45am
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
11:00am
Litchfield Community Center
Thursdays, June 19 - July 24, 2014
Certified Personal Trainer Shannon Strong leads this 6 week session to help
 increase muscle mass for better mobility, increase circulation, reduce stress,
improve overall wellbeing and increase range of motion.  
Time: 11:00 am  
Cost: $65.00 for 6 week / $15.00 drop in rate

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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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"Free Game Play Time"
10:30am-12:00pm
Thursdays & Fridays
Table Tennis, Pool and the latest craze,
Wii games: Bowling, Tennis and more
Open to public

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Chair Yoga
10:30-11:30am
"Enjoy the benefits of a traditional yoga practice using the chair for support and stability.
Yoga relaxes the body and mind, improves circulation and balance, increases
strength and flexibility, and elevates overall health and well-being.
Chair Yoga is ideal for those with injury, illness or age related challenges."
Cost: $10.00 per person/per session  
Instructor: Call Andrea Lake Meharg
for more info at 860-489-6462

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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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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