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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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"The Strategic Significance of the
 Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor"
Friday, December 2 ~ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Come join a FREE presentation by Author and Historian Mark Albertson
who will speak on "the strategic significance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor."
This talk will not dwell on the Day of Infamy itself. However, this talk
will explain the "Why?" And this approach will be pursued thus:
1. The rise of Japan as a modern power, starting in the 19th century.
2. The developing friction between Japan and
the United States in the world's largest ocean.
3. The significance of naval power.
4. The decisive aspect of oil.
5. The course of the tumultuous 1930s.
6. The importance of Pearl Harbor for the
United States and its affect on the war.
7. Pearl Harbor, Japan's rapid series of conquests and, the Domino Theory.
8. Pearl Harbor and the massive Red Army counterattack at Moscow;
how these battles make December 1941 the turning point of the war.

For by January 1942, the world's number 1 and number 2 industrial powers
were linked in a quest to defeat the Axis. An amalgamation that will result in the
demise of the European colonial powers' primacy on the world scene,
 giving way by 1945 to the eventual winners of a war that started in 1914, not 1939.
And those victors were the United States and the Soviet Union. - Mark Writer
Cost: FREE
* Reserve your FREE spot today!
For more info call 860-567-8302

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DJ Dance
Friday, December 2 ~ 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
* Open to Litchfield, Morris, Goshen,
and Warren students in 7th & 8th grades
Permission slip must be filled out by an adult
 and passed into the Center before attending.
Slips are good for entire 2016-2017 school year
and need to be filled out only once.
*Parent volunteers needed each month*
Cost: $7pp
Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Quilts that Care"
(1st & 3rd Wednesdays)
Wednesday, December 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.
 Currently, quilts are donated to 11 Connecticut Hospitals,
including The Harold Leever Regional Cancer Center, VITAS HealthCare,
Bristol Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Donations of fabric shop gift cards, 100 percent cotton fabric, twin-size
quilt backings, cotton flannel and quilting materials are being accepted.
 The donation of an 800-1,000 sq. ft.  work location
with storage would be gratefully accepted.
Fundraising, social media and quilting volunteers
 are being sought. Quilters are especially needed.
Monetary donations can be given through PayPal
 or at P.O. Box 166, Watertown, CT 06795.

 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.
They will not meet on Dec. 21.
 For more info, please call
Deb Van Steenberge at 860-945-0184
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Tapped"
A Message in a Bottle
Wednesday, December 7 ~ 6:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
On December 7, 2016 at 6:30 pm the Northwest Conservation District
and Save Our Water CT will co-sponsor a showing of the award winning
documentary Tapped hosted by the Litchfield Community Center.

By the year 2030, two-thirds of the global population will lack
access to clean drinking water. This figure is the provocative
opening statement of the documentary film, Tapped.

Water is our most precious natural resource. The western part of the
country has been struggling with a multi-year drought. Now, almost 70% of CT
 is in a severe drought, with the remainder of the state in a moderate drought.
 It is critical that we protect our water. Come and learn more about this important issue.

Tapped, produced by Stephanie Soechtig, is an informative look at the
disturbing history of bottled water in the United States and the damage
this industry has done and continues to do to our planet. The movie
provokes the kind of shock and indignation that inspires change.

The film takes a broad look at the bottled water issue, highlighting
individuals and communities that have been affected by the industry.
 Bottled water may not be as "pure" as advertised especially since
40% of bottled water is merely filtered tap water anyway.  
Furthermore, municipal water supplies are highly regulated
 while bottled water is subject to little or no oversight.

As Niagara Water Bottling Co. opens its plant in Bloomfield, CT, it is time to
educate ourselves about the impact of the water bottling industry on our
 water supplies and our environment. Members of Save Our Water CT
will be present for a Q and A after the showing. They will also give an
update on their efforts to protect CT's water from more
incursions by the water bottling industry.  Think about it.
This could happen anywhere in our state.

The Litchfield Community Center is located
at 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759
For more information contact
the Northwest Conservation District
at ncd@conservect.org or 860-626-7222
For more info call 860-567-8302

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D.A.W.G. Training Classes
Thursday, December 8 ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
D.A.W.G =
Diagnose the problem.
Address the problem.
Work through the problem.
Go forward.
DonoLou K9 Connection will be starting a 6 week training class!
You will learn proper leash walking, impulse control,
body language and leadership.
Dogs should be 6 months or older and require up to date rabies,
distemper and bordetella in order to attend the class.
This training class is only open to 5 dogs
so call Chelsea Patenaude to
reserve your spot @ 203-592-1305
 or email her at chelseaschult@gmail.com
Cost: $185/Dog
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Saturday, December 10 ~ 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
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
Transportation provided by Kelly Transit.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $45.00
* Note: A $3.00 pp processing fee
will be added to your credit card.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"Health Benefits of Meditation"
Monday, December 12 ~ 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Part of the "Live, Learn & Lunch" series
Lauren Sage, Meditation Instructor & Reiki Master will provide an
understanding of meditation and the 13 physical and pyschological
 benefits it provides including: decrease muscle tension,
 improves concentration, brings deeper levels of relaxation.
Lunch and Q & A follows presentation at 11:45 a.m.
Free ~ Pre-registration is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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AARP Safe Drivers Course
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
The nation's first and largest classroom refresher for motorists 50+.
Auto insurance discounts in most states.
Pre-registration is required
Payment will be collected by instructor before class.
Cost: $15.00 pp (AARP members) / $20.00 pp (non-members)
For more info call 860-567-8302

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"A Christmas Memory"
Book Reading with Jerry Geci
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Free and open to the public.
 
Truman Capote's "Tiny gem of a holiday story"
 to be read by Jerry Geci.
Holiday Sweets & Tea to follow reading.
Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Christmas Crafts Class
Wednesday, December 14 ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Decorate gifts bags with stencils, cut-outs, paint and gems, etc.
Make a few gifts to go inside--choose from painting ceramic animals,
painted glass bowl, jewelry, ornaments and a tree
centerpiece/decoration.
All materials included.
Age 10 & up welcome
(unless younger children are accompanied by adult)
See Thanksgiving Craft class on Dec. 9
Sign up for both and Save! Only $25.00 for both.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
* Pre-registration is required by 12/9/16
Cost: $14.00
* Note: A $3.00 pp processing fee
will be added to your credit card.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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D.A.W.G. Training Classes
Thursday, December 15 ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
D.A.W.G =
Diagnose the problem.
Address the problem.
Work through the problem.
Go forward.
DonoLou K9 Connection will be starting a 6 week training class!
You will learn proper leash walking, impulse control,
body language and leadership.
Dogs should be 6 months or older and require up to date rabies,
distemper and bordetella in order to attend the class.
This training class is only open to 5 dogs
so call Chelsea Patenaude to
reserve your spot @ 203-592-1305
 or email her at chelseaschult@gmail.com
Cost: $185/Dog
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, December 16 ~ 12:00-2:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
 
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month
for a light lunch, music and dancing.
This month is a holiday luncheon!
Reservations are required.
Enjoy Litchfield High School Jazz Band from 12:00pm - 12:30pm.
Music this month by "Survivor Swing Band"
Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

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New York City Day Trip
Paul Winter's 37th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration  
Saturday, December 17 ~ 9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
Presented at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine,
Paul Winter's Winter Solstice celebrates the spirit of the holidays
within the extraordinary acoustics of New York's greatest Cathedral.
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.
Van departs from the Community Center at 9:30 a.m.,
lunch near Cathedral before performance (on own),
show starts at 2:00 p.m.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $80pp
* Note: A $3.00 pp processing fee
will be added to your credit card.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Talk
Monday, December 19 ~ 6:00 p.m.
 @ Litchfield Community Center
Dr. Amir Nasir of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital's Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery practice will present a health talk entitled
 "Plastic Surgery - Look and Feel Better for the New Year"
on Monday, December 19, at 6 PM at the Litchfield Community Center.

The presentation will cover the basics of what one needs to
know about plastic and reconstructive surgery, available procedures,
options and benefits. The talk is free and is followed by a Q&A session.
For information call 860-496-6265. Please R.S.V.P. to 860-496-6479.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital's Multi-Specialty Group recently
introduced CHH Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to its roster
of local multi-specialty outpatient services and practices. Dr. Nasir
has office hours on Mondays at CHH Surgical Associates
on the hospital's main campus, 538 Litchfield Street, Suite 203, Torrington, CT.

Dr. Nasir is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board
of Plastic Surgery. He has advanced fellowship training in
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery from Boston University
and a medical degree from the University of Kansas.

The practice offers a wide range of services and procedures,
including breast and abdominal wall reconstruction, Post-Moh's
reconstruction, post-bariatric body contouring, the removal of facial,
scalp or soft tissue tumors, and Ganglion cyst removal. Dr. Nasir
also performs Keloid treatments, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
for visual field defects, scar revision, burn surgery/skin grafting,
treatment for congenital or acquired soft tissue anomalies,
 and liposuction or surgical correction of Gynecomastia.

For more information about Dr. Nasir,
visit his website at www.lotuscosmeticct.com.

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital is a 109-bed, general acute care
hospital located in Torrington, Connecticut, that serves as a
regional health care resource for 100,000 residents of Litchfield County
 and Northwest Connecticut. One-Thousand Employees,
One Job, Your Health. Visit www.charlottehungerford.org for information.

For more info call 860-567-8302

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D.A.W.G. Training Classes
Thursday, December 22 ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
D.A.W.G =
Diagnose the problem.
Address the problem.
Work through the problem.
Go forward.
DonoLou K9 Connection will be starting a 6 week training class!
You will learn proper leash walking, impulse control,
body language and leadership.
Dogs should be 6 months or older and require up to date rabies,
distemper and bordetella in order to attend the class.
This training class is only open to 5 dogs
so call Chelsea Patenaude to
reserve your spot @ 203-592-1305
 or email her at chelseaschult@gmail.com
Cost: $185/Dog
For more info call 860-567-8302

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D.A.W.G. Training Classes
Thursday, December 29 ~ 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
D.A.W.G =
Diagnose the problem.
Address the problem.
Work through the problem.
Go forward.
DonoLou K9 Connection will be starting a 6 week training class!
You will learn proper leash walking, impulse control,
body language and leadership.
Dogs should be 6 months or older and require up to date rabies,
distemper and bordetella in order to attend the class.
This training class is only open to 5 dogs
so call Chelsea Patenaude to
reserve your spot @ 203-592-1305
 or email her at chelseaschult@gmail.com
Cost: $185/Dog
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