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, March 6 ~ 9:30am-3:30pm
(RE-SCHEDULED FROM JANUARY 30)
Join us for a day of American Mahjongg, includes 4 rounds and lunch.  
Players'  points will be tallied up to determine winners and prizes 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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Medicare Fraud Impact
Thursday, March 12 ~ 1:00pm
Roundtable Discussion
 "How Does Medicare Fraud Impact Me?"  Questions will be answered by a
Western CT Area Agency on Aging counselor, who will also be available
after the Roundtable for private and confidential questions.  
Cost: FREE.  Pre-registration required.

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Irish Music & Coffee House
Thursday, March 12 ~ 7:00pm
with Irish & Celtic Duo "Ringrose & Freeman"
Guitarist Danny Ringrose & Fiddler Jeanne Freeman will bring their popular music,
stories and humor to delight the audience at this fun and lively evening of all
things Irish, including Cash Bar, Irish coffee drinks, light desserts & soft drinks
$10.00 pp / Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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Boston Flower & Garden Show
Friday, March 13 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center  
This year's theme, "Season of Enchantment"
Get a taste of Spring with displays, vendors, lectures & demos.  
NEW: "Get Your Hands Dirty" section.  
Time:  bus departs LCC 8:00am / departs the Seaport 6:00pm.  
Enjoy time to explore the Boston Waterfront.  
Cost:  $60.00 pp includes RT transportation plus admission to the show.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
SEATS ARE LIMITED!  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required

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Boston Daytrip
Friday, March 13 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
Enjoy a day in Boston on your own.
Bus drops off and picks up at Boston Seaport World Trade Center.  
Time:  bus departs LCC 8:00am / departs the Seaport 6:00pm.  
Cost:  $45.00 pp includes RT transportation.  
 (Note: a $3 per person service charge for online
ordering will be added to your order)
SEATS ARE LIMITED!  
Pre-registration & pre-payment required

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LPR Senior Leprechaun Jig
Tuesday, March 17 ~ 12:00pm
Enjoy lunch by the Oliver Wolcott Tech School
Culinary Students and music by Jerry Carillo Orchestra.  
Cost: $10.00 pp.
Tickets available at Litchfield Parks
& Rec Office and Murphy's Pharmacy.  
Please call Parks & Rec for more info: 860-567-7569.

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Friday Feast & Dancing Feet
Friday, March 20 ~ 12:00-2:00pm
Join us for a light lunch and musical entertainment and dancing.
This month: Music by "Vinnie Carr" and lunch
prepared by the Litchfield Community Center.  
Cost:  $7.00 pp.  
Pre-registration required.

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Ukrainian Egg Decorating
Tuesday, March 24 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
This ancient Eastern European art form uses a stylus to write with wax on the
egg shell, similiar to batik.  All ages welcome, however, an open candle flame is
used to children under 10 are asked to be accompanied by an adult.
Cost:  $13.00 pp.
(Note: a $3 per person service charge for
online ordering will be added to your order)  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
Space is limited.

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New York City Daytrip
Wednesday March 25 ~ 8:00am-8:00pm
"Do As You Please"  
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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Family Fun Night
Friday, March 27 ~ 6:00-8:30pm
Join us with family and friends
for a night of games & entertainment.  
Contests and prizes!  
Then stay for an Ice Cream Sundae Bar
and music by "Kais & Dollz".  
Time: play time from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm.  
Music: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  
Cost:  $5.00 pp /$20 family max.  
Pre-registration 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, 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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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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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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Beginner Bridge Classes
 10:30am-12:30pm
Wednesdays, March 4 - May 6, 2015
Instructor Al Root will teach this class to help players gain a basic
understanding of the game and how to play.  Each week a different lesson
will be taught and then the group will play games to apply the lesson.  
Cost:  $110.00 pp.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.

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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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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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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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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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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