Upcoming Events

Weekly game of Bingo played Tuesdays at 1pm.

4 week course runs Tuesdays from April 3rd to April 24th @ 6pm ~ only $99! Sign up and learn some professional secrets! The course will teach cooking techniques, sanitation, and menu planning. This is a hands on cooking course with all materials and ingredients provided. This course is led by John Ferrucci as seen on the Celebrity Chef Show on cable channel 5, Tuesday evenings at 6:00pm.

A strength training class that includes stretching, abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout. Instructor: Dean Roberts.

Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays. A yoga class conducted in a casual, practical, fun atmosphere. Students are encouraged to breathe and stretch to their potential that day. Modifications are always offered. Suitable for people who are beginners to experienced in a yoga practice.

Marie Boyens leads a light Tai Chi exercise each week focusing on reflexology and meditation. This class is free and no registration is necessary.

Table Tennis is played weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Drop in. New or experienced players welcome! Paddles available.

Drop-in for a game or two of Beginner Bridge.

CRAFTERNOON! After School Arts and Crafts for ALL Students! Wednesday's, April 11, and 25 3:30 - 5:30 Pre-registration appreciated. Register at http://thecommunitycenter.org/event.php?id=7594 Come to pick your kids up at 5:30 but STAY for dinner! Stick around for a family dinner at 5:30pm immediately following Crafternoons. Crafternoons presented in part by Artist and Illustrator Rose Petruzzi! She enjoys teaching art and the creative process to adults and children of all levels and abilities. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and readers, and has been a contributing illustrator to Herb Quarterly for 22 years. http://www.rosepetruzzi.com

Enjoy a relaxing meal and social time! Hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT and Litchfield Community Center. Donations welcome!

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. Additional Dates: July 19, August 16, September 27, October 18, November 15, December 20 To register, please call 860.585.3339 or visit bristolhospital.org/seminar

Thursdays—Dance Exercise I— Standing Core work Building strength and cardiovascular health through movement based in the discipline of dance. Ballet and jazz that incorporates traditional fitness exercise. Please bring a mat. Available at Center if you do not have one.

A Registered Nurse is available to check your blood pressure.

Table Tennis is played weekly on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Drop in. New or experienced players welcome! Paddles available.

This is a closed group. For more information, please call LCC.

Great Course DVD Lecture Series with Prof. J. Rufus Fears, PhD *Come to one-Come to all* History is made and defined by landmark events—moments that irrevocably changed the course of human civilization. While many of us are taught that anonymous social, political, and economic forces are the driving factors behind events of the past, acclaimed historian and award-winning Professor J. Rufus Fears believes that it's individuals, acting alone or together, who alter the course of history. These events have given us: spiritual and political ideas, catastrophic battles and wars, scientific and technological advances, world leaders both influential and monstrous, and cultural works of unparalleled beauty. Without them, human history as we know it today would be shockingly unfamiliar. In short, because of these events, our world would never be the same again. Such is the approach of The World Was Never the Same: Events That Changed History, a captivating new course in which Professor Fears—a master storyteller and one of the most popular instructors on our Great Courses faculty—provides you with 36 of the most important and definitive events in the history of the world. It's an intriguing and engaging tour of thousands of years of human history, from the creation of the Code of Hammurabi (1750 B.C.) to the Battle of Lexington (April 19, 1775), to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech (August 28, 1963), and beyond. And it's a chance for you to learn new insights about world history at the hands of an engaging historian. 36 Lectures include: 30 minutes each 1 Hammurabi Issues a Code of Law (1750 B.C.) 2 Moses & Monotheism (1220 B.C.) 3 The Enlightenment of the Buddha (526 B.C.) 4 Confucius Instructs a Nation (553-479 B.C.) 5 Solon-Democracy Begins (594 B.C.) 6 Marathon-Democracy Triumphant (490 B.C.) 7 Hippocrates Takes An Oath (430 B.C.) 8 Caesar Crosses the Rubicon (49 B.C.) 9 Jesus-The Trial of a Teacher (A.D. 36) 10 Constantine I Wins a Battle (A.D. 312) 11 Muhammad Moves to Medina-The Hegira (A.D. 622) 12 Bologna Gets a University (1088) 13 Dante Sees Beatrice (1283) 14 Black Death-Pandemics & History (1348) 15 Columbus Finds a New World (1492) 16 Michelangelo Accepts a Commission (1508) 17 Erasmus-A Book Sets Europe Ablaze (1516) 18 Luther’s New Course Changes History (1517) 19 The Defeat of the Spanish Armada (1588) 20 The Battle of Vienna (1683) 21 The Battle of Lexington (1775) 22 General Pickett Leads a Charge (1863) 23 Adam Smith (1776) versus Karl Marx (1867) 24 Charles Darwin Takes an Ocean Voyage (1831) 25 Louis Pasteur Cures a Child (1885) 26.Two Brothers Take A Flight (1903) 27 The Archduke Makes a State Visit (1914) 28 One Night in Petrograd (1917) 29 The Day the Stock Market Crashed (1929) 30 Hitler Becomes Chancellor of Germany (1933) 31 Franklin Roosevelt Becomes President (1933) 32 The Atomic Bomb is Dropped (1945) 33 Mao Zedong Begins His Long March (1934) 34 John F. Kennedy is Assassinated (1963) 35 Dr. King Leads a March (1963) 36. 11-Sept-01

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 4 dogs so register here online, or call call us at 860 567 8302 to reserve your spot. For info on trainer, you may reach her at - Chelsea Patenaude to reserve your spot @ 203-592-1305, or email her at chelseaschult@gmail.com http://wwwdonolouk9connection.webstarts.com

A strength training class that includes stretching, abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout. Instructor: Dean Roberts.

Sessions run for 8 week: April 13 through June 8, 2018 (NO meeting May 18) When you are grieving, your mind-body-spirit are in distress. Be gentle with yourself. Join others going through loss. You may be feeling many emotions. Everyone grieves differently, and you are not alone. This group is a gift from the Friends of Hospice. For more information, call Rev. Eileen Epperson at 860-605-6576.

Enjoy the benefits of Yoga using a chair for support and stability. Classes include seated and standing postures, breathing exercises and relaxation techniques. Suitable for all abilities, especially appropriate for those with illness, injury or age related challenges. Instructor: Andrea Lake Meharg. Contact her at 860-459-6944 or email alake@optonline.net

Spend the afternoon with fellow players and brush up on your skills playing the ancient, fascinating and challenging game of Mah Jongg.

Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for a light lunch, music and dancing. Music this month: Ron Murray Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Classes run Fridays March 2 though April 27, 2018 (8 weeks) (No class March 30) 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. Note: A $3.00 pp credit card process fee will be added to your order.

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Join the Walk to End Alzheimer's! STOP BY ANYTIME BETWEEN 11am and 1pm to receive more info, and sign up! Door Prizes! Fundraising tips and ideas. Thinking about starting a team or joining one? Looking for ways to get involved in your community? Give back for a great cause! Looking for a great way to market your business or company? Then stop on by!

Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays. A yoga class conducted in a casual, practical, fun atmosphere. Students are encouraged to breathe and stretch to their potential that day. Modifications are always offered. Suitable for people who are beginners to experienced in a yoga practice.

Connecting with Balance is a series of workshops tailored to helping seniors reconnect with their bodies and environment. Exercises in movement and balance guide participants to maintain and improve balance, think creatively and build community through social engagement. This class is open to all levels ~ even to those who remain seated throughout. Led by a member of Pilobolus. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.

Bring your own project to work on. Social group offers tips, tricks, and gossip!

Enjoy a new release movie with free popcorn and beverages. Victoria and Abdul – PG13 (112 min) In this striking period piece, Queen Victoria forges an unlikely bond with an Indian clerk who traveled to London for her Golden Jubilee. The pair eventually become lifelong friends, although the Queen's inner circle are horrified by their relationship. Stars Judi Dench Nominated Best Make-Up and Hair

Weekly Meeting

All ages are invited each Tuesday morning for a gathering a local artists, crafters and creators. Bring your latest project to work on and share in a leisurely and social environment.

Tuesdays—Dance Exercise II—Mat work A sculpting and toning workout, using floor mat and dance exercises. Please bring a mat. Available at Center if you do not have one.

For more events view this month's calendar.

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