Upcoming Events

The nations first and largest classroom refresher course for motorists 55+. Learn how to avoid driving hazards, no tests. Auto insurance available in most states. Pre-registration is required. Payment is made directly to AARP instructor, by checks only.

Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. 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 and play bridge with others.

Litchfield's very own, Jerry Geci will read Truman Capote's, A Christmas Memory. First published in 1956, this much sought after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. "A tiny gem of a holiday story" Bette Geci's famous Homemade Fruit Cake & Tea will be served!

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

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.

What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Why do we still respond to an ancient Greek playwright's tale of the Titan so committed to humanity's survival that he is willing to endure eternal torture in his defiance of the gods? To the cold advice of a 16th-century Florentine exiled from the corridors of power? To the words of a World War I German veteran writing of the horrors of endless trench warfare? Total of 36 lectures. Group will cover 1-2 a meeting with discussion to follow. Come to one, or come to all! 1 Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers From Prison 2 Homer, Iliad 3 Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 4 Bhagavad Gita 5 Book of Exodus 6 Gospel of Mark 7 Koran 8 Gilgamesh 9 Beowulf 10 Book of Job 11 Aeschylus, Oresteia 12 Euripides, Bacchae 13 Plato, Phaedo 14 Dante, The Divine Comedy 15 Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice 16 Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 17 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 18 Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 19 George Orwell, 1984 20 Virgil, Aeneid 21 Pericles, Oration; Lincoln, Gettysburg Address 22 Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 23 Confucius, The Analects 24 Machiavelli, The Prince 25 Plato, Republic 26 John Stuart Mill, On Liberty 27 Sir Thomas Malory, Morte d'Arthur 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 1 29 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 2 30 Henry David Thoreau, Walden 31 Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 32 Lord Acton, The History of Freedom 33 Cicero, On Moral Duties (De Officiis) 34 Gandhi, An Autobiography 35 Churchill, My Early Life; Painting as a Pastime; WWII 36 Lessons from the Great Books

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, Wednesdays, Fridays. 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.

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: "Lew and the Good Time Guys" 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.

What makes a written work eternal—its message still so fundamental to the way we live that it continues to speak to us, hundreds or thousands of years distant from the lifetime of its author? Why do we still respond to an ancient Greek playwright's tale of the Titan so committed to humanity's survival that he is willing to endure eternal torture in his defiance of the gods? To the cold advice of a 16th-century Florentine exiled from the corridors of power? To the words of a World War I German veteran writing of the horrors of endless trench warfare? Total of 36 lectures. Group will cover 1-2 a meeting with discussion to follow. Come to one, or come to all! 1 Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers From Prison 2 Homer, Iliad 3 Marcus Aurelius, Meditations 4 Bhagavad Gita 5 Book of Exodus 6 Gospel of Mark 7 Koran 8 Gilgamesh 9 Beowulf 10 Book of Job 11 Aeschylus, Oresteia 12 Euripides, Bacchae 13 Plato, Phaedo 14 Dante, The Divine Comedy 15 Shakespeare, Othello, the Moor of Venice 16 Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound 17 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago 18 Shakespeare, Julius Caesar 19 George Orwell, 1984 20 Virgil, Aeneid 21 Pericles, Oration; Lincoln, Gettysburg Address 22 Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front 23 Confucius, The Analects 24 Machiavelli, The Prince 25 Plato, Republic 26 John Stuart Mill, On Liberty 27 Sir Thomas Malory, Morte d'Arthur 28 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 1 29 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust, Part 2 30 Henry David Thoreau, Walden 31 Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 32 Lord Acton, The History of Freedom 33 Cicero, On Moral Duties (De Officiis) 34 Gandhi, An Autobiography 35 Churchill, My Early Life; Painting as a Pastime; WWII 36 Lessons from the Great Books

Open to ALL Area 7th & 8th Graders @ the Litchfield Community Center December 15th, 7-9:30PM 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. Permission Slip: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1pxq89fvjy6bRuPdYDw1s3TiioX2nQUbBwAIS21sRKsI/edit?usp=sharing

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 9:30am / Lunch on your own at restaurant near Cathedral (suggestions will be provided) / 2:00 performance / Depart for LCC at conclusion of concert. NOTE: A $3.00 pp credit card processing fee will be charged to your order. 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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Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy Classes are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 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.

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.

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

Enjoy a new release movie with free popcorn and beverages. THE SECRET SCRIPTURE – PG13 (108 minutes) In this captivating drama, a psychiatrist examines an elderly Irishwoman living in a mental facility, and learns more about her past in the process. Meanwhile, flashbacks detail the woman's love triangle with a fighter pilot and a priest in the 1940s. Stars Rooney Mara, Vanessa Redgrave

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.

Facilitated by Martin Hutton, a certified duplicate bridge instructor

Weekly game of Bingo played Tuesdays at 1pm.

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

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