Upcoming Events

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.

The Aging Mastery Program encourages mastery-developing behaviors across many dimensions that will lead to improved health, stronger financial security, and overall well-being. By participating, you will 1. Make and maintain small but impactful changes in your health behaviors, financial well-being and enrichment in later life 2. Get real incentives and rewards for taking small steps that can improve your well-bring and 3. Meet new friends, provide support and encouragement to your peers, and become more involved in your community. Limited space, seats available. Pre-registration is required.

Facilitated by Martin Hutton, a certified duplicate bridge instructor

Adventure Indoor Ropes Course! Enjoy the IT Ropes Course, Zip IT Zip Lines and Jump IT Free-Fall Simulation. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at Blaze Pizza. Depart on LCC van at 10:00am and return approximately 3:30pm. Youth must be 48" tall to participate. Limited to 12, pre-registration and pre-payment required. Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing fee will be added to your order.

WRITING SHORT STORIES WITH AUTHOR JANET BLAUVELT In this class, you will sharpen your writing skills by writing a 55 word short story during each class. These short stories will hone your ability to create setting, characters, conflict, and resolution. Once you have mastered writing a short story; you will be ready to complete that novel you have always wanted to write. Never fear this will be FUN! 6 FREE SESSIONS TUESDAYS 1:00 PM-2:30 AM FEBRUARY 6 FEBRUARY 27 FEBRUARY 13 MARCH 6 FEBRUARY 20 MARCH 13 CLASS WILL BE HELD AT THE LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER *Please consider a freewill donation to the Community Center. Thank you.

Weekly game of Bingo played Tuesdays at 1pm.

Tuesday's - 6 Classes - From January 16th to February 20th The intent of the class is to offer a supportive forum in which to develop our writing voices and generate new work. Each week we’ll focus on a different aspect of craft, using exercises and prompts as starting points to explore a variety of forms. Chez is currently pursuing a Masters in Creative Writing at Goddard College. Her articles have been published in New Age Journal, and NEJA (the Journal of the Northeast Herbal Association). She conceived and edited Baikal: Sacred Sea of Siberia by Peter Matthiessen (Sierra Club Books), and was developmental editor for Edmund Swigart’s A White Man’s Journey To A Northeastern American Indian Faith (Dream Catcher Books). Classes will take place at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield, CT 06759. A commitment to all six sessions is requested. There is no fee, but please consider a freewill donation to the Community Center at the end of the course.

Instructor Charlie Enz will conduct a 6 week course on successful retirement investing beginning Tuesday January 23 to February 27 from 7-8:30pm. ALL 6 COURSES ONLY $20! A FREE download of the course book can be found at: http://www.sumgrowth.com/downloads/Conquering-the-Seven-Faces-Of-Risk.pdf “When the facts change I change my opinion, what do you do?” John Maynard Keynes Successful investing is not rocket science or luck but requires attention to methods that create success. Four Course Goals: 1. To show the majority of what has been taught about investing is ineffective for the individual investor. 2. Offer alternative approaches to significantly increase ultimate wealth using fact based investing (vs judgment, experience, or expert opinion). 3. Show how this can be achieved while controlling risk, minimizing taxes, and short-term volatility. 4. Provide a framework to accomplish these objectives while beating the S&P 500, sleeping soundly at night, avoiding common behavioral investing errors, and having a life. I bring to the class stories of my failures and successes in investments and investment strategy. Backed by an extensive list of readings, resources, and recommendations for a variety of investment styles. Pre-registration is required. Call Center with any questions or to register. *Note: A $3 processing fee will apply each online registrant.

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.

Quilts that Care is a dynamic group of volunteers that make and donate handmade quilts to cancer patients. These quilts are distributed b the social workers currently at 8 cancer treatment facilities in CT and growing. 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. For more info, please call Deb Van Steenberge at 860-945-0184 or email at quiltsthatcare.deb@gmail.com

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

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.

The Convention Center will be transformed into a breathtaking event for floral and garden enthusiasts. Explore over 300 booths, view beautifully landscaped gardens. Seminars & Demos …all included in your admission ticket Visit the Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut design & horticulture competition based on the theme "Breath of Spring", featuring stunning design arrangements in unique themed settings. Lunch on your own with choice of food vendors on site or bring bag lunch Limited to 13 seats on LCC van so call now! Registration and Payment due by Feb. 20, 2018

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.

Enjoy a lecture on varying subjects presented by experts in their field. Then stay for a lively discussion.

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

Sessions run for 8 week: January 19 - March 9, 2018 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.

Classes run Fridays Jan. 5 though Feb. 23 (8 weeks) 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.

Each Month a Litchfield High School student group hosts an afternoon at the Community Center with proceeds benefiting their various causes. Open games! Ping pong, pool, air hockey, foosball, Wii, board games, group games, music, arts & crafts! Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Please fill out, and bring Permission Slip

Enjoy a musical concert by local musicians “Kias & Dollz” to benefit The Hurricane Relief Community Recovery Fund. This fundraiser is co-hosted by the Litchfield Community Center. Hot cocoa will be served! For more information, contact Jaden at 2005jkai@gmail.com or 860-459-8851

For more events view this month's calendar.

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