Upcoming Events

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

THE ZOO KEEPER’S WIFE – PG13 (126 min) The time is 1939. The place is Poland, homeland of Antonina Zabinski and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski. The Warsaw Zoo flourishes under Jan’s stewardship and Antonina’s care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. The Zabinskis covertly begin working with the Resistance and put into action plans to save the lives of hundreds from what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and her children at great risk. Based on a true story. Stars Jessica Chastain Enjoy a new release movie with free popcorn and beverages.

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.

New York Botanical Gardens Chihuly Exhibit A day in the gardens! The group will take the LCC van to the New York Botanical Gardens for a docent lead tour of the Chihuly Exhibit. Group members will have time to explore the garden themselves before the docent lead tour begins at 11:30am. Afterwards, group members will have the day to themselves to explore the garden more, and get lunch on the grounds, or at area restaurants. Depart from NYBG for Litchfield at 3pm Note: $3 pp credit card fee will be applied to each online ticket purchase

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.

Class runs Tuesdays August 8 thru September 19, 2017 (no class August 29) Feel the joy of freely expressing yourself visually and creatively and explore the basics of drawing in a supportive and encouraging environment. All levels welcome. Instructor: Rose Petruzzi Materials needed: Sketch pad, eraser, pencil (2B or softer) Note: A $3.00 pp credit card processing fee will be added to your order.

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

Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy 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.

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.

Enjoy lunch on your own at Bill’s Seafood on the Singing Bridge in Westbrook, then spend the afternoon reading, walking, fishing or just relaxing on the beach or visit the newly expanded Nature Center. Depart on the LCC van at 10:00am, lunch from 11:30-12:30pm, beach time from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm, return approximately 5:30pm. Limited to 14 seats, pre-registration is required.

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

Do the lessons passed down to us by history, lessons whose origins may lie hundreds, even thousands, of years in the past, still have value for us today? Is Santayana's oft-repeated saying, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" merely a way to offer lip service to history as a teacher—or can we learn from it? And if we can, what is it that we should be learning? 36 Lectures include: 30 minutes each 1 Why We Study History 2 WWI and the Lessons of History 3 Hitler’s Rise and the Lessons of History 4 WWII and the Lessons of History 5 Is Freedom a Universal Value? 6 Birth of Civilization in the Middle East 7 The Trojan War and the Middle East 8 Ancient Israel and the Middle East 9 Ancient Greece and the Middle East 10 Athenian Democracy and the Empire 11 The Destiny of the Athenian Democracy 12 Alexander the Great and the Middle East 13 The Roman Republic as Superpower 14 Rome of the Caesars as Superpower 15 Rome and the Middle East 16 Why the Roman Empire Fell 17 Christianity 18 Islam 19 The Ottoman Empire and Turkey 20 The Spanish Empire and Latin America 21 Napolean’s Liberal Empire 22 The British Empire in India 23 Russia and Empire 24 China and Empire 25 The Empire of Genghis Khan 26 Britain’s Legacy of Freedom 27 George Washington as Statesman 28 Thomas Jefferson as Statesman 29 America’s Empire of Liberty-Lewis and Clark 30 America and Slavery 31 Abraham Lincoln as Statesman 32 The United States and Empire 33 Franklin Roosevelt as Statesman 34 A Superpower at the Crossroads 35 The Wisdom of History and the Citizen 36 The Wisdom of History and You

Enjoy an evening designed to inspire your creativity! No experience necessary - we will customize each artist's journey to create their original masterpiece, while stimulating the creative process that promotes holistic health, develops brain function, expresses emotion and awakens the senses-connecting you to the universe and beyond. Bring your own design or choose one of ours. Easy, expert instruction and all supplies provided. Bring friends, and bring your own wine! *Note: a $3.00pp credit card processing fee will be added to your order.

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

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 and ice cream at Scoop It. Depart on LCC van at 9:30am and return approximately 3:00pm. 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.

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 August 18 thru October 6, 2017 (no class Sept. 1). 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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