Upcoming Events

Visit Wendy @ Yoga With Wendy Classes are only on Mondays for now. **Be advised our programs will be taking place under a large tent in our parking lot. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines. NOTE: If it rains, all classes will be cancelled. 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.

Bring your own project to work on. Social group offers tips, tricks, and gossip! **Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines.

Happy Times with “TIPS”! “Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time” *Mondays Beginning November 2* 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. No charge & open to all Here’s a fun, safe indoor activity for your baby, toddler or preschooler and you! A chance to meet and socialize with local parents and caregivers. You can BRING YOUR OWN bike/trike/walker etc. Yes! There is plenty of room for your child to safely scoot around. There will also be a small collection of sanitized toys, creative play items on hand. Packaged snacks are allowed. And we’ll even play happy music on the stereo! With plenty of smooth wooden floor to enjoy and explore, imagine how far your kids will go, the fun that will be had and the special company shared! The safety of all Community Center users and visitors is a top priority and we follow State & CDC guidelines to ensure it. Caregivers must wear a mask as well as children 3 years old and above. INFORMATION: 860-567-8302 INFO@THECOMMUNITYCENTER.ORG

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

LCC and the Town of Litchfield SMART Task Force (Save Money And Reduce Trash) presents “Let’s Talk Trash!” pre-cycling, recycling, upcycling. Come learn what you can do to reduce waste and live in a more sustainable community! Pizza will served, BYOB please. Held outside under our “Community Center without Walls” tent.

“A FORTUNATE MAN” – TV-MA (167 min) Denmark at the turn of the 20th century. Young Per Sidenius leaves his rural, Christian-fundamentalist home filled with both anger and ambition. His engineering concepts are dynamic and forward-thinking. Hard work and a degree of cunning pay off when he meets a wealthy family, and falls in love their daughter. Just as Per's future appears to be on solid ground, the young man's inner demons emerge to threaten the life he has so carefully created. Due to space restrictions, seats are now limited. Pre-registration is required. Bring your own snack and beverage. Chair cushions will NOT be provided at this time so bring your own, if needed.

Closed Board Meeting

POUND Workout - In-person at the LCC Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! *No-registration necessary - Just show up at the LCC! Classes are in person, and outside - bring your own yoga mat, and water. Pay by cash or Venmo @JuliannaNevers About the class: Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Class will begin with a short intro, and then you will sweat, sculpt, & rock! About the instructor, Julie Nevers: Julie is a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. For the past 6 years, she has taught group fitness classes, led Small Group Training sessions, and designed programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. Julie is passionate about empowering others to achieve their health and fitness goals, build their confidence, and live their best lives. Leading by example, she hopes to inspire others to honor and move their bodies in an ever increasing sedentary world. For more info email Julie at JuliannaNevers@gmail.com and visit https://www.personaltrainingwithjulie.com/

The super popular Netflix series "Bridgerton" drama takes place in Regency era London in 1813, centering on the aristocratic Bridgerton family. The widow Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton is mother to eight children: four sons and four daughters. Also featured are their gaudy neighbors, the Featheringtons: Portia, Lady Featherington,her husband the Baron; and their three daughters,as well as their mysterious cousin. Each episode includes narration by actress Julie Andrews, who voices the anonymous and ever-scandalous newsletter columnist known as Lady Whistledown. As eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton enters her first season with Queen Charlotte's favor, she meets Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings and best friend of her eldest brother, Anthony. Despite being encouraged by his mentor, Lady Danbury, the Duke is determined not to marry and plots with Daphne to secure his bachelordom and her a suitable marriage. (rated TV-MA) “Brits Brands” will provide English sweets for the final day of both showing! We have 2 series of viewings: Monday Evenings May 17, 24, June 7, 14 / 6pm-8pm Thursday Afternoons May 20, 27, June 3, 10 / 2p-4p 2 episodes will be shown each day. Registration required $10 pp includes entire series & sweet treat!

SilverSneakers can help seniors live their best lives. Participants may experience greater energy, increased strength and improved balance and flexibility. The benefit is included in 60+ Medicare plans. This “all skill level” class includes chairs, hand weights, tubing and balls. *Mask Required* Instructor: Janice Connor, Certified Instructor. Class fee is covered by most Health Plans. If you are not covered, class is $8.00 pp. Go to SilverSneakers to check for eligibility.

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.

CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Connecting with Balance is a series of one-hour 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 of ability - even to those who remain seated throughout. **Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines.**

Weekly game of Bingo played Tuesdays at 12:30pm.

A strength training class that includes stretching, abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout. Instructor: Dean Roberts. **Be advised our programs will be taking place under a large tent in our parking lot. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines. NOTE: If it rains, all classes will be cancelled.

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 pre-registration is required due to space restrictions. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines.

Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines. Quilts that Care is a dynamic group of volunteers that make and donate handmade quilts to cancer patients. These quilts are distributed by 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. (check for special summer dates) For more info, please call Deb Van Steenberge at 860-782-1043 or email at quiltsthatcare.deb@gmail.com

Technology made easy! Are you having trouble with your computer, smart phone, Firestick, or other technology??? Well look no further! FREE help is available at the LCC. Help is available for all ages, and tech abilities. Wednesdays from 1pm - 4pm, call to sign up for a one hour time slot for one on one help with an experienced IT professional. Free help is available for but no limited to: *Tutorials *Programming and app installation *General Maintenance *Minor Repairs *Software Upgrades *Digital Photography *Email *Minor Repairs *Amazon Firesticks

Alzheimer's is one of the costliest diseases; a lifetime cost of care can be over $350,000. This disease robs families of their relationships and their wealth - two things we work so hard to preserve. At this special presentation, we'll discuss Alzheimer's disease risk factors, warning signs, resources and how you can join the fight. We will also discuss protecting your finances and family with designated beneficiaries, legacy and estate strategies, preparing for the unexpected and knowing the red flags of financial scams.

Wednesdays beginning May 12 to June 2. In-person at the LCC $30/class or register for all 4 in advance and receive a free chess set! Suggested age ranges: 5-12years (K-6 approx) All inclusive: chess sets, notation books, pencils, clocks and other necessary items will be provided during class. Instructor: Amenaide Brown is both a ranked US chess player, who competes nationally, and a chess tutor. Amenaide is a Litchfield resident, and is looking to spread her knowledge of chess to the community. Learn the timeless game of Chess! The teaching tools used will keep kids motivated to learn and improve their Chess skills. More importantly, learning Chess will give them skills that they can take with them throughout life: strategy, tactics, creativity, perseverance and calculated risk-taking. A variety of learning tools, puzzles and real-time Chess, will provide brain-stimulating challenges and hours of entertainment to kids, even through the natural growing pains of learning the demanding game of Chess.

FITNESS WITH JANICE! Come join us outdoors in the fresh open air, and sun for a great non stop 50 minute workout for both cardiovascular conditioning and muscle strengthening! Great for all ages, and abilities. Janice will adapt any exercises to suit ones needs. Get moving, and stay motivated with Janice! Let her help you achieve your goals! The class will use dumbbells, body weight, cardio intervals, resistance bands all to build strength, endurance and get you fit for the Summer! Dumbbells, and resistance bands provided but bring your own if you'd like. Wear comfortable clothes to be active in, bring water bottle, and mask.

Click Here To Register This 30 minute workshop provides strategies on various communication skills needed for today’s workplace. This session provides strategies to assist you in being a more effective communicator from the shop floor to the top floor. As an effective communicator we will cover three broad topics: the role of active listening, asking effective questions and how to confidently present your ideas to other members in the company. Bio - Ann Canfield has been coaching in various business settings for over 20 years helping grow employees and teams to be the best they can be at work. Ann has a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy and is a certified Life Coach. Ann has been working with young adults in several industries including marketing, sales, customer service, accounting and manufacturing. Ann has also worked with apprentices in cooperation of the State of CT apprenticeship program and taught at Northwestern Community College. Ann has created curriculum and taught various life skill courses online. Ann is an active member of Toastmasters, Women in Manufacturing and volunteers with Catchafire. Ann enjoys nature photography, hiking and exploring the Northeast when weather permits. Her mission statement is to be better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow.

Table Tennis is played weekly on Thursdays. Drop in. New or experienced players welcome! Paddles available. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines.

Enjoy an afternoon outside under the big tent with a light lunch, music and dancing. Menu: Chicken, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Dessert Freshly prepared by LCC staff Music: Tony C This event made possible by the Litchfield Community Center Music Fund at NW CT Community Foundation

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

Metropolitan Opera Talks w/ Music Historian Jeffrey Engel Zoom link, and info will be sent day before presentation About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

The super popular Netflix series "Bridgerton" drama takes place in Regency era London in 1813, centering on the aristocratic Bridgerton family. The widow Violet, Dowager Viscountess Bridgerton is mother to eight children: four sons and four daughters. Also featured are their gaudy neighbors, the Featheringtons: Portia, Lady Featherington,her husband the Baron; and their three daughters,as well as their mysterious cousin. Each episode includes narration by actress Julie Andrews, who voices the anonymous and ever-scandalous newsletter columnist known as Lady Whistledown. As eldest daughter Daphne Bridgerton enters her first season with Queen Charlotte's favor, she meets Simon Bassett, Duke of Hastings and best friend of her eldest brother, Anthony. Despite being encouraged by his mentor, Lady Danbury, the Duke is determined not to marry and plots with Daphne to secure his bachelordom and her a suitable marriage. (rated TV-MA) “Brits Brands” will provide English sweets for the final day of both showing! We have 2 series of viewings: Monday Evenings May 17, 24, June 7, 14 / 6pm-8pm Thursday Afternoons May 20, 27, June 3, 10 / 2p-4p 2 episodes will be shown each day. Registration required $10 pp includes entire series & sweet treat!

A strength training class that includes stretching, abdominal work & muscle isolation for a full body workout. Instructor: Dean Roberts. **Be advised our programs will be taking place under a large tent in our parking lot. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines. NOTE: If it rains, all classes will be cancelled.

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