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.

POMS – PG13 (90min) POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheer leading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' Stars: Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver

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.

MEDICARE 2022 Medicare is poorly understood and puzzling to many seniors ! The basics of Medicare will be explained, you will learn and understand the different Medicare plan choices and hear about Aetna’s new Advantage plans for 2022. Additional dates: 26 October, Tuesday, at 10am 17 November, Wednesday at 2pm Steve Ardussi, a licensed health insurance broker who is approved to sell Medicare plans offered by all the major carriers in Connecticut, will make the presentations. He has been helping clients for more than 10 years understand their Medicare options and enroll in the plan that best suits their needs. Seating is limited and all the requirements of social distancing will be observed. If you prefer not to attend a presentation, please leave your name and phone number and Mr. Ardussi will contact you to answer your Medicare questions and provide any other assistance you may need to select your Medicare plan for 2022.

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 alakeyoga@gmail.com Session runs from Oct. 19 through Nov. 23, 2021

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

Students develop computer programming skills along with invaluable approaches to critical thinking and problem solving. Class runs on Tuesday from Sept. 21 - Oct. 26, 2021 Ages 7-8: 4:00pm - 5:00pm Ages 8-12: 5:00pm - 6:00pm Ages 13+: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Author/Poet Talk “The Limits of Light” with poet Susan A. Katz of Washington, Conn, Tuesday, October 26 at 4:30 to 5:30 PM at The Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road (Route 202), Litchfield. Free admission. Ms. Katz will read from her just-published book “The Limits of Light”, a collection of narrative poems which explore how the tales of Greek Mythology compare to the challenges, and failures, of contemporary life. Face masks are encouraged. Preregistration is requested by calling 860-567-8302 or visiting www.thecommunitycenter.org. For information on Susan A. Katz and “The Limits of Light”, visit https://poetladykatz.com.

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.

Medicare Open Enrollment Sessions Presented by the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging CHOICES Certified Counselors Appointments are approximately 45 minutes. These forms must be completed before your appointment, and brought with you to your appointment: Click here for forms Call for an appointment: 860-567-8302 Appointments are limited, and will only be at the following times: 9am 10am 11am 1pm 2pm 3pm

Facilitated by David Bill.

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.

"Coming Home inside and out". This is a chance to share practical, positive, tips and solutions, exploring what is underneath the clutter with kindness and heart. Come with a project in mind and an intention to get the job done. Please bring a writing pad and pen. This is a drop in group. New participants are always welcome. Instructor Debora Farrington has studied with ICD (Institute for Challenging Disorganization) and was a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). Her focus is to continue to learn new tools from social workers, psychologists, therapists and fellow organizers to be of service, working with special needs clients that are chronically disorganized, as well as the senior population in transition. Creating a positive atmosphere with the practice of non-judgmental and compassionate support is a team effort for her with her clients. Pre-registration is appreciated, Walk Ins Welcome Coming Home Holistic Services www.deborafarrington.com 707-787-6228

Family Dinner Under the Tent! Menu: "Goulish" dishes to celebrate Halloween Pre-registration is required by NOON on October 25

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.

This session runs 8 weeks from Oct. 21 - Dec. 16, 2021 (NO Class Nov 25) 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 rose4444@icloud.com for a list of suggested materials.

Make a Zombie themed mask! Just in time for Halloween! Best for 8+ years old. Parents can stay to help kids, or just leave them. *Class is limited to 10 kids Instructor Tyler Green is one of the most inspiring, innovative and outside-of-box thinkers you’ll ever meet. With an intuitive and innovative approach to the creative process, he uses his artistic ability and skills to work within a variety of industries requiring his expertise in SFX makeup and education. Tyler is an educator. He teaches students of all ages in his studio located in Winsted, CT. He travels all around the country training the next generation of makeup artist. Tyler has been featured on: Featured on: SyFy's Face Off The Today Show Meredith Vieira NBC CT CT Style FOX NEWS The Amber Green Show Note: Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines. Each child will be working at his/her own table.

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.

The Litchfield Community Center and the Poet Laureate of Litchfield, Rob Piazza bring to you the Community Writers Group! The Community Writers Group is a literary arts workshop that is open to all genres --literary fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and playwriting. It welcomes writers at various stages of development, from beginners to advanced, and it encourages writers at diverse stages of life, from young adults to senior citizens and everyone in between. The group will meet once a month, usually on the third Thursday from 7:30 - 9:00PM, to discuss revisions in a traditional "workshop" style. "What's the next draft?" and "what are the possibilities?" will be our overriding questions. Members will submit work to the group a week ahead of time, so that everyone has a chance to read before we meet. We're looking for writers who will commit themselves to the group, yet we welcome people to drop-in from time to time. The group will stay limited in size so as to allow time for individual feedback for every writer, and we will follow Covid-saftey protocols as determined by the facilitator. The first meeting of the group will be an "organizational" style meeting where we will get to know each other, learn what to expect from joining the group, and guidelines of the group. About the Leader and Facilitator of the Community Writers Group: Rob Piazza recently completed his MFA in Creative Writing at Fairfield University. He teaches literature and composition at colleges and universities in Waterbury, Connecticut. His poems have appeared in Mystic Blue Review, Halcyon Days, Society of Classical Poets, Haiku Journal, Poetry Quarterly, Founder's Favourites, The Lyric, and October Hill Magazine. He serves as Poet Laureate of Litchfield. Rob's poetry was most recently featured in Neologism Poetry Journal in Massachusetts Click here to read his featured poem Group Schedule: Sept 30 from 7:30 to 9PM Oct 28 from 7:30 to 9PM Nov 18 from 7:30 to 9PM Dec 16 from 7:30 to 9PM

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