Upcoming Events

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. 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.

Explore the Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center! We have seats available on the LCC VAN or you can purchase discounted tickets to go on your own on any day February 22-25. ** Tickets must be picked up at Litchfield Community Center by Friday 7pm. The Convention Center (Hartford) will be transformed into a breathtaking event for floral and garden enthusiasts, over 300 booths, landscaped gardens & competitions. LCC Van will depart at 9am and arrive at the Convention Center at 10am for the opening of the Flower & Garden Show! You will have from 10am-2pm to explore the show and enjoy any provided presentations on your own. You can view their website using the link below to see all they have to offer! https://ctflowershow.com/ At 2pm the van will make its way back to the community center and arrive at approximately 3:30pm. *Tickets are non-refundable after purchase* Cost includes Transportation and Admission into the Flower & Garden Show. You will be responsible for lunch on your own so please plan accordingly by bringing a bagged lunch or enjoying one of the vendors on site!

Winter Session 1/11 - 2/29 Enhance mobility, strength, balance, and overall well-being through exploration of Yoga and Mindful Movement. Classes integrate self-care practices, movement & breathing exercises to support you in your day-to-day activities and overall wellness journey. Ideal for individuals challenged with chronic pain, arthritis and other illness, injury or age related challenges. Zoom options are available as well reach out for more information! Andrea Lake Meharg has been offering yoga lessons in person and online for over a decade. She holds certification from Yoga Alliance, with expertise in Trauma-Informed Gentle and Adaptive Yoga. Andrea is dedicated to creating yoga classes that are safe, inclusive, and accessible. Instructor: Andrea Lake Meharg. call 860 459 6944 or email alakeyoga@gmail.com for more information

Class Description: 30-minute chair exercise after a brief warm-up. You will use hand weights and assistance bands and incorporate moves/stretches' ideal for those who prefer to sit during a class! 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 Modified Silver Sneakers class which includes chairs, hand weights, tubing and balls. Also see Tuesdays 2:30pm 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.

This session runs 8 weeks from Feb 8th-March 28th, 2024 Watercolor is the perfect medium to lose oneself, explore color, and 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.

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

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. Thursdays from 12pm-3pm, 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

This session runs 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 rose4444@icloud.com for a list of suggested materials.

Join us for this 5-week program on Thursday Afternoons in February from 4:00-6:00 PM for Kids Afterschool ART! A time for kids Ages 5-7 to create and explore their capabilities! Each week we will create a different masterpiece using different materials and techniques! A permission slip must be completed upon arrival for your child to participate.

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

Happy Times with TIPS Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time *Select Fridays Beginning November 4* 9:30 am- 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, and creative play items on hand. Packaged snacks are allowed and we will even play happy music on the stereo! With plenty of smooth wooden floors 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

Calling all poems and writers! All experience levels are welcome, come learn how to write poems or take the time to creatively Bring your previous poems and a pen to write new ones. Come take some time to explore your talent and share it with others. Group meets every Friday from 10 am - 11:30 am

Menu: Soups, Sandwiches, Salad, Rolls & Dessert Band: NorthEast Country Join us for good food and good company! Don't forget your dancing shoes!

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18+ Trivia Night! -7:00 Doors Open -7:30 Games Begin BYOB & Snacks to test your knowledge

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.

Instruction & Practice Mindfulness Meditation All levels of experience welcome Monday's: With Mindfulness Meditation Teachers: Sheila Klapper and Robert Baruc $5 at the door / Walk-ins welcome Sangha: A community of friends practicing together to maintain awareness

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.

Functional Strengthening will improve overall functional capacity and quality of life- improving your ability to perform daily activities such as lifting, carrying, reaching, movement, and everyday tasks. Come and push, pull, hinge, bend, lunge, squat, rotate and lift with us! We will use dumbbells and resistance bands. Keep those muscles functioning as they were designed to. Class is covered by Silversneakers and Renew Active insurance but anyone is welcome to attend this class. If insurance will not be available a donation is welcomed. The class will be 45 minutes in duration. Wear appropriate clothes for exercise, please. Instructor Janice Connor will be instructing the group. Janice has been a Group exercise and a Spin instructor for many years and has taught Silversneakers for over ten years. However, she finds the challenges of compound movements and using dumbbells her favorite. Janice has attended exercise classes for decades as her Mother, Ann, began teaching fitness and movement in the 1950’s in the U.K.

"Leave The World Behind" - R A family's getaway to a luxurious rental home takes an ominous turn when a cyberattack knocks out their devices, and two strangers appear at their door. Stars: Julia Roberts $2.00 suggested donation

Spend the afternoon with fellow players and brush up on your skills playing the ancient, fascinating and challenging game of Mah Jongg.

Grab your friends and families and come to LCC enjoy open recreation time This is a time for people of all ages to join us and utilize our Pool Tables, Ping Pong tables, Foosball, Board Games and Lawn Games! Please be respectful of our property and equipment and leave the space as you found it when you leave! We look forward to seeing everyone back at the center!

Come join SMILES group from 5pm-7pm! Smiles Making Inclusive Life Essential & Supported This program is for those who are ages 18-45 Pre-registration is required via Phone Call or Email! Please call (860)567-8302 x1003 OR Email hannah@thecommunitycenter.org to register! While registering please let us know if there are any accommodations that may be needed.

Join us on Monday, Feb 26 with Margaret Anne Mary Moore to learn more about her book Bold, Brave and Breathless 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Author Talk, Q & A, Book signing Reception with refreshments 7:30-8 p.m. Margaret Anne Mary Moore is the author of the new bestselling disability memoir Bold, Brave, and Breathless: Reveling in Childhood's Splendiferous Glories While Facing Disability and Loss. She is a summer 2022 graduate of Fairfield University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program, where she earned a degree in creative nonfiction and poetry. A 2020 magna cum laude graduate who earned membership in Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, holds a bachelor’s degree in English/creative writing with a minor in psychology from Fairfield University. She was the 2019 recipient of Fairfield University’s Mariann S. Regan Award for Outstanding Achievement in English and Creative Nonfiction Essay Award. In 2022, she was the College of Arts and Sciences recipient of the Fairfield University Graduate Student Service Award. Maintaining straight A’s throughout her pursuit of an MFA, Margaret is a summer 2022 graduate of Fairfield University’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program with a degree in creative nonfiction and poetry. For more info about this empowering author please visit her website: https://margaretannemarymoore.com/

All ages and skill levels are invited each Tuesday morning to craft, create and share! Bring your latest project to work on or start a new and share in a leisurely and social environment. *Instruction is available upon request for beginners* If you are interested in FREE hour of Instruction please call (860)567-8302 for more information and to schedule an appointment. Schedule an appointment to Learn the basics of Water Color and Acrylic Painting and gain an understanding of the materials needed to create a beautiful masterpiece! Please limit your number of appointments in order to allow availability for others! Already know the basics? Pop in and join the artists in a free space and welcoming environment to practice and share your skills while working on a new project! All you need to bring is an open mind and your materials!

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

Class Description: 30-minute chair exercise after a brief warm-up. You will use hand weights and assistance bands and incorporate moves/stretches' ideal for those who prefer to sit during a class! 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 Modified Silver Sneakers class which includes chairs, hand weights, tubing and balls. Also see Thursdays 10:30am 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.

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. 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.

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.

Facilitated by David Bill.

Marie Boyens leads a light Tai Chi exercise each week focusing on reflexology and meditation. This class is free. Your safety is our main concern so we will be following proper guidelines.

JOIN US TO ASK THE APPRAISER: Wednesday, February 28TH 4:30 PM-7:00 PM For a Special Talk on Antiques and Appraisal with Specialist and Curator Nicholas Thorn of LITCHFIELD COUNTY AUCTIONS Part Adventure, Part History Lesson & Part Treasure Hunt! Feel free to bring 1-2 of the following items: -Flea Market Finds -Family Heirlooms -Attic & Basement Items -Collectables & Antiques FOR A CHANCE TO GET A FREE APPRAISAL OF YOUR ITEMS! Please be mindful that you are not guaranteed an appraisal of your items, Nicholas will get to as many as possible and we appreciate your patience and understanding!

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