Upcoming Events

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.

First Monday of each month! Join us for instruction, support & practice in Insight Meditation with Sheila Klapper, meditation teacher and certified Kripalu Yoga instructor. All levels of experience welcome. Bring cushions or mediation benches if preferred. See www.viewpointmeditation.com. Pre-registration appreciated/walk-ins welcome.

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

Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentation on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love! Maria Kurisoo of the Americorp Service to Improve Community Help (STITCH) will be here to help participants sleep better. In this presentation, you can learn the basics of systems and strategies for a peaceful and refreshing slumber. Presentation is followed by a light lunch and Q & A. Time: presentation is at 11:00am / light lunch and Q & A at 11:45am. Pre-registration is required.

Enjoy a new release movie with free popcorn and beverages. THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN – PG (109 min) A dog named Enzo wants to be reincarnated into a human. The dog reflects on his life and relationship with a Formula One race car driver who understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate everyday life. Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried

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.

Facilitated by Martin Hutton, a certified duplicate bridge instructor

Weekly game of Bingo played Tuesdays at 1pm.

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 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

Enjoy a relaxing meal and social time! Menu: “Soup & Sandwich Night” Soups: Tomato, Chicken Pasta Sandwiches: Grilled Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese Dessert LHS Student Interact Club will be prepping and serving meal! Hosted by Food Rescue US NW CT and Litchfield Community Center. Donations welcome!

Thursday's Dance Exercise: 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.

6 week session dates: Nov.7 through Dec. 19, 2019 Pilates is an integrated method of exercise that targets your core muscles with the ultimate goal of increasing your fitness, flexibility, strength and balance. Using conscious attention to breathing, together with fluid movements focusing on form, the Pilates method is a proven path to achieving your personal fitness goals. Instructor: Marion Farrell of Mind-Body Connection Marion has been teaching Pilates since 2010. I have two comprehensive certifications, the first from Balance Body Pilates and the second from Pilates Method Alliance, better known as PMA. PMA is the only international and national certification recognized by CREP. I�ve owned, operated and instructed at Mind-Body Connection Pilates in New Milford, CT since 2011. I work with all ages, teaching athletes, everyday folks as well as senior. I've been teaching Senior Pilates at the senior Center in Washington, CT for 7 years. I love helping people connect their mind and bodies to create physical and mental strength. Pilates is an incredibly powerful method that extends beyond the physicality. Mind-Body Connection Website

A Registered Nurse is available to check your blood pressure.

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.

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

Sound Meditation: Gong Bath with Rose Petruzzi Second, and fourth Thursdays of every month from 5:30-6:30pm And third Friday of every month from 9:00-10:00am fee: $10.00 - walk-in ~ pay at the door You can receive the gong meditation by either sitting or lying on a yoga mat. Please bring anything you would like to be very comfortable while in the practice. Some suggestions are: o Yoga mat o Blanket o Water o Pillow or bolsters for knees or head What are the benefits of Sound Meditation with the Gong? - Creates deep relaxation and clears the mind - Immediate reduction of stress and anxiety - Stimulates the glandular system & improves function - Stimulates circulation - Aids in breaking addictive behavior - Regenerates the nervous system - Opens and aligns the chakras - Clears the subconscious mind of negative thought patterns - Strengthens the parasympathetic nervous system - Helps to repair damage to the nervous system caused by stimulants and stress The sound of the gong reaches the body on a cellular level, encouraging integrated healing of the body, mind, and spirit, and the more gong sessions a student attends, the better the results. (There is one caveat when it comes to the gong. Once you enter the gong healing sound experience, you may never want to leave!) From: Akalsukh Singh, founder & executive director of Aquarian Yoga Center in Montclair, NJ. Link to more information:http://www.spiritvoyage.com/blog/index.php/the-healing-power-of-gong-yoga/

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

Class runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 20, 2019 (NO class Nov. 29) Using only artist palette knives, create your own unique abstract painting using the artist’s own technique of layering, removing, scraping and blending acrylic paint and gel medium. Bring your imagination and let any preconceived ideas go! Materials included. (A portion of fees benefit LCC) Instructor: Jennifer Sabella, HUE Studio www.jennifersabella.com

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

Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for a light lunch, music and dancing. This month: Enjoy our Holiday Feast! Ham and Turkey, Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans & Dessert Music by: Lew and the Good Time Band Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

This session runs 8 weeks from Nov. 15, 2019 through Jan. 17, 2020 (no class Nov. 29, Dec. 27) 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.

Private Event

It's a 40/50 year! This will be seven-time Grammy®-winner Paul Winter's 40th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine as the Paul Winter Consort also celebrates its 50th anniversary year. Paul Winter's Winter Solstice Celebration has become New York's favorite holiday alternative to The Nutcracker and Radio City's Christmas Spectacular. A dazzling extravaganza of music, dance, and spectacle within the awesome space and acoustics of the world's largest cathedral, the event is a contemporary take on ancient solstice rituals, when people felt a calling to come together on the longest night of the year to welcome the return of the sun and the birth of the New Year. The Winter Solstice Celebration has evolved over the years to inhabit the entirety of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The resounding acoustics have inspired the music of the event, and the vast dimensions of the Cathedral have given birth to unique theatrical elements. A 28-foot spiral “Solstice Tree,” adorned with a multitude of bells, gongs, and chimes symbolizing the diversity of the life family, becomes a part of the music; a huge Earth-globe travels through the Nave and rises over the center-stage; and a giant sun gong ascends, with its player, to the 100-foot vault of the Cathedral at the symbolic moment of the return of the sun. Winter and his colleagues will be pulling out all the stops this December to celebrate this double anniversary of the Consort and the group's solstice event. Gospel singer Theresa Thomason, a beloved favorite of past Winter Solstice Celebrations, will be featured, and the 10-member Paul Winter Consort will be joined once again by the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre. Special guest performers will be announced in the fall. Concert is 2:00pm matinee, bus departs immediately after performance. $75.00 includes roundtrip coach bus transportation, driver gratuity and ticket for concert. Tickets are non-refundable once purchased

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