Upcoming Events

Over 22 CT Craft Brewers of beers, wine & spirits from all around the state will bring their best libations for your tasting. Come enjoy a great October day in the Litchfield Hills with your friends and brew pals. Special Glass Guaranteed to the first 150 registrants! 3 Live bands: Stache, Potters Field and Sazerac and 4 Food trucks will fill your body and soul: Bill's Mobile Brick Oven Pizza, Brandywine Living, Rich's Wings & Things and Brits Brand. Lawn games to play and fire pits to relax around Grab your pals and buy your tickets today! Event held rain or shine - we have a large 30 x 60 tent and indoor our Atrium if weather is inclement. Proceeds benefit the Litchfield Community Center's program and activities - a nonprofit organization providing so much good to NW CT and beyond! Participating Brewers as of August 1st include: Hopmeadow Little Red Barn Back East Brewing Two Roads Charter Oak Half Full New Park Reverie Woodbury Alvarium Broad Brook Kinsmen NE Brewing CO Brewery Legitimus Owl's Brew 5th State Distillery Hogan's Cider Mill Norbrook Litchfield Distillery Athletic Brewing Co Haight-Brown Vineyard

Closed Meeting: League of Women Voters of Litchfield County, Inc. Go to League of Women Voters for more information.

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.

Instruction & Practice Mindfulness Meditation All levels of experience welcome Monday's: With Mindfulness Meditation Teachers: Sheila Klapper and Robert Baruc $5 at the door 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.

DEEP WATER – R - (116 min) A psychological thriller that takes us inside the marriage of picture-perfect Vic (Ben Affleck) and Melinda (Ana de Armas) Van Allen to discover the dangerous mind games they play and what happens to the people that get caught up in them. Starring: Ben Affleck

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.

All About Bald Eagles Bald Eagles were once so endangered that many considered whether to replace them as America’s national symbol. The ongoing story of their recovery as a species and Connecticut’s healthy eagle population is a comeback story worth hearing. Join Ginny Apple, a Master Wildlife Conservationist (MWC) with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, for a talk about these magnificent birds of prey and their valuable contributions to our ecosystem. Ginny will discuss and give a slideshow presentation on the Bald Eagle and its resurging population in Connecticut. As an MWC, she serves as a Bald Eagle interpreter for the Shepaug Dam Eagle Viewing area in Southbury and the Essex Steam Train’s Eagle Flyer, along with many other activities. The Litchfield Hills Audubon Society (LHAS), was chartered in 1955 as a local Connecticut chapter of the National Audubon Society, a non-profit organization serving Litchfield County and surrounding areas. General meetings and programs are held the first Monday of every month (unless noted differently due to holiday). Go to https://lhasct.org/index.html for more information.

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.

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

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

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.

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 9am - 12pm, 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

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.

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. "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. Coming Home Holistic Services www.deborafarrington.com 707-787-6228

This program is for those who attend Litchfield Intermediate School. Sign ups are done through the school August 22-August 30th. This is a program designed to teach kids about space through arts and crafts and various STEM related activities!

You're invited to celebrate with us! Free Admission / Door prizes / Quilt raffle / Quilts on display. RSVP: Deb at 860-782-1043 "Wrapping cancer patients and their families in comfort and hope, one quilt at a time"

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.

Come join the Torrington Area Health District every Thursday from 9am-10am in the Community Room and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle in order to prevent type 2 diabetes. The main goals of this program are for the participants to: Lose 5-7% of your starting body weight Work up to 150 minutes of physical activity per week Learn how to eat healthy by tracking daily caloric and fat intake Cut their risk for developing type 2 diabetes in half How is the program set up? Participants will attend 1-hour sessions once per week for 16 sessions and then 1-2 times per month over the course of one year Group sessions will include discussions about: Stress management Coping with food triggers Social pressure Eating away from home Managing negative thoughts

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 Aug 18 thru Oct 20 (One class will be off-site and NO class Aug. 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.

The Women's Forum of Litchfield welcomes all! Jeff Belanger is a master at exploring the unexplained. As an author, his books include “The World’s Most Haunted Places” and “Ghosts of War: Restless Spirits of Soldiers, Spies, and Saboteurs”. He is a storyteller, adventurer, journalist and the author of over a dozen books. He has interviewed thousands of eyewitnesses to paranormal occurrences. He is also the Emmy-nominated host, writer and producer of the PBS and Amazon Prime series New England Legends and the weekly New England Legends podcast. He has been a guest on hundreds of TV and radio networks, including History Travel Channel, Biography Channel, PBS, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR, BBC and Coast to Coast AM. His program will explore the haunts around the world and those in your own backyard. Jeff brings different stories every time and no two are the same. This multimedia program draws from his research in his books, podcasts, adventures, and the various TV shows that he’s worked on. The presentation will showcase one of New England’s premiere storytellers for a trip through the unusual and the unexplained. There will also be a Q&A and book signing. To learn more about Jeff Belanger, contact https://www.facebook.com/ExploringLegends/ The Women’s Forum of Litchfield, now referred to as The Forum of Litchfield County, was organized in 1914. One hundred and eight years later, “The Forum” still thrives with some adjustments. Some programs will be offered in Zoom or on YouTube with links from the Forum website and the Litchfield Historical Society’s website. The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception. The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966 and womensforumoflitchfield.org.

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

CALLING ALL TEENS! THE TEEN CENTER IS BACK! Join us Friday from 7-9pm for a DJ Dance Party! This program is for 6th-9th graders. Come enjoy Music, Dancing, Games, and Fun! Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase! Teens MUST be signed in and have a permission slip signed upon arrival use the link below! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfVSanYyWgu6pK7_arllXvdKt7c3W0wuakAtuDP9-gkHcarA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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