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! **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.

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

QUARTET – PG13 (98 min) At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Composer Giuseppe Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. Stars: Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly 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.

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. **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.

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. **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.

Don't miss your favorite Chair Yoga class with Andrea! Every Wednesday and Friday (no class Wed. Jan.20) at 12:00 through online Zoom! *One time registration is required to receive Zoom information. *Andrea will give payment details during class 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

**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 events will be cancelled. 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

Join former Litchfield science teacher John Markelon as he teaches how to Improve Biodiversity in your Backyard for Pollinators and Birds. Scientists tell us that extinction rates are the highest since the dinosaurs roamed the planet. There are simple things we can do in our gardens and in our backyard that can slow this trend. We will discuss simple strategies to improve backyard habitat for pollinators and birds. Lecture will be live on ZOOM, with time for Q&A. Registration required for ZOOM link. ZOOM link will be emailed 24 hours prior to program. About the presenter: John Markelon started teaching after backpacking ~7000 miles and earning a BA in humanities and a MST in Environmental Education. He taught high school science for 33 years at New Milford, Northwest Regional #7, and Litchfield High Schools. He taught biology, earth science and environmental science. From 1992 - 2014 he coached eight state championship Envirothon teams from three different high schools. In 2008, John brought his team to the University of Connecticut for a conference on Biodiversity. It was here that he was introduced to the work of Dr. Doug Tallamy from the University of Delaware. Dr. Tallamy’s research demonstrates that the quality and type of plants in a landscape have profound effects on the number and diversity of pollinators in that landscape. John was awarded three grants to help him start a native plant nursery, create a one acre native perennial meadow and re-establish native woody plants to the forested section of the Litchfield High School campus. Before retiring in June 2020, John became president of the Litchfield Land Trust and co-founder of the Litchfield Pollinator Pathway.

Every Thursday, presented by Sheila Hope Email Sheila at sheilahope@gmail.com for a Zoom invitation link! Zoom meeting from the comfort of your home! Zoom invite will be sent leading up to date of program. “The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another”. - William James If perhaps in these times of uncertainty, of loss and worry, you find the nature of thought to be loud, persistent, unsettling; join me to learn how we can cultivate moments of peace and rest. Mindfulness Mediation practices, handed down through many centuries, are known to help us settle the mind and restore balance so we can better face what each day brings. Our best health is aligned with our resilience in living with “what is”. Join me for an overview of the practices; leave with a few techniques to quiet the heart and mind; and hopefully, inspiration to begin a meditation practice of your own! BIO: Sheila is a life-long meditator, concluding a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program with Tara Brach & Jack Kornfield through Sounds True and the Greater Good Science Center. She has taught yoga and meditation for many years. She offers clear and direct practices for reducing stress while gaining valuable “Insight” towards living a more easeful life.

Online Alheimer's Support Group. First Thursday of every month, come talk with Jennifer Labrie Jennifer Labrie, BA, HS-BCP, CDP Regional Coordinator with the Alzheimer's Association Connecticut about your questions and concerns. Learn about education programs. Understand more about memory loss. Get connected with other experiencing challenges associated with memory loss. Discover resources available in your community, and more. Learn how to get connected by emailing Jennifer at: jlabrie@alz.org

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 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. **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.

Don't miss your favorite Chair Yoga class with Andrea! Every Wednesday and Friday (no class Wed. Jan.20) at 12:00 through online Zoom! *One time registration is required to receive Zoom information. *Andrea will give payment details during class 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

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