Lectures

One Earth, Our Earth Film Series

6:00 pm

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Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Litchfield Community Center presents “One Earth, Our Earth Film Series” Doc’s & Dialog Join us the first Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., to watch the following documentaries and share in a facilitated dialog at the conclusion of each film. You are welcome to bring a “brown bag dinner”. Tea, coffee & packaged snack served Wednesday, Nov 4 “The Biggest Little Farm” Wednesday, Dec 2 “The True Cost” Wednesday, Jan 6 “A Simpler Way” Wednesday, Feb 3 “A Time to Choose” All Are Welcome ~ Free Will Offering *Limited to 25 and Free Registration is Required*

Dementia Conversations - Live on Zoom

1:00 pm

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Dementia Conversations - Live on Zoom Thursday, November 5, 2020; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. To register for Dementia Conversations- https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2011213&profileDefinitionId=93

Metropolitan Opera "Talk" Series

1:00 pm

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Virtual Zoom presentation Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation $10/talk or register for all 3 & save! Music historian Jeffrey Engel will Live Zoom lecture on three productions originally scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera's Fall simulcasts Including: Oct. 15, 1pm - "Aida" by Giuseppi Verdi Nov. 12, 1pm - "Il Trovatore" by Giuseppi Verdi Dec. 3, 1pm - "Fidelio" by Beethoven Giuseppi Verdi has been called “The Colossus of Italy and an “Olympian figure in Italian opera.” A former Italian minister of culture stated that “Italy without Verdi would be like England without Shakespeare.” We should not be surprised by such accolades. For some 51 years Verdi dominated Italian opera. Of the 25 operas of this period at least 15 are fixtures in the current repertory. It has been calculated that at least one live performance of a Verdi work has taken place in the world every single day for the past 100 years! Few, if any other opera composers, can make such a boast. “Aida” is a relatively late work. It is full of lyrical and dramatic arias, duets and stirring ensemble numbers. Jeffrey Engel will detail the story of “Aida’s” creation and play recorded excerpts About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

Legal and Financial Planning: Part 1 - Live on Zoom

1:00 pm

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Legal and Financial Planning: Part 1 & 2 Thursday, November 12, 2020 and Thursday November 19; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: Making legal plans that fit your needs; Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; How to find legal and financial assistance; Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care; Tax deductions and credits; and Government programs that can help pay for care. Additional Information This virtual program is offered in collaboration with the Litchfield Community Center. Guest Speakers for the event are Marcia Hess, Elder Law Attorney and Amanda Halle, CHOICES Counselor WCAAA. Participation information will be sent upon registration with a valid email address. To register for Part 1- https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2011221&profileDefinitionId=93 To register for Part 2- https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2011242&profileDefinitionId=93

AAA Safe Driving Presentations - Live Interactive Zoom Lectures

11:00 am

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AAA Safe Driving Presentations presented by Fran Mayko of AAA Free Live Interactive Informative Zoom Lecture Monday, Nov. 16, 11am - "The Older, Wiser, Driver" - Learn safe driving strategies to compensate for vision, cognitive & physical challenges that come with aging. Monday, Nov. 23, 1pm - "Smart Features for Older Drivers" - Looking for a new car? Check out features for safety, ergonomics & comfort to help you remain mobile and safe on the roads.

Legal and Financial Planning: Part 2 - Live on Zoom

1:00 pm

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Legal and Financial Planning: Part 1 & 2 Thursday, November 12, 2020 and Thursday November 19; 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease makes planning for the future more important than ever. Legal and Financial Planning for Alzheimer’s Disease is an interactive two-part program where you will have a chance to learn about important legal and financial issues to consider, how to put plans in place, and how to access legal and financial resources near you. This program will cover information for families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Topics covered will include: Making legal plans that fit your needs; Legal documents you’ll need and what they mean for all of you; How to find legal and financial assistance; Practical strategies for making a long-term plan of care; Tax deductions and credits; and Government programs that can help pay for care. Additional Information This virtual program is offered in collaboration with the Litchfield Community Center. Guest Speakers for the event are Marcia Hess, Elder Law Attorney and Amanda Halle, CHOICES Counselor WCAAA. Participation information will be sent upon registration with a valid email address. To register for Part 1- https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2011221&profileDefinitionId=93 To register for Part 2- https://www.communityresourcefinder.org/ResourceView/Index?id=2011242&profileDefinitionId=93

AAA Safe Driving Presentations - Live Interactive Zoom Lectures

11:00 am

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AAA Safe Driving Presentations presented by Fran Mayko of AAA Free Live Interactive Informative Zoom Lecture Monday, Nov. 16, 11am - "The Older, Wiser, Driver" - Learn safe driving strategies to compensate for vision, cognitive & physical challenges that come with aging. Monday, Nov. 23, 1pm - "Smart Features for Older Drivers" - Looking for a new car? Check out features for safety, ergonomics & comfort to help you remain mobile and safe on the roads.

One Earth, Our Earth Film Series

6:00 pm

Registration required for each date LEARN MORE

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Litchfield Community Center presents “One Earth, Our Earth Film Series” Doc’s & Dialog Join us the first Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., to watch the following documentaries and share in a facilitated dialog at the conclusion of each film. You are welcome to bring a “brown bag dinner”. Tea, coffee & packaged snack served Wednesday, Nov 4 “The Biggest Little Farm” Wednesday, Dec 2 “The True Cost” Wednesday, Jan 6 “A Simpler Way” Wednesday, Feb 3 “A Time to Choose” All Are Welcome ~ Free Will Offering *Limited to 25 and Free Registration is Required*

Metropolitan Opera "Talk" Series

1:00 pm

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Virtual Zoom presentation Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation $10/talk or register for all 3 & save! Music historian Jeffrey Engel will Live Zoom lecture on three productions originally scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera's Fall simulcasts Including: Oct. 15, 1pm - "Aida" by Giuseppi Verdi Nov. 12, 1pm - "Il Trovatore" by Giuseppi Verdi Dec. 3, 1pm - "Fidelio" by Beethoven Giuseppi Verdi has been called “The Colossus of Italy and an “Olympian figure in Italian opera.” A former Italian minister of culture stated that “Italy without Verdi would be like England without Shakespeare.” We should not be surprised by such accolades. For some 51 years Verdi dominated Italian opera. Of the 25 operas of this period at least 15 are fixtures in the current repertory. It has been calculated that at least one live performance of a Verdi work has taken place in the world every single day for the past 100 years! Few, if any other opera composers, can make such a boast. “Aida” is a relatively late work. It is full of lyrical and dramatic arias, duets and stirring ensemble numbers. Jeffrey Engel will detail the story of “Aida’s” creation and play recorded excerpts About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

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