Special Events

GONG MEDITATION

9:00 am

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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/

Friday Feast and Dancing Feet

12:00 pm

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Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for a light lunch, music and dancing. Music by: Lew and the Good Time Band Menu: Join us for our Thanksgiving Celebration Friday Feast!! Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

9:30 am

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CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Sept. 24 - Dec. 3 (no class Oct. 22) 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. Cost: $5.00 per class

THE METROPOLITAN OPERA TALKS presented BY JEFFREY ENGEL

1:00 pm

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Music Historian Jeffrey Engel presents 4 talks on The Metropolitan Opera. Oct. 3 – Turandot: Several opera composers saved their best or near best for last. It is certainly true for Giacomo Puccini’s Turandot. It is marked by pageantry, adventurous harmonies, rich orchestral sound, one of the most demanding roles for dramatic soprano and a beloved aria that has been sung by every tenor. Oct. 17 – Manon: Composer Jules Massenet takes on the quintessentially French tale of the beautiful young woman who is incapable of forsaking both love and luxury. Oct. 31 – Madama Butterfly: A young Japanese geisha who clings to the belief that her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage – is one of the defining roles in opera by composer Giacomo Puccini. Nov. 21 – Akhnaten: Another masterpiece by composer Philip Glass, the pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the his wife Nefertiti. All the above opera talks will coincide with the Met Opera’s live simulcast of each production.

**GONG MEDITATION (changed date)

5:30 pm

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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/

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

9:30 am

Call us at 860 567 8302 to register LEARN MORE

CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Sept. 24 - Dec. 3 (no class Oct. 22) 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. Cost: $5.00 per class

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

9:30 am

Call us at 860 567 8302 to register LEARN MORE

CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Sept. 24 - Dec. 3 (no class Oct. 22) 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. Cost: $5.00 per class

Alzheimer's Support

10:30 am

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First Thursday of every month, come talk with Jennifer Labrie from Hartford HealthCare (in coordination with Tina Hogan, of the Alzheimer's Association) 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. For more information, contact Jennifer at jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

**GONG MEDITATION (changed date)

5:30 pm

Pay at the door LEARN MORE

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/

The Four Agreements

10:15 am

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Come learn about “The Four Agreements” on Monday, December 9th, 10:15am, at the Litchfield Community Center. Pre-registration is appreciated. “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz is considered to be of the 100 most influential spiritual books published in the last few years. Don Miguel Ruiz is a Toltec Shaman who's book offers a code of conduct based on ancient Toltec wisdom that advocates freedom from self-limiting beliefs that may cause suffering and limitation in a person’s life. About the lecturer: Jan Dow is a Professor Emeritus at Western Connecticut State University. Jan received her M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her B.A. from Indiana University. She has won over 150 playwriting competitions, awards, and honors, including an NBC “New Voices” award and numerous productions, workshops and staged readings. She has given a number of talks on topics such as the Tao Te Ching, The Four Agreements, and the two creation stories in the Book of Genesis at the Osher Life Long Learning Institute at the University of South Carolina.

GONG MEDITATION

5:30 pm

Pay at the door LEARN MORE

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/

7th & 8th Grade Holiday Semi-Formal

7:00 pm

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7th and 8th Grade Winter Semi-Formal Open to ALL Area 7th and 8th Graders 7-9:30pm $10 @ door Food and drink available for purchase (semi-formal attire encouraged but not necessary)

GONG MEDITATION

9:00 am

Pay at the door LEARN MORE

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/

Friday Feast and Dancing Feet

12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required LEARN MORE

Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for a light lunch, music and dancing. Music by: Lew and the Good Time Band Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Alzheimer's Support

10:30 am

Just show up! LEARN MORE

First Thursday of every month, come talk with Jennifer Labrie from Hartford HealthCare (in coordination with Tina Hogan, of the Alzheimer's Association) 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. For more information, contact Jennifer at jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

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