Special Events

Friday Feast & Dancing Feet

12:00 pm

Pre-registration REQUIRED BY Wednesday June 19th LEARN MORE

Enjoy a tasty lunch, wonderful music and lots of dancing! Summer Kickoff BBQ Menu: Grilled Burgers & Hot Dogs, served with sides Band: Survivors Swing Band Reservations are required by Wednesday June 19th!

Paul Winter's Summer Solstice Celebration Trip

1:00 am

PRE REGISTRATION & PAYMENT IS REQUIRED BY JUNE 14TH LEARN MORE

RISE & SHINE & CELEBRATE THE SUMMER SOLSTICE AT NEW YORK’S CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOHN THE DIVINE WITH PAUL WINTER “This event is our musical welcome to the summer. Summer Solstice is one of the great turning points of the year, when the sun is at its peak and the days abound with the promise of life’s fullness. My dream, with this sunrise celebration, is to offer an experience of this resonance, in the mystical ambience of these early morning hours, through a deep listening journey within the awesome space of this largest cathedral in the world. Our music begins in total darkness, and proceeds in a continuous flow, emanating from different places in the Cathedral. Gradually, as the great stained glass windows begin to illuminate, the light joins the sound to carry us into the first dawning of the summer.” - Paul Winter **DEPART FROM LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER AT 1:00 A.M.** $65.00 PP ALL-INCLUSIVE (INCLUDES LCC VAN TRANSPORTATION AND GENERAL SEATING) *PAYMENT RESERVES SEAT* Seats are limited. Due to our commitment to the bus company and ticket sales, reservations are NON-REFUNDABLE after purchase.

Kids Summer Activity Club

9:00 am

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Kids Summer Activities Club (Grades 4-7) Every Tuesday, June 25th- July 23rd Cost: FREE Time: 9AM-4PM Please join us for our 5 weeks of fun through the Kids Summer Activity Club! Thanks to a grant the price is now FREE for the whole series! We ask that you pack a bagged lunch and bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided by LCC. To Register, Go to https://thecommunitycenter.org/event.php?id=19046 Week 1 (June 25th): Dive into the wonders of Earth Day as we learn about our planet and the environment. Week 2 (July 2nd): Let your creativity soar on Art Day! Explore different art forms for a fun day filled with crafts, story-making, and performance art! Week 3 (July 9th): Get active and have a blast on Sports Day! Learn and play a variety of sports with friends. Week 4 (July 16th): Join us for a splashing good time as we immerse ourselves in a variety of exciting water-themed games and activities. Week 5 (July 23rd): Embark on a cultural journey Around the World! Experience different activities and crafts from diverse cultures. Don't miss out on the fun - mark your calendars and join us for a week filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories!"

Adult/Family Trip: Lake Compounce

10:00 am

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DATE: 6/25 TIME: 10:00AM-5:30PM Location: Lake Compounce Departure: Community Center Description: Lake Compounce, nestled in Bristol, CT, offers adults a perfect mix of nostalgia and thrills. With its rich history dating back to 1846, it's America's oldest amusement park. Start with a stroll amid vintage architecture, then hit adrenaline-pumping rides like Boulder Dash and Phobia Phear Coaster. Cool off at Crocodile Cove's water park, or relax on the sandy beach. Enjoy diverse dining options and toast the day's adventures at park bars. As the sun sets, soak in the magical atmosphere with live entertainment and fireworks. It's an unforgettable blend of fun and relaxation for grown-ups.

LGBTQ+ Stonewall Speakers Community Forum

6:30 pm

Pre-registration encouraged. Donations Welcome. Open to All Ages LEARN MORE

6:00 Doors Open & Refreshments 6:30 Forum Please join us for an inspiring evening celebrating diversity and inclusion in support of Pride Month. Our event features a panel of three remarkable speakers, each bravely sharing their unique story of coming out and navigating life as LGBTQ+ individuals. Throughout the evening, the speakers will delve into their personal journeys, recounting the challenges they've faced and the triumphs they've achieved. From moments of self-discovery to overcoming societal barriers, they will offer insights, wisdom, and inspiration. Following their presentations, we invite you to engage in a Q&A session with our speakers. This is an opportunity to ask questions, share your own experiences, and foster meaningful dialogue within our community. We extend a warm welcome to individuals of all ages to join us. Together, let's celebrate authenticity, embrace diversity, and support one another on our journeys toward acceptance and understanding. Refreshments sponsored by Litchfield Pride. Stonewall Speakers, a program of the Connecticut Stonewall Foundation, Inc., is an all volunteer speakers bureau comprised of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people and their allies.

Teen/Tween Trip: Lake Compounce

10:00 am

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DATE: 6/27 TIME: 10:00AM-5:30PM Location: Lake Compounce Departure: Community Center Description: Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT, is the ultimate destination for tween and teen fun! With thrilling rides like Boulder Dash and Phobia Phear Coaster, it's an adrenaline-packed adventure from start to finish. Spend the day racing down water slides at Crocodile Cove or chilling out on the sandy beach. Grab snacks from the variety of dining options and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Don't miss the live entertainment and fireworks as the sun sets, making memories that will last a lifetime with friends at Lake Compounce!

*NO* Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time (TIPS)

9:30 am

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Happy Times with TIPS Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time *Select Fridays Beginning November 4* 9:30 am- 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, and creative play items on hand. Packaged snacks are allowed and we will even play happy music on the stereo! With plenty of smooth wooden floors 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

Summer Concert Series

7:00 pm

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Band: Dim Lights & Thick Smoke Dim Lights, Thick Smoke band members Jason Perkel, Jona Ziac, James Allen and Dylan Spielvogel join together in a unique musical journey from John Prine, Bob Dylan, George Jones to Jerry Garcia, Elvis Presley and so many more! Food Vendor: Bill's Mobile Pizza Rain or Shine! In case of inclement weather, the event will take place indoors. BYOB & lawn chairs/blankets. Some tables and chairs will be provided under the tent. Complete Series: 6/28 Dim Lights, Thick Smoke Bill's Mobile Pizza 7/18 Sperry Creek BYO picnic and enjoy S'mores at the Firepit 8/9 Hot Cat Jazz Band BYO picnic and enjoy the Ice Cream Sundae Bar 9/6 Alpaca Gnomes Meraki's Food Truck The Vibe... As the summer sun begins its slow descent, casting a warm golden glow across the open green space, laughter and chatter fill the air. Families and friends gather on picnic blankets and lawn chairs spread out across the grass, eagerly anticipating an evening of music and merriment. The stage stands proudly at under a covered tent, adorned with colorful lanterns fluttering in the gentle breeze, hinting at the vibrant energy soon to be unleashed. The anticipation mounts as the live band tunes their instruments, their melodies weaving through the crowd like a playful dance. Children run freely, their faces painted with excitement, while parents lounge nearby, sipping cool beverages and sharing stories. The scent of freshly grilled delights wafts from the nearby food truck, tempting taste buds and igniting appetites. As the first notes reverberate through the air, a collective sense of joy washes over the gathering. Music fills every corner of the space, drawing smiles and swaying bodies in its wake. From toe-tapping rhythms to soulful ballads, the eclectic repertoire resonates with listeners of all ages, creating a harmonious backdrop for the summer evening. With blankets spread under the starlit sky and the rhythmic pulse of the music guiding their movements, families find themselves immersed in a shared experience of blissful togetherness. Here, amidst the laughter and melodies, memories are forged and bonds strengthened, weaving a tapestry of warmth and connection that lingers long after the final encore. As the night deepens and the stars twinkle overhead, the concert series continues to weave its magic, offering a timeless escape where joy knows no bounds. With the freedom to bring their own beverages, each sip becomes a toast to summer's fleeting moments, savored amidst the company of loved ones and the enchanting melodies of the live band.

*NO*Mindfulness Meditation

10:15 am

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Instruction & Practice Mindfulness Meditation All levels of experience welcome 1st & 3rd Monday of the month Monday's: With Mindfulness Meditation Led by Sheila Klapper $5 at the door / Walk-ins welcome Sangha: A community of friends practicing together to maintain awareness

Litchfield Audubon Society Meeting

6:45 pm

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An Intro to Shorebirds, Their Migration, and Identification Monday, July 1st - 6:45pm Nick Bonomo, one of Connecticut's leading birders and well-known to many, will share his knowledge of shorebirds with us — from the basic question "What is a shorebird?" through different types of shorebird, where they migrate, when and where to view them in Connecticut, and of course how to identify them. They are some of the most numerous (in their thousands in migration along the shore) and most challenging birds that nest in or pass through our state. Nick is an accomplished photographer, and his presentation will help us to enjoy and identify these fascinating birds. A birder since the age of 13, Nick was born and raised in Connecticut, where he now practices orthopedic surgery as a physician assistant. He spends much of his free time traveling the globe in search of birds. He currently sits on the Avian Records Committee of Connecticut, and he loves to share tips and tricks in the field.

Kids Summer Activity Club

9:00 am

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Kids Summer Activities Club (Grades 4-7) Every Tuesday, June 25th- July 23rd Cost: FREE Time: 9AM-4PM Please join us for our 5 weeks of fun through the Kids Summer Activity Club! Thanks to a grant the price is now FREE for the whole series! We ask that you pack a bagged lunch and bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided by LCC. To Register, Go to https://thecommunitycenter.org/event.php?id=19046 Week 1 (June 25th): Dive into the wonders of Earth Day as we learn about our planet and the environment. Week 2 (July 2nd): Let your creativity soar on Art Day! Explore different art forms for a fun day filled with crafts, story-making, and performance art! Week 3 (July 9th): Get active and have a blast on Sports Day! Learn and play a variety of sports with friends. Week 4 (July 16th): Join us for a splashing good time as we immerse ourselves in a variety of exciting water-themed games and activities. Week 5 (July 23rd): Embark on a cultural journey Around the World! Experience different activities and crafts from diverse cultures. Don't miss out on the fun - mark your calendars and join us for a week filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories!"

Mindfulness Meditation

10:15 am

Registration appreciated - Walk-ins welcome LEARN MORE

Instruction & Practice Mindfulness Meditation All levels of experience welcome 1st & 3rd Monday of the month Monday's: With Mindfulness Meditation Led by Sheila Klapper $5 at the door / Walk-ins welcome Sangha: A community of friends practicing together to maintain awareness

Parkinson's Support Group

2:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by September 8th LEARN MORE

Parkinson’s support group for those with Parkinson’s and their caregivers and family members- all are welcome. Join us for this newly developed support group at Litchfield Community center, in collaboration with the American Parkinson’s disease association, and facilitated by Heather Pierce, CDP and SA. Participating in a support group is a wonderful way to receive practical information and education on living with Parkinson’s disease. More importantly, members receive the support of others who truly understand. Beginning Monday, September 11th The group will meet monthly on the second Monday of the month from 2-3 pm at the Litchfield Community Center. For more info or any questions about the group or Parkinson's Disease please call Heather Pierce at 860-733-9506 Spots are limited- Pre-register TODAY!

Kids Summer Activity Club

9:00 am

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Kids Summer Activities Club (Grades 4-7) Every Tuesday, June 25th- July 23rd Cost: FREE Time: 9AM-4PM Please join us for our 5 weeks of fun through the Kids Summer Activity Club! Thanks to a grant the price is now FREE for the whole series! We ask that you pack a bagged lunch and bring a water bottle. Snacks will be provided by LCC. To Register, Go to https://thecommunitycenter.org/event.php?id=19046 Week 1 (June 25th): Dive into the wonders of Earth Day as we learn about our planet and the environment. Week 2 (July 2nd): Let your creativity soar on Art Day! Explore different art forms for a fun day filled with crafts, story-making, and performance art! Week 3 (July 9th): Get active and have a blast on Sports Day! Learn and play a variety of sports with friends. Week 4 (July 16th): Join us for a splashing good time as we immerse ourselves in a variety of exciting water-themed games and activities. Week 5 (July 23rd): Embark on a cultural journey Around the World! Experience different activities and crafts from diverse cultures. Don't miss out on the fun - mark your calendars and join us for a week filled with laughter, learning, and unforgettable memories!"

Blood Pressure Clinic

10:45 am

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Join us at the center, as a Nurse from Visiting Nurse and Hospice of Litchfield County provide free blood pressure readings to members of the community. No need to register. Drop in for your reading. Call the center for more information. 860-567-8302.

*NO*Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time (TIPS)

9:30 am

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Happy Times with TIPS Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time *Select Fridays Beginning November 4* 9:30 am- 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, and creative play items on hand. Packaged snacks are allowed and we will even play happy music on the stereo! With plenty of smooth wooden floors 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

Summerfest 2024 "Fiesta del Sol" Tickets

5:30 pm

Tickets may be purchased until July 5th! LEARN MORE

This fundraiser promises to be an extraordinarily fun evening for a great organization. Festive Food & Beverages: La Guera's Burrito Bowl Bar Tilden's Fish Tacos & Fries @Thecorner Jamaican Jerk Chicken Petraroia Deli Cubano Sliders Brits Brand Ole Sweets Full Cantina Bar featuring Cocktails & Mocktails Live Music: Caribbean Vibe Steel Drum Band Avenue Groove Band Proper Fiesta Attire! The more colorful, the better! Tickets can be purchased here online or at the Community Center UNTIL July 5th!

Summerfest 2024 "Fiesta del Sol" Sponsorship

5:30 pm

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This fundraiser promises to be an extraordinarily fun evening for a great organization. Thank you! $2,500.00 "Besta of Fiesta" $1,500.00 "Sun Ray" $1,000.00 "Merry Maker" $500.00 "Frolicker" $250.00 "Reveler"

FREE Family Fun Fest Week

12:00 am

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Join us for our FREE Family Fun Fest Week! Monday, July 15th 1:00 PM Family Movie & Ice Cream Social 3:00 PM Open Play Tuesday, July 16th 2:00-5:00 Water Blast Games Wednesday July 17th 12:00-1:00 Mad Science Show & BYO Picnic Thursday July 18th 12:00-2:00 Family Senior Luau 6:00-8:00 Sunset Concert Band: Sperry Creek ~ Bluegrass Band Friday July 19th 5:00-8:00 Family Carnival & DJ Dance Party

Mindfulness Meditation

10:15 am

Registration appreciated - Walk-ins welcome LEARN MORE

Instruction & Practice Mindfulness Meditation All levels of experience welcome 1st & 3rd Monday of the month Monday's: With Mindfulness Meditation Led by Sheila Klapper $5 at the door / Walk-ins welcome Sangha: A community of friends practicing together to maintain awareness

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