Special Events

POUND - ROCKOUT WORKOUT

6:00 pm

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Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! Please bring own towel or yoga mat* *No-registration necessary - Just show up! About the class: Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Class will begin with a short intro, and then you will sweat, sculpt, & rock! About the instructor, Julie Nevers: Julie is a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. For the past 6 years, she has taught group fitness classes, led Small Group Training sessions, and designed programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. Julie is passionate about empowering others to achieve their health and fitness goals, build their confidence, and live their best lives. Leading by example, she hopes to inspire others to honor and move their bodies in an ever increasing sedentary world. https://www.personaltrainingwithjulie.com/

Silver Sneakers ~ Walk Your Way to Health and Wellness

8:30 am

Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632 LEARN MORE

Walking is a great way to stay active, increase endurance and feel better overall. Take a walk with us! Start with a stretch, walk 30 minutes, finish with Balance and Bend! Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

10:00 am

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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.

STEM Lego After School *POSTPONED

3:45 pm

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STEM LEGO A fun, challenged based curriculum using Legos focusing on basic physics principles, brick modeling, and creative problem solving. Examples of projects to include Cars, marble runs, Lego pictionary, and so much more! Best for 5-10 years old Tuesdays - Sept. 22 - Oct. 27 3:45 - 5:15pm Snack & Drink provided by LCC $100 for all 6 classes! *Parent's are responsible for Drop-off & Pickup of child at LCC *Students will be at individual 6 foot tables, and proper COVID guidelines will be followed *Series requires 10 minimum registrants to begin

FAMILY PIZZA, AND GAME NIGHT

5:30 pm

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FAMILY PIZZA, AND GAME NIGHT! The family that plays together (and eats together) stays together!!! Come take a break, and re-group from the craziness of everyday life, and have a good time with family, and friends! Pizza, games, pool, table tennis, and more! Come, and go as you please, or stay the whole time! NOTE: All programs will take place under our huge tent in the parking lot. Your safety is our main concert so we will be following proper guidelines. If it rains, all programs will be cancelled.

VIRTUAL Alzheimer's Support

10:30 am

Online - Email Jennifer Labrie at jlabrie@alz.org for more info LEARN MORE

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

Healthy Living for your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

1:00 pm

Virtual Presentation LEARN MORE

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Then scroll down page, and click "Register Now". Join us to learn about the latest research coming straight out of this year's AAIC (Alzheimer's Association International Conference) providing insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Also discuss hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by Jennifer Labrie, Northwest Regional Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association CT Chapter along with Kristen Cusato, Director of Communications and Research Champion for the Alzheimer's Association, CT Chapter. Virtual Program, Hosted by Litchfield Community Center in Litchfield CT

POUND - ROCKOUT WORKOUT

6:00 pm

*No-registration necessary - Just show up! LEARN MORE

Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! Please bring own towel or yoga mat* *No-registration necessary - Just show up! About the class: Channel your inner rockstar with this full body cardio-jam session inspired by the infectious, energizing, and sweat-dripping fun of playing the drums. Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! The workout is easily modifiable and the alternative vibe and welcoming philosophy appeals to men and women of all ages and abilities. Class will begin with a short intro, and then you will sweat, sculpt, & rock! About the instructor, Julie Nevers: Julie is a Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach. For the past 6 years, she has taught group fitness classes, led Small Group Training sessions, and designed programs for individuals of all ages and abilities. Julie is passionate about empowering others to achieve their health and fitness goals, build their confidence, and live their best lives. Leading by example, she hopes to inspire others to honor and move their bodies in an ever increasing sedentary world. https://www.personaltrainingwithjulie.com/

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. About the Instructor: Sheila began a dedicated meditation practice several decades ago. In 2000 she completed her Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training, seamlessly joining mindfulness with the experience of movement. She offers the teachings of Vipassana/Insight Meditation and Mindfulness Practices that have been her practice since 2012. She is currently studying with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through the Greater Good Science Center (University of Berkley California) and Awareness Training Institute (ATI). Sheila’s goal is to make meditation easily accessible to anyone with expressed interest in the journey, and believes it requires curiosity, patience, and the willingness to be a beginner every day. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Silver Sneakers ~ Walk Your Way to Health and Wellness

8:30 am

Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632 LEARN MORE

Walking is a great way to stay active, increase endurance and feel better overall. Take a walk with us! Start with a stretch, walk 30 minutes, finish with Balance and Bend! Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

10:00 am

See Note ** LEARN MORE

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.

STEM Lego After School *POSTPONED

3:45 pm

*Proper COVID Guidelines will be followed LEARN MORE

STEM LEGO A fun, challenged based curriculum using Legos focusing on basic physics principles, brick modeling, and creative problem solving. Examples of projects to include Cars, marble runs, Lego pictionary, and so much more! Best for 5-10 years old Tuesdays - Sept. 22 - Oct. 27 3:45 - 5:15pm Snack & Drink provided by LCC $100 for all 6 classes! *Parent's are responsible for Drop-off & Pickup of child at LCC *Students will be at individual 6 foot tables, and proper COVID guidelines will be followed *Series requires 10 minimum registrants to begin

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Silver Sneakers ~ Walk Your Way to Health and Wellness

8:30 am

Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632 LEARN MORE

Walking is a great way to stay active, increase endurance and feel better overall. Take a walk with us! Start with a stretch, walk 30 minutes, finish with Balance and Bend! Questions? Visit silversneakers.com or call 1-888-423-4632

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

10:00 am

See Note ** LEARN MORE

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.

STEM Lego After School *POSTPONED

3:45 pm

*Proper COVID Guidelines will be followed LEARN MORE

STEM LEGO A fun, challenged based curriculum using Legos focusing on basic physics principles, brick modeling, and creative problem solving. Examples of projects to include Cars, marble runs, Lego pictionary, and so much more! Best for 5-10 years old Tuesdays - Sept. 22 - Oct. 27 3:45 - 5:15pm Snack & Drink provided by LCC $100 for all 6 classes! *Parent's are responsible for Drop-off & Pickup of child at LCC *Students will be at individual 6 foot tables, and proper COVID guidelines will be followed *Series requires 10 minimum registrants to begin

Virtual Music Lecture: "Aida"

1:00 pm

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Virtual Zoom presentation Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation 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.

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation - Virtual Series

6:00 pm

Registration required to receive Zoom link LEARN MORE

LCC Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation Virtual *Free registration required to receive Zoom link Monday and Wednesdays: October 5, 7, 12, 14 each from 6-7 p.m. via Zoom Why & How to Meditate What causes us to feel stressed, anxious, fatigued? We will review the science behind the benefits of Mindfulness practices, the role of thoughts and the value of connecting with the “present moment.” We will also discuss and practice a variety of approaches and techniques to help reduce stress and encourage a greater sense of ease. Topics to be covered: Scientific brain research – daily mindfulness practices – techniques for walking and seated Mindfulness Meditation. How to handle “obstacles/issues” as they arise. Sheila Klapper Viewpointmeditation.com sheilahope@gmail.com

Friday Lunch, Music and Dancing ~ Oktoberfest Picnic!

12:00 pm

Pre-registration is required LEARN MORE

Join us for an outdoor concert, light lunch and dancing. Music by: "Lew & The Good Time Band" Menu: Brats, Kraut, Potatoes & Polkas! Seats are limited, pre-registration required. This event made possible by the Litchfield Community Center Music Fund at NW CT Community Foundation

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