Special Events

Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time (TIPS)

10:30 am

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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

POUND - ROCKOUT WORKOUT - Live on Zoom

6:00 pm

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POUND Workout - Live on ZOOM Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! *No-registration necessary - Just login on Zoom! Pay by cash or Venmo @JuliannaNevers ZOOM info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559954055?pwd=RXNuTGVLT2VvaGdtUUdOdjA1Uk1vdz09 Meeting ID: 895 5995 4055 Passcode: MAKENOISE 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. For more info email Julie at JuliannaNevers@gmail.com and visit 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

**NO** 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.

POSTPONED STEM Lego After School

4:00 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 - Nov 3. - Dec. 8, 2020 4:00 - 5:30pm 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

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*

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

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.

Holiday Concert

2:00 pm

Donations welcome LEARN MORE

Holiday Concert! Come hear all of your holiday favorites performed by Professional Singers Bob & Claudia Hughes! Friday ~ December 3rd ~ 2:00—3:00pm Donations Welcome Claudia Hughes has been a professional singer for many years having performed both as a soloist and lead singer in numerous bands and musical settings in the area. Bob Hughes performs with the Connecticut Choral Society and their a cappella sub-group, the Chamber Singers. Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Gingerbread House Contest

10:00 am

Registration is required. Drop off by Thurs. Dec. 3 for display and voting on Dec. 5 LEARN MORE

* Enter as individual, family or group. * Create your Gingerbread Houses at home and drop off at the Litchfield Community Center by Thursday Dec. 3 before 4:30pm. * Houses will be on display from 10a-1p during the Indoor Farmer’s Market on Sat. Dec. 5. * Voting can be in person that day or online during the display hours. * Prizes will be awarded. * Registration is required. (NOTE: materials/ supplies not provided by the Community Center)

Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time (TIPS)

10:30 am

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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

POUND - ROCKOUT WORKOUT - Live on Zoom

6:00 pm

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POUND Workout - Live on ZOOM Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! *No-registration necessary - Just login on Zoom! Pay by cash or Venmo @JuliannaNevers ZOOM info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559954055?pwd=RXNuTGVLT2VvaGdtUUdOdjA1Uk1vdz09 Meeting ID: 895 5995 4055 Passcode: MAKENOISE 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. For more info email Julie at JuliannaNevers@gmail.com and visit 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

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.

POSTPONED STEM Lego After School

4:00 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 - Nov 3. - Dec. 8, 2020 4:00 - 5:30pm 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

Jerry Geci reads 'A Christmas Memory'

1:00 pm

RSVP Appreciated! LEARN MORE

Litchfield's very own, Jerry Geci will read Truman Capote's, A Christmas Memory. First published in 1956, this much sought after autobiographical recollection of Truman Capote's rural Alabama boyhood has become a modern-day classic. "A tiny gem of a holiday story" Holiday Sweets & Tea will be served!

Tykes Indoor Playgroup & Social time (TIPS)

10:30 am

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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

POUND - ROCKOUT WORKOUT - Live on Zoom

6:00 pm

Live on ZOOM LEARN MORE

POUND Workout - Live on ZOOM Join local POUND Instructor Julie for a ROCKOUT WORKOUT! *No-registration necessary - Just login on Zoom! Pay by cash or Venmo @JuliannaNevers ZOOM info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89559954055?pwd=RXNuTGVLT2VvaGdtUUdOdjA1Uk1vdz09 Meeting ID: 895 5995 4055 Passcode: MAKENOISE 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. For more info email Julie at JuliannaNevers@gmail.com and visit 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

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.

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