Special Events

GONG MEDITATION

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/

Black Bear Music Fest "Rockabilly Night with the Lustre Kings"

6:00 pm

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The Lustre Kings bring their hot brand of rock n' roll to the Litchfield Community Center stage! Polish up those dancing shoes and join us for a spectacular night of music you’ve not experienced since Elvis was King! Food Vendors: Hardcore Sweet Cupcakes, Bill's Mobile Brick Oven Pizza. Doors open at 6:00pm, music starts at 7:30pm. Get your tickets HERE Learn more about the Lustre Kings HERE

Dementia and Caregiving

6:00 pm

RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org LEARN MORE

Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression • Are you caring for someone with dementia? • Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? • Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us for this free five-week series: Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT 06759 6:00-7:30pm 9/17 - Overview of Dementia 9/24 - Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors 10/1 - Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities 10/8 - Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options 10/15 - Legal and Financial RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

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 Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

Dementia and Caregiving

6:00 pm

RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org LEARN MORE

Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression • Are you caring for someone with dementia? • Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? • Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us for this free five-week series: Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT 06759 6:00-7:30pm 9/17 - Overview of Dementia 9/24 - Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors 10/1 - Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities 10/8 - Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options 10/15 - Legal and Financial RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

Dementia and Caregiving

6:00 pm

RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org LEARN MORE

Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression • Are you caring for someone with dementia? • Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? • Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us for this free five-week series: Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT 06759 6:00-7:30pm 9/17 - Overview of Dementia 9/24 - Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors 10/1 - Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities 10/8 - Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options 10/15 - Legal and Financial RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

"Billy Elliot, the musical" Goodspeed Musicals plus lunch at Gelston House

10:00 am

Pre-registration/pre-payment is required. LEARN MORE

“Billie Elliot, the musical” at Goodspeed Musicals & Three Course Lunch At Gelston House Limited to 13 seats! Depart: 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.: Three course lunch at Gelston House 1:30 p.m. Short walk over to Goodspeed 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.: Showtime Depart for Litchfield immediately following the show Billie Elliot, the musical... Young Billy Elliot is pulled between his family’s coal-mining roots and his newly discovered passion to dance. Is his future boxing gloves or ballet shoes? In the hardscrabble world of a changing England, reaching high becomes a leap of faith. Following your dream—and overcoming obstacles—has never been more electric than in the 10-time Tony winning Broadway phenomenon with songs by the legendary Elton John. Celebrate the idea of being yourself in the Goodspeed premiere of this powerful dance-filled story! Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. (Reservations are non-refundable after payment)

13th Annual Harvest Bounty BrewFest

2:00 pm

First 150 Advance Tickets Receive Souvenir Tasting Glass! LEARN MORE

One of CT's longest running brewfests returns on Saturday, Oct 5, 2019 with over 20 CT Craft Brewers, Wine, Live Bands, Food Trucks, Firepits and Lawn Games! Event takes place rain or shine at the Litchfield Community Center. Event is family and pet friendly (must be leashed at all times). Brewers (as of 8/5/19) participating include Bad Sons Beer Co., Bad Dream Brewing, Brass Works Brewing Co., Brewery Legitimus, Charter Oak Brewing Co., Crazy Cock Cider, Firefly Hollow Brewing Co., Half Full Brewery, Kinsmen Brewing Co., Little Red Barn Brewers, New England Brewing Co., No Worries Brewing Co., Norbrook Farm Brewery, Owl's Brew, Reverie Brewing Co., Stony Creek Brewing Co., Thimble Island Brewing Co., Two Roads Brewing Co., Woodbury Brewing Co. and Hartley & Parker Limited, Inc.pouring their wines plus Litchfield Distillery. Food Trucks/Vendors include The Comfort Zone Pretzels, Love Heart Bakery, Snowden's BBQ, Bill's Pizza Oven, Brandywine of Litchfield. 3 Live Bands: Potter's Field, Switch Factory and Stache. Tix $30 in advance, $35 at door DD $15 and first 150 receive souvenir tasting glass! Reserve your tix early!

Dementia and Caregiving

6:00 pm

RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org LEARN MORE

Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression • Are you caring for someone with dementia? • Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? • Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us for this free five-week series: Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT 06759 6:00-7:30pm 9/17 - Overview of Dementia 9/24 - Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors 10/1 - Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities 10/8 - Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options 10/15 - Legal and Financial RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

Dementia and Caregiving

6:00 pm

RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org LEARN MORE

Dementia and Caregiving: Focusing on the Person while Understanding the Disease Progression • Are you caring for someone with dementia? • Do you want to learn more about the progression of the disease and good communication tips? • Would you like to be able to recognize common behaviors and know how to respond? Join us for this free five-week series: Tuesdays, September 17, 24 & October 1, 8, 15 Litchfield Community Center 421 Bantam Road Litchfield, CT 06759 6:00-7:30pm 9/17 - Overview of Dementia 9/24 - Basics of Good Communication and Understanding Behaviors 10/1 - Safety in the Environment and how to structure a day with activities 10/8 - Taking Care of the Caregiver and Care Options 10/15 - Legal and Financial RSVP Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at CHH: 860-496-6240 or Jennifer.labrie@hhchealth.org

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