Special Events

Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

9:30 am

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CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Sept. 24 - Nov. 26 (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

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

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

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. Menu: Farewell to Summer BBQ! BBQ Chicken, potato salad, cucumber/tomato salad, baked beans Music by: Lew and the Good Time Band Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.

**NO** Pilobolus - Connecting With Balance

9:30 am

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CONNECTING WITH BALANCE Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Sept. 24 - Nov. 26 (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

**NO** GONG MEDITATION (moved to 10/31)

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/

7th & 8th Grade Halloween Party

7:00 pm

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7th & 8th Grade Halloween Party! Open to ALL surrounding 7th & 8th Graders Friday, October 25th ~ 7-9:30pm ~ $10pp at the Litchfield Community Center Live DJ, Snacks, Drinks, Games Costumes are welcome but not necessary! *NO COSTUME ACCESSORIES ALLOWED such as weapons i.e. swords, lightsabers, etc...

Pasta Benefit Dinner for Matthew Pecor

4:00 pm

Contact Melissa Pecor (860)866-6538 Email - PecorPastaBenefit@gmail.com LEARN MORE

Matthew is 5 years old, has Autism and Apraxia, and is nonverbal. He's been accepted into a trial at Duke for a procedure that's shown great success but insurance won't cover the cost. Please join us for food, raffles, and fun! PLUS live music! Tickets also available at door (first come, first serve, 150 limit) Raffles include baby/child items, books, art, food, wine, perfume, games/toys, housewares, gift cards, sports/music/theater tickets, and more! Grand Prize - trip for 2 to the Berkshires (includes hotel, meals, and activities) * For questions/tickets/donations contact Melissa Pecor Phone - (860)866-6538 Email Melissa Today! Donations also welcome on GoFundMe - "Matthew Pecor" *some restrictions on dates apply

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 - Nov. 26 (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

Donations Welcome LEARN MORE

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

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/

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 - Nov. 26 (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

**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 - Nov. 26 (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

Mindfulness Practices to Help Seasonal Stress

6:30 pm

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Insight Meditation Teacher Sheila Klapper will teach you how mindfulness practices can help reduce seasonal stress. “Don’t get lost in your thoughts. Your thoughts ae a veil on the face of the moon. That moon is your heart, and those thoughts cover your heart. So, let them go, just let them fall into the water” ~ Rumi.

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.

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 - Nov. 26 (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

Donations Welcome LEARN MORE

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.

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