Special Events

Paint Pouring

12:00 pm

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Come join Candlewood Valley for a FREE paint pouring lesson on Tuesday, May 31st at 12pm in the Community Room. Learn more about this fun and active technique to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece with acrylic paint! Pre registration is required for this activity.

New York City Day Trip

8:00 am

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Join Litchfield Community Center for a "Do as you please" Day Trip to NYC on Wednesday, June 1st. Fully equipped Coach Bus will depart LCC at 8:00AM One central drop-off and pickup at Rockefeller Center. Pick up from Rockefeller Center will be at 6:00PM. Arrival back to LCC will be approximately 8:30PM. Payment is due upon registration, a $10 cancelation fee will apply if you decide to cancel your registration. Cancelations must be made 24 hours in advance of trip otherwise your payment will be non refundable.

"Is a Green Burial For You?"

6:00 pm

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Jon Ryan of Gleeson-Ryan Funeral Home discusses “Green Burial” an alternative to the traditional way of buying a body or ashes in a cemetery/private land while keeping with the ethical treatment of the deceased. Green burials protect natural resources and ensure minimal environmental impact. A green burial can mean not embalming and not using a vault or it could mean being buried in a specialized "green cemetery" with no vault, no embalming and no casket (a shroud would be used). If someone were to have a large amount of land, they could also choose to be buried in one of the above mentioned ways on their own property. There are specific cemeteries that allow Green Burials including ones in Danbury and Rhinebeck, NY. Learn more about this important option for you end of life planning

Kingston, NY Daytrip

8:15 am

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We start our day in Kingston, NY with a guided tour of the Hudson River Maritime Museum: The museum's collections include historic vessels, objects, archival material and art related to Hudson River transportation, industries and recreation such as paintings, prints, photographs, ephemera, blueprints, artifacts, ship models, a 100 year old shad boat, life boats, lighthouse tender and ice yachts. Lunch on your own at Ole Savannah Restaurant. Then embark on a 90-minute cruise: Relax and enjoy a clear view of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable locations on this Sightseeing Cruise from the decks of the Rip van Winkle II. The lightly narrated tour shows you some of the region's most unique and fascinating locations on the Hudson River waterfront! Itinerary: 8:15am Departure on LCC van 10:00am Museum Tour 11:30am-1:00pm Lunch 1:30pm-3:00pm Boat Cruise Arrive Back in Litchfield approx. 5:00pm Cost includes transportation, museum admission, boat cruise (lunch on own) *Tickets are non-refundable after purchase*

SMILES Group

5:00 pm

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Come join SMILES group for a Movie Night from 5pm-7pm! Smiles Making Inclusive Life Essential & Supported This program is for those who are ages 18-45 Pre-registration is required via Phone Call or Email! Please call (860)567-8302 x1003 OR Email hannah@thecommunitycenter.org to register! While registering please let us know if there are any accommodations that may be needed. Monday, June 6th will be an Inclusive Game Night full of music, socialization and FUN!

What Happens After the Paychecks Stop?

4:00 pm

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Financial Advisor Cailyn Paradise of Edward Jones will explore how to budget for retirement expenses, examine potential sources of retirement income, discuss strategies to provide for your goals and address potential risks. Kerri Ouellette of Oak Solutions will join us to discuss health insurance options during retirement.

Photographic Walk in Town Photography Class

10:00 am

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Join photographer Thad Kubis for a magical walk around historical Litchfield. During this 2-hour walk Thad will select and discuss local landmarks, and explain how best to photograph the location. Starting at the Town Green, we will walk south on Route 63 to the Tapping Reeve House, cross over to the east side of the street and make our way North stopping at a number of local historical sites, including but not limited to The First Congregational Church, East Street and then turn to West Street and capture the beauty of Main Street of this northwestern Connecticut village. This walk open to all camera systems, Smartphones, Tablets, DSLR & film based systems. Participants plan on meeting in the Parking Lot behind The First Congregational Church

Senior Luncheon

12:00 pm

Pre-registration required no later than noon on June 7 LEARN MORE

Enjoy an afternoon of a light lunch, music and dancing. Menu: Soup & Sandwiches Music: The Good Time Band Pre-registration is required by NOON on June 7 This event made possible by the Litchfield Community Center Music Fund at NW CT Community Foundation

Mindful Meditation Teen Night

5:30 pm

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Come join us for Mindful Meditation Teen Night lead by Andrew from Challenging Minds LLC on Monday June 13th from 5:30-6:30PM. Teens ages 13-17 are welcome to join us for this FREE experience. Pre registration is required as spots are limited!

Elizabeth Park Day Trip

9:30 am

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Elizabeth Park is on the national register of historic places. Elizabeth Park offers just over one hundred acres of formal gardens, green space, recreational facilities, walking loops, and the Pond House Café. Come enjoy the beauty of the gardens and grounds. Bring your camera! The LCC Van will be departing at 9:30AM and arrive at Elizabeth Park around 10:30Am. You will have the opportunity to explore the park and its beautiful grounds before attending lunch at a Parkville Market! Lunch will be at 12:30PM and you will be required to purchase your own lunch! We will arrive back to LCC at approximately 3PM. This trip is $10 per person, spots are limited so register today!

Family Dinner

5:00 pm

Pre-registration is required by June 13 LEARN MORE

Family Dinner Menu: Hamburgs, Hot Dogs and Mac & Cheese Pre-registration is required by NOON on June 13 Donations Appreciated! Join us at 6:30 for a Community Conversation with Superintendent Chris Leone. Topic: Temporary Regional School Study

Alzheimer's Conversations: Protecting your Health and Wealth

1:30 pm

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We hope you will join us to learn more about Alzheimer’s and healthy financial strategies at a special joint seminar, “Alzheimer’s Conversations: Protecting Your Health and Wealth,” featuring: An Introduction to Alzheimer's with Tina Hogan followed by Plan for the Expected. Prepare for the Unexpected with Cailyn Paradise and Edward Jones. Alzheimer’s is one of the costliest diseases; a lifetime cost of care can be over $350,000. This disease robs families of their relationships and their wealth – two things we work so hard to preserve. That’s why we’re proud to serve as National Presenting Sponsor of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.

Evening Glow Music Series

3:30 pm

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EVENING GLOW MUSIC SERIES LIVE PERFORMANCE 3:30-4:30 P.M. WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION TO FOLLOW THURSDAY, JAN 20: WATERBURY SYMPHONY FLUTIST JENNIFER BERMAN & HARPIST MEGAN SESMA THURSDAY, FEB 17: PIANIST HANK MILLIGAN THURSDAY, MARCH 17: HARPIST WENDY KERNER THURSDAY, APRIL 21: CELLIST DALE OSTERMAN & FLAUTIST VANESSA HAMMOND THURSDAY MAY 19: CELLIST REBECCA PATTERSON & PIANIST WILLIAM BRAUN THURSDAY JUNE 16: VIOLINIST ALYCE COGNETTA BERTZ (concertmaster Waterbury Symphony Orchestra) & PIANIST JOSEPH JACOVINO ALL ARE WELCOME TO CLOSE THE DAY AND ENTER THE EVENING WITH RELAXING MUSIC THIS SPECIAL SERIES IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE JACKIE MOTT CHARITABLE TRUST

Summer Sunset Concerts: Eight to the Bar!

6:00 pm

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Great Music by the incomparable Eight to the Bar band and Great Summer Fun! Gate opens at 6 p.m. Music 7 p.m. $30.00 per adult / $10.00 per child 12 and under Four concert package: $100.00 per adult / $40.00 per adult. Enjoy Snowden's food truck and The Mobile Pub Bring chairs/blankets Friday May 20: A Hootenanny! Potter's Field Sazerac Wires & Wood Saturday June 18: Eight to the Bar Friday August 12: The Alpaca Gnomes Saturday Sept. 10: CT Grateful Dead All Stars

Gong Meditation

7:15 pm

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Gong Meditation with Rose Petruzzi 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/

21+ Cooking Class Day Trip

12:00 pm

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Come Join us for a Day Trip to Noujaim's Bistro in Winsted, CT to learn how to make an authentic Mediterranean 5 course meal. We will be learning from and enjoying our meal with chef and owner George Noujaim. The menu is as follows: Appetizer- Hummus Main Course- Steak Chimichurri Side Dish- Roasted Vegetables 2nd Course- Creamy Garlic Fettuccine Dessert- Baklava Cost Includes: Transportation, Class and Meal We will be departing from Litchfield Community Center at approximately 12pm Cooking class will being at Noujaim's Bistro at 1pm Sit down Dinner will be approximately 4pm Departure from Noujaim's Bistro will be approximately 5pm Arrival back to LCC will be approximately 5:30pm If you have any questions about this trip please do not hesitate to reach out! (860)567-8302 Pre-registration and Payment is required and final for this trip:)

"Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You" Music Documentary

2:00 pm

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Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You" captures Bruce Springsteen recording his new album "Letter To You" live with the full E Street Band, and includes final take performances of 10 originals from the new record. The feature-length vérité documentary features full performances from the E Street Band, in-studio footage, never-before-seen archival material, and a deeper look into "Letter To You" from Springsteen himself. Written by Springsteen and directed by his frequent collaborator Thom Zimny, the film is a tribute to the E Street Band, to rock music itself, and to the role it has played in Springsteen's life. (Apple)   All documentaries in the series: Jazz on a Summer Day - Wed. March 30 The Rolling Stones Shine a Light - Wed. April 27 Pavarotti Music Documentary by Ron Howard - Thurs. May 26 Bruce Springsteen's Letter To You - Wed. June 22

Pet Pawty

12:30 pm

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COME, SIT, PLAY WITH US! Litchfield Community Center is hosting our first ever Pet-PAWTY on June 26th from 12:30PM-2:30PM! Enjoy some unFURgettable fun and treats for everyone! Admission is FREE, Donations are welcome! Special Note: Pets must keep their owners on a leash and be watchful of their manners at all times. Thank you!

Teen Movie Night

5:30 pm

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CALLING ALL TEENS! Join us Monday June 27th for a Teen Movie Night! Movie: TBD This program is for Teens ages 13-17. Pre registration is required as spots are limited! Sign up today!

Introduction to Digital Photography

9:00 am

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De-mystifying your DSLR - Introduction to Digital Photography – taking control of your DSLR. Instructor: Thaddeus B. Kubis (www.tbkphotos.com) Bring your DSLR, and your questions! Taught by our highly experienced instructor and professional photographer Thad Kubis! During this class Thad will demystify and discuss many of the key components of what makes, contributes to you creating a better photograph! Explore ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, Depth of Field, Composition, the famed “M”: setting, Exposure, pre-sets, Scenes, Filters, White Balance, tricks of the trade and much more. Take your DSLR to a higher level, start to use the full capabilities of today’s powerful digital camera systems. 3 hours with 10-minute breaks on the hour. This introductory class will begin with an overview of DSLR camera systems and functionality, followed by application and practice.

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