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DOMESTIC VILOENCE HOTLINE 

Torrington’s Susan B. Anthony Project provides crisis and support services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. All services are confidential, free, and are available 24/7.

You can reach their Crisis Line at 860-482-7133.

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SEXUAL ASSAULT

If you are 13 years of age or older and a victim of a sexual assault that happened in the last 5 days, the Office of Victim Services can help. Their SAFE Program Program has compassionate, specially trained nurses who respond to participating healthcare facilities for victims of sexual assault.  The SAFE nurses do forensic exams to look for injury, collect evidence from the assault, provide for the care of sexually transmitted infections and prevention of pregnancy, and provide referrals for follow-up care.  For more information 800-822-8428.

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Victims Rights 

Crime victims have rights under the Connecticut Constitution, including the right to be heard, the right to be informed, the right to be reasonably protected from the person who hurt you, and the right to request that the offender pay for your crime related expenses. For more information about these rights and other rights of crime victims, the Office of Victim Services is available at 1-800-822-8428.

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Victim Compensation

 If you have been physically injured or lost a loved one because of a violent crime, the Office of Victim Services’ Compensation Program may be able to help pay for certain out-of-pocket expenses not covered by insurance. For more information, 888-286-7347

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

FOOD BANK AT FRIENDLY HANDS – there is a desperate need to restock pantry shelves with perishable and non-perishable foods.  Items needed include soups, canned vegetables, mac and cheese, tuna, peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti sauce and pasta.  Hours are 9 to 4 Monday thru Thursday…call 860-482-3338 for info.

JOBS:  The American Job Center at 59 Field Street hosts many workshops for those seeking employment and assistance. Resource room provides Internet access and help with filing online applications.  Often there are lists of available jobs posted there as well.


The Torrington Area Veterans are seeking nominations for marshals for the Memorial Day parade and ceremony.  Your nominee’s name, address and contact info, their branch of service, rank and years served should be sent to the Torrington Veteran’s Support Committee, Honorary Parade Marshal 2018, 140 Main Street, Torrington, CT 06790.  Nominees must have proof of discharge.  Once chosen, the nominee or a family member should prepare a brief biography for the Memorial Day publication.

 

 

   WHITE MEMORIAL CONSERVATION CENTER PROGRAMS:

                Registration information: Call 860-567-0857 or www.whitememorialcc.org.       


TORRINGTON LIBRARY – please contact the library to register for programs – www.torringtonlibrary.org.

                A Reminder – the library community and meeting rooms may be rented by organizations or individuals.  More information on suggested donations as well as schedule an event may be obtained by calling the library.                         

                Coffee Break – all ages – Thursday mornings at 10 – toys for kids to play with while adults enjoy coffee and pastry – pastries provided first week, asking for volunteers for future gatherings.

                WOWBRARY – Check the library website and arrange to receive email with the weekly updates of new books, movies and music at the library.  Be in the know!

                Lunch Break – ages 3 to 5 – Thursdays – continuous walk-in event, no registration – will include storytime, movement and games, books and coloring pages.

Litchfield County Chess Club – meets Thursdays at the library – 5:30 to 7:45 – bring own boards or use those in library.  Membership is free and one can just show up to play.  Adults, teens and older children who are accompanied by adults are welcome.     

               

                KIDSPLAY– MUSEUMS FOR ALL – The local children’s museum has joined a signature program designed to encourage families of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly.  This program allows low-income families to visit for a minimal fee of $2 per person with the presentation of a SNAP card.  Families may also visit any museum participating in this program for a minimal fee.

KIDSPLAY CHILDREN’S MUSEUM is offering parenting resources including Early Potty Training; Baby Minds and brain-building games for  your baby; Baby Sign Language Basics; The Parent’s Guide to Speech and Language Problems; and more.   Contact KidsPlay at 860-800-3353 for more information.  This is part of the Community Family Learning Center Resource Library at KidsPlay.

Kidsplay regular hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 to 4.  They are closed on Monday and Tuesday                .

 

SULLIVAN SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES: 860-489-2580

                  AARP Smart Driver 4-hour driving course – July 12, Sept. 6 and Nov. 1.  Available to people age 50 and over….completion provides a certificate that entitles students to a discount on auto insurance.  Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.  Registration is required.

                Fundraising campaign underway for new flagpoles at the Sullivan Senior Center and the Bowman Community Gardens.  Also planned are picnic tables and benches for both locations.  Partnering with Oliver Wolcott Technical High School, students are building a new pavilion for the Bowman Community Gardens on Mountain Road.  Donations may be made to the SSC Outdoor Project Fund.

                Bowman Community Garden – all interested in gardening and wishing to be involved in this project may contact Joel Sekorski at 860-489-2211 to reserve your raised garden bed.  Master Gardeners will be back offering classes soon.

                BINGO SATURDAYS –     

                The Sons of Italy on Center Street in Torrington hosts bingo games every Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m.  Doors open at 4 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m.

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SHARON AUDUBON       

Many injured and orphaned animals call the Sharon Audubon Center home. Help care for these animals with a donation to assist with the cost of food, veterinary visits, and shelter maintenance.

More information at: Sharonaudubon.org

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WINSTED BOOKSTORE

The non profit Winsted Community Bookstore offers a range of books from local authors’ works, books on civic activism, non-fiction novels, and more.

The bookstore is volunteer run with hundreds of brand new books.

More information at winstedbookstore.com

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KIDSPLAY MUSEUM           

Torrington’s Kidsplay Museum, a hands-on and multi-sensory museum geared for children age 1 to 10, is opens at 10am Wednesday through Sunday.

Kids can experience a ball maze, giant bubble maker, lite-brite table, fire truck, diner, grocery store, lego/puzzle wall, pretend stage, treehouse, and more

Information at 860-618-7700.

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 SENIOR DRIVING COURSE        11/14

The Sullivan Senior Center is offering an AARP

Smart Driver Course to people age 50 and older.  The 4 hour session must be completed to receive a certificate that entitles the student to a discount on their auto insurance for 2 years.

Thursday, November 14th at 9am.

Learn more at 860-489-2580

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HISTORY TALK              10/20

The Harwinton Historical Society presents Trouble in the Land of Steady Habits: Constitution of 1818 with Connecticut State Historian Walt Woodward.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 2- Town Hall Assembly Room

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SPIRITS OF HARWINTON      10/11

You are invited to the Sprits of Harwinton, a non-frightening adventure into the past.  Come learn what life was like for early settlers by hearing their stores in South Cemetery, October 11th from 5:30 to 8pm.

All visitors must meet at Town Hall and check in . No parking is allowed at the cemetery. A shuttle bus will transport each ground back and forth.

The Rain date October 12th.

Learn more at: 860-485-9636.

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RIVERTON FAIR             10/13

Many unique and talented artists, crafters, and vendors will be on hand at the Riverton Fair, October 11th through the 13th at the Riverton Fairgrounds.

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PHANTOM OF THE OPERA     10/22

Litchfield’s Oliver Wolcott Library invites you to a Film & Live Music presentation about the Phantom of the Opera with Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton, Tuesday, October 22nd at 7pm.

Register at owlibrary.org

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 JAZZ/WORLD CONCERT        10/3

The Norfolk Library invites you to concert of jazz/world music by the Dinuk Wijeratne Trio, comprised of Dinuk Wijeratne on piano, Nick Halley on drums, and Jon Suters on bass.

Thursday, October 3rd at 7pm.

Learn more at norfolklibrary.org

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LIBRARY MOVIE          10/17

The Torrington Library invites you to Bring Your Own Dinner and enjoy the movie Rocketman, rated R, Thursday, October 17th at 6:00pm

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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CONSUMING THE NEWS           11/7

Complaints of fake and biased information are heard everywhere these days. So how can a responsible person make sure the news they read, watch and listen to is accurate and fair? The Torrington Library invites you to Consuming News in the Digital Age with Kevin Noblet, Thursday, November 7th at 6:30pm

Register at Torringtonlibrary.org

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AGGRESSION WORKSHOP             10/17

The next To Your Good Health program at the Torrington Library is Coping with an Aggressive Loved One: You’re Not Alone.

Presented by Community Health & Wellness Center, Thursday, October 17th at 6:00pm you’ll learn what services are available and what therapy can do for you and/or your family. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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ID THEFT WORKSHOP             10/24

New Hartford’s Beekley Memorial Library invites you to a presentation on legal and identity empowerment followed by a Q and A on how to protect your family from ID theft, Thursday, October 24th at 6:15pm.

Learn more at beekleylibrary.org

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VETERAN MEMORIAL               10/12

October 12 Service in Bantam to Honor Victims of 1983 Beirut Bombing.

The Connecticut Beirut Memorial Committee and the American Legion of Bantam and Litchfield invite you to a celebration the lives of troops who were killed while in Beirut on a peace-keeping mission during the Lebanese Civil War.

Saturday,  October 12th at 12 o’clock noon at the All Wars Memorial in front of the Bantam Cemetery on Route 202 in Bantam, Connecticut.

Veterans and active members of all branches of the military as well as members of the public are invited to attend and give thanks for the sacrifices made by these heroes.

Following the service refreshments will be served at American Legion Post 27 at 400 Bantam Road (Route 202), Litchfield.

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LAND TRUST ANNIV.          11/2

The Burlington Land Trust is pleased to announce that it will celebrate the organization’s 30th anniversary, as well as honor the conservation legacy of three individuals for their significant contributions to local open space protection, on Saturday November 2nd from 6-10 PM.

The event will take place at the Chippanee Country Club just across the Burlington town line in Bristol and the attire will be festive flannel and jeans. Along with a buffet dinner, teacup auction, music and dancing, there will be a presentation looking back at three-decades of land conservation in Burlington, as well as an update on present and future plans.

Learn more at burlingtonlandtrust.org/anniversarydinner

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LEARN ABOUT AGING          10/7

The Scoville Library in Salisbury invites you to an exploration of the benefits and challenges of aging, using readings, guided reflections, and group discussions.

Monday, October 7th at 4pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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LEARN ABOUT AGING          10/14

The Scoville Library in Salisbury invites you to an exploration of the benefits and challenges of aging, using readings, guided reflections, and group discussions.

Monday, October 14th at 4pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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LEARN ABOUT AGING           10/21

The Scoville Library in Salisbury invites you to an exploration of the benefits and challenges of aging, using readings, guided reflections, and group discussions.

Monday, October 21st at 4pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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LEARN ABOUT AGING            10/28

The Scoville Library in Salisbury invites you to an exploration of the benefits and challenges of aging, using readings, guided reflections, and group discussions.

Monday, October 28th at 4pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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UNDERSTANDING ENERGY           10/5

The Scoville Library invites you to discover new systems and methods that help to find and eliminate the underlying causes of illness, physical pain, imbalances in the body, and hidden energies that block us and sabotage our health, relationships, abundance, and personal transformation.

How To Create More Energy and Joy in Our Lives Using Simple Techniques” takes place Saturday, October 5th at 10am.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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AUTHOR TALK            10/5

Betty Krasne, author of “Living the Good Lilfe”  will discuss her book with Jill Drew at the Scoville Library, Saturday, October 5th at 4pm. They’ll talk about the process of writing, read excerpts that introduce some of the characters, give hints of the plot, and answer questions.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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BOOK SALE               11/12

The next Friends of Scoville Library book sale takes place Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th from 10am to 4pm each day. Event is free with a huge selection of cookbooks and gardening books along with other Categories include fiction, mystery and history,.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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MARKETING IN THE DIGITAL ERA         10/17

The Scoville Library invites you to their next Business Mastery Series: Marketing in the Digital Era. Online Visibility – Getting Found Online presented by Lance Leifert

Thursday October 17th at 6:00pm.

This class will help small to medium sized businesses understand the details of how to improve their online visibility.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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GENERATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP          10/19

The Scoville Library invites you to a Generative Writing Workshop with Virginia Watkins,  a fun and productive jump start for prose writers of all sorts. This generative workshop may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Saturday October 19th at 10am.

Open to everyone but class size is limited due to space constraints–sign up at the desk.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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POETRY READING           10/26

The Scoville Library invites you to a reading from “Selected Poems of Edith Wharton” compiled and edited by Irene Goldman-Price

Saturday, October 26th at 4:00pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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WHITE HART SPEAKER SERIES         10/30

The Scoville Library presents The Seine: The River That Made Paris as their next White Hart Speaker Series event, Wednesday, October 30th at 6pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST    10/19

Are you a master pumpkin carver? Or do you just love to decorate pumpkins?! The Torrington Library invites you to enter their pumpkin carving contest which will take place Saturday, October 19th at 4pm.

Deliver your carved, decorated, or painted pumpkin to the Library on Friday the 18th or Saturday the 19th and be entered to win a prize. Pumpkins will be lit and on display throughout the first floor of the Library.

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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TOWN COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER           10/19

The Harwinton Democratic Town Committee invites you to a special fundraising event, The Capitol Steps presents The Lyin’ Kings at the Warner Theater, Saturday, October 19th at 8pm with a pre-show reception in the Warner Atrium featuring a dessert buffet and cash bar.

Information by emailing dianehonig@yahoo.com

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HISTORY TALK                10/20

The Harwinton Historical Society invites you to Trouble in the Land of Steady Habits: the Constitution of 1818 with Connecticut State Historian Walt Woodward.

Sunday, October 20th at 2pm in the Harwinton Town Hall Assembly Room.

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BOOKS NEEDED           11/1

Litchfield’s Oliver Wolcott Library is now accepting book and media donations!

They’re looking for new or gently used, fairly new books (published between 2000 – 2019) as well as new or gently used DVDs, CDs & Audio books which must be complete sets.

First editions in good condition and autographed copies in good conditions, published at any time are also welcome.

Books published before the year 2000 may be accepted but only with prior approval by contacting the library.

Learn more at owlibrary.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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