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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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 PODUNK BLUEGRASS FEST        8/11

The 23rd Annual Podunk Bluegrass Music Festival takes place August 8th  through the 11th at at Goshen Fair Grounds.

Featuring leading local, regional and national bluegrass acts on two stages. Other activities include workshops, Kid’s Academy, band and songwriting competitions, food vendors and more. Camping available.

Learn more at: podunkbluegrass.com

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OIL/ANTIFREEZ COLLECTION    9/7

Attention Harwinton Residents. Used oil and antifreeze will be collected on Saturday, September 7th from 9 to 11 am at the Harwinton Town Garage. The garage is located on Locust Road in Harwinton.

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OUTDOOR CONCERT        8/1

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, August 1st from 7 to 9pm with the band Blue Yonder.

There will also be food, vendors and a car and motorcycle cruise.

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT         8/8

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, August 8th from 7 to 9pm with the band Last Good Bender.

There will also be food, vendors and a car and motorcycle cruise.

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT          8/15

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, August 15th from 7 to 9pm with the band Bottom Line.

There will also be food, vendors and a car and motorcycle cruise.

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT         8/22

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, August 22nd from 7 to 9pm with WIBO and Friends

There will also be food, vendors and a car and motorcycle cruise.

More information at 860-824-4300.

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OUTDOOR CONCERT         8/29

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, August 29th from 7 to 9pm with the band Two Guys in Suits and Ties.

There will also be food, vendors and a car and motorcycle cruise.

More information at 860-824-4300.

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS          8/4

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston invites you on their Torrington Express.

Take a ride up the Naugatuck River Valley, over the famed Thomaston Dam, and through the woods to Torrington! Depart the train and spend 2 hours in Torrington to grab lunch, walk around, and enjoy what downtown has to offer on a summer day!

Then re-board the train for the return trip to Thomaston Station.

Trips to Torrington are also available without the layover at both noon and 2pm on

Sunday, August 4th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS       8/11

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston invites you on their Torrington Express.

Take a ride up the Naugatuck River Valley, over the famed Thomaston Dam, and through the woods to Torrington! Depart the train and spend 2 hours in Torrington to grab lunch, walk around, and enjoy what downtown has to offer on a summer day!

Then re-board the train for the return trip to Thomaston Station.

Trips to Torrington are also available without the layover at both noon and 2pm on

Sunday, August 11th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS         8/18

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston invites you on their Torrington Express.

Take a ride up the Naugatuck River Valley, over the famed Thomaston Dam, and through the woods to Torrington! Depart the train and spend 2 hours in Torrington to grab lunch, walk around, and enjoy what downtown has to offer on a summer day!

Then re-board the train for the return trip to Thomaston Station.

Trips to Torrington are also available without the layover at both noon and 2pm on

Sunday, August 18th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS     8/25

The Railroad Museum of New England in Thomaston invites you on their Torrington Express.

Take a ride up the Naugatuck River Valley, over the famed Thomaston Dam, and through the woods to Torrington! Depart the train and spend 2 hours in Torrington to grab lunch, walk around, and enjoy what downtown has to offer on a summer day!

Then re-board the train for the return trip to Thomaston Station.

Trips to Torrington are also available without the layover at both noon and 2pm on

Sunday, August 25th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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TEEN MOVIE NIGHT      8/30

The next Teen Movie Night at New Hartford’s Beekley Library takes place Friday, August 30th with the showing of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off at 7pm, snacks included.

Learn more about this free event at: 860-379-7235.

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SUMMER CONCERT           8/5

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, August 5th with Liz Queler performing in a free concert at Seth Thomas Park.

In the event of rain the concert will move to the Thomaston High School Auditorium, 185 Branch Rd (rt. 109).

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SUMMER CONCERT             8/12

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, August 12th with the Parkway Diner Band performing in a free concert at Seth Thomas Park.

In the event of rain the concert will move to the Thomaston High School Auditorium, 185 Branch Rd (rt. 109).

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SUMMER CONCERT             8/19

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, August 19th with the Chris Coogan Quintet performing in a free concert at Seth Thomas Park.

In the event of rain the concert will move to the Thomaston High School Auditorium, 185 Branch Rd (rt. 109).

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HELLO, DOLLY!        8/11

The Ridgefield Playhouse presents a special 50th – anniversary, big screen  showing of Hello, Dolly! For the 50th anniversary.

August 11th at 4pm.

Learn more at Ridgefieldplayhouse.org

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CIVIL WAR TALK               8/19

Known as the War Between the States or the War Between the North and the South, even the War of Brother Against Brother, the conflict which tore the Republic asunder less than a hundred years of its founding is known popularly as . . . the Civil War.

The Goshen Library presents the Revolt of the Planters with Mark Albertson.

Monday, August 19th at 3pm

Learn more at goshenpublib.org

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MUSEUM MYSTERY       8/10

KidsPlay Museum invites you to The Summer Fête: Mystery at the Museum, A Celebration of Creative Investigation, Saturday, August 10th 6 to 9 pm

This adult-only summer celebration features great company, delicious food and drink, unique auction items, and playful interactive challenges within the Museum’s exhibits.

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for KidsPlay.

Tickets at kidsplay.org.

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 STORY OF SMOKEY BEAR     8/10

The Peoples Forest Museum invites you to the History of Smokey Bear presented by Eric Rahn, 1pm, Saturday, August 10th, Smokey’s 75th birthday!

This program is free of charge and open to the public, no pre-registration required.

Learn more at: psfnaturemuseum.org

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MONARCH MAJESTY          8/17

The Peoples Forest Museum invites you to Monarch Majesty, presented by Eric Rahn.

Saturday August 17TH from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. at the Museum.

This program is free of charge and open to the public, no pre-registration required.

Learn more at: psfnaturemuseum.org

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SENIOR DRIVING COURSE        9/12

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, September 12th at 9am.

Learn more at 860-489-2580.

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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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THRIFT SHOP                8/1

The Park Avenue Thrift Shop at Torrington’s Sullivan Senior Center is open Mon. thru Fri from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m.   They offer a great selection of clothing, shoes, boots, household items and much more.

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MOVIE NIGHT                8/9

The next Warner Theater Movie Night is

Friday, August 9th when the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid will be shown at 8pm.

Learn more at warnertheatre.org.

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OUTDOOR MOVIE            8/9

Harwinton Recreation invites you to see a movie under the stars on a 16′ screen at the Harwinton Sports Complex.

On Friday, August 9th the movie A Dogs Way Home will be shown shortly after sunset.

Learn more at: 860-485-0626.

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CHICKEN BBQ                8/10

The Harwinton Volunteer Fire Department invites you to their Annual Chicken Barbecue, Saturday, August 10th.

Tickets are now available by calling the Fire House at 860-485-9336. Leave your name, telephone number, and the number of tickets you need.

Eat in and take out are available.

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BOB STEELE’S CENTURY       9/15

The Harwinton Historical Society presents Bob Steele’s Century with his son Phil Steele, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 at 2 PM at the Town Hall Assemble Room.

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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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SHRINE FUND RAISER     8/17

A Summer Evening at Montfort House, a fund-raising event to benefit the Shrine of Lourdes in Litchfield, will be held on the terrace and grounds of Montfort House, Rte. 118, 83 Montfort Rd., (top of the hill), in Litchfield, on Saturday, August 17, 2019.

This evening will feature select wines, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and mini desserts. Live music  from 6pm to 9pm with food being served throughout the evening. Guests may arrive anytime between 6pm and 8pm.

Information and tickets at: 860-567-1041.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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