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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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JAZZ CAMP EVENT & AUCTION

The Litchfield Jazz Festival & Camp Spring Spiritis is an evening of live jazz, award-winning Spirits, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and an exciting auction.. Proceeds benefit the Litchfield Jazz Camp at its new home, The Gunnery, in Washington, CT.

The evening begins at 7pm with music by renowned saxophonist Albert Rivera & Friends which is followed by the Live Auction featuring lovely jewelry, dinners, guided tours, theater tickets and much more.

Litchfield Jazz Camp, now in its 22nd year serves 350-residential and day students during the month of July.

For tickets or for more information: 860-361-6285.

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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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SANTA RAILROAD EXPRESS    12/15

Tickets are now on sale for the Railroad Museum of New England’s Santa Express.  Children will meet Santa Claus and his helper elves and will take home a special gift of their own.

Both the Santa Express and the museum’s Northern Lights Limited offer a very special 1st class service.

For tickets or for more information: RMNE.org

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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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 BOOK DISCUSSION           12/13

The Thomaston Library invites you to a discussion of the book A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute. Thursday, December 13th at 7pm.

Information at thomastonlibrary.org

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ELF THE MUSICAL              12/15

Thomaston Opera House presents Elf the Musical, through December 16th.

A hilarious comedy based on the multi-million dollar film of the same name.

Information at: landmarkcommunitytheatre.org

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FESTIVAL OF TREES            12/7

The Riverton Grange’s 7th annual Festival of Trees takes place on December 7th and 8th at 9 Riverton Rd in Riverton.  Design a tree or vote for a tree by bringing non-perishable food items for the Community Food Bank.

More information at:  860-309-3160

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LIBRARY MUSIC PRESENTATION       1/26

Nights at the Beekley presents The Lynnes in concert, Saturday, January 26th at 7pm.  New Hartford.

More information at: nightsatthebeekley.com

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PROWL FOR OWLS                 KILL: 12/8

An owl prowl will take place at the White Memorial Conservation Center at dawn, 4am, on Saturday, December 8th. Search for Barred Owls, Screech Owls, Saw-Whet Owls, and Great Horned Owls. Admission is free to members with a nominal fee for guests.

Register at whitememorialcc.org

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TOY DRIVE                 12/17

Torrington Fire Department’s toy drive runs through December 17th.  Drop off a new unwrapped toy for kids 1 through 12 years of age at Petricone’s Pharmacy in Torrington.

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MYSTERY ANIMAL MEET & GREET      12/26

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

has a variety of live education animals just waiting to meet you.  Join them on Wednesdays in December for a chance to get up close and personal with one of their animal ambassadors including Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some other mystery creature?

More information at whitememorialcc.org

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MUSEUM KIDS FREE WEEK   12/27

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum

houses one of New England’s finest state-of-the-art nature museum. See a life-sized beaver lodge, learn about alternative energy, touch real animal fur, test your bird identification skills, visit a fluorescent rock cave, and view nature through a digital macro-scope!

Admission is free for kids from December 21st through December 27th.

More information at whitememorialcc.org

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LAKE WALK                   12/29

The 5th Annual Winter Walk Along the Lake and Butternut Brook Trails at the White Memorial Conservation Center will take place at 10am on Saturday, December 29th.

Visit the observation platform overlooking Bantam Lake and tour the Ice House Ruins. Pass by pretty Butternut Brook and indulge yourself in the sights, scents, and sounds of winter.

Information at whitememorialcc.org

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CHRISTMAS MEMORY READING        12/11

Join Jerry Geci at his annual reading of Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory”. Holiday sweets and tea will be served 1pm, Tuesday, December 11th in Litchfield.

Register at thecommunitycenter.org

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JOB FAIR                           12/13

An Express Employment Professionals Job Fair will take place Thursday, December 13th from 4-7pm at the Torrington Library.

They are looking for Administrative Assistants, Warehouse, General Labor, Machine Operators, Banquet Servers and more!

Information at torringtonlibrary.org

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TEEN TRIVIA                  12/19

The next Teen Trivia night at the Torrington Library will take place Wednesday, December 19th at 6:00pm

Test your knowledge with your friends in a group of 3 or 4.  Snacks and Root Beer Floats will be available!

Information at torringtonlibrary.org

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LIVE REPTILES            12/26

Riverside Reptiles is coming to the Torrington Library,Wednesday, December 26th at 6:00pm.  You will learn fun facts and get to touch exciting reptiles of all shapes and sizes!

Register at torringtonlibrary.org.

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 AUTHOR TALK          12/6

Salisbury’s Scoville Library presents the White Hart Speaker Series: Susan Orlean, author of the “Library Book”.  Thursday December 6th at 6:00 pm.

This is a Fundraiser for Scoville Memorial Library

Register at scovillelibrary.org

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BASKET & STACKS SALE        12/8

Friends of the Scoville Library Holiday Basket & Stacks Sale will take place Saturday, December 8 from 10am to 4pm in Salisbury.

This is a book sale with book themed gift baskets in the lower level of Scoville Memorial Library. In addition to baskets there will be cookbooks, bios, fiction mysteries, DVDs etc. for sale.

Information at scovillelibrary.org

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BOOK CLUB              12/9

The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury invites you to their next Book Club meeting featuring Less by Andrew Sean Geer and led by Claudia Cayne.

This will take place Sunday, December 9th at

2:00 pm.    Information at scovillelibrary.org

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TALK ON COLLECTING          12/9

Salisbury’s Scoville Library presents their next White Hart Speaker Series, Sunday, December 9th at 3pm. The topic will be “The Joy of Junk”.

Authors Mary Randolph Carter and Joan Osofsky of Hammertown will share a conversation about their passion for collecting–how to hunt for it, fall in love with it and decorate and live with it! Carter will bring along some of her favorite Junk finds as featured in her new book and share her personal wisdom in making your home warm, personal, one-of-a-kind and always JOYFUL!

Register at scovillelibrary.org

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KIDS MOVIE              12/22

The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury presents a Vintage Holiday Kids Movie, the 1970s stop motion classic “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town”. Saturday, December 22nd at 11am.

Register at scovillelibrary.org

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STATE REP OFFICE HOURS    12/4

State Representative-Elect Maria Horn will be hosting office hours on Tuesday, December 4th from 8:30 to 9:30 am the Goshenette, 59 Torrington Rd in Goshen.

The State Representative-Elect Maria Horn will be hosting office hours on Monday, December 10th from 6 to 7pm in Room 215 at Torrington City Hall.

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BLOOD DRIVE               12/4

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, December 4th from 1 to 6:30 pm at

The Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Rd, Litchfield.

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE                12/17

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 7:30 am to 1pm on Monday, December 17th at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield Street here in Torrington,.

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE                   12/24

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 8am to 1pm on Monday, December 24th at the Winsted Area Ambulance Association, 655 Main Street, Winsted.

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE:         12/28

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 7am to 12 noon on Friday, December 28th

At the Goshen Fire Dept, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Goshen.

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE            1/8

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 7am to 12 noon on Tuesday, January 8th

At the Goshen Fire Dept, 181 Sharon Turnpike, Goshen.

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE          1/9

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 1:30 to 6:30pm, Wednesday, January 9th

At the Torrington Elks, 70 Litchfield St in Torrington

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

BLOOD DRIVE             1/12

There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive from 8am to 1pm, Saturday, January 12th at Har Bur, 24 Lyon Rd in Burlington

More information at redcrossblood.org.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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