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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   7/6

Attention Harwinton Residents. Used oil and antifreeze will be collected on Saturday, July 6th from 9 to 11 am at the Harwinton Town Garage. The garage is located on Locust Road in Harwinton.

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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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LEARN INTERNET SAFETY       7/9

Tuesday, July 9th at 11am

The Torrington Library presents a technology-for-beginners workshop on Internet Safety.  Learn to identify common internet scams and dangers and how to effectively identify security issues and combat them.

Tuesday, July 9th at 11am

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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MAKE YOUR OWN PERFUME   6/27

The Torrington Library invites you to ditch your store-bought perfume! Most contain dozens of chemicals that do not have to be disclosed on the label. You can experiment with base fragrances, mid-tones, and top notes and create your signature scent, mad-scientist style at the Torrington Library, Thursday, June 27th at 6:30pm.

Register at torringtonlibrary.org

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OUTDOOR CONCERT             6/27

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, June 27th from 7 to 9pm with the band, Bahama Mama’s and the Pain Killers.

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

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT       7/11

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, July 11th from 7 to 9pm with the Seldom Heard Country Band.

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

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT      7/19

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, July 19th from 7 to 9pm with National Recording Artists Lucinda and Michael.

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

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT          7/25

The 8th annual Sunset Music series in Canaan continues Thursday, July 25th from 7 to 9pm with the band K Mac and the Cadillacs

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

More information at 860-824-4300

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OUTDOOR CONCERT        8/1

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       7/7

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, July 7th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS       7/13

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, July 13th

Tickets at rmne.org

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TORRINGTON EXPRESS        7/28

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, July 28th.

Tickets at rmne.org

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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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MUSEUM JET WEEK            7/26

 Jet Week at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks kicks off on Monday, July 22nd.

Climb aboard a Mach 1 supersonic jet and create an origami jet to take home between There are dozens of aircraft on display. Jet Week takes place the week of July 22nd through the 26th from 10:30am to 2:30pm

Learn more at neam.org

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MUSEUM SPACE WEEK      7/21

Space Week at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks kicks off on Monday, July 15th.

Learn about local connections to NASA spacesuits, and see Flight Science Demonstrations. There will be Family Hangar Tours plus Computerized Flight Simulators and Scavenger Hunts.

Space Week takes place the week of July 15th through the 21st from 10:30am to 2:30pm

Learn more at neam.org

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MUSEUM GLIDER WEEK         7/12

Glider Week at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks kicks off on Monday, July 8th.

Discover the history of glider flight.  There will be Soarin’ Story Time for kids, Flight Science Demonstrations, Family Hangar Tours plus Computerized Flight Simulators and Scavenger Hunts.

Learn more at neam.org

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TEEN MOVIE NIGHT          6/28

The next Teen Movie Night at New Hartford’s Beekley Library takes place Friday, June 28th  with the showing of  Dead Poets Society, at 7pm, snacks included.

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

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TEEN MOVIE NIGHT           7/26

The next Teen Movie Night at New Hartford’s Beekley Library takes place Friday, July 26th with the showing of Sixteen Candles at 7pm, snacks included.

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

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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           6/24

The 2019 Thomaston Summer Concert Series kicks off at 7pm on Monday, June 24th with the band Too Blue 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            7/1

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, July 1st with Deni Bonet 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       7/8

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, July 8th with the Roylety Steel Pan Band 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          7/15

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, July 15th with the Good News Gospel Choir 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            7/22

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, July 22nd with the band 60’s Satisfaction 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             7/29

The next Thomaston Summer free Concert takes place at 7pm on Monday, July 29TH with the band Goldrush 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           8/5

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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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL FREE CONCERT       7/15

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal free music series kicks off Sunday, July 15th at 4:00 p.m. with a performance by Oxana Yablonskaya.

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL CONCERT       7/21

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal music series continues Saturday, July 15th at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Fabio and Gisele Witkowski with the Fine Arts Quartet.

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL CONCERT      7/18

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal music series continues Wednesday, July 18th at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Yuri Bogdanov

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL CONCERT      7/23

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal music series continues Monday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Leonel Morales.

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL CONCERT      7/26

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal music series continues Monday, July 23rd at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Leonel Morales-Herrero.

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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HOTCHKISS SCHOOL CONCERT      7/28

The Hotchkiss School’s Summer Portal music series continues Saturday, July 28th at 7:30 p.m. with the Grand Finale Concert.

Learn more at Hotchkiss.org

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BLOCK PARTY          6/27

Join Waterbury’s Mattatuck Museum for a Summer Block Party on the the Waterbury Green.

Recreate your playground days as you play lawn games, enjoy performances by the Berkeley Knights drill team, the Waterbury Youth Services dance troupe and Join DJ Kevin Grant as he spins throwback tracks.

Enjoy food from the Police Activities League food truck, and Edible Dreams Cakes.

Thursday, June 27th at 6pm.

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FAMILY MUSIC & COMEDY SHOW          7/10

Nancy Tucker will present a Music & Comedy Family Show in a free performance at the Harwinton Public Library at 6:30pm Wednesday, July 10th.

Learn more about this free event at hartlandpubliclibrary.org

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AIR PAINTING SESSION       7/10

Join Holly Hall and the New Hartford Art League for a plein-air painting session at Topsmead State Forest in Litchfield.

Meet up by the manor house at 10am where Holly will do a short demo and give tips on how to address the challenge of working out of doors. Painters will then be free to choose their own location until we reconvene to share and discuss our work.

Plan to bring a picnic lunch, comfortable clothes for the day, and something to sit on as well as your chosen painting gear.

Rain cancels event. Wednesday, July 10th from 10a to 2pm

Learn more at: 860 309-8428

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ECHOS OF SINATRA            8/2

The Ridgefield Playhouse presents Echoes of Sinatra, a night of beloved Frank Sinatra classics – “Fly Me to the Moon,” “New York, New York,” “Strangers in the Night” and more — performed by the acclaimed vocal stylings of Steve Kazlauskas with members of the Tony T Orchestra!

Friday, August 2nd at 7:30pm.

Learn more at Ridgefieldplayhouse.org

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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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WEST SIDE STORY TALK         6/25

When “West Side Story” opened in London a critic wrote “This show begins a new age in theatre.”  Music Historian Jeffrey Engle will discuss West Side Story, 7pm, Tuesday, June 25th at Litchfield’s Oliver Wolcott Library.

Learn more at owlibrary.org

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YOUNG PICASSO              7/11

Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library presents Young Picasso – EXHIBITION ON SCREEN Documentary, Thursday, July 11th.

Learn more at: gunnlibrary.org

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SPACE MUSIC                7/11

 Music Historian Jeffrey Engel presents “The Sun, The Moon and The Planets”, a program of music inspired by outer space.

Thursday, July 11th.

Learn more at litchfieldcommunitycenter.org

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HISTORY OF SHEPAUG RAILROAD        7/30

The Washington Senior Center presents the History of the Shepaug Railroad, Tuesday, July 30th at 6:30pm.

Col. Donald A. Woodworth, Jr., USAF (Ret.), will give an illustrated presentation on the history of the Shepaug, Litchfield & Northern Railroad, which served Washington Depot from 1871-1948. This presentation will be held at the former Washington Depot railroad station, known today as the Washington Senior Center.

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PERIPHERAL VISION BOOK TALK         6/23

Internationally acclaimed poet Susan Kinsolving will lead a reading and signing of her recently released book, Peripheral Vision.

Sunday, June 23rd at 2 pm.

For more information: gunnlibrary.org

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BOOK TALK             6/25

English Professor Christopher Rempfer, MFA will facilitate a book discussion on Witch Elm, one of the New York Times Notable Book of 2018. A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today, The Witch Elm asks what we become, and what we’re capable of, when we no longer know who we are.

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:30 pm at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library.

For more information: gunnlibrary.org

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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA         7/18

Musicologist, music theorist and award winning professor, Dr. Gil Harel will present an engaging, musically enhanced visual demonstration, A Night At The Opera.

Thursday, July 18 @ 6:30 pm at Washington’s Gunn Memorial Library.

For more information: gunnlibrary.org

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ADHA AND AUTISM TALK      7/16

The Community Center in Litchfield presents The Disconnected Kid: ADHD and Autism Talk, Tuesday, July 16th at 6:30pm

Dr. Nicholas Varholak, of Litchfield County Family Chiropractic, will talk about effective treatment for children suffering from ADHD autism and any other intellectual disabilities.

Register at: litchfieldcommunitycenter.org

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ADHA AND AUTISM TALK      KILL: 7/23

The Community Center in Litchfield presents The Disconnected Kid: ADHD and Autism Talk, Tuesday, July 23rd at 6:30pm

Dr. Nicholas Varholak, of Litchfield County Family Chiropractic, will talk about effective nutritian for children suffering from ADHD autism and any other intellectual disabilities.

Register at: litchfieldcommunitycenter.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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PET PARADE AND FEST       7/4

 Litchfield History Museum invites you to celebrate Independence Day with the Litchfield Historical Society’s annual Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Festival. Community members, with or without pets, are invited to participate.

Pets should arrive no earlier than 2:15 p.m. on July 4th to register for the parade and be eligible for awards. After the parade, enjoy ice cream and old-fashioned lawn games. Participants will have the opportunity to compete in egg and spoon races, a tug of war, a sunflower seed spitting contest, and three-legged races.

The event is free and open to the public. Pets of any kind are welcome, but all pets must be either on a leash or in a cage and, where applicable, must come with a rabies certificate or town license.

Learn more at litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org

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BIRD WALK             7/9

White Memorial Conservation Center Museum invites you to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk, 8am, Tuesday, July 9th.

The walks will average about two hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels; dress for the weather, it take place rain or shine.

Learn more at: whitememorialcc.org

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 OPEN HOUSE/GARDEN TOUR     7/13

Featuring nine stately homes, selected gardens and additional historic sites highlighting Litchfield’s 300 years of history and architecture a Open House and Garden Tour will take place July 12th and 13th.

All of the homes, gardens and locations of interest are within walking distance to the center of town and Litchfield’s famous historic district.

Tickets at litchfieldaid.org.

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HISTORY 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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FARMERS MARKET               7/30

Local, fresh produce is available every Saturday from 10am to 1pm and Tuesday afternoons at the Farmers Market at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church parking lot at Charles Street and Torringford West.

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ART EXHIBIT                7/6

The Five Points Gallery’s TDP Gallery features a solo exhibit of Christopher E. Manning’s photographic and sculptural work entitled “Kept Moments Quite Fragile.”

The East Gallery’s show, “Distant Memory”, is also a solo exhibition by New York artist, Kiyoshi Ike.  And the West Gallery features a group exhibition entitled “Shifting Parameters”, showcasing five artists all working with mixed media.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday from 1 to 5 p.m. and also by appointment.

Learn more at fivepointsgallery.org

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ART RECEPTION              7/27

On Saturday, July 27TH at 6pm, Five Points Gallery will host a special panel featuring renowned art collector Dorothy Vogel, Jane Eckert of Jane Eckert Fine Arts, and Judith McElhone, founder and Executive Director of Five Points Center for the Visual Arts.   They will be discussing Vogel’s life and time as an art collector with her late husband, Herbert.

This event is free and open to the public.

Learn more at fivepointsgallery.org

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SENIOR DRIVING COURSE        7/11

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, July 11th at 9am.

Learn more at 860-489-2580

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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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TORRINGTON TRAILS NETWORK   6/29

The Torrington Trails Network invites you to visit their table at the Torrington Farmer’s Market in the parking lot at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on the corner of Charles Street and Torringford West on Saturday, June 29th.

They will have lots of information on hand regarding their network of trails, maps, updates on trails expansions, improvements, and more.  They welcome new members and you can sign on that day.  They have an amazing network of trails – from those suited for beginners to more challenging trails.

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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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