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TORRINGTON: “Self Guided Audio Tour of Historic Downtown” onoging

 The Torrington Historical Society announces the installation of 21 audio tour signs in Historic Downtown Torrington. The audio tour signs are permanently installed on each of 21 historic buildings and sites. Each sign has a unique QR (quick response) code that can be read using a smart phone and will connect the user to an audio recording about the history of each building and site. With additional funding it will be possible to expand the audio tour to include additional historic sites in the downtown area. For a complete list of featured sites visit www.walktour.info .
For more information please contact Mark McEachern, Torrington Historical Society, 860-482-8260

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TORRINGTON: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

City of Torrington residents can bring their household electronic scrap items (e-waste) to the Water Pollution Control Facility Drop-Site Recycle Center located on Bogue Road for recycling.

The e-waste recycle drop-off site is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and weekends from 7:00 to 9:30 am. Proof of residency and sign-in are required.

Data Security is not included with the e-waste recycle program so residents need to take appropriate steps to properly sanitize or destroy all storage media.

Computers, monitors, printers and televisions are no longer picked up curbside so Torrington residents are encouraged to take advantage of this e-waste recycle service.

The e-waste that can be recycled from Torrington households includes:

Computers

Computer monitors

Printers

Modems

Computer

Peripherals (keyboards, mouse’s etc.)

Televisions

Cell phones

Desktop copiers

Fax machines

IPods and PDAs

Stereo

Radio equipment

Telephones and telephone equipment

Typewriters

Speakers

Microwave ovens

Digital cameras

VCRs and DVD players

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TORRINGTON: “Open Mic on Wednesdays at Performance Hub” ongoing

The Performance Hub located at 45 Main Street hosts a weekly open mic every Wednesday night beginning at 8:00 pm. Local musical talent is encouraged to perform for the audience. Performances are limited to the first 15 that sign up, and sign ups begin at 7:30 pm. For more information, please visit performancehubusa.com.

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PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 9/20
Torrington Library presents a Fall Themed Paint Night for ages 11-17, Wednesday, September 20th at 6:00pm
 
There is a small fee to purchase canvas’ for you to paint on and the paintings will be displayed in their Display Case for one month.
 
To register or for more information, Torringtonlibrary.org
PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 9/21
The Smoking Gun Research Agency presents Monster Hunters at the Torrington Library,
Thursday, September 21st at 6:30
 
The Smoking Gun Research Agency will talk about being a Monster Hunter! This unique program is a must-see event to get into the Halloween spirit. It features real-life monster hunting tales, some monster history and a few other surprises and is good for teens and adults.
To register or for more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 9/28
The Torrington Library invites you to bring your own dinner and enjoy a feature film!
The Zookeeper’s Wife will be shown on Thursday, September 28th at 6:00p pm at the Library.
 
A married couple who work as zoo caretakers help save Jews from the Holocaust.  Rated PG 13.
 
To register or for more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY:  9/30
Torrington Library invites you to their Busy Babies walk in program for ages birth-11months. Mondays and Tuesdays at 10:30
 
This is a Lap sit program with the babies caregiver! They will do finger plays, music and movement, and even play with musical instruments! There will be a story and a play time at the end.
For more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 9/30
Torrington Library invites you to their Wiggles and Giggles walk in program for 1 year-3 year olds.
 
Mondays and Tuesdays at 11:30
 
Wiggling and giggling is a must in this weekly story time! They will do fun songs to  get you up and moving! There will be musical instruments, running, galloping and stories and also be some time for playing!
For more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY:  10/6
There will be a Scary Story Writing Workshop at the Torrington Library, Thursday, October 6th at 6:30
Join them for this spooky, yet fun, workshop on how to craft the perfect scary story! Perfect for novice or accomplished writers alike. Limited to 12 participants!
To register or for more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 10/6
Torrington Library invites you to Build Your Own Tree House for ages 6 to 11.
 
Friday, October 6th at 4:30pm
 
Tweens can come in and build a Tree House out of recycled materials as one of the libraries fun Mural Project get togethers!
 
To register or for more information, Torringtonlibrary.org

 
 

 

PSA – TORRINGTON LIBRARY: 10/7
The Torrington Library’s Book, Bake and Craft Sale is Saturday, October 7th from 10:00am-3:00pm.
There is a small entry fee to benefit the library!
 
This year’s sale will be held indoors and feature a book and bake sale, prizes, free popcorn and coffee, Vanilla Swirl Balloon Animal Creator plus 16 Local Craft and Artisan Vendors
For more information, Torringtonlibrary.org
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Chatterley’s in Torrington, CT
Gina Barreca, academic, humorist and author will be the guest speaker at ahumor-filled luncheon
fundraiser for The Women & Girls Fund, a fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
Following lunch and Gina’s humorous and insightful remarks, Gina will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her books.
Saturday, October 21, 2017, Noon-3:00pm at
Chatterley’s in Torrington, CT
Tickets and sponsorships are available at northwestcf.org 
Venue is limited, tickets will be available until Friday, October 13
 
 

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FALLS VILLAGE: “Art Exhibit” 8/25 to 9/22/17

The David M. Hunt Library will present an art exhibit entitled “Altars, Amulets, and Shrines.” The exhibit will run from Friday August 25 to Friday September 22 with an opening reception on the August 25 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. For more information, please visit huntlibrary.org.

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THOMASTON – BEER AND WINE TASTING:
An evening of wine and beer tasting will take place on Friday, October 13 to benefit the restoration of the historic Thomaston Opera House.  There will be a silent auction, raffle prizes, an art display and live music.  For more information, landmarkcommunitytheater.org
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GOSHEN:  Northwestern CT Dog Club Sat 9/23 & Sun 9/24

Northwestern CT Dog Club is holding two days of AKC championship dog shows, obedience and rally trials this Saturday and Sunday, 8-4 at the Goshen Fairgrounds. There will be food vendors and doggy vendors on site plus over 750 dogs each day. There is a nominal admission charge to benefit their scholarship fund. Please bring a chair if you would like to sit ringside and watch the action.

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LITCHFIELD: “Book Talk” 9/24/17

The Litchfield Historical Society will hold a book talk on the new biography of the Livingston Ripley, Waterfowl Conservancy’s founder. The reception will be held on Sunday September 24 at 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

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LITCHFIELD: “Family Nature Day” 9/23/17

The White Memorial Conservation Center will hold their Family Nature Day on Saturday September 23 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information, please visit whitememorialcc.org.

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TORRINGTON: “Family Fall Fest” 9/23/17

Community Systems of Torrington will hold its Family Fall Fest on Saturday September 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 295 Alvord Park Rd. For more information, please visit csi-ct.org.

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TORRINGTON: “Concert” 9/21/17

The band Water2Wine will perform on Thursday September 21 at 4:00 pm at Joseph’s House, 116 Water St. For more information, please call 860-618-5516.
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TORRINGTON: “House Tour” 9/23/17

The Torrington Historical Society and the Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation will hold a local house tour on Saturday September 23 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm with a preview party on Friday September 22 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. For more information, please visit TorringtonHouseTour.org

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