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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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5K RUN                   5/3

 The Nortwest Y invites you to enjoy a wonderful 5K run through the beautiful property that is also home to Norbrook Farm! The run has a little of everything, taking runners along the pristine trails of the property and, yes, you guessed it, finishing at the brewery itself. It’s a beautiful way to spend a spring morning.

The run will take place Saturday, May 4th at 11 am.

The Run is the first race in Northwest CT YMCA’s Grand Prix Race Series. All money raised during the series goes to support financial assistance so that everyone has a chance to learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

Information at NWCTY.org

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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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FD PANCAKE BREAKFAST                    4/28

THE DRAKEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST, SUNDAY APRIL 28 FROM 8AM-NOON AT THE FIREHOUSE….1349 MARSHALL LAKE ROAD IN TORRINGTON.

AN ALL YOU CAN EAT PACNCAKE, FRENCH TOAST, SAUSAGE AND FRUSIT SALAD WILL BE SERVED TO YOU BY DRAKVILLE’S VOLUNTEERS. JUICE, COFFEE AND HOT WATER FOR TEA WILL BE AVAILABLE. AND DON’T FORGET THE RAFFLE.

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE DRAKEVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT’S GENERAL FUND. TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EVENT OR THE DEPARTMENT VISIT THEM ON FACEBOOK!

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QUILT & NEEDLE ART SHOW              4/27

The Winchester Center Congregational Church, 1 West Road, Rt 263 in Winchester Center is holding a Quilt and Needle Art Show,  Saturday, April 27th from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, April 28th from 12:00- 5:00.

Featuring Quilts of Valor display , Vendors, Demonstrations and a Soup and Sandwich café.

Learn more at: winchestercentercongchurch.org

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DAR TEA FUNDRAISER                       4/27

The Torrington-Winsted Brooks-Green Woods Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a Spring Tea fundraising event from 2 to 4 PM, on Saturday, April 27th.

The Tea will be held at Indian Meadow Estate, Knights of Columbus Hall, 122 Marshall St, Winsted, CT.

The event is open to the public. For entertainment, Monica Peterson will present “Tales of New England; historical stories of bravery, foolishness, love, and a touch of the supernatural.”

Ticket information at: 860-379-4643

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KIDS PLAY MUSEUM            4/19

Torrington’s Kidsplay Museum invites you to

Spring Break Unplugged, April 8th through the 19th.  Break up the boredom (and screen time), join us for play, exploration, and discovery during Spring Break.

On April 8th & 15th it’s Cookin’ @ KP. Cooking classes all day, divided by age group. Pre-registration strongly recommended.

April 9th & 16th: Imagination Creation, exploring fairies, dragons, and mythical creatures.

April 10 & 17: Ooey Gooey Day. Featuring slime time, sculpting, and finger paint Xtreme.

April 11 & 18: Building Big. Between a box city and small STEM building challenges all day, what can your child create?

Learn more at: kidsplaymuseum.org

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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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COUNTRY DANCE          4/14

The American Folk Musicians Association presents a Country Western dance featuring Norm and the Tune Dusters, Sunday, April 14th from 2 to 5pm at the Northfield Fire House, 12 Knifeshop Rd, Northfield.

Information at 203-586-1177

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COLLECTION                 5/4

Attention Harwinton Residents. Used oil/antifreeze, Electronics, Scrap Metal and Bulky Waste will be collected Saturday, May 4th from 8 am to 12 noon at the Harwinton Town Garage. The garage is located on Locust Road in Harwinton.

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COMMUNITY SHRED IT EVENT   5/18

Attention Harwinton Residents. A Community Paper Shred-It Event will take place from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, May 18th at the Town Hall Complex. The complex is located at 100 Bentley Dr. in Harwinton.

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OIL/ANTIFREEZ COLLECTION    6/1

Attention Harwinton Residents. Used oil and antifreeze will be collected on Saturday, June 1 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   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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TAG SALE/BOTTLE DRIVE      4/27

The Project Graduation Tag Sale and Bottle Drive will take place at the Harwinton Fairgrounds, Saturday, April 27th. The fairgrounds are located on Locust Road in Harwinton.

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5K RACE            5/11

Harwinton’s 12th Annual 5k Road Race will take place at the Town Hall Complex, Saturday, May 11th.  This event includes a 5k run, walk, Kids One Mile Fun Run and Kids Sprint. The town hall complex is located at 100 Bentley Dr. in Harwinton.

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CONNECTICUT LORE          4/14

 The Harwinton Historical Society invites you to Connecticut Lore –  Strange, Off-Kilter and Full of Surprises with author Zachery Lamothe.  Sunday, April 14th at 2pm at the Harwinton Library.

Information at harwintonpl.org

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WALK A MILE EVENT          5/19

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march where men and boys lead the way to end sexual and domestic violence.

The walk gives partners the opportunity to get their communities talking about a difficult subject while increasing awareness of the problem, offering opportunities for healing and demonstrating men’s willingness to walk with women and children as allies, advocates and survivors.

Sunday, May 19th at 9am in the Center of Litchfield.

Register at sbaproject.org

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WHEELS & HEELS RACE        6/1

The 6th annual Wheels and Heels 5k and 10k Road Race in memory of Jamie Kirchner will take place Saturday, June 1st at 1pm at Valley Road in Harwinton.

Wheelchairs welcome. There will be a free 1/2 mile Fun Run for kids.

Register at wheelsandheels5k.com

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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL        6/22

The Lions Club of Harwinton and the Harwinton Agricultural Society present The 3rd Annual Harwinton Food Truck Festival,

Saturday, June 22nd.  Food trucks, craft beer and wine tasting, music, kids activities, local vendors and more all at the Harwinton Fairgrounds.

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POETRY JAM             4/14

The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury invites you to their 4th annual Poetry Jam, Sunday, April 14th at 4pm.

Learn more at scovillelibrary.org

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED         4/10

Little Britches Therapeutic Riding in Roxbury is seeking volunteers to assist with their spring program running April 22nd through June 15th.  They’ll provide training.

Learn more at 860-350-5050.

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COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT     4/13

Winsted’s Steam Vent Coffee House continues its 2019 Spring Season on Saturday, April 13 from 6-10 PM at First Church of Winsted, 95 N. Main Street in Winsted.

Featured performers include: Adelaide Punkin, Jim Palermo & Tom Hanford, Eric Paradine, Silk-n-Steel (Con & Patti), Tom & Gordie Cooke and Joel Blumert.

April 13th is Chinese Night in the Cafe…serving light dinners from 6-8pm

Learn more at: firstchurchofwinsted.org

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PROBATE LECTURE          4/19

Do you have questions about the probate process in Connecticut?

Are you thinking about “getting your affairs in order” soon?

Find answers to these and other questions at an informal information session at the Colebrook Community Center, Thursday, April 19th at Noon.

Their guest speaker will be Judge Michael Magistrali, Sitting Judge for the

Torrington Area Probate District.

Reservations at:860-738-9521.

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MAKE MUSIC DAY REGISTRATION        6/1

Make Music Day returns to the Northwest Corner on Friday, June 21st.

Registration is now open for venues and musicians

at makemusicday.org/nwct

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FIVE POINTS GALLERY          4/26

Torrington’s Five Points Gallery present Inside Out, feature the work by Mik Akashi, Lisa Brody, Anthony Carr, Jodi Collela,  Kate Gordon, Elizabeth Knowles, Barbara Marks, Mark Roemisch, and Mark Williams through April 27th.

The TDP Gallery will feature A Doll’s House by Tracy Collamore.

Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday from 1 to 5pm and by appointment.

Learn more at fivepointsgallery.org

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CT ARCHITECTURE TALK      4/19

Author Chris Wigren will present and discuss his recent publication, Connecticut Architecture: stories of 100 places at the Torrington Historical Society, Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30pm.

Wigren has spent a great deal of time researching the rich variety of architecture found throughout our state including its colonial churches, modernist houses, refurbished factories and more recent structures.

Register at torringtonhistorical@snet.net.

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AUDUBON KIDS SESSIONS    4/16

Audubon Sharon will be offering Spring Break Sessions for kids in first through fifth grade on April 16, 17 and 18 at the Sharon Audubon Center, located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT.

Students will participate in various nature activities and explorations each day. Sessions run from 10:00am until 3:00pm and pre-registration is required because space is limited.

Learn more at:  (860) 364-0520 x115

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BLOOD DRIVE               4/17

Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Wednesday, April 17th from 1 to 6pm at the Winsted Area Ambulance Association, 655 Main Street, Winsted.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE            4/20

 Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Saturday, April 20th from 8am to 1pm at St. Peter Church, 109 East Main St., Torrington.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE            4/22

Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Monday, April 22nd from 9am to 2pm at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place East/Route 8, Winsted.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE        4/24

 Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Wednesday, April 24th from 1 to 6pm at Immaculate Conception Church, 4 North St. /Rt 44, Norfolk.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE         4/29

 Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Monday, April 29th from 7:30am to 1pm at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE               4/30

 Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Tuesday, April 30th from 7:30am to 12:30 pm at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

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BLOOD DRIVE         5/4

Blood is urgently needed.  Give the gift of life at the blood drive Saturday, May 4TH from 8:30am to 1:30pm at the Friendship Baptist Church, 441 Torrington Road, Litchfield.

Learn more at redcrossblood.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANCAKE BREAKFAST                KILL 3/24

 

 

 

Boy Scout Troup 22 invites you to their pancake breakfast, Sunday, March 24th from 7:30 to 10:30 am at the North Canaan VFW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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