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  • The Torrington Library encourages you to get outside and enjoy the fresh air at a CT Sate Park!
    Whether you are looking for a rigorous outdoor activity, a leisurely stroll or a peek into history,
    Connecticut’s parks and forests have something to offer you year round. With 139 state parks and forests
    statewide, you’re sure to find one close to home or just a short trip away.
  • Torrington’s Kidsplay Museum suggests that you start a bear hunt in your neighborhood.
    Pick your favorite toy bear and place it in a window facing the street.
    Combine fun, exercise and story time for a great family and neighborhood activity!
    Kidsplay invites you to send your  your photos of “window teddy
    bears” or the fun you are having spotting bears in your
    neighborhood to memories@kidsplaymuseum.org.
  • You can explore the magic of Mark Twain’s house from the comfort and safety of your own home with a virtual
    tour courtesy of the Torrington Library.  Information at torringtonlibrary.org.
    And when the world is open for business again, please consider borrowing the Library’s Attraction Pass
    to the Mark Twain House and taking an in-person tour!

 

  • The Oliver Wolcott Library is offering tech help. They can assist  with Overdrive or the Libby App.
    You’ll find instructions on the owlibrary.org web page.  Or you can email owlibrary@owlibrary.org for
    additional help.

BLOOD DRIVE       5/11

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that we do not have another healthcare crisis on top of the pandemic is to give blood. It’s easy and is completely safe. There is currently a severe blood shortage which could impact patients who depend on lifesaving blood to survive.

Give the gift of life at the red cross blood drive taking place  Monday, May 11th from 1 to 6pm at Torrington Elks, 70 Litchfield Street.

Learn more or make an appointment at redcrossblood.org

 

BLOOD DRIVE            5/12

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that we do not have another healthcare crisis on top of the pandemic is to give blood. It’s easy and is completely safe. There is currently a severe blood shortage which could impact patients who depend on lifesaving blood to survive.

You can give the gift of life at the blood drive taking place  Tuesday, May 12th from 1:30 to 6:30pm at South End Volunteer Fire, 20 Antolini Road in New Hartford.

Learn more or make an appointment at redcrossblood.org

 

BLOOD DRIVE     5/15

One of the most important things you can do to ensure that we do not have another healthcare crisis on top of the pandemic is to give blood. It’s easy and is completely safe. There is currently a severe blood shortage which could impact patients who depend on lifesaving blood to survive.

You can give the gift of life at the blood drive taking place Friday, May 15th from 1:30 top 6:30pm at the Burlington Town Hall,  200 Spielman Highway.

Learn more or make an appointment at redcrossblood.org

 

DRIVING AWAY HUNGER       5/13

Community Health and Wellness invites you to their “Driving Away Hunger” event. Drive through or walk to their parking lot their parking lot at 469 Migeon Ave between 3 and 4pm on Wednesday, May 13th to receive a bag of nonperishable food items  on a first come/first serve basis.

 

FISHING DERBY CANCELLED  5/30

The Winsted Elks have announced the cancellation of their annual fishing derby.  This is the first year they have missed in almost 70 years and they are exploring the possibility of holding it this fall.

 

SUSAN B ANTHONY FUNDRAISER           5/16

Susan B. Anthony Project’s 3rd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser will be a virtual event this year, happening May 11 – 31, 2020.  Originally scheduled to take place on May 17 on the Green in Litchfield, and subsequently postponed, the Walk has been moved to a virtual platform due to health concerns around the current COVID-19 pandemic.

You can register for the walk at sbaproject.org/walkamile and participants are encouraged to register by May 16.  The official Walk Kick-Off and Opening Ceremony will take place on May 17, and will be followed by fundraising activities and challenges, culminating with a Finish Line Ceremony on May 31.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men’s march where men and boys lead the way on the road to end sexual and domestic violence by literally walking a mile in women’s high heeled shoes.  Learn more at walkamileinhershoes.org.

 

ECAD FUND DRIVE            5/30

ECAD, a local organization that places service dogs with individuals in need, is in need of your financial support.

They have fixed costs that have to be met including the care and feeding of the forty or so dogs that they have in the learning stages.   You can make a donation at ecad1.org/crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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