Litchfield News






Litchfield Community Center Summer Fest ~ July 15, 2017
Litchfield Jazz Festival ~ Aug. 5 & 6, 2017
Litchfield Land Trust Fall Sunset Party ~ Sept. 29, 2017
Festival of Trees ~ Nov. 25, 2017
Rt. 202 Road Closure in Bantam
Friday, July 7 (6pm) until Monday, July 10 (5am)
Bantam Road (State Route 202) will be closed both ways to traffic for the installation of a culvert project in Bantam in the vicinity of the Quiet Zone. This road closure will take place from 6:00 p.m. on Friday, July 7, 2017 through 5:00 a.m. on Monday, July 10, 2017. Detours will be designated by the State of Connecticut. ~ Office of the Litchfield First Selectman
Whites Woods Road bridge closure in Litchfield
June 15 until November 30, 2017
Please be advised that from June 15, 2017 until November 30, 2017, the Whites Woods Road bridge will be closed for replacement. The detour is at Whites Woods Road and Bissell Road to the north and Whites Woods Road and Webster Road to the south. ~ Litchfield Public Works Dept.
Early Bird Café
Thursday, June 29 ~ 10:30am
 Tuesdays & Thursdays ~ June 27-Aug. 10
Oliver Wolcott Library
Preschool Storytime
2-5 year olds
Thursday, June 29 ~ 11am
Thursdays, June 29-Aug. 10
Oliver Wolcott Library
Mary Poppins Lunch Bunch Club
For children entering grades K-4
Thursday, June 29 ~ 12-1pm
Thursdays, June 29-Aug. 10
Oliver Wolcott Library
Ceremony Honoring Oliver Wolcott, Sr.
and Col. Benjamin Tallmadge
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 12:00 Noon
East Cemetery, Litchfield
A tribute honoring Oliver Wolcott, Sr. and Col. Benjamin Tallmadge will be conducted by the Mary Floyd Tallmadge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Gov. Oliver Wolcott Sr. Branch of the Sons of the American Revolution at the East Cemetery in Litchfield beginning at 12:00 Noon on July 4.
Cannon Salute to the 13 Original Colonies
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 1:30 p.m.
Litchfield Green
The First Litchfield Artillery Regiment will fire its cannons 13 times on the Green in honor of the original 13 colonies followed by the ringing of church bells at 2:00 p.m.
Annual Pet Parade and
Turn-of-the-Century Fest
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Litchfield Historical Society
Celebrate Independence Day with the Litchfield Historical Society's annual Pet Parade and Turn-of-the-Century Festival on Tuesday, July 4th from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Community members, with or without pets, are invited to participate.
Pets should arrive no earlier than 2:15 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.  
Registration begins at 2:15 p.m.
and the celebration kicks off at 2:30 p.m.
To register, call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,

Dawn Chorus
with Fran Zygmont
Saturday, July 1 ~ 4am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Veteran of the Month Ceremony
Bantam American Legion Post #44
Saturday, July 1 ~ 10am
All Wars Memorial, Bantam
Explore Our New &
Improved Interpretative Trail
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, July 1 ~ 10am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Litchfield Walking Tour
Revolutionary Litchfield
Saturday, July 1 ~ 10am
Litchfield History Museum
Goshen Farmers' Market
Saturday, July 1 ~ 10am-1pm
Miranda Vineyard, Goshen
Art Show Opening and Reception
The Landscapes of Ella Crampton Knox
Saturday, July 1 ~ 4-6pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Goshen Summer Day Camp
Monday, July 3, 2017
(Session 1 - Monday–Friday)
Pre-K & K:9am-12pm
Gr. 1-6:9am -3pm
(No camp on July 4)
Camp Cochipianee, Goshen
LRWC Summer Camp
Monday, July 3 ~ 9am-3pm
(Budding Biologists - Monday–Friday)
(No camp on July 4)
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Independence Day
Ceremony Honoring Oliver Wolcott
and Col. Benjamin Tallmadge
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 12pm
East Cemetery, Litchfield
Cannon Salute to the 13 Original Colonies
First Litchfield Artillery Regiment
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 1:30pm
Litchfield Green
Annual Pet Parade and
Turn-of-the-Century Fest
Tuesday, July 4 ~ 2:30-4:30pm
Litchfield Historical Society
Litchfield Summer Concert
"Eran Troy Danner"
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Wednesday, July 5 ~ 7pm
Litchfield Green
Goshen Garden Club
Luncheon & Meeting
Thursday, July 6 ~ 12pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
Nature's Nursery Series
(Ages 3-6)
Thursday, July 6 ~ 4-5pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Art Reception
Liliana Kleid: “Azul” ~ Mixed Media
Thursday, July 6 ~ 5-7pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Experiences of Emerging Church
Breathing Under Water:
Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
Saturday, July 8 ~ 10am-12pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
Super Sonics
(Ages 5-12 with Matthew Cantello)
Saturday, July 8 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Full Buck Moon Walk
to Apple Hill and Cat Swamp
with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, July 8~ 8pm
White Memorial Conservation Center