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Fall Family Hike
with Carrie Szwed
Saturday, October 21 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Fall is a wonderful time to explore and appreciate natural wonders. Join Education Director Carrie Szwed for a 1½ mile jaunt around the Lake/Butternut Brook Trails as we look and listen for signs of fall. This trail is mostly flat, but due to roots and rocks, it is not stroller friendly.
10 a.m. Meet in front of the A.B. Ceder Room
(the lower level of the Museum).
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

 
CJR Farm Market to Open
for Upcoming October Weekends
The Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) will open its Farm Market for two remaining October weekends. Market hours will be 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday, October 21 and 22 and October 28 and 29, respectively.  The public is invited to stop by and buy a jack-o-lantern or enjoy a cup of cider.

Photo Credit: Kyle Venditt

A variety of items produced and farmed by students in the Junior Republic's Vocational Education Program will be available, including pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, chrysanthemums, and a large variety of gourds and squashes for decorative and culinary purposes.  Red potatoes and garlic - all from the CJR Farm - will also be sold.  Other featured items include cookies, breads, pumpkin and apple pies, and other baked goods produced by CJR's culinary arts classes, as well as maple syrup, produced in collaboration with Brook View Sugar House.  Additional products will include Adirondack chairs crafted by the wood technology class and note cards created and printed by CJR students in the graphics arts class. The Farm Market telephone number is (860) 567-9423, ext. 217, for use during the hours listed above.  It is recommended that prospective shoppers call ahead to be sure the Market is open on the last weekend in October.  
 
 
Friends of Topsmead
Sunday October 22 ~ 1:00 pm
Topsmead State Forest
46 Chase Road, Litchfield
Are you a Future Friend of Topsmead?
Interested volunteers are invited to discuss forming a Friends Group to support Topsmead State Forest. Join us at 1 PM in the parking lot for a walking tour of the property, followed by a meeting and refreshments on Sunday October 22, 2017, at Topsmead State Forest, 46 Chase Road, Litchfield CT.   

People with one, some or none of the following skills are encouraged to attend to see how your talents can help preserve this special place for generations to come!  We're looking for: organizational, business, law, banking, finance, accounting, marketing, public relations, fund raising, negotiating, writing, social media, artistic, historical interpretation skills, plus special skills and talents that include trail work, stone wall rebuilding, gardening, clock repair, carpentry and masonry.  Please RSVP or send inquiries to Jenny Riggs at: riggsja@comcast.net
 
 
Litchfield XC Challenge
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Saturday, October 21 ~ 9am
 
Morris Flea Market
Saturday, October 21 ~ 9am-1pm
Morris Senior Center
 
Semi-annual Tag Sale
Saturday, October 21 ~ 9am-4pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
 
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Run by the Harwinton EMS
Sponsored by the Goshen Recreation Dept.
Saturday, October 21 ~ 9am-3pm
Camp Coch, Goshen
 
Fall Family Hike
with Carrie Szwed
Saturday, October 21 ~ 10am
White Memorial Conservation Center
 
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, October 21 ~ 10am-1pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
What is Wild?
Scottish Naturalist and Biologist Bernie Lundie
Saturday, October 21 ~ 2pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
 
Ziti Benefit Dinner
for Norman DeAngelis of Goshen
Saturday, October 21 ~ 4-7pm
St. Thomas of Villanova
71 North Street, Goshen
 
Benefit Dinner for Puerto Rico
Saturday, October 21 ~ 4:30-7pm
Warren Congregational Church
Corner of Routes 45 & 341
 
Flashlight Corn Maze
Litchfield High School Class of 2019
Saturday, October 21 ~ 6-8:30pm
Bunnell Farm, Litchfield
 
Goshen Players Presents
Doubt: A Parable
Saturday, October 21 ~ 8pm
Old Goshen Town Hall
Rt. 4 & Rt. 63 Intersection
 
 
Semi-annual Tag Sale
Sunday, October 22 ~ 11:30am-2pm
Lourdes in Litchfield
 
Outing Club
Sunday, October 22 ~ 12pm
Talcott Mountain State Park
 
Friends of Topsmead
Sunday, October 22 ~ 1pm
Topsmead State Forest
 
Warren Historical Society
Annual Meeting
Sunday, October 22 ~ 2pm
Warren Community Center
 
Pumpkin Carving
Sunday, October 22 ~ 3-5pm
Goshen Church of Christ Cong.
 
Goshen Players Presents
Doubt: A Parable
Sunday, October 22 ~ 3pm
Old Goshen Town Hall
Rt. 4 & Rt. 63 Intersection
 
Healing Benefits of Sound
Live, Learn, Lunch
Monday, October 23 ~ 11am-12pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Monday, October 23 ~ 7-8:30pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
Thin Lines: A Vineyard Journey
with Author John Pryor Fulkerson
Tuesday, October 24 ~ 7-8pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
 
Fiction Book Club
Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Tuesday, October 24 ~ 7-8pm
Morris Public Library
 
Mindfulness Workshop
Tuesday, October 24 ~ 7--8:30pm
LIS Library
 
New York City Day Trip
Wednesday, October 25 ~ 8am-8pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
Meet the Candidates Night
Litchfield Democratic Town Committee
Wednesday, October 25 ~ 6-9pm
La Cupola's Restaurant
637 Bantam Road, Litchfield
 
Light: Its Mysteries & Hidden Secrets
with Joe Dougherty
Wednesday, October 25 ~ 7-8pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
 
CJR Campus Tour
Thursday, October 26 ~ 10am
Connecticut Junior Republic(CJR)
Thursdays, Oct. 26, Nov. 30, and Dec. 21
 
Star Party
Friday, October 27 ~ 7pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
 
Fright Night!
LHS Costume Jailbreak Tournament
Sponsored by STPC
Friday, October 27 ~ 7pm
Litchfield High School
 
Goshen Players Presents
Doubt: A Parable
Friday, October 27 ~ 8pm
Old Goshen Town Hall
Rt. 4 & Rt. 63 Intersection
 
Adult First Aid
CPR/AED Certification
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Camp Coch, Goshen
 
Marvels of the Heart:
Ghazali and Islamic Spirituality
Saturday, October 28~ 9:30am-3pm
Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center
 
Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Indoor Market
Saturday, October 28 ~ 10am-1pm
Litchfield Community Center
 
Family Halloween Party
(Ages 3–8)
Saturday, October 28 ~ 10:30-11:30am
Oliver Wolcott Library
 
Spying on the Wildlife in Your Backyard
Saturday, October 28 ~ 1-3pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
 
Hallloween on the Hill
Warren Parks and Recreation
Saturday, October 28 ~ 4:30pm
Warren Community Center
 
Goshen Players Presents
Doubt: A Parable
Saturday, October 28 ~ 8pm
Old Goshen Town Hall
Rt. 4 & Rt. 63 Intersection