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LITCHFIELD COMMUNITY CENTER / 421 BANTAM ROAD, LITCHFIELD
PH: 860- 567-8302 www.the communitycenter.org
 
Schedule Week of June 24, 2019
 
MONDAY: JUNE 24
9:00 DAYTRIP TO WEBS “AMERICA’S YARN STORE” & CRACKER BARREL
9:00 YOGA FOR FITNESS & MINDFULNESS
10:00 OIL PAINTING CLASS
10:30 FIBROMYALGIA, LYME & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME SUPPORT GROUP
10:30 STITCH & CHAT
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:00 MONDAY MOVIE “IF BEALE STREET COULD TALKE” Rated R
 
TUESDAY: JUNE 25
9:30 COMMUNITY ARTISTS GROUP
9:30 CONNECTIN WITH BALANCE CLASS
9:30 DANCE EXERCISE
9:30 THIMBLE ISLAND TRIP
10:00 DUPLICATE BRIDGE
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:15 BINGO
2:15 BEND & STRETCH CLASS
6:30 HOW CAMPAIGNING WORKS
7:00 SCULPT & TONE
 
WEDNESDAY: JUNE 26
9:00 YOGA FOR FITNESS & MINDFULNESS
10:30 TAI CHI
11:15 TABLE TENNIS
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
3:00 DROP-IN BEGINNER BRIDGE
5:30 FAMILY DINNER
 
THURSDAY: JUNE 27
9:00 DANCE EXERCISE
9:30 THIMBLE ISLAND TRIP
9:30 BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK
10:45 Wii/TT
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:00 DRAWING CLASS
5:30 GONG MEDITATION
7:00 SCULPT & TONE
 
FRIDAY: JUNE 28
9:30 GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP
10:30 CHAIR YOGA
11:30 MAHJONGG
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:15 WATERCOLOR CLASS
 
 
Schedule Week of July 1, 2019
 
 
MONDAY: JULY 1
9:00 YOGA FOR FITNESS & MINDFULNESS
10:15 INSIGHT MEDITATION
10:30 STITCH & CHAT
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:00 MONDAY MOVIE “SECOND ACT” Rated PG13
7:00 AUDUBON SOCIETY OPEN MEETING
 
TUESDAY: JULY 2
9:30 COMMUNITY ARTISTS GROUP
9:30 DANCE EXERCISE
10:00 DUPLICATE BRIDGE
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
1:15 BINGO
2:15 BEND & STRETCH
7:00 SCULPT & TONE
 
WEDNESDAY: JULY 3
9:00 YOGA FOR FITNESS & MINDFULNESS
10:30 TAI CHI
11:15 TABLE TENNIS
12:00 DAILY SENIOR LUNCH
12:30 QUILTS THAT CARE
3:00 DROP-IN BEGINNER BRIDGE
 
THURSDAY: JULY 4
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
 
FRIDAY: JULY 5
CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
 

 
 
 White Memorial Conservation Center calendar of events
 
June 2019
 
June 1
Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day! Geology Walk Through Five Ponds with Tom Alena
Geologist and meteorologist Tom Alena knows a thing or two about rocks! Join Tom on this beautiful hike through one of White Memorial’s richest geological arenas. Tom will explain the glacial event that occurred thousands of years ago in laymen’s terms revealing the stories of white quartz, garnets, mica schist, and that incredible boulder field that define this very special area. Wear sturdy boots. Rain or shine! 10:00 A.M., Meet at the trailhead at the intersection of RTs. 63 and 61 in Morris, just south of the Litchfield town line (2.5 miles south of the Litchfield Green), FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 1
Celebrate Connecticut Trails Day! Amphibian Amble with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow on a jaunt to find those sleek and slimy creatures we call amphibians. We’ll look under rocks and boards and visit a pond armed with dip nets in order to reveal as many frogs, toads, and salamanders as we can. After identifying and marveling at these cool critters, all amphibians will be safely returned to their hiding spots. Wear long pants and shoes that you don’t mind getting muddy! Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room for a brief introduction on our native amphibian species before we head out on the property. 2:30 – 4: 30 p.m. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 5
Yoga in the Garden
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
 
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
 
 
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road. 
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
 
June 6
Nature’s Nursery Series
Join us on four Thursdays from May-August (May 2, June 6, June 27, August 22) for an hour-long program designed just for children 3-6 years old. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your young nature lovers out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program. Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. 4-5 p.m. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit www.whitememorialcc.org.
Members: $8/child per session or $25/whole series, Non-Members: $12/child per session or $45/whole series
 
June 8
Connecticut Open House Day!
On Saturday June 8, please join us in celebrating the 15th year of Connecticut Open House Day!  Enjoy free admission to the Nature Museum all day!
 
 Join the hundreds of statewide tourism businesses from historical sites to museums, art galleries to attractions, as they roll out their welcome mats inviting Connecticut residents to enjoy great deals such as:
Free admission at 90+ attractions
Free tours at 45+ properties
Special offers and giveaways at 115+ businesses
 
For more information: http://www.ctvisit.com/
 
 
June 8
A Stroll to Little Pond with Marlow Shami
Join Marlow for a walk around Little Pond before the crowds descend! Wander the boardwalk in search of industrious beavers, majestic Bald Eagles, a variety of ducks, and a host of other plants and animals that make Little Pond our most popular hike! 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 9
Litchfield Hills Road Race
MUSEUM CLOSED
 
June 11
Monthly Bird Walk Series with Kristi Dranginis
Join birder Kristi Dranginis on the second Tuesday of each month for a golden opportunity to explore the rich and varied habitats of White Memorial while learning how to identify birds on an educational walk. Kristi is the founder of Bird Mentor: www.BirdMentor.com
 
 
 
In the words of Kristi, “If you are looking for a walk where the leader gives you all of the answers, this is probably not for you. If, on the other hand, you are ready to learn how to distinguish and deeply connect with what you are seeing and hearing, then please join us!”  
 
The walks will average about 2 hours, but feel free to head out whenever you need to. Open to all experience levels. Dress for the weather! Will take place rain or shine! 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. FREEDonations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 12
Yoga in the Garden
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
 
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
 
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road. 
 
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
 
June 15
Dawn Chorus with Fran Zygmont
The dawn chorus occurs when birds sing at the start of a new day. In a given location, it is common for different species to do their dawn singing at different times. Of course...in order to experience this incredible performance you must be up before the birds! Join The Bird Whisperer, Fran Zygmont as he and early bird Gerri Griswold take you to some favorite birding haunts just before the crack o’ dawn. Breakfast at Patty’s afterwards! 4:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Please pre-register for this program by calling 860-567-0857 or register online www.whitememorialcc.org. Members: FREE, Non-members: $5.00
 
June 19
Yoga in the Garden
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
 
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
 
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road. 
 
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
 
June 22
A Springtime Walk through Catlin Woods with Carly Allen Borken
Prick up your ears for a variety of warblers, thrushes, chickadees, titmice, gray tree frogs, and more! A treasure trove of natural wonders awaits us as we wander through this beautiful old growth forest. 10:00 a.m., Meet in front of the A. B. Ceder Room. Wear sturdy, waterproof shoes and dress for the weather (and mosquitoes)! FREE…donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 26
Yoga in the Garden
In the garden behind the White Memorial museum, we will practice gentle, Vinyasa yoga as we listen to the birds, feel the morning breezes, and celebrate the warmth of the summer sun. Class will be followed by a brief guided meditation for those who would like to participate. This is an all levels, all ages program and requires no prior yoga or meditation experience! Recent studies have shown the benefits of yoga, which include stress reduction, improvement in strength, flexibility, and balance.
 
Please bring a mat and water (and sunscreen/bug repellant if desired). 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The full series of 12 classes is $110 or each class individually is $10. Come to one session, several, or all!! A portion of these proceeds will go to the White Memorial Conservation Center. For information, please call 860-309-9489.
 
Rainy days will be held at the Evolving Center in Winsted, 177 Danbury Quarter Road. 
 
Judith Ehrman-Shapiro, MA, BC-DMT, NCC, RYT is a Board-Certified movement therapist, nationally certified counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. She is a 29-year employee of Waterbury Hospital, and operates the Evolving Center, a private practice, in Winsted.
 
June 28
STAR PARTY!
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting; there will be star gazing after the program. 8:00 p.m.,    A. B. Ceder Room. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars. FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray the Conservation Center’s programming expenses.
 
June 29 – July 5
Museum Children Free Week
In memory of Louise W. Willson. Free admission to children ages twelve and under when accompanied by an adult.
 
June 29
Twilight for Ash Trees: Shadow on Craft and Culture with David K. Leff
Called “one of the greatest gifts with which nature has endowed man … over the course of human history,” ash trees are rapidly disappearing from our roadsides and forests. Discover why they are dying and why the loss will likely have a larger impact on culture than ecology. Join award-winning author and former Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner David K. Leff for a slide-illustrated talk that will take you from forests to the workshops of craftsmen who fashion everything from snowshoes to museum-worthy baskets commanding tens of thousands of dollars.  Explore the deep connection between nature and culture! 6:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room, Dinner is included. Please BYOB and your own place setting. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 860-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org. $35.00 for both Members and Non-Members.
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
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