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“Transformation at ANY Age!” with Dr. Lori Monaco, at the Morris Public Library, Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. (snow date – February 6)
Dr. Lori Monaco, a transformational speaker and coach, will offer a presentation “Transformation at ANY Age” at the Morris Public Library (4 North Street, Morris, CT), on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 6:30 pm (snow date February 6).
Dr. Monaco encourages you to imagine yourself achieving greatness, creating an abundant life, being the person you always knew you can be. According to the speaker, achieving greatness, abundance is not age restricted.  It is never too late to become the person you were meant to be. This course is meant for everyone.
Monaco maintains her full-time practice as she continues lecturing at health and wellness venues.  Her recent education studies focus on neuroscience, quantum theory and human behavior.
Dr. Monaco believes in the awesomeness of the human race, the power of the human potential, that we are all connected, that it’s up to us to save ourselves and this planet and that it starts now. Registration for this FREE event: 860-567-7440. The presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Morris Public Library.
“Take Your Child to the Library Day”, at the Morris Public Library, February 5, 2019
The Morris Public Library will be celebrating the National Take Your Child to the Library Day on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  We will offer a Story and Music Time event, ages 0-4 (10 AM), library day book displays, and drop-in craft activities. Stop by at the Library to borrow a new book, enjoy a story, complete a craft in the children’s area and celebrate with the librarians. Every child will receive a prize! More information: 860-567-7440 or
Mystery Book Club at the Morris Public Library, Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm
The Mystery Book Club will meet at the Morris Public Library on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm and discuss “Dog Eat Dog” by Laurien Berenson.
The novel welcomes the readers to an elite Connecticut kennel club where shocking secrets gnaw at the best of the breed and competition has a sharp--and deadly--bite.  The protagonist’s (Melanie Travis) entrée into the exclusive Belle Haven Kennel Club has been met with a grisly murder. Unfortunately, the only witnesses to the crime were the victim's startled pair of Beagles. To register with the Library and reserve a copy of the book: 860-567-7440
Morris Senior Center
109-21 East Street
Morris, CT   06763
Phone: 860-567-7437
Movie Matinee Fridays – Second and Fourth Friday of each month; 1:00 pm; FREE. January 11 – Mama Mia! Here We Go Again, PG-13. January 25 – A Simple Favor, R. February 8 – Hearts Beat Loud, PG-13. February 22 – Colette, R. Movie Matinees held at the Morris Senior Center.
Cake Walk – Tuesday, January 29; 12:00 pm; FREE with your treat! Bring your home baked treat and get ready to play a fun game with your treats as the prizes! We’ll enjoy a lite lunch prior to our Cake Walk, compliments of the Morris Senior Center.
University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball Game Watch Party! – Thursday, January 31; 6:30 pm; FREE. Join a bunch of your like-minded Lady Husky fans and watch the women take on the UCF Knights on our 60 ‘ flat screen television. Pizza, snacks, beverages, raffles and more! Event held at the Morris Senior Center
Make Your Own Valentine – Wednesday, February 6; 10:30 am – 12:00 pm; FREE. Stop in and create your own Valentine for someone you love or to send to one of our homebound Seniors. Event held at the Morris Senior Center.
Lunch & Learn – Tuesday, February 19, 12:00 pm, FREE! This month’s Lunch & Learn topic: AARP’s Living Longer, Living Smarter program. This interactive session offers a look at how to prepare for your future so you can live your best life the way you choose. This is a BROWN BAG lunch event; beverage and dessert provided. Registration required by contacting the Morris Senior Center at 860-567-7437.
Potluck & Trivia – Tuesday, February 26; 12:00 pm; favorite dish or $5.00. Join us and guess what’s for dinner and what the answer is to your trivia question! A friendly competition with your neighbors complete with prizes, of course!
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations – Thursday, March 14, 2019; 12:00 pm; Warren Congregational Church. Join us to celebrate the Irish in you, with us! We’ll dine on a catered lunch; enjoy wonderful Irish-themed entertainment, raffles, surprises and more! Tickets are $15.00 pp and may be purchased at the Morris Senior Center.                              
Women & Girls Fund Accepting Grant Applications
The Women & Girls Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation invites nonprofits to apply for grants. Programs eligible for grants include those that serve women and girls in the development of economic self-sufficiency by means of education, financial literacy and social services. Applicants may request up to $5,000 for programs and capital needs.
The application deadline is March 1, 2019. Grant applications can be completed and submitted online at
A historic Open House Tour on July 12 and 13, 2019 is being planned by The Litchfield Aid of the Connecticut Junior Republic (CJR) in celebration of the Town of Litchfield’s tercentennial.  The Aid’s Sixty-Seventh Open House Day will be a rain or shine, one-mile walking tour within the Borough of Litchfield, a National Historic Landmark District.  The Tour will benefit the Connecticut Junior Republic, a Litchfield-based nonprofit organization that helps children, youth and families in 12 locations across Connecticut.  Click for details. 
Litchfield 300th Anniversary Committee
On May 19, 2019 Litchfield will be celebrating 300 years since its incorporation. Any organization that is planning an event to celebrate, or that is interested in partnering with another organization in celebrating, is asked to coordinate their efforts with the 300th Anniversary Committee. Businesses interested in sponsoring an event are also asked to contact the committee. Please contact Lisa Losee at