Litchfield News



Sports & Recreation

Litchfield skating rink is open 
The Town of Litchfield skating rink behind Town Hall is open after the current cold snap froze the rink. Skaters should have their own skates and skate at their own risk. The skating rink will be open from dawn until dusk, weather permitting. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 860-567-7569.
CPR and AED course to be offered in Goshen 
A CPR/AED and Stop the Bleed Certification course will be held by the Goshen Recreation Department on Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Camp Cochipianee. The charge is $30 per person.  To register, contact the recreation department.
17th Annual Memorial
Sweetheart Run & Walk
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Litchfield Community Center
The 17th Annual Memorial Sweetheart Run & Walk will be held on Saturday February 9, 2019 at the Litchfield Community Center. This special family event is organized by the Litchfield Community Center, Inc. and the Village Striders, in memory of Bob & Peg Andrulis, long time community activists and supporters of local road races. All proceeds benefit family and youth programs at the Litchfield Community Center.
The five mile run and three-mile walk will begin at 11:00 a.m. and all ages are welcome to participate. The course follows a route of varied terrain including the scenic roads and trails of the White Memorial Foundation. 
The first 150 registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and a bag of sweetheart treats at the finish line. There will also be a variety of post run & walk refreshments inside The Community Center for all participants and spectators to enjoy. Awards will be given to winners of several age divisions, including youth, senior, and “first couple” prizes.
Advanced registration fee is $30.00 per person. Day of registration is $35.00. Cost for children 12 and under is $5 and participants 80 years and older are free. Applications may be obtained at Sportsmens of Litchfield, Murphy’s Pharmacy, The Community Center or on the Center’s website Online registration is also available at For more information phone 860-567-8302 or write
Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street
Morris, CT   06763
Phone: 860-567-7437
Comedy Night at South Farms! – Saturday, January 26; doors open 7pm / show starts 8pm; tickets $20 advance / $25 door. A fundraiser for Morris Beach and Recreation! Join us at the beautiful South Farms and laugh your Winter blues away! Two comedians in the lineup. Beer / wine available for purchase. Tickets available through or at the Morris Beach & Recreation office.   This is an adult only, 21+ show.
Family Bingo Day – Sunday, February 3, Doors open at 1:00 pm, Bingo begins at 1:30 pm! Grab your chips, dabbers and lucky charms and join us for an afternoon of Winter fun! $1.00 admission fee, $1.00 Bingo cards; raffles, door prizes, 50 / 50 and more! Concessions available for purchase. Held at the Community Room at the Morris Senior Center.
Westminster Dog Show “Meet & Compete Section” – Saturday, February 9; $80.00 pp. We’ll be traveling to New York City to experience the “Meet & Compete” section of the Westminster Dog Show. We’ll view the Agility Preliminaries and also experience the AKC (American Kennel club) Meet The
Breeds. Cost includes admission to the event, motor coach transportation, driver gratuity and more! Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall. Contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more information: 860-567-7437.
Museum Mile, NYC – Saturday, March 16; $55.00 pp. The Museum Mile is a lovely stretch along 5th Avenue in New York City chock full of museums and other fine art institutions, such as MOMA, the Guggenheim an the nearby Museum of Natural History are all options to consider. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks and more. Admission to Museum(s) is a separate fee. Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall. Please contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more information: 860-567-7437.
Red Cross Babysitting Course – Saturday, March 23; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; $70.00 per student. The best way to prepare children aged 11 – 15 for a babysitting business! Class sponsored by the Warren & Morris Recreation Departments. Class held in the Community Room at the Morris Senior Center, 109-21 East Street, Morris. Please pack a bagged lunch. Advance registration required by contacting Morris Beach & Recreation at 860-567-7437.
New York Botanical Gardens / Bronx Zoo – Saturday, April 6; $55.00 pp. We’ll be visiting during the Garden’s spectacular 17th annual Orchid Show: Singapore, a dazzling tribute to Singapore – one of the world’s greatest orchid cultures. Combined with a second stop at Little Italy in the Bronx, time permitting. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks and more. Admission to Gardens / Zoo is a separate fee. Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall. Please contact Morris Beach and Recreation for more information: 860-567-7437. 
LPR “Drop-in” Volleyball
Tuesdays ~ 7:30-9:00 pm
Litchfield Intermediate School Gym
The Litchfield Parks and Recreation Department is again hosting “Drop-in” Volleyball on Tuesday nights at the Litchfield Intermediate School Gym from 7:30 pm until 9:00 pm Opening night for the season is Oct. 2nd.
All interested players should just show up ready to play. Teams are selected on a weekly basis and will rotate around the courts to try and play all other teams in the gym that night. The cost should not be a problem as it is free to the public. Men and women of all ages and abilities can have lots of fun and get some exercise during those long winter months by playing “Drop-in” Volleyball.
All participants must sign a waiver to play. Go to and click on Departments, then click on Recreation Department and then click on registration forms, then click “Volleyball Form” and print. Then fill out the form and sign it and send it into Litchfield Parks and Recreation, P.O. Box 12, Bantam, CT 06750. For more information, contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.
Warren Basketball
Thursday evenings
Gr. 4 & up ~ 6:00-7:00 pm
Instructional grade 4 and up
Adults ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Warren School Gym
Tentative start date Thursday, October 18
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113