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Sports & Recreation

Irish Step Dancing Classes
Litchfield Parks & Recreation
Starting September 21, 2017
Ages 4-7: 4:45-5:45 pm
Ages 8 and up: 5:45-6:45 pm
Bantam Gym
Irish Step Dancing is coming to Litchfield! The Thorne Academy of Irish Dance will offer classes through Litchfield Parks and Recreation at the Bantam Gym, starting September 21. Classes for children 4-7 are Thursdays from 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and for children 8 and up the class time is 5:45 – 6:45 p.m. For more information contact the Thorne Academy of Irish Dance at or go to
Rise and Shine Gentle Flow Yoga
Begins on Friday, September 22 ~ 6:00 am
Morris Town Beach
Fridays, September 22, 29 and October 6, 13
Welcome Autumn with a four - week yoga series right on our Morris Town Beach! What a great spot for your yoga practice! Taught by Morris resident, Dianne Slater.

Friday mornings beginning at 6:00 am. Class dates: September 22, 29 and October 6, 13. Please bring your towel if the sky is blue; if rainy, your mat as class will be held under the Pavilion.

Pre-registration is required - general registration
forms can be found on our webpage:
or by emailing:
or calling 860-567-7437
$40.00 per person for the entire series / $15.00 drop-in rate.
Please make checks payable to: Morris Beach & Recreation.
Morris Community Activities
Phone:  860-567-7437

Special Needs Kids' Fishing Derby
Saturday, September 30 ~ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morris Beach & Recreation
Come and enjoy the old time sport of fishing in our beautiful small town - all families of special needs kids are welcomed to join us!
The Morris Volunteer Fire Department will be on hand for "touch a truck" and more! Hot dogs / hamburgers will be served by the Woodbur /Southbury Rod & Gun Club.

Registration is required by calling or emailing
Morris Beach & Recreation 860-567-7437

At the time of registration, details will be provided to the location of the Woodbury/Southbury Rod & Gun Club property. Please bring your fishing pole if you have one - if not, no worries! There will be some to borrow, too.
The best part is that the event is FREE!
Co-Sponsored by: Woodbury/Southbury Rod & Gun Club, the Morris Volunteer Fire Department and Morris Beach & Recreation.
Morris Community Activities
Phone:  860-567-7437
Warren 5K Cider Run/Walk
Saturday, September 30 ~ 10:00 am
Warren Woods
251 Brick School Road, Warren
Register online:
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Litchfield Parks and Recreation
“Drop-in” Volleyball
Tuesday nights~ 7:30-9:00 pm
Litchfield Intermediate School Gym
Opening night for the season is Oct. 3.
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. 3.
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.
Click here or 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 06750For more information, contact Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.
Morris Community Hikes
Sundays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
We are blessed to live in such a beautiful part of the state - outdoor recreational opportunities abound! 
We all know the benefits of getting regular exercise but with work and family obligations, finding the time can be a challenge. We're here to help! Set aside a few Sunday mornings over the next two months and join us for our new series: Community Hikes! Grab the kids, your friendly leashed dog, a water bottle and join us! A new hiking spot each week! Hikes begin at 10:00 am.
10/1: Beaver Pond, Morris (intersection of Routes 61 and 63)
10/15: Bee Brook, Washington (take Route 109 to Route 47, turn right)
10/29: Mt. Tom, Washington Depot (Route 202)
Morris Community Activities
Phone:  860-567-7437

Litchfield XC Challenge
Saturday, October 21 ~ 9:00 am
White Memorial
It's that time again! You can smell Cross Country in the air! The 35th annual Litchfield Cross Country Challenge is set for Oct. 21st in Litchfield's scenic White's Woods. You can run the 5K or the 2K event...The shorter event, (no relation to Frank Shorter) will start at 9:00 a.m. with the longer race beginning at 9:30 am.
Prizes for the winners will be Pumpkins for the first over-all male and female and locally-produced honey for age-group prizes.
Go to and then to “Departments”, click on “Recreation” then go to “Registration Forms” and go to Litchfield XC Challenge 2017 and download the attachment, print it out and send it into us here at Litchfield Park and Rec.  The first 50 runners in the event this year get E-Runner sport bags with iPod outlet. Please make a note that the Jingle Bell Run is to be held on Dec. 2nd this year. Happy Running!
Hillacious Half Online Registration is Now Open
The Hillacious Half, Litchfield’s first and only half marathon, is open for online registration at This event supports and honors our Country’s military veterans. This year’s race kicks off at 10:00 am. Saturday, November 18 at the Morgan-Weir American Legion Post 27, 418 Bantam Road, Litchfield. The 13.1 extremely hilly miles represent the difficulties that our servicemen and women face every day. This race is very challenging and not for the faint of heart. It’s TOUGH!
New for 2017: A relay has been added this year for those that can’t tackle the entire course. HH welcomes teams of two runners. To register visit the website:
Friday Night Expo: Join us on Friday, November 17 beginning at 5:30 p.m. to pick up runner packets, register for the race, view our incredible mile marker signs (hand carved with names of local veterans representing all wars) and our new “wall of honor.” For more information please visit