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Yoga series to be held in East Litchfield
Barbara Putnam will lead a gentle, contemplative yoga class at the East Litchfield Chapel, 62 East Litchfield Road South, Litchfield, on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. starting July 24.
Barbara encourages each student to learn and practice at their own level, to build strength, flexibility, and self-awareness. Dress in order to move comfortably. Mats, straps, block, eye pillows, and blankets are available to use during class.

The six-week series begins July 24 and runs through August. The class will proceed when we have a minimum class size of 3 students. To register go to  Contact Barbara at 860 567 4465 or  for more information.
Summer camp has openings
Litchfield’s Parks and Recreation Department summer camp has openings for the regular camp days and for several field trips that the campers will be going on. If you would like your child to go to camp weekdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with earlier drop off and later pick up, it is available through Aug. 9.
Summer camp can be scheduled for a whole week or more, or by the day on a drop-in basis. Weekly rates are $155 and daily rates are $35. For special field trip days there is an additional charge. If you child wishes to travel with the camp on these special days, we need to reserve your seats now. See the dates, places and prices below. To get your children on the field trip buses, call parks and recreation at 860-567-7569 to book the trip.
July 12: Quassy Amusement Park, $30
July 19: Thomaston Lanes Bowling, $20
July 30: Mount Tom State Park, $20
Aug. 2: R & B Sportsworld, $25
Aug. 8: Lake Compounce, $50
Yoga series on the Litchfield Green
Yoga on the Green is presenting a free yoga series on Wednesdays in association with Litchfield parks and recreation throughout the summer.
The series is for all ages and all yoga levels. Bring your own yoga mat. Donations will be accepted for the St. Michael’s Food Pantry. The group meets on the west side of the Green at 6 p.m. through July and at 5:30 in August.
 For more information, contact Gina White, or 860-992-2799.
New summer camp program in Goshen
A teen adventure camp is a new addition to the Recreation Department’s summer program at Camp Cochipianee.
The camp is for 14 and 15-year-olds and will be held Monday through Friday. The cost is $200 a week and will cover the cost of day trips to Lake Compounce and other attractions in the state. To register for the camp, go to
Tickets to Lake Compounce are available
Summer is here and Litchfield Parks and Recreation is again selling discounted tickets for Connecticut’s biggest and best amusement park, Lake Compounce.
Regular admission price into Lake Compounce is $49.97 at the gate. You can buy your tickets at the Litchfield Parks and Recreation office located in the Bantam Annex at 80 Doyle Road. The cost is $30 per ticket, which is a savings of $19.97 on each. The tickets are good any day the park is open. Tickets are non-refundable.
Call the parks and recreation to make arrangements to pick up your tickets at 860-567-7569. Cash, check and money orders are accepted.
Bantam Lake Yacht Club to offer summer sailing lessons
The Bantam Lake Yacht Club is sponsoring both a junior and adult sailing program this summer to teach both children 9 years old and older, and adults to learn to sail and/or race sailboats. The program is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced sailors.
Juniors may sign up for a group lesson series which will consist of one week of 2 hour lessons daily, Monday through Friday. Lessons occur between either 1-3 p.m. or 3:30-5:30 each day. There will be seven junior group lesson series. The first series will begin Monday, July 8. The last series will begin August 19. A lesson series costs $200. You may register for as many lesson series as you would like. Junior sailors must pass a swim test and have their own Coast Guard Approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD). Private junior lessons are also available at a rate of $40/hour.
Adults may take private lessons at a rate of $40/hour or may arrange for group lessons through the instructor.
Additional information is available at
For an information package or to enroll contact: Ethan Wages via email at
PiYo Live is new recreation program
A new program has arrived at Litchfield Parks and Recreation. It’s called PiYo LIVE.
PiYo LIVE is designed to build strength, improve flexibility, and tone muscles—all in the same class! Using only your body weight, you’ll perform a series of high-intensity moves (all without putting unnecessary stress on your body) while working every muscle for a long, lean, and incredibly defined physique.
PiYo LIVE gives you the physical and mental benefits of yoga while sculpting and toning every muscle in your body. With a focus on flexibility, mobility, and core strength, it’s the perfect class for every age and fitness level.
Classes are held at the Bantam gym, 80 Doyle Road in Bantam, on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. and last 45 minutes. The cost is $5, but your first class is free. Bring water and a mat.
Storage available at Sandy Beach
Sandy Beach in Morris is offering seasonal storage of canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Boat storage provides ease of use, quick access to the water, secure facility and restroom facilities. 
Storage slips are first come, first served basis and are available to season passholders. Boat owners must provide their own lock.
Sandy Beach is open seasonally. For more information about costs and to reserve your slip, email:
Summer swimming lessons to be offered
Litchfield’s Parks and Recreation Department will be offering swimming lessons this summer, with two 3-week long sessions at the Wisdom House pool, located at 229 East Litchfield Road in Litchfield. Lessons will start June 24.
The second session will begin on July 15 and run through Aug. 2. The fee for each three-week session is $95. Space is limited in each class, so contact the Parks and Recreation office as soon as possible. Your paid entry will save you a spot in the class. Only pre-registered swimmers will get space in the pool. Registrations must be sent to the Parks and Recreation Department at P.O. Box 12, Bantam, 06750.
Swimmers will have a 30-minute lesson Monday through Friday, weather permitting. The classes will be at 9 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. for children 8 and over. Swimmers age 6-7 will take their lessons from 9:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. and then children aged 2-5 will have their class from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. The toddlers in class must be accompanied by a parent.
For more information or for other programs run by parks and recreation, call 860-567-7569.
For a downloadable registration form, go to, then go to departments, then recreation, then to registration forms and print out the “standard form.” Fill the registration out and return it with your check as well as to which session you wish to enter in order to reserve your spot for the program.
Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street
Morris, CT   06763
Phone: 860-567-7437
Kindly include the following upcoming special events in your weekly published town calendar. 
If you have any questions, please contact Kristen Davila,
Director of Community Activities at 860-567-7437. 
Summer Concert Series! – Friday evenings at the Morris Town Beach beginning at 6:00 pm; food trucks; FREE!
Friday, June 21Avenue Groove; FOOD TRUCKS!
Friday, July 191974; FOOD TRUCKS!
Friday, August 2LA’s Backstage Pass; FOOD TRUCKS!
Friday, August 30: Morris’ Reading Room in collaboration with Morris Beach & Recreation present MassConnFusion; FOOD TRUCKS!
New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros - Sunday, June 23; Yankee Stadium; 2:05 pm – “Old Timers Game” prior to Yankees / Astro game; $100.00 pp. Witness the Yankees take on the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Prior to the game is the Old Timers Game featuring many of the former Yankee players. Cost includes ticket to the game (seating in section 232 A), motor coach transportation, bus parking, driver gratuity, snack bag & prizes! Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall.
James Taylor at Tanglewood - Thursday, July 4; concert begins at 8:00 pm; $75.00 lawn seating OR $130.00 reserved seating in “The Shed”. James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his all-star band! His only New England concert this Summer and his 27th year performing at Tanglewood. The concert will be followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks, and prizes!
Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees – Saturday, August 3; Yankee Stadium; 4:05 pm game time; $120.00 pp. A rivalry almost as old as the game itself! Cost includes ticket to the game (seating in Section 233 A), motor coach transportation, bus parking, driver gratuity, snack bag and prizes! Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall.   
CT DEEP’S CARE “Learn to Fish” program – Thursday, August 8; 5:30 pm – dusk; Morris Town Beach Pavilion. Join us for this FREE learn-to-fish program taught by State certified fishing instructors. Open to those ages 8 and up and their families. Call 860-567-7437 to register.
Whale Watch Cruise or New England Aquarium – Saturday, August 24; $105 pp Whale Watch / $95 pp NE Aquarium. Spend a fabulous Summer day in Boston with aquatic life! Cost also includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks and prizes. Convenient departure from the Morris Town Hall.