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Litchfield and Warren sponsoring trip to Red Sox game
 
Litchfield Park and Recreation is teaming up with Warren Park and Recreation to go to the ballgame.
 
On Sunday, May 19, witness the 2018 World Series Champions Red Sox take on the 2017 World Series Champions in Bean Town. First pitch at Fenway Park is 1:05 p.m. Seating is in Grandstand 5 & 6, motor coach transportation, bus parking, driver gratuity, snacks and PRIZES! Cost: $108.00
 
For more information or to get a ride and tickets go on-line to: www.warrenct.org, then go to Park and Recreation department, and then to “Daytrippers” and download the form there.
Or call Warren Park and Rec at (860) 868-7881 ext. 113.
 
 
Recreation department preparing for summer camp
 
By Brent Hawkins
Parks and Recreation director
 
If you are looking for a fun, safe and exciting place for your son or daughter to spend their summer days, look no more. It’s the Litchfield Parks and Recreation Summer Fun Camp beginning June 18.
 
Why send your kids to some expensive summer camp where it costs more for their “uniforms” at camp than it does to send them to our camp for the summer?
 
We have a trained and veteran staff of councilors on board to set a fun tone. We have lots of fun things happening at the camp which goes Monday – Friday at Litchfield’s Community Field, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Early drop-offs and late pick-ups (within reason) are also available for an additional fee, but for $35 a day, if you do a drop-in, and $155 a week for all five days. Your children will have fun with their friends, learn new things and have great experiences. All they need is a lunch, juice, snack and a water to get them through a fun-filled day.
 
Some of the things coming to camp are appearances from Susan B. Anthony, the 4-H Club, Game Show Guy. The kids are also busy with sports of all kinds, board and memory games, arts and crafts and more. We take the camp swimming to Sandy Beach on Tuesday afternoons for some water fun and we are going to many other places on our field trips.
 
The field trips range from $15 to $50 depending on where we go, but we have plans on going to Thomaston Lanes for Bowling; R&B Sports for mini-golf; go-carts; pitching machines and ice cream; Quassy Amusement Park; Mount Tom Pond; Lake Compounce; and roller skating.
 
Doesn’t it sound like a fun camp? Well, it is! We are signing campers up now. Call (860) 567-7569 for more information. You can also visit our website at www.townoflitchfield.org, go to departments, then click on “recreation” and then to registration forms for the summer camp registration.
 
For children ages 3-5, we offer a three-hour camp (9 a.m. – 12 Noon) Monday through Thursday for a cost of $125.
 
 
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: sandybeachonbantamlake@gmail.com
 
 
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 townoflitchfield.org, 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. For more information, contact Kristen Davila, director of community activities at 860-567-7437. 
 
Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros - Sunday, May 19; Fenway Park; 1:05 pm game time; $108.00 pp. Witness the 2018 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox take on the 2017 World Series Champion Houston Astros in Bean Town. Cost includes seating in Grandstand 5 & 6,
motor coach transportation, bus parking, driver gratuity, snacks and PRIZES!
 
Memorial Day Old Fashioned Town Picnic – Monday, May 27; beginning at 2:00pm; FREE. Morris Town Beach Pavilion, LIVE music with the Coyote River Band, contests / fun for the kids. Bring a dish to share.
 
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!
 
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 over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day Holiday. Cost includes motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, snacks, and prizes!