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Community Foundation Offers Grants
for Nonprofit Leadership Education
The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation will offer Leadership Enrichment for Advancing Professionals 1.0/2.0 in March of 2018. These powerful nonprofit leadership education programs are presented by Danosky & Associates, a consulting firm that helps nonprofit organizations build capacity and move forward with their strategic visions. Tuition assistance grants are available to qualifying nonprofits through the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.  Click here for details.
Mystery Winter Walk
Saturday, February 24 ~ 10:00 am
White Memorial Conservation Center
Let's see what trail suits our fancy! Gerri Griswold and Bradley the Museum Dog lead the way! 10:00 a.m., Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room.
Writing Workshop
Wednesday, February 28 ~ 6:30-8:00 pm
Morris Public Library
Writers of all abilities are welcome to join this workshop where we will discuss a variety of topics ranging from creating a great hook to keep readers interested from the very first pages to publishing options to the seven elements that every novel needs to be successful.
Register today: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.
Abigail Adams:
Live Multi-Media Performance
with Sheryl Faye
Wednesday, February 28 ~ 7:00-8:00 pm
Oliver Wolcott Library
Explore the life of Abigail Adams in this live, multi-media, theatrical performance and presentation. Abigail Adams is considered by many to have been a founder of the United States and is now designated as the first Second Lady and second First Lady of The United States.
Adams’s life is one of the most documented of the first ladies: she is remembered for the many letters she wrote to her husband while he stayed in Philadelphia during the Continental Congresses. John sought the advice of Abigail on many matters, and their letters are filled with intellectual discussions on government and politics. Her letters also serve as eyewitness accounts of the American Revolutionary War home front.
Sheryl started taking acting lessons when she was seven years old at the Harwich Jr. Theater on Cape Cod. She attended Emerson College, in Boston, where she received a BFA in Acting. She travels throughout the country performing her one-woman shows in schools, libraries and others venues.
She also writes and performs with StageCoach Improv. She has been the voice of several characters for Sony Play Station games and was recently in a national print ad for Vicks cold/flu. Visit her website at
 Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.
Women's Forum of Litchfield
"Old House, New Tricks"
Thursday, March 1 ~ 2:30-3:30 pm
Litchfield Community Center
421 Bantam Road, Litchfield
The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes all to what promises to be a lively and informative program entitled “Old Houses, New Tricks” that will beheld at the Litchfield Community Center at 421 Bantam Road in Litchfield on Thursday, March 1, beginning at 2:30pm.
James Crisp of Crisp Architects, Patrick Walker and Elizabeth Demetriades of  Demetriades + Walker and Paul Hinkel of Hinkel Design Group will discuss the challenges of renovating historic houses and buildings, adhering to preservation rules as well as satisfying new owners without sacrificing creativity.
James Crisp AIA has been an architect for well over twenty years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.  In 2007, Taunton Press published On the Porch by James Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.
Demetriades + Walker is located in the Northwest hills of Connecticut. Their focus is primarily residential, spirited by an innovative approach to modernism and site integration.  Elizabeth Demetriades AIA, LEED AP, majored in Architecture as an undergraduate at Yale University and received her Master of Architecture from Columbia Graduate School of Architecture and Planning.  She has partnered with Patrick Walker AIA since 1996. Patrick Walker received his Professional Degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and his Master of Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture.
Paul Hinkel AIA, is the principal/owner of the Hinkel Design Group which specializes in high-end residential projects including new construction, renovations, additions and historic preservation. The Walter Ingraham House, built in 1892, is a particularly elaborate high-style Queen Anne structure. Located in Bristol’s Federal Hill Historic District, it is now the home of Hinkel Design Group.
The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee
 at the door, which includes a High Tea reception.
The contacts for more information are 860-567-3966
LCC ~ 860-567-8302

Full Moon Drumming for Peace
Thursday, March 1 ~ 7:30 pm
Goshen Church of Christ Congregational
Drumming for Peace at sunset on the evening of the full moon takes place at Church of Christ Congregational, 5 Old Middle Street, at the intersection of Routes 4 and 63 in Goshen, CT.
Come and join us as we send the energy created by our drumming out into the universe for world peace. Bring your own drum/s or use one of the drums or rhythm instruments that will be available.

If the flapping of the wings of a butterfly in South America can have an affect on the weather in Africa, then surely the energy created by our drumming can have an affect on world peace.

Come and join us and drum your heart happy. If it isn't raining or cold we will gather outside on the lawn, so bring a chair as well as your drum. If it's too cold to be outdoors, we will be in the fellowship hall in the basement below the sanctuary.

Participants may bring their own drums or use the drums and rhythm instruments that will be provided. Any type of hand drum may be used. All drummers or people who would like to become drummers are welcome; no experience is necessary.

Drumming for Peace is a program begun by Drums Around the World. The concept is that drummers will drum for peace in their time zone for about an hour sending the energy that is created out into the universe for world peace and then other drummers will begin drumming in their time zone and thus pass the drumming around the globe.

Contact: Susan A. Strand
Winter Wildlife Tracking
with Andy Dobos
Saturday, March 3 ~ 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Andrew Dobos takes you on a wildlife tracking walk through the winter woods.  There are always clues left behind by the animals for us to decipher, telling a story of their habits and lives.  Get to know our beloved wildlife that much better. Children should be accompanied by an adult and all should dress extra warm and wear good boots! You never know where the animals have been.
10:00 A. M. - 12:00 P.M. Meet in the Museum.
Members: $5.00 Non-Members: $15.00,
 Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 or register online
Pet Adoption Event
Saturday, March 3 ~ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Cost: Free and open to the public
This event is organized by Litchfield High School senior for graduation capstone project. Donate! Meet an adopted dog! Learn why it's important to adopt! or just visit!
All proceeds will benefit the Little Guild
 Animal Shelter in West Cornwall, CT
For more info call 860-567-8302
Winter Dinner Series
Turkey Dinner
Saturday, March 3 ~ 4:30-7:00 pm
Warren Congregational Church
4 Sackett Hill Rd., Warren
Adults $15
Children $5 (12 and under)
Free delivery for Warren residents over 70