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The Oliver Wolcott Library will be closed from April 17 until May 22, 2018. Thanks to a grant from the Seherr-Thoss Foundation, new carpeting will be installed at the Oliver Wolcott Library on South Street in Litchfield. Core services will be offered at a temporary home in the Bantam Annex (Bantam School/Breuer Building) at 80 Doyle Road, Bantam. Click here for more details.
Earth Day Plant Sale
Northwest Conservation District
Saturday 9-4, and Sunday 10-3
Goshen Fairgrounds
Join us at the Goshen Fairgrounds,
April 20-22, 2018, for NWCD’s
Earth Day Plant Sale.
Friday 9-6, Saturday 9-4, and Sunday 10-3
NYC Food and Market Tour
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Morris Beach & Recreation
& Warren Parks & Recreation
Calling all Foodies! We have an amazing NYC Foodie tour lined up for you! We’ll enjoy a GUIDED tour of EIGHT of the tastiest spots to nosh in Greenwich Village and Chinatown. Our guide will share not only the history of these varied restaurants, but also of the food culture of The Big Apple. You’ll be invited to sample foods at each stop, cost on your own. – eat as much or as little as you like at each stop – no obligation!
Greenwich Village is well-known for its shady, winding streets with 19th Century houses, for its bohemian roots and historic Washington Square Park. But the Village’s tree-lined streets are also lined with some of the best restaurants and food specialty shops in all of the Big Apple. Just ask celebrity chefs of the Food Network, food critics from the New York Times and thousands of New Yorkers: Greenwich Village is THE place to find the best of every cuisine.
You’ll crunch your sweet tooth with scrumptious desserts, indulge in prociutto arancini (rice balls) from a shop 100 years old and eat falafel so good that you will understand why New Yorkers wait in long lines every night at one of the first Middle Eastern establishments in the United States. And in a city known for its pizza, you will try not one but two of the city’s best rated pizzerias.
Shops and foods we experience on the Greenwich Village portion of our NYC Food Tour: Mamoums Falafel, Artichoke pizza, Bantum Bagels, Faiccos Rice Balls, Bleecker Street Pizza, Molly’s Cupcakes and much more!
At the food stops, you will choose what treats you would like to sample (or eat in whole). Try them all or none at all.  All recommended items are less than $4.00. Suggested amount to bring for snacks is $7-10, depending on your appetite! Vegetarian and vegan options available at several shops. Following our guided tour, we’ll enjoy free time on our own to explore the renowned EATALY – a vibrant Italian marketplace.
COST: $80.00 per person
 – includes your personally guided food tour,
deluxe motor coach transportation,
driver gratuity and snacks on the bus
Please contact us for your more
 information and to register!
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437
Don Murphy
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Morris Earth Day Clean-up
Morris Beach & Recreation
Saturday, April 21 ~ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
& Sunday, April 22 ~ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morris Town Green & Morris Town Beach
In honor of Earth Day, please consider cleaning up litter and debris  in the areas surrounding your property, at the Town Green or at the Morris Town Beach. Bring the bagged litter and debris to the Morris Transfer Station on Saturday and / or Sunday April 21 and 22 during regular business hours.
For each bag of litter you drop off, you'll be given a raffle ticket for a great prize in recognition of your efforts! Prize drawing will be held on Wednesday, April 25. Thank you for your help in keeping Morris beautiful!
Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437
Warren Town Wide Clean-Up
Saturday, April 21 ~ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Warren Community Center
Rain date is Sunday, April 22, 2018
Come to the Community Center to get your garbage bags and rubber gloves. You select the stretch of road you would like to clean. A dumpster will be located at the Warren Town Garage for the garbage you collect. Refreshments will be available at the Community Center. This event is co-sponsored by the Warren Land Trust and Warren Parks and Recreation.
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Mystery Animal Meet and Greet
Saturday, April 21 ~ 3:30 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Did you know that White Memorial has a variety of live education animals just waiting to meet YOU? Join us on Saturdays in April in the Museum for your chance to get up close and personal with one of our animal ambassadors. Will it be Corny the Corn Snake, Shakespeare the Barred Owl, Sally the Salamander, or some other mystery creature? Come and find out!
Members: FREE, Non-members: $6.00 per adult,
 $3.00 per child (admission to Museum)
Tracking the Timberdoodle in Literature
and Nature with Gerri Griswold
Saturday, April 21 ~ 6:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Our evening begins by the fire (weather permitting) with a cozy potluck supper and a beautiful story about the American Woodcock entitled, "Philohela" by avian artist Rex Brasher,  read by Gerri Griswold. After dinner we'll head out onto the property in hopes of catching the divine mating ritual of this "lover of bogs". Bring a pot luck dish, serving utensils, and your own place setting! BYOB. Dessert and soft drinks will be provided.
6:00 p.m., A. B. Ceder Room,
Members: $15.00 Non-members: $30.00.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Call 860-567-0857 to register
or register online:
Bantam "Then and Now"
 Bantam Historical Society
Sunday, April 22 ~ 2:00 pm
Bantam Borough Hall
The Bantam Historical Society will sponsor a Sunday afternoon program "Bantam - Now and Then" on April 22nd at 2 p.m. in the Bantam Borough Hall, 890 Bantam Road, Bantam.
A Power Point presentation will focus on changes to historic sites and buildings in present day Bantam. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information please email:
Free Speech
with Nadine Strossen
Sunday, April 22 ~ 3:00 pm
Litchfield Historical Society
Please join the Litchfield Historical Society in welcoming author Nadine Strossen for a lecture on the First Amendment  on Sunday, April 22 at 3 p.m.
Debates on free speech and censorship were widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the discussion continues today. Nadine Strossen, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) from 1991 to 2008 will be discussing the First Amendment and her newest book, HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not CensorshipLocal historian John Dasher will lead a Q&A discussion following the lecture.
Nadine Strossen is Professor of Constitutional Law at New York Law School and the first woman national President of the American Civil Liberties Union, where she served from 1991 through 2008. A frequent speaker on constitutional and civil liberties issues, her media appearances include 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning, Today, Good Morning America, The Daily Show, and other news programs on CNN, C-SPAN, Fox, Al-Jazeera, and in Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. Her op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, and USA Today, among others. HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not Censorship is published by Oxford University Press.
Free for members and $5 non-members
 or call (860) 567-4501
For more information about this or other programs,
The Litchfield Historical Society is located
at 7 South St., Litchfield, CT.
Waking from Winter
Live, Learn, Lunch Series
Monday, April 23 ~ 11:00 am
Litchfield Community Center
LIVE, LEARN LUNCH SERIES presents “Waking Up From Winter” on Monday April 23, 2018.  Mark Pillsbury, Orthopedic Doctor of Physical Therapy at Sharon Hospital, certified in vestibular rehabilitation with a focus on balance and related issues will be at The Litchfield Community Center for a fun, interactive lecture that will help community members to identify environmental factors within the home as well as internal factors like flexibility, strength and posture within the body to help decrease the chance of fall or injury.
The time for the presentation is 11:00am
with Q & A and light lunch at 11:45am.  
All programs in this series are Free.  
Pre-registration is required for all sessions
 by calling 860-567-8302