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Connecticut After School Leader
Selected as Chair of the Board of Directors
for the National AfterSchool Association (NAA)
Tracey Lay, Director, School Age Programs & Development Services for EdAdvance, the Regional Education Service Center in western Connecticut was appointed to chair the Board of Directors for the National AfterSchool Association (NAA), after being elected to the board two years ago in a national election. Click here for more details. ~ contributed
 
 
Cable Television Advisory Council Scholarships
The following graduating seniors received scholarships from the Cable Television Advisory Council of Litchfield County. These students will pursue further studies in technology and communications.
Litchfield High School - Eric Warner
Region 6 Wamogo - Amy Couture
 
 
Mini-Adventures in Sports
Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, June 23, 2017
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Litchfield History Museum
Families are invited to drop by the History Museum Tuesday, June 20 through Friday, June 23 between 1 and 3 p.m. for games to get you moving, crafts to take home, and historic connections to explore.
 
Suggested $3 donation to cover supplies.
For more information about this or other programs,
Please call 860-567-4501

 
Red Cross Babysitting Course
Saturday, June 24 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Camp Coch, Goshen
Goshen Recreation
Colleen Finn, Recreation Director
Cell: 860-601-6089
Office: 860-491-2249
 
 
SPECIAL SUMMER SATURDAYS
Come to OWL for family performances
on Saturday mornings from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Summer Reading Kickoff
with Pete & Chris Amusements
Saturday, June 24 ~ 10:30-11:30 a.m. 
Oliver Wolcott Library
For All Ages
Come see New England’s only two-man comedy and magic show. They give an ULTRA high-energy performance that captures kids attention, and doesn’t let go! They travel the country bringing their unique blend of magic, storytelling, and brotherly slapstick comedy to hysterically laughing kids. Think of Presto Pete and Incredulous Chris as human cartoon characters as they take their audience through one wacky situation after another. 
 
Meet Presto Pete, the main magician. He is constantly positive and strong minded, much to the chagrin of Incredulous Chris. Pete always sees the positive side of things and is the goofball of the two. Incredulous Chris, as his name would suggest, is more of the sceptic. He can see the positives of things, but is also very keen on pointing out the negatives. He always tries to foil or disprove Presto Pete. This dynamic duo will delight as we begin the start of the summer.
Registration is required.
Register for one or all Saturdays.
or call 860-567-8030.
 
 
LEGO® Summer Camp
Intro to STEM with LEGO® Materials
Monday, June 26 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
This session is for children 5-6 years of age.
Tap into your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO(R) parts. Build engineer-designed projects suchas Boats, Snowmobiles, Catapults, and Merry-Go-Rounds. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO(R) building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. There is no prerequisite for thiscourse. This session is for children 5-6 years of age.
* Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $160 pp
Note: $3.00pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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LEGO® Extra Bricks Camp
Monday, June 26 ~ 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
June 26 - June 30 am session
Play-Well TEKnologies Lego camps are 3 hours. The Litchfield Community Center will offer a coinciding day camp that will allow campers to spend the whole day at the Community Center.
Extra Bricks camp offers a traditional style day camp and games that will get the kids outside and moving after, or before, their time inside with Legos.
Here is an example of a typical day for a
camper (age 5-7) who joins extra bricks:
9am - Arrival
9am-12pm - Pre-engineering Lego Camp
12-1pm - Lunch and group activity
1-4pm - Extra Bricks Camp
For a camper aged 8-10, the day would be similar except have Extra Bricks in the morning and Lego camp in the afternoon from 1-4pm. Extra Bricks campers will engage in various activities and games they might participate in a normal day camp such as tag games, sports related games, group challenges, capture the flag, arts & crafts, and a movie.
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $50 pp
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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LEGO® Summer Camp
STEM Challenge with LEGO® Materials
Monday, June 26 ~ 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
This session is for children 7-12 years of age.
Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO(R) parts. Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Catapults, Pneumatic Cranes, Arch Bridges, and Battletracks! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level.
There is no prerequisite for this course.
This session is for children 7-12 years of age.
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $160 pp
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

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LEGO® Extra Bricks Camp
Monday, June 26 ~ 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Litchfield Community Center
June 26 - June 30 pm session
Play-Well TEKnologies Lego camps are 3 hours. The Litchfield Community Center will offer a coinciding day camp that will allow campers to spend the whole day at the Community Center.
Extra Bricks camp offers a traditional style day camp and games that will get the kids outside and moving after, or before, their time inside with Legos.
Here is an example of a typical day for a
camper (age 5-7) who joins extra bricks:
9am - Arrival
9-12pm - Pre-engineering Lego Camp
12-1 pm - Lunch and group activity
1-4pm - Extra Bricks Camp
For a camper aged 8-10, the day would be similar except have Extra Bricks in the morning and Lego camp in the afternoon from 1-4pm. Extra Bricks campers will engage in various activities and games they might participate in a normal day camp such as tag games, sports related games, group challenges, capture the flag, arts & crafts, and a movie.
Pre-registration/pre-payment is required.
Cost: $50 pp
Note: $3.00 pp credit card processing
fee will be added to your order
For more info call 860-567-8302

 
Teen Dinner & A Book Club
For Teens Entering Grades 7-10
Wednesday, June 28 ~ 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Wednesdays, June 28 - August 9, 2017
Get your school summer reading requirement finished at OWL this summer! Receive a complimentary paperback of Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. Each week Mrs. Shaia will lead discussions, read passages aloud, and compete in trivia challenges. A pizza lunch will be provided each week.
 
Roy Eberhardt moves to Florida where he quickly becomes victim of bullying. A series of unfortunate events, quirky characters, and bizarre plot twists leads him to a new friendship. He discovers an endangered species of owl that are about to be eradicated to make way for a Pancake House Restaurant. What will he do next? Fans of Louis Sachar will enjoy this writer, who also writes popular fiction for adults.  
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

 
Mary Poppins Lunch Bunch Club
For Children Entering Grades K-4
Thursday, June 29 ~ 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Oliver Wolcott Library
Thursdays, June 29 - August 10 ~ 12:00-1pm
Meet the classic character, Mary Poppins. This nanny has a magic bag that always has what is needed. She takes children on magical adventures and has a knack for making everyday chores fun. Mrs. Shaia will read a different chapter from Mary Poppins each week.
 
We will play trivia games including the popular “Book vs. Movie,” make crafts, and have a tea party over the course of the summer months. Watch movie clips and learn songs such as “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,”“Chim Chim Cheree,” “I Love to Laugh,” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.” As a special treat, the book club will go on a field trip to see the musical. We will have a chance to compare and contrast the book, film, and play over the summer months. A pizza lunch will be provided each week. Keep track of the chapters read aloud for your “Read to Me” portion of your Litchfield Center School summer reading requirement!
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

 
2017 LRWC Summer Camp Programs
Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
This July, LRWC is offering three week-long, day camp sessions for children entering grades 3-6 in the fall of 2017. Programs are full-day from 9am to 3pm.
 
LRWC Camp days are interactive, educational, and lots of fun! Get ready for exciting outdoor adventures where you'll learn about our birds, wetlands, and more. Each session includes outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, experiments, games, and crafts, and lots of interaction with our amazing flock of over 450 birds from around the world!
 
Camp Sessions
Budding Biologists ~ July 3 – 7
Dinosaurs to Ducks ~ July 10 – 14
Duck Detectives ~ July 17 – 21
 
 
Nature's Nursery Series
Designed just for children 3-6 years old
Thursday, July 6 ~ 4:00-5:00 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
Join us on one Thursday per month for an hour-long program designed just for children 3-6 years old. Every session will include a story, an encounter with a live animal, and an activity or craft. Bring your young nature lovers out to White Memorial for a jam-packed hour of hands-on learning. Parents, we ask that you stay for the duration of the program.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 4-5pm.
Advanced registration is required.
Space is limited and fills up quickly.
To register, please call 860-567-0857
Members: $7/child per session,
 Non-Members: $12/child per session
 
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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Nature Adventurers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 1 & 2
Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 28
9:30 a.m.. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 1 & 2 can join us for three weeks of all-day outdoor discovery, games, books, songs, and crafts that help them learn more about the natural world around them.
Sign up by week.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the Museum parking lot.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $120/week,
Non-members: $145/week.

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"Natural History Explorers"
Summer Camp
Kids entering grades 3 - 9
Monday, July 10 - Friday, August 11
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
(each day - weekdays only)
White Memorial Conservation Center
Kids entering grades 3 - 9 can join us for week-long sessions that immerse them in nature! All-day adventures take us into the nooks and crannies of White Memorial property, as well as to natural areas throughout northwestern CT. Activities include collecting rocks and minerals, investigating aquatic life, exploring different ecosystems, learning to  identify wildlife, climbing mountains, hiking trails, and so much more.
9:30am - 3:30pm each day.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $140/week,
Non-members: $165/week.
Grades 3 & 4: July 10-14 & 17-21     
Grades 5 & 6: July 24-28 & July 31-Aug. 4
Grades 7, 8 & 9: August 7-11

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"Wee Discoverers"
Weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds
Summer Nature Camp
Tuesday, July 11  ~ 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
This weekly two-hour series for 4 & 5 year-olds features stories, songs, crafts, games, and outdoor adventures that introduce young ones to the wonders of nature!
Sign up by session or for all 5 sessions.
Meet in Nature Museum Children's Corner. 9:30 - 11:30am.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
Space is limited!
Members: $15/session,
Non-members: $25/session

 
Litchfield Sports Booster Club
College Scholarship Program
The Litchfield Sports Booster Club is seeking applications for its annual College Scholarship Program. The Booster Club will award $1,500.00 to Litchfield High School graduates who lettered at least twice during their high school career and are currently competing at a college level. Applications are available at the LHS Guidance Office and should be mailed to LSBC, PO Box 1032, Litchfield, CT 06759
 
 
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc.,
spearheads a unique and valuable collaborative partnership
with the Litchfield School District
and the Litchfield Prevention Council
Greenwoods Counseling Referrals, Inc., in partnership with the Litchfield School District and the Litchfield Prevention Council, is wrapping up its first year providing a variety of new services and programs to meet the mental-health needs of students and their families in the Litchfield schools. The combination of a shortage of mental-health providers, access to treatment in Litchfield County, rapidly rising rates of substance abuse, anxiety & depressive disorders, and other serious mental-health issues, has resulted in many children and their families welcoming the support. Click here for more details.
 
 
 
EdAdvance Summer Food Program
Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer. 
For further site details, please dial Infoline @ 2-1-1. To learn more about EdAdvance’s Summer Food Programs, please call 860.567.0863.
 
About USDA Summer Food Service Programs
The USDA Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP) were created in 1968, to ensure that children in low-income areas could receive nutritious meals during summer months when school is not in session. Summer Feeding provides meals to educational, community based, recreational, or social activities already established in the area. SFSP provides free, nutritious meals during school vacations. The program is administered at the federal level by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (FNS). Learn more at
edadvance.org.