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Looking for something to do with
the children on Saturday mornings?
Come feed the ducks! 
The Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy (LRWC) is welcoming children and adults on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am to feed the ducks. The Conservancy has over 400 birds representing 70 species in their aviaries and meadow. Visitors can feed the swans, geese, cranes and ducks alongside the Conservancy’s aviculturists and learn about birds from all over the world.
 
Also, for the first time LRWC is now open to the public on Friday along with Saturday and Sundays from 10 am to 4:00 pm from May through November. Private tours for visitors and members, school groups and clubs are welcome year-round with a prior reservation. Call the LRWC office to make an appointment for a behind-the-scenes tour (860.567.2062).
 
In 2017 over 2,000 students and visitors had the opportunity to learn about wetlands, environmental conservation and the importance of biodiversity through field trips to the Conservancy or through programs developed by the Conservancy and presented in classrooms in Connecticut and New York. 
 
LRWC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the conservation of waterfowl and wetlands through research, education and conservation action. Located at 55 Duck Pond Road in Litchfield, Connecticut, the Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy is on 16 acres of meadows, barns and ponds with the largest collection of rare and endangered birds in the Northeast. For more information on the Conservancy’s programs and public visiting hours please visit their website, www.lrwc.net, or find them on Facebook. 
 
 
Lego Summer Camp
Play-Well  Intro to STEM
(for ages 5-6)  
Monday, Aug. 20  – Friday, Aug. 24
9:00 am -12:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Spend the week playing & learning with
Play-Well  Intro to STEM with LEGO materials program.
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

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Lego Summer Camp
STEM Challenge
(for ages 7-12)
Monday, Aug. 20 – Friday, Aug. 24
1:00-4:00 pm
with LEGO materials program
Cost: $160.00 per person/per camp.  
Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.
For more info call 860-567-8302

 
Kindergarten Social
For children entering kindergarten
Friday, August 24 ~ 10:30 am
 Oliver Wolcott Library
All kindergartners and their parents are invited to a special story hour for children getting ready to enter Kindergarten. Ease the anxiety of the first day of school by hearing stories and songs about school including Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Ashley Wolff. We’ll sing, listen to stories, enjoy finger plays, and practice following directions and taking turns. Our special guest will be Litchfield Center School Librarian Mrs. Moore.
 
Join OWL’s  Mrs. Jackie Tiul and Center School’s
Librarian Mrs. Moore for this fun event!
 
Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.
 
 
Region 6 Players Auditions
Tuesday, August 28 ~ 5:00-8:30 pm
Wednesday, August 29 ~ 5:00-8:30 pm
Wamogo Auditorium
Litchfield High School students are invited to audition for the
Region 6 Players' Fall Musical production
of The Wizard of Oz at Wamogo.
 
Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday, August 28th
 & Wednesday, August 29th 5:00 - 8:30
For more informationor to sign up to audition,
go to the website region6players.weebly.com

 
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Early Childhood Education Program
Need professional hours? NCCC Early Childhood Education Program is offering the following courses to help you stay current with your professional hours.
 
Fall Courses
August 28 - December 15, 2018
Offered as Hybrid Courses
ECE 101: Introduction to Early Childhood Education
ECE176: Health, Safety & Nutrition
ECE 210: Observation and Participation
ECE 275: Child, Family and School Relations
ECE 290: Student Teaching I & Seminar
 
Online
ECE 182: Child Development
ECE 206: Administration & Supervision
EDU 102: Educational Paraprofessional
 
To register go online to www.nwcc.commnet.edu OR call the Registrar's Office at (860) 738-6314.  For more information contact Michele Better at: mbetter@nwcc.commnet.edu or by phone: (860) 738-6305.
 
 
Northwest Connecticut Students Awarded Scholarships
Area students have been awarded $158,500 in scholarships and awards for the 2018-2019 academic year through funds held at the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation. The following students have been awarded scholarships:
 
KHURSHED BHUMGARA FUND
Garrett Conaghan (Northfield)
Cassandra Frisbie (Warren)
Lydia Hanlon (Northfield)
Clayton Ives (Goshen)
Sara Mitnik (Litchfield)
Jillian Murphy (Litchfield)
Christopher Schullery (Warren)
Courtney Schullery (Warren)
Christina Zaharevich (Litchfield)
 
EDWARD W. DISKAVICH SCHOLARSHIP
Emily Dorosh (Litchfield)
 
FRANCES H. DUCCI SCHOLARSHIP
Maddie Gesmondi (Morris)
Zachary Kwalick (Litchfield)
 
DIANE AND JEFF JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIP
Jacob Beausoleil (Goshen)
Clayton Ives (Goshen
Mackenzie Ives (Goshen)
 
APOLONIA STANULIS SCHOLARSHIP
Elliette Barrows (Litchfield)
Hailey Cowles (Bantam)
Olivia DeFiore (Litchfield)
Mikayla Elwell (Litchfield)
Mackenzie Fischer (Litchfield)
Benjamin Kwalick (Litchfield)
Brooke Neller (Litchfield)
Eli Skilton (Morris)
Meredith Snowden (Northfield)
Aaron Wall (Litchfield)
Colleen Warner (Northfield)
Eric Warner (Northfield)
 
TORRINGTON UNICO FOUNDERS SCHOLARSHIP
IN MEMORY OF ROBERT SUMMA
Jacob Beausoleil (Goshen)
 
2019-2020 Scholarship information will be available
at www.northwestcf.org/scholarships in January 2019.
 
Established in 1969, the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation serves 20 towns in Northwest Connecticut. Its total endowment, comprised of more than 280 funds, has grown from initial assets of $15,000 to more than $110 million. Last year, combined grants and scholarships totaled more than $3 million.