Litchfield News




After-School Adventures
Grades 1-3: Tuesdays in October 17, 24
(except the 31st)
Grades 4-6: Wednesdays in October 18, 25
3:45-5:00 p.m.
White Memorial Conservation Center
Bring your kids out to White Memorial for programs designed to awaken curiosity and foster an appreciation for the natural world. Every session brings a new adventure, whether it's
exploring a new part of White Memorial property, meeting a live animal, or taking part in an outdoor activity. Join us for an afternoon of experiential learning in the outdoors.

Parents/Guardians are welcome to stay,
but it is not necessary.
Meet in the A.B. Ceder Room. 3:45-5pm.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.
Please call 860-567-0857
or visit to register.
Space is limited!
Members: $8/child per session or $28/whole series,
Non-Members: $13/child per session or $48/whole series

Fright Night!
LHS Costume Jailbreak Tournament
Sponsored by STPC
Friday, October 27 ~ 7:00 pm
Litchfield High School
Teams of high school students, dressed in costume compete in tournament and costume contest. Open to public spectators. Admission $3.00
Family Halloween Party
(Ages 3 - 8)
Saturday, October 28 ~ 10:30-11:30 am
Oliver Wolcott Library
Join Mrs. Shaia for a Family Halloween Party. Wear your costume, listen to a spooky story, and have a craft-acular time! You’ll have a chance to paint a Halloween pirate sun catcher, use tissue paper to create a haunted mansion, and create a beaded Halloween bracelet. If you check out a book, you’ll be able to trick-or-treat at the circulation desk.
This program is generously sponsored by Civic Family Services. 

Oliver Wolcott Library events are free and open to the public.
Space is limited. Registration is required.
or call 860-567-8030.

Trick or Treating at Story and Music Time
(ages 0-4)
Tuesday, October 31 ~ 10:00-11:00 am
Morris Public Library
Participants, ages 0-4, are welcome to come to our special Story Time wearing their Halloween costumes. They will enjoy a thematic story, sing songs, say rhymes, and go trick-or-treating with a librarian.
To register: 860-567-7440
For more information, please visit
or call the Library at 860-567-7440.
Region 6 Records to be Destroyed
The School Counseling Department at Wamogo Regional High School has announced that select academic records of graduates of Wamogo will be destroyed this autumn. Records scheduled to be destroyed are as follows: some elementary/middle and high school academic files of the classes of 2010 and 2011. Included in files are CAPT reports, Letters of recommendation, PSAT, ACT, ASVAB, and SAT reports. Transcripts must be kept on file for 50 years and are NOT available.
If you are alumni of the class of 2010 or 2011 and wish to pick up your records, please contact Barbara Hart via email at You must arrange to pick up your records personally. Written permission for another person to pick them up on your behalf must be submitted if you are unable to retrieve records in person. The deadline to request your records is Monday, November 13, 2017.
EdAdvance Hosts Lights On!
Afterschool Celebrations on October 26
On October 26th, 2017, EdAdvance School Age Programs will host their 18th Annual Lights On! Afterschool events. Community members, students, families, legislators, school officials, and staff are all invited to join our celebration of what afterschool programs are all about. Each of the School Age Programs-BASES (Before and After School Enrichment Services) will host a unique open house with diverse events including fall activities as well as game nights and family dinners.
"It is exciting for all of us to be a part of this national celebration recognizing the importance of afterschool programs that keep kids safe, help working families, and enhance students' academic achievement," comments Tracey Lay, Director of School Age Programs for EdAdvance, who is the current chair of the National Afterschool Association Board of Directors. Celebrated last year by over a million people throughout the United States, at over 8,100 events, Lights On! Afterschool is the only national rally for afterschool programs. Lay continues, "It is powerful to participate in an awareness-raising project that actually lights up the Empire State Building and Mt. Rushmore for the event. And it is a meaningful event for our team, our students, their families, and communities as we shine the light on our own local programs. We are honored to open our programs to the community and to share the kinds of hands-on, engaging activities that our students are experiencing all in the safe, caring environment that our talented staff provide after school every day."
EdAdvance’s School Age Programs –BASES, a member of the Afterschool Alliance, provides high-quality and affordable afterschool programming to students at 13 school-based sites, serving 25 schools in 8 districts, including Barkhamsted, Brookfield, Litchfield, New Hartford, Newtown, Torrington, Region 10/Harwinton and Region 14/Woodbury. BASES programming features STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) and literacy enrichment programs, arts and crafts, recreational activities, assistance with homework, and nutritious snacks. To learn more about BASES, or the Lights On! Afterschool events, contact Tracey Lay, EdAdvance Director of School Age Programs & Development Services, at (860) 567-0863 x143 or
About Lights On! Afterschool
Launched in October 2000, Lights On! Afterschool is the only nationwide event celebrating afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families, and communities. The effort has become a hallmark of the afterschool movement and generates thousands of media clippings each year. Learn more and find an event near you at
About EdAdvance
EdAdvance is the Regional Educational Service Center (RESC) in western CT.  Established by state statute in 1966, the agency’s mission is to support school districts and communities by providing superior quality education, health, and human service programs to meet local and regional needs.  To learn more about EdAdvance programs and services visit