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Thanksgiving Friday Feast and Dancing Feet
Friday, November 16 ~ 12:00-2:00 pm
Litchfield Community Center
Join us on the 3rd Friday of each month for a light lunch, music and dancing. Music this month: Lew and the Good Time Guys. Music made possible by the NW CT Community Foundation Litchfield Community Center Music Fund.
Cost: $7.00 pp
* Pre-registration is required
For more info call 860-567-8302

Star Party
Friday, November 16 ~ 7:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
This astronomy program is organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society. Weather permitting, there will be Star gazing after the program.

7:00 p.m., A.B. Ceder Room.
Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You are invited to bring your own telescope or binoculars.
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Annual Duck Ramble
Litchfield Hills Audubon Society
Saturday, November 17 ~ 8:00 am
White Memorial Museum
Noted birder Greg Hanisek will once again help us identify ducks and other birds at Bantam Lake. Meet at the White Memorial Museum parking lot. Heavy rain will cancel.
 For more information,
call Greg at 203-754-4401.

Warren Land Trust
Annual Meeting & Program
Saturday, November 17 ~ 10:00 am
Warren Town Hall
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Learning About Plant Galls
with Pete and Barb Rzasa
Saturday, November 17 ~ 2:00 pm
White Memorial Conservation Center
Pique your curiosity about plant galls and the insects that make them.  You've probably seen these weird growths on plants and trees and wondered what they were.  Galls are the highly distinctive plant structures formed by gall insects that act as both the habitat and food source for the maker of the galls. Galls vary greatly in color, size and shape.  Tree burls will also be described. Learn what causes galls and their effect on our vegetation. View a collection of galls before and after our PowerPoint presentation. Indoors program with optional hike.
Dress for the weather! 2:00 pm., A. B. Ceder Room.
The program is free but you must pre-register
 by calling 860-567-0857
or register online:
FREE… Donations will be accepted to help defray
 the Conservation Center's programming expenses.

Ways To Love Your Brain
Live, Learn, Lunch
Monday, November 19 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Litchfield Community Center
Tina Hogan from the Alzheimer's Association will present on Ways To Love Your Brain. Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It's never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.
"Live, Learn & Lunch" Series
*Presentation 11:00 a.m. *Lunch with Q & A 11:45 a.m.
* FREE! Walk-ins welcome ~ Pre Reg. for lunch!
Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentations
on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love!
Free & Open to the Public
Pre-registration required to be included in lunch count
For more info call 860-567-8302
Connecticut Community Foundation Awards
$16,000in Grants for Community Events
that Entertain, Empower and Educate
Residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills will reap the benefits of $16,000 in grants for community events recently awarded by Connecticut Community Foundation to 18 local nonprofit organizations.  Funded events include community theater productions, fundraising dinners and auctions, historical exhibits, holiday celebrations, a robotics competition and a girls’ leadership conference.
Julie Loughran, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, “Events like these are essential to bringing communities closer together.  Pursuit of common goals—side by side with neighbors—is often the springboard for shared understanding.  As the community foundation for Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, we want to help create those opportunities for local residents now more than ever.”
Goshen Players, an all-volunteer community theater in Goshen that is the second oldest continuously performing theatre group in Connecticut, also received a grant. Began by a small but enthusiastic group of professional and amateur actors, Goshen Players has expanded their offerings to a full season of productions.
“Goshen Players has been providing quality community theater to the northwest corner for more than 70 years, which we would not be able to accomplish without the support of our season sponsors, including Connecticut Community Foundation.  Along with the cost of the three productions in our season, we also maintain and improve our theater in the beautiful, historic Old Town Hall of Goshen to provide the best possible theater experience for our patrons,” said Lynne Wilson, president of the Goshen Players Board of Directors.
View all 18 new grantees and their funded events
This is the third round of event sponsorship grants awarded by the Foundation this year. Made possible through the generosity of many donors, the grants support events open to the public in the Foundation’s 21-townservice area hosted by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, libraries, over-55 communities and/or senior centers.
Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation fosters creative partnerships that build rewarding lives and thriving communities in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. The Foundation provides leadership in addressing the region’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to administer charitable funds. Learn more at
Litchfield 300th Anniversary Committee
On May 19, 2019 Litchfield will be celebrating 300 years since its incorporation. Any organization that is planning an event to celebrate, or that is interested in partnering with another organization in celebrating, is asked to coordinate their efforts with the 300th Anniversary Committee. Businesses interested in sponsoring an event are also asked to contact the committee. Please contact Lisa Losee at