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Summer Concert Series
Litchfield Green
Wednesday, July 25 ~ 7:00 pm
The Apricot Brandy
The Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series from Litchfield Park and Rec will rock on July 25th on the Litchfield Green with The Apricot Brandy. Litchfield Borough Rules: No alcohol, no dogs, no ball playing, Frisbees, etc. Please come and enjoy the free concert and make a donation to Saint Michael’s Food Pantry to help your neighbors in need. 
Ian Campbell Concert (7/11/18) ~ Peter Tavino drone photo
The concerts are free to the public, however donations can be made to sustain the Saint Michael’s Food Pantry of Litchfield are most welcome. Shelf stable food may be brought to the concert and dropped off at the Saint Michael’s Food Pantry table. Money is always welcome too. Checks may be made payable to “Saint Michael’s” and marked “Food Pantry” on the memo line. 
August ~ 6:30 pm
Wednesday, Aug. 1 – Eran Troy Danner
Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Switch Factory
Wednesday, Aug. 15 – RPM
Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Kenn Morr
Wednesday, June 13 – Tradesmen
~ photo by Eibhlin Parker
Litchfield Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp
It’s a fun and exciting week at Litchfield Park and Rec’s “Fun City” Summer Camp the week of July 23rd. It all begins with “Be and Animal Day” on Monday; Tuesday is a trip to Sandy Beach; Wednesday is Halloween, with a visit from the people of 4-H; Thursday is special as we will have a guest from the Tour de France, Sal Lilienthal, who will review cycling safety procedures, and discuss behind the scenes bike racing for the campers. And Friday is the most fun day of all. That’s when “Game Show Guy” makes an appearance with “Campardy” a jeopardy like game show with fun activities thrown-in, to keep everyone moving and laughing! Call Litchfield Park and Rec at (860) 567-7569 to get your child involved in our summer camp! It safe, fun and affordable! The camp is Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Are you looking for a fun and safe place for your kids this summer? Try Litchfield Park and Rec’s “Fun City” Summer Camp. For the week of July 16th there are all kinds of things going on. Monday is Ice Cream Day! Yum! Tuesday the entire camp goes to Sandy Beach! Wednesday is Circus Day and we will have an appearance from 4-H. On Thursday a hiking we will go in White’s Woods and on Friday we will take a trip to The Norwalk Aquarium.  The camp meets weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Field in Litchfield, 58 North Lake Street.  The kids can go for one day, one week, or for the whole summer. Contact Litchfield Parks and Rec for more information at (860) 567-7569 or better yet, drop by the camp and see what’s happening. It’s affordable too! $31 for the day, which breaks down to $4.43 an hour when you do the math! (Friday field trips not included!)  We have an experienced staff and lots of fun! It’s not too late to sign up! 
Litchfield Parks and Recreation’s Summer Camp is open to all children near and far at Community Field in Litchfield Monday through Friday from 9 a.m until 4 p.m. this summer. And there are always fun things happening. This month is the Tour De France and with that in mind, Bike Day is set for Thursday, July 26th Bicycle Tour Company Owner and Former Tour de France Mechanic Sal Lilienthal, in a two part program will review cycling safety procedures, and discuss behind the scenes bike racing for the campers.
Over the past 35 years, Sal has led tours for over 20,000 clients and traveled the world providing technical support for some of the top cyclists of his generation, including Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Axel Merckx, Phil Anderson, Sean Yates, Steve Bauer, Fabio Casartelli, and Clara Hughes.
Sal is the author of Revolutionary Battles: Experience America’s Roads to Independence; a tour book outlining 25 Battlefield Field tours from Quebec, Canada to Savannah, Georgia connecting hundreds of Revolutionary War sites.  To complement the State’s “Still Revolutionary” Tourism Campaign, Sal and Central CT State University Professor, Mary Collins wrote an online tour book honoring Ethan Allen, Israel Putnam, Nathan Hale and fallen hero Benedict Arnold. Follow the tours at
Call Litchfield Park and Rec for more information about summer camp. (860) 567-7569 or go to our website to find the activities galore for the campers! then go to departments, then to Parks and Recreation and click on the link for Summer Camp Calendar 2018. 
2018 Summer Cross Country Series
Thursdays ~ 6:30 pm
@ White Memorial 
Litchfield Parks and Recreation will again host Thursday evening Cross Country races in Whites Woods, offering a 2K, 3K, 4K or 5K test to runners of all ages. All of the races begin and end in the activity field, near the rear of the White Memorial Museum at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in July and August. The cost of the event is $2.00. That’s NOT a typo!
Awards for age groups and over-all follow the event, with race director, Dave Driscoll handling the duties. This is a cross country race, so you must be aware of the terrain and be able to follow the course you are running as each course distance will “peel off” during the race but will all end at the same finish line!.Runners are urged to arrive by 6:00 p.m in order to properly register and warm-up prior to the races, which will go on weather-permitting.
Results will be posted on the Litchfield Parks and Recreation Website and the Litchfield Track Club website within a few days after the event. The first race of the series will be on Thursday, July 5 @ 6:30 pm
Bantam Lake Yacht Club Summer Sailing Lessons
Beginner and Intermediate Classes Available
Ages: 9-18
Class A: 1:00 -3:00 pm (5 classes per 1 week)
Class B: 3:30-5:30 pm (5 classes per 1 week)
$160 per week/ per class
Week of: 
July 23rd
July 30th
August 6th
August 13th
For more information or to register: | 860-483-3245
Heather Boesch-Wages:
Sailing Lesson Coordinator
Day Trip to Ellis Island
& Statue of Liberty
Warren Parks and Recreation
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Warren Community Center
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113

Trip to Ellis Island  & Statue of Liberty
Morris Beach & Recreation
    Saturday, July 21 ~ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Morris Town Hall
We will immerse ourselves in the heritage of our ancestors at Ellis Island Immigration Museum, then board a ferry with Statue Cruises and head on over to Liberty Island to visit with Lady Liberty, of course.

Our day begins with a ferry ride with amazing views to Ellis Island. While on Ellis Island, you may opt to partake in the audio tour that is offered, or simply experience the Museum at your own pace. You will also have the opportunity to actually search the Museum’s database for your own ancestors’ passage records and documentation (nominal fee required). Back onto the ferry and with views of New York City to then arrive at Liberty Island. Visiting Liberty Island and seeing Lady Liberty is one of the most rewarding experiences on any trip to New York City.

We’ll enjoy access to the inside of her pedestal, the museum and the Fort Wood level, along with free time to just soak it all in! It’s a beautiful National Park. Of course there are gift shops on both islands to satisfy your shopping and souvenir needs!

Bus departs from the Morris Town Hall (3 East Street); departure time TBD. Our coach bus trips are opened to all members of the Community thanks to a great collaborative effort between Warren Parks and Recreation & Morris Beach and Recreation. We hope you'll join us!

COST: $70.00 ($66.00 for children under 12)
Includes ticket, deluxe motor coach transportation,
driver gratuity and snacks on the bus!

Please contact us at
860-567-7437 for registration information.

Kristen Davila
Director of Morris Community Activities,
Morris Senior Center &  Morris Beach & Recreation
109-21 East Street, Morris, CT 06763
Phone:  860-567-7437

Goshen Summer Concert
Goshen Recreation Dept.
Sunday, July 22 ~ 5:00-7:00 pm
Camp Coch, Goshen
Those Guys ~ Free!

Paddle Boarding on Bantam Lake
The Litchfield County Paddler is again teaming up with Litchfield Park and Rec and will be hosting stand up paddle boarding on Bantam Lake. Come out and learn how to properly use this equipment in a fun and safe manner. Show up and learn, we supply all of the equipment.
We are offering SUP CAMP for children 7 through 14, from July 23 – July 27 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday at Litchfield Town Beach, 98 Lennox Hill Road. The cost of the camp is $160. A pre-requisite to the camp is that you must be able to swim!
To learn more please contact the Litchfield Parks & Recreation Department at 860-567-7569. There is on line information at fill out the standard registration form and make the check to Litchfield County Paddler LLC and mail it to: Litchfield Park and Rec, P.O. Box 12, Bantam, CT 06750 or by calling the Litchfield County Paddler at 860-480-0714 on line at
Night of Miles
Litchfield Parks and Recreation
Tuesday, July 24 ~ 6:30 pm
Litchfield Plumb Hill Track
Litchfield Parks and Recreation and the Litchfield Track Club will host two "Night of Miles" events at the Plumb Hill Track near the Litchfield Intermediate School this summer. The dates of the mile races are July 24th and August 14th, both are Tuesday night events and the mile races will start at 6:30 p.m.

All ages are invited to run a mile on the track, which is a Mondo surface. The Plumb Hill track is made of the same stuff on which the Olympics track events were run at the Beijing and the London Olympics!

The Plumb Hill Track is a very fast track and is only one of three like it in all of New England. This is a great opportunity to see just how fast you are over the mile distance. Timing of the event will be handled by Sunstroke Timing.  Dave Driscoll, Litchfield Track Club Head Coach, is compiling a list of the fastest times run at the previous nights of miles. Come and run and then see where you rate against the others who have run the "Night of Miles!"

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Entry fees are $2.00 per runner. Runners will compete with others in their age groups with the youngest age group running first and the oldest age group running last. Some age groups with very competitive runners can be combined.

Awards will be given for the first 3 in each age group: 9 and under; 10-12; 13-15, 16-18; 19-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 & over in both male and female categories. Now let's see just how fast YOU can run the mile!     

For more information contact meet director, Dave Driscoll at (860) 491-3738 or Litchfield Parks and Recreation at (860) 567-7569.

Litchfield High School is located off of Route 202 between Litchfield and Bantam. From Litchfield take a left at the stoplight onto Constitution Way (just past Stop & Shop). School is next right at stop sign. Track is at top of hill. From Bantam, take a right at stoplight onto Constitution Way.

Litchfield Parks  & Recreation

Warren Senior Trip
Lady Katherine Lunch Cruise
Warren Parks and Recreation
Wednesday, July 25 ~ 9:30 am
Warren Community Center
For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Sandy Beach Triathlon
Friday, July 27 ~ 5:00 pm Start Time
Sandy Beach
East Shore Rd., Morris
Registration & Package Pickup ~ 3:30 pm
Distances: .5 mile swim/10 mile bike /3.1 mile run
Beatles Forever
Morris Beach & Recreation
Friday, July 27 ~ 6:30–8:30 pm
Morris Town Green
Enjoy the music of the Beatles tribute band – Beatles Forever on the Morris Town Green.

This month's concert will be on our beautiful Town Green! We'll enjoy the music of Beatles Forever
- a fabulous Beatles tribute band! Pack your picnic dinner, grab your lawn chair and join us on the Green at 6:30 pm. We appreciate your support of our efforts to bring our community together through music, like only the Beatles can! See you there!

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 Summer Concert
The Steve Dunn Band
Warren Parks and Recreation
Saturday, July 28 ~ 5:30-8:30 pm
Warren Woods
Steve Dunn, a singer/songwriter from Connecticut has a style described as a combination of rock/pop/contemporary with a twist, combining acoustic and electric pop with country/rock influences for a refreshing style and sound. Dunn creates compelling solid music with a pop/rock/country vibe that is sure to connect with anyone and everyone. Dunn's songs are a diverse compilation of tuneful guitar work and intellectually discerning song writing. With universal stories of love and loss, Dunn surprises you with his wry, witty word play and memorable melodies. His versatile voice easily compliments his variety of styles. Steve Dunn Guitar, Vocals; Kevin Wolfe Guitar, Vocals, Sax, Harmonica; Jon Vandergrift Bass, Vocals; Steve Peterson Drums, Lead Cowbell and Vocals

For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113
Warren Town-wide Picnic
Sunday, July 29 ~ 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Warren Town Beach
Come join us for a Town-wide picnic at Warren Town Beach. The Parks and Recreation Department will provide food from the grill and a DJ to entertain so bring your favorite salad, dessert etc. and enjoy some community fellowship. Please refer to the town website for additional information. Note, the rain date for the event is Sunday August 12

For more information, please contact
Warren Parks and Recreation
at 860-868-7881 ext 113