Brandy­wine to host ‘Ladies Night Out’

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

LITCHFIELD — Brandy­wine Liv­ing at Litchfield will be host­ing their 6th An­nual Ladies Night Out Char­ity Shop­ping Event on Thurs­day, Nov. 15, 5-7 p.m. Pro­ceeds from the evening will ben­e­fit the Pan­cre­atic Cancer Ac­tion Net­work, Con­necti­cut Af­fil­i­ate.

Par­tic­i­pants will have the op­por­tu­nity to win door prizes, sip sig­na­ture bev­er­ages, and en­joy de­li­cious chef-pre­pared hors d'oeu­vres as they shop with a va­ri­ety of ar­ti­sans and lo­cal ven­dors, sell­ing fine jewelry, beauty prod­ucts, well­ness items, ar­ti­san-made gifts, home decor, and food will be avail­able for pur­chase to kick off the 2018 hol­i­day shop­ping sea­son.

Ad­mis­sion is free and open to the pub­lic. Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing should RSVP by Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14 to Am­ber or Nanette at 860-567-9500 or achap­man@brandy­

Cho­rale to per­form in Tor­ring­ton

TOR­RING­TON — The Con­necti­cut Yan­kee Cho­rale in­vites you to join them for their an­nual Hol­i­day Con­cert “Christ­mas Time in the City.”

The Cho­rale will be pre­sent­ing this con­cert on Dec. 9, 4 p.m. at Cen­ter Con­gre­ga­tional Church, 155 Main St., Tor­ring­ton. Tick­ets are $12 for adults, $10 for se­niors and stu­dents, and $5 for chil­dren 12 and un­der.

To pur­chase tick­ets or re­quest more in­for­ma­tion, please con­tact Mary Rolfe at 860-482-5743 or via e-mail at mary­ge­org­

The Con­necti­cut Yan­kee Cho­rale is in its 34th year of op­er­a­tion and is un­der the di­rec­tion of Dr. Wil­liam At­wood and ac­com­pa­nied by Lau­rie Hall. The choir will be pre­sent­ing hol­i­day car­ols of the sea­son with a small re­cep­tion to fol­low.

Goshen Fes­ti­val Singers to per­form

GOSHEN — The Goshen Fes­ti­val Singers, based in Litchfield County, is made up of singers from Litchfield, Goshen, Beth­le­hem, Har­win­ton, New Mil­ford, Tor­ring­ton, War­ren and Water­town. They are best known for their per­for­mances at the Goshen Con­gre­ga­tional Church’s An­nual Feast and Song, where they de­lighted au­di­ences with their mu­sic for sev­eral years.

This year’s Dec. 15 per­for­mance will ben­e­fit the War­ren Con­gre­ga­tional church or­gan restora­tion fund. The an­tique pipe or­gan in the church is in need of some long over­due re­pairs and ren­o­va­tions. This din­ner con­cert is one of many fund rais­ing ac­tiv­i­ties that will be held in or­der to raise money for the nec­es­sary work on the in­stru­ment. Phase one of the or­gan restora­tion project, which is to re­place/cor­rect/up­date the blower and wind sys­tem is cur­rently un­der­way un­der the di­rec­tion of S.L. Hunt­ing­ton Co. in Ston­ing­ton.

This year’s gala is be­ing pre­sented by the War­ren Con­gre­ga­tional Church’s Mu­sic com­mit­tee, along with our co­op­er­ate spon­sor, Litchfield Dis­tillery. The din­ner con­cert will be held on Sat­ur­day, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. in the War­ren Con­gre­ga­tional Church parish hall, on 4 Sack­ett Hill Rd. in War­ren. The event will in­clude a four-course, gourmet din­ner and a per­for­mance by the Goshen Fes­ti­val Singers sing­ing a va­ri­ety of hol­i­day tunes. The group will be di­rected and ac­com­pa­nied by Cindy If­fland on pi­ano. Also ac­com­pa­ny­ing the choir is New Mil­ford mu­si­cian Di­ane Tay­lor, per­form­ing on the flute. Tick­ets are $2. Seat­ing is lim­ited and reser­va­tions are re­quired; call the War­ren Con­gre­ga­tional Church of­fice at 860 8687106.

Flan­ders hold­ing ‘Scenes of Fall’ photo con­test

WOOD­BURY — Flan­ders Na­ture Cen­ter is hold­ing a pho­tog­ra­phy con­test Nov. 10, with prizes for the best sub­mis­sions based on com­po­si­tion, image qual­ity, orig­i­nal­ity and the story the image tells.

This “scenes of fall” photo con­test is an in­vi­ta­tion to cap­ture the spirit of the au­tumn sea­son in all of its color with images that might in­clude fo­liage, or fall ac­tiv­i­ties or events. The pho­tos do not need to be taken on a Flan­ders’ prop­erty but in­stead can be taken any­where that pro­vides the pho­tog­ra­pher in­spi­ra­tion. En­tries must be in dig­i­tal for­mats of 6MB or less in size. All sub­mit­ted images are judged by Flan­ders staff and ex­pe­ri­enced pho­tog­ra­phy as­so­ci­ates

The cost for one sub­mis­sion is $5, 2/$7, 3/ $10, 4/$13 and 5/$15. All pro­ceeds to ben­e­fit Flan­ders pro­gram­ming.

En­try blanks as well as de­tails on the con­test can be found on their web­site at www.flan­der­sna­ture­cen­ or call Flan­ders at 203-263-3711; ext. 10.

Op­er­a­tion Over­flow needs vol­un­teers, do­na­tions

Op­er­a­tion Over­flow is look­ing for vol­un­teers, es­pe­cially women, to sleep overnight, from 8:45 p.m. to 6 a.m., in a Tor­ring­ton church base­ment “so that no one has to sleep out­side in the win­ter,” ac­cord­ing to a press re­lease. The new sea­son be­gins Nov. 23.

Since 2003, Op­er­a­tion Over­flow has served home­less adults dur­ing the win­ter months, pro­vid­ing a warm and safe overnight shel­ter. Part­ner­ing with other com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, the shel­ter vol­un­teers guide those in need to more per­ma­nent ser­vices.

When FISH, the lo­cal shel­ter, is full, Op­er­a­tion Over­flow pro­vides shel­ter in one of three lo­cal churches: Trin­ity Epis­co­pal Church, North­west Hills Com­mu­nity Church, and First United Methodist Church. Vol­un­teers do not need to be­long to a church to help.

Op­er­a­tion Over­flow is an or­ga­ni­za­tion run strictly by vol­un­teers, re­ly­ing only on mone­tary gifts and in-kind do­na­tions from com­mu­nity mem­bers, or­ga­ni­za­tions and churches.

Mone­tary do­na­tions, for cots, bed­ding, cof­fee, snacks, socks, un­der­wear and toi­letries are also needed. For more de­tails, con­tact Con­rad Sienkiewicz at con­rad­

Choir in­vites singers, mu­si­cians to join

TOR­RING­TON —The Cross­roads Ec­u­meni­cal Choir and Or­ches­tra spon­sored by the First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Tor­ring­ton will present the can­tata “The Glory of Christ­mas” by Lloyd Lar­son and also se­lec­tions by Han­del and Mozart. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Ken Beyer, the con­cert will be held at 3 p.m. on Dec. 9 in the sanc­tu­ary of First Con­gre­ga­tional Church.

In­ter­ested singers and in­stru­men­tal­ists are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate. Re­hearsals for singers be­gan Sept. 30, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the church sanc­tu­ary and will con­tinue weekly on Sun­days at the same time.

In­stru­men­tal­ists will join in the re­hearsals at a lit­tle later date. First Con­gre­ga­tional is lo­cated at 835 River­side Ave., Tor­ring­ton. In­ter­ested singers and in­stru­men­tal­ists are en­cour­aged to con­tact Ken or Betsy Beyer at tele: 860-496-1289 or at bey­er­mu­

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