The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT)
Friday, May 11
ARCHAEOLOGY TALK: Barkhamsted Historical Society will present Ken Feder, professor of archaeology at Central Connecticut State University, discussing his latest book “50 Archaeological Sites to see for Yourself,” Friday at 7 p.m. at the Barkhamsted Senior Center,109 West River Road, Pleasant Valley. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For information, call Noreen Watson at 860-738-1152.
GREENWAY FUNDRAISER: The Friends of the Litchfield Community Greenway, Inc. will host “Tour, Taste & Toast” to celebrate the completion of the second phase of the Litchfield Community Greenway and benefit construction efforts for Phase 3. The event will be held on Friday 6-8 p.m. at the Litchfield Distillery, located at 569 Bantam Road in Litchfield. Call 860-567-8851 for tickets and information.
GILBERT FUNDRAISER: The Gilbert School track team is collecting for a Savers Store fundraiser to raise money for uniforms for the large and enthusiastic track teams and other team needs. Used clothing, linens, housewares, books, baby clothes, etc. are being accepted. To donate, text 860-921-4371 for drop off address or to arrange pick up.
PENNY AUCTION: St. Thomas of Villanova Church of the St Louis de Montfort Parish, 71 North Street, Route 63 North, Goshen, will hold the Ladies Guild’s Annual Penny Auction on Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m. Calling of numbers will begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is welcome.
Saturday, May 12
SPRING SOCIAL: The Litchfield Democratic Town Committee will be holding a Spring Social on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at 17 Mike Road, Litchfield. The event will be honoring Registrar Edith King and Vice Chairman Joe Manes. Tickets are $30 and refreshments will be served. Local, state and federal candidates have been invited to attend. For information, contact Chairman Jennine Lupo at email@example.com.
WORKSHOP: The annual workshop for the Latin Women's Association of Northwestern Connecticut will be held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Wisdom House in Litchfield. Admission is $5 per person, including lunch.
WILD WEST: Hell on Wheels: The Wild West, will be presented at the The Beekley Library, New Hartford, Saturday at 1 p.m. The lecture will be conducted by Hamish Lutris, associate professor of history at Capital Community College. This is the final lecture of his four-part series. The event is free and open to the public.
SPRING CONCERT: Congregational Church of Burlington presents its spring music concert featuring flutist Linda M. Bento Rei and harpist Susan Knapp Thomas on Saturday at 3 p.m. The church is located on 268 Spielman Hwy, Route 4 Burlington. Reception to follow concert. Free will offering. Tel: 860-6734618.
SERVICE DOG DEMO: The David M. Hunt Library, 63 Main St., Falls Village, will host a demonstration of service dogs on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Come and see the specially trained canines in action and meet and snuggle with a puppy who is training to become an Educated Canine Assisting with Disability. This event is free and open to the public. For information, call the library at 860-824-7424, visit www.huntlibrary.org or contact ECAD at 860-379-7788.
TSO CONCERT: The Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present “Rising Stars,” on Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Warner’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. Under the direction of conductor Maurice Steinberg, the orchestra will perform a variety of overtures and arias and feature up and coming artists including Mateo Tiul, Erick Sanchez, Karolina Wojteczko, Katie Weiser, Christine Manalo, Natalie Andrews and Serena Valentin. General admission tickets are $22. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Warner box o ffice at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org
BASKET CRAFT: Hand-Craft a Garden Basket or ‘trug,’ at the Eric Sloane Museum on Saturday with Joseph Jude Brien, local artisan and proprietor of Lost Art Workshops (lostartworkshops.com). There will be two sessions offered, starting at 1 and 3 p.m. The fee for this activity is $10 per person.. Space is limited and preregistration is encouraged. To register, contact the museum at 860-927-3849 by May 11th or send an email to Barbara.Russ@ct.gov.
VETERANS TRIBUTE: Civitan Club and Boy Scouts of Torrington are planning a tribute to fallen veterans at Coe Park on Saturday at 10 a.m. The ceremony will include presentation of colors, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation by Steve Darr of First Congregational Church. Keynote address will be provided by Paul Bentley, veteran, Eagle Scout, author and lifelong Torrington resident. The public is welcome. Immediately following the ceremony, Boy Scouts and leaders will team up with Civitan Club members to visit Hillside and New St. Francis cemeteries where new U.S. flags will be placed on graves of our fallen local veterans. Flags are tagged with a small label which designates installation by Civitan Club and the mailing address for donations.
CAMP MOE OPEN HOUSE: Camp Moe will hold an open house on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at 1145 Brandy Hill Road in Torrington. Guests can learn about Camp Moe and its programs, to visit the camp site, and to have your questions answered. Learn more at www.campmoe.org. For information, call 860-618-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEAM VENT COFFEE HOUSE: First Church of Winsted continues its spring season of Steam Vent Coffee House on Saturday from 6-10 p.m. Open mic from 6-6:30 with sign up the night of the event. Music is free; donations accepted for children’s missions.
ROAST BEEF DINNER: Morris Congregatonal Church, will hold an all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner with potatoes, three-bean salad, vegetables, rolls and beverages, followed by homemade desserts. Adults $14, children $4, 12 and under. For information, call 860-806-1482.
BOOKS AND BARGAINS: The United Methodist Church of Litchfield, 69 West St., Litchfield, will hold a Books & Bargains tag sale of gently used items and books on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, visit litchfieldumc.org or call the church at 860-567-5022.
SPRING MARKET DAY: Tractor Supply Company in Barkhamsted is showcasing the talents of local craftmakers, artisans and growers during its spring Market Day event Saturday from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Contact the Barkhamsted Tractor Supply store at 860-738-9696 for information.
OLD BARKHAMSTED DAY: Old Barkhamsted Day will be held Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Squires’ Tavern 100 East River Road. The Lebanon Old Towne Militia will set up camp on the grounds of Squires’ Tavern. There will be musket and cannon fire. The portable mini hay baler will be there as well as a blacksmith, cornhusk dolls, Farmers’ cheese demo, rush chair seat making etc. Come try your hand with old woodworking tools and games. The Little Red Barn Brewers will show us about beer making and letting us sample some, including a special Squire’s Tavern Ale. Local Boy Scouts will be selling hot dogs, drinks and snacks and Girl Scouts will be selling desserts. Questions, call Noreen 860 738 1152
BINGO: Sons of Italy, Center Street, Torrington, hosts bingo games Saturday, 4-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m., games begin at 6 p.m. For information, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.
ANNUAL TOUCH-A-TRUCK: O&G Industries will hold its annual Touch a Truck event, Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 900 South Main Street. O&G has arranged for offsite parking at Iffland Lumber, Ron’s Auto, and the Bogue Road plant with bus transportation provided by All Star. The event caps Safety Week and features over 20 different trucks and vehicles plus vehicles from the Torrington Fire Department and Police Department. Admission $2, with all proceeds benefiting the new construction exhibit at Kids-Play Children’s Museum. There will be face painting and events. Food vendors will include Frankie’s hot dogs, Kona ice, and Bella Serra Restaurant.
BARBERSHOP CHORUS: The Housa-Tonics Barbershop Chorus will host a Northwest Corner Community Singalong on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. at the Salisbury Congregational Church. Wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tickets $20. This is the only Housa-Tonics event this spring in the area. To reserve seats, or for information, send an email with “Singalong” in the subject to email@example.com.
UNWIND LIBRARY FUNDRAISER: The Warren Public Library will hold Unwind — a benefit event of wine, cheese, and chocolate pairings, Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hopkins Vineyard in Warren, featuring Arethusa Farm cheeses and Thorncrest Farm & Milk House chocolates paired with select Hopkins Vineyard wines. A collection of themed gift baskets will be up for silent auction and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Live acoustic music by Steven Christofer of Ridgefield will round out the evening. Presale tickets $20/person are available at the Warren Library. Tickets will be sold at the door the day of the event $25/person. All proceeds will benefit the Warren Public Library. For more information visit warrenctlibrary.org or call the library at 860868-2195.
MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS: The Barkhamsted Women’s Club will be having its 21st annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale, Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m at the Barkhamsted Town Garage, Route 44 Barkhamsted.
PLANT SALE: The New Hartford Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at the New Hartford Town Hall, Main Street, New Hartford. Tomato and vegetable plants; perennials provided by member gardeners; hypertufa planters filled with plants ready to gift or to enjoy; and hanging baskets will be available for sale.
Sunday, May 13
MOTHER’S DAY BREAKFAST: A Mother’s Day Breakfast will be held Sunday, May 13, 8 a.m.-noon at the United Methodist Church, Fern Drive, Torrington. All you can eat, adults $10, $5 for children 10 and under.
MOTHER’S DAY TEA: Mother’s Day High Tea will be held Saturday, May 13, 1-3 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. Enjoy a traditional British High Tea including tea sandwiches, scones and tea at the Morris Senior Center. Reservations and advance ticket sales required; call 860-567-7437.
MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION: A Mother’s Day & Celebration of Mary’s Crowning at Lourdes of Litchfield, Route 118, Litchfield, will be held Sunday, May 13. There will be a special blessing for all women present as part of the yearly celebration of the May Crowning. Donation of plants and flowers to help beautify the Grotto will be greatly appreciated. For further information call 860-567-1041, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our web site: www.shrinect.org.
Monday, May 14
BANTAM HISTORY PROGRAM: The Bantam Historical Society’s monthly meeting on Monday, May 14, 7 p.m. in Bantam Borough Hall, 890 Bantam Rd. (Rt. 202), Bantam, will focus on The Bantam Lumber Company. Everyone is welcome to attend and bring objects, photographs, memories and stories to share in a show and tell format. Photographs and objects from the Bantam Historical Society collection will be on display.
BLOOD DRIVE: Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (CHH) is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross. The drive will be held on Monday, May 14, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 540 Litchfield Street, Torrington, in the CHH Memorial Building, First Floor. To make an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767 or visit www.redcrossblood.org. Use sponsor code CHHCT.
Tuesday, May 15
HISTORY CLUB: The Gunn Historical Museum’s Washington History Club at Night will meet in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Library on Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 p.m. The topic of discussion will be the Washington Volunteer Fire Department, which was founded in 1926 and has been protecting the community for over 90 years, and their annual summer carnival which started in
1937 and provided entertainment to generations of Washington’s residents. Bring your favorite stories and memories to share.
Wednesday, May 16
BINGO: Sons of Italy, Center Street, Torrington, hosts bingo games on Wednesdays, 4-9:30 p.m. with dinner at 5 and calling at 6. For information, call the lodge at 860-489-1226.
BINGO: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church holds weekly bingo games at St. Anthony School, Oak Street, Winsted, on Wednesdays. Doors open at 5 p.m. with refreshments and snacks for sale. Games begin at 6:35 p.m. Progressive jackpots. For information call the church at 860-379-3369.
BINGO: St. Maron’s Church, 613 Main St., Torrington, holds bingo games every Monday and Friday. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bingo beings at 6 p.m., with progressive jackpots and food for sale.
FILM AND SOUP: The monthly Earth Film & Soup Supper at Church of Christ, 5 Old Middle St., Goshen, will be held May 16, 6:30 p.m., free and open to the public. The film is “Awake.”
Thursday, May 17
SQUADRON MEETING: A meeting of the Northwest Hills Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol Auxiliary of the United States Air Force will be held Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at the Torrington Armory South Main Street. For information, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email email@example.com.
SAFE DRIVER: AARP Driver Safety Program will be held Thursday, May 17, 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. at the Morris Senior Center. Cost is $15 member fee/$20 non-member fee, payable to AARP. To register call 860-567-7437.
CHESS CLUB: The Litchfield County Chess Club meets Thursdays at the Torrington Library, 12 Daycoeton Place, Torrington, from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursdays. The informal club has held several meetings. Membership is free — just show up and play. Adults, teens and older children with an adult are welcome. There are plenty of boards and pieces, or bring your own. For information, call Alan at 850-430-9317.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE: Duplicate Bridge at the Sullivan Senior Center, East Albert Street, Torrington, Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon. For information, call John Townsend at 860-567-0671. Leave a message, he will return your call. Bringing a partner is encouraged but not required. Games are now free of charge.