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

Fri­day, Nov. 9

CEL­E­BRA­TION OF VET­ER­ANS: Lewis S. Mills High School ex­tends an in­vi­ta­tion to the vet­er­ans in the com­mu­ni­ties of Burling­ton and Har­win­ton, Nov. 9, with lunc at 12 p.m. and an assem­bly at 1 p.m. Through­out the day, com­mu­nity mem­bers are in­vited to view LSM stu­dents’ art­work dis­played in the Main Lobby and ad­ja­cent hall­way. R.S.V.P. to Cindy Ber­ar­dinelli by Oct. 31 at 860-673-0423 x15311.

PAINT­ING CLUB: Shades of North­west Hills Dec­o­ra­tive Paint­ing Club will meet on Fri­day, Nov. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Fire­house on An­tolini Road in New Hart­ford. Club mem­ber Carol Zor­dan will present one of the lat­est paint­ing trends, man­dalas. For more in­for­ma­tion and to sign up, call Lisa at 860-4139878. A pic­ture of the project can be found on the Shades Face­book page at https://www.face­book.com/pages/ Shades-of-North­west-Hills/3283492105 22724

BOOK BUD­DIES: Lit­tle Book Bud­dies, for grades K-3, meets Fri­days, 3:30-4:15 p.m. Nov. 9 and Dec. 14 at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litc­ch­field. Chil­dren will lis­ten to a pop­u­lar sto­ry­book, and then make their very own stuffed an­i­mal in­spired by the book to take home. Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860-567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/ Chil­dren’s Events.

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.

FREE CAR WASH: Free Car Wash for Vet­er­ans & Mil­i­tary Per­son­nel will be pro­vided at Swell’s Car Wash, Win­sted, Nov. 5-12. This is the 10th year Swell’s Car Wash is of­fer­ing a free car wash in recog­ni­tion of Vet­er­ans Day.

PIZZA, GAME NIGHT: A fam­ily night of pizza and games will be held Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m. at the Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Free; RSVP is re­quired for pizza by call­ing The Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 860-567-83023 or visit www.thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org

CELEBRITY ART SHOW: A celebrity art show to raise money for char­ity will be held Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m. in the Libby Build­ing, Main Street, Tor­ring­ton, hosted by Con­necti­cut Academy for the Arts (CAFTA). “Celebri­ties Paint For A Cause”, will have fun try­ing to fig­ure out which lo­cal celebrity paint­ing the works that will be on dis­play with­out their sig­na­ture. Tick­ets are $25 and may be pur­chased on­line from CAFTA or by call­ing 860-201-5706.

EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL OP­TI­MIST: On Fri­day, No­vem­ber 9th Dr. Joshua Gins­berg will present “Why I'm an En­vi­ron­men­tal Op­ti­mist” at The Sal­is­bury Fo­rum, Nov 9, 7:30 p.m. at Housatonic Val­ley Re­gional High School on Route 7 in Falls Vil­lage. The pro­gram is free and all are wel­come.

Sat­ur­day, Nov. 10

WWI TALK: A World War I Talk with Deron Bayer at the Corn­wall Li­brary will be held Nov. 10, 5 p.m. Bayer, a his­to­rian and teacher at Housatonic Val­ley Re­gional High School, will present a dis­cus­sion on World War I and demon­strat­ing some of the ped­a­gog­i­cal changes that have taken place in terms of his­tory teach­ing dur­ing his ten­ure.

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.

AUTHOR TALK: Con­necti­cut Ar­chi­tec­ture: Sto­ries of 100 Places, pre­sented by author Christo­pher Wi­gren, Deputy Di­rec­tor of the Con­necti­cut Trust for His­toric Preser­va­tion, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. at the Scov­ille Memo­rial Li­brary, Sal­is­bury. scov­il­leli­brary.org.

GOSHEN PLAY­ERS: The Goshen Play­ers will stage “Al­most, Maine” Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 10-11, 8 p.m. ,Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 3 p.m. All tick­ets for the cabaret seat­ing are re­served for $22. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.goshen­play­ers.org or by call­ing the Box Of­fice at 860-4919988 and leave a mes­sage for call back. Early reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended as Cabaret Seat­ing is lim­ited.

POINT FOLLY HIKE: Fam­i­lies are in­vited to a Point Folly Bird Hike with White Memo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Ccen­ter Ed­u­ca­tion Di­rec­tor Car­rie Szwed, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. Meet just be­yond the gate to Point Folly on North Shore Rd. — con­struc­tion work may still be go­ing on north of the en­trance, so you’ll need to en­ter from the south, via Ban­tam Lake Road. Bring binoc­u­lars if you have them; oth­er­wise, they will be pro­vided. Dress warmly. Free, do­na­tions wel­come.

ALL ABOUT DIO­RA­MAS: Michael An­der­son, Ex­hibit Prepara­tor at Yale Pe­abody Mu­seum of Nat­u­ral His­tory, presents “The Im­por­tance of Dio­ra­mas,” Nov. 10, 2 p.m. at White Memo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litchfield, in the A.B. Ceder Room. Mem­bers free, guests $6. Pre-regis­tra­tion and pre-pay­ment are re­quired by call­ing 860-567-0857 or reg­is­ter on­line: www.white­memo­ri­alcc.org

PIE AND CRAFT SALE: The First Con­gre­ga­tional Church of Tor­ring­ton, at River­side Av­enue and Route 4, will hold its an­nual Pie and Craft Sale, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with hand cro­cheted blan­kets, sea­sonal home dec­o­ra­tions, cut­lery, jewelry, nut­breads, jams and pies. For the chil­dren, the lady with sur­prises in her apron pock­ets will be there.

VET­ER­ANS DIN­NER: Goshen Boy Scout Troop 35 will hold its an­nual Vet­eran’s Pasta Din­ner, Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m. Tick­ets $5, vet­er­ans ad­mit­ted free. Goshen Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Route 63, Goshen.

TRIN­ITY CHRIST­MAS FAIR: Trinita Christ­mas Fair will be held Nov. 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Trinita Re­treat Cen­ter, 595 Town Hill Road, New Hart­ford. Christ­mas dé­cor, hand crafted jewelry, jams and jel­lies, stained glass, cards, soaps, can­dles cho­co­lates, olive oils and our fa­mous home­made ap­ple pies! Lunch will be avail­able along with free cof­fee all day. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-3794329 or email trinita@char­ter.net

EARS, NOSE AND THROAT TALK: The Win­sted Com­mu­nity Book­store will be host­ing a free pre­sen­ta­tion for 5th and 6th grade stu­dents on the ears, nose, and throat at our store­front, 414 Main St., Win­sted, Nov. 19, 10:30 a.m. Dr. Alexis Bouten­eff, a lo­cal ENT, will be lead­ing an hour long pre­sen­ta­tion, in­clud­ing a Q&A for lo­cal stu­dents. Reg­is­ter at win­st­ed­books@gmail.com

RE­MEM­BRANCE CEL­E­BRA­TION: Sal­is­bury Vis­it­ing Nurse As­so­ci­a­tion will hold a re­mem­brance cel­e­bra­tion to honor hos­pice pa­tients, Nov. 10, 5-6 p.m. at the Town Grove, 42 Ethan Allen St., Sal­is­bury. The cer­e­mony will in­clude mu­sic per­formed by stu­dents from the Song for Smiles group of the Hotchkiss School, in­spi­ra­tional mes­sages and a pub­lic read­ing of the names of those be­ing re­mem­bered and hon­ored. Pub­lic wel­come. Light re­fresh­ments served. RSVP to Joanna Geiger at 860- 4350816 or jgeiger@sal­is­buryvna.org.

FREE CAR WASH: Free Car Wash for Vet­er­ans & Mil­i­tary Per­son­nel will be pro­vided at Swell’s Car Wash, Win­sted, Nov. 5-12. This is the 10th year Swell’s Car Wash is of­fer­ing a free car wash in recog­ni­tion of Vet­er­ans Day.

SHARON CURES EX­HIBIT: The Sharon His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and Mu­seum’s up­com­ing ex­hibit “Sharon Cures: Cen­turies of Medicine in One Small Town,” ex­plores how Sharon was at the cut­ting edge of medicine from the colo­nial era to the 20th cen­tury. The ex­hibit runs Nov. 10-April 28, with an open­ing re­cep­tion Nov. 10, 3-5 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion and direc­tions email di­rec­tor@sharon­hist.org, call 860-364-5688 or visit www.sharon­hist.org.

HOL­I­DAY FAIRE: The Tau Up­silon Chap­ter of Delta Kappa Gamma will host the an­nual Hol­i­day Faire at the Litchfield Fire­house, 258 West St., Litchfield, Nov. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Shop­pers will find more than 25 ven­dors and crafters, as well as a raf­fle,bake sale, and used book sale.

CLUB FUNDRAISER: The Nor­folk Curl­ing Club will hold the 5th an­nual “Wine on Ice” tast­ing and silent auc­tion at the club, 70 Golf Drive in Nor­folk, Nov. 19, 5-8 p.m. Tick­ets are $30 in ad­vance and $35 at the door. Ad­vance tick­ets are avail­able via Pay­Pal at nor­folkcurling­club.org, by call­ing Caryn Trager at 860-922-2057, or by email to wine­tast­ing@nor­folkcurling­club.org.

AP­PLE TIPS: The Kent Memo­rial Li­brary will hold an Ap­ple prod­ucts work­shop: “Top 5 Tips for Ap­ple Prod­ucts” Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m. in the Read­ing Room. This pro­gram is free and open to pub­lic. Seat­ing is lim­ited. Reg­is­ter by call­ing 860-927-3761, go­ing to kent­memo­ri­al­li­brary.org on­line cal­en­dar, email­ing km­linfo@bib­lio.org, or reg­is­ter­ing at the li­brary.

SHOP LO­CAL: Hop­kins Vine­yard on Lake Wara­maug, New Pre­ston, presents: Sip, Shop and Be Lo­cal, Nov. 10, 12-6 p.m. This hol­i­day shop­ping event fea­tur­ing lo­cal ar­ti­san made prod­ucts will in­clude Plum Brook Choco­late, But­ter­nut Al­paca’s, Vin­tage Ter­rar­ium’s, Rus­tic Home Goods, Brits Brand, Mic Ur­ban Jewelry, Woods Magic, Cot­tage Wicks, Livin Coun­try, The Bake­house of Litchfield and oth­ers. Ad­mis­sion is free.

CHRIST­MAS FAIR: An an­nual Christ­mas Fair, Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Pleas­ant Val­ley United Methodist Church, Route 181, 93 River Road. Hand­made crafts, knit items and at­tic trea­sures for sale as well as a bake sale and the Christ­mas Café, open for lunch. Call 860-379-2157 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

CHICKEN DIN­NER: First United Methodist Church on 21 Fern Drive, Tor­ring­ton, will hold a chicken din­ner Nov. 10, with chick­ena nd gravy, home­made bis­cuits, mashed po­ta­toes and trim­mings, with pies for dessert. Adults $10, $6 for ages 6-12, free un­der 6. Take out is avail­able.

Call 860-489-8084

OPEN HOUSE: In honor of Vet­er­ans Day, The Falls Vil­lage-Canaan His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety will have an open house at the mu­seum Nov. 10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at 44 Rail­road St. Falls Vil­lage. The event is free and open to the pub­lic. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 860-8226 or like the Falls Vil­lage-Canaan His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety on Face­book.

BEAT PO­ETRY FEST: Na­tional Beat Po­etry Fes­ti­val, Bards Against Hunger, will be held Nov. 10, 3:30 p.m . at the Beek­ley Memo­rial Li­brary. Help oth­ers with a non-per­ish­able food item or a do­na­tion to the Karma jar. All food and mone­tary do­na­tions will go to ben­e­fit the Com­mu­nity Soup Kitchen of Tor­ring­ton.Sign up for the open mic starts at 3:30 p.m.; mu­sic this month is by the Po­dunk Throw­backs.

Sun­day, Nov. 11

HEAL­ING SES­SIONS CAN­CELLED: The Heal­ing Modal­i­ties In­sti­tute is CAN­CELLING ses­sions from Nov. 11 through Feb. 10, 2019. The ses­sions, held at The Owl Cen­ter in De­pot Square Mall, 51 De­pot Street Suite 2130 Water­town, will re­turn on March 10, 2019. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call Sunny Tor­res at 860 485-1557 or Lor­raine Babb at 860 485-6911.

FI­NAL STEAM VENT: Steam Vent Cof­fee House will hold its fi­nal event of the fall sea­son, Nov. 11, 6-10 p.m. at First Church of Win­sted, 95 North Main St. Fea­tured per­form­ers in­clude: Bill But­tner, Addy Punkin, Bill Ben­son, Paula Ryan, Me­lanie Michaud, Joel Blumert, and the Klerks with Sam Guglielmino. There is an open mic from 6-6:30 p.m. with sign-up the night of the event. Mu­sic is freem do­na­tions are ac­cepted to­ward Chil­dren’s Mis­sions. Soup, Salad and Grilled Cheese night in the Cafe, served from 6-8 p.m., full meals $11. A la carte also avail­able.

HAR­WIN­TON VET­ER­ANS DAY CER­E­MONY. The Har­win­ton Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 137 will con­duct a Vet­er­ans Day cer­e­mony on Sun­day, Nov. 11, 11 a.m. on the town green at the in­ter­sec­tion of South Rd and Rte 4/Burling­ton Road. The cer­e­mony will in­clude a guest speaker and the hon­or­ing of each of this year’s de­ceased Har­win­ton vet­er­ans. Re­fresh­ments will be served fol­low­ing the cer­e­mony at Com­mu­nity Hall across from the green. In the event of bad weather, the cer­e­mony will be held in the Town Hall, 100 Bent­ley Drive.

TOR­RING­TON VET­ER­ANS DAY CER­E­MONY: The Tor­ring­ton Vet­er­ans Ser­vice Com­mit­tee and lo­cal posts and vet­er­ans or­ga­ni­za­tions will hold a Vet­er­ans Day cer­e­mony at Coe Memo­rial Park, Tor­ring­ton, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. A spe­cial cer­e­mony mark­ing the 100th aniver­sary of the sign­ing of the Ar­mistice end­ing WWI will be held at 11 a.m. All are in­vited to at­tend. If it rains or snows, the pro­gram will be held in the park’s civic cen­ter.

GOSHEN PLAY­ERS: The Goshen Play­ers will stage “Al­most, Maine” Oct. 26-27, Nov. 2-3, Nov. 10-11, 8 p.m. ,Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 3 p.m. All tick­ets for the cabaret seat­ing are re­served for $22. Tick­ets can be pur­chased at www.goshen­play­ers.org or by call­ing the Box Of­fice at 860491-9988 and leave a mes­sage for call back. Early reser­va­tions are rec­om­mended as Cabaret Seat­ing is lim­ited.

FREE CAR WASH: Free Car Wash for Vet­er­ans & Mil­i­tary Per­son­nel will be pro­vided at Swell’s Car Wash, Win­sted, Nov. 5-12. This is the 10th year Swell’s Car Wash is of­fer­ing a free car wash in recog­ni­tion of Vet­er­ans Day.

COMEMMORATIVE SER­VICE: St. Michael’s Parish will present a com­mem­o­ra­tive ser­vice for the 100th An­niver­sary of the World War I Ar­mistice on Vet­er­ans Day Sun­day, Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., with read­ings and mu­sic by Thomas Tal­lis, Hu­bert Parry, John Goff, Ed­ward May­lor. The Re­mem­brance Choir from Rhode Is­land will be fea­tured. There will be a free will of­fer­ing and all are wel­come to a re­cep­tion im­me­di­ately fol­low­ing the ser­vice.

Mon­day, Nov. 12

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.

FREE CAR WASH: Free Car Wash for Vet­er­ans & Mil­i­tary Per­son­nel will be pro­vided at Swell’s Car Wash, Win­sted, Nov. 5-12. This is the 10th year Swell’s Car Wash is of­fer­ing a free car wash in recog­ni­tion of Vet­er­ans Day.

WW I MON­U­MENTS: World War I Mon­u­ments at the Goshen Pub­lic Li­brary will be held Nov. 12, 4 p.m. Richard Franklin Dono­hue, Cromwell Town His­to­rian, will dis­play images of the mon­u­ments and ex­plore trends in their de­sign and place­ment, with spe­cial em­pha­sis placed on the memo­ri­als of the host­ing town and vicin­ity. Call to reg­is­ter at 860-491-3234.

MAN­AG­ING DI­A­BETES: The Corn­wall Li­brary will present a class, Man­ag­ing Your Di­a­betes, Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10 and 17, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. with an op­tional walk at 9:30 a.m. This is a con­tin­u­a­tion of the free di­a­betes course of­fered by Anne Hum­mel.

ROXBURY VET­ER­ANS: The town of Roxbury and the Roxbury Coun­cil on Ag­ing is hon­or­ing its vet­er­ans with a re­cep­tion on Mon­day, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Se­nior Cen­ter, 7 South Street. All Roxbury vet­er­ans are in­vited to at­tend.

Tues­day, Nov. 13

WWII PARIS: “Ger­man Oc­cu­pa­tion of Paris: Per­sonal Recol­lec­tions from the Daugh­ter of a French Re­sis­tant” with Denise Woehrlé, will be held Nov. 13, 7 p.m. at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litchfield. Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860-567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/Adult Events. AUTHOR ON HORSES: “Horses Change His­tory…and Change Lives” with Ann Jamieson, author of the se­ries “For the Love of the Horse” will be held Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., at the Mor­ris Pub­lic Li­brary. The event is free; to reg­is­ter call 860-567-7440.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 14

DAR AWARDS: The Brook­sGreen Woods Chap­ter, Na­tional So­ci­ety Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion will meet at the Barkham­sted Com­mu­nity Room, Route 44, Barkham­sted, Nov. 14, 7 p.m. Good Ci­ti­zen Awards will be pre­sented to area high school stu­dents dur­ing the meet­ing. Hostesses for the meet­ing are Lori Brady and Bar­bara Hul­bert. Mem­bers are asked to bring Box Tops for Ed­u­ca­tion. Any woman in­ter­ested in ob­tain­ing in­for­ma­tion about mem­ber­ship may con­tact Karen Brett, Re­gent at 860-379-8741.

HOME STYLE MEAL: A re­lax­ing home-style meal and so­cial time at The Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter is of­fered on Wed­nes­days Nov. 14 and Nov 28, 5:30-7 p.m. Din­ner is free and hosted by Food Res­cue US NW CT & Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired by call­ing The Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org

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.

LEONARD BERN­STEIN: “Leonard Bern­stein: the Rise to Fame,” pre­sented by Jef­frey En­gel, will be held Nov. 14, 7 p.m. at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litchfield. Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Space is lim­ited. Regis­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/Adult Events.

COM­MU­NITY BREAK­FAST: Com­mu­nity Health and Well­ness Cen­ter (CHWC) is host­ing its Third an­nual Com­mu­nity Thanks­giv­ing Break­fast, Nov. 14, 9-11 a.m. in the lobby of its Tor­ring­ton med­i­cal fa­cil­ity at 469 Mi­geon Av­enue. The pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend and en­joy a com­pli­men­tary break­fast buf­fet fea­tur­ing hot dishes and con­ti­nen­tal fare.

Thurs­day, Nov. 15

LADIES NIGHT OUT: Brandy­wine Liv­ing at Litchfield, 19 Constitution Way, Litchfield, will hold its 6th An­nual Ladies Night Out, Nov. 15, 5-8 p.m. to ben­e­fit the Pan­cre­atic Cancer Ac­tion Net­work Con­necti­cut Af­fil­i­ate. Fea­tured ven­dors in­clude Un­der­ground Truf­fles, Joey’s Fash­ion, Touch­stone Crys­tal by Swarovski, Thirty-One Gifts, JKM Wood­work­ing, Per­fectly Posh, and oth­ers. Re­fresh­ments will also be served. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Am­ber or Nanette at 860-5679500 or achap­man@brandy­care.com.

SQUADRON MEET­ING: A meet­ing of the North­west Hills Com­pos­ite Squadron Civil Air Pa­trol Aux­il­iary of the United States Air Force will meet Thurs­day, 7-9 p.m. at the Tor­ring­ton Ar­mory South Main Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email tim­ceritello@gmail.com.

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.

MEDI­CARE SEM­I­NAR: A Medi­care sem­i­nar, pre­sented by Steve Ar­dussi, will be held at­tThe Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter on Thurs­day Nov. 15, 11 a.m., to high­light the ben­e­fits and sav­ings avail­able to se­niors who qual­ify and the ap­pli­ca­tion process will also be dis­cussed. Q & A ses­sion will fol­low pre­sen­ta­tion. Free, pre-regis­tra­tion is re­quired by call­ing The Litchfield Com­mu­nity Cen­ter at 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org. An ad­di­tional pro­gram will be held on Thurs­day Dec. 6.

Fri­day, Nov. 16

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. RE­GION 7 PLAY: “Ra­dium Girls,” a play writ­ten by D.W. Gre­gory will be pre­sented by North­west­ern Re­gional 7’s The­atre Pro­gram, Nov. 16-17, 7 p.m., Nov. 18, 2 p.m. in the Les Ober The­atre at 100 Bat­tis­toni Drive in Win­sted. This pro­duc­tion is di­rected by Keith Wine­gar. Ad­mis­sion is gen­eral seat­ing, and tick­ets are $10 adults, $8 stu­dents, $5 se­niors (for the Sun­day show) Tick­ets will be sold at the door.

GRIEF SUP­PORT GROUP: The hol­i­days can be a chal­leng­ing sea­son but you are not alone. Come to a safe and wel­com­ing cir­cle with an ex­pe­ri­enced fa­cil­i­ta­tor. Hol­i­day Grief Sup­port Group will be held Fri­day Nov. 16, and Fri­day Dec. 14, 9:30-11 a.m. This group is a gift from the Friends of Hos­pice, free and open to the pub­lic. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Rev. Eileen Ep­per­son at 860-605-6576.

Sat­ur­day, Nov. 17

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.

WRIT­ING WORK­SHOP: Gen­er­a­tive Writ­ing Work­shop led by Vir­ginia Watkins at the Scov­ille Memo­rial Li­brary, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 17 in the Oak Room. Watkins is a writer, writ­ing coach and work­shop leader with ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence and a real love of work­ing with other writ­ers. scov­il­leli­brary,org.

DIY SE­RIES: Sim­ple Hol­i­day Pa­per Craft­ing and Wa­ter­color with Artist Leslie Watkins, Nov. 17, 10 a..m.-1 p.m., In­tro­duc­tion to Wa­ter­color Paint­ing. Ma­te­ri­als Fee $20, lim­ited space. Reg­is­ter at the front desk. Go to scov­il­leli­brary.org for de­tails.

ICLOUD EX­PLAINED: What the Heck is iCloud? And why does it want my Ap­ple ID Pass­word? Pre­sented by Michael Jay, Tech­nol­ogy Con­sul­tant at the Scov­ille Memo­rial Li­brary, Nov 17, 2-3 p.m. Go to scov­il­leli­brary.org for de­tails. Bring your de­vice.

MEM­OIR AUTHOR: From Dooms­day Cult in In­di­ana to Com­mit­ted Jew in New York- “A River Could Be a Tree,” A Mem­oir by Lo­cal Author An­gela Hin­sel, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. at the Scov­ille Memo­rial Li­brary. Go to scov­il­leli­brary.org for de­tails.

Mon­day, Nov. 19

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.

Wed­nes­day, Nov. 21

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.

Thurs­day, Nov. 22

SQUADRON MEET­ING: A meet­ing of the North­west Hills Com­pos­ite Squadron Civil Air Pa­trol Aux­il­iary of the United States Air Force will meet Thurs­day, 7-9 p.m. at the Tor­ring­ton Ar­mory South Main Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email tim­ceritello@gmail.com.

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.

Fri­day, Nov. 23

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.

Sat­ur­day, Nov. 24

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. LIFE AND LESSONS: Na­tive Amer­i­can Life and Lessons, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. at the Scov­ille Memo­rial Li­brary. Good for preschool aged chil­dren and older. The In­sti­tute For Amer­i­can In­dian Stud­ies ed­u­ca­tors will bring the mu­seum ex­pe­ri­ence to the li­brary with na­tive tools and ma­te­ri­als. Go to scov­il­leli­brary.org for de­tails.

Mon­day, Nov. 26

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.

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