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

Mon­day, Feb. 11

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. VALEN­TINE CRAFTS: Valen­tine Craft Night for Kids will be held Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m. at the Har­win­ton Li­brary, for chil­dren up to age 12; un­der 5 with an adult. Learn to dip choco­late cov­ered straw­ber­ries and make valen­tines for your friends and fam­ily. Ma­te­ri­als pro­vided by the li­brary. To regis­ter call 860-485-9113 AU­THOR TO VISIT: Pear­son School, Win­sted, is host­ing a lo­cal au­thor, Sarah Al­bee, Mon­day, Feb. 11. She writes fic­tion and non­fic­tion books for chil­dren rang­ing from the very young to age 13, and will dis­cuss her books, in­spi­ra­tion for writ­ing, re­search tips, and in­for­ma­tional writ­ing. The pur­pose of Sarah’s visit is to en­cour­age stu­dent in­ter­est in read­ing and writ­ing.

Tues­day, Feb. 12

CHO­RALE WEL­COMES MEM­BERS: The Con­necti­cut Yan­kee Cho­rale is wel­com­ing new mem­bers dur­ing its open re­hearsals on Tues­days in Fe­bru­ary at Cen­ter Con­gre­ga­tional Church, Tor­ring­ton, 7 p.m. A spring con­cert will be pre­sented Sun­day, June 9. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call Mary Rolfe at 860-4825743, email: con­necti­cutyan­kee­[email protected] or visit con­necti­cutyan­kee­chorale.wee­bly.com.

A FRESH START: Tal Fa­gin, a skilled Martha Beck Cer­ti­fied Mas­ter Life Coach, can help em­power par­tic­i­pants to de­fine and reach their goals and stay on course, and will dis­cuss strate­gies for “How to Live a Happy & Ful­filled 2019,” Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. in the Wyke­ham Room of the Gunn Me­mo­rial Li­brary, Washington. Snow date is Feb. 19. To regis­ter, email gun­npro­[email protected]­lio.org or call 860868-7586.

CASH MOB: Litch­field Ban­corp will hold its next cash mob at the The Spa at Litch­field Hills, 407A Ban­tam Road, Litch­field, Feb. 12, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. The event will fea­ture a free lim­ited edi­tion tote bag with any re­tail pur­chase of $25 or more, a 10 per­cent off coupon valid on any ser­vice be­foreFeb. 28 and gift card bonuses valid Feb. 12. Men­tion you’re part of the Cash Mob for dis­counts.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 13

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.

FAM­ILY DIN­NER: En­joy a re­lax­ing home-style meal and so­cial time at The Litch­field Community Cen­ter, Wed­nes­days, Feb. 13, Feb 27, 5:3-7 p.m. Free, hosted by Food Res­cue US NW CT & Litch­field Community Cen­ter. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired; call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org

WEST­ERN LANDS TRIO: Songs of Protest, Re­sis­tance & Love with West­ern Lands Trio, Feb. 13, 7 p.m., Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litch­field. Li­brary events are free and open to the pub­lic. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired and can be done by call­ing 860-567-8030 or vis­it­ing owli­brary.org and click­ing on Events/ Adult Events.

SAFE DRIV­ING COURSE: An AARP Safe Driv­ers Course will be held Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Litch­field Community Cen­ter, Route 202, Litch­field, $15 mem­bers, $20 guests. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired. Call 860-567-8302 or go to thecom­mu­ni­ty­cen­ter.org.

BOOK CLUB: Mys­tery Book Club at the Morris Pub­lic Li­brary meets Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. to dis­cuss “Dog Eat Dog” by Lau­rien Beren­son. To regis­ter and re­serve a copy of the book, call 860-567-7440. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come.

BOARD GAME DAY: Teen Wed­nes­days: Board Game Mad­ness, Feb. 13, 2:15-3:30 p.m. at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litch­field. Play the clas­sics along with some newer games, sure to suit ev­ery play­ers taste. 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.

Thurs­day, Feb. 14

SQUADRON MEET­ING: The North­west Hills Com­pos­ite Squadron Civil Air Pa­trol Aux­il­iary of the United States Air Force meets Thurs­days, 7-9 p.m. at the Tor­ring­ton Ar­mory South Main Street. For in­for­ma­tion, call Cmdr. Tim Ceritello at 860-620-3670 or email tim­[email protected]

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.

BOOK GROUPS: Oliver Wol­cot Li­brary’s book groups are free and open to the pub­lic. Copies avail­able a month ahead. Non-fic­tion group meets Feb. 14, 2 p.m., di­cussing “Amer­i­can Heiress: The Kid­nap­ping, Crimes & Trial of Patty Hearst,” by Jef­frey Toobin. Fic­tion group, meets Feb. 14, 3:30 p.m. to dis­cuss “Peo­ple of the Book” by Geral­dine Brooks. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-567-8030 or visit owli­brary.org.

Fri­day, Feb. 15

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. STEM STU­DIO: STEM Stu­dio, for grades 4-6, meets Feb. 15, 3:30 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/ Chil­dren’s Events.

TEA PARTY: A Royal Tea Party for ages 3-5 will be held Feb. 15, 11 a.m. at the Oliver Wol­cott Li­brary, 160 South St., Litch­field. Read royal books, sing ma­jes­tic songs and creat crafts suited for the King and Queen. Dress­ing up is op­tional but highly en­cour­aged. 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.

Satur­day, Feb. 16

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.

CORN­WALL WORKS: “How Corn­wall Works” will be pre­sented by the Corn­wall Li­brary at Corn­wall Town Hall, Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. Dur­ing this fo­rum, of­fi­cers and staff of the Town of Corn­wall will talk about their roles in mak­ing Corn­wall an at­trac­tive place to live. Mod­er­a­tor Priscilla Pavel will in­tro­duce short pre­sen­ta­tions de­signed to ex­plain the What, Why, How and Out­look for each speaker’s role. The pro­gram is free.

CHURCH SALE: St. John’s Bliz­zard Sale, with cloth­ing, ac­ces­sories, house­hold items, fold­ing chairs, will be held Feb. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Cot­tage on the St. John’s grounds, 78 Green Hill Road, Washington. Cash only. For more in­for­ma­tion call 860-868-2527

BOOK TALK, SIGN­ING: “His Gar­den: Con­ver­sa­tions with a Se­rial Killer,” a book talk and sign­ing by New Hart­ford na­tive Anne K. Howard, will be held Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the Beek­ley Me­mo­rial Li­brary, New Hart­ford. Howard ex­am­ines the mur­ders of seven women in Con­necti­cut and their killer, Wil­liam How­ell. To regis­ter call 860-379-7235.

LI­BRARY FUNDRAISER: A Mid­win­ter’s Night in the Vil­lage: A Friends of the David M. Hunt Li­brary Ben­e­fit, will be held Feb. 16, 6-8 p.m. at the li­brary, 63 Main St., Falls Vil­lage. Tick­ets $20 ad­vance, $25 at the door. For in­for­ma­tion call 860-824-7424

ARC­TIC BLAST FES­TI­VAL: White Me­mo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field, presents a full day de­voted to the Arc­tic from a team of ex­perts. Pho­tog­ra­phers, trav­el­ers, re­searchers and doc­u­men­tar­i­ans will present dur­ing the day. Bring a lunch; bev­er­ages and snacks pro­vided. Cost is $30 for the day or $10 per pro­gram, in ad­vance. Call 860-5670857 or regis­ter on­line at www.white­memo­ri­alcc.org.

STEM SATUR­DAY: STEM Satur­day: Fun with Mag­nets, will be held Feb. 16, 1 p.m. at the Scov­ille Me­mo­rial Li­brary, Sal­is­bury. For de­tails, go to scov­il­leli­brary.org

AU­THOR TALK: “The Lakeville Cru­ci­fix” by lo­cal his­to­rian and au­thor Ge­of­frey Brown, pre­sented by the Sal­is­bury As­so­ci­a­tion His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety (SAHS) and the Scov­ille Me­mo­rial Li­brary. De­tails at scov­il­leli­brary.org

Sun­day, Feb. 17

OUT­ING CLUB: On Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 17, The Out­ing Club will visit the New Bri­tain Museum of Amer­i­can Art, fol­lowed by a walk in Wal­nut Hill Park, then stop in Collinsville for pizza. Ad­mis­sion to the museum is $12 for se­niors over 62; bring money for pizza. Meet at Litch­field Town Hall at 1:00 p.m. and car pool. Call Anna 860-309-7545 or Doyle 860-921-8323 to at­tend.

LLAMA WALK: Take a Llama Walk with Deb­bie Labbe from Coun­try Quilt Llama Farm at White Me­mo­rial Con­ser­va­tion Cen­ter, Litch­field, Feb. 17, 2 p.m. $20 per per­son. Meet in the Museum park­ing lot. Call Deb­bie at 860-248-0355 to pre­reg­is­ter or to sched­ule a pri­vate llama walk.

MU­SI­CAL RECITAL: Recital for Cello and Pi­ano,“Min­strel’s De­light” Feb. 17, 4 p.m. at St. An­drew’s Epis­co­pal Church, 1 Main St. Kent. $15 per per­son; tick­ets avail­able at http://bit.ly/mde­light and at the door.

Mon­day, Feb. 18

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.

Tues­day, Feb. 19

DRUM­MING FOR PEACE: Drum­ming For Peace is con­tin­u­ing its par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Drums Around the World, drum­ming for an hour each month at sun­set on the evening of the full moon, at Church of Christ Con­gre­ga­tional, Routes 4/63, Goshen. Bring your own drums or use the drums/ rhythm in­stru­ments pro­vided. No ex­pe­ri­ence is needed. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, call Su­san Strand at 860-482-6940 or send an email mes­sage to [email protected] Jan. 21, 4:45 p.m.; Feb. 19, 5:15 p.m.; March 20, 6:45 p.m.; April 19, 7:30 p.m.; May 18, 8 p.m., June 17, 8:15 p.m., July 16, 8:15 p.m., Aug. 15, 7:45 p.m., Sept. 14, 6:45 p.m., Oct. 13, 6 p.m., Nov. 12, 4:15 p.m., Dec. 12, 4:15 p.m.

CAM­ERA CLUB: The Housatonic Cam­era Club presents a tour, dis­cus­sion and cri­tique of its 2019 Noble Hori­zon an­nual pho­tog­ra­phy show, Feb. 19, 7 p.m. at Noble Hori­zons, Cob­ble Road, Sal­is­bury, in the Wag­ner build­ing. Free and open to the pub­lic.

LUNCH & LEARN: Lunch & Learn about AARP’s Liv­ing Longer, Liv­ing Smarter pro­gram, Feb. 19, 12 p.m., free. Bring lunch, bev­er­age and dessert pro­vided. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired by con­tact­ing the Morris Se­nior Cen­ter at 860-567-7437.

Wed­nes­day, Feb. 20

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.

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