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A Program of the State of CT - Dept. of Developmental Services
Would you be willing to welcome an individual into your home as a member of your family?
Would you like to be financially compensated for your teaching skills and care-taking ability?
If yes, you may be interested in becoming a CCH licensee.
To learn more and what the requirements are, join us for an informational session:
May 15, 2014 ~ 5:00-7:00PM
Beardsley Memorial Library
40 Munro Place, Winsted
Refreshments will be served.
RSVP by calling 203-806-8706
Wednesday, May 7th- Pam Friedlander - Fashion Expert - Straight Talk about Spring Fashions
Wednesday May 21st - Kim Welch - AXA Advisors - Wise Women Know More
$10 per person - includes lunch & speaker
Doors open at 11:30
Lunch Served 11:50
Speaker 12 - 1 pm
Call (860) 248-0563 to reserve your seat
Visit us at www.ciescoservices.com
Torrington Civitan Club will hold a Spring Tag Sale & Flea Market on Saturday, May 17 from 9 am - 3 pm, rain or shine at RJB contracting parking lot, 588 Winsted Rd. Torrington. Event will feature a gift basket raffle, flower sale, Civitan tag sale table, and a variety of vendors. Vendor space 10’ x 10’ cost $30 if received by May 10th, thereafter cost is $40 cash or money order only. Cost is non-refundable. Spaces assigned first-come basis day of event. Vendor set up begins 7 am and breakdown begins 3 pm. For info call: Kathy at 860-482-3851 or Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations for raffle table or tag sale table are appreciated; drop off all donations after 7 am day of event. On-site parking and sanitary facilities.
Torrington Civitan Club is a non-profit organization dedicated to volunteer community service. All proceeds benefit community charities and scholarships.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Fairview Farms Golf Course
Tee- $100 for a coroplast sign placed on a tee or hole
If you're interested in playing in the tournament, please contact:
The Litchfield County Women’s Network will be holding its monthly meeting on Wed., April 16, 2014, 5:30 p.m. at Whiting Mills, 100 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT.
Participants are encouraged to bring a small item to be included in the organization’s monthly scholarship raffle. Proceeds benefit the LCWN’s annual scholarship fund awarded to local women to continue their education.
Current members and guests are welcome to attend. Email email@example.com, followed by payment of $25 for members registered BY April 9th; $30 for members registered AFTER April 9th and $30 for all guests to: LCWN Meetings, P. O. Box 59, Torrington, CT 06790. For more information, see website at www.lcwn.com.
TURN THE PAGE ON LITERACY-READ-A-THON
The Northwest CT YMCA and the Beardsley & Memorial Library are pleased to announce the first annual Turn The Page on Literacy Read-A-Thon! All proceeds will support the Y literacy program, which works with over 100 children and adults to ensure that they have the reading and English language skills necessary to succeed.
DATE & TIME
Tuesday, April 22nd
11:00 am - 7:15 PM
Beardsley & Memorial Library
40 Munro Place, Winsted, CT 06098
11:00-1:30 • Preschool Story Time
1:30-4:00 • School Age Story Time
4:00-5:15 • Teen Book Discussions
5:15-7:15 • Readings/Poetry for Adults
WA WA FISH AND BAIT- FAMILY FISHING DERBY
DATE & TIME:
Saturday, April 26th
10:00 am - 12:00 PM
Registration/Check-in begins at 9:00am
YMCA Camp Wa Wa Segowea
408 Foley Hill Road, Southfield, Mass. 01259
FREE BUS RIDE:
TAKE OUR FREE BUS FROM THE WINSTED YMCA, DEPARTING AT 8:45AM. BE SURE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS WHEN REGISTERING FOR THE EVENT.
Register here: http://nwctysports.org/Page.asp?n=63554&org=nwctysports.org
Please note: you may also register at the Torrington, Winsted or Canaan YMCA
The first 100 people to catch a fish each get a chance to roll 5 dice. If the dice spell Y-M-C-A-! you will win the GRAND PRIZE OF $10,000. No person may roll more than once. If multiple winners, they will split the grand prize.
QUESTIONS: Jay Cohen - 860-379-0708 x103 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski Sundown hosts its eight Brewers’ Fest at the mountain on Saturday, June 21, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
“We are always excited about doing events at Ski Sundown. Not only is it one of the best brewfests of the year, but its picturesque location is second to none and makes for a great day, said Curt Cameron, President of the Connecticut Brewer’s Guild and President of Thomas Hooker Brewing Company, located in Bloomfield.
This summer’s tasting experience will include over thirty-five of the “Who’s Who” in micro breweries and brewpubs from Connecticut and beyond. Flyin’ Blind will provide musical entertainment and a selection of grill foods and snacks by The Meat House of Avon will be available for purchase.
"The Brewer’s Guild Brewfest at Ski Sundown offers a great opportunity to sample a variety of local beers and a chance to meet some of the folks who lovingly craft them. Last year's fests were a great time for all, and we're eager to be there again this year and talk with the state's craft beer enthusiasts at the CT Beer Trail table,” said Bryon Turner, Founder of the CT Beer Trail.
Tickets may be purchased online at skisundown.com for $25 in advance and $30 at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend and a photo I.D. is required. Designated driver tickets are available for $20. The event will be held rain or shine and ample, free parking is available. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Brewer’s Guild, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the craft beer industry in Connecticut.
Save the date for the Fall Brewfest at Ski Sundown, which will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.For more information, visit skisundown.com or the Ski Sundown facebook page. Ski Sundown is located at 126 Ratlum Road, off Routes 44 & 219 in New Hartford, CT.
Torrington was just named as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in America for 2014.
They have received this national designation fourteen times since 2000 !
The most of any school district in CT.
The Northwest Conservation District is holding its 32nd Annual Earth Day Plant Sale on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th at the Goshen Fairgrounds, 116 Middle Street, Goshen. This 3 day event is the major funding raiser for the District and is manned by many local gardeners and volunteers that come together to provide an open air “happening” for anyone interested in gardening. The sale of a wide selection of native and ornamental shrubs, perennials, edibles and fruit trees supports local conservation projects and education in 34 northwestern Connecticut towns as well as enhancing residential backgrounds, stream and pond buffers, and other natural habitat with a diversity of plants chosen for success in the northwestern Connecticut climate. Pre-sale plant order forms and more information about the many services that the District offers can be found online at www.conservect.org/northwest.
Great opportunity for chamber members to have professional looking websites and brochures produced by Litchfield High School Business Students at no cost although donations are accepted.
Students Will Gladly:
Contact email@example.com or call (860) 202-5796 for more information and availability.
Contact: Riverton Self Storage 860-469-8187 – 2 School Street, Riverton, CT 06065
10 sturdy file boxes for $10. to fellow Chamber members.
Time for 2013 paperwork to make room for 2014…? call us at 860-469-8187 and tell us how many boxes you need.
We have storage units as well if you need a place to put the boxes.
VNA Northwest, Inc. has launched a fall prevention campaign that will include a series of fall risk assessment clinics in area towns beginning this spring. The campaign and the clinics are being funded by a grant from the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention, headed by Dorothy Baker, Ph.D., of Yale University.
The clinics will feature a presentation by Gail Atkinson, OT, one of VNA Northwest’s occupational therapists. She’ll describe the various risk factors that can lead to a fall and will explain and demonstrate some safety measures and tools that individuals can use to protect themselves from accident or injury. Gail’s presentation will be followed by the opportunity for participants to receive personal reviews of their medications and blood pressure checks by a VNA Northwest nurse, as well as the opportunity for individual fall risk assessments by a VNA Northwest physical therapist.
The schedule of confirmed clinics is as follows:
Wednesday, March 19, 1-4 p.m., The Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield Thursday, April 10, 9 AM - Noon at The Sullivan Senior Center, 88 East Albert Street, Torrington Tuesday, April 22, 1-3 PM at the Washington Senior Center, 7 Bryan Plaza, Washington
Thursday, May 8, 1-3 PM at the Harwinton Senior Center, 209 Weingart Road, Harwinton
Thursday, May 15, 1-3 PM at the UCC Parish House, 8 Bolton Hill Road, Cornwall
Additional clinics will be scheduled in Falls Village and Warren, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
There is no charge to attend the clinics, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Please call VNA Northwest at 860-567-6000 to register. VNA Northwest, a nonprofit home care and hospice agency, has been serving northwest Connecticut since 1928. The agency serves patients in all Litchfield County towns. For more information on programs and services, please visit www.vnanw.org or call 860-567-6000.
Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Center for Workforce Development is looking to expand its instructor pool. If you have expertise and teaching experience in the following areas send a cover letter and resume to NW-WorkforceTraining@nwcc.commnet.edu. Degree requirements and salary vary depending on the requirements of the program. Courses: customer service - medical receptionist, workplace communications, supervision, and management.