Litchfield Community Center: April events

Litchfield Community Center

LITCHFIELD — Here are some of the upcoming programs at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road.

Movie Mondays: 1 p.m. Seating is limited, pre-registration is required. Attendees bring own snack, beverage and seat cushion. April 12: Hillbilly Elegy; April 19: Brittany Runs a Marathon; April 29: The Secret: Dare to Dream.

Virtual “History Comes to Life” — 160th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s inaugural address, Tuesday, April 13, 2 p.m., free on Zoom. Historian Mark Albertson, who will be at the center, will give this live presentation. This literary and oratorical commencement of the 16th president’s term in office will be highlighted against the backdrop of Southern states leaving the Union to form the Confederacy.

Senior Luncheon with Lew and the Good Time Band, Thursday, April 15, noon-2 p.m., free. Light lunch, music and dancing under big tent at the center. Menu: ham or turkey sandwich, soup, chips and dessert. Pre-registration is required by April 13.

Virtual Lyme disease presentation, Thursday, April 15, 1 p.m., free on Zoom. Rika Keck, Global Lyme Alliance ambassador, will give two presentations to increase prevention and awareness of Lyme disease, with the first being Lyme Disease 101 Risks And Prevention. The Global Lyme Alliance is a private nonprofit dedicated to conquering Lyme and other tick-borne diseases through research, education and outreach. Registration is required.

Virtual Labyrinth of Chronic Illness presentation, Thursday, April 29, 1 p.m., free on Zoom. The focus will be on the intersection of Lyme disease, Bartonella, mold sickness, Fibromyalgia and Long Covid. Registration is required.

Jeffrey Engel’s virtual Metropolitan Opera Talks, Friday, April 16, 1 p.m., when the focus is on “La Gioconda.” Engel will detail the background of Amilcare Ponchielli’s best-known work and play recordings of musical highlights. May 20, 1 p.m.: “Un Ballo in Maschera.” He’ll detail the background, play highlights and explain why laughter plays a part in such a dark subject. The lectures cost $10 per lecture; $18 for both, and are on Zoom. Pre-registration is required.

Virtual grief support group, Fridays, through May 7, 9:30-11 a.m., free on Zoom. For more information, call 860-605-6576.

For more information or to register, call 860-567-8302 or visit thecommunitycenter.org.

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