RIP VAN WINKLE: Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s Rip Van Winkle: The Musical! will be staged March 14, 15, 16, 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village. Info & tickets: www.HMTS.org

FEAST, DANCING: Friday Feast and Dancing Feet will be held Feb. 22 and March 15, 12-2 p.m. at the Litchfield Community Center, with music by Lew and the Good Time Guys. $7 per person; pre-registration is required. Call 860-567-8302 or visit www.thecommunitycenter.org

MEMORY SCREENING: Free Memory Screenings By Jennifer Labrie of Charlotte Hungerford Hospital are being held at Brooker Memorial 157 Litchfield Street, Torrington, March 15. Call 860-496-6240 to schedule an appointment.

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.

RIP VAN WINKLE: Housatonic Musical Theatre Society’s Rip Van Winkle: The Musical! will be staged March 14, 15, 16, 7 p.m. at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, 246 Warren Turnpike Road, Falls Village. Info & tickets: www.HMTS.org

TRIVIA NIGHT: Trivia Night will be held March 16 at South Farms in Morris. Doors open at 7 p.m. games start at 8 p.m. Tickets $20. A fundraiser for Morris Beach & Recreation. Beer, wine and snacks available for purchase. No outside food or beverages permitted. Reserve at Eventbrite.com

VOLUNTEER DAY: H.O.R.S.E. of Connecticut, 43 Wilbur Road, Washington, will hold a Volunteer Day, March 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain date March 17. Meet the horses, shop the tack sale, learn about volunteer opportunties at the farm. For more information, visit www.horseofct.org or call 860-868-1960.

VERNAL POOL WALK: Learn about Flanders’ vernal pools and amphibian breeding places, March 16, 8-10 p.m. at Flanders Nature Center, Woodbury. Meet at the Flanders Sugar House, a quarter mile up from the intersection of Flanders and Church Hill Road, rain or shine. Cost $5 members, $10 guests. Wear boots and bring flashlights and/or headlamps. Register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.

LEPRECHAUN PARTY: The week of March 11-16, stop by the Harwinton Library to find the Library Leprechaun, O’Bookery. Winners receive a prize. For ages 3-12. A leprechaun party with a special treat will be held March. 16. To register call 860-485-9113.

BIRDWATCHER TO BIRDER: Salisbury Association Land Trust presents From Birdwatcher to Birder: Moving Beyond your Bird Feeder by Dr. Kathryn Schneider author of “Birding the Hudson Valley” March 16, 4 p.m. at the Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury. Details at scovillelibrary.org.

ROAST BEEF DINNER: A Roast Beef Dinner will be held March 16, 5-7 p.m. at Church of Christ, 5 Old Middle St., Goshen. Adults. $12, children under 12, $8. Call for tickets: 860-491-2793

ST PATRICK’S DAY FUNDRAISER: The Center for Cancer Care Fund of the Litchfield Hills and Dr. Terrence Ryan’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Fundraiser on Saturday, March 16 5:30 p.m. at the Torrington Country Club. Tickets are $50 per person and include a classic Irish Buffet Dinner, live entertainment featuring music by David Paton & Friends, Jack McArdle Irish Step Dancers and a Silent Auction. For information about table sponsorships or to reserve tickets, call Ellen Ebbs, Executive Director of the Fund at 860-567-0160.

ANIMAL ARCHITECTS: Animal Architects with Gerri Griswold, March 16, 2 p.m. at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Members free, $5 guests. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call 8660-567-0857 or register online: www.whitememorialcc.org.

SCHOLARSHIP DINNER: Thomaston Lions Club Scholarship fund will hold a corned beef dinner, March 16, 4:30 — 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Thomaston. Tickets $10 adults, $9 for seniors. For information, call Karen at 860-601- 8293.

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.

AUXILIARY BREAKFAST: Women’s Auxiliary of the Warren Volunteer Fire Company, pancake breakfast, March 17, 7:30-11 a.m. at the Warren Community Center, Sackett Hill Road. All you can eat: O.J., pancakes — plan or blueberry, sausage, coffee or tea. Tickets are: Adults $5.00 and children $2.00. Children under 3 are free. For more information, call 860-868-2187.

CHURCH CONCERT: St. Michael’s Parish, South Street, Litchfield, presents a concert by Andrew Thomson, March 17, 4 p.m. $20 donation at the door, reception follows.

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

BOOK DISCUSSION: Evening Book Discussion at the Harwinton Library, ‘Little Princess” by Connor Grennan, March 18, 7 p.m.

GOLDEN YEARS: Resources for the Golden Years, presented by Jennifer Labrie, Resource Coordinator for Healthy Aging, Hartford Healthcare/Charlotte Hungerford, March 18, 7 p.m. in the Bakerville Library Annex. Register by phone at 860-496-6240

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.

ALANON MEETING: An Alanon meeting is held weekly on Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, in a small room off the main cafeteria. For information, visit https://www.ctalanon.org/meetings

SPEAKER SERIES: The White Hart Speaker Series: “Inheritance A memoir of Genealogy, Paternity and Love” by Dani Shapiro, March 19, 6 p.m. at the White Hart, Salisbury. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-hart-speaker-series-dani-shapiro-tickets-53688227935

BUTTERFLY JOURNEY: Members of the Pomperaug Valley Garden Club will present the PBS Nova film “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” at The Studio at Flanders Nature Center and Land Trust, Woodbury, March 19, 7 p.m. $10 members, $15 guests. Register online at www.flandersnaturecenter.org or call 203-263-3711, ext. 10, for more information.

AFTER SCHOOL FUN: After School Adventures, for grades 1-3, at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, 3:45 p.m. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.org.

WELLNESS, BLOOD PRESSURE: Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association is now offering a wellness/blood pressure clinic at the Kent Senior Center, 16 Swift Lane, Kent, third Wednesday of the month, 1-2 p.m. The clinic is drop-in, and open to all ages, and is free for the community. SVNA has additional wellness clinics throughout the NW corner, to find one near you visit www.salisburyvna.org or call 860-435-0816.

HEALTH EDUCATION: Health Education Seminars at the Sullivan Senior Center continue March 20, 11:15 a.m. in the dining room. The topic is Healthy Beverage Choices, presented by Alison Terjek, STITCH Americorps member. If staying for lunch make a reservation with Flo by calling 860.482.4151.

DIGITAL LIBRARIES: Scoville’s Digital Libraries: How to access, use and enjoy, presented by Director Claudia Cayne, March 20, 2 p.m., Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury, Details at scovillelibrary.org.

AFTER SCHOOL FUN: After School Adventures, for grades 4-6, at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield, 3:45 p.m. Advanced registration is required. To register, please call 860-567-0857 or visit whitememorialcc.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.

QUILTS THAT CARE: Quilts that Care meets the first and third Wednesday of the montha t the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield. New members are welcome. Quilts That Care group of volunteers that make and donate handmade quilts to cancer patients. Non-quilters can also join. For information, call Deb Van Steenberge at 860-782-1043 or email quiltsthatcare.deb@gmail.com

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 sstrand@snet.net. 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.

BOOK DISCUSSION: Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange with Author Elise Hooper, March 21, 7 p.m. at the Oliver Wolcott Library, South Street, 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.

AFTERNOON DISCUSSION: Afternoon Book Discussion at the Harwinton Library, March 21, 1:30 p.m. This month’s book is “The Paris Architect” by Charles Belefour.

CELEBRITY COOKING CLASSES: Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes will be held at Northwestern Regional High School, starting March 21, and continuing for 4 sessions, 6-8:30 p.m. John Ferrucci is a well-known area chef and restaurateur whose show “The Celebrity Chef” airs on Cable Access Channel 5, Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. $30 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Cost $99. Register at .800.300.4781 or go to www.edadvance.org

ARMY FIELD BAND: The United States Army Field Band of Washington, DC will peform March 21, 8 p.m. at the Warner Theatre, Main Street, Torrington Free; tickets required, limit of 6. To reserve, call the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or visit warnertheatre.org

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 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.

IRISH MUSIC: The Gallant Sons of Erin will perform authentic Irish-American music of the American Civil war period at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Winsted, March 22, 7 p.m. in Founders Hall Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

OUTREACH FOR VETERANS: Veterans Outreach at the Harwinton Library, March 22, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A veterans’ advocate will be available to answer general questions regarding various programs and services for Veterans; referrals to specific agencies provided as needed. All veterans are welcome.

STAR PARTY: Star Party! astronomy program, organized by members of the Litchfield Hills Amateur Astronomy Club and the Mattatuck Astronomical Society, March 22, 7 p.m. at the White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. Weather permitting, there will be star-gazing after the program. Free. Donations accepted.

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.

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.

INNER PEACE: Karuna Publications presents Inner Peace as a Way of Life: Buddhist Wisdom for a Modern World” by Janet Ettele, author of the “How Life Works” series, March 23, 4 p.m., Scoville Memorial Library, Salisbury. Details at scovillelibrary.org.

PLAYWRIGHT TO SPEAK: Playwright, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominee, and co-author Sarah Ruhl will deliver a talk and signing of her recently released book, “Letters from Max: A Book of Friendship,” March 23, 11 a.m. at Gunn Memorial Library in Washington. Register at gunnprograms@biblio.org or 860-868-7586

PINE ISLAND MARCH: March Along the Pine Island Trail and Little Pond Boardwalk with Gerri Griswold, March 23, 10 am. at White Memorial Conservation Center, Litchfield. Dress for the weather. Meet in the A. B. Ceder Room. Free, donations are accepted.

BABYSITTING COURSE: Red Cross Babysitting Course, March 23, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., $70 per student, sponsored by the Warren and Morris Recreation Departments, in the Morris Senior Center. 109-21 East St., Morris. For ages 11-15. Bring a bag lunch. Advance registration required; call 860-567-7437.

ART AROUND THE BOX: Morris Public Library’s 8th Annual Art Around the Box, White Barn, South Farms, Morris, March 23, 3-7 p.m. Tickets $15, available at morrispubliclibrary.net, at the library and at the door. For information and updates: 860-567-7440, https://morrispubliclibrary.net/friends-and-fundraising/, and Library’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT: Torrington Area Parkinson’s Support Group will meet March 23, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The speaker is Tim Calder and hospital staff members, dicussing “BIG LOUD, Keep it Movin’ and other exercise options for people with PD.”For further information call Sue at 860-489-1677 or Carol at 860-482-4610.

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