Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Tree Farms in Litchfeild County

 A great New England tradition is to go and cut your own Christmas tree.  Litchfield County has several tree farms where you can go and cut your own, or get a freshly cut tree.  Some of these farms also have wreaths, roping and other holiday decorations.  Please call for  current cutting times and directions.  To access the link to Litchfield County Christmas Tree farms, please click here. If you know of any new farms, let us know or post the farm in the comments section below.

My personal favorite tree farm is Bees Trees and Fleas! Located on South Street in Litchfield, it is owned by the Gilbert Family (think Elizabeth Gilbert of Eat Pray Love) and they have not only trees, but signed books by Liz Gilbert.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Litchfield Jingle Bell Run

31st Anniversary  3.1 mile run
Divisions include a costume division

Registrations at Litchfield Intermediate School   
Registration time: 10:30 am
Date: December 7, 2013

Time: 12:00 Noon
Fee: $15  Pre-Registration         
Registration day of race: $20

The second oldest road race in Litchfield, second only to the Litchfield Hills Road Race, will feature runners of all kinds and in all kinds of costumes. The fastest runners in race and in each age group will get locally harvested Maple Syrup. And the tradition continues for the first Litchfield residents to cross the line, male and female, with the awarding of a gift certificate good for a Christmas Tree from the Christmas Shop at the Litchfield Hills Nursery.  There will also be awards for the best costumes in the race! So come dressed for the event!!! Don't miss this classic and fun run!  

Here are the age groups in which the top three win Maple Syrup: 9 & under; 10-12; 13-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; and 70 & over.

Entry forms can be found at: Murphy's Pharmacy, The Village Restaurant, Sportsmen's of Litchfield, Litchfield Parks and Recreation, Litchfield Town Hall, The Litchfield Community Center, The Christmas Shop at the Litchfield Hills Nursery.

The entry fee is $15 prior to Nov. 28th and $20 on race day. For more information contact the Litchfield Parks and Recreation office at (860) 567-7569.
Go to "Downloadable Forms" on the Park and Rec website and print out an application!!!

Bethlehem Christmas Fair Friday Night December 6th and Saturday Decemberr 7th

A longstanding Litchfield County Tradition is the Bethlehem Christmas Fair.  The Village Green is transformed into a market place, there are craft vendors, food vendors, carole concerts and more! Free admission, parking at the fairgrounds with complementary buses to the town center.

This years town ornament.

For more information, please click on the link below.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Goshen Players, Inc. Announces Auditions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Goshen Players, Inc. Announces Auditions for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

Book and Lyrics By Joe DiPietro; Music By Jimmy Roberts
Directed by Colleen Renzullo; Musical Direction by Scott Stanchfield

Seeking two men (baritone/tenor) and two women (contralto/mezzo soprano) Age range of characters is 20's-ish to 40's-ish

Sunday, December 8th and Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 7:00 pm GOSHEN OLD TOWN HALL, 2 NORTH STREET,

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change is presented in the form of a series of musical vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. The plays tag-line is "Everything you have ever secretly thought about dating, romance, marriage, lovers, husbands, wives and in-laws, but were afraid to admit." The scenes stand independent of one another but progress in a fashion designed to suggest an overall arc to relationships throughout the course of one's life.

March 28th, 29, April 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th, 2014 at 8:00 pm
March 30th & April 6th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

• Provide a resume if available, otherwise audition forms will be provided.
• Heads-hots are not necessary.
• Auditioners should have strong singing voices, be prepared to sing something "a cappella" to demonstrate vocal range and to harmonize by learning a small piece from the show. You may perform a piece from the show but it is not required. Piano accompaniment and show sheet music will be available.

Rehearsal scheduled will be announced based on availability of actors and staff.

Questions? Contact Colleen Renzullo at or 860.689.5819

Monday, December 2, 2013

Upcoming Events

As the Holiday season approaches, all sorts of events are happening all over our area,

Here is a list of some of the upcoming area events

Women's Forum: Celebration of the Earth w/ Paul Winter-2:30pm-Litchfield CC

An Evening with Cole Porter-7-8pm-Oliver Wolcott Library


A December to Remember-10:30am-Litchfield CC

Laser Tag & Movie-4:15-9:30pm-Litchfield CC

Christmas Feast & Song-6:30pm-Goshen Congregational Church

Bantam Tree Lighting-7pm-Bantam River Park


Radio City Christmas Spectacular-8am-8pm-Litchfield CC

New York City Daytrip-8am-8pm-Litchfield CC

Christmas Tree Sale-9am-3:30pm-Bantam Fire Co.

Veteran of the Month Ceremony-10am-Bantam

LH Farm-Fresh Indoor Market-10am-1pm-Litchfield CC

Gingerbread Nativity Making-10am-12pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Christmas Carol Sing by the Fire-12pm-White Memorial CC

Rose Haven Annual Bazaar-1-4pm-Rose Haven

Celebration of Young Photographers-2-4:30pm-Arethusa Farm

Christmas Feast & Song-6:30pm-Goshen Congregational Church

Candlelight Carol Sing-7pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Waterbury Chorale & Orchestra-8pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield


Outing Club-Hike in Sunnybrook Park

Christmas Tree Sale-9am-3:30pm-Bantam Fire Co.

Animal Survival in Winter-LH Junior Audubon-1pm-White Memorial CC

Living Nativity-3pm & 4pm-Lourdes in Litchfield

Candlelit Lessons & Carols for Advent-4pm-St. Michael's, Litchfield

Goshen Players Auditions-7pm-Goshen Old Town Hall