Weekly Newsletter - Sept. 23, 2020
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Tis the season at Roaring Oaks Florist!
Local Sports Venues Continue To Raise Money For Charity
About a mile off Kennedy Drive in Torrington is perhaps the best-kept secret around. Every Sunday from spring through the end of October the Foothills BMX complex is a beehive of activity as youngsters swarm the 1/5 mile track to compete in BMX racing.

This past Sunday, over 150 kids registered to take part in a BMX event to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Upcoming fundraisers include high school scholarships and the McCall Center for Behavioral Health.

Foothills BMX is just one of the hundreds of venues raising money for over 350 area non-profits through sports-related fundraisers. You can find them at sportingAcause.com.
Upcoming Events:
THE STORIES WE TELL

There is very little European charm to be found in Winsted. A New England factory town half destroyed by Hurricane Diane in 1955, it is a utilitarian working town bent on reinventing itself. But, sitting outside the  Little Red Barn Brewery, with autumn light filtering through an overhanging tree and the splash of the Mad River in the background, you can almost imagine yourself in the yard of an English pub.

Experience the Beauty of Fall with Sharon Audubon Center
The gorgeous, vibrant colors and crisp temperatures are making it a great time to get outside. Join Sharon Audubon Center for an exciting lineup of exciting fall programs and opportunities to connect with nature.
 
The center is having a Bird Seed Sale with quality seed available at special discounted prices. Since the center Nature Store is closed due to the COVID-19 crisis, this bird seed sale is for drive-through, no-contact pickup ONLY on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Staff will load your car, so we ask that everyone remains in their vehicle. Orders must be placed by Friday, October 16, 2020.For more details and to place your order, go to sharon.audubon.org/bird-seed-sale.

The center is also taking reservations for their new Choose Your Own Adventure program! These are in-person private guided adventures for small groups up to 10 people (masks required). Go to sharon.audubon.org/choose-your-adventure to see available time slots, theme options, and to book an outdoor nature adventure with your family, close friends, fellow nature lovers, co-workers, or colleagues.
THE TAP ROOM IS OPENING!

Our historic Tap Room is opening Friday, September 25th— and we're using our gorgeous dining room and other spaces too, including the porches as long as weather allows. Dinner will be served from 5pm to 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 5pm to 8:30pm on Sunday, Monday, and Thursday. We strongly encourage reservations in advance; for your safety and ours there are a limited number of tables available. Annie and Paul are still putting the finishing touches on the menu, but sign up for updates (see below) and we'll send you the full lineup of delicious dishes—including some killer cocktails—later this week.
Geer Village Is Now Accepting Applications For New Residents
September Drive In Finale! Click image for details!
All Events:
Gates open: 6:00 pm
Introductions: 7:15 pm
Film start: 7:45 pm
Tickets: $50 per car
Ticket proceeds benefit The Moviehouse
Patio Bar will be open + Dinner will be available from JP Gifford for pre-order and pick up at the events.
The library is now open by appointment from 10-5 Tuesday through Friday and from 10-4 on Saturdays. Appointments may be made by phone, 860-435-2838, or email at scovlibn@bibliio.org.
Mark Scarbrough on the poetry of Wallace Stevens 

Wednesdays
10:00 -12:00
September 23-November 4
Upcoming Virtual Events From The Library:
Zoom Story time with Miss Molly
Wednesdays at 10:45 am 
Story time for toddlers and preschool aged children focuses on a different theme through stories and singing!

Meditation
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings at 9:30 am
This is open to everyone - no experience required. The group will sit in silence for a period and there will be an opportunity to reflect on the practice.

Therapeutic Movement & Breath Class led by Suzanne Mazzarelli, Yoga Therapist
Thursdays September 10 - October 9 at 10:30 am
A sampler of gentle somatic movement, Yoga, Qi Gong and more! No experience necessary. This class is easily adaptable for people of all ages and ability levels.
 It's Crop Walk Time!!  
This year it's a virtual crop walk. You can walk with a group (two are currently available) or on your own -- and you can certainly make a donation to support the Trinity Lime Rock team!  More information and the link to sign up to walk or to donate are below. 
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