Community announcements November 28, 2019

Community Announcements

Christmas tree lighting and caroling
NORFOLK — The Norfolk Library will hold its Christmas Carol sing on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. After the caroling, the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree will be held at the Town Green at 6 p.m.

22nd annual Light New Hartford
NEW HARTFORD — The town’s 22nd annual Christmas tree lighting will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The event will include holiday singing, festivities and dancing.

Library Holiday Festival
NEW HARTFORD — The Bakerville Library, located at 6 Maple Hollow Road, will be holding its Holiday Festival on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will include Mrs. Claus, Frankie the Balloonman and a Christmas carol singalong. For more information go to

Christmas in Riverton
RIVERTON — The annual Christmas in Riverton will be held from Friday, Dec. 6 to Sunday, Dec. 8. For information on the event go to

Holiday Farmers Market
NORFOLK — The Norfolk Farmers Market will be holding its annual holiday market on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Battell Chapel, located at Route 272 South. The market will include vendors and farms from all over the Northwest Corner. Lunch will be catered by YMCA Camp Jewell and all proceeds will help pay for camp tuition. For more information go to

Pearl Harbor Day Observance
TORRINGTON — The Torrington Veterans Memorial Committee, and its member groups, invites the public, current military personnel, and veterans, to join them in their Pearl Harbor Day Observance program on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 12:30 p.m. The program will be held, rain or shine, at Torrington’s Coe Park and will begin approximately 12:30 PM. In the case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the Coe Park Civic Center. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. If anyone has an American flag that is torn, faded, or otherwise damaged they may bring it to the ceremony and a member of a Veterans organization will take the flag and see that it is properly retired.

99th annual Christmas Fair
WINSTED — The First Church of Winsted, located at 95 North Main Street, will be holding its annual Christmas Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Christmas in Winsted
WINSTED — The town, in conjunction with Friends of Main Street, will be holding its Christmas in Winsted event on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event will include Christmas festivities at various locations all throughout town: • A Christmas Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the First Church of Winsted, 95 N Main Street. • A Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Anthony School, 55 Oak Street. • Whiting Mills 13th Annual Holiday Open Studios from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 210 Holabird Avenue. • Horse drawn hayrides from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., with pick ups at the Health Food Corner on 390 Main Street. • Open Mill Day at the American Mural Project from 12:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. at 74 Whiting Street. • A tree lighting ceremony at East End Park at 4 p.m. • Pictures with Santa from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 70 Rowley Street. For information about other events visit Friends of Main Street’s website at

Holiday open house at library
Beardsley and Memorial Library will have their holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 7 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be crafts for children, teens, and adults, along with refreshments and special music performed by Roger Tincknell. For more information contact Karin Taylor at 860-379-6043 or email at

Breakfast with Santa
NEW HARTFORD — The New Hartford Women’s Club will be holding its
Breakfast with Santa from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Ann Antolini School, located at 30 Antolini Road. Children will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus and enjoy all you can eat pancakes. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

Holiday Open House
COLEBROOK — The Colebrook Historical Society will be holding its Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include holiday music, a Christmas singalong, along with a special performance from the Connecticut Yuletide Carolers. The Carolers will be dressed in Victorian costumes and sing a cappella carolers in four part harmony. The end of the event will include a tree lighting at Colebrook center. The event will be held at the historic Seymour Inn, located at the intersection of Routes 183 and 182A in Colebrook Center. For further information contact Carol Lord at or 860-738-8244.

Christmas concert
WINSTED — The Laurel City Singers will be performing their Christmas concert on Sunday Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. The concert will include Gilbert School teacher Adam Atkins along with special guests Nancy Herzig, Eric Paradine, Ken Storrs and Andrew Thomson. For more information go to

Holiday Open House
NORFOLK — The Norfolk Hub will be holding its Holiday Open House on Monday, Dec. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will include the staff and board of directors of the Norfolk Foundation. The Norfolk Hub is located at 2 Station Place. For more information go to

Freezin’ for a Reason
WINSTED — The annual Freezin’ for a Reason event will be held at East End Park on Friday, Dec. 13 starting at 6 p.m. Participants will be spending a full night camping at East End Park to raise money for the Northwest YMCA’s homeless shelter. The goal this year is to raise $10,000 for Winsted’s homeless shelter. For more information go to

Holiday Fair
COLEBROOK — The town will be holding its Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Town Hall on Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will include vendors, a “Cookie Land,” live trees and wreaths and door prizes. For more information call 860-379-3359 ext. 201.

Open House
BARKHAMSTED — An open house at The Barkhamsted Historical Society’s Squire’s Tavern
will be held on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. A concert will be held by the
Greenwoods Consort from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Squire’s Tavern is located at 100 East
River Road. For more information go to

Recruitment meet and greet
The Winchester Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a recruitment meet and greet on Sunday, Dec. 15 from 4 pm. To 6 p.m. Winchester Center residents, and those
living close to Winchester Center, are invited to come to the firehouse to learn about the department and our urgent need for new members and specifically firefighters.
The low number of volunteers nationwide has become critical and our Department is not immune. We currently have an urgent need for new members, especially those wishing to be firefighters. Additional information regarding our meet and greet can be found at If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the meet and greet, or would like to get additional information, please email, call Deputy Chief Brett Marchand at 860-309-6693 or Lieutenant Bryan Collin at 860-777-6057.