Community Announcements

Lecture on Connecticut’s white-tailed deer
NORFOLK —  A lecture by Scott Williams on the state’s white-tailed deer will be held at The Norfolk Library on Friday, Feb. 8 at 4 p.m. Williams will speak on how white-tailed deer have had a tumultuous existence in Connecticut over the past two centuries, from being driven to near extinction to being so abundant they are a threat to public safety and forest health. Not only are deer vital hosts for black legged or “deer” ticks, but they are also ecosystem engineers and can dictate tree species diversity and abundance. For more information visit the Norfolk Library’s website at   

NYTimes best selling author at Café
TORRINGTON —  The Hummingbird Café, located at 79 Main Street, will be hosting New York Times Best Selling Author Jill Santopolo on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Santopolo is the nationally best selling author of More Than Words and the nationally and internationally best selling novel The Light We Lost, has been translated into more than 35 languages. Santopolo will be talking about “More Than Words” at the event. Admission is $20 and includes a copy of the paperback version of “More Than Words” and a hot beverage. For more information call The Hummingbird Café at 203-560-2506. 

Strengthening the Village Center and creating a village campus
NORFOLK —  A discussion on the town’s Plan of Conservation and Development (POCD) will be held at The Norfolk Hub on Monday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. For more information and to register go to

Valentine’s events at Winsted Health Center
WINSTED — Two Valentine’s events will be held at The Winsted Senior Center, located at 80 Holabird Avenue. Valentine’s Day card making will be held on Monday, Feb. 10 at 12:45 p.m. The cards will be delivered by Meals on Wheels drivers to people in need of a smile. The cardmaking is free. On Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 12 p.m., a Valentine’s Luncheon will be held featuring music by Joel Blumert. The luncheon includes a meal of ham, mashed potatoes, spinach, dinner roll and black forest cake. Cost $6. For more information call 860-379-4252.

Veterans Coffee Talk at Winsted Health Center
WINSTED — Veterans Coffee Talk with Wayne Rioux, a Vietnam-era Army veteran and veteran’s liaison, will be held at the Winsted Health Center, located at 115 Spencer Street, on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 8:30 a.m. The talk is free and open for veterans and spouses. 

Game Board Night at Beardsley and Memorial Library
WINSTED —  The Beardsley and Memorial Library will hold a Teen Board Game night on Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information call 860-379-6043 or go to

Library invites residents to Suit-Up and Learn
WINSTED —  The Beardsley and Memorial Library at 40 Munro Place will hold its Suit-Up and Learn event on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. The event is an evening of professional development with interview and resume writing tips, an introduction to job searching, and skill building resources. For more information and to RSVP to the event call 860-379-6043.

A talk about “Connecticut Made”
TORRINGTON —  The Torrington Library, located at 12 Daycoeton Pl.,  will hold a book talk with Cindy Parzych, author of the new book “Connecticut Made” on Thursday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Cindy gives an interesting look at items made in Connecticut, and encourages the audience to use her book to plan and take a road trip to visit new businesses, learn a bit about the state’s history, and ultimately shop local. For more information call 860-489-6684 or go to  

The history of the Moon Landing
TORRINGTON —  The Torrington Library, located at 12 Daycoeton Pl., will hold a talk with NASA / JPL Solar System Ambassador Andy Poniris on the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Poniris’ lecture includes a history of the beginning of the space race with the Soviets through the Apollo 11 Moon landing, audio clips from interviews with Apollo Astronauts, and an explanation of how NASA’s plans to land humans on the Moon by 2024. 

Art supply tag sale
WINSTED —  An art supply tag sale will be held at the Whiting Mills Artist Studios building on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale will include arts and crafts supplies, frames, art books, fabric, tools, collage materials, and ephemera. $5 for a table for non-residents. Whiting Mills Artist Studios is located at 100 Whiting Street. For more information and to register email

Diabetes self-management workshop starts March 3
WINSTED —  The public is invited to register for a free, interactive six-week Live Well with Diabetes workshop. This program helps people with diabetes or prediabetes and their family members or caregivers learn new skills to help manage diabetes. The workshop takes place at Carriage Maker Place, 19 Gay Street in Winsted on Tuesday mornings, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7 from 9:30am -12 noon. Participants will learn about healthy eating, being active, blood sugar goals, how to treat low blood sugar, taking medications, communicating with healthcare providers, basic foot care, and sick day guidelines. Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. To sign up, call the Winsted Senior Center at 860-379-4252 ext. 1.