2017-2018 Schedule

October 5 at 2:30 pm
“Being Your Best Self – Now and Always!”
Dr. Alicia Zalka, Dermatology Associates of Western CT; Dr. Amir Nasir, Cosmetic Surgery, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Carla Angevine, Nutritional Counselor, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; and Tonya Benvenuti, Program Coordinator and Trainer, Litchfield Athletic Club will discuss the latest methods for optimal health and beauty at any age and the changing attitudes towards aging. Moderated by Joseph Montebello.

November 2 at 2:30 pm
“Can Science Slow Aging?”
Bill Gifford, author of Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (Or Die Trying) leads the audience on a personal investigation into the science of aging, from wrinkles and baldness to the innermost workings of our cells. He separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society. A must for any age.

December 7 at 2:30 pm
“Festive Flute and Harp”
A return engagement of harpist Susan Knapp Thomas and flautist Jennifer Berman, both members of the Waterbury and Hartford Symphony Orchestras, who will present a concert of seasonal music.

Please note: The December 7 meeting to be held at 2:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s, South Street, Litchfield.

January 4 at 2:30 pm
“The Ghosts in Our Ocean: Protecting Marine Wildlife”
Elizabeth Hogan, Campaign Manager for Oceans & Wildlife at World Animal Protection will discuss her work on marine wildlife entanglement, whaling policy, marine wildlife in captivity, and illegal wildlife trade and the need for world animal protection.

February 1 at 2:30 pm
“A Life in Fashion and Beyond”
Women’s sportswear designer Ron Leal discusses his career in fashion, how trends get started, how to dress without spending a fortune – and so much more. Sound advice peppered with personal stories from his illustrious career.

March 1 at 2:30 pm
“Old Houses, New Tricks”
Jimmy Crisp, of Crisp Architects, Patrick Walker and Elizabeth Demetriades of Demetriades + Walker, and Paul Hinkel of Hinkel Design Group will discuss the challenges of renovating historic houses and buildings, adhering to preservation rules as well as satisfying new owners and not sacrificing creativity.

April 5 at 2:30 pm
“Spectacle and Substance: Tracking a Tale of Victorian America”
Author April Jones Prince reveals the “story behind the story” of discovering a fascinating nugget of American history. For instance, what do Connecticut native P.T. Barnum and the Brooklyn Bridge have in common? You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how picture books are made and what makes them an engaging, unique art form. April writes for children, but her lively discussion will be enjoyed by all ages.

May 3 at 2:30 pm
“Fact vs. Fiction”
Martha Hall Kelly, author of the bestselling Lilac Girls and now a Litchfield resident will talk about writing and researching historical fiction, about her experience with the Bellamy Ferriday House, and will give a preview of her forthcoming book – a prequel to her previous novel.

June 7 at 2:30 pm
The Annual Tea
This meeting is for members only. We are grateful to our founding members for creating this grand tradition.

All regular programs are held at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road, Litchfield, Connecticut (Click here for a map to the Community Center). There will be a Tea following each program.