We are back! Programs for 2021-2022

PROGRAMS 2021-2022
2:30 PM @ Litchfield Community Center

    • SEASONAL MUSIC  The Women’s Forum of Litchfield welcomes the ensemble “earlybird” to St. Michael’s Parish, 25 South Street in Litchfield on Thursday, December 2, beginning at 2:30pm.The ensemble earlybird began as a few friends meeting around the table each week for the pleasure of singing all kinds of music, particularly that of the Renaissance. They have performed at venues throughout Connecticut, including Church of the Redeemer with the New Haven Oratorio Choir, Middlefield Federated Church, Trinity Lime Rock, Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, and the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury. From time to time they have performed a candlelight concert in the old train tunnel at Steep Rock Preserve. Members are Jim Barrett, bass and recorder; Laura Evans, alto; Sarah Fay soprano and recorder, and Erica Warnock on viola da gamba and recorder.

      “From Heaven to Earth” is a musical gem box for the Christmas season, filled with treasures from the Middle Ages to the present. Among composers highlighted are Hans Leo Hassler, Jacob Handl, Juan Blas de Castro, Loiellet, Michael Praetorius. From the Americas comes an arrangement of the Huron Carol by member Sarah Fay. These traditional English, French, German, Spanish, American carols and their texts have been arranged in countless ways, and continue to shine today.

      The event will be open to non-Forum members with a $10 fee at the door, which includes a High Tea reception in the church’s community house.

  • JANUARY  6
    • Jennifer A. Grant, LCSW,  CT Junior Republic, will talk about Mental Health in CT, the impact of COVID confinement on Teens, CT’s action and CJR’s strategy
    •  “Things That Go Bump in the Night”:  Ginny Apple, Master Wildlife Conservationist at DEEP, will speak at about the creatures we are all living with, and their Springtime habits.
  • MARCH  3 
    • Judith McElhone, Founder and Executive Director of Five Points: Gallery, Arts Center, Annex  and Launchpad-Torrington, CT will talk about her vision for the Arts Center (Creative Incubator), Why Now, and the Risks & Rewards       
  • APRIL  7 
    • Sandra Boynton,  humorist, songwriter, director, music producer, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than fifty books for both children and adults, as well as over four thousand greeting cards, and five music albums.
  • MAY 5 
    • Patrice Gans,  Executive Director, Coding for a Cause,Random Hacks of Kindness“; COMPUTER CODING AND STEM: WHAT THIS MEANS FOR OUR FUTURES”
  • JUNE  2 
    • ANNUAL MEETING, Location TBD

Letter from Bibby: Programming for 2020-21

Dear Members,

Several weeks ago the Board met to discuss the status of programs for the 2020-2021 year.

Due to Covid19, we decided not to have any programs in October or November. We reached this decision after much discussion and with regret.

We feel we must follow the State’s Guidelines for the safety and good health of all our members and friends.

IF public health issues improve significantly we hope to have an informal Christmas gathering in December… stayed tuned!

At this time we plan to move forward with regular programs in January, 2021.

A Dues Notice will be mailed out in early September and we hope all will return them promptly. Our Treasury is in a healthy condition, but expenses continue.

Please feel free to contact any member of the Board if you have questions or comments.

May you all stay healthy and safe.


With Best Wishes,

Bibby Veerman, President




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Founded in 1914 by a group of eight women who wanted to form a women’s club, the Litchfield Women’s Forum of Litchfield, CT, is still in existence and thriving.




The original intent of the founders was to bring together women for “an interchange of 20190711_085408thoughts on subjects of general interest.” In the beginning, these gatherings were held in women’s homes and the women themselves researched the topic and presented the program followed by a tea.
As time went on, guests were invited to speak on a wide variety of topics. Well known presenters have included Eleanor Roosevelt, Katherine Ann Porter, Igor Sikorsky, Paul Winter, Elizabeth Gilbert and many, many more.  From the initial meeting of 15 women, the organization now has a membership of over 140 women and men and continues to bring educational, thought-provoking, and entertaining programs to the community.

Our scheduled for 2019-20 programs will be announced soon!


Interested in joining?

Membership is open to all. Dues are $45.00 per program year and are due on October 1.

Guests are always welcome to attend for a fee of $10.00 per program, payable at the door.


Membership dues may be sent to:

Women’s Forum
P.O. Box 544
Litchfield, CT.  06759

Women’s Forum of Litchfield meets monthly from October to May at the Litchfield Community Center, 421 Bantam Road (Route 202), Litchfield, CT. (Click here for a map to the Community Center)

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Women’s Forum at: info@womensforumoflitchfield.org.

Floral arrangements for Women’s Forum are partially underwritten by Colonial Greenhouse.