Monday, September 26, 2016

TORRINGTON: "New Exhibit at Five Points Gallery" 9/29/16 to 11/5/16

Five Points Gallery located at 33 Main Street announces a new exhibit featuring the works of Peter Howe, Geoffrey Detrani, and Walter Kendra beginning on Thursday September 29. There will be an opening reception on Friday September 30 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm and an artist conversation on Friday October 21 at 6:00 pm. The exhibit will run through November 5. For more information please visit

LITCHFIELD: "Ask the Archivist" 10/6/16

The Litchfield Historical Society will hold an Ask the Archivist program on Thursday October 6 at 5:00 pm at the museum located at 5 South Street. This program is an opportunity to learn more about what an archivist does and how you can learn from them to care for your personal collections. For more information call (860) 567-4501 or e-mail

Monday, September 19, 2016

LITCHFIELD COUNTY: "Red Cross Blood Drives" September October 2016

The Red Cross has announced the following blood drives:

Monday, September 19 from 1:45pm to 6:45pm at United Congregational Church, 1622 Torringford St.
Thursday, September 29th from 1-6 pm at St. Peter Church, 109 East Main St.

Tuesday, October 4 from 1:15pm to 6:30pm at the Litchfield Community Center, Rt. 202

Monday, October 10 from 12-5 pm at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place East

Monday, October 10 from 1-6 pm at the St. Gregory Church CCD Center, 1043 Stafford Avenue

For more information, please call the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or visit

GOSHEN: "Goshen Players Presents 'Boeing-Boeing'" beginning 10/21/16

Goshen Players Inc. will present the hit comedy “Boeing-Boeing” at the Old Goshen Town Hall located at 42 North Street. Set in a Paris apartment in 1965, an American architect’s seemingly perfect life is thrown into turmoil when all three of his fiancĂ©es visit town at the same time without knowing about each other. There will be eight performances of the play over three weekends beginning on Friday October 21. For more information, please visit or call 860-491-9988.

BURLINGTON: "Clothing Drive" 10/15/16

The Congregational Church of Burlington will hold their Annual Clothing Drive alongside their Quarterly Can and Bottle Drive. In addition to clothes, cans, and bottles, the church is asking for backpacks, pillows and blankets, and toys. The drives will take place on Saturday October 15 from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Congregational Church of Burlington parking lot located at 268 Spielman Highway. For more information, please call the church office at 860-673-4618.

LITCHFIELD: "Blessing of the Animals" 10/1/16

Lourdes Shrine located at 83 Monfort Road will once again hold their Annual Blessing of Animals. All pets, large and small are welcome to the ceremony. The blessing will take place on Saturday October 1 at 4:00 pm in the Grotto Plaza. For more information, please call 860-567-1041 or visit

Sunday, August 7, 2016

LITCHFIELD: "History of Landscapes and Gardens in Litchfield" 8/9/16 through 11/27/16

The Litchfield Historical Society located at 7 South Street will feature a new exhibit entitled Reimagining the Reeve House Landscape which will display a history of landscapes and gardens in Litchfield. The exhibit will open on Tuesday August 9 and will run through November 27. For more information call (860) 567-4501 or e-mail

TORRINGTON: "History of Pets in Torrington" 8/11/16 through 10/29/16

The Torrington Historical Society has announced a new exhibit entitled Pet Pals which will celebrate the history of pets in Torrington. The exhibit will open on Thursday August 11 and will run through October 29 at the society located at 192 Main Street. The society also invites Torrington residents to submit photographs of them and their pet which may be featured with the exhibit. For more information please visit

Saturday, May 28, 2016

TORRINGTON: "Farmers' Market" 6/11/16

The Torrington Farmers’ Market will begin its 2016 season on Saturday June 11 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm The new location is the parking lot of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street. The mid-week market begins Tuesday June 14 and runs from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. For more information please visit

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

TORRINGTON: "FREE Alpha Course" Fridays, starting 12/11/15

Joseph's House, 116 Water Street, will host Alpha, a series which offers an opportunity to explore life and the Christian faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. The series will be held on Fridays at 5:30pm through March 11th. Each session includes a meal, a short DVD talk, and a time for questions and discussion. There is no pressure, no follow-up and no cost to attend, although donations toward food expenses are welcome.
To RSVP or for more information, email

Saturday, May 11, 2013

TORRINGTON: Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

Electronic Waste (E-Waste) Recycling

City of Torrington residents can bring their household electronic scrap items (e-waste) to the Water Pollution Control Facility Drop-Site Recycle Center located on Bogue Road for recycling.

The e-waste recycle drop-off site is open Monday thru Friday from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm and weekends from 7:00 to 9:30 am. Proof of residency and sign-in are required.

Data Security is not included with the e-waste recycle program so residents need to take appropriate steps to properly sanitize or destroy all storage media.
Computers, monitors, printers and televisions are no longer picked up curbside so Torrington residents are encouraged to take advantage of this e-waste recycle service.

The e-waste that can be recycled from Torrington households includes:

Computer monitors
Peripherals (keyboards, mouse’s etc.)
Cell phones
Desktop copiers
Fax machines

IPods and PDAs
Radio equipment
Telephones and telephone equipment
Microwave ovens
Digital cameras
VCRs and DVD players