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Multicultural discussion
WINSTED/TORRINGTON/PRESS RELEASE —  AWinsted Multicultural Discussion has been scheduled for Friday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m.
The virtual event is sponsored by Our Culture is Beautiful, a civic group out of Torrington.
The agenda will include discussions on Winsted attractions, upcoming projects, demographics, culture traditions, and Success stories. Our Culture is Beautiful is a grassroots group, promoting cultural diversity events and training. This discussion for Winchester/Winsted is open to all of our area adults and youths alike. For more information go to Our Culture is Beautiful’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Our-Culture-is-Beautiful-2399879000241046

Dewey Delights book chat
NORFOLK/PRESS RELEASE —  Have you read a nonfiction book from the Dewey Decimal System’s 600 range? Join us on Friday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. on Zoom as we share the books that we read. The 600’s have technology, medicine and health, gardening, guns, cookbooks, pets, and paper-making to name a few topics. Join us! To register, visit the Norfolk Library’s website

Great Backyard Bird Count Preview
NORFOLK/SHARON/PRESS RELEASE —  On Thursday, Jan . 28 at 5:30 pm, join Sharon Audubon Center’s staff naturalist, Bethany Sheffer, as she tells us about the Great Backyard Bird Count. Each year over President’s Day Weekend in February, tens of thousands of everyday bird and nature lovers throughout North America take part in this fun Community Science activity. This event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards, schoolyards, and local parks, and, at the same time, make an important contribution to conservation.  Anyone can take part, from novice bird watchers to experts, by counting birds for as little as 15 minutes (or as long as they wish) on one or more days of the event and reporting their sightings online. Please register here and we will send you the Zoom link the day before the program.

Winter Weekend in Norfolk 2021
NORFOLK/PRESS RELEASE —  Help us put together another virtual weekend to whet visitors’ appetite for Norfolk. Teach kids something fun, perform, conduct a tour of your favorite Norfolk place, show off your artwork, demonstrate your skills, read from your poetry or prose. We need both live-streamed and pre-recorded events to promote our special town, starting February 20. We can help with video and Zoom. Please email Sue Frisch suefrisch@mindspring.com with questions and to sign up.
Meeting ID and Passcode for the Zoom Meeting will be posted to the Town’s Event Calendar as they become available.  Please click here for those details.

Area blood drives
NORTHWEST CORNER —  The following is a schedule of area blood drives in the area:
Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street in Torrington.
Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Coe Memorial Civic Center, 101 Litchfield Street in Torrington.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at  St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street in Torrington.
Friday, Feb. 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the New Hartford Town Hall.
Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Praise Christian Fellowship in Barkhamsted, 52 New Hartford Road.
Thursday, Feb. 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street in Torrington. 
Tuesday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street in Torrington. 
Wednesday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Praise Christian Fellowship in Barkhamsted, 52 New Hartford Road.
Thursday, March 25 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 837 Charles Street in Torrington. 
To make a reservation go to redcrossblood.org

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