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Torrington Savings Bank offers small business seminars

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WINSTED — The Entrepreneurial Center of Northwest Connecticut located at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, is pleased to announce that Torrington Savings Bank will sponsor a Small Business Seminars Series, which will run from January to March 2019.

The seminars will help businesses to gain knowledge and hands-on tools to be competitive in today’s marketplace. Each topic is taught by industry leaders at no cost to small business owners or for those individuals interested in starting a business.


The following Topics will be covered in this Upcoming Seminar Series:

QuickBooks: Jan. 15, 17, 22, 25, 5-7 p.m.

Taxation and Financing: Feb. 19, 21, 5-7 p.m.

Marketing Strategies: March 12, 14, 5-7 p.m.

Each topic runs for 2 to 4 sessions and the seminars will be held on the Winsted campus of Northwestern Connecticut Community College.


The Small Business Seminars Series, is offered in partnership with the Winchester Economic Development Commission, The Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce and SCORE Northwest Connecticut.

All seminars require registration. To register, use eventbrite.com, or contact Jane Williams at jwilliams@nwcc.edu or 860-738-6444.

Round Table to meet

TORRINGTON – The Connecticut Civil War Round Table will hold its next meeting on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Torrington Library Community Room, 12 Daycoeton Place in Torrington.

This month the Round Table welcomes Hamish Lutris, who will present “Animal Mascots In The War.” The meeting will begin at 11:30, with Lutris speaking from noon to 1:15 p.m. A social hour will follow together with refreshments and a book raffle.

Donations will be accepted from nonmembers of the Round Table. Those who wish to become members may contact treasurer Pat O’Donnell either before or after the meeting.

The Connecticut Civil War Round Table is an organization of Connecticut residents who take an active interest in the Civil War. More information on the Round Table may be obtained by going to the Round Table’s web site at www.ctcwrt.org, or by calling Round Table president Mary-Lou Pavlik at 860-489-1618.

Fun Day for Kids set at Flanders

WOODBURY — While off from school for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 21, children in grades K-5 are invited to come to Flanders to experience “A Flanders Animal Adventure” where they will spend the day learning about the animals that live at Flanders and in the wild and then taking a hike to find tracks to see who is active in the snow. This will be a fun filled day packed with exploring the great outdoors, and age appropriate stories, games and crafts. Preregistration is required.


Flanders is offering three different sessions for this special adventure. Choose the morning session, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., the afternoon session from 1-5 p.m., or a full day session from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Parents are asked to have their children dress for the weather and to bring a bag lunch or snack. Pre-registration is required. The cost per child for either the morning or afternoon session is $30 members and $40 for nonmembers. Full day cost is $60 for members and $80 for nonmembers. Early care is available from 7-9 a.m. at $8 per hour.

To register, call Flanders at 203-263-3711, extension 10. For a full listing of all the programs for kids and adults coming up at Flanders visit www.flandersnaturecenter.org or like them on their Facebook page.

Morris library welcomes author for discussion, signing

MORRIS — Author David Fisher will give a discussion and signing of his new books “Food Zoo” and “The Story Less Traveled”, Jan 17, 6:30 p.m., at the Morris Public Library, 4 North St. The snow date is Jan. 24.

Fisher’s passion for rhyming in his stories, poems and lyrics helps him create his whimsical poems and short stories that are amazingly entertaining yet true to life. The author’s newest book “Food Zoo” is a story about a little boy helping his mother at the grocery store that leads to a shopping misadventure, and his “The Story Less Traveled” presents an anthology of eclectic poems, playful rhymes, and tongue twisted writings to explore by both young and old.

Fisher’s works have been published in the Best of the Litchfield Community Writers’ Group anthologies and local newspapers. The author lives and works in the northwest hills of Connecticut.

Registration is required; call 860-567-7440

‘Let’s Get Cooking’ class set in Washington

WASHINGTON — Members of New Milford Hospital’s Diebold Family Cancer Care Center will lead “Let’s Get Cooking,” a plant-based cooking workshop, at the Gunn Memorial Library, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. the snow date is Jan. 22.

The workshop, including a cooking demonstration and tasting, focuses on eating to promote a healthy weight plus prevention and risk reduction of chronic diseases and will be facilitated by Michele MacDonnell, RD, C-DN, Clinical Nutrition Manager; Kerry Gold, Director Dining Services, Unidine Corporation and Cynthia Tyler, RN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN, Cancer Navigator.

Participants will gain an understanding of plant-based nutrition is: Minimally processed foods from plants, modest amounts of fish, lean meat and low fat dairy, red meat sparingly. Identify plant foods: vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, dry beans and legumes. Understand the role of overall eating choices in reducing cancer risk and disease prevention: Vitamins and minerals in vegetables and fruits may protect against cancer. Other natural compounds called phytochemicals can help to protect cells in the body from damage that can lead to cancer. Name the main benefits of plant based proteins: helps maintain strong immune system, promotes cell growth, repair and maintenance, improves heart health, aids muscle growth and recommendations for alcohol intake.

This program is free and open to the public but registration is requested. Call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org

The Gunn Memorial Library is located at 5 Wykeham Road at Route 47 on the Green, in Washington.

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