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The Longest Day

The Longest Day will be celebrated Friday, June 20, 2020, worldwide.

Before Covid-19 made virtual events mandatory, the Alzheimer’s Association celebrated The Longest Day by encouraging supporters to spend the day doing whatever they most enjoyed- hiking, biking, barbequing.. as they raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s.

Virtual events used to require an explanation about how the process works, but I think everybody pretty much has it down by now. Hold your fundraiser wherever and however you want on the 20th while raising important funds for a worthy cause.

To register for The Longest Day, to get event ideas, to set up a fundraising page or to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association visit:

The Alzheimer’s Association’s ultimate goal- the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.

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Torrington Child Care Center 9th Annual Golf Tournament

The Torrington Child Care Center 9th Annual Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 14, 2019, at Fairview Farm Golf Course, 300 Hill Road, Harwinton, Ct 06791.

The 18 hole tournament is held in honor of Wayne Berlinski.

This is a four-person scramble.

Entry fee is $140 per person which includes green fees, cart, on-course contests, breakfast and dinner.

Registration is in advance only. Please make check payable and mail to:

Torrington Child Care Center

338 Kennedy Drive

Torrington, CT 06791

Contests include $10,000 hole-in-one, longest drive and closest to the pin.

There will also be a putting contest, 50/50 raffle and tournament raffle with many great prizes.

Tournament Day Schedule:

9:00 am  Registration and Breakfast

11:00 am  Shotgun start

4:00 – 5:00 pm  Social Hour

5:00 pm  Dinner, Awards and Raffle Drawings

Proceeds from the tournament will help fund field trips for children at the Center.

To register or for more information visit Torrington Child Care Center on Facebook or call (860) 482-2621.

Thank you to these generous sponsors:

Barry Cone Heating and Air Conditioning

Torrington Savings Bank

Markal Finishing

Access Rehab Center

Intrasonics, Inc.

Nickerson General Contractors

Advanced Monograms

Knights Electrical Services

H & R Block, Winsted


Local 478 Operating Engineers

Canaan Country Club


Central Mechanical Services, Inc.

Torrington Country Club

Print Master

Connecticut Sinus Center

Northwest Hills Automotive LLC

Lori Riiska CPA, LLC

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Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual

The Race Around the Lake, 18th Annual, 3.5 Mile will be held Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Berkshire Hall, Brodie Park, 580 West Hill Road, New Hartford, CT 06057.

The race is hosted by At Brodie Park.

This is a family run/walk around scenic West Hill Lake.

Pre-register online or print out mail in forms at Free T shirts are guaranteed to all who pre-register by May 20th deadline. Race day registrants may receive T shirts but sizes not guaranteed.

Mail in registration is due by May 23rd.

Please Note: The website is being redesigned , but entry form information should be ready soon.

Here is the entry fee schedule:

Ages 6 – 13   $10

Ages 14-16 $15

Ages 17 and over $20-

Race day $25 for all runners

If mail in, make check payable to Brodie Park and mail to:

Brodie Park Inc.

P.O. Box 5

New Hartford, CT 06057

Race day schedule

8:30 am Sign up

10:00 am Race begins

10:45 am Children’s fun run, Awards ceremony

Proceeds from the race will benefit Brodie Park and will fund maintenance and preservation of the Park.

To learn more about Brodie Park visit

For more information about the Race Around the Lake call Elaine Murphy (860) 601-5541 or email Pam Fitzgerald –

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Winsted Penguin Plunge

The Winsted Penguin Plunge will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019 at the Highland Lake Boat Launch, 278 Lake St., Winsted, CT 06098. This is the “largest grass roots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics CT.”

The Penguin Plunge is a wintertime fundraiser for Special Olympics Connecticut. Participants (“Penguins”) of all ages register and get pledges and then join with others, either as an individual or as part of a team, to jump into the cold water for fun and a great cause!

Entrants, who must be 8 years old or more, are asked to raise a minimum of $100 each to participate in the Penguin Plunge, but there are great incentive prizes for those who meet higher fundraising levels. Those who do not want to take the plunge can still participate in the fundraising effort. Entrants are asked to raise their funds early enough to bring them the day of the event.

Register online at for a free event T shirt. Costumes are encouraged. Get a printable registration form at

The Plunge day schedule is as follows:

10:00 am Registration

12:00 noon Plunge

1:00 pm Awards for fundraisers, best costumes and other festivities.


The money raised through Penguin Plunges benefit over 12,000 athletes and Unified Sports® partners state-wide who participate year-round in 27 different sports training and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their peers without disabilities. The Penguin Plunge is one of the largest fundraising efforts for Special Olympics Connecticut.

For more information call (203) 230-1201 ext. 270 or email

For more information about Special Olympics CT visit

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HYSB Spin-a- Thon

The HYSB Spin-a- Thon will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Studio Lakeville, Lakeville, CT 06039.

The event, which is a guided spin class, is hosted by Studio Lakeville. They have devoted 15 spin bikes for individuals or teams to raise funds for the Housatonic Youth Service Bureau.

The entry fee for the 90 minute event is $25 per person, but registrants are encouraged to seek sponsors to donate a minimum of 25 cents per minute.

To register, go to, scroll down to the “Get Fit have Fun…” story, click on “Read More” and click “Register Now”.

Registration deadline is February 8th.

Spin Day Schedule:

2:00 pm Spin begins

4:00 pm Event ends

Proceeds from the Spin-a-Thon will help fund a $1000 scholarship for a 2019 graduate from Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Applications for the scholarship are due March 25, 2019.

To learn more about the Spin-a-Thon or the scholarship visit or call (860) 824-4720.

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Jimmy Welsh 22nd Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament

The Jimmy Welsh 22nd Annual Memorial Hockey Tournament will be held Friday, February 1- Sunday, February 3, 2019 at the Berkshire School, Athletic Center, 245 Undermountain Road, Sheffield, MA 01257.

The tournament is open to the following teams: Squirt B; Squirt C; Pee Wee B; Pee Wee C; Bantam A and Bantam B.

The entry fee is $1,000 per team.

Each player will receive a gift.

There will be a full concession stand, raffles and T shirts for sale.

To register and other information including deadlines, requirements, and rules visit, find “Jimmy Welsh 2019”, “Tournament Details” and “Notice to Participating Teams”.

Send registration and payment to:

Berkshire Youth Hockey

c/o Whitney Cole

135 Sand Road

Canaan, CT 06018

For more information email Whitney Cole at

The Jimmy Welsh Tournament is the Berkshire Rattlers’ major fundraiser.


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Teen Trivia Challenge, 6th Annual

The Teen Trivia Challenge, 6th Annual, will be held Friday, February 1, 2019 in the Kingswood Oxford Dining Hall, Kingswood Oxford School, 170 Kingswood Road, West Hartford, CT 06119.

The event is presented by Emily Lemkuil.

Entry fee is $20 per person.

Register by January 25th at, click on “Download the Flyer”.

Event Schedule:

6:30 – 10:00 pm

Food and prizes.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance (CTBTA).

For more information about the Trivia Challenge email or call (860) 951-1504.

For more information about CTBTA visit

Food provided by:

First & Last Tavern Hartford

Bricco’s Restaurant

A. C. Petersen Farms


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The  Zombie Chase Challenge

The  Zombie Chase Challenge will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017 at White Memorial Conservation Center in Litchfield, CT.

This is a fun event for the whole family where a 5K run meets flag football, but without the contact.

Participants can join as either a “Human”, a “Zombie” or a “Jumper”.  The task of the Human is to complete the 5K course while keeping as many of their three flags as possible. The Zombies’ job is to also complete the course (they start 2 minutes after the humans) while capturing as many Human flags as possible. The Zombies cannot touch the humans other than taking a flag. The jumpers lurk along the course to jump out and scare the runners while trying to capture flags.

Participants are encouraged to wear costumes, and there will be a makeup artist on hand to add to the ghoulish effect.


Children 12 and under have the choice of running the adult course accompanied by an adult or taking the 1 mile option.

Cost of the event is $30 for adults and $10 for children.

The race starts at 11:00 am.

Proceeds from the race will benefit YMCA charitable services to help deserving individuals and families with membership and program fees.

The Zombie Chase Challenge is the final event in the Grand Prix  series benefiting the NWCT YMCA. The other races are the WYLD Obstacle Run, June 24th; the Canaan Railroad Days Run, July 16th; the Stronger Women, Stronger World 5K Obstacle Race, Aug. 5th and the Highland Lake 10K, Oct. 7th. Please go to the Running/Walking Calendar to learn more about these races.

For more information visit or call (860) 824-2790.

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The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races

The Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races will be held Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Barbour Woods,  31 Lovers Lane, Norfolk, CT.

The event hosts both a 5K and 10K race. The 10K , which courses up Haystack Mountain, is an extended loop of the 5K.

The entry fee for both 5K and 10K races is $15 which includes awards, post-race party at Infinity Hall and a Big Elm pint glass.

Note: Registration is limited to 100 for each race. Register at Registration ends at 11:59 pm on September 21st.

Race day schedule is as follows:

11:30 am  Check in

12 noon  10K race begins

12:30pm 5K race begins

Post-race party and awards.

Race proceeds benefit the Norfolk Land Trust, which is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation of natural heritage and open space in Norfolk, CT.

For more information including course description or to register go to and enter Norfolk Land Trust Trail Races in search, or visit

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The Gould Farm Running for Recovery 5K

The Gould Farm Running for Recovery 5K will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 at Gould Farm, 100 Gould Road, Monterey, MA.

The entry fee for the race is $25 for adults and $10 for children under 13years old. T-shirts are guaranteed to all who register by Sept. 5th. Later registrants will also receive T-shirts but only while supplies last. Go to to register.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00-9:00 am Registration

9:30 am Race begins

Awards after race

Awards will go to the top overall finisher, both male and female, as well as the top male and female in each age category.

To learn more about the race or registration call Brenda Hawkins at (413) 528-1804  ext. 13 or email at

To learn about sponsorship opportunities call Maria Rundle at (413) 528-1804  ext. 27 or email at

Proceeds from the race will benefit Gould Farm, which is the first residential therapeutic community in America dedicated to helping adults with mental illness toward recovery, health and greater independence through community living, work and individual clinical care. To learn more about Gould Farm visit

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