Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022
SATURDAY WILL BE SPECIAL, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Buckley Elementary School starting at 9 a.m. and then a town-wide Hispanic Heritage Celebration at the Mahoney Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. We have details below along with a calendar of other events as well as photos, newsy nuggets and more. By the way we're biased but believe that our OneManchester newsletter is the single-best source of info about our town as you'll find anywhere.
Town Celebration Is Saturday
This is National Hispanic Heritage Month -- a monthlong recognition of the histories, cultures and contributions of those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America -- and Manchester is celebrating on Saturday from 11 a.m - 3 p.m. at the Mahoney Center on Cedar Street. For more information click here.
Humans of Manchester
BoE Meets Monday Night
The state Department of Education has a new data management system that offers an online portal where parents can access their child’s IEP as well as other related documents. The system will also have the option for an electronic signature for documents, a language translation function, and other features as well. Click for more.
State Of The Art
- FOCUS ON DADS: Next week the district's Office of Equity and Partnerships in partnership with Real Dads Forever begins an 8-session in-person Parent Program with a focus on Dads. (Moms come to 3 sessions.) It's free and dinner and child care are provided. Click here for information.
- MARINE BAND AT MHS: "The President's Own" United States Marine Band will perform at MHS on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free but tickets are required and here is the link.
District Website Has New Look
Saturday Will Be Busy
THE FULL WEEK'S LINEUP:
Friday, Sept. 23
7 p.m. -- Yesterday Once More - A Tribute to the Carpenters at Cheney Hall.
Saturday, Sept. 24
8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- MACC Farmers Market in the Forest St parking lot.
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection at 321 Olcott St. - online appointments are mandatory this year.
Monday, Sept 26
6:30 p.m. -- African American Writers: A Celebration at Mary Cheney Library.
7 p.m. -- BOE Meeting at Lincoln Center.
Wednesday, Sept. 28
4:30 - 7 :30 p.m. -- Farmer’s Market at Northwest Park.
- Borgida & Company’s 17th Annual Food Drive to benefit MACC Charities is underway and runs until Nov. 15. Click the link for details.
Rotary In Motion Just A Week Away
Rotary in Motion is scheduled for Oct. 1 and again be based at Charter Oak Park. There's music and more including different bike tours including a 30-miler to East Hartford. Click for information.
FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD
The Downtown Scarecrow Festival will be Oct. 8—29 and all the info is here (including registration information).
There will be a Community Clean Up and Shred Event at 311 Olcott St. on Saturday, Oct. 8.
The town's Fall Festival at Northwest Park features pumpkin decorating on Oct. 11 and 13 and then a big (and scary!) event on Friday, Oct. 14. Check it out.
- Six unique Manchester houses of varied vintages will be showcased at the Sculpture Project 2022 House Tour on Oct. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Here's more.
Bark in the Park returns Saturday, Oct. 22. Details are here.
The Manchester Road Race is Nov. 24 and online registration has begun. Click for more.
It's a week from tonight: On Thursday, Sept. 29 there will be a free community-wide reading event with New York Times Best Selling Author Zakiya Dalia Harris at SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium at Manchester Community College.
- A referendum seeking $39 million to build a new library on Main Street will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 and there's lot of info on the group's Facebook page.
The Change Collaborative of Manchester is looking to gather more information from parents, caregivers, and adults in Manchester on their attitudes and perceptions on youth substance use. Click for more.
- Manchester Matters, the town's long-published newsletter, has a new look and you can see more (and find a link to subscribe) by clicking here. Plus check the town events calendar for more.
Manchester Historical Society: Learn about an historic home on Pitkin St that survived 240+ years; read war news from 1942 and this month’s television show features gifted Manchester artists.