Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022
HATS AND MITTENS go back on today, what with the thermometer expected to climb only half as high as yesterday and a snow storm rolling in tonight, but come Monday the masks are coming off in local schools (well, they will be optional for students and staff). It's not always easy to keep track of things in these busy times but OneManchester can help, so if you enjoy our newsletter and want it emailed to you every Thursday morning just click here.
In The Spotlight
COVID Test Kits Go Out Before Masks Come Off
In Other News
- The next big step on the way to determining the 22-23 town budget comes Tuesday, March 8, when General Manager Steve Stephanou presents his proposed budget to the Board of Directors. The BoD then begins workshops starting Wednesday, March 9 with a closer look at the BoE, which is seeking a 3.15 percent increase. All the key dates are here.
Senior Center Status
The Week Ahead, Etc.
Thursday, Feb. 24
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.-- Pre-Season Town Hall event with the Manchester Legislative Delegation at Lincoln Center.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Evening of Stories and Song at WORK_SPACE, 903 Main St.
Friday, Feb. 25
7:30 a.m. -- 4:p.m. -- Red Cross Blood Drive at Manchester Memorial Hospital, 71 Haynes St.
Saturday, Feb. 26
8 - 11 a.m. -- Eagle Scout fundraiser: Bottle and can drive at St. Mary's Church, 41 Park St.
10 - 11 a.m. -- Radical Reptiles at Leisure Labs, Mahoney Rec Center, 110 Cedar St.
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Red Cross Blood Drive at Buckland Hills Mall, 194 Buckland St.
11 a.m -- 4:30 pm. -- 7th annual Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball at Cheney Hall (through Sunday)
Monday, Feb. 28
6:30 p.m. -- Nature's Paintbrush: Intro to Natural Dyes and Inks at Mary Cheney Library.
7 p.m. -- BOE meeting at Lincoln Center.
Tuesday, March 1
2:30 - 4 p.m. -- Boys to Men at YSB, 63 Linden St.
7 p.m. -- BOD meeting - remote.
Also Of Note
The Tri-City Alliance of Realtors’ diaper collection is today (Thursday, Feb. 24) at 189 East Center St.
- The TLC Foundation (Diyeso-Lewis Group Home) is still seeking new house parents and we have more information here.
An evening of Designer Bags and More Bingo will be held Friday, March 11 at Cheney Hall to raise funds for the sculpture of Elisabeth Bennet. There will be 10 Bingo Games with over $1,800 in prizes. Click for more (and here you will find a brief history of the Sculpture Project).
Save the date: Cruisin’ on Main returns on Aug. 7.
Grants Available to Benefit Community
Manchester’s Community Fund Advisory Committee is seeking project proposals that will improve or enhance the quality of life of residents or otherwise contribute to solving a direct need of the community. Individual grant awards will range from $250 to $5,000 and all the details are here.
- Manchester Adult and Continuing Education: Meet testing facilitator Nira Bahauddin (inset), who moved to the US from Bangladesh 15 years ago; learn interesting facts about languages and sign up for Bellyrobics classes that are held virtually every Thursday.
- Manchester Matters: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics, employment opportunities, no-cost income tax services, etc.
- Manchester Historical Society: A jigsaw puzzle, news from Feb. 1937, the Silver Lanes Homes story and the much anticipated Then & Now exhibit opens next month.