Thursday, April 11
Published weekly since August 2017
Three times this year, Manchester Country Club has scheduled 'free golf days' for residents, and Monday is the first of these. (The others are also on Mondays -- on July 15th and October 7th.) You can learn more here and scroll down for photos from the club. And speaking of free, kids are free next week (it's April break in Manchester schools) and our newsletter is, too, and you can subscribe by clicking here.
The Week Ahead
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Friday, April 12 (12:30 - 3:30 p.m.) -- Community Passover Seder, the Culinary Arts Center at MCC
Friday (5 p.m.) -- Manchester Art Association Town Hall Art Reception at Town Hall
Friday (6 p.m.) -- 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows at SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium on the MCC campus
Friday (8 p.m.) -- Little Theatre of Manchester presents: Dreamgirls (through April 28)
Saturday (9:30 a.m.) -- Salter's Pond Cleanup Party at Salter's Pond
Saturday (10- 11:45 a.m.) -- History Garden Club at the Cheney Homestead
Saturday (9-11 a.m.) -- Easter Egg Hunt at Buckland Hills Mall 
Saturday (12:30 - 1:45 p.m.) -- Aqua Egg Hunt at the IOH Pool/MHS
Sunday (1- 4 p.m.) -- Cheney Homestead Open House
Mon-Fri, April 15-19 -- No school (spring vacation)
Monday -- Free Greens Fees and Golf Clinics for Manchester residents at Manchester Country Club
Tuesday (9 a.m. - 3 p.m) -- Girls' Self-Care Day at Youth Services Bureau
Thursday (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- Easter Egg Hunt Downtown Hartford for MPS students grades 5 - 12

Library Listings
For the complete library schedule click here (or here for children and teens).
Meetings This Week:
Monday -- Planning and Zoning Commission (rescheduled); 
Tuesday -- Board of Directors; Conservation Commission; 
Wednesday -- Newcomers; Latino Affairs Council;Green Manor Block Watch; Planning and Zoning Commision (scheduled);
Thursday, April 18 --  Cheney Brothers National Historic District Commission; Park and Rec Advisory Commission; African American and Black Affairs Council; Compassionate Friends; Land Trust Board of Directors; NAMI Friends and Family Support
Monday, April 22 --Board of Ed
Next Weekend:

Friday, April 19 -- Town Offices will be closed in observance of Good Friday
Friday, April 19 (7 p.m.) -- Good Friday Concert at Full Gospel Interdenominational Church
Saturday, April 20 (10 a.m.) -- Easter Egg Hunt at New River Church
Saturday, April 20 (1 p.m.) -- Free Rail Trail Hike starting at 145 Hartford Rd. (Fuss and O'Neill)

Further down the road
Coming in May: A meeting to discuss a new skate park and two chances to walk the halls of Washington Elementary School (which is closing in June).

Friday, April 26 (7 p.m.) -- Evening of Fine Food and Friends at MCC
Saturday, April 27 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
Sunday, April 28 (12 - 2p.m.) -- Manchester Sentinel Pop Warner football and cheerleading in-person sign ups at Dick's Sporting Goods
Saturday, May 4 (noon-2:30 p.m.) -- Community open house at Washington Elementary School
Saturday, May 4 (4-7 p.m.) -- Music and Maritime Mystery at the Mansion at the Charles Cheney Inn, 131 Hartford Road
Wednesday, May 8 (6:30 p.m.) -- Skate Park organizational meeting at WORK_SPACE - follow link to register
Sunday, May 12 (8 a.m. - 12 p.m.) -- Second Knights of Columbus Mother's Day Breakfast at St Bartholomew's
Thursday, May 16 (6-8 p.m.) -- Community open house at Washington Elementary School
Tuesday, June 4 --  School renovation referendum
Thursday, June 13 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) -- 4th Annual Community Block Party & Cultural Festival at the School Street Courtyard, 1151 Main St.
Monday, June 17 -- Last day of school. (This was pushed back after snow days on Feb. 12 and March 5). 

Also: We've got more town events listed in our 'OneMan Central' log (and the town events calendar is another trove of information).  As for the schools, you can also check out MPS Central, which lists future district happenings, half-days and more. And if we are missing anything, anywhere, just email b11jfarr@mpspride.org to add an item.
In The News
The Journal InquirerHartford CourantManchester Patch and newcomer The Manchester Scoop all have regular town news coverage. (FYI: The JI and Courant have monthly free-read limits.)
Newsletter news
  • The latest Manchester Matters is right here.
  • Park and Rec's latest newsletter is here.
  • One more: the latest Manchester Adult & Continuing Education newsletter is here.

Our Sports Section

Speaking of the country club, the MHS golf team was there on Wednesday for a match against E. O. Smith. More pics on our FB page. For more sports info -- including our Game of the Week pick -- visit OneManchester Sports Central.
Illing Goes To Washington
About 180 Illing eighth-graders are in Washington DC and these group shots were taken today (clockwise from top left) at the White House, the Capitol, the Einstein statue and at the Supreme Court.
The district FB page has lots more.
ONEMANCHESTER is compiled by Jim Farrell and Paul Ofria of the school district's communications office based on contributions from people and institutions throughout town. Jim, the district's communications director, can be reached at b11jfarr@mpspride.org or 860-268-6377.