Thursday, April 18
Published weekly since August 2017
Thousands of Stop & Shop workers across New England are on strike -- and here's what the scene was like earlier today on the periphery of the Parkade. In other news, the Manchester Police had a special surprise for an 11-year-old girl facing yet another surgery. Scroll down to see more photos, news and notes from around town and if you like this newsletter, just click here to subscribe.
The Week Ahead
Library Listings
For the complete library schedule click here (or here for children and teens).
Meetings This Week:
Highlights: Monday's Board of Education meeting, which is at 7 p.m. in Room 293 at Manchester High, will spotlight the district's ‘Equity-Informed School Climate Assessment’ work.

Also:
Next Weekend:

Friday, April 26 (7 p.m.) -- Evening of Fine Food and Friends at MCC
Saturday, April 27 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
Saturday, April 27 (1 p.m.) -- Vision Board Workshop: Let Your Dreams Bloom! at Harvest Beads and Silver
Sunday, April 28 (12- 2 p.m.) -- Manchester Sentinel Pop Warner football and cheerleading in-person sign ups at Dick's Sporting Goods
Sunday, April 28 (3-4 p.m.) -- Little League Opening Day Ceremony at Northwest Park
Further down the road

Thursday, May 2 -- Imagine Youth at Army-Navy Club
Saturday, May 4 -- Children and Seniors Fishing Derby at Salters Pond.
Saturday, May 4 (noon-2:30 p.m.) -- Community open house at Washington Elementary School
Wednesday, May 8 (6:30 p.m.) -- Skate Park organizational meeting at WORK_SPACE - follow link to register
Thursday, May 16 (6-8 p.m.) -- Community open house at Washington Elementary School
Friday, May 17 (5-8 p.m.) -- Youth Art Exhibit & Book Release at 153 Spruce St.
Saturday, May 18 (10 a.m.) -- Walk A Mile, Feed The World at Charter Oak Park
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

Our Sports Section

Manchester High, East Catholic and Cheney Tech are each scheduled to play at Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford this week. For details and more visit OneManchester Sports Central.
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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.