Thursday, February 28
Published weekly since August 2017
It's been closed since 2012, but Nathan Hale could soon serve as a school again. Monday night at 6:30, there will be a presentation for the East Side neighborhood (but all are welcome!) about a proposal by Odyssey Community School to move into the Spruce Street building. (The meeting is at WORK_SPACE on Main Street and there are more details here). Like this newsletter? Subscribe right here.
The Week Ahead
Dr. Seuss' birthday hoopla, a dinner honoring Bill O'Neill and the Little League registration deadline. It's all this week and the details are below.

Friday (5:30-8:30 p.m.) -- Annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser for MHS Class of 2020 at MHS
Friday (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Uniting for a Safe Inclusive Community' First Friday Film Series continues with "Race - The Power of an Illusion: The House We Live In."
Friday (6 p.m.) -- UNICO Honors Volunteer of the Year: Bill O’Neill at Olive Garden
Saturday (10:30 a.m.) -- Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss Family Program at Mary Cheney Library
Saturday (noon-2 p.m.) -- Old Manchester Museum open house 
Sunday (7:30 and 9 a.m.) -- Undie Sunday wrap-up at St. Mary's Episcopal Church 
Monday (6:30 p.m.) -- Re-use proposal for Nathan Hale School at WORK_SPACE
Tuesday -- Last day to register for Little League. (You do it online)
Tuesday (5-8 p.m.) -- The Manchester Woman’s Club fundraiser at the Manchester Red Robin
Tuesday (6 p.m.) -- Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper at Second Congregational Church
Tuesday (7 p.m.) -- BoD meeting at Lincoln Center
Wednesday (7:30 a.m.) -- Sheroes - Women inPOWERment at the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce (first in a series of four)
Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) -- Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop #1 (BoE) at Lincoln Center
Thursday, March 7 (5-6 pm.) -- Beer and Business at WORK_SPACE
Thursday, March 7 (5:30 p.m.) -- Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop #2 (Human Services, General Government, Fixed Miscellaneous) at Lincoln Center

We've also highlighted some big-deal dates for next weekend and beyond and there are more listed in our 'OneMan Central' log. (You can also check out MPS Central, which lists future school/district stuff.)
Next Weekend:

Saturday, March 9 (8-11 p.m.) -- Ticket To Ride Beatles Tribute Band at Cheney Hall
Sunday, March 10 (1-4 p.m.) -- Open House at the Cheney Homestead

Further down the road

Thursday, March 14 (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Imagine Manchester at Raymour and Flanagan
Thurs-Sat, March 21-23 (7 p.m.) -- The Wizard of Oz at Bailey Auditorium/MHS
Tuesday, March 26 (7 p.m.) -- United States Army Jazz Ambassadors in Concert at at MHS
Saturday, March 30 -- 8th Annual District Invention Convention and Science Fair at Manchester High School
Mon-Fri, April 15-19 -- No school (spring vacation)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
Thursday, June 13 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) -- 4th Annual Community Block Party & Cultural Festival at the School Street Courtyard, 1151 Main St.
Friday, June 14 -- Last day of school. (This was pushed back after a Feb. 12 snow day). See more here

For details and more listings, click here for school calendars
and click here for town calendars and email to add an item.
Worth Noting:
Humans of Manchester
Nobody new this week but check out the 500-plus people featured before in our gallery; it's on both Facebook and Instagram.
School Scenes
Indoor recess fun at Highland Park and Illing eight-graders learning about assembly line production by working collaboratively in groups to mass produce car models using pasta. 
More school stuff:
If Not Irish, Then Irish-Ish
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.) Here are some recent highlights. starting with this crazy Courant photo gallery from the Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball at Cheney Hall last weekend:
  • The family of a Manchester soldier killed 68 years ago in Korea recently received medals in his honor. The JI has the story.
  • A manufacturing plant on Utopia Road is planning for another expansion -- this time investing $10 million. Read about it on Manchester Patch.
Also also:
  • Click here for the latest newsletter from Manchester Adult and Continuing Education.
State Your Case
East Catholic (20-0) is the top seed in Div. I and MHS (16-4) the fourth seed in Div. II as the state basketball tournament begins next week. Read all about it here and also take a peek at OneManchester Sports Central, our still-under-construction repository of local sports news, notes and links.
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 or 860-268-6377 and he keeps a log of mistakes he makes in district-produced newsletters that you will find here.