Thursday, July 11
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The Courant has a story about latest developments, as does the JI -- and Manchester Patch, too.
The Week Ahead
More Little Libraries, MARC welcomes Mass-Conn-Fusion and Rec on the Run.
Friday, July 12 (6-8 p.m.) -- 'Slime Night' for kids at Charter Oak Park
Friday (7-9) p.m. -- Six Pack Blues at the Band Shell
Saturday (8 a.m-12 p.m.) -- Manchester Farmer's Market at the Forest Street parking lot - through October 26.
Saturday (1 p.m.) -- Free rail trail hike (meet at 2 Main Street)
Sunday (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Manchester Sentinel Pop Warner football and cheerleading in-person sign ups at Dick's Sporting Goods
Sunday (1-4 p.m.) -- Cheney Homestead Open House
Sunday (1-4 p.m.) -- Hands-On Crafts and Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Manchester Historical Society
Monday -- Free Greens Fees Days and golf clinics for Manchester residents at Manchester Country Club
Monday (7 p.m. ) -- Nightshift at the Band Shell
Tuesday (12:10 p.m-1:00 p.m.) -- Ted Talk Tuesday at WORK_SPACE (“The Super Mario Effect - Tricking Your Brain into Learning More”)
Tuesday, July 18-- MARC, Inc Summer Concert Series with Mass-Conn-Fusion (Janie’s Dance Party) at MARC, Inc on Sheldon Rd.
Wednesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Spruce Street Farmer's Market 
Thursday, July 18 -- 22nd Annual Earl Yost Tennis Classic at East Center Street Tennis Courts
Thursday (6-7:30 pm.) -- Nature Explorers in the Park - It’s Bumble Bee Night!
Thursday (6 p.m.) -- MRC Track & Field Series at MHS
Thursday (6-8 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting at Center Memorial Park
Thursday (6-8 p.m.) -- Glastonbury Ukulele Band in Center Memorial Park (Beller's Music Summer Concert Series)
ALSO: Rec on the Run will be around and about. Click here for details.
Library Listings
Meetings This Week
Next Weekend's Highlights:
Friday, July 19 (6-9 p.m.) -- Windham Concert Band at the Band Shell
Friday, July 19 (8 p.m.) -- Moon-lit Yoga in the Park at Charter Oak Park
Saturday, July 20 (8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) -- Manchester Farmer's Market at corner of Main and Forest
Saturday, July 20 ( 4-8 p.m.) -- Manchester Songwriters Concert
Further down the road

Wednesday, July 31 - Aug. 3 -- CAST children’s theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Thursday, August 1 -- Town Taxes are due! 
Saturday, August 3 (11 a.m. - 3 p.m.) -- Block Party at Manchester Church of the Nazarene Field, 218 Main St.
Sunday, August 4 (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) -- 19th Annual Cruisin' on Main Street
Thursday, August 8 (10 a.m. - 7 pm.) -- 20th Annual MARC, Inc Golf Tournament at Manchester Country Club
Saturday and Sunday, August 17 and 18 -- The Jon Scribner Memorial Baseball Tournament at Northwest Park
Saturday August 17 (10 a.m.- 4 p.m.) -- Star Wars Fan Fest at Mary Cheney Library
Saturday, August 24 (3- 10 p.m.) -- Silk City Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Purnell Place
Monday, August 26 -- Manchester Community College fall semester begins
Tuesday, September 3 -- First day of school for grades K-5, Grades 7 and 9
Wednesday, September 4 --  First day of school for grades 6, 8, 10-12

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.
Humans of Manchester
No one new this week but you'll likely find plenty of familiar faces in the gallery, which is on both Facebook and Instagram.
Of Note
  • Click here for the latest Manchester Matters (from earlier today, in fact).
School Stuff
  • The BoE this week revised the 2019-20 school calendar, which includes new daily start and end times at some schools. See the new calendar here.
  • The first days of school are more than seven weeks away but anyone interested in working as a substitute teacher should attend this 'hiring event' on July 29 at 2 p.m. at the MPS district office.

Manchester NL Plays Sunday In District Final

Led by Easton Masse, Manchester NL beat  Ellington 11-1 Wednesday and will play Suffield on Sunday at 4 p.m. at Dettore Field for the District 8 championship. The JI has all the highlights and we have more local sports news in our OneManchester Sports Central.
Party In The Park
Snapshots from 'Imagine Main' activity at Center Memorial Park this evening, which included music by Redhead and a CAST 'Willy Wonka' preview.
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.