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The Week Ahead
Friday -- Friday Nights at Charter Oak Park - through October 11
Friday (7:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.) -- Blood Drive at  Manchester Memorial Hospital - for more dates and locations, click here
Friday (6-8 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting Event at Charter Oak Park
Saturday (4- 10 p.m.) -- 36th Annual Dutch Fogarty 4th of July Celebration at the MCC Bandshell featuring The North Cove Rogues and MASS-CONN FUSION
Monday - Thursday (6-8 p.m.) -- Rec On The Run through August 22
Monday (6:30 p.m.) -- Wickham Park Summer XC Series Mondays through Aug. 19
Wednesday (6-8 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting Event at Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street
Wednesday (6-8 p.m.) -- STEAM Summer Camp and Adult Education Open House/Open Registration at 555 Main St.
Wednesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Spruce Street Farmers Market through August 21
Wednesday (7-9 pm.) -- Concert at the MCC Bandshell featuring Soul Sound Review - America's #1 Dance Party Band
Thursday, July 11 (6- 8:30 p.m.) -- Imagine Main's Party in the Park! with special guest, the band Redhead
Thursday, July 11 (6 p.m.) -- Youth Track and Field Clinic at MHS hosted by the Manchester Running Company
Thursday, July 11 (7-10 p.m.) -- The Open Mic Movement at WORK_SPACE
For the 28th year, runners will sweat under the setting summer sun at Wickham.
Library Listings
Meetings This Week
Tuesday's Board of Director meeting will include an update from the Equity & Inclusion Collaborative and there's more about that here.
Next Weekend:
Saturday, July 13 (8 a.m-12 p.m.) -- Manchester Farmer's Market at the Forest Street parking lot - through October 26.
Sunday, July 14 -- Manchester Sentinel Pop Warner football and cheerleading in-person sign ups at Dick's Sporting Goods
Further down the road

Monday, July 15 -- Free Greens Fees Days and golf clinics for Manchester residents at Manchester Country Club
Tuesday, July 16 -- MARC, Inc Summer Concert Series with Mass-Conn-Fusion (Janie’s Dance Party) at MARC, Inc on Sheldon Rd.
Thursday, July 18 -- 22nd Annual Earl Yost Tennis Classic at East Center Street Tennis Courts
Thursday, July 18 (6-7:30 pm.) -- Nature Explorers in the Park - It’s Bumble Bee Night!
Friday, July 19 (8 p.m.) -- Moon-lit Yoga in the Park at Charter Oak Park
Wednesday, July 31 - Aug. 3 -- CAST children’s theatre presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka
Thursday, August 1 -- Town Taxes are due! 
Sunday, August 4 (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.) -- 19th Annual Cruisin' on Main Street
Saturday, August 24 (3- 10 p.m.) -- Silk City Music and Arts Festival 2019 at Purnell Place
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.
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In The News
The Journal InquirerHartford Courant and Manchester Patch all have regular town news coverage (note, though, that the JI and Courant have monthly free-read limits). Published recently:
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For more all-star and local sports news visit OneManchester Sports Central.
Cheney Rail Trail
Work is under way to fill a gap in the trail system, which is also a part of the East Coast Greenway.  Click here for more info on the grant funded project.
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.