Thursday, June 20
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The Week Ahead
It's Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and includes lots of family activities.
Friday (11:54 a.m.) -- Summer officially begins!
Friday -- The Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall presents The Normal Heart (through Sunday) 
Saturday (9 a.m.- 12 p.m.) -- Rotary Music Garden Party & Festival of Art at Charter Oak Park
Saturday (9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.) -- Garden Tour
Saturday (8 a.m.- 6 p.m.) -- Bronx Zoo Bus Trip sponsored by the Lutz Children's Museum.
Saturday (9 a.m.- 12 p.m.) -- Pierogi and Golabki Sale at St. John's Polish National Church
Sunday (12- 2 p.m.) -- Woodbridge Barn Open House, 495 East Middle Tpke
Sunday (1-3 p.m.) -- Honest Conversation with Muslim Neighbors, 153 Vernon St.
Wednesday (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.) -- Bloodmobile at North Methodist Church - for more dates and locations, click here
Wednesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Spruce Street Farmers Market 
Library Listings
Meetings This Week
The BoE is scheduled to tackle the issue Monday night. Btw, a few fun facts: the red-tailed hawk, ubiquitous in Connecticut, is independent after 2 months, can live for up 20 years, and mates for life.
Next Weekend:
Friday, June 28 (6- 7:30 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting Event at Waddell School
Friday June 28 (6- 7:30 p.m.) -- Slide into Summer at Waddell Pool
Further down the road

Friday, July 5 -- Friday Nights at Charter Oak Park - through October 11
Saturday, July 6 (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
Saturday, July 13 (8 a.m-12 p.m.) -- Manchester Farmer's Market at the Forest Street parking lot - through October 26.
Monday, July 15 -- Free Greens Fees Days and golf clinics for Manchester residents at Manchester Country Club
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.
Of Note
Glad Grads
Manchester High School held its 126th commencement ceremony Tuesday night; we featured five members of the class of 2019 in our 'Humans of Manchester' gallery, which you'll find on both Facebook and Instagram.
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). Recent highlights include MHS graduation coverage. Click here to read the JI story and here for Courant coverage.
ALSO: The Harbinger (MHS student newspaper) published an end-of-the-year newsletter that you can see here.

Sports Spotlight

For all the local sports news visit OneManchester Sports Central.
Does A Bear Sit In The Woods?
Undoubtedly, but he sometimes wanders out into neighborhoods, too, and here's proof:
There have been a bunch of sightings around town  this week and -- while bears generally don't travel very fast --  news about them does ... especially in the social media age. Here's some background info shared by the MPD
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.