Thursday, June 27
Published weekly since August 2017
Hot enough for you? Summer brings pool parties and picnics but also, for these determined youngsters, the pigskin -- as Wednesday night they went through football drills designed to prepare them for the Manchester Sentinels' season next fall. Scroll down for lots more of what's going on and if you like this newsletter you can just just click here to subscribe.
The Week Ahead
The town's new Rec on the Run van really cranks up starting next week.

Friday (12- 5 p.m.) -- Blood Mobile at Church of the Latter Day Saints, 30 Woodside St - for more dates and locations, click here
Friday (6- 7:30 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting Event at Waddell School
Friday (6- 7:30 p.m.) -- Slide into Summer at Waddell Pool
Saturday (10 am.- 2 p.m.) -- Manchester Sentinels Football and Cheer Dunkin Helmet and Pom Shake Fundraiser at the Oakland Street Dunkin Donuts
Saturday (1-8 p.m.) -- Steamy Tech on the Great Lawn
Monday - Thursday (6-8 p.m.) -- Rec On The Run through August 22
Thursday, July 4 -- Town Offices and Libraries will be closed in observance of Independence Day
Library Listings
There's a Fourth of July craft  activity at Cheney Library tomorrow but you'll have to wait until July 6 for fireworks at MCC.
Meetings This Week
Things are quiet on the meeting front, what with Fourth of July falling on a Thursday this year. Here's what we've got:
Next Weekend:
Friday, July 5 -- Friday Nights at Charter Oak Park - through October 11
Friday, July 5 (6-8 p.m.) -- Little Library Ribbon Cutting Event at Charter Oak Park
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
Further down the road

Monday, July 8 (6:30 p.m.) -- Wickham Park Summer XC Series Mondays through Aug. 19
Thursday, July 11 (6- 8:30 p.m.) -- 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
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
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
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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Sports Spotlight

For more local sports news visit OneManchester Sports Central.
Garden Party
Last weekend's Rotary Music Garden Party drew a nice crowd to Charter Oak.
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.