Thursday, June 6
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Pride in Manchester, Cont.
Things got rolling last weekend and there's lots still to come including the duck race, bike rodeo and town-wide tag sale. To help you plan we have the flier right here. Also, right below are pics from last Saturday night and further down photos from tonight's Imagine Main festivities.
Yep, the concert in the park drew a big crowd and we've got more photos on the district FB page (including from the art show, the senior dance and more).
The Week Ahead
Friday -- The Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall presents The Normal Heart (through June 23) 
Friday through Sunday (9 a.m. - 2 p.m.) --- Manchester Land Conservation Trust Tag Sale at 330 Bush Hill Road
Saturday -- Town-wide tag sale sponsored by Manchester Women's Club (Here's the map)
Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Elks Club Bike Rodeo at the Elks Lodge
Saturday (9:45 a.m.) -- Spring Street Mile starting at Globe Hollow
Saturday (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) -- CT Open Space Day at WORK_SPACE
Saturday (11 a.m.) -- Open Museum Day!
Saturday (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) -- LTM Cheney Hall Open House
Saturday (2 p.m.) -- Duck Race at Charter Oak Park
Saturday (2- 4 p.m.) -- Rabies Clinic/Dog Licensing at the Center Street Firehouse
Saturday (7:30 p.m.) -- Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale presents Beatles, Broadway and Beyond at MHS
Saturday and Sunday -- Romanian Festival! at the Romanian Orthodox Church, 1 Winter Street 
Sunday -- Red Sox vs, Rays Bus Trip to Fenway Park. Bus leaves at 10 a.m. from I-84 exit 65 commuter lot for a 1 p.m. game
Tuesday (5:30- 9 p.m.) -- 9th Annual Taste of Manchester
Wednesday, June 5 (7:30 a.m.) -- Sheroes - Women inPOWERment at the Greater  Manchester Chamber of Commerce (second in a series of four)
Wednesday (4:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Manchester’s Spruce Street Market Nights at 153- 160 Spruce Street (Wednesdays through August 21)
Thursday, June 13 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) -- 4th Annual Community Block Party & Cultural Festival at the School Street Courtyard, 1151 Main St.
Thursday, June 13 (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.) -- State of the Art and Hall of Fame at Manchester Country Club
Thursday, June 13 (6:30 p.m.) -- Flag Day Ceremony at Center Memorial Park sponsored by the Elks Club
Next week: 'Taste' on Tuesday, Spruce on Wednesday, Block Party Thursday.
Library Listings
           For the library's June adult and teen schedule click here .
Meetings This Week
The meeting is at Lincoln Center at 7 p.m. and will include a presentation and discussion about the high school nickname. MHS students are among those who believe 'Indians' should be retired and replaced. (Here's Harbinger reporter Aislinn Gara Grady's latest story on the subject.)
Next Weekend:
Friday, June 14 (5-7 p.m.) -- Opening Reception: Artfully Yours at WORK_SPACE
Saturday, June 15 (8- 11 a.m.) -- Boy Scout Troop 27 Bottle and Can Drive at St. Mary's Church
Saturday, June 15 (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) -- Pickleball Tournament at the Nike Site, 225 Garden Grove Rd.
Further down the road

Monday, June 17 -- Last day of school. (This was pushed back after snow days on Feb. 12 and March 5).
Saturday, June 22 (9 a.m.- 12 p.m.) -- Rotary Music Garden Party & Festival of Art 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
Saturday, July 13 (8 a.m-12 p.m.) -- Manchester Farmer's Market at the Forest Street parking lot - through October 26.
Thursday, July 18 -- 22nd Annual Earl Yost Tennis Classic at East Center Street Tennis Courts
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.
In The News
Matt Delaney, a teacher at Manchester Middle Academy, was named district teacher of the year on Wednesday. Check out the district Facebook page to see a clip of his reaction and more photos from the event.
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). Some recent highlights:
Plus:
 You'll find the gallery on both Facebook and Instagram.
And speaking of graduations, here's the local calendar:
  • Monday, June 17 (6:30 p.m.) -- Cheney Tech graduation at Cheney Tech
  • Monday, June 17 (7 p.m.) -- Manchester Regional Academy graduation at MRA
  • Tuesday, June 18 (6:30 p.m.) -- Manchester High School graduation at the Connecticut Convention Center
  • Wednesday, June 20 (6:30 p.m.) - Manchester Adult Education graduation - at MHS' Bailey Auditorium

Sports

Click here for race information and for more town sports news, check out OneManchester Sports Central.
Imagine Fun
Imagine Main Street festivities earlier this evening included music, carriage rides and more -- including giant puppets. We'll be posting additional pics on the district Facebook page soon.
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.