Thursday, March 28
Published weekly since August 2017
Happy first anniversary to the Manchester Women's Club. Reborn last February after being dormant for too many years to remember, the MWC celebrated an eventful inaugural year with a gathering Wednesday at Labyrinth Brewing Co. Scroll down for pics from Year 1 and get ready for their next big thing, a town-wide tag sale on Saturday, June 8 (more on that soon). Like this newsletter? Click here to subscribe.
The Week Ahead

Friday (5-6:30 p.m.) -- Peirogi and Golabki sale at St. John's Polish National Catholic Church
Friday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Regional Job Fair at Great Path Academy
Friday (6:15 - 7:30 p.m.) -- Karaoke Nights at Bennet Leisure Center
Friday (7 p.m.) -- Manchester in the Movies at the History Center
Friday (7:30-11 p.m.) -- Concert at Army & Navy Club: Rock Solid Alibi
Friday (8 p.m.) -- The Guthrie Brothers' Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Concert at Cheney Hall
Friday - Saturday (7:30 pm.) -- CAST children's theatre Winter Series presents: Red vs the Wolf
Saturday (12- 4 p.m.) -- Touch a Truck/Public Safety Fair at Raymour & Flanigan
Saturday (1 p.m.) -- History Hike of Highland Park starting at the Spring St. parking lot.
Saturday (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- 8th Annual District Invention Convention and Science Fair at Manchester High School
Monday (all day) -- Free cash for Manchester residents with last names starting with A through F 
Tuesday (4:30 - 6:30 p.m.) -- MCC Open House and Registration at Great Path Academy
Tuesday (7 p.m.) -Townwide Orchestra concert at MHS
Wednesday (12 p.m.) -- Little Theatre of Manchester Lunchtime Lecture
Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Townwide Band concert at MHS
Thursday, April 4 (5- 6 pm.) -- Beer & Business Networking Happy Hour at WORK_SPACE
Thursday, April 4 (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Imagine Main Poetry and Reading Workshops at WORK_SPACE
Thursday, April 4 (7 p.m.) -- Townwide Chorus concert at MHS
Thursday, April 4 (7-8:30 p.m.) -- Community Drum Circle at Unitarian Universalist Society

Library Listings (with this week's highlights): Coming soon: April 7-13 is National Public Library Week and Manchester Public Library wants to hear your favorite MPL stories. Click here for more information.

For the complete library schedule Click here (or here for children and teens).
Meetings This Week:
Thursday -- Pension Board; Land Acquisition and Historic Property Investment Committee
Monday -- Planning and Zoning; Eighth Utilities Budget Hearing
Tuesday -- Manchester Youth CommissionBoard of Directors
Wednesday -- Eastside Neighborhood Block Watch
Thursday, April 4 -- Redevelopment Agency Meeting; Manchester Community Services Council; Smart Recovery 
Friday, April 5 -- Senior Center Advisory
Next Weekend:

Friday, April 5 (6- 8 p.m.) -- Art Exhibit and Opening Reception: Hans Weiss Retrospective at WORK_SPACE
Saturday, April 6 -- Drop off childrens items for May tag sale at Lutz Children's Museum
Saturday, April 6 (8 a.m.- 1 p.m.) -- Household Hazardous Waste Collection at 321 Olcott St.
Saturday, April 6 (11 a.m.) -- Tea at the Charles Cheney Mansion, 131 Hartford Rd
Sunday, April 7 (registration 9-10:30 am.) -- Hockanum River Race, first boat off at 11 a.m. from Connecticut Golf Land in Vernon
Further down the road

Tuesday, April 9 (7 p.m.) -- Town of Manchester FY 2019-20 Budget Adoption at Lincoln Center
Thursday, April 11 (7 p.m.) -- MHS Cheerleading Paint Night Fundraiser at Nomads
Friday, April 12 -- Little Theatre of Manchester presents: Dreamgirls (through April 28)
Saturday, April 13 (10- 11:45 a.m.) -- History Garden Club at the Cheney Homestead
Saturday, April 13 (12:30 - 1:45 p.m.) -- Aqua Egg Hunt at the IOH Pool/MHS
Mon-Fri, April 15-19 -- No school (spring vacation)
Friday, April 19 -- Good Friday Concert at Full Gospel Interdenominational Church
Saturday, April 27 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
Sunday, April 28 (3-4 p.m.) -- Little League Opening Day Ceremony at Northwest Park
Sunday, May 5 (12-6 p.m.) -- Ray Beller Music All-Star Jam at Tomato Joe’s & Shea’s Patio
Tuesday, June 4 --  School renovation referendum
Thursday, June 13 (4:30-6:30 p.m.) -- 4th Annual Community Block Party & Cultural Festival at the School Street Courtyard, 1151 Main St.
Monday, June 17 -- Last day of school. (This was pushed back after snow days on Feb. 12 and March 5). See more here

Also: We've got even 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.
Year of the Women
The Manchester Women's Club had an eventful first year. Some highlights:
Clockwise from top left: A pickleball fundraiser; free self-defense classes (in partnership with the MPD); a few members at last year's Rebuilding Together (they're doing it again April 27); and a monthly 'book club within the club' that meets at a different restaurant monthly. 
Want to learn more about the Manchester Women's Club? Just click here. President Grahame Slogesky said they would love to be more racially diverse: "We hope our membership will soon reflect the makeup of this great community that we represent."
Registration Information
  • Parks and Rec Summer camp 2019 registration forms must be postmarked no later than Sunday at midnight. The form and other camp info can be found here.
  • Preschool Signups: Manchester Headstart has walk-in days starting on Tuesday. Follow this link for complete schedule or directions on how to sign up online.
In The News
The Journal InquirerHartford CourantManchester Patch and newcomer The Manchester Scoop all have regular town news coverage. (FYI: The JI and Courant have monthly free-read limits.)
Restaurant news: Adams Mill is closing (read about it in Manchester Patch or the Journal Inquirer) while (as The Courant writes) Pastrami on Wry has been reborn. Also:
Newsletter news
  • The latest Manchester Matters is right here.
  • Park and Rec's latest newsletter is here.

Our Sports Section

Today is Opening day in the major leagues -- but Manchester Little Leaguers have to wait until Saturday, April 28. For your weekly local news and notes (congrats Jimmy Titus of East Catholic), visit OneManchester Sports Central .
Making Music
The official US Army Jazz Band stopped in Manchester Tuesday night for a show that began with the Manchester High Jazz Ensemble. There's more on the district Facebook page.
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 and he keeps a log of mistakes he makes in district-produced newsletters that you will find here.