Thursday, March 7
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Games Students Play ...
Manchester High students are a competitive bunch: Above is the e-sports team (with coach Sam Warner, standing) in a match Tuesday against Hillhouse of New Haven; below are members of the chess team after finishing second in a statewide tournament at MHS on Sunday; and way below are pics from Wednesday's boys basketball state tournament game against Waterbury Career. 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
Saturday (3 p.m.) -- Comic Construction at Mary Cheney Library
Saturday (8-11 p.m.) -- Ticket To Ride Beatles Tribute Band at Cheney Hall
Sunday (12:30 - 4:30 p.m.) -- St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Elks Lodge
Sunday (1-4 p.m.) -- Open House at the Cheney Homestead
Monday (7 p.m.) -- BoE meeting at Lincoln Center
Tuesday (5:30 p.m.) -- Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop (Sanitation) at Lincoln Center
Tuesday (6:30 p.m.) -- Manchester Equity & Inclusion Collaborative meeting at WORK_SPACE
Tuesday (6:30 p.m.) -- Manchester Women's Club meeting at MHS
Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Public Hearing for FY20 Budget at Lincoln Center
Thursday (5:30 p.m.) -- Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Workshop (Water and Sewer) at Lincoln Center
Thursday, March 14 (6-8:30 p.m.) -- Imagine Manchester at Raymour and Flanagan

We've also highlighted some big-deal dates for next weekend and beyond and there are more listed in our 'OneMan Central' log. You can also check out MPS Central, which lists future school/district stuff.
Next Weekend:
Friday, March 15 (6:30-8 p.m.) -- Marvelous Marvin’s Brain Circus at Eastside Resource Center
Saturday, March 16 (7 p.m.) -- Free concert (Adam Levin, classical guitarist) at Emanuel Lutheran Church
Further down the road

Thurs-Sat, March 21-23 (7 p.m.) -- The Wizard of Oz at Bailey Auditorium/MHS
Tuesday, March 26 (7 p.m.) -- United States Army Jazz Ambassadors in Concert at at MHS
Saturday, March 30 -- 8th Annual District Invention Convention and Science Fair at Manchester High School
Mon-Fri, April 15-19 -- No school (spring vacation)
Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
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

For details and more listings, click here for school calendars
and click here for town calendars and email b11jfarr@mpspride.org to add an item.
Humans of Manchester
Nobody new this week but check out the 500-plus people featured before in our gallery; it's on both Facebook and Instagram.
Opportunity Knocks
This will be the third year that an IM night is dedicated to young (18 years and younger) artists in the community and you can learn more here.
ALSO:
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.) Recent highlights include:
  • General Manager Scott Shanley's proposed $192 million budget for 2019-20 would boost taxes 2.26 percent tax. See it here.
  • The Board of Directors agreed to ask voters whether to spend $88 million on a plan that would renovate and expand Bowers, Buckley, and Keeney elementary schools and close Martin. The referendum is set for June 4 and there are more details here or here.
  • The plan also could lead to Odyssey Community School moving into the Nathan Hale building. Check this out.
Also:
Dog licenses, 911 calls and more: It's all in the latest General Manager's report
Also also:
  • To see the Lutz Children's Museum spring flier, click here.
  • For the latest Manchester Matters, click here.
Tourney Time
Eric Burgos and the Manchester High hoop team -- boosted by Quincy Nielsen and the cheerleaders -- beat Waterbury Career in the state basketball tournament Wednesday night. Read our tournament update in OneManchester Sports Central, our evolving repository of local sports news, notes and links.
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.