Thursday, May 23
Published weekly since August 2017
Enjoy this gallery of mostly student artwork because the next time you see these plow blades there might be something blocking your view.
These will be shared as individual photos on the district Facebook page and if you scroll down you'll meet a behind-the-scenes contributor to this project. Also, if you enjoy our newsletter you can get it by email every week. Here's how.
The Week Ahead
Saturday -- Libraries Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Saturday (8 a.m - 12 p.m.) -- Third Annual Free Tag Sale at Manchester Church of Christ (rain or shine)
Saturday (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Youth Arts Workshop at Spruce Street
Sunday (10 a.m.) -- Memorial Day Church Service at Center Congregational Church
Sunday (12 -2 p.m.) -- Woodbridge Barn Memorial Program at Manchester Green
Monday (9:30 a.m.- 12 p.m.) -- Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony starting at Army and Navy Club
Wednesday  (12 - 1 p.m.) -- Lunchtime Lecture: The Normal Heart at Cheney Hall
Wednesday (5:30 p.m.) -- Manchester Community College's 55th Annual Commencement Ceremony at Welte Auditorium on the CCSU campus
Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Author Tina Angeli at Center Congregational Church
Thursday, May 30 (1- 3 p.m.) -- UR Community Cares at 153 Spruce Street
Library Listings
For the library's May adult and teen schedule click here (or here for children and teens).
Meetings This Week
Here's a meeting list for next week:
Click here to see a flier that has all the info you need.
Next Weekend:
Friday, May 31 (6-8 p.m.) -- Mother-themed Open Mic at 153 Spruce St. (with poetry workshop at 5 p.m.)
Saturday, June 1 (9:30 a.m.) -- Jay Howroyd Fitness Trail Dedication at Union Pond
Saturday, June 1 (6:30 p.m.) -- Pride in Manchester Week Begins! Concert in the Park with Soul Sound Review 
Sunday, June 2 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.) -- 46th Annual Art in the Park at Center Memorial Park
Further down the road
To learn more about Rec on the Run click here and to learn about the upcoming Nature Explorers program click here.

Tuesday, June 4 --  School renovation referendum
Tuesday, June 4 (7 p.m.) -- MHS Chorus, Roundtable Singers, Jazz Choir, and Handbells concert at Bailey Auditorium
Thursday, June 6 (6 - 8:30 p.m.) -- Strollin on Main!
Saturday, June 8 -- Town-wide tag sale sponsored by Manchester Women's Club
Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9 -- Manchester Land Conservation Trust Tag Sale at 330 Bush Hill Road
Saturday, June 8 -- (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.) -- Elks Club Bike Rodeo at the Elks Lodge
Saturday, June 8 (9:45 a.m.) -- Spring Street Mile starting at Globe Hollow
Saturday, June 8 (2- 4 p.m.) -- Rabies Clinic/Dog Licensing at the Center Street Firehouse
Tuesday, June 11 (5:30- 9 p.m.) -- 9th Annual Taste of Manchester
Wednesday, June 12 (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.
Monday, June 17 -- Last day of school. (This was pushed back after snow days on Feb. 12 and March 5).

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 to add an item.
In The News
(The Journal InquirerHartford Courant and Manchester Patch all have regular town news coverage; the JI and Courant have monthly free-read limits.)
Also also
Humans of Manchester
...which you'll find on both Facebook and Instagram.


Travel team tryouts for fall teams will be held next week. For information on times and locations, click here. And for more local sports news, check out OneManchester Sports Central.
Strength In Numbers
Bricks can be purchased for $150 to honor any veteran -- alive or deceased -- from any branch of the military. Contact the club at (860) 646-9133
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 or 860-268-6377.