Friday, February 8
A tad late this week but published weekly since August 2017
The recent decent weather has everyone dreaming of spring, which means baseball, and as photographer Paul Ofria discovered, there are already signs of life at the still-muddy Little League Field on Love Lane. You can scroll down for an 'Oh, Deer!' close-up, and click here for LL baseball and softball registration information. To subscribe to this newsletter just click here.
The Week Ahead
Friday (6:30-7:30 p.m.) -- Family Fun Nights Zumba Dance Party at Eastside Resource Center
Sunday (1-4 p.m.) -- Cheney Homestead Open House, including A Legacy of African American Storytelling, 106 Hartford Rd.
Sunday (1-3 p.m.) -- Community Forum on Immigrant Rights in Connecticut at Parish of Saint Teresa of Calcutta,  79 Main St.  
Sunday (5-8 p.m.) -- ART for the Soul, Gallery 153, 153 Spruce St. (through March 31)
Monday (7 p.m.) -- Manchester Garden Club meeting with guest speaker Richard Howard at Center Congregational Church
Tuesday (7-8 p.m.) -- Library Themed Valentine at Mary Cheney Library
Thursday, Feb. 14 -- Give someone special a Singing Valentine from the Silk City Chorus

Down The Road
Next Weekend:

Saturday, Feb. 16 (10:30 a.m.) -- African Drumming & Dancing Family Program at Mary Cheney Library.
Saturday, Feb. 16 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) -- Pierogi Sale at St. John's Polish National Catholic Church 
Saturday, Feb 16 (1:30 p.m.) -- Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Phoenix Performing Arts at Mary Cheney Library
Sunday, Feb. 17 (noon) -- Manchester Community College Hall of Fame Brunch at Manchester Country Club
Sunday, Feb. 17 (noon-4 p.m.) -- Little League Registration at the Elks Club (or online through March 5)
Further down the road
We've highlighted some big-deal dates below and there are more listed in our 'OneMan Central' log. (You can also check out MPS Central, which lists future school/district stuff.)
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 18-19 -- No school (winter break)
Saturday, Feb. 23 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) -- Early Childhood Fair at Manchester High School Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 23 (5:30-11 p.m.) -- Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball 4 at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road
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, 2019 -- Last day of classes for MPS students
Thursday, June 13 (4:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.) -- 4th Annual Community Block Party & Cultural Festival at the School Street Courtyard, 1151 Main St.
For details and more listings, click here for school calendars
and click here for town calendars and email to add an item.
To learn more (and see the event flier) please click here.
A Pitch For The PTA
School Scenes
Some recent pictures from around the district.
Clockwise from top left: Highland students celebrate the 100th day of the year; a big crowd for Buckley 'math night'; an IMS class pose with its Dale Chihuly-inspired sculpture; and Waddell writers sharing their work.
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.) Here are some recent highlights:
For the latest 'Manchester Matters' newsletter, please click here.
A Funky Human of Manchester
The gallery is on both Facebook and Instagram and we have plenty of photos from the Dawgz visit on the district Facebook page (and a few below):
Want more music? On March 26 the United States Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform at Manchester High.
Leading Off
As the scouts would say, there was lots of speed in the outfield at Leber Field on Thursday. And did we mention that LL registration is under way? 
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 and he keeps a log of mistakes he makes in district-produced newsletters that you will find here.