Thursday, January 17
Published weekly since August 2017
Looks like a few flakes tonight and then the classic 'wintry mix' on Sunday. Thankfully, there's lots happening indoors and our newsletter has the most comprehensive calendar you will find. Just click here to subscribe.

Friday (1:30 p.m.) -- MCC Active Adults presents the songs of Noah Lis at SBM Auditorium on the MCC campus
Friday (6:15-7:30 p.m.)  -- FriScNi (Friday Science Night) with Gobbledy Goop
Friday (6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.) -- Family Fun Nights - Stories for Shoes at East Side Resource Center
Saturday(10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) -- Pierogi Sale at St. John's Church
Sunday (8 a.m. -12 p.m.) -- Army & Navy Pancake Breakfast
Monday -- Schools, Town Offices and Libraries closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Tuesday (7 p.m.) -- BOE meeting at Lincoln Center
Wednesday (7 p.m.) -- Boy Scout Troop 123 Open House at Community Baptist Church
Down The Road
We've highlighted some big-deal dates below and there are more listed here.
Next Weekend:
Friday, Jan. 25 (7 p.m.) -- Manchester in the Movies at the History Center
Saturday, Jan. 26 (2 p.m.) -- Winter Craft at Mary Cheney Library
Sunday, Jan. 27 (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) -- 100 Years of Women in the Military Celebration at Gallery 153
 
Further down the road

Friday, Feb. 1-17 -- Little Theatre of Manchester presents The Game's Afoot
Saturday, Feb. 2 (6 a.m.) -- Groundhog Day at Lutz Children's Museum: Will Chuckles see his shadow?
Tuesday, Feb. 5 (7 p.m.) -- The Funky Dawgz Brass Band at Manchester High -- free concert/click link for reservations
Saturday Feb. 23 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.) -- Early Childhood Fair at Manchester High School Cafeteria
Saturday, Feb. 23 (5:30 p.m.-11 p.m.) -- Stupid Cupid Steampunk Ball 4 at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road
Saturday, March 30 -- 8th Annual District Invention Convention and Science Fair at Manchester High School
Saturday, April 27, 2019 -- Rebuilding Together Manchester
Thursday, June 13, 2019 -- Last day of classes for MPS students
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.
ALSO:
  • Miss Amazing Connecticut is coming to Cheney Hall in March and you can learn more here.
  • Click here to see latest blood drive information and updates.
  • Three local churches are joining forces to present a series of programs exploring systemic racism and seeking ways to dismantle it. Read more here.
  • Click here to learn about Family Fun Nite and other town rec events.
'A Heart Full Of Grace ...'
Dozens of students from throughout the district were honored at Tuesday night's 34th annual MLK Day Ceremony. We have more photos on the district Facebook page and you can see the names of the winners in this program.
Of Note
  • The BoD is assembling a Municipal Sustainability Task Force of citizens to analyze and make recommendations to initiate or improve town policies. Interested? Read more here.
  • Click here to learn about upcoming 'Peace at Home' parenting workshops.
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Sports Stuff
(Yea, we know there are lots of other youth sports programs in town and we're happy to help promote 'em all. Just email b11jfarr@mpspride.org)
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:
ALSO:
30-Year
Challenge


Recognize anyone from Mrs. Koski's second-grade class in 1988-89 at Washington Elementary?
With Washington due to close, we're using this newsletter to seek mementos, memories and more from community members for a tribute to be published in June. If you've anything to share please do so via b11jfarr@mpspride.org.
Melodious
Manchester High School musicians entertained an appreciative mid-winter concert crowd at Bailey Auditorium tonight.
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.