Thursday, July 18 Published weekly since August 2017
Like free outdoor music? There's plenty for you this month, with bands performing most Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights at the Band Shell (at MCC) and Tuesdays (at MARC on Sheldon Road) and Thursdays (at Center Memorial Park with the Beller's series). And this Saturday -- a special Manchester Songwriters' Concert at Center Springs Park. (Scroll down to meet one of the performers.) So pack a picnic and take in a show. All the details are below.
By the way: The photos above were shot earlier this week at the Band Shell (left) and at MARC. We have more pics below.
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The Week Ahead
Jazz on Monday. Margarita vibes on Tuesday. Bluegrass on Thursday. And that's not all. Scroll down for more.
Instead of listing all of the special activities (which you can link to below) we're spotlighting one event that looks really fun -- the 'Tremendous Tuesday' offering, which features Rolie Polie Guacamole, a 'kindie' band from Brooklyn that plays tunes about natural living, eating healthy and staying active!
Rolie Polie Guacamole performs twice Tuesday -- at Whiton at 3:30 p.m. and at Mary Cheney at 6:30 p.m. The full week of library happenings (for children, teens and adults) is just a click (or two) away.
Also: We've got more town events listed in our 'OneMan Central' log (and the town events calendar is another trove of information). If we are missing anything, anywhere, just email email@example.com to add an item.
Songwriters of Manchester
Lisa Lawrence Uzanas, who is scheduled to perform at Saturday's Manchester Songwriters' Concert (which runs from 4-8 p.m. at Center Springs Park), is the most recent addition to our gallery.
Also scheduled to perform Saturday: Bill Ludwig, Ella Wallace, CrossPlanets, Karl Golden Jr., Robert C Fullerton, MARMO, Matt Falkowski, Guinea Pigs and Sugar Coated Sugar. Click here for more details.
A few items of interest from 'Manchester Matters' and elsewhere:
Summer vaca officially reaches the halfway point at the end of next week (July 26, for those keeping score). Here's some news of note:
Verplanck comes back on line in September after being renovated and expanded. Washington is now closed with those students now going to Verplanck, Bowers and Highland.
The BoE recently revised the 2019-20 school calendar, which includes new daily start and end times at some schools. See the new calendar here.
Anyone interested in working as a substitute teacher should attend this 'hiring event' on July 29 at 2 p.m. at the MPS district office.
Track and (Baseball) Field
The MHS track was busy earlier tonight as the Manchester Running Company series continued. Last Sunday, the local Little League season ended, with Manchester NL losing to Suffield in the District 8 championship. Check OneManchester Sportsor more all-star images and the latest local sports news.
Nightshift had people dancing at the Band Shell on Monday and Mass-Conn-Fusion at MARC on Tuesday.
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