Sunday, March 12, 2017
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  Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main presents: Corazones Abiertos - Open Hearts
This new exhibition features five contemporary Latino artists working in a variety of mediums. Although drawn from traditional Latino crafts, art ideas, and techniques, the artworks presented in Corazones Abiertos reflect fresh contemporary outlooks. Featured Artists: Corina Alavarezdelugo Ruben Marroquin Balam Soto Deborah Velasquez Duvian Montoya. The show runs from: March 7th - May 13th, 2017 Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, March 24th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Change Your Clocks – Change Your Batteries
As Daylight Saving Time approaches on Sunday, March 12th, we’d like to remind you to make another change that could save your lives — changing the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Communities nationwide witness tragic home fire deaths each year. An average of three children per day die in home fires and 80 percent of those occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Non-working smoke alarms rob residents of the protective benefits home fire safety devices were designed to provide. The most commonly cited cause of non-working smoke alarms is dead or missing batteries. The simple yet powerful act of changing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when you change your clocks on March 12th is one of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce these tragic deaths and injuries. If you have purchased the newer smoke and carbon monoxide detectors that have sealed batteries that last 10 years.... Congratulations! You have made a wise investment in the safety of your family! All you need to do is press the “TEST” button and ensure that it’s working. Please replace any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old.

9:00am [9:00am] History Event
Identifying old Manchester pictures at the Manchester History Center, 175 Pine Street on Sunday, February 26 and Sunday, March 12. View and help identify photos by Reggie Pinto (1925-2011), who worked for the former Manchester Herald. Most of the photos do not include dates, locations, or identity of the people in them – graduations, business openings, award ceremonies. Come any time between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. The gift shop will be open, with copies of old maps, books, high school yearbooks, etc. The exhibit is also open Monday to Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., but please phone ahead to make sure a volunteer is on duty. Questions may be directed to 860-647-9983. Donations welcome – they make programs like these possible. More about local history at www.manchesterhistory.org.

[9:00am] TRAIN SHOW
A Train Show sponsored by the Southern Chapter of New England Train Collectors Assn., in conjunction with the Army Navy Club, will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017 at the Army Navy Club, 1090 Main St., Manchester from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The show is open to the public, Admission is $5.00 per person and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. For info call 860-432-2124.

3:00pm [3:00pm] Brass Spectacular XII
Brass Spectacular XII Presented by Classic Brass and The Salvation Army Manchester Citadel Band Sunday, March 12,3:00PM The Salvation Army 661 Main St A free will offering will be taken to benefit the Army's music programs

[3:00pm] Little Theater of Manchester Event
The 2016 Emmy Award-winning documentary narrated by Meryl Streep, Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio, will be screened at the Little Theater of Manchester at Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester on Sunday, March 12, at 3 p.m. The screening of the documentary, produced by filmmaker Karyl Evans, is free and open to the public. The documentary follows the creation and production of the moving and powerful oratorio, Letter from Italy, 1944, commissioned by GMChorale and composed and written by Sarah Meneely-Kyder and Nancy Fitz-Hugh Meneely. The oratorio is based on the true story of their father, Dr. John K. Meneely, a WWII combat medic in the Army’s 10th Mountain Division, who returned from war suffering from what we now call PTSD. The screening will be followed by a conversation with the composer and the librettist. Admission for the March 12 screening of Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio at Cheney Hall is free; tickets or reservations are NOT needed.

7:00pm [7:00pm] Celtic Vespers
Everyone is welcome to join us on Sunday, March 12th at 7 p.m. at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 41 Park St. Manchester for Celtic Vespers, a service featuring prayers and music inspired by the Celtic tradition of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. This candlelight service invites one to enter into a place of rest, prayer and reflection as we seek wholeness and peace. A reception with light refreshments will follow. For more information, call St. Mary's at 860-649-4583 or visit www.stmarysct.org