Saturday, April 8, 2017
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  Little Theatre of Manchester Presents: GODSPELL
Tickets are selling fast for Little Theatre of Manchester’s upcoming production of the musical phenomenon GODSPELL. Parables vibrantly come to life in this beloved family-friendly musical based on The Gospel According to St. Matthew. This updated 2012 revival version features dazzling new arrangements by the composer of the hit Broadway musical, Wicked. GODSPELL runs April 7 through April 23 at Cheney Hall in Manchester. Tickets are $25-$30, with discounts available for both seniors and students and for groups of 20 or more. For more information or tickets, call the Box Office at 860-647-9824 or visit www.littletheatreofmanchester.org.

American Heart Association Certification Classes are offered monthly by the Manchester Fire Rescue and EMS Department at the fire station training room. DAYCARE PROVIDER FIRST AID 8:30AM-2:30PM Advance payment and registration are required. Call (860) 432-0076 to register or for additional information.

[9:30am] Wickham Park Opening for the Season!!
Wickham Park will be open April 8 through the last weekend in October! Wickham Park is a non-profit, private foundation located at 1329 West Middle Turnpike in Manchester and is easily accessible from Interstate 84. The park extends into both Manchester and East Hartford, CT and contains 250 acres of gardens, open fields, woodlands, ponds, picnic areas, sports facilities, and other attractions. Wickham Park is open 7 days a week from the first weekend in April through the last weekend in October. Regular Park hours are from 9:30AM to sunset with the exception of Cabin functions until 11PM.

[10:30am] Peter Rabbit
Remember your camera for this fun photo opportunity and craft with Peter Rabbit! Call 860-645-0577 for more information.

6:00pm [6:00pm] Roasted Turkey Dinner
MENU: Turkey, Stuffing Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Peas, Peal onions, Rolls, Beverage and Dessert. Cost: advanced Ticket Sales $10.00 (before April 8th) At the Door Ticket Sales: $12.00 (Children 10 + under $5.00) For more information please call (860)649-2863.

7:00pm [7:00pm] An Evening of True Stories
Unitarian Universalist Society: East to Host Speak Up “Food & Drink” ArtsMash at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East (UUS:E) will host Speak Up “Food & Drink” on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7 PM. Join us for an evening of true stories — both humorous and heartfelt — centered on the theme "Food & Drink." All stories are 6-8 minutes long and are guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and think. The program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East located at 153 Vernon Street West, Manchester, CT. Tickets are $15 and are available online at Eventbrite.com (search for Speak Up). For more information, visit www.uuse.org. This event is suitable for ages 14 and older. To reserve childcare during the event, please contact the UUS:E office at (860) 646-5151 or uuse153@sbcglobal.net. Doors open at 6:30 PM. Refreshments will be available. ArtsMash is UUS:E’s ongoing celebration of art and its diverse makers, forms, and functions. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and foster and support a community of storytellers in Connecticut. Speak Up brings professional and amateur storytellers to the stage to share true stories from their lives. Speak Up founders and producers Matthew and Elysha Dicks work closely with storytellers to help them craft their stories for the stage and teach storytelling workshops to storytellers and professionals at all levels. For more information, visit www.matthewdicks.com/speakup.

[7:00pm] Friends of Music at Emanuel Concert
The Friends of Music at Emanuel will present two remarkable young musicians in their early teens on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street, Manchester. Pianist Martim Almeida, a native of Portugal, and violinist Tyler Tan, a Connecticut native, will display their exceptional talent performing Grieg's Violin Sonata in C minor for violin and piano and other virtuosic solo works. Almeida made his concert debut in November 2015 with the Orquestra Classica do Centro (Coimbra, Portugal); Tan has been soloist with the Cheshire Symphony Orchestra and New England Youth Symphony. Both are joint winners of the 2015 CT Virtuosi Institute Youth Competition. Concert is free. Donations accepted. Reception immediately following the concert.

[7:30pm] The Vernon Chorale Presents - Sing Me to HEAVEN
Sing Me to HEAVEN - will be held at the South United Methodist Church. Directed by Ehren Brown, Artistic Director and Kathleen Bartkowski, Accompanist. Suggested Donation: Adults $15.00 Students and Seniors $10.00 Tickets are available at the door.