Thursday, April 27, 2017
Public Access

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12:00pm [12:00pm] BLOOD MOBILE Manchester
Please visit a blood drive today and save a life! To schedule your appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit us online at the website below. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

[12:00pm] Manchester Community Services Council Lunch Meeting
Members of the Manchester Police Department will discuss the HOPE Initiative, an innovative collaborative model to address opioid addiction. The meeting will take place at the new community center at Squire Village. The Manchester Community Services Council (MCSC) is comprised of dynamic and dedicated individuals and agencies who are committed to improving the quality of life for Manchester's most vulnerable residents. MCSC members meet on a monthly basis to identify and discuss emerging and existing social service needs in Manchester, listen to presentations by knowledgeable speakers, and network with other like-minded individuals and professionals. MCSC was founded in 1972 and continues to meet monthly (usually on the 4th Thursday of each month) at rotating locations throughout Manchester.

[3:30pm] Bush Hill Farm Walk
Free weekday walk at Bush Hill Farm Thursday, April 27, at 3:30 p.m., starting at the cider barn, 330 Bush Hill Road. The Manchester Land Conservation Trust will lead a two-mile hike on its 62-acre former farm property in the southwest area of Manchester and some acreage off Bell Street in Glastonbury. Extreme weather cancels. The Botti family farmed this property starting about 1912 – growing apples, peaches, cherries, and blueberries as well as vegetables. Some of the old fruit trees still grow on the property. Information about the Land Trust: www.manchesterlandtrust.org.

[4:00pm] Pension Board Meeting
Pension Board meetings for 2017 will be held at on the fourth Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. Directors Room, Lincoln Center, 494 Main St First Floor, Manchester Thursday, January 26, 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 Thursday, April 27, 2017 Thursday, May 25, 2017 Thursday, June 22, 2017 Thursday, July 27, 2017 Thursday, August 24, 2017 Thursday, September 28, 2017 Thursday, October 26, 2017 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Thursday, December 28, 2017

5:00pm [5:30pm] How Communities & Families are Coping with Opioid Crisis
All are Welcome to Attend Thursday, April 27, 2017 • 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Manchester Church of Christ 595 Tolland Turnpike, Manchester, CT Please join us for a free informational community forum about Connecticut’s Opioid epidemic from subject matter experts 5:30-6:30 pm: FREE Dinner 6:30-7:30 pm: Presentation by Sarah Howroyd & Manchester Police Chief Marc Montminy, Co-founders of the Manchester, CT HOPE Initiative RSVP by April 24, 2017: howroyds@manchesterct.gov or bstafford@macc-ct.org Pharmacist onsite to confidentially dispense Narcan. Please indicate interest in RSVP and bring insurance card! Resources and providers onsite for swift connection to information and treatment supports

6:00pm [6:00pm] Paint Night in the Garden
Paint Night in the Garden: Petals, Pods & Peas Take some time out of your hectic schedule to spend some creative time with friends. This garden themed paint night is perfect for all ages and skill levels. Location: Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center (153 Spruce Street) Meets: Thursday, April 27th, 6-8PM Fee: $15/$20 (non-resident) Call the Office of Neighborhoods and Families at (860) 647-3089 to register or go online to: https://reconline.townofmanchester.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1

[7:00pm] Not So "YA" Book Club
Not So "YA" Book Club Are you an adult who still loves young adult fiction? The Manchester Public Library has the perfect book club for you! The Not So “YA” Book Club is a group for adults who still can’t get enough of young adult literature. Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm at the Whiton Branch (100 North Main St. Manchester, CT 06042). This month we will be discussing Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King, a story of friendship, betrayal, and deadly secrets. Copies of the book are available at the main library. This is a free program and no registration is required. For more information contact Ashley at 860-645-0821or at aspears@manchesterct.gov.