Thursday, May 4, 2017
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CANCELLATION NOTICE OF REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY MEETING The Redevelopment Agency meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room has been cancelled. Next Meeting will be May 18th at 7:30 am. at the Lincoln Center

10:00am [10:00am] Senior Health Fair
Life is a Picnic/Senior Health Fair - The Manchester Health Department and Senior Center will host a Senior Health Fair from 10:00 to 2:00 on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Senior Center located at 549 East Middle Turnpike. There will be over 40 health care agencies and vendors providing free health screenings such as massages, hearing, oral cancer, diabetes, depression, balance and cholesterol screenings. Seniors can learn about a wide range of topics, including cardiovascular diseases, elder care, nutrition, healthy cooking, and the benefits of alternative medicine. A light lunch will be served. Door prize drawings will occur during the last hour of the event and winners will be called if they are not present. The Manchester Police will take back unused and out dated medication. Seniors that bring in medication to be disposed of will be entered into a special door prize drawing. For more information about the event or to make an appointment for screening tests and massage, contact the Manchester Health Department at (860) 647-3173.

5:00pm [5:30pm] Imagine Main Street Begins New Season!
Thursday, May 4 will be the first night of Imagine Main Street's seasonal activities in downtown Manchester. 'While a wide variety of adult musicians vendors, crafters and exhibitors will always be on site during the IMS season, this May date will have special emphasis on the talented young people of Manchester,' said organizer Joyce Hodgson. The Salvation Army Youth Band, students from C.A.S.T., guitarist John Slogesky, vocalist Abby Auden, Manchester High pottery students, Cheney Tech artists and crafters, the musical duo of Sarra Cardile and Derekah. A table representing creative writers from the Office of Neighborhoods and Families will be found at various locations from Pearl Street to Oak Street. Jewelry, paintings, photographs, soaps, original crafts and so much more will be a part of the events along with information tables and arts engagement activities and food trucks. All activities are held outside, but in the event of rain they will be moved inside MCC on Main. Information 'maps' can be obtained at various locations downtown including Anne Miller Real Estate, MCC on Main or Katherine's Hair Design, all located on Main Street. You can also obtain information by writing to info@imaginemainstreet.com or visit on the website listed below. Other dates for Imagine Main Street events with varying themes are June 1, July 6, August 3 and September 7. Sponsors and volunteers for IMS are always welcome and needed. An Information table is always found inside MCC on Main during IMS events. Imagine Main Street is supported by a grant from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the Town of Manchester and Fuss and O'Neill.

[6:30pm] National Day of Prayer!
The National Day of Prayer will be held on Thursday, May 4th at 6:30 pm in Center Memorial Park next to the Mary Cheney Library. Please join Manchesterís citizens on this special set apart day. This is a great opportunity to pray alongside others for our leaders and this nation. For more information call Manchester National Day of Prayer coordinator Sara Crissy 860-646-5649. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for our nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. For events at other times or in other towns near your home, work or school, search the website: http://nationaldayofprayer.org