Saturday, May 20, 2017
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HAVE A CUP O’ JOE FOR JOE ON MAY 20TH – JOE MCCLUSKEY DAY IN MANCHESTER. The Sculpture Project is partnering with eleven Manchester businesses on a special fundraising project. The Town of Manchester is designating Saturday, May 20, 2017 as Joe McCluskey Day, honoring this Olympic medalist and four-time Manchester Road Race winner who is widely considered to be Manchester’s greatest athlete. The community is invited to help raise funds to create a life-size bronze statue of Joe McCluskey by purchasing a cup of “Joe” at participating businesses on Saturday, May 20th . This sculpture will be placed along the Manchester Road Race route in the East Coast Greenway parklet at the corner of Highland and Wyllys Streets. The McCluskey sculpture is the first of three planned sculptures of Manchester citizens who have made important contributions to the Manchester community. Participating businesses have committed to make a donation to The Sculpture Project from coffee sales on Saturday, May 20. The Manchester businesses that are supporting the Have a Cup o’ Joe for Joe promotion are: Center Perk Restaurant, 639 Main St. Dunkin Donuts, 244 Center St. Dunkin’ Donuts, 255 West Middle Tpke. Dunkin’ Donuts, 318 Adams St. Fani’s Restaurant, 1015 Main St. The Gathering, 471 Hartford Rd. Kenny’s Restaurant, 550 Middle Tpke. East Landmark Café, 867 Main St. Manchester Country Club, 306 So. Main St. Pastrami on Wry, 291 East Center St. Silk City Coffee, 763 Main St. To date, $22,000 has been raised toward the total cost of $75,000 for the McCluskey sculpture. Be a part of “Team Joe” and help us to cross the “finish line” and meet our fundraising goal by purchasing a coffee at a participating business on May 20th! For more information on The Sculpture Project go to www.manchesterhistory.org

8:00am [8:30am] Manchester Garden Club Annual Plant Sale
The Manchester Garden Club will hold it's annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20 starting at 8:30 a.m. , rain or shine, in the parking lot at the Community Baptist Church, 585 East Center Street, Manchester. Most plants will be $5. All sales are cash. This sale is a once a year opportunity to buy a variety of plants grown in local gardens, and get hands on advice from the gardeners who grew them. The inventory changes every year. The selection will include perennials for sun and shade, including flowers, herbs, groundcovers, grasses, small trees and shrubs. Gently used garden tools and decorative items will be featured. Proceeds support the maintenance of five public gardens in town, an annual scholarship as well as contributions to town and area organizations such as Wickham Park. For more information: www.manchestergardenclubs.org

9:00am [9:00am] BLOOD MOBILE East Hartford
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)

[9:00am] Melt-A-Thon Fundraiser
The M.e.l.t.-a-thon Against Cancer is a fun, fat-blasting workout for people of all fitness levels that will raise money to help CT cancer patients through the CT Sports Foundation (CSF). CSF provides financial assistance to CT cancer patients to help them pay basic living expenses, such as rent, mortgage, and utilities. To participate in the M.e.l.t.-a-thon Against Cancer, people form teams and raise money – each team is asked to raise at least $1000. Date: Saturday, May 20 Time : 9:00 am – 11:00 am Location: Center Memorial Park, Manchester, CT Registration: FREE, but we ask everyone to donate or raise money! To form or join a team: www.meltathon.org

[9:00am] Shred Fest
8th Utilities District 10th Annual Shred Fest Open to 8th Utilities District residents, businesses and employees only. Parking lot of the 8th Utilities Tax Office (Corner of Main Street and Hilliard Street, Manchester.) There will be assistance removing items to be shredded from car provided by members of the 8th Utilities District Fire Dept. All types of papers are accepted including; staples, envelopes and paper clips. Limit of 2 large boxes or 2 large heavy duty trash bags per vehicle. Free Shredding, Identity Theft Info, Fire Prevention Info, and a Door Prize Drawing! Sponsored by The 8th Utilities District FREE DOOR PRIZE DRAWING - $50.00 Gift Card from Sam's Club! For information on event call Joe Tyler at 860-646-1030 after 10:00 a.m.

[9:30am] 7th Annual Walk A Mile - Feed The World Walk-A-Thon
A Walk-A-Thon to benefit the feeding outreaches of World-Wide Lighthouse Missions, Inc. Rain Date: Saturday, May 27th @ 9:30am Distance: 3-Mile Walk Registration Deadline: May 13, 2017 All walkers pre-registered by April 30th will receive an event t-shirt. For more details, please visit the Walk-A-Thon website @ http://www.wwlm.org/

[9:30am] PLANT SALE
Plant Sale May 20 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society. Hundreds of locally grown perennials from members’ gardens including astilbe, lilies, hostas, and sedum. Most plants priced at $5.00. Outdoors, rain or shine. More info and directions: www.uuse.org.

[10:30am] Children's Library Event
Lionheart Puppets: The Little Red Hen – Saturday, May 20th, 2017, 10:30am at Cheney. So much to do and so little time to do it! Will Ms. Hen’s friends help her make her famous cookies in time for the bake sale? Based on the classic story, Lionheart Puppet’s The Little Red Hen is a lesson in learning to help others. Recommended for ages 3-7. Call 860-645-0577 for more info. Location: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St, Manchester CT 06040

[11:00am] Donation Drop Off for Land Trust Tag Sale
The Manchester Land Conservation Trust seeks donations for its week-long June tag sale. Drop off donations of books, tools, antiques, glassware, artwork, toys, furniture, sports items, etc. at the cider barn, 330 Bush Hill Road on most Fridays and Saturdays leading up to the tag sale: May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, and June 2-3 from 11 to 2 each day. Phone for other drop-off times: Terry at 860-643-1823. No computers, TVs, clothing, please. The actual tag sale will be held June 9-17 from 9 to 2 each day. The tag sale raises funds for the Land Trust. The farm trails are open – maybe plan a two-to-three-mile hike while dropping off tag sale items. Information about the Land Trust at www.manchesterlandtrust.org .