Sunday, June 11, 2017
Public Access

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  Little Theatre of Manchester - 'Sons of the Prophet'
The play 'Sons of the Prophet' on Fridays, June 2, 9, 16; Saturdays, June 3, 10, 17, and Sundays, June 4, 11, and 18 at Cheney Hall. To purchase tickets or for other info: Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall.

9:00am [9:00am] Pride in Manchester - Land Conservation 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 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 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 .

[12:00pm] Learn About Planting Herbs at Cheney Homestead
The Manchester Historical Society invites the public to learn about planting herbs on Sunday, June 11, at the Cheney Homestead. Visit the 'History Garden' and help plant an herb garden with visiting gardener, Nan Millett. Children can dress up in early American clothes and make an early American toy. View the 1785 house, and hear commentary about the residence, which was donated to the Manchester Historical Society by the Cheney family in 1968 for use as a house museum. More info about local history: go to website listed below.

[1:00pm] Historical Society Tea
The Manchester Historical Society invites the public to a textile-themed tea on Sunday, June 11, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., 175 Pine Street, Manchester. Special guest Carol Cheney will present a glimpse into the family that founded America’s largest silk mills, which thrived in Manchester in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn about the role of advertising and about the Cheneys’ legacy of philanthropy in Manchester and Hartford. Carol is the great granddaughter of one of the founders of Cheney Brothers. $30 admission per person includes tea in china cups and food both savory and sweet – served in an elegant setting. There will be door prizes, a textile exhibit, silent auction, and music. A printable invitation is on the Events page of www.manchesterhistory.org or mail a check with guests’ names to 175 Pine Street, 06040; please write “Tea” on the envelope. Questions may be directed to 860-647-9983.