Monday, August 21, 2017
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  Collecting Tag Sale Items for Land Trust
For its September tag sale, the Manchester Land Conservation Trust seeks donations of books, tools, household items, furniture, toys, games, etc. Drop off donations at barn, 330 Bush Hill Rd., Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from August 7 to September 21 from 11:00 to 2:00 each day. No computers, TVs, clothing, please. The actual tag sale is September 22 to September 30, from 9:00am to 2:00pm each day. Come back and shop! The tag sale raises funds for the Land Trust and its open-space properties, including the 62-acre farm off Bush Hill Road in Manchester and Glastonbury. The farm trails are open Ė maybe plan a two-to-three-mile hike while dropping off tag sale items. Land Trust info: www.manchesterlandtrust.org.

MDOG (Manchester Dog Owners Group) Meeting Rescheduled
MDOG meeting has been rescheduled to August 31st

2:00pm [2:00pm] Solar Eclipse viewing event for Adults
Solar Eclipse viewing event for Adults. Monday August 21, 2017, 2pm. Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St. Learn about the science of eclipses. Watch a demonstration of the NSTA's safe viewing methods. Join attendees as we move to Center Memorial Park, weather permitting, to view the eclipse with specially provided viewing glasses. Please note: The total phase of this solar eclipse is not visible in our area, but it will be observed as a partial solar eclipse. Safety Note: The Sunís visible (and invisible) rays can cause serious damage to the sensitive tissues of the eyes. The provided safety glasses must be used for viewing and may be limited. Sponsored by Build a Better World,Manchester Public Library's Adult Summer Reading Program 2017. No registration is required for this free program. Call Reference and Adult Services at 860-645-0821 for more information. http://library.townofmanchester.org.

7:00pm [7:00pm] Book Discussion for Adults
The Wall Street Journal reviewed 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future' by Ashlee Vance as a 'spirited and riveting biography.' Musk, described as the most daring entrepreneur of our time, is currently ranked 21st on the Forbes list of the World's Most Powerful People. Join the discussion in the Howroyd Room at the Mary Cheney Library The FREE program is open to the public and registration is not required. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please call Adult Services/Reference at 860-645-0821.

[7:00pm] Eighth District Board Meeting
The following is a list of the regular monthly meetings to be held by the Board of Directors of the Eighth Utilities District. All meetings will be held at the Don Willis Hall and are scheduled to begin at 7:00. Tuesday January 17, 2017 Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Monday, March 20, 2017 Monday, April 17, 2017 Monday, May 15, 2017 Wednesday, May 24, 2017-Annual Meeting,7:30 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 Monday, July 17, 2017 Monday, August 21, 2017 Monday, September 18, 2017 Monday, October 16, 2017 Monday, November 20, 2017 Monday, December 18, 2017

[7:00pm] Manchester Band Shell Concert
GOZA LATIN BAND Sponsored by American Eagle Financial Credit Union, Carter Chevrolet Concert starts at 7:00 p.m. at the Manchester Bicentennial Band Shell on the grounds of Manchester Community College. Admission is free, but donations are welcome, as are volunteers. OUTSIDE Weather Permitting; Please check the web site or call 860-432-7728 after 5:00 p.m. if the weather looks threatening. Schedules of performances for the 40th Season all Concert Series are available online.