Sunday, March 11, 2018
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SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS-CONNECTICUT COLLECTION FOR OVERSEAS TROOPS MARCH 11, 2018 Support Our Soldiers Connecticut will be holding an Easter/spring collection event to support our overseas Troops on Sunday, March 11th, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., at South Congregational Church, 1301 Forbes Street, East Hartford. Donations of healthy snacks like nuts and granola bars, sweets (especially “Peeps”), drawings (Schools: please stamp the back of students’ drawings so the troops may write back!) and greetings cards are needed and may be dropped off that day by 1 p.m. or by special arrangement. Also needed is dental supplies. Volunteers are needed on the day of the event to sort items, pack boxes, and draw letters and cards to send in the boxes. This is a perfect event for all ages! It costs about $500 to ship the packages, and the group also welcomes donations to help defray postage costs. Checks should be made out to SOS Connecticut and mailed to: SOS Connecticut, c/o Frank Forrest, 165 Maple Street, East Hartford, CT 06118. For more information or to volunteer, call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845, or email: sosconnecticut@aol.com.

[1:00pm] Cheney Homestead Open House Sundays
Open House at the Cheney Homestead, second Sunday of each month. 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. Guided tours include history of the building and its contents, and of the family who lived there. As with many New England homesteads, the house is built into a hill, with doors opening out to the yard on both the upper and lower level. The Keeney Schoolhouse is on the grounds of the Homestead, and is open when the weather is warm enough. More about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org. Donations accepted for the upkeep of the Homestead.

7:00pm [7:00pm] Celtic Vespers
Celtic Vespers, a non-denominational candlelight service featuring prayers and music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. Christianity flourished throughout the British Isles for many centuries emphasizing a sense of God’s nearness and the love of creation (nature) as God’s gift. Service will also feature music by the Wild Notes (Kasha Breau – harp, John Kalinowski - concertina & accordion and Mickey Koth - fiddle, flute, recorder & whistle). Ensemble will be joined by, Alex Nakhimovsky, director of music ministries at St Mary's. There will be a reception with light refreshments immediately following the service. For more information, call St. Mary’s at 860-649-4583 or visit www.stmarysct.org.