Saturday, August 12, 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 – maybe plan a two-to-three-mile hike while dropping off tag sale items. Land Trust info: www.manchesterlandtrust.org.

8:00am [8:00am] Manchester Farmers Market
Manchester Farmers Market July 8th – October 28th every Saturday rain or shine. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, honey etc. WIC Coupons accepted. Call for more info: 860-643-2207. Location: Town parking lot at corner of Main St. and Forest St., Manchester Time: 8:00am-12:30pm

BOTTLE AND CAN DRIVE: Saturday August 12, 2017 Rain or Shine, Illing Middle School parking lot, 227 East Middle Turnpike. Girl Scout Troop 10616 is collecting returnable bottles and cans as part of their Silver Award project to create care packages for seniors in the town of Manchester. Please come support us! For info call Grahame Slogesky, 860-402-1188. 9AM-12PM

[12:00pm] Celebrate Center Springs Park
Friends of Center Springs Park in cooperation with Summit Studios School of Music, invite everyone to enjoy an afternoon of free music performed by various bands that study at Summit's summer rock band camps. Bring a blanket and enjoy these great young musicians by the pond in Center Springs Park. This 55 acre hidden gem is a great place for families to enjoy the outdoors right in the middle of Manchester. Picnicking,fishing,disc golf and vollyball are just a few of the activities you can enjoy on this day of celebrating Center Springs Park. For more information on this event contact Summit Studios at 860-634-1502 or email info@summitstudios.org

[1:00pm] NEW RIVER FEST 2017
Saturdays in August just got even hotter! New River Church is sponsoring FREE community events every Saturday in August. Don't miss it! Family Pool Day(all ages). Come enjoy a day at Saulters Pool on us! New River will provide you with pool bucks and an afternoon snack. Register by texting 'New River Fest' 31996. Free food at each event!

[1:00pm] Wit and Wisdom Poets Club
Poetry club is looking for new and established poets. Club meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month! For more information contact Charles Gilbert at 860-647-7348.

8:00pm [8:00pm] LittleTheatre of Manchester Present: The 39 Steps
Little Theatre of Manchester continues its 2017 season in August with the high-speed spoof of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic spy movie, Patrick Barlow’s THE 39 STEPS. This comedy runs from Friday, August 11 to Sunday, August 27. Featuring a cast of four actors who breathlessly and hilariously reenact hundreds of characters, locations and famous scenes in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film thriller of the same name, THE 39 STEPS is packed with nonstop laughs, an on-stage plane crash, and some good old-fashioned romance! Performance are on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $19-$25 (discounts for seniors and students) and can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 860-647-9824 or visiting littletheatreofmanchester.org.