Friday, March 9, 2018
Public Access

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10:00am [10:00am] Manchester Historical Society Celebrates Black History Month
The Manchester Historical Society presents a Black History Month exhibit weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through March 23. Saturday February 24 and Sunday February 25 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit describes the six African American soldiers from Manchester who enlisted in the 29th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. There is information on each man with the dates of his military service, the battles in which he fought, and his life after the Civil War. The exhibit is also open on subsequent weekends by appointment; phone 860-647-9983 weekdays to make an appointment. The museum store will be open during exhibit hours for local history books, maps, notecards, t-shirts, coffee mugs, and Herald cookbooks. The Cheney silk advertisement exhibit is also on display.

[10:00am] Watercolor Basics Workshop FULL
THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL The Manchester Art Association is offering a workshop in “Watercolor Basics” taught by the respected local watercolor artist Carolyn Emerson. The two-day class will be held at the Community Y in Manchester on March 9 and 10. The cost is $100/person and is open to all. For further information and to register please see workshops at manchesterart.org.

6:00pm [6:30pm] Family Fun Nights-Hip Hop For Health
Family Fun Nights indoors at Nathan Hale Recreation Center, 160 Spruce Street. FREE admission! No pre-registration. Drop-in program. Sponsored by the Department of Leisure, Families and Recreation. Friday, March 9. 6:30-8:00pm. Hip Hop For Health. DJ, MC, Dance instruction! Floor games! This program will promote the importance of stretching and healthy choices. It will also discuss the benefits of dancing as an exercise and creative outlet promoting self-confidence! Questions contact the Office of Neighborhoods and Families Division at 860.647.3089. Next Family Fun Nights will be “Moon Bounce Mania” slated for Friday, April 20 at 6:30pm. Find Your Fun at our Neighborhood and Family Fun Nights! Spruce Street Market Now Accepting Vendor Applications for Summer 2018. The SNAP-certified CT Grown Spruce Street Market is currently accepting vendor applications from farmers, crafters, and artists. For more information and vendor application, visit us on Facebook or pick up an application at Town Hall or at the EastSide Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street. East Side Residents: Call (860) 647-3089 for information on our special neighbor discount.