Saturday, June 2, 2018
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  Little Theatre of Manchester presents "Love/Sick"
The play 'Love Sick' on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM. Showing from June 1 through June 17. To purchase tickets or for more information: Contact Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall at website; http://www.cheneyhall.org/ or call 860-647-9824

8:00am [8:00am] 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The dates for the 2018 HHW collection schedule are listed below. The annual collection date postcard (printed on yellow cardstock paper and sent via U.S. Mail first class every spring), is scheduled to be mailed out every year in March. CREOC HHW Collection Events in Manchester, CT at 321 Olcott St facility: 1. Saturday, April 7th 2. Saturday, May 5th 3. Saturday, June 2nd 4. Saturday, August 25th 5. Saturday, September 29th 6. Saturday, October 27th Fall Outreach Collection: Saturday, October 13th - Stafford, CT Location All collections are held on Saturdays and are open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Manchester Location: 321 Olcott Street, Manchester (Exit 1 from 384, follow Spencer Street for 0.9 miles. Turn left on Olcott Street. Follow signs to Facility.) Stafford Location: 210 East Street, (Route 19) Stafford, CT. This is the Stafford Highway Department garage. For complete details, call 860-647-3200 option 3, or visit: http://sanitation1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/household-hazardous-waste-collection/

[9:00am] BLOOD MOBILE East Hartford
Please visit a blood drive today and save a life! To schedule your appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit us online at the website below. Walk-ins are welcome or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

[9:00am] Pride in Manchester - Manchester Land Trust Tag sale
Gigantic Manchester Land Trust Tag sale starts Friday, continues through June 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. each day. Mountains of books, toys, games, tools, household items, bric-a-brac. Info: Huge tag sale to benefit Land Trust. For more information visit website: http://manchesterlandtrust.org/TagSaleFlierJune1-9.2018.pdf

[9:00am] Spirituality and the World’s Major Religions
Dr. Maria M. Decsy, Ph.D. and Patricia Cook, RSM, Ph.D. We will consider the ancient religions of India, China, and Japan. We will look to the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Understanding leads to peace. Please join us for this one day workshop. Sponsored by Saint Teresa of Calcutta Parish. Lunch will be provided. Cost $20.00 per person - payment due at registration. Deadline is Wednesday, May 30. Email educationoffice@manchestercatholic.org or call 860-643-2403, ext.105 to register.

[10:00am] Kick off Manchester's Pride Week
Kick off Manchester's Pride week with its original intent- Help us clean up the streets on the East Side in the heart of Manchester! Saturday June 2nd from 10:00am to noon; meet at 153 Spruce at the East Side Neighborhood Resource Center. Free t-shirts while supplies last & pizza party to follow. Sponsored by the East Side Neighborhood Blockwatch & the Manchester Road Race Committee. Rain date Sunday June 3rd 1:00pm to 3:00pm. For more information call Leslie at 860-212-6000.

[10:00am] Pride in Manchester - Early Childhood Hike
Easy 0.25-mile nature walk at Northwest Park. Meet at 448 Tolland Turnpike, Early Childhood Center. More free hikes: Manchester Trails Day Hikes Info: Visit website http://www.townofmanchester.org/documents/trailsday2018.pdf

[10:00am] Pride in Manchester - Oakland Trail Hike
Easy 2-mile loop hike along Hockanum River. Meet at 155 Tolland Turnpike, northeast corner of Kohl's parking lot. More free hikes: Manchester Trails Day Hikes Info: Visit website http://www.townofmanchester.org/documents/trailsday2018.pdf

[1:00pm] Pride in Manchester - Charter Oak Greenway
Electric pedal assist demonstration & Yellow Bike Program information. Meet at 55 Charter Oak Street, East Coast Greenway Trail in Charter Oak Park. More free hikes: Manchester Trails Day Hikes. Info: Visit website http://www.townofmanchester.org/documents/trailsday2018.pdf

[1:00pm] Pride in Manchester - Connecticut Trails Day
Free family history hike at Center Springs Park, starting at parking lot at 39 Lodge Drive. Come explore this 55-acre urban park in the geographical center of town. A fairly easy, but hilly, walk on the one-mile loop trail around the park, with an optional, additional half-mile, walk to the Cheney railroad to see the pedestrian bridge and view the Bigelow Brook Greenway. Led by Susan Barlow, Manchester Land Conservation Trust. Extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please. For vintage photos and information about Center Springs Park on the Historical Society's website, http://www.manchesterhistory.org/, see Center Springs.

[1:00pm] Pride in Manchester - The Highland Trail hike
Moderate 1.8-mile hike with views of Hartford from the summit. Meet at 671 Spring St., Case Mountain trailhead. More free hikes: Manchester Trails Day Hikes. Info: Visit website http://www.townofmanchester.org/documents/trailsday2018.pdf

[2:00pm] Duck Race Sponsored by: Manchester Lions Club
Do you want to win $750 for 1st place? You can buy tickets for the Manchester Lions Duck Race right at MARC, Lutz Children's, Museum and Total Eyecare Center (Manchester Parkade). Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018 Race Time: 2:00 PM Place: Charter Oak Park Tickets: $5 per Duck The ducks race down Birch Mountain Brook Cash Prizes 1st Place:$750, 2nd:$500, 3rd:$250, 4th:$150, 5th:$100. A portion of the proceeds benefit MARC! For more information call David 860-645-6500 or 860-250-1500

[6:00pm] Pride in Manchester - Concert in the Park
Live music in Center Memorial Park. Band to be announced soon. Some food vendors -- Jeff's Kettlecorn -- will be available. Patrons can come early, with blankets and chairs to get the best seating. Rain date is Sunday, June 3. Come to this wonderful, free outdoor concert! Bring a blanket and picnic, and of course your friends. The night will be hopping with music. Local food vendors are invited to contact the concert chairperson Kevin Zingler, to sign up to sell food at the event: kevinzingler@gmail.com Pride blankets will be sold that night as well, $20.00, cash or check during intermission. The Pride committee will announce this year's Hometown Heroes. Plenty of free parking behind Town Hall and in the Municipal lot on Pearl Street, as well as side streets. Pride In Manchester Week Hot Line 860-385-1418 for weather info.