Sunday, June 10, 2018
Public Access

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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

10:00am [10:30am] Silk City Walk-a-thon
A fundraiser for the Manchester Historical Society, touring the landmark historic district, highlighting the Great Lawn, Cheney mansions, and silk industry buildings. About 2 miles, 1-1/2 hours, leisurely pace with some commentary. To register, phone the Society 860-647-9983 or Maria Beck 203-260-4763. Maria is sponsoring the event to celebrate the opening of Silk City Fitness; the first 30 registrants will receive Silk City t-shirts for the event. The top fundraiser will receive a Personal Training package at Silk City Fitness. Registrants will receive information on where to meet, pledge details and fundraiser awards. Rain Date June 17.

‘FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN’ THE THEME FOR JUNE 10 SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS PACKING/COLLECTION EVENT SOS Connecticut is sponsoring a Support Our Troops collection and packing event on Sunday, June 10, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., at Hillstown Grange Hall, 617 Hills Street, East Hartford. Our summer collection is seeking donations of: socks, towels, twin bed sheets and pillowcases (new items only, please); and snack items, such as beef jerky, nutrition bars, iced tea and lemonade mixes, microwave popcorn, small jars of peanut butter, etc. We plan to make up a couple of special boxes for female Soldiers so we need feminine items that are not aerosols. Items will be accepted the day of the event before 1 p.m. or by special arrangement with Frank Forrest, who is organizing the event. We are also looking for cards and children’s drawings to go with the theme of Flowers in the Garden. Art supplies will be available at the event. Volunteers are needed, starting at noon to sort merchandise and pack the boxes. It costs about $950 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, to donate merchandise on a day other than June 10 or to volunteer, call Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845, or e-mail sosconnecticut@aol.com.  

[12:00pm] Woodbridge Barn Open House
The Manchester Historical Society invites the public to free open houses of the restored eighteenth-century Woodbridge Barn and the grounds of its Woodbridge farmstead from12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on these Sundays: May 6, 20 and then continuing on the second and fourth Sundays of the month: June 10, 24; July 8, 22; August 12, 26; September 9, 23; October 14, 28. The farmstead is located in Manchester Green at 495 East Middle Turnpike, near its intersection with Woodbridge Street. Visitors can park at the municipal lot behind the Senior Center, and along the street that runs between the Senior Center and the farmstead itself. From the street, walk to the backyard using the grass driveway between the house and Woodbridge Pizza. The Woodbridge farmstead was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999. The barn contains displays of farm tools and equipment. Info about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org

[1:00pm] Dedication of The Homestead Art Gallery
The Manchester Historical Society invites to public to the dedication of the new Homestead Art Gallery at the Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Road, Manchester, on Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. This exhibit highlights the lives and work of John, Seth, and Margaret Swan Cheney, presenting their artistic and literary contributions. The house and grounds will also be open – offering tours of the 1785 Cheney Homestead and gardens, and 1751 Keeney Schoolhouse to learn about Early American life. Try your hand at weaving on our Community Rag Rug and visit the History Garden. All ages are welcome! Rain or shine. This is a free event, but donations are always welcomed for the upkeep of the museum and event expenses. More info about local history: www.manchesterhistory.org

[1:00pm] Flag Day Ceremony
The Manchester Elks Lodge will be holding their Flag Day Ceremony on Sunday, June 10th. The event includes the History of the Flags of our Country, and unveiling of the large 20 foot x 40 foot American Flag by Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops. Please bring any flags in need of proper retirement. Any questions please call 860-930-4020.

[4:00pm] A Perspective on Alzheimer’s
The Unitarian Universalist Society: East (UUS:E) will host Being in the Moment: A Perspective on Alzheimer’s on Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Hear about and share ideas on interacting with people who have Alzheimer’s. UUS:E Member David Garnes has been giving talks and leading discussions at Live Well (formerly called the Alzheimer’s Resource Center) in Plantsville for several years. He will share his perspective on this life-affirming experience, particularly in terms of encouraging and engaging participation. This is not a teaching presentation, but rather a sharing of ideas for those interested or involved in the Alzheimer’s experience. The program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Society: East located at 153 Vernon Street West, Manchester, CT. It is free and open to the public. Registration is requested but not required. For more information or to register, call 860-646-5151 or visit www.uuse.org.