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Sunday, August 12, 2018
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10:00am [10:00am] ROMANIAN FESTIVAL
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August 12, 2018 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Holy Transfiguration Romanian Orthodox Church 2 Winter St. Manchester, CT Experience Our Traditional Food!! Grilled Sausage w/fries Stuffed Cabbage Fried Dough Sweet Breads Coffee and Dessert Romanian Beer MUSIC: Dance a Hora ARTS AND CRAFTS Buy Hand Made Romanian Crafts



[12:00pm] Woodbridge Barn Open House
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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] Cheney Homestead Open House Sundays
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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.

[1:00pm] Historical Society Open House
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Historical Society Open House, “art, ingenuity, and early American life” on Sunday, August 12 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., at the Cheney Homestead, 106 Hartford Road. Visit the early American History Garden, share Native American stories and “Three Sisters” plantings, and try potato carving/stamping in honor of our renowned artist and engraver, John Cheney (1801-1885). Visit the recently opened Homestead Art Gallery and be inspired by Manchester’s rich history in art. 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





[2:00pm] LTM Presents: The Marvelous Wonderettes!
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MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, a non-stop pop musical blast from the past, featuring your favorite songs from the 50s and 60s. Written and Created by Roger Bean Aug. 3 – Aug. 19 / Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 / Sun. at 2:00 Take a trip back to the 1958 Springfield High prom where we meet The Marvelous Wonderettes, four girls with voices as big as their bouffants and personalities as kooky as their crinoline skirts! From prom night to their ten-year reunion the girls perform such classic hits as “It’s My Party, “Mr. Sandman,” “Son of a Preacher Man,” “Leader of the Pack,” “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me,” “You Don’t Own Me,” “RESPECT,” and many more! August 3-5, 10-12, 17-19 Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m./Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25 General Section/$30 VIP Section Discounts available for seniors & students

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