Thursday, September 6, 2018
Public Access

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7:00am [7:30am] Redevelopment Agency Meeting
The following is a list of scheduled meetings to be held by the Redevelopment Agency of Manchester, Connecticut. The meetings will be held in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut. All meetings will begin at 7:30 a.m. February 1, 2018 February 15, 2018 (Cancelled) March 1, 2018 March 15, 2018 April 5, 2018 April 19, 2018 (Cancelled) May 3, 2018 (Cancelled) May 17, 2018 (Cancelled) June 7, 2018 June 21, 2018 July 19, 2018 (Cancelled) August 2, 2018 August 16, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 20, 2018 October 4, 2018 October 18, 2018 November 1, 2018 November 15, 2018 December 6, 2018 January 3, 2019 January 17, 2019

9:00am [9:00am] Manchester Community Service Council Meetings
MCSC has a new time With even the best intentions, It can sometimes be difficult to get out of the office at noon when the day gets away from you. Instead, let's get our day started with MCSC! Our new meeting time will be at 9:00 am at Manchester Police Department, 239 East Middle Turnpike, in the Training Room on the 2nd floor. MCSC has an exciting year planned Mark your calendars September 6th at 9:00 we will be at the Manchester Police Department, 2nd floor training room kicking off our new year with an update from the Manchester PD. Our speaker will highlight what trends the police are seeing in Manchester. October 4th at 9:00 Chris Silver Director of Leisure, Family and Recreation will give us a run down of what his department does and review their fall programming. November 1st at 9:00 Shannon Baldassario, Director of Services and Manager of Community Outreach and Emergency Services for MACC Charities will speak about the services MACC offers for the homeless population in our community. November 8th 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Senior Center we are hosting our first Community Forum. We will have a panel of local experts on the topic of Homelessness. They will be discussing homelessness in Manchester and the services that are available and how to access those services. December 6th at 9:00 we will hear about the services Interval House has to offer.

1:00pm [1:30pm] BLOOD MOBILE Manchester
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)

Open to the Public 21 years and older: WORK_SPACE hosts a Happy Hour program featuring a local brewery or business owner from the food and beverage industry. Each month they highlight a business, sample their wares, and have fun networking. RSVPs are appreciated; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please bring your business cards and I.D. RSVP to info@WORKSPACEmanchester.com

Imagine Main Street, begun in 2012 to use arts as a catalyst for change in Downtown Manchester, continues its seasonal street festivals in May running monthly through September. ‘The first Thursday, May - September, you'll find great musical entertainers, unique and varied artists, wonderful vendors with a wide assortment of products to sell, and many surprises of course,’ said Joyce Hodgson, Program Director and Chairperson of Imagine Main Street. Volunteers and participants can contact Hodgson by writing to her at info@imaginemainstreet.com or via the website and Facebook page.

Artist & curator, TJV-Ann, will help visitors create mixed-media projects inspired by your imaginations. (Free, donations accepted for supplies.) Our hospitality team will also be giving tours of our 2 art galleries and meeting & coworking spaces.

As a place to meet, learn, create and work, WORK_SPACE invites anyone with interest in the creative arts to share in the planning of WORK_SPACE's arts initiative which include local art exhibits, holiday pop-up shoppe's, creativity workshops, and whatever else we can think of. Please RSVP via info@WORKSPACEmanchester.com or Facebook via: http://bit.ly/WORKSPACEartists

[6:30pm] Crime Report Meeting
The next Community Crime Report Meeting will be Thursday Aug. 2 at the Police Department Community Room. The meetings are meant to provide the public with accurate information regarding significant incidents and crime trends, and general information about police processes. Meetings will be held the first Thursday of the month and the public is welcome.

[7:00pm] Library Event:Are Video Games Ruining Our Kids?
The Manchester Public Library on 586 Main Street will present Are Video Games Ruining Our Kids?, presented by Stephen Duetzmann of Engaged Family Gaming on Thursday September 6th, 2018 at 7pm. Stephen Duetzmann, a lifelong fan of video games, has been running EngagedFamilyGaming.com for 5 years. He will be giving a presentation that will answer the burning questions parents have about video games. Some topics he will cover are: Addiction, Violence, and the ESRB rating system. He will also be giving you some great tips on how to save money on the games your kids want, and how to get into the game yourself! No registration required for this free event. This event is recommended for parents/caregivers/adults only. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-643-2471 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org