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Tuesday, September 25, 2018
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  Board of Directors Policy Briefing Meeting Cancelled
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The Board of Directors Policy Briefing meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 7:30 a.m. in the Manchester Room, Second Floor, Town Hall, 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 has been cancelled.

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9:00am [9:00am] Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers)
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Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext! All mothers from those with children at home are welcome. Join us for time to chat and learn with other moms, a hot breakfast with coffee and safe and fun childcare for your little ones. Motherhood is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. Find community at MOPs! Meetings are held at Trinity Covenant Church (302 Hackmatack St) from 9-11:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Our first meeting of the year is September 11th. For more information, visit https://m.facebook.com/ManchesterMOPs/ or email mops.manchester@gmail.com.

[9:00am] LAND TRUST TAG SALE
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Manchester Land Trust Tag Sale. Friday Sept. 21st-Saturday Sept. 29th. Time: 9am-2pm 330 Bush Hill Rd. A giant tag sale will benefit the Manchester Land Conservation Trust and its work to preserve open space lands. Shop Friday, September 21 through Saturday, September 29 from 9:00 to 2:00 each day at 330 Bush Hill Road, Manchester, in the old cider barn on our farm property, with 5,000 square feet of books, games, dishes, tools, artwork, curiosities, furniture, machinery, household and sports items, near-antiques, glassware, and items both useful and decorative. Books: $5 per bag. Thanks to all who have donated items to our tag sale, which raises funds to protect land and maintain trails. Info: www.manchesterlandtrust.org.

[9:30am] Chronic Disease Self-Management Program
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The Manchester Health Department is sponsoring a “Chronic Disease Self-Management Program” for two and a half hours, once a week, for six weeks at the Manchester Senior Center located at 549 E. Middle Turnpike from 9:30 to 12:00 starting Tuesday, September 25, 2018. Workshops are facilitated by two trained leaders. Subjects covered include: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation, appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition, decision making, and, how to evaluate new treatments. Each participant in the workshop receives a copy of “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions”and a healthy snack is provided. Call the Manchester Health Department to register at (860) 647-3173. Class size is limited to 15.


[10:00am] MARC to Host Accessible Voting System
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As part of National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 25th, MARC, Inc. of Manchester, a not-for-profit organization that supports people with disabilities, in conjunction with the Manchester Registrar of Voters, is hosting a demonstration of accessible voting technology from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at MARC’s Offices. After the demonstration, a mock election will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.that will feature past historical figures to enable individuals and learn about the voting process using polling equipment provided by the registrar of voters. Individuals will also have the opportunity to register to vote during the event for the upcoming State & Federal Elections on November 6th. The event is free, open to the public and is supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, The ARC Connecticut and The Connecticut Community Nonprofit Alliance. MARC, Inc. is located at 151 Sheldon Road in Manchester, CT. Visit MARC’s website.








[4:00pm] Human Trafficking Prevention Presentation
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Selah Freedom Human Trafficking Prevention Presentation Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Manchester Community College in the Great Path Academy Community Commons room. Two 90 minute sessions are available – 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free and Open to the public. Seventy percent of trafficking and exploitation begins with predators connecting with youth online. Learn how predators use technology to lure innocent youth and how to prevent it. Selah Freedom is a nonprofit organization which leads the country in the anti-sex trafficking movement. They have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and outcomes serving this population and partner with the United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Their expert staff will teach you how to identify red flags of sex trafficking, which dangerous apps predators target youth through, and how to discuss this issue with your kids. Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. For more information and to pre-register visit manchestercc.edu/selah

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6:00pm [6:00pm] Banned Books Week Event
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Banned Books Week Event The Manchester Public Library on 586 Main Street will host a Banned Books Week photo opportunity on Tuesday September 25th, 2018 and Thursday September 27th 2018 between 6-8 pm. We’ll be taking photos of people with their favorite banned book using a green screen background. Don’t worry, we’ll have plenty of banned books available. Join us and have your banned book “selfie” made into a poster for pick up at a later date. No registration required for this free event. This event is for all ages. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-643-2471 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org

[6:30pm] Human Trafficking Prevention Presentation
Description:
Selah Freedom Human Trafficking Prevention Presentation Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at Manchester Community College in the Great Path Academy Community Commons room. Two 90 minute sessions are available – 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Free and Open to the public. Seventy percent of trafficking and exploitation begins with predators connecting with youth online. Learn how predators use technology to lure innocent youth and how to prevent it. Selah Freedom is a nonprofit organization which leads the country in the anti-sex trafficking movement. They have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments and outcomes serving this population and partner with the United States Attorney’s Office and the FBI. Their expert staff will teach you how to identify red flags of sex trafficking, which dangerous apps predators target youth through, and how to discuss this issue with your kids. Registration is not required, but appreciated for planning purposes. For more information and to pre-register visit manchestercc.edu/selah.

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