Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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  Last Day to Register for Scarecrow Contest
CALLING ALL SCARECROW ARTISTS The Downtown Scarecrow Festival is celebrating its 10th Anniversary! Businesses, organizations and interested individuals are invited to create a family friendly Scarecrow for display in Downtown Manchester during the Annual Downtown Scarecrow Festival. The Scarecrows will be on display from October 13 thru October 27. First, Second and Third Place prizes will be awarded in both the People’s Choice and Facebook Favorites categories. Approximately 30 and 35 scarecrows will be on display, enlivening the Downtown and drawing visitors from around the region to stroll Main Street, take photos, discover our great businesses and enjoy the special ambience created by the Festival. Each year organizers are astonished by the ever more imaginative Scarecrow creations. Past scarecrows have included the movie character Grut, fanciful fairies, ET’s bike ride, a recycled scarecrow called “Hawking” and more. What will imaginative minds create this year? Scarecrow Artists must register to participate. Scarecrows are to be installed by the artists in assigned locations between October 10 and October 13. To obtain a registration form and contest guidelines contact the Downtown Manchester Special Services District at 860 645-2101 or via email at dmssd@manchesterct.gov Scarecrow registrations will be accepted until October 3. The Scarecrow Festival is sponsored by the Downtown Manchester Special Services District with support from Crimson Art Box.

8:00am [8:00am] Downtown Manchester Special Services District Board of Commissioners Mtg.
2018 monthly meetings will be held at 8:00 AM at Work_Space (formerly known as AXIS9O1), 901 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 unless otherwise noted. January 3, 2018 February 7, 2018 March 7, 2018 April 4, 2018 May 2, 2018 May 16, 2018 Biennial Election Meeting, 6:00 PM Manchester Room, Town Hall, 41 Center Street, Manchester, CT June 6, 2018 July 11, 2018 August 1, 2018 September 5, 2018 October 3, 2018 November 7, 2018 December 5, 2018 In the event of inclement weather, please contact the office of the Downtown Manchester Special Services District at 860 645-2101 to confirm the meeting status.

4:00pm [4:00pm] Spruce Street Market Nights
Wednesdays, June 13 – October 17, RAIN OR SHINE! October 3rd Garden Workshop: Preparing for Spring; Music with Quoron Walker October 10th Music with Marmo & The Guinea Pigs October 17th – Final night of the season! Music with Driving Iris; “The Art of Food” artist meet and greet; Harvest Arrangements Demo. Call (860) 647-3089 for more information. Shop local and support Connecticut farmers, artists, and artisans. We accept SNAP and Senior/WIC FMNP Benefits. Double your SNAP dollars – spend $10; get $20 worth of CT Grown produce.

[6:30pm] East Side Neighborhood Block Watch
East Side Neighborhood Block Watch Note: Mayor Moran will join us at the Nov. 7 meeting! All residents living from Main Street east to Autumn Street and East Center Street South to Charter Oak Street are invited! Regular meetings are held the 1st Wednesday each month at East Side Neighborhood Resource Center. We welcome new members to join our current members to learn about their respective neighborhoods in town. For more info, contact Officer Hughes, Community Relations, 860-645-5500, or email hughesm@manchesterct.gov Location: East Side Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce St. Manchester

7:00pm [7:00pm] Community Meetings: Manchester Chief of Police
Manchester Chief of Police Community Meetings The Town of Manchester is currently recruiting for a Chief of Police. Over the next few weeks, there will be opportunities for residents to share their thoughts with Scott Shanley, General Manager, to provide input regarding the following three questions: What are the top three law enforcement challenges in Manchester? What should the new Chief’s highest priority be? What traits are best in a candidate for Chief of Police? Community Meeting Schedule: Thursday, September 20, 7:00 p.m. Martin School, 140 Dartmouth Road. Monday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. Whiton Library, 100 North Main Street. Wednesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m. Senior Center, 549 East Middle Tpke. Thursday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street. Unable to attend any of these Community Meetings? Email your input to Dmoore@manchesterct.gov