Saturday, October 13, 2018
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  Downtown Scarecrow Festival
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.

Attention Crafters!
Attention Crafters! Second Congregational Church will hold its annual New England Country Fair on Sat. Oct. 20 and we are looking for crafters. Please contact the church at 860-649-2863 or Matt 860-890-7328.

8:00am [8:00am] 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The dates for the 2018 HHW collection schedule are listed below. The annual collection date postcard (printed on yellow cardstock paper and sent via U.S. Mail first class every spring), is scheduled to be mailed out every year in March. CREOC HHW Collection Events in Manchester, CT at 321 Olcott St facility: 1. Saturday, April 7th 2. Saturday, May 5th 3. Saturday, June 2nd 4. Saturday, August 25th 5. Saturday, September 29th 6. Saturday, October 27th Fall Outreach Collection: Saturday, October 13th - Stafford, CT Location All collections are held on Saturdays and are open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Manchester Location: 321 Olcott Street, Manchester (Exit 1 from 384, follow Spencer Street for 0.9 miles. Turn left on Olcott Street. Follow signs to Facility.) Stafford Location: 210 East Street, (Route 19) Stafford, CT. This is the Stafford Highway Department garage. For complete details, call 860-647-3200 option 3, or visit: http://sanitation1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/household-hazardous-waste-collection/

[8:00am] Manchester Farmers Market
Manchester Farmers Market July 7th – October 27th every Saturday rain or shine, 8:00am-12:30pm. Fresh local fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, honey etc. WIC Coupons accepted. Call for more info: 860-643-2207. Location: Town parking lot at corner of Main St. and Forest St., Manchester

[8:30am] Pediatric & Adult First Aid & CPR
Pediatric & Adult First Aid & CPR for Child care Providers. The class is ideal for daycare providers, new parents, teachers, babysitters, and coaches. Payment can be made the morning of the class. We accept cash or check. The class is generally taught the second Saturday of every month at 8:30a.m. at the Fire Station:second floor, 75 Center St. All interested students should e-mail: DawnS.CPR@gmail.com. Include home address, name (as they would like it to appear on their certificate), phone number, and name of class.

[10:00am] Historic Manchester Homes Tour
Save the date of Saturday, October 13 for a House Tour of beautiful and historic Manchester homes to benefit the Manchester Sculpture Project. Six homes in three parts of town will be included in the event which will run from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Homes are located on historic streets which celebrate the charm of Manchester including Comstock Road, Boulder Road, and Forest Street. Tickets will go on sale beginning Sept. 13th. Tickets will be available for $35.00 in advance at E.M. Dougan Art & Framing, Woodland Gardens and the Town of Manchester Customer Service and Information Center. Tickets will be available for $40.00 on the day of the event, at a location to be announced. Attendees must be at least 16 years of age. Docents will be available at each location to share information about the home and its history in the community. Music by many of the area's fine musicians will accompany the tour. The Manchester Sculpture Project committee has been working for two years to raise funds to erect three life size bronze sculptures, with Olympian, four time Manchester Road Race winner and Manchester native Joe McCluskey as the first to be honored. His statue will stand across from Highland Park Market along the Road Race route. He is widely regarded as one of Manchester's greatest athletes. The statue is being created by Manchester native, Michael Keropian. Information about the event can be obtained by calling 860-913-0523 or on the Manchester Sculpture Project's Facebook page.

[12:00pm] Indie Author Day
The Manchester Public Library will host Indie Author Day. Indie Author Day will feature the talents of local authors who have either self-published or gone through small press publishing houses. From 12-1pm the authors will share their experiences and knowledge on a variety of topics in a panel-style discussion. From 1-3pm the public is invited to meet and greet the authors, learn more about their works, and purchase their books that can be signed. Featured authors include: Hanna Marcus, Susan Olesen, Steven Leshin, Britt Leigh, John Eric Ellison, and Mike Sposito. No registration required for this free event. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.

[1:00pm] Wit and Wisdom Poets Club
Wit and Wisdom Poetry club is looking for new and established poets. Club meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month! Meetings are held at Arbors of Hop Brook, 403 West Center Street, Manchester CT. For more information contact Linda Richardson 860-965-6288