Saturday, October 27, 2018
Public Access

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  10th Annual Downtown Manchester Scarecrow Festival
View scarecrow creations of all kinds displayed along Main Street created by individuals, businesses students and groups. Vote for your favorite scarecrow at select downtown businesses beginning Oct. 13 through Oct. 25 or on facebook.com/DowntownManchesterScarecrowFestival For more info: Downtown Manchester Special Services District 860 645-2101.

Jay Howroyd Fitness Trail Dedication Postponed to 11/3
Jay Howroyd Fitness Trail Dedication Postponed to Saturday, November 3rd at 10:00 a.m. The dedication ceremony for the Jay Howroyd Fitness Trail scheduled for Saturday, October 27th at 9 a.m. has been postponed to Saturday, November 3rd, due to projected inclement weather. The new Jay Howroyd Fitness Trail is located at Union Pond Park on North School Street. Parking is at the North School Street lot at Robertson Park (directly across from Union Pond Park) The One Mile Family Fun Costume run scheduled in conjunction with the October 27th dedication will be cancelled and not rescheduled.

Halloween Festival at Woodbridge Farmstead Cancelled
The Manchester Historical Society hosts a Halloween Festival has been cancelled due to the weather forecasted for Saturday, October 27 at Woodbridge Farmstead.

Halloween Happenings Postponed to Nov. 3rd
Due to forecasted heavy rain and winds the outdoor activities taking place as a part of Halloween Happenings, A Safe Downtown Manchester Trick-or-Treat will be postponed to Saturday, Nov. 3. The following indoor activity WILL TAKE PLACE as scheduled on Oct. 27 : 10:30-11:30 inside at the Mary Cheney Library - Danny Magic - A Fun Comedy Magic Show. The following outdoor activities have been POSTPONED to Saturday, Nov. 3: 10am-11:30pm - Chalk the Walk at Center Memorial Park 11:30am-1pm - Pumpkin Decorating for Children at the Manchester Antiques Mall, 811 Main St. 11:30am-1pm - Safe Children's Downtown Trick-or-Treat at Downtown businesses displaying a "Welcome Trick-or-Treaters sign. 1:15pm - Downtown Trick-or-Treat Group Photo in Center Memorial Park by John Garaventa. For info call 860 645-2101 or check our Facebook post at Downtown Manchester Special Services District

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

[10:30am] Danny Magic Family Program
A fun comedy magic show for kids and kids at heart. For more information please call 860-645-0577 or visit our website.

[12:00pm] Silk City Board Game Group for Adults
The Silk City Board Game Group, hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will meet on Saturday October 27, 2018 from 12-4:30PM. We will be joined by special guest, Smirk & Dagger Games, a board game publisher from Sandy Hook, CT. They will have a variety of games from their line, including Tower of Madness; Koi; Nut So Fast; Before There Were Stars; as well as some game prototypes. We are pleased to partner with The Time Machine to offer this program. No registration required. Free program! Free light refreshments to be served. This event starts at 12PM in the Howroyd Program Room and will last until 4:30PM. The library is located at 586 Main Street, Manchester, CT. For more information about this group, please contact Jenn Bartlett at: 860-645-0821 or e-mail: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov. We look forward to sharing our love of board gaming with you! No registration required for this free event. For more information, please call 860-645-0821 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org.

[1:00pm] Library Event for Adults
Repurpose a Book into a Hedgehog The Manchester Public Library on 586 Main Street will have a “pop-up” book craft event on Saturday, October 27th, 2018 from 1-3pm in the main lobby. Participants will be able to learn the art of paper folding, turning a used book into a decorative hedgehog. All materials will be provided. For age 18 and older. No registration required for this free event. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-643-2471 or visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org