Wednesday, January 30, 2019
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  Dismantling Racism
Dismantling Racism 3 Churches in Manchester: Dismantling Racism Work continues with “Waking Up White” Three churches have joined forces St. Mary’s Episcopal, Concordia Lutheran, and Emanuel Lutheran churches to hold a series of programs exploring systemic racism and seeking ways to dismantle it. St. Mary’s and its partner churches will continue that effort this year with a discussion series based on the book, “Waking up White” by Debby Irving. “My hope,” Irving says, “is that by sharing my sometimes cringeworthy struggle to understand racism and racial tensions, I offer a fresh perspective on bias, stereotypes, manners, and tolerance. “ The series will consist of three identical three-session programs, offered with a choice of days, times and locations. All are welcome and REGISTRATION is REQUIRED ahead of session start date by calling St. Mary’s at 860.649.4583. Here’s the schedule: Sunday afternoon program: Dates: Feb. 3, Feb. 17, March 3, Snow date: March 17 Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m. (no meal). Location: St. Mary’s – 41 Park Street, Manchester The last date to register is Thursday, January 30th. Wednesday daytime program: Dates: Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March 27, Snow date: April 10 Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m. (brown bag lunch). Location: Concordia Lutheran - 40 Pitkin St, Manchester The last date to register is Monday, January 28th. Wednesday evening program: Dates: Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, Snow date: May 8 Time: 6:30 to 8 p.m. (no meal). Location: Emanuel Lutheran - 60 Church St, Manchester, CT 06040 The last date to register is Monday, February 11th. “Waking up White” may be borrowed from Cheney Library in Manchester, and other libraries or purchased from any bookseller. (Fifty percent of profits go to charities addressing issues of racial inequity, according to Irving’s website.) St. Mary’s does have a small supply of books that can be borrowed on a first come, first serve basis. To Register: those wishing to attend any of the three sessions must register by the registration date by calling St. Mary’s Episcopal Church (leaving your name, number, email, and session) at 860.649.4583. We look forward to the conversation!

1:00pm [1:00pm] Food Share
There is a mobile food share at New River Community Church,every other Wednesday from 1:00 - 1:30pm. This program provides primarily fresh fruits and vegetables to individuals & families in need. For more information, call New River Church at 860-648-2970 or Foodshare at 860-286-9999. Please bring your own bags.

7:00pm [7:00pm] THE NOT SO 'YA' BOOKCLUB
A Book of Lies by Teri Terry When identical twins tell each other lies, the result could be deadly. Piper has led a posh life in Winchester, England, with loving parents, popularity in school, and boyfriend Zak (the only character of color) at her beck and call. Her identical twin, Quinn, was raised by their eccentric, fortuneteller grandmother in remote Dartmoor, never attended school, and only saw their mother, Isobel, sparingly. Because Isobel kept them separated, the 17-year-olds first meet at her funeral. Quinn wants to know all about the father she never had; Piper wants to know Quinn’s mysterious background. The twins’ mutual curiosity and suspicion instantly set a mood of intrigue in this thriller, which alternates their perspectives in short, first-person chapters. Reluctantly agreeing to work together to piece together their pasts, Piper and Quinn discover a bond forged through shared dreams of darkness, an inheritance, and a family curse. Readers must constantly guess who is manipulating whom as secrets and lies mount in an effort to claim the inheritance—by any means necessary. Murky bogs, stormy moors, haunted woods, and supernatural beings add to the intensity and sinister atmosphere. No Registration Required. Copies of the book are available at both library buildings. This is a free program and no registration is required. For more information contact Michelle at 860-645-0821 or mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov

[7:00pm] Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
The following is a list of public hearings to be held by the Zoning Board of Appeals. The meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut. A business meeting will follow the close of the public hearings. January 30, 2019 (changed from January 23, 2019) February 27, 2019 (CANCELLED) March 27, 2019 (CANCELLED) April 24, 2019 (Cancelled) May 29, 2019 June 26, 2019 July 24, 2019 September 25, 2019 October 23, 2019 December 4, 2019 January 15, 2020