Saturday, February 2, 2019
Public Access

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6:00am [6:00am] GROUNDHOG DAY
CONNECTICUT’S ONLY OFFICIAL STATE GROUNDHOG MAKES PREDICTION SATURDAY 2/2/19 Only “Connecticut Chuckles” knows if it will be a long winter or an early spring here in the Nutmeg State. He makes his home at the Lutz Children’s Museum in Manchester, and he extends a formal invitation anyone who wants to witness his prediction. A crowd of dedicated fans join local dignitaries and the media each year to hear the prediction straight from the groundhog’s mouth. Luckily, the mayor speaks groundhog and will be present to translate. Groundhog Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means that you won’t need to rush to work or school immediately following the prediction. The museum will open to the public at 6:00 AM on Saturday 2/2/19. Coffee and breakfast foods will be served while we await his arrival at about 6:45 AM. This event is free and open to the public. Chuckles is approximately seven years old. He was severely injured in an altercation with a larger animal and received care at the Meigs Point Nature Center in Madison before moving to Manchester to begin his new career in meteorology. The Lutz Children’s Museum is a non-profit organization that has been offering educational programs for young children since 1953. Learn more about the museum at our website www.lutzmuseum.org. ***

10:00am [10:30am] Take Your Child to the Library Day
Take Your Child to the Library Day– Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, 10:30am at Mary Cheney Library. Celebrate Take Your Child to the Library Day with a fun photo opportunity with Pete the Cat! A craft will also be available during this program. Call 860-645-0577 for more info. Location: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St, Manchester, CT 06040

11:00am [11:00am] Imagine Main Street - Inside Market
Imagine Main Street, Manchester's monthly arts and cultural program, will hold its third annual Imagine Inside Market on Saturday, February 2nd. Vendors scheduled to appear include Normand Charlette Photography; Dina Pallozola - How Charming - jewelry; Amy Macione, bookmarks; Sue Peyton, yarn craft; Jill Boulrice, Soaps for Days; Laurie Fried, Milford Rocks - jewelry; Robin Simpson, Simpson Design - glass works; Sandi Plummer, Heart Art Crafts - jewelry; Mark Dressler, books; Helen Belkin, Pink Daffodil jewelry; Mark Fields, Mark's Woodworks; Carol Bower, Photo-Graphics; Shirley Ernst, crocheted items; Allison Corbett, wood items; 360 Federal Credit Union; Natura Amanti candles; Nicki Lee - paintings and sewn items; Elaine in the Sun - bags, pillows, embroidered denim; Mijumi Art - graphic design art; CT Designs - Old Manchester illustrations and author Elsa Kurt The Tea Round will provide a British tea, served on site and reservations are encouraged by calling 860-794-7942. Julian Valin of the band Never Look Back will entertain patrons with a wide variety of music. Imagine Main Street is a volunteer-driven organization that relies on a variety of financial resources to produce the year-round activities. Donations can be made, and information can be found, by checking on the website, or contacting them at info@imaginemainstreet.com.

[12:00pm] Board Game Group For Adults!
Board Game Group For Adults! Manchester, Ct February 2, 2019: The Silk City Board Game Group, hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will meet on Saturday February 2, 2019 from 12-4:30PM. Learn to play: Pandemic: Fall of Rome; 18 Lilliput; Cerebria; Fleet: The Dice Game; and a Valentine’s Day themed story telling game. Our extensive game library will also be available; no need to bring anything with you! 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: 860-645-0821or e-mail: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov. We look forward to sharing our love of board gaming with you! Visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org.