Wednesday, February 13, 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.

6:00pm [6:00pm] Alzheimer’s Support Group
An Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group will be held at the Manchester Senior Center on the 2nd Wednesday each month. Any caregiver, family, friend or person affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s is welcome to attend. There is no charge. Call Ed Paquette at 860-647-3093 for more information.

Stop by the library with your technology questions. No Registration required. For more information contact Michelle at 860-645-0821 or mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov.

[6:30pm] MAKE-IT Art Workshops
Intro to Alcohol Ink Painting with Charlene Misuraca Create beautiful designs by mixing different mediums and colors with alcohol to produce this mesmerizing effect. Leave with a beautiful piece of artwork. Program fee $32.00

[6:30pm] Town Wide Block Watch
All residents living in the Meadowbrook Area; Waddell Area; Strant Street Area; St. John Area; West Side Area and Bunce Drive Area: Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on East Middle Turnpike. 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