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  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Community Workshops
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[Registration Open] The Town of Manchester is offering a three-part community workshop series on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The series is designed to build a foundation for on-going learning related to diversity, race, bias, equity, and social justice. Topics include: Equity 101, Everyday Anti-Racism, and How to Have Conversations About Race, Bias, & Equity. Workshops occur March through June, with four opportunities to attend each topic. Weekday sessions are offered in the morning, afternoon, and evening. A condensed two-session Saturday morning session is also available. Space is limited. Register early to secure a seat. Register online at Manchester DEI Training https://survey.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9Kw8WJqfh5vJi7z or via phone at (860) 647-3089. Childcare is available for evening sessions only for toilet trained children age three and older. Advance registration at (860) 647-3089 is required for childcare. Contact Heidi@KJRConsulting with questions. Workshop Dates Equity 101 Workshop Mon., 3/25 - 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Wed., 3/27 – 9:00 AM – 12:00PM, Work_Space Wed., 3/27 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Sat., 4/6 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Work_Space Everyday Anti-Racism Workshop Sat., 4/6 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Work_Space (combined with Equity 101 on the same date) Tue., 4/9 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Wed., 4/10 - 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Thu., 4/11 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Eastside Resource Center How to Have Conversations Tue., 5/14 – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Manchester HS Wed., 5/15 – 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Work_Space Tue., 6/4 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Work_Space Sat., 6/8 – 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Eastside Resource Center

Tell Us Your Story
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The Manchester Public Library in celebration of National Library Week (April 7-13, 2019) invites the public to tell us their library story on April 9, 10, or 11 . As part of a new oral history initiative, we want to hear and record on video your favorite Manchester Public Library story. From reading in the stacks, to checking out your favorite DVDs, we want to hear what you love about the Manchester Public Library. The compiled video will be on our website and other media sources. For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.

R.E.A.D. to a Dog with Andy & Grant
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Andy and Grant are registered therapy dogs and reading education assistance dogs; they are very experienced with children and great listeners! Be sure to stop by for this great opportunity for children to practice their reading skills. 3:30-4pm for Pre-K to Grade 1 4:15-4:45pm for Grades 2-4 Information: Call 860-645-0577

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1:00pm [1:00pm] Food Share
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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.

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6:00pm [6:00pm] Alzheimer’s Support Group
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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.

[6:30pm] MAKE-IT Art Workshops
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Intro to Origami with Ben Parker. Learn about the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Program fee $32.00. Workshop meets 2nd Wednesday of every month.

[6:30pm] Town Wide Block Watch
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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

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