Saturday, May 4, 2019
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7:00am [7:00am] Annual Children & Senior Fishing Derby
Presented by Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation FISHING DERBY Saturday, May 4, 2019 Salters Pond, Lydall St 7-10 AM Free Registration Prizes Awarded Largest Fish in each age Bracket Sponsored in part by SBM Charitable Foundation, Manchester Lions Club, Mayors Foundation for Children

[8:00am] 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection
2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection The dates for the 2019 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: April 6, 2019 May 4, 2019 June 1, 2019 August 24, 2019 September 28, 2019 November 2, 2019 2019 Fall Outreach Collection: Saturday, October 19, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm - Somers, CT Location: 5 Vision Blvd., Somers, CT. The parking lot next to the Somers High School. Follow the signs. 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.) For complete details, call 860-647-3200 option 3, or visit: http://sanitation1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/household-hazardous-waste-collection/

[8:00am] Open House and Tag Sale

[9:00am] 20th Annual Family History Day and Genealogy Road Show
The 20th Annual Family History Day and Genealogy Road Show Returns to Manchester on May 4, 2019. Manchester Town Clerk, Joe Camposeo, welcomes you to attend this very special event at Manchester Town Hall. This event is open to everyone, from beginners and beyond and for anyone with a desire to learn more about family genealogy research in general, not just Manchester records. Those attending can sign up for a free thirty-minute consultation with a professional genealogist and member from the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council (CPGC). All those interested must sign up in advance for a consultation session with one of the professional genealogists. PLEASE CALL 860-647-3037 TO REGISTER. The genealogists participating have many years of experience and are very skilled at genealogy problem solving. This includes many facets of ancestry search and familiarity with the most current resources such as DNA. Their depth of knowledge covers virtually every country and every approach to understanding family history the world over. Bring your paperwork and your questions, and you will see and learn many new things about your family! For more information, please call the Manchester Town Clerk’s Office at 860-647-3037.

[10:30am] Kids Sock Puppet Workshop
The Manchester Art Association is sponsoring a Kids Sock Puppet Workshop for ages 6 and up. The workshop will be held at the Community Y on Saturday, May 4. Participants can create their own unique sock puppet and all materials are provided. The cost is $10.00 per person.Details and registration form are available at MAA’s website, manchesterart.org under “workshops.”

[12:30pm] Recipe Readers
Recipe Readers May 4, 2019 @ 12:30 pm at Mary Cheney Library, Howroyd Program Room Do you find yourself browsing through the cookbook section of your favorite library or bookstore? Do you like tasting new things and enjoy discussing them with others? Then we have just the program for you. Come to one of our “Recipe Readers ” events. This club will meet monthly on Saturday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:30. Each month a theme, author or cookbook will be chosen. Participants are asked to pick one recipe from the book(s) and come to the program with dish in hand on the date posted ready to discuss their experience. Dishes should arrive fully prepared and ready to share. This month theme/books choices are: The Enchilada Queen Cookbook by Sylvia Casares with Dotty Griffith. Registration Required. Questions contact mdaiuto@manchesterct.gov or call at 860-645-0821 http://library.townofmanchester.org

[1:00pm] 4th Annual Hit Pitch and Run Event
The Knights of Columbus Council 1155 in Manchester is sponsoring its 4rd annual Hit Pitch & Run event to be held at Illing Middle School on May 4th from 1 to 4 PM. Registration is from 1 to 1:30 PM. The competition is open to all boys and girls aged 7 through 14. Winners for Pitching, Hitting & Running and the All-Around winner will advance to the next sectional level of competition with the potential final winners advancing to team championships at MLB ballparks and to National Finals at the 2019 MLB All-Star week. For more information, please visit our website www.kofccouncil1155.org for registration forms and contact information.

[1:00pm] Hartford Symphony Orchestra at Lutz Children Museum
SATURDAY MAY 4TH AT 1:00 pm Please join us as an ensemble from the HSO visits the Lutz Children’s Museum. This community outreach by the orchestra is designed to give young children exposure to the music, performers and the instruments they play. After a family-friendly performance, children will get the opportunity to handle and play with instruments from four major instrument groups — brass, woodwinds, strings and percussion. This is a unique opportunity for children and anyone who appreciates music. Thanks to support from the HSO, this program is free with museum admission (or completely free to museum members

[6:20pm] Concert - UConn Chamber Singers
Concert - UConn Chamber Singers - Saturday, May 4 At 7:00 p.m. - The Friends of Music at Emanuel will present the UConn Chamber Singers at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 60 Church Street, Manchester, on Saturday, May 4th. The choir is comprised of 16 to 20 of UConn's most advanced vocal students and is known for its expressive and high-energy performances under the direction of Dr. Jamie Spillane. Program will feature music ranging from Renaissance classics to modern vocal jazz, as well as folk and world music, sung acappella, with particular focus on music of living composers. * * At 6:20 p.m. - Prior to the UConn Chamber Singers concert, Grace Helmke, a talented flutist from South Windsor High School, will perform Bach’s E minor Sonata (Movements 1 and 2); Poem by Charles Griffes; and Fantaisie by Philippe Gaubert. For the past two summers, Grace has played in the Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble. She also has been an instrumentalist in the New England Music Festival Orchestra. Concert is free; donations welcomed. Reception will follow in Luther Hall.