Saturday, May 11, 2019
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  Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Community Workshops
[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 Sat., 5/11 - 8:30 AM - 12:30 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

First Aid & CPR
First Aid & CPR for Daycare Providers http://www.trainingcentertechnologies.com/ManchesterCPR/CourseEnrollment.aspx

8:00am [8:00am] May Fair
May Fair at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 41 Park St. We will hold our annual May Fair on Saturday, May 11th from 8 a.m. to noon. The fair features a HUGE tag sale with a variety of collectibles & treasures, plants, bake shop, café, books & DVD’s, CD’s & records, jewelry, electronics, toys and more. Come rain or shine and discover that hidden treasure or true bargain. Admission is free, but a non-perishable food item for the MACC food pantry would be greatly appreciated. Doors will open at 8 a.m. – no early birds please. For additional information, call St. Mary’s at (860) 649-4583 or visit www.stmarysct.org

9:00am [9:00am] Senior Center Plant Sale
Senior Center Plant Sale Saturday, May 11th @ 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. – RAIN or SHINE! – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Our talented “Greenhouse Volunteers” guided by our experienced horticultural specialist will provide us with a magnificent selection of plants for sale. This event is conducted behind the Senior Center in the parking lot on Saturday, May 11th. Select from a huge assortment of hanging baskets, flowers, vegetables, herbs and much more. Purchase a Mother’s Day gift or a gift for yourself to plant in your own garden. You will not be disappointed.

[11:00am] Block Party!!!
Are you ready to PARTY?! Join us for our annual community Block Party on Saturday, May 11th. With bounce houses, face painting, bubble soccer, two bike giveaways, free food, a giant ROCK WALL and a PETTING ZOO...there's something for the whole family! It's all happening at FAITH Tabernacle Road. Did we mention it's absolutely FREE?! See you there!

[11:00am] Pete the Cat
A TheaterWorksUSA Production Book and Lyrics by Sarah Hammond Music by Will Aronson. Based on the Pete the Cat series of books by Kimberly and James Dean Theatre For Children Pre-K Through 3 Grade. $6.00 General Seating For Pete the Cat, life is an adventure no matter where you wind up. So the minute the groovy blue cat meets The Biddles, he gets the whole family rocking. That is, except for young Jimmy Biddle, the most organized second grader on planet Earth. Join Jimmy and Pete on an adventure of friendship, all the way to Paris and back in a VW Bus!

[12:00pm] Board Game Group For Adults!
The Silk City Board Game Group, hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will meet on Saturday May 11, 2019 from 12-4:30PM. Learn to play: Expancity with designer Alex Cutler; Cauldron: Bubble and Boil with designer Robert Allen Booth; Lignum; Cuba Libre; and Gloom of Kilforth. 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 free program. No registration required. 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.

[1:00pm] Wit and Wisdom Poetry Club
Wit and Wisdom Poetry club is looking for new and established poets. Club meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month! Meetings are held at Arbors of Hop Brook, 403 West Center Street, Manchester CT. For more information contact Linda Richardson 860-965-6288

8:00pm [8:00pm] Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet
$23.00 General Seating $30.00 Cabaret Seating For Cabaret Seating only: seating includes a free beverage and small cabaret tables located in the front portion of the hall. Breathing New Life Into Jazz Classics Pianist and composer Eric Mintel formed his quartet in 1993 and has accumulated a host of accolades since then—everything from performing at the White House to being a featured guest in 2005 on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR. “Just Around The Corner” is Mintel’s tenth CD and the most fully realized effort from this impressive artist. Nelson Hill on alto and soprano saxophone, electric bassist Jack Hegyi, and drummer Dave Mohn round out the Eric Mintel Quartet.