Tuesday, May 14, 2019
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  Board of Directors Meeting CANCELLED
NOTICE REGULAR MEETING CANCELLATION Tuesday, May 14, 2019 The second meeting of the month of May 2019 of the Board of Directors has been cancelled. Next meeting is Tuesday June 4, 2019

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

9:00am [9:00am] Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers)
Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) Join us at MOPs (Mothers of Preschoolers) and MOMSnext! All mothers from those with children at home are welcome. Join us for time to chat and learn with other moms, a hot breakfast with coffee and safe and fun childcare for your little ones. Motherhood is hard, but you don't have to do it alone. Find community at MOPs! Meetings are held at Trinity Covenant Church (302 Hackmatack St) from 9-11:30 on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.

[9:00am] Mobile Food Share
The mobile Food Share will be in the Manchester area on alternate Tuesdays, from 9:00-9:30am. Come early, this is open to the public. Bring a sturdy grocery bag! This program is made possible by FoodShare and Winn Residential-Resident Service Program. For moreinformation call 860-646-1280. Squire Village - 1st Parking lot off of Imperial Dr. #78

[10:00am] Genealogy Group
The Historical Society's Genealogy Group will meet at the History Center for a "Save, Organize, Share" event about safeguarding your important photos and documents to secure your memories for generations. Tammy Jo Kirby will present a process for organizing, digitizing, and protecting your one-of-a-kind artifacts. The public is invited! Our genealogy meetings are for both amateur and more experienced genealogists, as we explore topics in genealogy, helping each other with research and in overcoming roadblocks. The Genealogy Group is a benefit of Historical Society membership; non-members are invited to join the Society (but also welcome to attend for $3.00 fee per meeting). The group usually meets on the second Tuesday of the month, except December, July, August. Visit Genealogy Page to find out more about the group, contact the coordinators, or read information about previous meetings and presentations.

[11:00am] Vascular Disease Presentation
Vascular Disease Presentation On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 11:00, Dr. Jeffrey Ranaudo a Board-Certified general and vascular Surgeon will discuss vascular disease, what to look for, how your Doctor diagnoses it and some of the newest treatments. Free ultra-sound screening will be offered following the presentation at the Manchester Senior Center from 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Space is limited so please sign up early. Call the Manchester Health Department at (860) 647-3173 to register and schedule an appointment.

5:00pm [5:30pm] Manchester Conservation Land Trust Annual Dinner
The Manchester Conservation Land Trust’s annual dinner meeting will be held Tuesday, May 14 at the Manchester Country Club. Social time at 5:30, buffet dinner at 6:00 p.m. $28.00 for Land Trust members and $30.00 for non-members. After dinner and a short business meeting, Horizon Wings, Raptor Rehabilitation and Education, will bring some of their rehabilitated birds and describe their work and mission. Make checks payable to Manchester Land Conservation Trust; mail to the Trust, c/o Barlow law office, 172 East Center St., Manchester, CT 06040. The Land Trust is an all-volunteer organization, founded in 1972 to conserve open space land. A printable invitation is on the events page of the Trust’s website.

6:00pm [6:30pm] Free Gardening Programs
The Whiton Branch Library will host a series of free gardening programs in conjunction with UCONN Master Gardeners on Tuesdays in May 2019 at 6:30PM. May 7 Sustainable Gardening Sarah Bailey When you garden sustainably, you not only keep the environment healthy, you have fewer ongoing chores in your garden! Learn best management practices for your plants that will enrich your landscape, reduce your chores and result in a garden with fewer pests and diseases. Sarah Bailey is a Certified Advanced Master Gardener and a Connecticut Accredited Nursery Professional. She has worked in the horticultural industry for more than two decades as, variously, a retail nursery manager, a private gardener and garden designer, and a consultant for several landscape firms. May 14 Color in the Garden Susan St. John Some gardens just stand out no matter what time of year it is. They maintain a strong visual image, yet always look different and fresh as the seasons progress. One of the secrets to creating a pleasing and inspiring garden is color. How color works, and the different ways to use it in your garden will be the topic on May 14. How color interacts, relating it to the seasons, and how to develop effective color progression in your garden will all be discussed. Susan St. John is a Connecticut Certified Advanced Master Gardener since 2005. May 21 Composting Christie Kuriger Compost is not only good for the garden – it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen and yard waste. It may seem complicated, but it’s really quite straightforward. Christie will demystify the process and show you how you can enrich your garden with what you already have. Christie Kuriger is a Connecticut Certified Advanced Master Gardener since 2017. The library is located at 100 North Main Street, Manchester, CT. For more information about this program, please contact Jenn Bartlett at: 860-645-0821or e-mail: jbartlett@manchesterct.gov. Visit the library website at http://library.townofmanchester.org.

[6:30pm] Manchester Women's Club
Regular meetings of the Women's Club will now be held on the second Tuesday of every month, September-June. At 6:30pm in the Room 199 at Manchester High School. Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Tuesday, February 12, 2019 CANCELLED Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Tuesday, December 10, 2019 https://www.manchesterwomensclub.org

[6:30pm] VFW Monthly Meetings
The VFW Post 2046 will meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month except July and August. The meetings are held at the Army & Navy Club.

7:00pm [7:00pm] LTM'S Reading @7
LTM’s Popular Play Reading Series Continues with: OTHER DESERT CITIES by John Robin Baitz May 14th, 2019 It’s Christmas Eve 2004, when Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her parents, her brother, and her aunt. Brooke, a novelist, declares to her well-bred and respected republican family that her next book, set to publish in a few short months, is actually a tell-all memoir. About Evenings@7 Evenings@7 offers FREE presentations of intimate script-in-hand play readings. Open to the public, these ONE-NIGHT ONLY performances are part of Little Theatre’s mission to develop art and artists. Shows are open to the public & free of charge, however, donations are gladly accepted. For more information regarding, call the Box Office at 860-647-9824. STAY IN TOUCH Sign up for LTM's e-newsletter to get interesting news and event updates delivered right to your inbox: www.cheneyhall.org/enews

[7:00pm] Paint Night
Manchester Elks Lodge #1893, 30 Bissell Street, 860. 646. 9262. Paint Night, 7:00pm $35 Per Person pre-purchased tickets are required. Tickets and sign up available at the Lodge. Includes all supplies and pot luck refreshments. Sign up early it’s sure to sell out.