Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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10:00am [10:00am] Focus Group for Seniors
Manchester Human Services is inviting residents over the age of 60 to participate in a Senior Needs focus group. The Town is seeking input from our older adult residents to help guide us as we plan for future programming and services. Groups will be held at the Manchester Senior Center (549 East Middle Turnpike) on Tuesday, May 21st at 10am and 12:30pm and on Thursday, May 23rd at 12:30pm. Anyone who is interested in participating should call the Senior Center at 860-647-3211 to RSVP as space is limited.

12:00pm [12:00pm] Retired Teachers Association Meeting
The Retired Teachers of Manchester will be honoring retiring teachers at the May 21 luncheon at the Manchester Country Club at 12 noon. All retired teachers are welcome to become members of the organization. Cost is $20.00 for two years. If you have any questions, contact Ginny Schneider, President, at 860-454-4540 or email vschneid@comcast.net

[12:10pm] Ted Talk Tuesday
TED TALK Tuesday: Mental Health At this monthly networking event professionals gather to watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the topic, and then eat cake. Cake and beverages provided. In honor of mental health awareness month, WORK_SPACE is partnering with Mental Health Connecticut to screen two short videos that approach the topic of mental health with energy and humor. WORK_SPACE 903 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040 May 21, 2019 | 12:15 pm Ė 1 pm | Free & Open to the Public RSVP Here: http://bit.ly/MAYted2019

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 Ė itís a great way to recycle your kitchen and yard waste. It may seem complicated, but itís 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.

7:00pm [7:00pm] Conservation Commission Meeting
The following is a schedule of meetings to be held by the Manchester Conservation Commission. Meetings take place on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Directorsí Room, 494 Main Street, Manchester, Connecticut. The Commission does not meet in July or August. MEETING DATES February 19, 2019 March 19, 2019 April 16, 2019 May 21, 2019 June 18, 2019 September 17, 2019 October 15, 2019 November 19, 2019 December 17, 2019 January 21, 2020 The Conservation Commission approved this schedule on November 20, 2018.