Saturday, June 8, 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

8:00am [8:00am] Manchester Women's Club Town Wide Tag Sale
Get the listing of locations & Items at: http://www.manchesterwomensclub.org

[9:00am] Bicycle Rodeo!!
Registration begins at 9:00a.m. with rodeo starting at 10:00 a.m. at no charge. Children must be accompanied by an adult and have a bicycle and helmet. Bikes will be inspected and if needed, a helmet will be provided at no charge. Food and drink will be provided for the children. Information: 860-646-9262

[9:00am] Manchester Land Conservation Trust Tag Sale- Donations Welcome
Accepting tag sale donations now through June 3 on most Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to benefit the Manchester Land Conservation Trust and its work to preserve open space lands. Drop donations off at the former cider barn – small items can be placed in the bin to the right of the barn – or contact the tag sale manager, Terry Parla, 860-643-1823. No TVs, encyclopedias, clothing. The actual tag sale runs from Friday, June 7 through Saturday, June 15, 9:00 to 2:00 each day, with 5,000 square feet of books, games, dishes, tools, furniture, near-antiques, etc.

[10:00am] CT Open House Day @ WORK_SPACE
This is an annual event when cultural organizations and tourism attractions throughout the state open their doors to Connecticut residents and invite them to discover — and rediscover the wealth of treasures offered right here in Connecticut. WORK_SPACE will be open for tours of its unique coworking commons and three art galleries. Exhibiting artist, Michelle Thomas, will be on site leading guests in artistic mask making tutorials. Registration not required. Free & Open to the Public RSVP: http://bit.ly/MasksCTopenhouse

[10:00am] LTM Cheney Hall Open House
THE LITTLE THEATRE OF MANCHESTER TO HOLD CHENEY HALL OPEN HOUSE The Little Theatre of Manchester at Cheney Hall (LTM) will host a Cheney Hall Open House on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm as part of Connecticut Open House Day 2019. Highlights of the Open House will include information about LTM programs and volunteer opportunities; a sneak peek of behind-the-scenes work with members of the production staff, and guided tours of the historic Cheney Hall, an 1867 /Victorian structure built as a theatre and cultural community facility for Manchester; For more information, please contact Cheney Hall at 177 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT, 860-647-9824, or dharris@cheneyhall.org. 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

[11:00am] Open Museum Day!
Open Museum Day! Visit these historic attractions - Open 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Activities are at: Mary Cheney Library 586 Main StreetLutz Children’s Museum 247 So. Main StreetConnecticut Firemen’s Historical Society Museum, 230 Pine Street And at the properties of the Manchester Historical Society: Cheney Homestead at 106 Hartford Road Old Manchester Museum, 126 Cedar StreeWoodbridge Barn and Grounds, backyard of 495 East Middle Turnpike Loom Room exhibit, enter at 199 Forest StreetPitkin Glass Works at the intersection of Parker and Putnam Streets in the Manchester Green section of town. Children are invited to dig for shards. There will be pictures and small items or sale as well. www.manchesterhistory.org

[11:00am] Romanian Festival!
Romanian Festival 2019 Romanian Orthodox Church 2 Winter St. Manchester, CT Experience Our Tradition Food Grilled Sausage w/fries Stuffed Cabbage Polenta w/cheese Fried Dough Sweet Breads Coffee and Desert Romanian Beer Music Dance a Hora KIDS'CORNER Face Painting Games Saturday June 8th 11AM-9PM Sunday June 9th 11AM-5PM

[12:00pm] Board Game Group For Adults!
The Silk City Board Game Group, hosted by the Manchester Public Library, will meet on Saturday June 8, 2019. Join us for a special afternoon with Steve Finn of Dr. Finn’s Games. He will have with him Waters of Nereus; Cosmic Run: Regeneration; and Cosmic Run: Mining Colony, as well as several prototypes. A variety of his other titles will be available to play as well. We are pleased to partner with The Time Machine to offer this free program. No registration required. Free light refreshments to be served. 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.

[12:00pm] Lutz Children's Museum Event
Touch-a-Truck & Open House Day – Saturday June 8 The Lutz Children’s Museum will offer free admission all day and a variety of big trucks outside for the hours between 12:00 – 3:00 PM.

[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

[2:00pm] Duck Race
2:00 p.m. Charter Oak Park Tickets: $5 per duck. Cash prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by the Manchester Lion's Club. Info: David at 860-645-6500 or 860-250-1500 e-Mail: David@dubaldo.com

[2:00pm] Rabies Clinic
Manchester Animal Control’s Annual Low Cost Rabies Clinic will be held Saturday June 8, 2019. $15.00 for each Rabies vaccination, Services are CASH ONLY. Please provide written proof of past Rabies vaccination to obtain a new three year Rabies certificate. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats in a carrier. Town Hall will be open for Manchester residents to purchase their dog license. Sponsored by Manchester Veterinary Clinic. **CT dog owners are required by law to purchase a dog license annually. Failure to make a dog license purchase annually may result in fines. Full details may be obtained by contacting Animal Control or your local Town Clerk. Questions please call: Manchester Animal Control at 860-645-5516.

[7:30pm] Manchester Symphony Orchestra
Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale presents: Beatles, Broadway and Beyond!

[8:00pm] LTM Presents: The Normal Heart
THE NORMAL HEART will run Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays June 7 to June 23 at Cheney Hall in Manchester, Connecticut. Tickets are $19 - $25, with a portion of all ticket sales going to AIDS CONNECTICUT AIDS CONNECTICUT’s mission, with its partners, is to increase Connecticut’s capacity to ensure that all people impacted by HIV/AIDS and related health issues have access to health, housing, and support services. . THE NORMAL HEART • Dates: June 7 – 23, 2019 • Times: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM / Sundays at 2 PM • Ticket Prices: $25 for VIP / $19 for General Seating (Student & Senior Discounts Available) • 2011 Tony Award – Best Revival of a Play. A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS crisis and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. THE NORMAL HEART follows Ned Weeks, an activist enraged at the apathy of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease. Hailed by critics as “riveting” (NEWSDAY) and “a great night at the theater” (New York Times). 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