Sunday, May 15, 2022
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8:00am [8:00am] Blood Drive Manchester
Knights of Columbus Councils 1155 and 573 are sponsoring a blood drive in May. We invite all friends to sign up for a donation time as soon as possible since May 15th is a Sunday and favorite donation times will fill up quickly. Blood can't be manufactured. It can only come from people like YOU! We have donation openings at our Red Cross blood drive on May 15th, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Assumption Church Hall, 27 Adams Street, Manchester, CT 06040. Schedule your appointment at rcblood.org/donate or contact robert.misage@snet.net, (860-559-2742) or robitaille1@cox.net, (860-830-1188). If on the website, select Donate and 06040 zip code. Scroll down the list of donation sites till you get to May 15th. Select Assumption Roman Catholic Church and pick your time.

[12:00pm] Opening of New Visitor Center
Join us for the Grand Opening of our new Visitor Center! Sunday, May 15, from noon to 2 p.m.! Join Manchester’s Mayor, Jay Moran, and the Woodbridge Farmstead Committee for speeches and a ribbon cutting officially opening our “new” old Visitor Center at 12:30 p.m. Afterwards check out the display inside our Visitor Center showing some of the history of the Manchester Green area. Then take a self-guided tour through our 18th century barn and a guided tour of our 1830s Woodbridge farmhouse. We are located at 495 East Middle Turnpike. Parking available off Woodbridge Street behind the barn and through the gate. Please be careful entering and exiting our parking area. Overflow parking is also available at the nearby Senior Center.

[1:00pm] Free Walk
Celebrating Center Memorial Park with a free history walk on Sunday, May 15 at 1:00 p.m., noting that May 15 is one of the “birthdays” of the park. Our one-hour walk will include visits to the D.A.R. fountain, 101 years old; the Civil War monument, 145 years old; and the Dancing Bear fountain, 113 years old. The park is part of the Main Street Historic District, which was listed on the National Register in 1996. Meet at the front steps of the Town Hall, 41 Center Street. Susan Barlow, Town Historian, will lead the walk to the monuments and special features of Center Memorial Park. Park behind or on the side of the Town Hall. Rain or shine, so bring an umbrella if needed. Sponsored by the Cheney Brothers National Historic Landmark District Commission. All welcome.