Saturday, May 21, 2022
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  Community Clean Up and Shred Event
This event provides the residents of Manchester an opportunity to clean out their unwanted household goods at no cost. The Community Clean Up and Shred event will take place at the Public Works Transfer Station. The clean-up event hours will be 7:30 – 3:00 PM. The shred event hours will be 9:00 – 12:00PM (or until full). This event is for Manchester residents only and a valid Manchester identification is required to participate in the event. Due to the expected turnout and the limited space in the transfer station, the use of box trucks of any size will not be permitted. Residents can still rent a van or pick-up truck from the rental locations. The use of any commercially branded or style vehicle or trailer will not be permitted for this event and will not be able to participate in the event. For complete details on this event, please visit:

Halfway to Turkey Day 5k AND the Spring Street Mile
Manchester Running Company is pleased to bring you the return of the Halfway to Turkey Day 5k and also the Spring Street Mile on May 21! For more information please contact us via email at: manchesterrunningcompany@gmail.com or visit https://manchesterrunningcompany.com/ Register Online Today!

9:00am [9:00am] Can and Bottle Drive
The Knights of Columbus Council 1155 will be collecting refundable cans and bottles on Saturday, May 21, 2022 in St. James church parking lot, 896 Main Street, Manchester CT, from 9 am – 12 noon. All proceeds will be used to support council charitable activities. For more information please contact Grand Knight Bob Misage at 860-559-2742. Thanks in advance for helping ‘the Knights’ help others.

[9:00am] Land Trust Tag Sale
A giant tag sale will benefit the Manchester Land Conservation Trust and its work to preserve open space lands. Shop Friday, May 20 through Saturday, May 28 from 9:00 to 3:00 each day. At 330 Bush Hill Road, Manchester, in the old cider barn on our farm property. Browse through 5,000 square feet of books, games, dishes, tools, artwork, curiosities, furniture, machinery, household and sports items. Info: www.manchesterlandtrust.org.

[10:00am] Community Shred Event Sponsored by Mc Cabe & Associates
Community Shred Event Sponsored by Mc Cabe & Associates Saturday, May 21, 2022 10 am-1 pm (Rain Date is June 11th) at 935 Main Street - Watkins Centre Manchester CT. Please limit 2 boxes per family. Boxes can’t be left at the event. Beverages and pastries will be served. This complimentary event is extended to our clients, their friends and families, and local residents. To help protect yourself from fraud and identity theft, you are welcome to bring in personal documents such as old bank statements, tax returns, receipts, credit card applications, and outdated medical records—to be safely shredded.

[2:00pm] Planter Craft
Saturday, May 21, 2022, 2:00pm Manchester Public Library, 586 Main Street Upcycle Planter Create a planter using recycled cans and mod podge. Each participant will go home with an annual flower. Free craft for adults, please call our reference desk at 860-645-0821 to secure your spot. http://library.townofmanchester.org

5:00pm [5:00pm] Family Paint Night at the Lutz!
Join artist Karen Israel for a family night! Karen's work has been included in a traveling exhibit at the Lyman Allyn Museum, the New Haven Museum, and the Connecticut River Museum. It is part of the permanent collection New Haven Paint and Clay. All materials and instruction will be provided to make an acrylic masterpiece. Ages 9 and up. $45/person, family of 1-2 people, $40/person, family of 3 people, $35/person, family of 4 or more. Call 860-643-0949 to register.

8:00pm [8:00pm] History TV Show: The World of Charles Adams Platt
Keith N. Morgan, a 59-minute television show of an illustrated program about artist and architect Charles Adams Platt (1861-1933), who had a national reputation as an etcher, painter, landscape designer, and architect. Platt was a member of the Cheney family and is buried in the family cemetery in Manchester. Keith N. Morgan, author, scholar, and professor of the history of art and architecture at Boston University, presented the lecture in June 2016, discussing Platt’s multiple careers and his work for the nation at large, as well as for Cheney family members in Manchester – including several of the mansions on the Great Lawn along Hartford Road. You can watch this month's show on Channel 15 Saturdays at noon and 8:00 p.m. throughout the month (the show changes each month).