The Mark of Printing Excellence www.alliedprinting.com headquarters ct: 860.643.1101 toll free: 800.225.8777 fax ct: 860.646.7954 one allied way p.o. box 850 manchester, connecticut 06045-0850 allied printing services, inc. It’s the 22nd Annual Pride in Manchester Week and everyone is invited! Please mark your calendars for this special week of FREE activities and fun for all ages! SATURDAY June 1 - SATURDAY June 8 2013 Special thanks to our major sponsors: Allied Printing • DRC FM • First Niagara Bank • Journal Inquirer • SBM Charitable Foundation • Town of Manchester 22nd Annual Black indicates free Pride events Green indicates independently sponsored events (some fees may apply) All activities are FREE except as noted with * SATURDAY June 1 Joseph D. Negri Concert in the Park Our Pride Week kick-off event! Live music in Center Memorial Park. Opening Act - The Shaded Soul Band - 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Headliner– Orange Crush - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ® Free admission. Bring chairs, sweatshirts and blankets. ® Face-painting with “Painted Faces,” by Laurie Hessler. ® Food will be available to purchase from local food vendors and restaurants. ® DRC FM will be on-site with music, giveaways and much more! Center Memorial Park is located in Downtown Manchester (near Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main Street). Plenty of free parking behind Town Hall and in the Municipal lot on Pearl Street, as well as side streets. ® Connecticut Trails Day free 3.5-mile Laurel Marsh hike at 9:45 a.m., starting at Laurel Marsh parking lot near exit 60 of I-84, across from Cheney Technical School. Some hills, but mostly flat. Takes about 2.5 hours, with commentary by Barry Resnick of the Appalachian Mountain Club. ® Connecticut Trails Day free family history hike 1:00 p.m. at Center Springs Park, starting at parking lot at 39 Lodge Drive. Come explore this 55-acre urban park in the geographical center of town. A fairly easy, but hilly, walk on the one-mile loop trail around the park, with an optional walk to the Cheney railroad, about an additional halfmile round trip. TRAFFIC ALERT: Edgerton Street is closed from Center Street, so cars must enter from Main Street at Bigelow Street. Open to all. Extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please. SUNDAY New England’s premier 80’s tribute dance party band. June 2 ® “ SHOW IN THE PARK” Manchester Art Association’s 40th Annual Art Fair, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at CENTER MEMORIAL PARK, downtown Main Street. Original art, crafts, antiques, music and food. Free admission. Rain or shine. For more information: www.manchesterart.org. ® Music and café: Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street, presents its evening music series (also 7/7 & 8/4) from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., with popup art gallery, on the patio, inside if rain. Info, call 860-647-3089. MONDAY June 3 ® Free history walk at the Cheney Family Cemetery on East Center Street at 5:30 p.m. Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, Executive Director of the Connecticut Gravestone Network, and Susan Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society will lead this one-hour walk with commentary about the gravestones and cemetery. Rain or shine. Park along Harrison Street, and meet at the wrought-iron gate on East Center Street. Questions: Ruth Shapleigh-Brown, 860-643-5652. TUESDAY Known all over New England for their stage show and versatility in musical styles ranging from the 40’s big band music to the top 40 of today. June 4 Heritage Day, sponsored by the SBM Charitable Foundation. SATURDAY June 8 Heritage Day • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free activities for young and old, celebrating the history of Manchester and its interest in the arts and education. 10:00 a.m. Welcoming guests with music and coffee on the patio at Cheney Hall. 10:30 a.m. Opening Ceremonies with distinguished guests, Hometown Heroes being honored, Manchester Fire Department Honor Guard and guest speaker Jason Scappaticci, Coordinator of Transitional Programs, Manchester Community College 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Park at the Hall and pick up the free shuttle to visit all the S.H.A.R.E. sites. Noon Free walk on the Great Lawn, led by Susan Barlow and Tom Ferguson of the Manchester Historical Society. View the town-owned nine acres facing Hartford Road. Meet at 199 Forest Street, the Historical Society’s Loom exhibit entrance, near the intersection of Elm St. With permission from a mansion owner, we’ll cross their private property for this special walking tour. The walk, over rough and hilly terrain, will take about 75 minutes, with commentary on the history of the area. The walk will end at the Cheney Homestead on Hartford Road. Senior Dance from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.at the Senior Center at 549 East Middle Turnpike. Live music by the Stan Scott Band. Free admission but tickets are required; they’ll be available starting in mid-May at the Senior Center and Customer Service area at Town Hall, 41 Center Street. Young people are invited to attend and learn dance steps; light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by First Niagara Bank. ® Cornerstone Art Show 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Cornerstone Christian School, 236 Main Street. A student guide will take you on a tour of our “gallery” of original artwork, featuring work by student and adult members of the Cornerstone community. Info, 860-643-0792. WEDNESDAY June 5 ® 3rd Annual Highland Park Families Foundation Golf Tournament Manchester Country Club, 305 South Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040. Contact Molly Devanney at 860-646-4277 or [email protected] for tee times. ® Celtic Vespers at St. Mary’s Church, 41 Park St. at 7:00 p.m., with a public dinner in the parish hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. (nominal charge for dinner). The candle-lit Celtic Vespers service features prayers and music of Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales and is steeped in tradition, inviting one to enter into a place of rest, prayer and reflection. The service is free and open to the public. For info, phone 860-649-4583. THURSDAY June 6 Imagine Main St./Strollin’ on Main Downtown Manchester, 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Imagine Main Street celebrates its first anniversary with • Art–High school and elementary school students’ artwork exhibited in store fronts • Music–by bands throughout Downtown, inside and outside buildings • Yoga in Center Park sponsored by local studios • MCC on Main showcasing young musicians from the college • Garden displays by the Manchester Garden Club and the Perennial Planters • Dance and Zumba in the Forest Street parking lot • “Create Your Own Framed Pasta Masterpiece” free family activity at Mary Cheney Library Children’s Room 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. • Horse-drawn wagonette to explore Downtown, restaurant specials, tastings of beer, wine, and moonshine, soft drinks and refreshments at First Niagara Bank. FRIDAY June 7 ® Free Center Memorial Park Walk at 5:00 p.m., starting on the front steps of the Town Hall. Visit the Civil War monument, hear the history of the Dancing Bear fountain, and enjoy a stroll in the park with Susan Barlow of the Manchester Historical Society. ® *Pasta Dinner at the Manchester Army & Navy Club, 1090 Main Street, 6:00 p.m., sponsored by Manchester UNICO to benefit Iraq War veteran Staff-Sgt. Sandra Lee and her dream of homeownership, via the Purple Heart Homes Foundation. Doors open at 6:00, dinner served at 7:00 p.m. Purchase tickets for $25.00 each at Customer Service Center, Town Hall. As of April 25, 2013. All activites subject to change. 2013 Pride/Heritage Day Sponsors Platinum $5,000.00+ Allied Printing, DRC FM, Journal Inquirer, Town of Manchester Silver $1000.00+ First Niagara Bank Bronze $500.00+ Lydall, Inc., Cheney Hall/Little Theatre of Manchester Patron $250.00+ Manchester Art Association, Taylor Rental Friend $100.00+ Anne Miller Real Estate, Barlow & Murphy Law Office, Blanchard & Rosetto, Kelman Lawn & Landscape, ShopRite of Manchester, Ted Cummings Insurance S.H.A.R.E. Sites & Activities For Heritage Day SHARE the history, SHARE the art, SHARE the fun! Visit these attractions and enjoy FREE activities. New this year...Look for your S.H.A.R.E. Passport at these event sites. Collect a stamp from at least 4 of the sites you visit and win a free pass to the Lutz Children’s Museum! 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Shuttle between S.H.A.R.E. sites. Route takes approx. 30 minutes. Shuttle begins at Cheney Hall with stops at all S.H.A.R.E. sites. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tour of exhibits at the Old Manchester Museum, 126 Cedar St. by the Manchester Historical Society, museum store 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours at the Cheney Homestead & Keeney School House, 106 Hartford Rd. by the Manchester Historical Society 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tours of the Loom Exhibit at the Manchester History Center, by the Manchester Historical Society. Enter at 199 Forest St., children’s activities, harp concert at 1:00 p.m., map exhibit, book sale, museum store and Royalwiches for sale. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Woodbridge Farmstead at Manchester Green “Memorabilia Sale” with tours of the historic farm at 11AM. and 1PM. Trolley does not stop at this location. 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Free children’s drum and music circle, rhythm games with percussion instruments led by music teacher, Edward Leonard. Howroyd Room of the Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tours of the historic Cheney Hall by Little Theatre of Manchester volunteers, on the hour and half hour. Crafters and artisans will offer unique wares in the Cheney Hall parking lot (under the patio tent if raining). Support the arts by buying artistic items. Art exhibit downstairs at Cheney Hall, courtesy of Manchester Early Learning Center, featuring the children’s favorite local landmarks and sites in Manchester, on display through June 24. Restrooms and bottled water available. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House and photo exhibit by the CT Fire Photographers Assoc. showcasing over 120 photos of major fires in CT, fire trucks and firefighters plus outdoor artisan marketplace at The Fire Museum, 230 Pine St. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stroll Downtown Manchester. Shop, dine and view art displayed in Downtown windows. While you are there, stop-in at Wicked Chic, 974 Main St., for face painting and community mural painting. 12 noon to 3 p.m. “Touch a Truck” event. See and climb inside several big trucks on display at the Lutz Children’s Museum, 247 South Main St. Admission is free. ® Bike Rodeo at Manchester Elks Lodge, 30 Bissell Street. Registration begins at 9:00 a.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 need be, a helmet will be provided at no charge. Food and drink will be provided for the children. Info: 860-646-9262. ® 39th Anniversary New England Fiddle Contest in Center Memorial Park in Downtown Manchester, 12:00 noon to about 5:30 p.m. (Rain date, Sunday, June 9, same time). Come enjoy this “annual rite of spring” for the fiddle music world in New England. Fiddlers young and old from Canada to the Carolinas will compete for trophies and cash prizes in six categories at this premier contest, featuring the distinct New England fiddling style. Since 1974 this wholesome family entertainment has drawn some of the largest crowds and the best fiddlers in the region. Bring your blankets, chairs and instruments and get ready to meet friends old and new. Center Park is located behind Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main St., exit 3 off I-384. Ample free parking, restaurants, and other attractions nearby. Info www.fiddlefest.org ® *Annual Rabies Clinic, Noon to 4:00 p.m., at the Firehouse at 75 Center Street; services provided by “Luv My Pet” in conjunction with Manchester Animal Control. $8 rabies vaccinations, cash or credit card, all are welcome. Other vaccinations are offered at additional fee(s). Dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier. Dog licensing at the Town Hall, from 12 to 4 p.m., $8 for altered dogs, $19 for unaltered dogs. Avoid late fees by registering dogs in the month of June; otherwise $1-per-month-penalty applies. Dogs and cats older than three months are required to be rabies-vaccinated (fine is $136 per pet). Contact Animal Control at 860-645-5516. ® Washington-Rochambeau Route, activities coordinated by Todd Levine of the CT Trust for Historic Preservation. The Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route is a federally designated National Historic Trail. We have Pride in Manchester and hope you do too! Join your neighbors by sprucing up your part of town – or just your yard – the week before “Pride”. You may find this a great way to get to know your neighbors! Then keep it going week by week to ensure that all of our Town looks great! If you don’t own property or have a yard, perhaps there’s an elderly or home-bound person or a business owner who could use your assistance!
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