LFR Program Newsletter

July 3 - July 16

Town of Manchester’s Bicentennial Celebration

MARC Summer Concert Series

Mass Conn Fusion kicks off MARC’S 12th Summer Concert Series! Food is available for purchase.

  • Location: 151-161 Sheldon Road
  • Meets: Tu, 7/11/23, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Rain Date: 7/12/23)
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend.

Dog Training/Pet CPR

Join us for a special community dog training and Pet CPR. Pre-registration is required.

  • Location: Northwest Park, 448 Tolland Turnpike
  • Meets: F, 07/14/23, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Fee: Pre-registration is required.

The Tiny Podcast – Bicentennial Edition

Recreation Division

Save the Date: Dutch Fogarty Independence Day Celebration

This annual celebration is to bring together families, friends & loved ones to celebrate our independence with food, music, fun & fireworks!

  • Location: Manchester Community College Bandshell, 60 Bidwell Street
  • Meets: Sat, 07/08/23, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend.

Rec on the Run – Tie-Dye Week

Celebrate 2023, Manchester’s Bicentennial, with some color, and join in on Tie-Dye Week from 5 PM- 7 PM throughout #OurParks.

  • Location: Varies (See schedule)
  • Meets: M,W,Th, 5-7 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend.

Youth Service Bureau Division

Parent Cafe

Are you a parent with a child aged from birth to six? The Manchester Early Childhood Collaborative is offering a free monthly Parent Cafe! Parent Cafes will offer a variety of guest speakers and activities. This is an opportunity for you to connect with other parents and your children. Contact Donna Farr at [email protected] for more information.

  • Location: Northwest Park Early Childhood Center
  • Meets: Th, 07/27/23, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
  • Ages: 0-5 years old
  • Fee: No cost to attend.

Neighborhoods and Families Division

Spruce Street Farmers Market

The Spruce Street Farmers Market will run on Wednesdays, June 7 through August 30, from 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Market Field, 163 Spruce Street. Vendor selections are thoughtfully curated to include diverse food and business owners, with products including: fresh fruits & vegetables, meats & eggs, honey & maple syrup, gluten-free baked goods, vegan offerings, CT trucks & artisans.

The market also accepts EBT/WIC payments & will double the value of SNAP purchases up to $20.00 (spend $20.00 using your EBT card to receive an additional $20.00 to spend on SNAP-eligible items).

  • Location: Market Field, 163 Spruce Street
  • Meets: W, 06/07/23-08/30/23, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Fee: No cost to attend. Free parking available across street at 160 Spruce Street

Clay Workshop with A Clay Zone
Join Carnetta Parnell of A Clay Zone for a sea creature creation workshop! Each participant will receive their choice of a medium-sized aromatherapy scented clay that can be used for future use. Non-scented clay is also available. Participants will be provided sample images to use. Everyone’s own creativity is always encouraged.

  • Meets: Sat, 08/05/23, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
  • Location: Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center, 153 Spruce Street
  • Ages: 5+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)
  • Fee: $30/$35 (NR)

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