Community News for the Manchester Edition – Hartford Courant


Manchester — MANCHESTER – Work_Space, 903 Main St., hosts the following events. Call 818-590-5372 or visit for more information.

On Saturday, August 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., “It’s OK to not be OK” will take place. There is no cost to attend. Take part in free wellness workshops on mindfulness, yoga, movement, reiki, sound healing and more.

It will all take place during the monthly open house on the 2nd Saturday, which features The Art of Recovery exhibition. With over 80 works by over 30 artists, this powerful exhibition reflects on the physical and emotional consequences of addiction as well as the challenges and rewards of recovery. 2nd Saturday offerings include Ben Parker demonstrating the art of origami and buskers from Imagine Main Street. There is no cost to attend. Visit to register.

From 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 and 18, More Than Words will feature musicians, poetry, and community conversations about the power of art to support emotional well-being. There is no cost to attend. August 11 will feature Hartford-born rapper/songwriter Klokwize. On August 18, the acoustic duo Les PrimaDonnas is joined by poets Julia Paul and Christine Beck. Both evenings will include open mic opportunities. Visit for more information or to reserve a spot.

BOLTON — St. George’s Episcopal Church invites artisans to rent a booth at the church’s 46th annual craft and harvest fair. The event will take place Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Church Lawn at 1150 Boston Turnpike. The deadline for registration is September 1. Email [email protected] or call 860-643-9203 for more information.

MANCHESTER — Visit Woodbridge Farm, 495 East Middle Turnpike, on Sunday, August 14, from noon to 2 p.m., for a free open house hosted by the Manchester Historical Society.

Celebrate Thelma Woodbridge’s birthday. She would have been 111 in August. Cake and iced tea will be served.

In honor of Thelma’s years as an educator in Manchester, a book exchange will take place. Bring a book and take a book home.

Take a self-guided tour of the late 18th century barn or join a guided tour of sections of the 1830s farmhouse. Games will be set up for children.

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St., presents the following programmes. Visit or call 860-645-0821 for more information. Events are held at the Main Library unless otherwise specified.

At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, the Recipe Readers Cookbook Club will meet. The featured book is Alton Brown’s Good Eats series.

This club meets every month on Saturday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each month a theme, an author or a cookbook will be chosen. Attendees are encouraged to choose a recipe from the book and come to the program with a dish in hand on the posted date, ready to discuss their experience. Dishes should arrive fully prepared and ready to share. Registration is mandatory.

At 6 p.m. on Monday, August 15, Mixed Medium Art with artist Rebecca Maloney will take place. All materials will be provided for this free adult event. Registration is required and limited to 15. Call 860-645-0821.

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, a paper craft will take place. Create a turtle, fish or whale with assorted color paper and quilling tools. This is a free craft for adults and registration is required. The craft is limited to the first 10 people who register by calling the referral room at 860-645-0821.

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17, a tea party in the garden will be held at the Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St. Join True Bloom Clinical Herbalist Nora Toomey to learn the basics of making herbal teas. This program is for adults 18 years and older only. Registration is compulsory and the number of places is limited.


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