Community News For The Manchester Edition

MACC Manchester Farmer’s Market begins in July

Manchester — MANCHESTER – The 42nd annual MACC Manchester Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday from July 9 to Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Forest Street parking lot, 1088 Main St. WIC is accepted.

MARC presents outdoor concerts in July

MANCHESTER – The MARC Summer Concert Series, presented by Pratt & Whitney, will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 19 and 26, at MARC, Inc., 151 & 161 Sheldon Road. All concerts will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and are free and open to the public.


Free parking is available at 135, 151 & 161 Sheldon Road and 50 Utopia Road. For concert updates and schedule changes, visit the MARC website at or call 860-474-2700. Call after 3 p.m. the day of the show.

Spruce Street Farmers Market runs from now through August

MANCHESTER – The Town of Manchester’s Spruce Street Farmers Market runs rain or shine on Wednesdays through Aug. 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Market Field, 153 & 163 Spruce St.


Featured food trucks for July are: 7/13 Scatz Holy Smokez BBQ, 7/20 Soulfully Vegan, and 7/27 Issa Catering. Visit for more information.

The market accepts SNAP/EBT and WIC payments, and will double the value of SNAP purchases up to $10 (spend $10 using your EBT card to receive an additional $10 to spend on fresh produce). New this year is the Power of Produce program (POP). Every child who visits the Welcome Pavilion will receive a $2 voucher to spend on produce.

Manchester Library hosts game group, crafts, Lego program, more

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St., presents the following programs. Visit or call 860-643-2471 for more information. Contact 860-645-0821 to register.

The Silk City Board Game Group will meet from noon to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, July 9. Volunteers will teach Ducks in Tow, Ticket to Ride, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Brass Birmingham. The library will provide the games. This is a free program for adults. Light refreshments will be served.

Lego Monorail Mash Up will take place Tuesday, July 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., for grades 8 to 12. Build gear-based mechanisms to battle on a monorail. Registration is required.

A beach-themed wine cork craft for adults will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 14. The program is limited to 20 people. Bring your own glue gun if you have one.

The library will host Kelly Bay, yoga and meditation teacher, for summer evening meditation on Wednesday, July 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St.

Attendees should bring a yoga mat, blanket, or lawn chair to sit on. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Whiton Auditorium. This is a free program for adults. Registration is required.


The Manchester Public Library will host Mike Brown, CEO and founder of Ember Studios, a multimedia company that specializes in podcast production and coaching, for a two-part podcasting mini-series on July 7 and 14, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whiton Branch Library. No registration is required for this free program and patrons need not attend both sessions.

Join CT DEEP wildlife expert Ginny Apple as she talks about Connecticut’s changing landscape at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, in the Whiton Branch Auditorium.

This lecture will include a historical perspective that provides a brief natural history of Connecticut and how the landscape changed with the arrival of the Colonists and how these changes, over time, impacted wildlife in CT. No registration is required for this free program for adults.