Community News For The Manchester Edition

Spruce Street Farmers Market runs from now through end of August

Manchester — 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, 163 Spruce St.

Featured food trucks are: July 27 Issa Catering, Aug. 3 Soulfully Vegan, Aug. 10 Lobster Tales, Aug. 17 Issa Catering, Aug. 24 Soulfully Vegan and Aug. 31 Lobster Tales. Celebrate National Farmers Market Week on Aug. 10 with free temporary tattoos. Visit for more information.


In addition to serving as a source for local foods, 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 SNAP eligible items). New this year: the Power of Produce program (POP). Every child who visits the Welcome Pavilion will receive a $2 voucher to spend on produce.

Manchester Public Library hosting games, birding program, more

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Public Library, 586 Main St., is hosting the following events. Visit or call 860-645-0821 for more information.


Middle School Nights takes place Wednesdays in July, from 6 to 8 p.m., for grades 6 to 8. Play a variety of computer and video games with other middle schoolers.

Share your library memories on Monday, July 25, at 2 p.m. Record your audio thoughts with The Connecticut Crossroads Project. These audio memories will be stored on the library website for future generations to enjoy. No registration is required for this free event for adults.

At 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 25, a program on Connecticut’s African American Heroines with the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame will take place.

From women’s rights advocate Maria Miller Stewart and legendary contralto and Civil Rights catalyst Marian Anderson to pioneering journalist Adrianne Baughns-Wallace and former State Treasurer Denise L. Nappier, you’ll be inspired as the CT Women’s Hall of Fame explores the important contributions of African American women in Connecticut.

The library will host the Connecticut Audubon Society for Birding 101 on Thursday, July 28, at 6:30 p.m. at the Whiton Branch Library, 100 North Main St.

The CT Audubon Society will teach those in attendance all about local birds and how to identify them in this introduction to birds and birding. No registration is required.