Manchester, Connecticut

Events

 
Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center
Adult Programming
The following programs will take place at the Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 153 Spruce Street. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. All events are free to the public, but registration is required. Registration is limited. To register, please contact the Neighborhoods & Families Division at (860)647-3089.

Document Shredding Event
An identity is stolen every two seconds! Take this opportunity to bring personal documents and sensitive information to be professionally and confidentially disposed of.
  • Location: Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Meets: W, 03/10/21, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Fee: No cost
Virtual Tax Support
Tax assistance for basic preparations and tax preparation review for qualifying tax payers. Contact the Neighborhoods and Families Division at (860)647-3089 for more details. Appointments required.
  • Location: Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center
  • Ages: All ages welcome
  • Meets: T/Th, 03/23/21, 03/25/21
 

Spruce Street Community Garden
Free Spring Learnshop Series
The following Learnshops will take place at the Eastside Neighborhood Resource Center, located at 153 Spruce Street. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be enforced. All events are free to the public, but registration is required. Registration is limited. To register, please contact the Neighborhoods & Families Division at (860)647-3089.
 
Preparing Your Garden for Spring
Happy (almost) spring! There are so many things to do in our landscapes, but through demonstrations and explanations of the process, you will be relaxed as you get back into the rhythm of all phases of your garden.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 03/4/21, 6 PM – 8:30 PM
  • All ages welcome
Basic Vegetable Gardening
No matter how much or little space you have, you can grow vegetables! For little to no cost, it is possible for you to have fresh vegetables all year long.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 03/11/21, 6 PM – 8 PM
  • All ages welcome
Gardener Gathering
The spring gathering of the Spruce Street Community Gardeners is to hear about the new opportunities and facilities at the improved garden; application sign-ups, tours, refreshments and conversation.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 03/16/21, 6 PM – 8 PM
  • All ages welcome. Community gardeners, existing and prospective.
Planting Peas
March is traditionally the time to plant peas. In this hands-on class, you will see how to plant this cold weather crop for a successful early harvest.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 03/18/21, 6 PM – 7 PM
  • All ages welcome
Planting Cold Weather Crops
Many vegetable plants like the cold weather of early spring-now is the time to plant them! Come learn about these hearty plants and try some for yourself.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 04/08/21, 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Ages: All Welcome
Composting
Learn to turn kitchen scraps, weeds, coffee grounds, leaves and shredded paper into rich fertile soil!  This free fertilizer can perk up any lawn, garden or indoor plant.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 04/22/21, 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Ages: All Welcome
Water Harvesting and Rain Barrels
Rain barrels, edging styles, drainage basins, berms and swales are some ways to harvest and direct water to where it is best used by your landscape.  Learn how to save time and money.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 05/13/21, 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Ages: All Welcome
Planting Tomatoes
May is for setting out tomatoes! Learn some tricks for planting to have a healthy, productive crop of this favorite summer vegetable.
  • Instructor: Bettylou Sandy
  • Location: Spruce Street Community Garden
  • Meets: 05/20/21, 6 PM – 7 PM
  • Ages: All Welcome