Upcoming Events

 Marsha Chartrand

Mini-merchants day planned at River Raisin Antiques

This Saturday, from 11:30 am to 1 pm, River Raisin Antiques is hosting a “Mini-Merchants Day” where kids can set up and sell their own creations! The date is fast approaching, and owner Sue LaRocque says she has 10 young people signed up and ready to sell! Applications were due on Sept. 23, and no more entries […]

 Sara Swanson

Knights of Columbus holding hurricane relief benefit Spaghetti dinner

Manchester’s Knights of Columbus Council will be holding a Spaghetti Benefit Dinner on Wednesday, September 27 from 5 to 8 pm at St. Mary’s Parish Center at 113 East Madison (the block behind the Marathon station). Cost will be a goodwill donation. The dinner is being paid for by the Knights of Columbus, so 100% […]

 Sara Swanson

Public invited to Christmas in the Village planning meeting

Planning has started for 2017 Christmas in the Village which will be held on Saturday, December 2, with an evening parade on Friday, December 1. As previous organizers had to step down, new volunteers have stepped forward to organize the parade and coordinate downtown events this year. Organizers are holding a planning meeting on Friday […]

 Sara Swanson

Manchester District Library upcoming events

submitted by Samantha Kreklau, Manchester District Library Weekly Adult Coloring Hour: Tuesdays, Sept 19th and 26th, 2017; 6:30-7:30 pm Every week on Tuesday evening, the Library hosts a coloring hour for adults. Coloring has been shown to reduce stress, so you can see this as a form of meditation. All materials needed are supplied by the […]

 Sara Swanson

Lasinski to host State of Health Care in Michigan Town Hall

Manchester’s State Representative, Donna Lasinski will be hosting a town hall meeting on Tuesday, September 26th 6:30-8 pm, at Mill Creek Middle School Cafeteria, 7305 Dexter Ann Arbor Rd, Dexter, MI 48130 to discuss the state of health care in Michigan. The “Protect MI Health Care” town hall panelists will share their perspectives on healthcare, Representative Lasinski will discuss […]

 Sara Swanson

FREE Movie: How to Let Go of the World

 Sara Swanson

Cosplay showing of the The Carrier this Halloween

“Is it cats or is it death!!” The Carrier is a low-budget 1988 horror movie filmed entirely in Manchester. Set in the fictional town of Sleepy Rock, main character and social outcast Jake contracts and serves as a carrier for a mysterious disease that causes others who contract it to dissolve and can be transmitted […]

 Ray Berg

Public invited to Historical Society meeting and cemetery tour

After successfully hosting our Sesquicentennial Celebration in August, the Manchester Area Historical Society, bolstered by the interest in local history shown by attendees, is inviting the public to join them on Thursday, September 14 at its next general membership meeting and a special walking tour of Oak Grove cemetery beforehand. The tour will begin at 6 pm […]

 Sara Swanson

St Thomas to hold 175th anniversary Sunday service

St Thomas Lutheran Church is inviting everyone to join them in celebrating their 175th anniversary at an outdoor service (weather permitting) beginning at 10 am on Sunday, September 17th. The church is located at 10001 W. Ellsworth Rd. in Freedom Township. Former pastor, Daniel Mattson, who served from 1968-1974, will be preaching. After the service they will have a […]

 Sara Swanson

Blacksmith Shop Concert series starts back up for the season with lower ticket price

Riverfolk Music and Arts will start back up a new season of Blacksmith Shop concerts on Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm with a virtuoso acoustic string trio. Jacob Warren playing the bass will be joined by Brad Phillips and Grant Flick, who both play the fiddle, guitar, mandolin. Grant Flick has been the recipient of […]