Upcoming Events

 Sara Swanson

MS/HS Winter concert rescheduled for Tuesday

The Manchester Middle School/High School winter concert has been rescheduled from last Thursday, which was a snow day, to this Tuesday, December 19th at 7pm in the High School auditorium. The concert will feature the Middle School band, High School concert band, jazz band and choir. Alumni are welcome to join the bands on stage for Charlie Brown […]

 Sara Swanson

Dodworth Duo returning to Manchester for Historical Society Open House

The Manchester Area Historical Society will be holding its Annual Christmas Sing-a-long and Open House on Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm at the Kingsley-Jenter House located at the corner of Main Street and M-52. Riverfolk Music and Arts is bringing the Dodworth Duo back to Manchester for an evening of carols and stories after their recent performance at […]

 Sara Swanson

School holiday band concerts

Klager Elementary School’s 5th & 6th grade bands, Manchester Middle School band, and the Manchester High School band will be holding their annual winter concerts this week. The 5th and 6th grade winter concert is this Tuesday, December 12th at 7 pm in the High School auditorium. The Manchester Middle School/High School winter concert is this Thursday, December 14th at […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Turkey Trot accomplished; Reindeer Run ahead!

The Walk to School group, coordinated by Klager teacher Kathy O’Mara, which meets Mondays and Wednesdays throughout town, hosted a “left-over” Turkey Trot last Wednesday. The event was postponed from the previous Monday, when school was closed. Despite the cold, more than 85 kids and adults participated in the walk, nearly covering up the inflatable […]

 Sara Swanson

Visit with Santa or send him a letter

Missed Santa at Christmas in the Village this weekend? Santa will be in his little house on Main Street on Saturday, December 9 from 11 am to 1 pm; Saturday, December 16th from 11 am to 1 pm; and Saturday, December 23rd from 11 am to 1 pm to hear Christmas wishes and pose for […]

 Sara Swanson

Church services for those feeling disconnected from holiday festivities

Christmas can be a difficult time of year. Because of this, the Manchester United Methodist Church located at is offering a special worship opportunity on Thursday, December 14th, at 7 pm, for anyone who feels disconnected with normal advent festivities – be it the loss of a loved one, struggle with a mental illness, or a weariness […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Free horse-drawn carriage rides next weekend – CANCLED

12-4-2017 Editors note: Unfortunately, Adiska Family Dental has had to cancel this event. The Adiska Family Dental office in Manchester will be hosting free horse drawn carriage rides on Friday, December 8, from 6-8 pm. The rides will begin and end at the dental office location at 500 Galloway Drive.  Visits with Santa Claus will be held indoors, […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Manchester Family Service Christmas Shop Adoption Program and Gift Giving

Manchester Family Service (MFS) exists to provide aid to many families and individuals in the community. As the holiday season approaches, they seek ways to brighten lives through their annual Christmas Project. Through the project, MFS coordinates the efforts of persons, organizations and businesses in our community to provide gifts, food, warm clothing and other […]

 Sara Swanson

2017 Christmas in the Village – parade, shopping, Santa, crafts shows, contests & more!!

Manchester Chamber of Commerce will be hosting Manchester’s Annual Christmas in the Village this coming weekend. Festivities begin on Thursday, November 30th and run through the evening of Saturday, Dec. 2nd. While we can look forward to the return of perennial favorites, like craft shows, the lightened parade, Lunch with Santa and the beloved recent […]

 Marsha Chartrand

Young Life meeting set for Nov. 30

On November 30, 2017, 7 p.m., at Emanuel United Church of Christ, all are cordially invited to join Washtenaw County Young Life director, Corky Erickson, to explore the benefits of bringing Young Life to Manchester. Washtenaw County Young Life has been hugely successful in various school districts throughout the county for a number of years […]