April 2013 Events

  • April 1, 6:00 PM

    Fitness Center

    The self guided Cardio/Weight Room is open M/W/F 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM and T/Th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Group exercise classes offered Monday through Friday include: Zumba(R) Fitness, Kripalu Yoga, Functional Fitness Training, Core Blast, Boot Camp and Group Weight Training. Access the schedule: manchestercc.edu/athletics/pdf/GroupFitnessSchedule
    Location: SSC: L153, SSC: L154
    Contact: Joanne Britton or (860) 512-3359
    Fee: $25/mo or $8 Walk-In
    Sponsored by Dept. of Fitness & Recreation
  • April 1, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    An Informational Forum on the Connecticut State Budget

    Public forum on the Connecticut state budget.
    Location: Great Path Academy Building Community Commons GP203
    Contact: Chris Diorio or 1-800-842-1421
    Fee: Free and open to the public.
  • April 2, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Job Search and Cover Letters Workshop

    The Job Search Strategies & Cover Letters workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques in managing a comprehensive and effective job search. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • April 2, 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Transfer Fair

    Manchester Community College will host its Annual Spring Transfer Fair on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the SBM Charitable Foundation Building.

    Approximately 20 to 30 colleges/universities admissions representatives are anticipated to participate on-site to highlight their respective schools and academic programs.
    Location: 2nd Floor SBM Charitable Foundation Building
    Contact: Robert C Turner Jr or 860-512-3328
  • April 2, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • April 3, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Open Mic

    All members of the MCC community are welcome to attend this free open mic! Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen. Featuring emcee Kemet Maroon.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Student Activities
  • April 4, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Job Search and Cover Letters Workshop

    The Job Search Strategies and Cover Letters workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques in managing a comprehensive and effective job search. This workshop is free and open to the public.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • April 4, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist Series - Esther Solondz, Artist

    Providence artist Esther Solondz will give a talk during the opening reception for her work in the Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery. Esther has been working for several years with a variety of ordinary materials such as salt, water, soap, and rust to create her art. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public.

    Location: Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery at MCC
    Contact: Dan Long or 860-512-2697
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Art Department & Dehn Foundation
  • April 4, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main with Imagine Main Street: Brian Jackman

    Join us for Imagine Main Street's April Happening! MCC on Main presents Brian Jackman, a favorite at open mics in the Collinsville area. Join us in the downtown Dehn Gallery and on Main Street for a night of hula-hoops, bubble wands and Jackman's blend of acoustic alternative and folk.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Donations accepted.
  • April 5, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    MCC Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

    The evening features the presentation of awards to winning writers and a brief reading of some award-winning pieces in the annual MCC Writing Contest.
    Light refreshments will be served following the awards ceremony. This event is generously sponsored by the MCC Foundation.
    Location: Great Path Academy Community Common
    Contact: L. A. Coleman or 860-512-2666
    Fee: Event is free.
    Sponsored by MCC Foundation
  • April 5, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MCC on Main presents Them Damn Hamiltons with The Grimm Generation

    Newcomers to the Americana nu-folk movement, Them Damn Hamiltons blaze their own trail, writing and performing their own personal brand of dark, independent New England folk music, with a touch of gypsy swagger and sea chantey stomp. They will be joined by CT natives The Grimm Generation. Wine & beer will be served by bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • April 6, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MCC on Main presents JC and the Vipers

    JC and The Vipers is a classic rock and blues cover band. The band formed as a jam session and evolved into a good time rock and roll bar band, which now consists of Jim Choquette (lead vocals, harmonica, rhythm guitar), Andy “Frets” Hellmuth (lead guitar), Rob Greene (drums), Gil Flores (bass, vocals), Bob Rustigan (keyboard, vocals), and Phil Theroux (percussion). Wine & beer will be available from bin228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • April 9, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

    Making Effective Career Choices Workshop

    Learn how to make effective career choices through the use of traditional and online career guidance assessment tools. Match your interests and personality types with career fields and position titles, identify typical educational paths that one can take to become qualified for specific positions and learn about available online resources that can assist you in your research process.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • April 9, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Sister-2-Sister Check-in Session

    Participants in the Sister-2-Sister program will meet with the coordinator and discuss any issues or concerns they may have. This program is open to mentors and students interested in the Sister-2-Sister program.
    Location: AST-T204
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • April 10, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • April 10, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

    CANCELLED - Jennifer Maier Poetry Reading

    Jennifer Maier's work has appeared in Poetry, American Poet, New Letters, and elsewhere and has been featured several times on NPR's The Writer's Almanac. Her debut collection, Dark Alphabet, was named one of "Ten Remarkable Books of 2006" by the Academy of American Poets and was a finalist for the 2006 Poets Prize. She works as a professor of modern literature and creative writing at Seattle Pacific University and serves as poetry editor of the arts quarterly IMAGE.
    Location: Fireside Commons, LRC Building.
    Contact: Stephen Straight or 860-512-2688
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by Cultural Programs Committee
  • April 11, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Brother-2-Brother Check-in Session

    Participants in the Brother-2-Brother program will meet with the coordinator and discuss any issues or concerns they may have. This program is open to mentors and students interested in the Brother-2-Brother program.

    Location: AST T-204
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • April 11, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

    Making Effective Career Choices Workshop

    Learn how to make effective career choices through the use of traditional and online career guidance assessment tools. Match your interests and personality types with career fields and position titles, identify typical educational paths that one can take to become qualified for specific positions and learn about available online resources that can assist you in your research process.
    Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
    Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC
  • April 12, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Book to Film Series

    Dredd (graphic novel by John Wagner and Pat Mills). The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington D.C. lies Mega City One - a vast violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possesses the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge. Karl Urban stars. 95 mins. Sci-fi/Action.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Seminar Room 2
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free Admission
    Sponsored by This project is funded in part by the MCC Foundation.
  • April 15, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

    Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist Series - Stella Johnson, Photographer

    Boston based documentary photographer and educator Stella Johnson talks about the photographs from her book AL SOL: Photographs from Mexico, Cameroon and Nicaragua. Free and open to the public. Funded by the Dehn Foundation.

    Location: GPA Community Commons
    Contact: Dan Long or 860-512-2697
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Art Department & Dehn Foundation
  • April 16, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister Fall 2013 Class Registration Session

    Students in the Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister program can come to this session to register for Fall 2013 classes and receive one-on-one advising from the coordinators of the programs.
    Location: L-107
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • April 16, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    MCC Library Presents Cookbook authors Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein

    In celebration of National Library Week the MCC Library presents cookbook authors Mark Scarbrough and Bruce Weinstein authors of Grain Mains: 101 Surprising and Satisfying Whole Grain Recipes for Every Meal of the Day. Books will be available for sale.
    Location: LRC Fireside Commons
    Contact: Paula Cook or 860-512-2877
    Fee: Free and open to the public.
    Sponsored by MCC Library
  • April 16, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • April 17, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    MCC Library Book Sale

    In celebration of National Library Week the MCC Library will be hosting a book sale on April 17 and April 18. Items for sale include hard covers and paperbacks, fiction and non-fiction, DVDs, CDs, Videos, and children's books.
    Location: LRC Library
    Contact: Paula Cook or 860-512-2877
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Library
  • April 18, 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

    Brother-2-Brother and Sister-2-Sister Financial Literacy Workshop

    Please join us as Kevin Morrison from the Morrison Group, LLC presents topics on financial literacy. Some topics include: investing, the stock market, budgeting, stocks and bonds and much more! This program is open to all who are interested.
    Location: LRC A-108
    Contact: Jaria Aljoe or 860-512-3208
  • April 18, 12:30 PM to 1:50 PM

    Media Now: New Media Trends in the 21st Century, Alumni Career Panel

    Panelists will present information about their experience at MCC as a student, including critical decisions they made while at MCC, the transfer process, and what they are doing now. They will offer valuable advice to those interested in pursuing a career in Journalism.
    Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
    Contact: Camille McGadney or 860-512-3375
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by Liberal Arts Division & Career Services
  • April 18, 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

    MCC Open House

    Learn about over 60 certificates and degree; courses to enhance your job skills and future employability; Career Services and internship opportunities; accelerated 12 and 8 week credit classes; online learning courses, certificates and General Studies online degree; credit and credit-free courses. Meet MCC faculty staff and students.
    Campus tours are available throughout the evening.
    Come to our annual Open House at any time between 4:30 - 7:00.
    Location: GPA Gymnasium
    Contact: Cynthia Zeldner or 860-512-3214
  • April 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Respiratory Care Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the RC (Respiratory Care) program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Attending a information session is part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: GPA 142
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • April 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Occupational Therapy Assistant

    Students interested in being admitted into the OTA (Occupational Therapy Assistant)program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Attending a information session is part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC B125
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • April 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Surgical Technology Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the ST (Surgical Technology) program MUST attend a mandatory informaton session. Attending a information session is part of the admission process to each of the Allied Health programs. Due to the large applicant pool , coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC B123
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • April 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Dental Assistant Information Session

    Students interested in being admitted into the Dental Assistant program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Due to the large applicant pool, coordinators will not meet with students individually prior to attending a information session, however, we will be happy to answer all questions about the program during the information session.
    Location: LRC A108
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • April 18, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Therapeutic Rec/Exercise Studies Info Session

    Students interested in the Therapeutic Recreation/Exercise studies program MUST attend a mandatory information session. Students will learn about these programs at the session and all questions will be answered.
    Location: GPA 156
    Fee: N/A
    Sponsored by N/A
  • April 18, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Gallery Reception: The Printmakers' Network of Southern New England

    The Printmakers’ Network of Southern New England was organized in 1992 to advocate for traditional printmaking and to provide a resource for regional artists working in print. The organization seeks to preserve and incorporate the tradition of printmaking while encouraging creative expression and experimentation in the rapidly evolving contemporary print medium. The show runs to June 21st.


    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
  • April 19, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    MCC International Film Series

    The Other Son (France) - As he prepares to join the Israeli army for his national service, Joseph discovers he is not his parents’ biological son, but that he was inadvertently switched at birth with Yassin, the son of a Palestinian family from the West Bank. This revelation turns the lives of these two families upside-down, forcing them to reassess their respective identities, their values, and their beliefs. Stars Jules Sitruk and Medhi Dehbi. 105 mins. Drama. French. Rated PG-13.
    Location: AST, SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free
  • April 19, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main Presents Trainwreck Jerry

    Whether he’s strumming a sixties Dylan tune, flat-picking a Carter Family standard, finger picking a classic 1920’s rag or blues, crooning a jazzy tune from the Great American Songbook,or introducing a new tune he heard on his last trip to Nashville, Trainwreck Jerry has a way with a song…and with an audience.

    Don't miss this MCC on Main favorite performing in our beautiful Dehn Gallery! Wine & beer will be available from bin 228.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: $10 cover
  • April 20, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Live on Main presents Chad Browne-Springer

    Chad Browne-Springer, an East Hartford native and MCC student whose blend of alternative, electronic, and R&B reflects his musical influences. He has performed with various choirs and a cappella groups and currently performs with the band Orice Jenkins and The SoulTransRelations and with the vocal group Momentum.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: The Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free admission
  • April 23, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

    Celebrate National Poetry Month

    In celebration of National Poetry month, MCC Library will host an evening of poetry and music. Featured in this celebration of the spoken word are in-house poets Stephen Campiglio, Steve Straight, John Stanizzi, , Joan Kantor and Delano Paul. Stephen Campiglio will be accompanied by the musical stylings of Gaslight Arkestra, a jazz improv group. The poets' latest books will be available for sale and booksigning afterwards. There will also be a raffle of one book per poet.
    Location: MCC Library Fireside Commons
    Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
    Fee: Free Admission
  • April 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • April 24, 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    Open Mic

    All members of the MCC community are welcome to attend this free open mic! Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen. Featuring emcee Kemet Maroon.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Student Activities
  • April 25, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series

    7 PM - A special Ireland-to-Manchester reading with poets Ted Deppe and Annie Deppe of the Stonecoast of Ireland poetry program. Ted's most recent book is Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo, 2009), and Annie's, Wren Cantata (Summer Palace Press, 2009) 8 PM - Norman Johnson Jazz Trio, with Don Wallace, bass, Dianne Mower, vocals, and Johnson, guitar. Norman's new CD is Get It While You Can (Pacific Coast Jazz). For more info: www.normanjohnsonguitar.com. For more info on Dianne: www.diannemower.com.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
    Fee: Free
    Sponsored by MCC Foundation
  • April 26, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

    21st Annual Evening of Fine Wines

    Enjoy an elegant evening out and support Manchester Community College students by attending the 21st annual Evening of Fine Wines. The event includes a wine-tasting, live and silent auctions and delicious and elegant hors d’oeuvres and desserts prepared by MCC culinary students. Money raised supports student scholarships and programs at Manchester Community College. Advanced ticket purchase recommended. Visit www.MCCgiving.org or call 860-512-2922 for information and tickets.
    Location: GPA/Lowe
    Contact: Diana Reid or 860-512-2922
    Fee: $75 per person
    Sponsored by Rockville Bank Foundation, Inc.
  • April 27, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

    Jazz Jam Session

    Join us for a free-form jazz jam sessions featuring local musicians! Drop by to listen or play.

    At MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester


    Location: Dehn Gallery
    Contact: Kenyon Grant or 860-647-6030
  • April 30, 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    FAFSA on the Web

    Free help to complete your FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)


    Location: Financial Aid Office, Student Services Center L177
    Contact: Anna Robertson or 860 512 3385
    Fee: Free
  • April 30, 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM

    Web Technology Certificate Info Session

    MCC’s Web Technology on-line, accelerated certificate program technically prepares you to handle the continued advancements of the World Wide Web and acquire the critical skills needed to conceive, build and maintain sophisticated web sites. Join us to learn more about how you can earn a certificate in less than a year.
    Location: LRC A142
    Contact: Sandra Rimetz or 860-512-2636
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