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MCC Events for 2014

January 3 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

January 4 7:00 PM

Live on Main: The Stretto String Trio
Location: Gallery
The Stretto String Trio is comprised of three faculty members from Beller's Music: violinist Bronwyn Burns, cellist Carlton Burns, and violist Tyler Garuder.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

January 8 5:15 PM

Beers, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks
Location: Gallery
Celebrate the new year with practical money advice. Twenty- and thirty-somethings are invited to enjoy handcrafted beer from a Connecticut brewery, sliders from a local restaurant and tips on smart money-management, all for $5. January’s event: Guidance from industry experts on buying your first home or condo. More details: www.manchestercc.edu/bucks

Featured Brewery: Firefly Hollow Brewing Company, Bristol
Sliders: Corey’s Catsup & Mustard, Manchester

Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

January 9 6:00 PM

Imagine Main Street First Thursday featuring John Brighenti Trio
Location: Gallery
Join us for the monthly "First Thursday" event hosted by Imagine Main Street. MCC on Main will feature live jazz music by the John Brighenti Trio. The trio consists of Matt Dwonszyk on bass, Erin O’ Luanaigh on vocals, and John Brighenti on keyboard.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

January 10 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

January 11 9:00 AM

Super Saturday - We are Open
Location: Student Services Center
All student services offices will be open for students interested in enrolling for the Spring 2014 semester. Admissions, advising, financial aid, retention and testing services will be available to students on a walk-in basis. An assessment test will be given for walk-in students at 10:30 am in L102 (no appointment necessary).
Contact: Cynthia Zeldner or 860-512-3214

January 11 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Ramblin' Dan Stevens
Location: Gallery
Ramblin' Dan Stevens performs a mix of traditional blues, americana and originals and has entertained audiences throughout the United States, Germany, UK, Canada and US Virgin Islands. Beer and wine from bin228.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

January 15 5:00 PM

Community Conversation: How should we nurture children to be healthy and make better choices?
Location: MCC on Main
Being a parent has never been more difficult. Through this conversation we hope to both support and improve access to information for parents. Light refreshments, children welcome. RSVP: Charlotte Etier, CEtier@manchestercc.edu or 860-519-6607.
Contact: Charlotte Etier or 860-519-6607

January 16 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Gallery
7:00 PM - Writers Joseph Torra and Barbara Henning, whose new books, Time Being, and A Swift Passage, respectively, are published by Quale Press, www.quale.com. For more info on Torra: www.joetorra.com. Henning has published novels and poetry. 8:00 PM - Jazz improvisation with Gaslight Arkestra, featuring Jay Wood, drums, Matthew Bister, keyboards, Dave Parsons, guitar, Dennis Martinez, bass, and Trek Perry-Culbreath, saxophone. For more info, please visit them on Facebook under "Gaslight."
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

January 17 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

January 17 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Theresa Wright
Location: Gallery
Theresa Wright, an R&B and Jazz Entertainer from CT, will perform various genres of music from the 1930's and 1940's. Theresa has performed for the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival and worked with artist such as Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers Band, as well as, the J. Giles Band.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

January 18 9:00 AM

Super Saturday - We are Open
Location: Student Services Center
All student services offices will be open for students interested in enrolling for the Spring 2014 semester. Admissions, advising, financial aid, retention and testing services will be available to students on a walk-in basis. An assessment test will be given for walk-in students at 10:30 am in L102 (no appointment necessary).
Contact: Cynthia Zeldner or 860-512-3214

January 18 1:00 PM

Movies on Main - A Tribute to Mystery Science Theater 3000
Location: Seminar Room 2.
Last year marked the 25th anniversary of Mystery Science Theater 3000, the cult TV program about robots in space riffing on cheesy movies. In tribute to this cult favorite, we will screen the 1985 film "The Galaxy Invader". Schlock sci-fi at its best!

An alien is hunted by a gang of drunken hillbillies who saw him crash-land his spaceship.

Join us for an afternoon of laughs & shenanigans! Bring your own robots if you're feeling particularly nostalgic... 79mins. Rated PG.


Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860.512.2874
Fee: Free Admission
Spondored By: MCC Library

January 24 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be available. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

January 24 8:00 PM

CANCELLED: Live on Main: Quest Arts
Location: Gallery
Live music/performance by QuestArts.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100

January 25 8:00 PM

Live on Main: JC and the Vipers
Location: Gallery
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) and Bob Rustigan (keyboard, vocals). Wine and beer available from bin228.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

January 26 1:30 PM

College Goal Sunday
Location: AST Rotunda
At College Goal Sunday (CGS) participants will receive free, hands-on assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and they will walk away with the satisfaction of knowing they have accomplished one of the biggest steps in getting ready to go to college. Connecticut’s CGS will take place at a number of accessible sites throughout the state, including Manchester Community College.
Contact: Ivette Rivera-Dreyer or 860-512-3382

January 27 11:00 AM

Meditation Mondays: A Walk Through the Dehn Gallery
Location: Dehn Gallery, MCC on Main, 903 Main St., Manchester, CT
Join Curator, Maura O'Connor, for a walk through the downtown, Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main. Maura will meet and greet community members, interested students, faculty and staff to talk about art, community and the role of art education in our society. She will briefly introduce the art show in the gallery: MCC Alumni Show, invite participants to view and contemplate the work, discuss any questions that arise and spend some quiet-time in the gallery setting. Bring a lunch, or eat out afterwards
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692
Fee: Suggested Donation $5

January 28 12:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

January 28 5:30 PM

Electronic Health Records Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A226
Students interested in learning about the new Electronic Health Records Certificate Program are encouraged to attend an information session about the program. An Electronic Health Records Specialist works in the medical office, clinic, or information services/medical records division(s) of a hospital. The primary role is to maintain, collect, analyze and secure health information. All students are welcome to attend.
Contact: Carla Adams or 860-512-2652
Fee: n/a

January 29 1:00 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the Dental Assistant Certificate Program are invited to learn more about the program by attending an information session. The Program Coordinator will answer questions about the program during the session. It is not necessary to register, all are welcome. The information session is the first step in the application process.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: N/A

January 29 1:00 PM

Therapeutic Recreation & Health & Exercise Science Information Session
Location: AST C203
Students interested in learning more about the Therapeutic Recreation and Health & Exercise Science Programs are welcome to attend an information session about the programs. The program will be given by the program coordinator. Students do not need to register to attend.
Contact: Mary Jo Archambault or 860-512-2708
Fee: N/A

January 30 6:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

January 31 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

January 31 1:40 PM

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February 4 12:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 4 1:00 PM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: LRC B123
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process for the ST Program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

February 4 2:30 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: LRC B214
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process for the RC program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.
Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: None

February 4 3:27 PM

French cuisine
Location: MCC
French cuisine
Contact: Eda Latorre or 860-8330510

February 4 4:00 PM

Radiological Science Information Session
Location: AST E202
Information Session about the new Radiological Science Progam.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: N/A

February 6 11:00 AM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: LRC B125
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process for the OTA program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the information session.
Contact: Maggie Moriarty or 860-512-2719
Fee: n/a

February 6 12:20 PM

Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery Opening
Location: Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery AST building
Beyond Bars - Is an exhibition of work created by individual while incarcerated in Connecticut.

Contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan or 860-5l2-2693

February 6 6:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 6 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Jen Lowe
Location: Gallery
Join us in the Dehn Gallery for an evening with Jen Lowe, a journey-woman through and through, armed with a beaten-up backpack stuffed with sentimental keep-sakes of a woman both beloved and scorned. She is a true natural performer, whether she’s pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen’s shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable. Wine and beer available from bin228.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

February 6 7:00 PM

Imagine Main Street First Thursday featuring Jen Lowe
Location: Gallery
Join us in the Dehn Gallery for an evening with Jen Lowe, a journey-woman through and through, armed with a beaten-up backpack stuffed with sentimental keepsakes of a woman both beloved and scorned. She is a true natural performer, whether she's pounding ferociously on a djembe or gently finger-picking her old guitar; as a multi-instrumentalist, Jen's shows are spontaneous, fun and never predictable.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

February 7 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members

February 7 6:00 PM

Hans Weiss "Portraits Through Time"
Location: Dehn Gallery
Award winning artist and portrait painter, Hans Weiss will exhibit drawings and paintings of portraits he has executed over the years. Works will explore the portraiture of well-known Connecticut figures, as well as reflect Hans' years of international travel experience and his development of rendering a diverse selection of human faces and lives on canvas. Join us for an opening reception at the Dehn Gallery on February 7th at 6-8 pm.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692

February 7 7:00 PM

MCC Spring 2014 International Film Series
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Fruitvale Station (United States). This is based on the true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident who wakes up on the morning of December 31, 2008 and feels something in the air. Not sure what it is, he takes it as a sign to get a head start on his resolutions. He starts out well, but as the day goes on, he realizes that change is not going to come easy. His final encounter of the day with police officers at the Fruitvale BART station would shake the Bay Area to its very core, and cau
Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
Fee: Free Admission

February 7 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Them Damn Hamiltons
Location: Gallery
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. Beer and wine available from bin228.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

February 8 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Stretto String Trio
Location: Gallery
The Stretto String Trio is joined by Dave Nevue and Jory Mayer for a night of great music.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

February 10 5:00 PM

Therapeutic Recreation Information Session
Location: LRC B214
Students interested in learning more about the Therapeutic Recreation Program are welcome to attend an information session. The program will be given by the program coordinator. Students do not need to register to attend.
Contact: Mary Jo Archambault or 860-512-2708
Fee: n/a

February 11 10:00 AM

Raise Awareness Concerning Alcohol Use and Sexaul Assault
Location: SBMCF 1ST Floor (Tower)
Manchester Community College along with outside agencies will be hosting a tabling and speaking event to raise awareness concerning alcohol use and sexual assault. Tabling will consist of trivia games, candy, giveaways, resources, and prizes. At 2:00 PM in the SBM Charitable Auditorium a former competitive figure skater will share her personal experience with domestic violence.
Contact: Haley or 860-568-4442
Fee: No fee
Spondored By: Mcc Academic Advising Center

February 11 12:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 11 12:00 PM

Dehn Visiting Artist Series - Sculptor Dean Snyder
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
Sculptor and RISD professor Dean Snyder will speak about his work. Snyder received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute, a British Arts Council Fellowship for postgraduate work in sculpture at Lanchester Polytechnic, and an MFA in sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has received numerous awards, including grants from the Guggenheim Foundation and NEA.
Contact: Daniel Long or 860-512-2697
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Dehn Foundation

February 11 3:30 PM

Student Life Forum
Location: AST E202
The forum serves as a space where students can express their frustrations, concerns, and suggestions about a variety of aspects of life as a student at MCC. If you are a faculty member with a class at that time, or a student with an open period, we encourage you to stop by, if only for a short time, to join in a practice of personal reflection, self-governance, and civic participation. And of course, there will be food!

Come and share your experience with us! We need to hear from you!
Contact: Brion van Over or 413-313-9404
Spondored By: Student Life Committee & Office of Student Activities

February 13 6:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 14 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members

February 14 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Theresa Wright
Location: Gallery
Grab your sweetheart and join us in the Dehn Gallery for a night of music from Theresa Wright, an R&B and Jazz Entertainer from CT, will perform various genres of music from the 1930's and 1940's. Theresa has performed for the Greater Hartford Jazz Festival and worked with artist such as Jaimoe from the Allman Brothers Band, as well as, the J. Giles Band. Wine and beer available from bin228.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5 cover

February 18 12:00 PM

Making Effective Career Choices Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 18 12:30 PM

"How to Write a Business Plan" with Dennis Brown
Location: SSC L240
Dennis Brown will be speaking about "How to Write a Business Plan". He currently is a business consultant working with a non-profit agency that assists Veterans interested starting a small business. Mr. Brown brings more than 20 years experience as a business owner and taught business ownership concepts for over 13 years.
Contact: Catherine Seaver or 860-512-2622

February 19 5:15 PM

Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks
Location: Gallery, SR1
Celebrate the spirit of National Entrepreneurship Week at our monthly networking and educational event for young professionals. Hear from a panel of local business owners as they discuss their “secrets of success.” Each with a different business model, they’ll tell their stories and share their thoughts on what it takes to succeed. Come with your questions and leave with a better sense of whether you have the mindset, motivation and skills to be your own boss.
Contact: Sara Vincent or 860-512-3100
Fee: $5

February 19 8:00 PM

Poetry Reading: Sarah Freligh
Location: Community Commons, Great Path Academy.
Sarah Freligh is the author Sort of Gone (Turning Point, 2008), a book of poems about the rise and fall of a star baseball pitcher, as well as A Brief History of an American Girl, a chapbook published in 2012. She is widely published in journals and magazines. She lives in Rochester, NY.
Contact: Steve Straight or 860-512-2688
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Cultural Programs Committee

February 20 12:30 PM

"Small Business Innovations (SBI)" with Deb Santy
Location: AST C203
Deb Santy is currently the director of Small Business Innovations (SBI) at Connecticut Innovations. Deb will discuss these vital programs as she has strengthened the SBI team and the programs that support the state's small technology businesses.
Contact: Catherine Seaver or 860-512-2622

February 20 6:00 PM

Making Effective Career Choices Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 20 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Gallery
7:00 PM - Poets Christine Casson and Daniel Tobin, creative writing faculty at Emerson College. For more information on each writer, you may view their profiles at www.emerson.edu. 8:00 PM: Jazz with Jocelyn Pleasant Quartet, featuring Jocelyn on drums, Taber Gable, piano, David Uhl, bass, and Corey Hutchins, tap dancing. All Mishi-maya-gat events are free and open to the public. To join the mailing list (email only), visit the series web page, click on the contact email, and send a request.
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

February 21 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members

February 21 7:00 PM

Movies on Main Spring 2014 Film Series
Location: Seminar Room 2
20 Feet from Stardom. The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. Darlene Love. 91 mins. Documentary. Rated PG-13.
Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
Fee: Free Admission

February 24 11:00 AM

Meditation Mondays: A Walk Through the Dehn Gallery
Location: Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery, MCC on Main, 903 Main St. Manchester, CT
Join us for a walk through the gallery with Curator, Maura O'Connor and a brief conversation about the role of art in community and education. Hans Weiss' portraits will be on display. Hans is a longtime Manchester resident and gallery owner. He has been an integral member of our arts community and leading benefactor of Manchester Community College. There will be quiet time to relax and enjoy the art. Bring a bag lunch or plan a visit to a local shop on the way home.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692
Fee: suggested donation 5$

February 24 12:00 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the Dental Assistant Certificate Program are invited to learn more about the program by attending an information session. The program coordinator will answer questions about the program during the session. It is not necessary to register, all are welcome. The information sessions are the first step in the application process.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: n/a

February 25 12:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 27 6:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Effective Resume Writing workshops provide information on the skills and strategies needed in developing a competitive resume. This workshop is free and open to the public.


Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

February 28 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main. This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8 for non-members, free for members

March 1 7:00 PM

Live on Main: The Auburn Mode
Location: Dehn Gallery
The Auburn Mode is a band of talented acoustic musicians from the Hartford, CT area with a focus on vocal harmonies and energetic live performances. Their playlists consist of both original and cover songs. Find out more at www.auburnmode.com.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

March 4 10:00 AM

MCC Summer Job Fair
Location: SBMCF Building, 1st Floor & Rotunda
At this annual event, recruiters from Summer Camps & Resorts and local businesses will be on campus promoting a variety of both full and part-time short term and/or seasonal positions in the areas of camp counseling, recreation, customer service, hospitality and food services.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 4 12:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 4 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help to complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

March 5 8:00 PM

Connecticut Student Poets Poetry Reading
Location: Community Commons in Great Path Academy
Five college poets selected as the best in Connecticut will read from their work: Laura Ahking, University of Hartford; Julia Burgdorff, Connecticut College; James Ciano, Trinity College; Anna Renken, Yale University; Tori Sheldon, Albertus Magnus College. All are welcome.
Contact: Steve Straight or 860-512-2688
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Co-sponsored by the Cultural Programs Committee and the Connecticut Poetry Circuit

March 6 6:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 6 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Mass-Conn Fusion
Location: Dehn Gallery
Join us for jazz duo Mass-Con Fusion as part of Imagine Main Street's First Thursday happenings. Jazz, Contemporary, Standards.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

March 7 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

March 7 7:00 PM

Movies on Main Spring 2014 Film Series
Location: Seminar Room 2
The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete. A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. Jennifer Hudson stars. 108 mins. Drama. Rated R.

Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
Fee: Free Admission

March 11 12:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 11 6:00 PM

Wheelchair Basketball with the Connecticut Spokebenders
Location: Gymnasium
Please come out and see Connecticut's premier wheelchair basketball team, The Spokebenders, compete against faculty, staff and students from Manchester Community College. Students in the Introduction to Recreation and Leisure class are hosting this event to raise awareness of adapted sports for individuals with disabilities. We are still looking for individuals to participate in the event. If interested, contact MaryJo at the number below.
Contact: MaryJo Archambault or 860-512-2708
Fee: Free

March 12 11:45 AM

Women's History Month Luncheon
Location: Culinary Arts Center, Student Services Center, L-294A
In celebration of Women's History Month, a representative of the CT Women's Education and Legal Fund will be our guest speaker. Seating is limited, so please R.S.V.P. by March 7.
Contact: Nylsa Ubarri-Young or 860-512-3324
Fee: $8.00 per ticket
Spondored By: MCC Women's Resources and Women's Caucus

March 12 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help completing FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

March 12 5:00 PM

Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks
Location: Gallery/Seminar Room 1
Capitalizing on Connecticut’s boom in handcrafted beer, a new evening series at Manchester’s MCC on Main hopes to draw young adults for beer samplings, sliders and a shot of practical money advice. This month's event will feature advice on getting the best return on your taxes.
Pre-registration: http://marchbucks.ezevent.com/
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

March 13 6:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 13 6:00 PM

Newspace Gallery Opening Reception and Exhibition
Location: AST Building Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery
The Hans Weiss Newspace Gallery presents the Paintings and Video works by Kathryn Meyers. Opening reception, March l3th at 6 p.m.
Contact: susan classen-sulivan or 860 512-2693

March 14 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

March 18 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help to complete FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

March 20 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Gallery
7:00 PM - 016 New Music Ensemble, a collective of strings, horns, and reeds, performing contemporary classical music from today's composers, featuring Sheri Brown, saxophone; Jordan Jacobson, trombone; on violins, Janet Jacobson and Sarah Washburn, and cellist Han-Wei Lu. 8:00 PM - Contributors from the 2013 title, Gathered Light: The Poetry of Joni Mitchell's Songs, featuring poets/writers Bessy Reyna, Steve Starger, Pit Pinegar, and Barbara LaFlesh reading from the book and their own work.
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

March 21 9:00 AM

MCC Regional Job Fair
Location: MCC's Great Path Academy Gymnasium
The annual Regional Job Fair is open to the general public and offers free parking with no admission charge. Job seekers can meet face-to-face with more than 50 employers expected to attend this event. Career opportunities are available in all areas from management, professional, technical, medical, and sales, to manufacturing and everything in between. Employers will have the opportunity to recruit from more than 2,000 prospective candidates.
Contact: Carl Ochnio or 860-512-3372

March 21 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

March 21 4:50 PM

MCC Design and Multimedia Faculty Show
Location: Dehn Gallery, 903 Main St., Manchester, cT 06045
An exhibition of Manchester Community College Design and Multimedia faculty artwork will be on display at the Dehn Gallery at MCC on Main in downtown Manchester from March 21-April 24, 2014. These faculty members are educators as well as working graphic designers, illustrators, digital artists, web designers and artists. The works will reflect a diverse range of styles and approaches to design and art making. Join us for an opening reception on March 28th, 6-8pm.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692

March 22 7:30 PM

Live from 903 Main St.
Location: Dehn Gallery
New England Speed & Custom and HARDENCO present Live from 903 Main St.
Join us for an evening of art, music, vendors, beer and food. Music provided by Wise Old Moon and Friends. More info: www.nespeedshop.com and www.hartforddenimcompany.com.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $6 (payable at door)
Spondored By: New England Speed & Customs and HARDENCO

March 24 6:00 PM

Beers, Burger, Bucks
Location: Dehn Gallery
Got credit and/or student loan dept? This month, personal finance expert Mary Johnson will offer sound strategies for raising your credit score, reducing the cost of your debt and accelerating your pay-back time. Beer, Burgers and Managing Your Bucks is a series of monthly networking and money-management gatherings for 20- and 30-somethings.

Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

March 25 12:00 PM

Making Effective Career Choices Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 25 4:00 PM

Open House
Location: Great Path Academy Gymnasium
Future students, family and friends are invited to learn more about MCC at the annual Open House. Meet MCC faculty, staff and students and learn about our certificate and degree programs, courses to enhance your job skills and future employability, Career Services, Accelerated 8- and 12-week credit classes, online courses, and credit free courses. Campus tours will be provided throughout the event and special workshops will be offered on Admissions, Financial Aid and Health Careers.
Contact: Joe Mesquita or 860-512-3215

March 25 4:30 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: GPA GP142
Students interested in the Dental Assistant Certificate Program are invited to learn more about the program by attending an information session. The program coordinator will answer questions about the program during the session. It is not necessary to register, all are welcome. The information sessions are the first step in the application process.

Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: n/a

March 25 4:30 PM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: GPA GP139
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process for the OTA program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the information session.
Contact: Maggie Moriarty or 860-512-2719
Fee: n/a

March 25 4:30 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: GPA GP 137
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process for the RC program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.

Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: none

March 25 4:30 PM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: LRC B123
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process for the ST Program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

March 25 4:30 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: GPA GP143
Students interested in the Radiologic Science program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process for the program. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the information session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: none

March 25 4:30 PM

Therapeutic Recreation Information Session
Location: AST C201
Students interested in learning more about the Therapeutic Recreation Program are welcome to attend an information session. The program will be given by the program coordinator. Students do not need to register to attend.
Contact: Mary Jo Archambault or 860-512-2708
Fee: none

March 26 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help to complete FAFSA online (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

March 27 5:00 PM

Open Mic Night w/ Emcee Kemet Maroon
Location: Dehn Gallery
All members of MCC and the local community are welcome to attend this free open mic! Sign up at the door to perform or just drop in and listen.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: Free

March 27 6:00 PM

Making Effective Career Choices Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
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.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

March 28 12:00 PM

Open Studio: Life Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Join us for an open figure drawing session at MCC on Main! This will be a free-form and self-directed life drawing group. Easels, tables and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own materials.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

March 28 6:00 PM

MCC Design and Multimedia Faculty Exhibit, Opening Reception
Location: Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery,
Join us for the Opening Art Reception for the MCC Design and Multimedia Faculty Exhibition. Works include drawings, digital paintings, wall sculpture, oil paintings and mixed media from award winning faculty at Manchester Community College: Professor and Program Coordinator, Ed Hogan, Adjunct Faculty, Susan Brereton and Kathleen Curran Smits, Instructor David Calabrese, Adjunct Faculty Laurie Grace, Professor Maura O'Connor, and Adjunct Faculty, Michael Toti. Show runs: March 21-April 24, 2014
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692
Fee: Free

March 28 6:30 PM

MCC Music Faculty Recital
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Manchester Community College music faculty will perform a variety of music. This concert is free of charge. Audience is invited to a reception following the recital.
Contact: Carolina Flores or 860-512-2640
Spondored By: MCC Music Department, MCC Foundation & MCc Cultural Programming

March 28 8:00 PM

Community Garden Fundraiser
Location: Dehn Gallery
Dance and roll party to raise money for MCC's Community Garden. Music will be provided by Black Cadillac, an acoustic roots band from MCC (Andrew Paterna, Grace Talaga, and Patrick Sullivan). The evening will feature raffles, door prizes, as well as a pot-luck party. Please bring a dish or beverage to share! We will be accepting monetary donations to help support MCC's community garden. Join us to support a great cause!
Contact: Patrick Sullivan or 860-512-2669
Fee: Donations accepted

March 31 11:00 AM

Meditation Monday
Location: Dehn Gallery, MCC on Main, 903 Main ST. Manchester,CT
Monday, March 31: Design and Multimedia Faculty Exhibit: See the inspiring work of the Manchester Community College Design and Multimedia faculty. There will be some digital works, hand drawn and painted work and lively discussion on producing art while educating artists and designers in the 21st century.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692

April 1 12:00 PM

Social Etiquette Luncheon
Location: Cheney Dining Room Culinary Arts
MCC students are invited to join Prof. Carla Adams as she facilitates a lesson in social etiquette. Students will be able to learn the proper etiquette when eating during an interview or business lunch. Students will also be able to receive a voucher at the end to buy a suit or business casual attire.
Contact: Bryce Jones or 860-512-3327
Fee: Free

April 1 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

April 2 6:00 PM

GPA Junior Night
Location: GPA Community Commons
Juniors get to sit with staff and counselors to plan ahead!
Contact: Guidance or 860-512-3712
Fee: free
Spondored By: GPA

April 3 11:00 AM

QPR Training
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building Room D229
QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer - three simple steps you can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. You will learn to: recognize the warning signs of suicide, know how to offer hope, know how to get help and save a life.
Contact: Joe Navarra or 860-512-3592
Fee: Free

April 3 8:00 PM

Imagine Main Street - Live on Main with The Coffee Grinders
Location: Dehn Gallery
First Thursday at MCC on Main with the Coffee Grinders - acoustic blues influenced by Delta legends Robert Johnson, Charley Patton, Bo Carter, and Tommy Johnson, as well as Dylan, the Stones, and the Beatles.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Spondored By: Imagine Main Street

April 4 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Nude Figure Drawing Class. Easels provided.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

April 4 7:00 PM

International Film Series-"The Attack"
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Dr. Amin Jaafari is an assimilated Arab surgeon who seems to have it all with a promising career with honors among the Israelis in Tel Aviv. That all changes after a devastating terrorist suicide bombing and his beloved wife, Siham, is found among the dead as the primary suspect. The now ostracized Amin resolves to find out on his own why she kept secret from him. 102 mins. Lebanon. Drama. Arabic/Hebrew. Rated R.
Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
Fee: Free

April 5 8:00 PM

Live on Main - Bellers Music
Location: Dehn Gallery
Live music, details TBD
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Spondored By: Beller's Music

April 8 3:00 PM

James Prosek - Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist
Location: GPA Community Commons
Author, naturalist, artist and illustrator James Prosek will be our second 2014 Dehn Foundation Visiting Artist. Prosek's work is currently on exhibit at the New Britain Museum of American Art (James Prosek: Wondrous Strange, through June 8).


Contact: Dan Long or 860-512-2697
Fee: Free
Spondored By: The Dehn Foundation

April 8 6:00 PM

Passover Seder
Location: Culinary Arts Center
Please join us for the annual MCC Passover Seder. This event including a delicious kosher-style dinner, hosted by the coll International Food’s class, is open to everyone interested in or curious about the Jewish Passover Holiday. This year is a special treat with Syrian cuisine! For credit card payments, please call 860-512-3648; for cash or check payments, please visit the Bursar’s Office, Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. For additional ticket information, please call 860-512-3648.


Contact: Valerie Wilson or 860-512-2760
Fee: $12

April 9 11:00 AM

Web Technology Certificate Info Session
Location: LRC A108
Come learn about our popular Web Technology Certificate that teaches students how to build dynamic and sustainable web sites. We offer on-line accelerated courses along with our traditional classes.
Contact: Sandra Rimetz or 512-2636
Fee: Free

April 9 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

April 9 6:00 PM

Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks
Location: Dehn Gallery
Smart Debt Management with Mary K. Johnson, Director of Financial Literacy at Higher One, at "Beer, Burgers & Managing Your Bucks, " a series of monthly networking and money-management gatherings for 20- and 30-somethings. Network, sample handcrafted beer, enjoy a slider and get the answers to your most challenging financial questions from local money and business experts.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5
Spondored By: Corey's Catsup & Mustard, Broad Brook Brewing Co.

April 10 6:00 PM

Taking the "DIS" Out of Disability
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
Over 56.7 million people in the United States have a disability. This seminar will provide care givers, direct care staff, human service professionals and other community members the tools they need to show respect and sensitivity to people with disabilities. Often times individuals do not recognize how their actions or words may come across. Participants in this program will leave enriched, through activities, dialogue with each other, and knowledge gained from speakers.
Contact: MaryJo Archambault or 860-512-2708
Fee: Free

April 11 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Nude Figure Drawing Class. Easels provided.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

April 11 6:00 PM

Movies on Main - "Life According to Sam"
Location: Seminar Room 1
'Life According to Sam' is about one family's courageous fight to save their only son from a rare and fatal disease, progeria. Documentary.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030

April 12 8:00 AM

Second Cup of Coffee- 7th Meeting
Location: GPA Guidance Office
Come to visit with our Magnet Theme Coach and discuss the new Smarter Balance assessments.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or 860-512-3756
Fee: free

April 12 7:00 PM

Live on Main - The Guinea Pigs
Location: Dehn Gallery
Live music featuring the Guinea Pigs, a Connecticut-based acoustic-rock ensemble.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030

April 15 1:00 PM

Bibliotherapy or Why Novels are the New Self-Help: a Nattional Library Week Event
Location: LRC, Library Fireside Commons
As part of National Library Week, Susan Elderkin, co-author of The Novel Cure: From Abandonment to Zestlessness 751 Books to Cure What Ails You will talk about how she and her co-author tested and chose their cabinet of cures, and why she believes that novels are the new self-help. Susan will invite audience members to share their ailments, so that she and the audience can offer a literary cure. This talk is for anyone who loves books and reading and who struggles with what to read next.
Contact: Paula Cook or 860-512-2877
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Library

April 15 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Financial Aid Office
Receive help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

April 15 5:30 PM

Electronic Health Records Information Session
Location: LRC A226
Carla Adams will be presenting information about the new Electronic Health Records Certificate program at MCC. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Contact: Carla Adams or 860-512-2652
Fee: Free
Spondored By: HL-SCI Grant

April 16 6:00 PM

Century 21 New Homebuyers Seminar
Location: Seminar Room 1
Tips and tricks for first-time home-buying provided by Century 21.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: Free

April 17 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Dehn Gallery
7:00 PM - Jazz set with Mike Casey Trio, featuring Casey on saxophone; Matt Dwonszyk, acoustic bass; and Corey Garcia, drums. For more information, please visit www.mikecaseyjazz.com.
8:00 PM - In celebration of National Poetry Month, featured poets V. Penelope Pelizzon, UConn professor and author of the 2014 title, Whose Flesh is Flame, Whose Bone is Time; and Danielle Chapman, Yale University professor, whose first book of poems will be published by Northwestern Univ. Press in Spring 2015.
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

April 18 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing
Location: Seminar Room 1
Nude Figure Drawing Class. Easels provided.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860-647-6030
Fee: $8

April 19 1:30 PM

Zentangle Workshop
Location: Seminar 1
Artist, Cheryl Cianci is a Certified Zentangle Instructor. She will lead an introductory workshop at MCC on Main, on the meditative art of Zentangle pattern design.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692
Fee: $25

April 21 4:00 PM

Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad Seminar
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
Keynote Speaker: Peter Karanja. Peter Karanja came to the US from Kenya. He now lives in East Hartford, works in Hartford, and gives every moment of his life to helping and praying for others. He will discuss his book, Free To Go, which chronicles his early life in rural Kenya, his disability, and his continued positive journey through life. In addition, there will be a presentation of the Dr. Jonathan Daube Award for Inclusion and Accessibility and the 2014 Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad Award.
Contact: George Ducharme or 860-512-2789
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Institute on Disability and Community Inclusion and Communitas

April 22 4:00 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building, Room E202
Everyone is welcome to attend an Information Session about the new Radiologic Science program. This is a two-year, full-time program. The deadline for application to the program is June 1, 2014. Attendance to an information session is a requirement of the application process.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: None
Spondored By: HL-Sci Grant

April 22 4:00 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building, Room E202
Everyone is welcome to attend an Information Session about the new Radiologic Science program. This is a two-year, full-time program. The deadline for application to the program is June 1, 2014. Attendance to an information session is a requirement of the application process.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: None
Spondored By: HL-Sci Grant

April 23 2:00 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the Dental Assistant Certificate Program are invited to learn more about the program by attending an information session. The program coordinator will answer questions about the program during the session. It is not necessary to register, all are welcome. The information sessions are the first step in the application process.

Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705

April 23 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: SSC L177
Receive help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

April 24 10:00 AM

Depression Screening Day
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building Rotunda.
1 Out of 5 People are Affected by Depression. The good news is that depression can be detected and treated. Don’t let worries, anger, sorrow or stress keep you or someone you love from enjoying. Get a FREE Anonymous Screening on Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10 AM–2 PM in the SBM Charitable Foundation Building Rotunda.
Contact: Joe Navarra or 860-512-3592
Fee: Free

April 24 5:00 PM

Live on Main - Open Mic with Kemet Maroon
Location: Dehn Gallery
Open Mic featuring multiple artists hosted by Kemet Maroon
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $5

April 25 7:00 PM

Evening of Fine Wines
Location: Great Path Academy and Lowe Building
The Manchester Community College Foundation’s 22nd annual Evening of Fine Wines will be held on Friday, April 25, 2014 at Manchester Community College. We welcome Barry Kelly President and CEO of Kelser Corporation as Presenting Sponsor for our 2014 event.
Join us for the 22nd annual Evening of Fine Wines with a 50th birthday twist. Contributions directly benefit hundreds of deserving students who need financial assistance to pursue and reach their educational goals.
Contact: Zue-Jay Campos or (860)512-2922
Fee: $85 per person and group discounts available

April 26 9:00 AM

General Studies Program "Saturday Advising Slam"
Location: Academic Support Center, L-282
The General Studies Program invites evening students, adult learners, new and returning students, as well as prospective students to stop by the Academic Support Center for help with summer and fall registration, course planning, and graduation requirements and transfer plans.
Contact: Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow or 860-512-2676
Fee: Free

April 28 10:00 AM

disABILITY Awareness Day
Location: Lowe Lobby
10AM-1PM
New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) Marketplace
Faculty, staff, and students will be able to experience what it is like to use a wheelchair. There will be a “scavenger hunt” and a drawing for a gift card for the Bookstore
Lowe Lobby

11AM-12:30PM
“The Ten Commandments of Communicating with People with Disabilities”
Film and discussion with Mary Jo Archambault
LRC B209

12:30-2:00PM
MCC Panel of Students with Disabilities
Moderated by Gail Stanton & Joseph Navarra
GPA Commons
Contact: Gail Stanton or 860-512-3597
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Disability Services

April 29 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: SSC L177
Receive help completing FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

April 29 6:00 PM

Cross-Fluence with Gaslight Arkestra: An Evening of Spoken Word & Jazz Improv
Location: Learning Resource Center, Library Fireside Commons
In celebration of National Poetry Month, the MCC Library poresents An Evening of Spoken Word & Jazz Improv featuring Cross-Fluence with Gaslight Arkestra. Poet Stephen Campiglio will read from his forthcoming chapbook, Verbal Clouds through Various Magritte Skies. Gaslight Arkestra, founded in 2008 by drummer Jay Wood and keyboardist Matt Bister, also features Dave Parsons, Dennis Martinez, and Trek Perry-Culbreath. Refreshments served.
Contact: Paula Cook or 860-512-2877
Fee: Free

April 30 11:30 AM

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month - Opening Ceremony
Location: GPA Commons
Please join us for the Opening Ceremony for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate the accomplishments of the Asian Pacific American Community. Leadership Awards will be presented and we have a wonderful keynote speaker lined up for you. Light refreshments will be served.
Contact: Bryce Jones or 860-512-3327
Spondored By: Division of Student Affairs

May 1 11:00 AM

Diversity Day
Location: LRC Courtyard (Rain location: AST Rotunda)
Join us for food, music, performances, and so much more.
Contact: Bryce Jones or 860-512-3327
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Minority Student and Mentoring Programs

May 1 6:30 PM

Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace - Speaker: Josh Ruebner
Location: Great Path Academy, Community Commons
Join author and activist Josh Ruebner who will speak about his new book, Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace. A nationally known activist of peace in Israel-Palestine, he focuses on US efforts to broker a peace. Josh is a former founder and director of Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel, and he addresses issues of social justice and Israeli-Palestinian unity for a just peace.
Contact: Diana Hossain or 860-512-2678
Fee: free
Spondored By: MCC Cultural Programs Committee, We Refuse to Be Enemies, Tree of Life and The Jewish Voice for Peace

May 1 6:30 PM

First Thursdays at MCC on Main: Paint Party with Art Lab
Location: Seminar Room 1
Enjoy two hours with us creating your own masterpiece. BYOB (wine or beer only) and relax while you unleash your inner Picasso. Fee includes all supplies. Call or email for reservations or more information.

Contact: Michele Colletti or 860.647.6030
Fee: $35
Spondored By: Art Lab

May 1 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Sepia Tone
Location: Dehn Gallery
Sepia Tone is an alternative rock/acoustic/ blues band. This event is part of Imagine Main Street's First Thursday event.

Band photo attached below.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860-647-6030
Fee: $7 Cover

May 2 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing Class
Location: Seminar Room 1
Walk-In's welcome. Easels are provided. Attendee will need to bring own supplies.

Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860.647.6030
Fee: $8

May 2 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Things With Wings
Location: Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery
This is a Manchester High School, Great Path Academy and Manchester Community College Student Show, produced through Manchester Neighborhoods and Families, Youth Arts Initiative. Students have prepared work with the theme of "Things with Wings" all year long in art classes and special workshops at MCC. Wings and self-portrait/identity was an alternative theme for exploration. Come see fantastical creatures with wings in a wide variety of media, from wall pieces to jewelry design.
Contact: Maura O'Connor or 860-512-2692
Fee: Free
Spondored By: Manchester Neighborhoods and Families, Youth Arts Initiative

May 2 6:00 PM

Writing Contest Awards Ceremony
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
The MCC Writing Contest encourages and recognizes the academic excellence of our students who excel in writing. Since 1991, the English Department has hosted an annual writing contest open to any person who has been a student at MCC during the current academic year. Typically, about 50-75 entries in six categories are judged by fifteen English Department faculty members. The generous support of the MCC Foundation makes these awards possible.
Contact: Lois A. Coleman or 860-512-2666
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

May 2 7:00 PM

International Film Series: Terraferma
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Terraferma (Italy). A local Sicilian community sees its traditional economy based on fishing threatened, its mode of life based on honor and the rough justice of the sea threatened by everything around it. And then an apparently bigger threat comes as desperate African boat immigrants start showing up at the shores, after having risked their lives in the stormy seas, flying in despair the devastated continent of their birth. 88 mins. Drama. Italian. Rated R.
Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860-512-2874
Fee: Free Admission

May 3 9:00 AM

General Studies Program "Saturday Advising Slam"
Location: Academic Support Center, L-282
The General Studies Program invites evening students, adult learners, new and returning students, as well as prospective students to stop by the Academic Support Center for help with summer and fall registration, course planning, and graduation requirements and transfer plans.
Contact: Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow or 860-512-2676
Fee: Free

May 3 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Beller's Music
Location: Dehn Gallery
Beller's Music presents Stretto String Trio.


Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Fee: $7 Cover

May 7 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Student Services Center, L177
Receive help to complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

May 9 8:30 AM

Changes to Dual Enrollment Programs: Impact of NEASC and NACEP Standards
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Auditorium
Purpose: To provide a half-day forum to clearly communicate information about the NEASC standards as they will apply to dual enrollment programs, as well as the standards and required evidence implicit in NACEP certification, and strategies for a successful implementation of the standards at both the high school and community college level. Attendees will benefit from ample question and answer opportunities.

Contact: Robert Henderson or 860.512.3312
Fee: Free

May 9 12:00 PM

Figure Drawing Class
Location: Seminar Room 1
Walk-In's welcome. Easels are provided. Attendee will need to bring own supplies.
Contact: Khannie Homsombath or 860.647.6030
Fee: $8

May 9 7:00 PM

Movies on Main Film Series: In a World
Location: Seminar Room 2
In "In a World," an underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation. 93 mins. Comedy. Rated R.



Contact: Evelyn Angry-Smith or 860.512.2874
Fee: Free Admission

May 10 9:00 AM

General Studies Program "Saturday Advising Slam"
Location: Academic Support Center, L-282
The General Studies Program invites evening students, adult learners, new and returning students, as well as prospective students to stop by the Academic Support Center for help with summer and fall registration, course planning, and graduation requirements and transfer goals.
Contact: Kimberly Hamilton Bobrow or 860-512-2676
Fee: Free

May 10 2:00 PM

Choral Concert
Location: Church of the Assumption, 29 South Adams Street, Manchester
The Manchester Community College Chorale and Madrigal Singers and the Suffolk Singers from Suffolk County Community College, NY will perform a choral concert of varied styles and periods under the direction of Dr. Carolina Flores and Dr. Alice Cavanaugh. Donations will help defray the cost of the MCC choral tour to Italy this May.
Contact: Carolina Flores or 860-512-2640
Fee: Free (suggested donation, $10)

May 13 12:00 PM

Wellness Table
Location: AST Rotunda 1st Floor
Stop by our table for tips on managing stress and give aways!
Contact: Veronica Young or 860-512-3592
Fee: FREE
Spondored By: ERASE

May 13 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Student Services Center, Lowe 177
Receive help to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

May 13 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Session
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options and financial aid; a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218
Fee: Free

May 14 8:00 AM

Parent Event- Second Cup of Coffee
Location: GPA Guidance Office
This month's focus will be upon Standards-based grading. Please join Ms. Johnston to discuss how this will be implemented here at GPA.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 14 11:00 AM

Teacher Professional Devlopment- student half day
Location: GP157
Students have a half day. Teachers will gather to attend a training on Standards-based grading.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 14 6:00 PM

Beers, Burgers, and Managing Your Bucks
Location: SR2. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
$5 Cover
"Building Your Personal Brand"
The first hour includes Catsup and Mustard sliders, Top Shelf Brewing Co beer tasting, and the opportunity to have professional digital headshots taken by professional photographer John Garaventa for a discounted price of $25.

Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

May 15 11:00 AM

"GPA Goes to Spain!"
Location: Spain!
!Buen viaje! 18 GPA students are heading overseas to Madrid, Cordoba and Seville. We look forward to their stories of their adventures.
Contact: Raquel Cabrera-Zayas or (860) 512-3712
Spondored By: Our school community

May 15 1:50 PM

NWEA GPA Testing Window
Location: GPA Computer Labs
NWEA Reading and Math Spring Testing
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 15 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Dehn Gallery
7:00 PM - Featured poets Charles Fort, author of We Did Not Fear the Father (New & Selected Poems), Red Hen Press - for more info, please visit www.charlesfort.com; and Sean Thomas Dougherty, author of Nightshift Belonging to Lorca, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry, and two titles from BOA publishers. 8:00 PM - Classical set with Asylum Quartet, featuring baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophonists. For complete info, please visit www.asylumquartet.com.
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

May 16 6:00 PM

Spring Arts Festival
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building
The Spring Arts festival features the opening of the Student Fine Art Exhibition, student films, and vocal and instrumental performances by MCC music students.
Contact: Susan Classen-Sullivan or 860-5l2-2693

May 16 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Goza
Location: Dehn Gallery
Goza (Spanish for "joy") performs exciting music and dance rhythms from Latin America, Brazil and Spain with guitar, violin, horns, latin percussion and beautiful, romantic vocals.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Fee: $7 Cover

May 20 1:00 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Kathy Jeffries will present information about the Dental Assistant Certificate Program at MCC. Everyone is welcome to attend. The deadline to apply to this program is June 1, 2014.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: Free

May 20 4:00 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: SBM Charitable Foundation Building, Room E202
Everyone is welcome to attend an Information session about the new Radiologic Science program. This is a two-year, full-time program. The deadline for application to the program is June 1, 2014. Attendance to an information session is a requirement of the application process.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: Free
Spondored By: HL-Sci Grant

May 21 2:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Student Services Center, L177
Receive help to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Jody Bailey or 860-512-3384
Fee: Free

May 21 6:00 PM

Century 21 Homebuyers Seminar
Location: Seminar Room 2
Homebuyer's Seminar includes introductions to a wide range of information regarding first time home buying and additional relevant material.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Fee: Free

May 23 9:00 AM

Feeding Children Everywhere
Location: GPA Front Hallway
Lauren Peoples and Javante Danvers have organized this event for part of their Capstone project. The GPA community will be piecing together 10,000 meals for local food shelters to distribute.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860)512-3756

May 24 6:30 PM

CT Guitar Society Presents: A Night of Guitar
Location: Dehn Gallery
CT Guitar Society present two classical guitar sets, followed by two jazz guitar sets featuring multiple artists including some duets. Award-winning guitarist Francesco Barone has performed throughout the Northeast United States and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. Local guitar hero Frank Varela will demonstrate his unique style of playing jazz guitar and bass simultaneously. And, Turkish jazz guitarist Sinan Bakir is noted as a virtuoso player and a masterful composer by the music critics and his peers.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Fee: $7 Cover

May 26 8:00 AM

Memorial Day- School Closed
Location: GPA
School is closed to honor those who have served our country. Home of the Free because of the Brave.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 27 8:50 AM

Unified Arts New York City Field Trip
Location: NY, NY
GPA's Art Instructor and Music Instructor have teamed up to plan an eventful and informative day in the city.
Contact: Anne Hebebrand or (860) 512-3748

May 27 4:00 PM

FAFSA Online
Location: Student Services Center, L177
Receive help completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.
Contact: Anna Robertson or 860-512-3385
Fee: Free

May 27 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Session
Location: Great Path Academy Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options and financial aid; a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218
Fee: Free

May 29 5:30 PM

50th Commencement Ceremony
Location: Bicentennial Band Shell
The 50th Commencement Ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 29, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. sharp, at the Bicentennial Band Shell on the campus lawn. The Commencement Speaker will be Dr. Gina Barreca, Professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut. The Alumi Address will be delivered by Nancy Kelly, JD, MPP who is nationally recognized executive and lawyer and who has driven key strategic initiatives in the business, government, nonprofit and academic sectors.
Contact: K. Umesh Vig or 860-512-3204

May 30 8:00 AM

Capstone Project Presentations
Location: GPA Community Commons
Students will present their Capstone Projects to the school.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 30 8:00 AM

All School-Meeting
Location: MCC Auditorium
There will be a presentation for the newest Students of the Month.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

May 30 7:00 PM

Paint Party featuring Art Lab
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Paint Party provided by Art Lab. $35/ pp - includes all supplies
BYOB Spaces are limited so please register at http://bridill.com/classes/
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 2 8:00 AM

GPA's Talent Show
Location: MCC Auditorium
GPA's students show off their many talents!
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele or (860) 512-3756

June 2 9:00 AM

Applications Due: Question, Persuade, Refer Trainer
Location: TBA
The Connecticut Campus Suicide Prevention Initiative (CCSPI) and Manchester Community College are excited to offer the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training-of-Trainers (TOT), Friday, June 13, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a QPR trainer, please fill out and return the application below to Cathy Sisco by 4 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014. Applications will be accepted by fax at 860.793.4650; or by email: csisco@wheelerclinic.org.
Contact: Cathy Cisco or 860-793-2164
Fee: Free
Spondored By: The Connecticut Campus Suicide Prevention Initiative (CCSPI)

June 2 3:00 PM

Breakdancing Shakespeare
Location: MCC Auditorium
Hartford Stage's Breakdancing Shakespeare group comes to GPA Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 2nd- June 5th.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele or (860) 512-3756

June 3 3:00 PM

Small Learning Community Meeting
Location: GP126
Monthly school staff meeting. Topics include staff member of the month and end of year housekeeping.
Contact: Aida Lopez or (860) 512-3726

June 4 3:00 PM

Garden Club Family Night
Location: MCC Community Garden on the Wetherell St side of the MCC campus.
GPA students and families are invited to meet us out in the community garden at MCC to learn about and help work in our garden. Work from 3-4. Refreshments and conversation 4-5. We look forward to seeing you in the garden!
Contact: Whitney Thurrott or 860-512-3700

June 6 8:00 AM

Senior Breakfast
Location: MCC Culinary
A celebration for our graduating Class of 2014.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 7 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Beller's Music Presents Jen Lowe and the Sensitive Dudes
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT. Gallery
Acoustic/folk/and blues sound; $7 cover at the door

Contact: Emily or Martin

June 10 8:00 AM

GPA Graduation Rehearsal
Location: MCC Auditorium
One of two graduation rehearsals.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 10 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Sessions
Location: GPA Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options, financial aid and a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

June 11 8:00 AM

GPA Graduation Rehearsal
Location: MCC Auditorium
Two of two rehearsals.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 11 10:00 AM

Senior Picnic
Location: GPA
A senior picnic will be held after the second graduation rehearsal.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 11 3:00 PM

Garden Club Night
Location: MCC Community Garden
Students in the Garden Club will work on our community gardens.
Contact: Whitney Thurrott or (860) 512-3700

June 11 5:00 PM

Acceptance Night
Location: GPA Commons and Patio
This is an event for our incoming, newly accepted students and families. Please join us for a mixer to begin to get to know each other! A school uniform vendor will be available and you will be able to register, as well. Light snacks will be provided. Please look to the prospective students information for information on registration materials.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 12 6:00 PM

Graduation
Location: MCC Auditorium
This ceremony will transition our graduating seniors from high school students to their post-graduate endeavors.
Contact: Jessica Aglieco or (860) 512-3700

June 12 6:30 PM

Paint Party featuring Art Lab
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT. Seminar Room 1
Paint Party featuring Art Lab with Bri Dill - BYOB. All supplies included; $35/ pp.
Registration is available at http://bridill.com/. Additional questions, please call 860.647.6030
Contact: Emily or Martin

June 12 8:00 PM

Live on Main: Jim Cipollini
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Live on Main presents Jim Cipollini. BYOB; $7 cover. Music features a series of covers throughout a multitude of genres.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 13 8:00 AM

Students' Last Day of School
Location: GPA
We say goodbye for the summer! Stay tuned for events throughout the summer to stay in touch!
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860)512-3756

June 13 9:00 AM

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training-of-Trainers (TOT)
Location: TBD
The Connecticut Campus Suicide Prevention Initiative (CCSPI) and Manchester Community College are excited to offer the Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training-of-Trainers (TOT) on Friday, June 13, 2014. If you are interested in becoming a QPR trainer, please fill-out and return the application below to Cathy Sisco by 4 p.m. Monday, June 2, 2014. Applications will be accepted by fax at 860.793.4650; or by email: csisco@wheelerclinic.org.
Contact: Cathy Cisco or 860-793-2164
Fee: Free
Spondored By: The Connecticut Campus Suicide Prevention Initiative (CCSPI)

June 13 9:00 AM

GPA Field Day
Location: GPA
A school-wide field day to celebrate the end of the school year. Students will be required to complete all finals prior to participating.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

June 14 7:00 PM

Live on Main: The Guinea Pigs
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT. Gallery
Folk/rock/blues sound. $7 cover at the door
Contact: Emily or Martin

June 16 8:00 AM

End of Year Staff Professional Development
Location: GPA- various rooms.
Workshops based upon our cycle of self-improvement. GPA staff is always learning.
Contact: Jessica Aglieco or (860) 512-3700

June 16 9:00 AM

Registration for Incoming Students
Location: GPA Main Office
Please call (860) 512-3703 to make an appointment to come in and register with Ms. Medrano. You are welcome to come in to register M-F, 9am-1pm.

You will need the following documents: student birth certificate or passport, health record (obtain from current school nurse or physician), parent ID (driver's license), most current CAPT or CMT report, most current report card, a current utility bill (gas, electricity, cable, lease), and a copy of the student's social security card.
Contact: Magda Medrano or (860) 512-3703

June 18 6:00 PM

Century 21 Home Buyers Seminar
Location: Seminar Room 2
This home buyer's seminar includes introductions to a wide range of information regarding first-time home buying and additional relevant material.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Spondored By: Century 21

June 19 6:00 PM

Figure Drawing
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT
Figure Drawing with Live Model; $8 fee. Easels included. Attendees must bring their own supplies.

Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 20 6:00 PM

Gallery Reception: Manchester Art Association
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Opening gallery show for the Manchester Art Association. Catering Provided: Enjoy light snacks as the show is unveiled.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 20 6:00 PM

Manchester Art Association Group Members Show
Location: Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery
Manchester Art Association Group Members Show will be held at the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Gallery over the summer. Join the Association for an opening art reception on Friday, June 20, 6-8 p.m.
Contact: Carolyn Gimbrone or 860-647-6030

June 20 8:00 PM

Live on Main: The PJ Project
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Live on Main presents The PJ Project! Enjoy covers, originals, and much much more.
BYOB; $7 cover charge at the door
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 24 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Sessions
Location: GPA Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options, financial aid and a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

June 27 7:00 PM

Paint Party featuring Art Lab
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT. Gallery
Paint Party featuring Art Lab with Bri Dill. BYOB. $35/ pp, all supplies included. Registration is available at http://bridill.com/. Additional questions, please call 860.647.6030
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

June 28 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Chad Browne - Springer
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Live on Main presents Chad Browne-Springer. BYOB; $7 cover charge at door. Enjoy the smooth sounds of Chad Browne-Springer, an up and coming Connecticut based artist.


Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

July 8 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Sessions
Location: GPA Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options, financial aid and a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

July 11 6:30 PM

CANCELLED-Paint Party w/ Art Lab
Location: Dehn Gallery
Paint Party featuring Art Lab with Bri Dill. BYOB limited to beer and wine. All supplies included; registration is available at bridill.com.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030
Fee: $35

July 12 7:00 PM

Live on Main: The Shine
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Live on Main featuring The Shine. $7 cover. BYOB limited to beer and wine only This duo features soulful acoustics with a unique, worldly twist.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

July 16 6:00 PM

Century 21 Home Buyers Seminar
Location: Seminar Room 2. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT, 06040
This Home Buyer's Seminar includes introductions to a wide range of information regarding first time home buying and additional relevant material.
Contact: Paul Koutsopoulos or 860.604.0765

July 19 9:00 AM

Super Saturdays - Enroll in Credit Courses for Fall 2014
Location: Student Services Center - Lowe Building
Prospective and returning students may complete all or some of the process of admittance through registration for Fall 2014 credit courses. Offices open: Admissions, assessment testing, financial aid, academic advising/counseling, registration and bursars. Participants needing assessment testing should arrive by 9 a.m.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

July 19 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Lorraine Drive Band
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Live on Main featuring the Lorraine Drive Band for the first time at MCC on Main!
$7 cover. BYOB limited to beer and wine only

Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

July 22 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Sessions
Location: GPA Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options, financial aid and a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

July 23 7:00 PM

Paint Party Featuring Art Lab
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
This week's class will be painting a LIVE MACAW! Art.Lab is a traveling art class that teaches individuals of all skill levels how to create an art piece in just a few hours while socializing and having fun! All materials provided! No experience needed! $35/pp. Includes all supplies; BYOB - limited to beer and wine only.

Pay online at http://bridill.com/classes/, or feel free to pay at the door. Cash or check only, please.

Reserve your spot today, spaces fill up quick!

Contact: Michele Colletti or 860.647.6030

July 31 6:00 PM

Gallery Reception: "Seeing Things" Photography Show
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Gallery Reception for "Seeing Things," a photography show featuring the work of seven area photographers. Light snacks provided by JAK catering. Music provided by Beller's from 7-8 p.m.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

August 5 5:30 PM

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Sessions
Location: GPA Community Commons
Attendees will learn about the admissions process, transfer options, financial aid and a tour will be given at the end of the session.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

August 8 6:30 PM

Paint Party Featuring Art Lab
Location: Seminar Room 1. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Paint Party featuring Art Lab with Bri Dill. BYOB -- limited to beer and wine only. All supplies included: $35/per person.

Registration is available at http://bridill.com/. Additional questions, please call 860.647.6030
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

August 9 9:00 AM

Super Saturdays - Enroll in Credit Courses for Fall 2014
Location: Student Services Center - Lowe Building
Prospective and returning students may complete all or some of the process of admittance through registration for Fall 2014 credit courses. Offices open: admissions, assessment testing, financial aid, academic advising/counseling, registration and bursars. Participants needing assessment testing should arrive by 9 a.m.
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

August 16 9:00 AM

Super Saturday - Enroll in Credit Courses for Fall 2014
Location: Student Services Center - Lowe Building
Prospective and returning students may complete all or some of the process of admittance through registration for Fall 2014 credit courses. Offices open: admissions, assessment testing, financial aid, academic advising/counseling, registration and bursars. Participants needing assessment testing should arrive by 9 a.m. Get it all done in one day!
Contact: Elijah A. Oliver or 860-512-3218

August 16 10:00 AM

Connecticut Community Gardening Celebration
Location: Manchester Community College Community Garden, Gathering Space and field
The MCC Community Garden will host the Connecticut Community Gardening Association's "Connecticut Community Garden Celebration" to encourage and celebrate the community gardens through out the state. Tours of the MCC Gardens, workshops for composting, PH soil testing by Dawn Petinelli of the Connecticut Soil Science Lab. Vendors, music, and special guest speaker Sherill Baldwin of the Conn. DEP about state composting and recycling programs. All are Welcome!
Contact: Bettylou Sandy or 860-268-6270
Fee: Vendor tables 30/ attendees free
Spondored By: Ct. Community Gardening Association and the MCC Community Garden

August 16 7:00 PM

Live on Main: The Guinea Pigs
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT, 06040
Live on Main presents the Guinea Pigs. Folk/acoustic/Americana style. $7 cover;
BYOB -- limited to beer and wine only.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

August 20 6:00 PM

Century 21 Home Buyers Seminar
Location: Seminar Room 2. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
This Home buyer's seminar includes introductions to a wide range of information regarding first-time home buying and additional relevant material.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

August 22 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Johnny Youngblood "Into the Fire"
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Live on Main present's Johnny Youngblood - acoustic. $7 cover; BYOB.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

August 26 8:00 AM

First Day of School
Location: GPA
Welcome back to school! We have an eventful year ahead of us.
Contact: Anastasia DiFedele-Dutton or (860) 512-3756

August 26 1:45 PM

Health & Exercise Information Session
Location: AST E202
Students interested in the Health and Exercise Science program are invited to attend an information session about the program. No sign-up is required.
Contact: Allison MacKenzie or 860-512-2718
Fee: none

August 26 2:30 PM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: AST E202
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. No sign up is required.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: non

August 26 3:15 PM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: AST E 202
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. Students do not need to sign up in advance for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

August 26 4:00 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: AST E202
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. No sign-up is required.
Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: none

August 26 4:45 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: AST E202
Program Coordinators will present information about the Radiological Science Program.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: None

August 29 7:00 PM

Live on Main: Tick Tick BOOM
Location: Gallery. 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040
Tick Tick BOOM is a local improv comedy troupe with an expansive comedic repertoire. $7 cover. BYOB -- limited to beer and wine only.

Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

September 10 6:00 PM

Beers, Burgers, and Managing Your Bucks
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Seminar Room 2
Seminar including insightful information for young, professional individuals and entrepreneurs. Network with important contacts during the social hour, while sampling craft beers and burger sliders. An information program follows. Topic TBA.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

September 12 6:30 PM

Paint Party w/ Art Lab
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Seminar Room 1
Join the Party! Art.Lab is a traveling art class that teaches individuals of all skill levels how to create an art piece in just a few hours while socializing and having fun! All materials provided! No experience needed!
$35/pp. Includes all supplies; BYOB - limited to beer and wine only

Pay online at http://bridill.com/classes/, or feel free to pay at the door. Cash or check only, please.

Reserve your spot today, spaces fill up quick!
Contact: Michele Colletti or 860.647.6030

September 18 7:00 PM

Mishi-maya-gat Spoken Word & Music Series
Location: Gallery
Come celebrate the launch of Mishi-maya-gat's 9th season. 7 p.m. - New England Guitar Quartet, featuring classical guitarists Nick Cutroneo, Daniel Hartington, Jeremy Milligan, and Christopher Ladd. For more info: www.nickcutroneo.com. 8 p.m. - Featured poets Vivian Shipley, nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize and author of All of Your Messages Have Been Erased; and Christine Beck, M.F.A. from SCSU and author of Blinding Light. For more info: www.vivianshipley.com or christinebeck.net.
Contact: Stephen Campiglio or 860-512-2824
Fee: Free
Spondored By: MCC Foundation

September 19 6:00 PM

Gallery Reception: "Planet Pulp"
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Gallery Reception for exhibiting works in the genre of Pulp Art. This show is donated by the New Britain Museum of American Art. Light refreshments will provided. join us!
Contact: Jane Rainwater or 860.647.6030

September 20 6:00 PM

Silk City EP Release Party and Concert
Location: 903 Main Street, Manchester CT 06040. Gallery
Silk City, an all-around media concoction of awesome music, comedy, rock'n'roll, videos and television, is having their first ever EP Release Party -- and it's at MCC on Main! Come catch their live act! $7/pp at the door. Release party activities from 6-7 p.m., followed by a live concert from 7-9 p.m.; BYOB after 7 p.m.

T-shirts, CDs, and poster merchandise available for purchase.
Contact: Emily Martin or 860.647.6030

September 26 10:00 AM

Health & Exercise Science Information Session
Location: LRC B 125
Health & Exercise Program information session for students interested in this program. No registration is required.
Contact: Allison MacKenzie or 860-512-2718
Fee: none

September 26 10:45 AM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: LRC B125
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the information session. No sign up is required.
Contact: Maggie Moriarty or 860-512-2719
Fee: none

September 26 11:30 AM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: LRC B 123
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the session. Students do not need to sign up for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

September 26 12:15 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: LRC B125
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. Advanced sign-up is not required.
Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: none

September 26 1:00 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC B125
The Dental Assistant Certificate Program Coordinator will present information on the application process, curriculum, and describe the job of a Dental Assistant. No registration is required.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: None

September 26 1:45 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: LRC B125
Program Coordinators will present Information about the Radiological Science Program. Registration is not required.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: None

September 30 12:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
Improve your visibility in the job market. The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed to develop a resume that gets positive response from employers. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 2 6:00 PM

Effective Resume Writing
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
Improve your visibility in the job market. The Effective Resume Writing workshop will provide information on the skills and strategies needed to develop a resume that gets positive response from employers. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 7 12:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 8 10:00 AM

Part-Time Job Fair
Location: SBMCF/AST Rotunda
Approximately 25 companies are expected, and will be promoting a wide range of part-time positions offering flexible hours. Job seekers are encouraged to wear appropriate dress and have résumés handy! Event will run from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374
Fee: Free

October 9 6:00 PM

Interviewing Tips Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
The Interviewing Tips workshop will cover the various stages of the interviewing process. Job seekers will gain insight into frequently asked interview questions and other tips that can help lead to a successful interview. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 14 12:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
This workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques for managing a comprehensive and effective job search and maximizing the impact of a cover letter. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 16 1:00 PM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the information session. No pre-event sign-up is required.
Contact: Maggie Moriarty or 860-512-2719
Fee: none

October 16 1:45 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
The Dental Assistant Certificate program coordinator will present information on the application process, curriculum, and describe the job of a dental assistant. No registration is required.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: None

October 16 2:30 PM

Health & Exercise Science Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Health & Exercise Program information session for students interested in the program. No registration is required.
Contact: Allison MacKenzie or 860-512-2718
Fee: none

October 16 3:15 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. Advanced sign-up is not required.
Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: none

October 16 4:00 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Program coordinators will present information about the Radiological Science program. Registration is not required.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: none

October 16 4:45 PM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: LRC B123
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the session. Students do not need to sign up in advance for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

October 16 6:00 PM

Job Search & Cover Letters Workshop
Location: Lowe Student Services Building, L-107
This workshop will help individuals identify strategies and techniques for managing a comprehensive and effective job search and maximizing the impact of a cover letter. This workshop is free and open to the public.
Contact: Julie Greene or 860-512-3374

October 25 11:00 AM

17th Annual Empty Bowl Project
Location: Culinary Arts Center
Attend the 17th Annual Empty Bowl Project, and your admission fee of $15 gives you a handmade ceramic bowl that you can fill with unlimited soup and bread during the event. Proceeds benefit Foodshare. Keep the ceramic bowl as a reminder that more than 128,000 people, including some 50,0000 children, experience hunger in the greater Hartford area and Tolland counties.
Contact: Kathy Kern or 860-512-2794
Spondored By: MCC Culinary Arts Dept & Foodshare

October 30 10:00 AM

Manchester Community College Annual Transfer Fair
Location: Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the SBM Charitable Foundation Building (AST)
Ready to transfer your credits? MCC is hosting its Annual Transfer Fair Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and the SBM Charitable Foundation Building (AST).

Students will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 40 different colleges and universities. These representatives will be ready to answer questions regarding admission requirements, transfer scholarships, and other educational opportunities.
Contact: Robert C Turner Jr or 860-512-3328
Spondored By: Academic Advising & Counseling Dept.

December 3 2:00 PM

Surgical Technology Information Session
Location: LRC B123
Students interested in the Surgical Technology program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the application process. Coordinators will answer all questions about the program during the session. Students do not need to sign up in advance for the session.
Contact: Richard Clark or 860-512-2715
Fee: none

December 3 2:45 PM

Dental Assistant Certificate Information Session
Location: LRC A108
The Dental Assistant Certificate program coordinator will present information on the application process, curriculum, and describe the job of a dental assistant. No registration is required.
Contact: Kathy Jeffries or 860-512-2705
Fee: None

December 3 3:30 PM

Radiologic Science Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Program coordinators will present information about the Radiological Science program. Registration is not required.
Contact: Theresa Blake or 860-512-2704
Fee: none

December 3 4:15 PM

Occupational Therapy Assistant Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the OTA program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the information session. No sign-up is required.
Contact: Maggie Moriarty or 860-512-2719
Fee: none

December 3 5:00 PM

Health & Exercise Science Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Health & Exercise Program information session for students interested in the program. No registration is required.
Contact: Allison MacKenzie or 860-512-2718
Fee: none

December 3 5:45 PM

Respiratory Care Information Session
Location: LRC A108
Students interested in the Respiratory Care program are welcome to attend an information session. Attending an information session is the first step in the admission process. Coordinators will answer questions about the program during the session. No sign-up is required.
Contact: Nancy LaRoche-Shovak or 860-512-2714
Fee: none
Last Update: July 26 2014
For additional information, contact: Charlene Tappan