Weekend Guide: Fun stuff to do in Manchester

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Highlights above  from Day for Kids 2013, via YouTube.
Screenshot 2014-09-18 at 7.38.29 PMHere’s a round-up of five fun happenings in Manchester this weekend, with a little help from our friends at MyGoodGoodManchester, who put together a wonderful Events section.

Sept. 19, 2014

“The Full Monty”:  Broadway hit “The Full Monty” will be performed Sept. 19 – Oct. 11 at The Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St.

Tickets are $15-45 and can be purchased online.

About the performance

Spying on their wives during a ‘Girls Night Out’, the husbands realize the male strippers provided a sense of joy for their wives they had never witnessed.  Unemployed, jealous, and feeling emasculated the husbands come up with a plan to win back their wives and some quick cash.  With its contagious melodies and toe tapping tunes “The Full Monty” will leave you with plenty of hilarious laughter with situations that can only seem imaginable!

Sept. 20, 2014

Library Book Sale:  Manchester City Library will have a $10 Bag Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Winchell Room, on the lower level of the main library, 405 Pine St.

Bring your average size grocery bags (paper or cloth) and fill them from the 10,000 items in the Winchell Room of the library, at $10 per bag.  There are all types of books available for all ages and interests (fiction and non-fiction), in addition musical odds and ends including 33 1/3 long playing records.  Book subjects include crafts, cooking, history, biography, science fiction hardcovers, mystery fiction hardcovers, romance paperbacks and lots more. All proceeds go to programs and projects at the library.

Cemetery Tour: Local historians Richard Duckoff and John Jordan will conduct a walking tour of Pine Grove Cemetery from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 20.

Tickets are $5 for members of the Manchester Historic Association and $10 for the general public. Pre-registration is required – Please call 622-7531. Meet at the cemetery chapel.

Pine Grove Cemetery’s 275 acres is the final resting place for many of Manchester’s citizens — the prominent, the notorious and the unsung heroes. Hear John Jordan and Dick Duckoff tell the many fascinating stories of the city’s people, the history of the cemetery and the memorial art that it contains.

Day for Kids! And it’s free! The 2014 Boys and Girls Clubs Day for Kids will be held Sept. 20 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester.  Entertainment for young and old alike, including children’s activities, a magic show, a Big Wheels Race Track, kids’ beauty salon, tasty treats, a 15-foot-long coloring book wall, an indoor train ride and more. Games for kids, and more than 100 special exhibitions and displays. Details here.

5K Benefit Road Race/Pet Fair/Dog Walk: Join the Animal Rescue League of NH

ARLNH "My Dogs are Barking" 5K happens Sept. 20, 2014 in Manchester.
ARLNH \”My Dogs are Barking\” 5K happens Sept. 20, 2014 in Manchester.

Saturday Sept. 20 in an effort to raise funds to help homeless animal in and around NH. This is a family and dog-friendly event which begins at Derryfield Park, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trained dog demos, food vendors, exhibitors, activities for your two- and four-legged “children,” raffles and more. Admission is free. The My Dogs are Barking 5K “six-legged” road race begins at 10 a.m., for runners and their dogs, so along with all the fun expect road closures to include Circular Drive, Reservoir Avenue, and slow traffic during the race on Belmont at Bridge Street, as well as from Smyth Road.  Pet Step dog walk begins at noon. For full details, click here.

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