Weekend to-do list: Bake a zen brownie, attend a picnic, get your Greek on

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Zen brownies: Ohmm uum yum.
Zen brownies: Ohmm uum yum.

Here are some highlights for the weekend (we count Thursday as a weekend because who doesn’t love a four-day weekend?) courtesy of our friends at MyGoodGoodManchester:

Aug. 21:

  • Makers in Manchester August 2014 Meetup –  Calling all Manchester creators: the Makers in Manchester August meetup will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Cafe la Reine, 915 Elm St.
  • Chef Class: Zen Brownies – Learn how to make the perfect brownie during “Baking Zen Brownies,” a workshop to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Dancing Lion Chocolate, 917 Elm St.
  • 2014 Love Your Neighbor Summer Picnic – Manchester will hold a summer picnic from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at Victory Park.
  • Bicycle Traffic Skills Group Ride – Gain safe cycling skills and build confidence on a Bike Manchester bicycle group ride with League of American Bicyclists-certified Safe Cycling instructors starting at 6pm, Thursday, Aug. 21, at the parking garage adjacent to Pandora Mill, 88 Commercial St. Its free, but register via the link.
  •  “Opera at the Cafe” – The Friends of Stark Park 2014 Summer Concert Series continues with a performance of “Opera at the Cafe” by Opera NH at 6 p.m., Thursday, August 21, at Stark Park.

Aug. 23

  • Be a spectator! The New Hampshire Cross Country Festival,  a series of competitive and community races for all ages and abilities, will begin at 3 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 23, at Derryfield Park.

Aug. 23 & 24

  • Greekfest 2014! – Annual food and culture fest at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, 111 Island Pond Road. Click the link for hours and information on this 2-day affair.

Aug. 24

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!