Bike Safety Rodeo



Saturday, June 16 from 3-5pm at the Manchester Memorial School on Lincoln Street

Presented by the Manchester Bike and Pedestrian Committee and the Manchester-Essex Rotary Club

  • Ages 5-14
  • Bike and helmet safety checks
  • Safety tips and training by Manchester Police and Veteran Cyclists
  • Obstacle Course and bike handling skills


RSVP to: or sign up day of


Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast

In just two weeks the Red, White and Blue Pancake Breakfast will be here. This will be the 29th annual Breakfast and traditional start of the Fourth of July holiday. Save the date for Saturday, June 30, rain or shine, 7:30am-11am at Tuck’s Point. The Manchester-Essex Rotary Club needs volunteers to host this event. We have many returning workers, most notably Sen. Bruce Tarr and Rep. Brad Hill who return every year to flip pancakes. We welcome all volunteers, new faces and regulars. Please email to help us plan. Students in need of community service hours are welcome.

Look for Rotarians selling tickets in front of the Post Office and Crosby’s Saturday mornings, 9am-noon, June 16 and 23, or stop in at the Parks & Rec Department or Nor’East Frameworks. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 the day of the event. Children 8 and under are free. Free parking at Tuck’s Point for this event.

This breakfast is a true-blue slice of Americana and draws crowds of all ages, townies and newcomers alike. Start or continue a tradition with your family by volunteering to serve at this event. You can also call Dot at 526-8040 and leave a message.

Manchester-Essex Rotary 2017 RWB Breakfast
Chris Shea and Bob Wicks serve up pancakes last summer at Tuck’s Point.

Seaside Garden Club’s June Meeting

The June 12 meeting of the Seaside Garden Club will conclude the season with a very special field trip to Powder House Hill followed by a pot luck supper back at the Manchester Community Center. Guest speaker Nadine Mazola will introduce the concept of “Forest Bathing” to the group. Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. In Japan it is called “Shinrin Yoku,” which translates to “forest bathing.” Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the “Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs” ( Her training includes special knowledge in guiding people of all ages in Shinrin Yoku. There is a body of scientific knowledge that supports the benefits of walking and spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine’s most important guiding principle. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with us and creating environments for Forest Therapy. We’ll experience forest bathing while walking through Powder House Reservation.

Members and guests are encouraged to meet at MCC at 5:45pm to car pool to Newport Park. The walk begins at 6pm. All participants will return to Manchester Community Center at approximately 7:30pm to enjoy a pot luck supper with both Nadine and Mike Dyer who will do a brief overview of the Manchester Essex Conservation Trust organization. Seaside Garden Club welcomes new members; the June meeting is a good time to join for next year, $30 membership.

Seaside Garden Club Annual Plant Auction

Seaside Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale and Auction, May 8

The auction will feature donations from area nurseries, hanging baskets, garden supplies, annuals and perennials from our members’ gardens, and garden accessories. Doors open at 6:30pm at the Manchester Community Center, auction starts at 7pm. Free admission. Cash or checks, no credit cards. Light refreshments. Our annual auction supports our club’s operations, programs, scholarships, and community service. Pick up a new addition for you garden or a gift for Mothers’ Day.
SGC 2018 Auction flyer.indd

Seaside Garden Club’s April Meeting

April 10, 2018, 7pm at the Manchester Community Center
Deborah Trickett of the Captured Garden, will present a Jaw-Dropping Container Demonstration. Two containers will be demonstrated and raffled. Deborah Trickett is the owner of the Captured Garden ( First, she will demonstrate some unique and beautiful container gardens with a power point lecture. Next, she will create 2 container gardens as we observe her design choices and technique. Deborah designs these to be beautiful, and anything but typical. She showcases uncommon plants and creates combinations that are anything but cookie cutter. At the end of the program, we will have a chance to win her two designs. Guests are welcome, there is a $5 fee for non-members.


The Seaside Garden Club is a group of fun, active, civic-minded and hands-on gardeners. We welcome all types of gardeners from beginners to experienced… there is always something to learn and share. We invite you to become a member of our club and enjoy our monthly programs which feature interesting guest speakers and creative workshops. Registration for the 2018-2019 season is open; join by April 30 for only $25. After May 1 the membership dues are $30. Go to for an application and more information.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, September through June, at the Manchester Community Center, located at 40 Harbor Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm.

Life’s So Sweet with a Sugar Maple in Your Yard

The March 13 meeting of the Seaside Garden Club presents Trish Wesley Umbrell of the Natick Community Organic Farm ( with a maple sugaring demonstration.

Trish will share tips on tree identification and use in home landscape, and share the rich history and traditions of New England maple sugaring. She will give a virtual tour of her local favorite sugar shack, and provide practical tips for making your own maple syrup. Maple syrup will be for sale at the meeting.

The program is sponsored by the Manchester Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Guests are welcome, free of charge.

The Seaside Garden Club meets at the Manchester Community Center, located at 40 Harbor Point, Manchester-by-the-Sea. Social time begins with light refreshments at 7:00 pm, followed by the program at 7:30 pm. Newcomers are welcome.

Magnolia Cribbage League Spring Session

Magnolia Cribbage League starts its spring session on Wednesday March 7 at 6:30pm at J.D. Meyers Pub, 24 Lexington Ave, Magnolia. New players are welcome to join in this friendly game of cribbage. $40 covers 10 weeks of play plus a dinner and cash prizes.  If you cannot commit to a 10-week session then consider substituting for a regular player. Arrive at 6:30pm to sign up and learn more about the league. Call Andy Heinze at 508-596-3857 for more information.