Event Schedule for Manchester High School Class of 1970 52nd Reunion
Beginning Friday October 14 through Monday October 17, 2022.
This is the weekend after Columbus Day weekend.
Bookmark this page for access on your mobile device. Tap the map link for each venue and it will open in Google maps and from there you can go to gps navigation.
Friday, October 14
Golf Tournament - 10:15 AM
Map Link: Manchester Country Club
First tee-time is 10:15 AM with 6 groups scheduled to play. We are combining with the class of 1971 on this. The deadline for signing up for this is October 5. Use the form below to sign up.
Elicit Brewing Meetup Friday - 6:00 PM
Map Link: 165 Adams Street, Manchester, CT 06040
An informal get together will be held at Elicit Brewing. There is no fee to attend. Everyone pays their own way on food and drink. When last we were there it was the Adam's Mill. It is now a modern brew pub with a creative and eclectic menu. It's brew pub food, appetizers, not sit down dinners. It's good, we've eaten there, check the menu out on the event page.
Saturday, October 15
Manchester High School Cafeteria - 9:00 AM
Classes of 1970 and 1971 combined. Breakfast of Champions! The bell rings at 9:00 AM in the high school cafeteria: continental breakfast in the high school cafeteria followed by a tour of the high school. We will be given a tour by current students. Last time it was fun and the students will have questions for us as well. The tour will begin no earlier than 10:00 AM.
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Foliage Hike - 12:00 PM
Map Link: Bolton Notch State Park
Classes of 1970 and 1971 combined. This will take place at Bolton Notch State Park. Following the breakfast and tour at MHS hikers will head out to Bolton Notch.
8-Ball Pool Tournament - 1:00 PM
Map Link: 1131 Tolland Tpke, Manchester CT O6040
Classes of 1970 and 1971 combined. Buckland Billiards will be the site for an 8-ball tournament.
We are hosting an 8-ball tournament again this reunion. It is going to be a single elimination tournament where in most cases you need luck to win and not just skill. Once eliminated you can then play your friends for fun on other tables. The idea is to make this fun.
The Main Event: Manchester Country Club - 6:00pm - 11:00p
Map Link: 305 S Main St, Manchester, CT 06040
Reception begins at 6:00pm. Buffet style dinner beginning about 7:00pm.
Sunday, October 16
Nothing scheduled for Sunday morning.
Breakfast Meetup Anytime/Anywhere: we encourage class members to meet up for breakfast on your schedule. We have listed a number of local "breakfast joints" on a separate page. Everybody is on their own to group up with whomever you choose and eat wherever you want. Click here for our list of breakfast suggestions.
Historic Manchester - 1:00 PM
The Old Manchester Museum
Map Link: 126 Cedar St, Manchester, CT 06040
Please read up on the details by clicking the title of this event. We did this in 2015 for our 45th reunion and it was enjoyed by those who attended. I'm sure most of us don't know our home town as well as we think we might.
Elicit Brewing Meetup Sunday - Anytime you like from 4:00 PM on.
Classes of 1970 and 1971 combined. We return to Elicit Brewing for this event of food, drink, socializing, football, and likelly some music/performance by classmates. We're working on an "open mic" type of event...there's more work to do but it's starting to get some traction. We've met there for reunion committee meetings and food over the last couple of years. It is a modern brew pub with what appears to be a creative and eclectic menu. It's an informal event from start to finish. The idea would be to gather there anytime from 4:30 PM on but that is just a suggestion. We'll get more details for you as soon as possible.
Monday, October 17
Fall Foliage Bicycle Ride - 10:00 AM
Map Link: Parker Street and Colonial Road
This was a fun time in 2015 at our 45th reunion. We will take the Hop River Bike Trail out to Bolton Notch and back. The ride begins in Manchester at the parking lot trail head at the intersection of Parker Street and Colonial Road. Total mileage is about 13 miles. Easy and at a leisurely pace. Classes of 1971 and 1970 combined.
Shady Glen Lunch Glen Lunch - 12:30 PM
Following our bike ride we'll pack up our bikes and go to Shady Glen for lunch. Last time we did this we ordered takeout and sat outside. Weather permitting we'll do this again. If you don't go on the bike ride please join us for lunch. Classes of 1971 and 1970 combined.
Unscheduled Events and Activities Suggested and Considered
MHS Varsity Football - There is no football scheduled during our reunion weekend.