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December 2018

37th Annual Santa’s Workshop

December 13 @ 3:00 pm - December 23 @ 5:00 pm
Wickham Park, 1329 Middle Turnpike West
Manchester, CT 06040 United States
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A free event sponsored by Wickham Park from December 13th through December 23rd. Children of all ages enjoy visits with Santa and his elves and refreshments with Mrs. Claus. Santa's Workshop provides a chance for children to enjoy a non-commercialized Christmas experience. Guests are welcome to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to area food pantries. Hours are 3-6pm weekdays and 1-5pm on weekends. Come and create a new family tradition.

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April 2019

Opening Day

April 6, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

Wickham Park welcomes visitors back to enjoy the opening of 2019. Early spring is a great time to see the Park's gardens in all their splendor.

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May 2019

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk

May 18, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

We are honored to be hosting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Walk again this year on Saturday, May 6, 2018. Per the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation website: Registration is free, but walkers are encouraged to raise funds. Your support will help accelerate innovative research and drug development, as well as advance care and advocacy. Nearly every CF drug was made possible by the Foundation and because of funds raised from Great Strides, people with CF are living longer, healthier lives and pursuing…

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Spring Tree Tour (Free with Park admission)

May 25, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join us for an introduction to the Park's diverse tree collection Walk through the Oriental and Lotus Gardens to see and learn about over 40 varieties of trees, from a giant white oak (Quercus alba, the state tree of Connecticut) to a dwarf mugo pine (Pinus mugo, from alpine Europe), as well as one of the park's newest trees, a Caucasian wingnut (Pterocarya fraxinifolia - we'll sort out that Latin name!). If the weather cooperates, the Japanese snowbell (Styrax japonicus)…

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June 2019

Amateur Challenge Tournament (ACT XIII)

June 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This introductory disc golf tournament is produced specifically for amateur, recreational, and beginner disc golf players. ACT XIII will take place with two separate events over two days in 2019. 8:00 AM - Park gates open 9:15 AM - Players' Meeting 9:30 AM - Round 1 Starts 12:30 PM - Lunch Break and Contests 1:30 PM - Round 2 starts 4:30 PM - Contest Finals 5:00 PM - Awards Ceremony Vehicle entrance fees apply

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September 2019

Trinity College Bantam Invitational

September 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

A cross country meet sponsored by Trinity College involving teams primarily from CT, MA & RI. Vehicle entrance fees apply.

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38th Annual British Motorcar Show

September 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

For 38 years this display of vintage Triumph cars and other British and American sports cars has been hosted and sponsored by the Connecticut Triumph Register. Spectators are welcome to admire the autos and ask questions of their owners. Vehicle entrance fees apply

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The Greater Hartford Disc Golf Open

September 20, 2019 @ 9:30 am - September 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

A full 88-player field will compete in three rounds of 22-holes over three days of competition on the Wickham Park disc golf course. This event is sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association as a PDGA A-tier event and will include participation by a number of top touring professional players Spectators are welcome and are encouraged to attend. Event Website Friday September 8th: Trickle Start Player Tee Times will be assigned between 10:00am and 2:00pm Saturday September 9th: Shotgun Start…

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Disc Golf “Widows” Invitational

September 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Open to all skill levels. A bring your partner doubles format: husbands and wives, girlfriends and boyfriends, fathers and sons, mothers and sons, children, all welcome for one round of 18 hole disc golf. Wickham Park standard 18 hole course Cost:$20/team There will once again be a variety of divisions to choose from: Widows (one reg. player and their significant other) Power Couple (both players play on a somewhat reg. basis) Children (one player one child, two children, one player…

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October 2019

Connecticut Technical Conference (CTC) Cross Country Championship

October 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

A high school race sponsored through the CIAC, consisting of CT high school runners from state technical high schools competing for the Conecticut Technical Conference Cross Country Championship. During the races the Log Cabin is open for refreshments and provides a warm fire a warm fire in cold weather. Vehicle entrance fees apply.

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