Calendar

Feb
20
Wed
Professional Development Resources in CT @ WORK_SPACE
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am

Information Session presented by WORK_SPACE & the CT Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) Come learn about the resources and opportunities that WORK_SPACE, CTSBDC and the Town of Manchester offer to support entrepreneurs, small businesses and non-profits. This is a free event that includes a tour of WORK_SPACE, access to a business advisor, coffee and pastries.

Feb
27
Wed
Equity & Inclusion Collaborative – POSTPONED to 3/12
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Mar
4
Mon
New Odyssey School Location: Public Discussion @ WORK_SPACE
Mar 4 @ 6:30 pm

A public presentation to the east side neighborhood followed by public comment.

Re-use proposal for Nathan Hale School as Odyssey School and Community Center
Pizza and dessert will be served. Childcare by pre-registration only.
To register or for more information, call (860) 647-3089

SNOW DATE: Monday, March 11, 2019 @ 6:30 PM

Mar
7
Thu
Beer & Business: Networking Happy Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beer & Business: Networking Happy Hour @ WORK_SPACE

 

Meet up @ WORK_SPACE for a free tasting from upcoming breweries and local eateries. Listen to a live, candid, and insightful panel on small business development. After the event, stick around to enjoy our art exhibit or head over to one of downtown Manchester’s incredible restaurants for some dinner.
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Listen to insights from previous guests here.
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::Beer & Business::
Open to the Public 21 years and older: WORK_SPACE hosts a Happy Hour program featuring a local brewery or business owner from the food and beverage industry. Each month they highlight a business, sample their wares, and have fun networking. RSVPs are appreciated; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please bring your business cards and I.D.
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Mar
13
Wed
MAKE IT! Introduction to Zentangle @ WORK_SPACE
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MAKE-IT Art Workshops:
Intro to Zentangle with Prathima Bhargav

Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

We are so thankful to have such a strong connection with the connecticut arts community. If you haven’t visited WORK_SPACE before, we believe that wall space is synonymous with public art gallery. To celebrate this, we are offering a series of art workshops in our main street gallery space.

Mar
19
Tue
TED Talk Tuesday: Meditation @ WORK_SPACE
Mar 19 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

BIG THINK presents:
How Science Sold Me on Meditation, with Dan Harris

This is a free monthly network gathering where we watch an inspiring video over lunch (BYO), discuss the talk, and then eat cake to celebrate birthdays for that month.

ABOUT THE TALK:

“Technically, sleep is already our brains’ regular scheduled maintenance, but if there were any other one thing you could do to improve your mental health, de-stress, and be more productive in all the right ways, meditation would be it, says author and correspondent Dan Harris.” – Lifehacker.comWhy Meditation Should be your Brain’s ‘Scheduled Maintenance

Apr
4
Thu
Beer & Business: Free Networking Happy Hour @ WORK_SPACE
Apr 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Beer & Business: Free Networking Happy Hour @ WORK_SPACE

 

Meet up @ WORK_SPACE for a free tasting from upcoming breweries and local eateries. Listen to a live, candid, and insightful panel on small business development. After the event, stick around to enjoy our art exhibit or head over to one of downtown Manchester’s incredible restaurants for some dinner.
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Listen to insights from previous guests here.
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::Beer & Business::
Open to the Public 21 years and older: WORK_SPACE hosts a Happy Hour program featuring a local brewery or business owner from the food and beverage industry. Each month they highlight a business, sample their wares, and have fun networking. RSVPs are appreciated; however, walk-ins are welcome. Please bring your business cards and I.D.
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Apr
5
Fri
Opening Reception: Hans Weiss Retrospective @ WORK_SPACE
Apr 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WORK_SPACE is honored to host a retrospective of the work of Hans Weiss, a long-time and extremely engaged resident of Manchester. Curated by Christiane O’Brien in conjunction with Hans himself, the exhibit is scheduled to run from April 5-May 31, 2019. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 5, 2019 from 6-8p with a brief conversation with Hans to take place at 7pm. This exhibit is an opportunity to recognize the breadth of Mr. Weiss’s artistic achievements and celebrate the depth of his contributions to Manchester and beyond.

Hans Weiss is an artist, an inventor, and a benefactor for art, culture and community. In fact, his impact extends as far as the moon. Through the Dynamic Metal Products Company that he founded in Manchester in 1963, Hans created many aerospace devices; some making it to space including buckles for the Apollo astronauts’ spacesuits and lunar antennas for RCA that enabled communication between astronauts on the moon and NASA staff at mission control. Hans was awarded two U.S. Patents for recorders in punch clocks that automatically recorded elapsed time – this was in 1970 before computers were available. In 1989 Mr. Weiss sold his business and began painting full time in his Manchester Studio which sits next to the Hans Weiss Gallery at 138 Oakland Street.

Apr
10
Wed
MAKE IT! Introduction to Origami @ WORK_SPACE
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

MAKE-IT Art Workshops:
Intro to Origami with Ben Parker

Learn about the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures.

We are so thankful to have such a strong connection with the Connecticut arts community. If you haven’t visited WORK_SPACE before, we believe that wall space is synonymous with public art gallery. To celebrate this, we are offering a series of art workshops in our main street gallery space.

Watch Ben Parker’s TEDx talk on the art form here

Apr
16
Tue
TED Talk Tuesday: Vulnerability @ WORK_SPACE
Apr 16 @ 12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

“The Power of Vulnerability”, Brené Brown

“Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.” – TED.com

This is a free monthly network gathering where we watch a TED Talk over lunch (BYO), discuss the talk, and then eat cake to celebrate birthdays for that month.