, Gloucester, MA


March 2, 2013

Manchester Goings On

Hearthside Book Group

The Hearthside Book Group will meet Tuesday, March 5, 4 p.m., at Manchester Public Library, to discuss “Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man” by Mark Kurlansky. Copies are available at the Circulation Desk. New members are welcome.

Kids cook!

Students in kindergarten through grade five will coook up pancakes with maple syrup with Miss Debbie on Saturday, March 9, at Manchester Public Library. To sign up, call 978-526-2016 or email ASAP.

‘Singing & Signing’

Wendy Manninen and Vicki Marsh will present “Singing & Signing,” a series of intergenerational learning and fun through music, on Monday, March 4, 10:30 a.m., at Manchester Public Library. Preschoolers and seniors are welcome Mondays through April 1. Sponsored by the Manchester Cultural Council. Call Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or email

‘Snakes of Massachusetts’

Rick Roth will present “Snakes of Massachusetts” on Wednesday, March 13, 1 p.m., at Manchester Public Library. See native and exotic snakes close up. To register, contact Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or

Recycle Day fundraiser

The Docksiders Jazz Band will hold an Electronics and Appliance Recycle Day fundraiser Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Gloucester High School parking lot, 32 Leslie O’Johnson Road, Gloucester. All towns are welcome.

Electronics — ($5 each) computers, stereos, DVD players, scanners, copiers, etc.

Appliances — ($10 each) dishwashers, dryers, stoves, microwaves, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, air conditioners, exercise equipment, lawn mowers, small engine items, snow blowers, etc.

Televisions — $15-30 each

Monitors — $10

Sewing machines, cell phones, car batteries and bicycles may be dropped off for free. Unwanted bicycles will get a new home, with some going to Ghana and some staying in the U.S. Contact Dennis Wood at 508-277-7513

Tax advice

The AARP Foundation tax-aide and SeniorCare RSVP programs will offer free income tax advice to qualified seniors and low-income residents. All volunteer counselors are trained by the IRS. Tax volunteer Mary Gundy will be in the Council on Aging office Thursdays, 1:15 to 4 p.m., with appointments scheduled every half hour. Bring copies of the previous year’s federal and state tax returns, any forms including W-2s and other relevant material showing income for the year. Call 978-526-7500 for an appointment.

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