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Manchester Town Survey
Manchester Town Hall will release a public opinion survey in August, to ask about their experiences and interactions with town government and municipal services, and to rate the quality and performance of town services. The 10-question survey also concerns residents’ motivation for moving and staying in town, opinions regarding community and civic involvement, and preferences for receiving news about town events. The survey is accessible online from a link on the town webpage, and paper copies will also be available at the Town Clerk’s counter at Town Hall.
Seaside birding stroll
The Trustees of Reservations in Cape Ann is hosting a Seaside Stroll with Birding Basics on Sunday, Aug. 18, 8 to 10 a.m., at Coolidge Reservation. Meet in parking area. Call 978-281-8400 or visit www.thetrustees.org.
The Friends of the Manchester Public Library’s annual summer book sale is Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Large selections of fiction, art, sports, boating, nature, travel and more. Movies and classic books at bargain prices. Donations welcome; drop them at the Circulation Desk. Call ahead if you have large donations (more than two bags or boxes of books) at 978-526-7711. No textbooks, magazines or encyclopedias.