Do you want to trade in some old electronics for some ice cream?
That's the deal today and Sunday at Captain Dusty's Ice Cream in Manchester, where anyone can bring bring in old electronics to be ethically recycled, and can get some free ice cream each day between 9 a.m. and noon.
Anyone who brings 40 or more pounds of electronics will receive a gift certificate good for a free small ice cream.
All recyclable materials will be weighed and attendee recyclers will be charged a recycling fee of $1 per pound on most items.
Almost anything with a battery or a plug is a recyclable electronic. But, fluorescent bulbs and hazardous materials will not be accepted.
The program is being partnered by Captain Dusty's and a group called Ethical Electronics Recycling to Protect the Ocean.
Parade to prompt street closures
Manchester's annual Fourth of July Parade kicks off at 10 a.m. Wednesday. That means the roads around the parade route will start closing at 9:30 a.m.
The parade will travel up Vine Street, crossing over Norwood Avenue and continuing up Vine Street to School Street. The parade will take a right onto School Street and proceed up to Pleasant Street. From there, the parade will take a left onto Pleasant Street, then a left onto Pine Street.
From there, the parade will continue down Pine Street and take the left onto Central Street where it will go up Union Street to Norwood Avenue and end at Coach Field Playground.
The parade will line up on Lincoln Street between Memorial Elementary and Manchester Essex Regional High schools. On the day of the parade, floats should check in at the front of Memorial School by 9 a.m.
At approximately 12:15 p.m., there will be a short performance by the Patriot Brass Ensemble at Coach Field Playground, followed by award announcements of the float winners and then the Air Adventures Parachute Team will land on the field.
Parade volunteers needed
Volunteers are needed to help line up floats and bands from 8 to 10 a.m. on the Fourth of July for the Manchester parade.
Volunteers will be able to leave as the parade is starting so they will not miss out on anything. To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Matt Casparius at the Manchester Parks & Recreation Department at 978-526-2019 or send an email to email@example.com.
Marjorie Nesin compiles information about events, services and programs in Manchester and Essex. If you have a news tip or submission for the weekly Town Talk column, you can reach her at 978-283-7000 x3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.