The Veterinary Association of the North Shore is planning a pets rabies vaccination clinic on Wednesday, May 2, at Memorial Fire Station on Martin Street in Essex between 4 and 6 p.m.
This clinic will cover the towns of Manchester, Hamilton, and Essex. A small fee, payable to the Veterinary Association of the North Shore, will be charged for each vaccination.
Residents with questions regarding the rabies vaccination clinic may contact the Essex Board of Health Office at 978-526-7385.
Taking back prescriptions
Next Saturday, April 28, the Manchester Police Department in collaboration with the Board of Health will be hosting a prescription drug take-back program.
The program is designed to provide a safe location for resident to take medications they no longer need to avoid potential abuse by others and prevent the medicines from contaminating water systems. Residents dropping off medications may do so anonymously.
The drop-off location for the April 28 event will be the Manchester Sewer Treatment Plant. The hours will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m.
Clearing the trails
The Manchester Essex Conservation Trust will be clearing trails next Saturday, April 28.
Anyone who wants to help should meet at 8 a.m. at the Cedar Swamp parking area on upper School Street, and bring hand saws and clippers. For more details, call the MECT at 978-890-7153.
The annual Manchester Community Cleanup is May 5, so stop by the Community Center starting at 8:30 a.m. to pick up supplies, refreshments and an area assignment.
Pizza and ice cream will be at the Community Center at noon, with a raffle offering children and adult prizes at 12:30 p.m.
Stephanie Bergman 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 Stephanie Bergman at 978-283-7000 x3451 or firstname.lastname@example.org.