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Thrift shop hours

The Chapter Two thrift shop at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will be open Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Back-to-school merchandise is featured this month. The shop offers boutique items, gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for children, men and women, plus small household items. Regular store hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Centre Street entrance, cash only accepted. Proceeds are donated back into the SPC food pantry, Assistance with Dignity, and other efforts supporting children and families. For more information, call 224-2523.


Milk for kids

The ‘Tween School ‘n Home Child Care Program, an after-school program serving children in grades K through 6, is sponsoring a special milk program for its students. Milk will be made available to all children at the site at Harold Martin School. The program telephone is 746-3622 or email


Lake ecology

The “Floating Classroom” is an informative and fun hands-on program for children and adults to learn about the issues threatening Lake Winnipesaukee. The 90-minute tours leave from the public docks at Weirs Beach Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. through Sept. 4. For more information, visit or call 524-5531.


Fight cancer

Customers at Valvoline Instant Oil Change, 232 Loudon Road, can help fight cancer from July 28 through Sept. 7 by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the “A Chance for Kids & Families” program. With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip, to Burger King coupons to oil change discounts and free services. The donations will support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. For more information visit Valvoline, visit or call the Jimmy Fund at 617-582-9675.


Trot on in

Mt. Kearsarge Pony Club, which teaches riding and horse management skills to children in the region, is having a 50th anniversary reunion at Double Clear Farm, 5 Poverty Plains Road on Aug. 23 at 1 p.m. For more information visit

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