---- — Tomorrow, Circle K and Irving Oil locations across New Hampshire will celebrate Fueling Dreams: To Serve and Protect Day, to benefit the 3,100 athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. law enforcement officials and SONH athletes will team up to pump gas and wash windows for donations at more than 50 Circle K and Irving Oil locations.
The annual Fueling Dreams promotion began on July 3 with participating stores selling window clings to raise money for SONH. The cling sales continue through Sunday at Circle K locations and Aug. 3 at Irving Oil.
The four-week promotion is the largest U.S. fundraiser for Circle K and Irving. Last year, this partnership raised $364,161 for Special Olympics programs across New England. More than $156,900 was raised from the New Hampshire locations.
The support of Circle K and Irving during Fueling Dreams helps Special Olympics New Hampshire provide year-round sport training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Atkinson teens, continue reading
ATKINSON — Raffle tickets for teens are still being distributed at Kimball Library as part of the summer reading program.
The final day to submit tickets for the jar is a week from today.
If at least 1,000 tickets are in the jar by Aug. 2, Youth Services Director Kathy Watson is going to have crazy hair from Aug. 8 to 31. For more information, contact Watson at 362-5234.
Dancers bring Gwendolyn to life
HAMPSTEAD—Ballerinas from The European School of Dancing will take center stage at Hampstead Public Library Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his picture book, “Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig,” while the dancers perform the story.
After the show, a mini-movement lesson will be offered to the children in the audience and Rottenberg will sign copies of his book.
The event is free to the public. For more information, contact The European School of Dancing in Hampstead at 362-2421.
Hampstead Public Library is located at 9 Mary E. Clark Drive.
Salem street will be closed for two weeks
SALEM — Pond Street will be closed for construction for two weeks starting Monday, Aug. 5.
The street is scheduled to reopen Friday, Aug. 16, following the replacement of a stone culvert.
The street will be closed to through traffic near 70 Pond St.
Access to Copper Beech Road and 70 Pond St. will be provided from the Salem side of Pond Street. Access to 72 Pond St. and beyond will be provided from the Methuen side of the street.
More information on the work is available on the town’s project website, salemnhprojects.org. Click on the engineering page.
Details are also available from town engineering director Robert Puff at 890-2033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Farmers Market hosts ceremony
SALEM — The Salem Farmers Market will help kick off National Farmers Market Week on Aug. 4.
The Salem market has been chosen by New Hampshire agricultural commissioner Lorraine Merrill to host the kick-off ceremony at 10 a.m. at Lake Street Garden Center, 37 Lake St., according to coordinator Jane Lang. Gov. Maggie Hassan is scheduled to attend.
There will be live entertainment, food tastings and activities for children. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More information on the market is available at salemnhfarmersmarket.com.