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Thrift shop

SOUTH PARIS — The Thrifty Gift Shop, 659 Park St., Route 26, north of Market Square, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays.

The thrift shop benefits the Families in Crisis Task Force Food Pantry. The food pantry’s new hours are from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursdays. If an emergency food basket is needed, call Peggy at 357-7072.

Children’s festival

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BRIDGTON — The Children’s Hands-On Art Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the Stevens Brook Elementary School.

There will be door prizes, art crafts and projects and a working model railroad display. The Highland String Trio will play from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Food items will be on sale as a fundraiser for Landmark Human Resources. The event in co-sponsored by Bridgton Community Center and Landmark Human Resources.

Menopause

NORWAY — The MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital will offer a seminar on “The Mystery of Menopause” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Ripley Medical Building, 193 Main St.

Carolyn Costanzi, MD and Gregory Hardy, MD, of Western Maine OB/GYN will discuss answers to symptom questions, the latest treatment options and the risks for breast cancer or osteoporosis or heart disease.

Free to the public, however registration is required. For more information or to register, call 1-866-609-5183.

Legion dance

SOUTH PARIS — The Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the South Paris Legion Hall on Church Street. The cost is $5 and the lunch counter will be open.

Public dinner

NEW SHARON — A Mother’s Day public ham dinner with mashed potatoes, raisin sauce, baby carrots, peas, applesauce, yeast rolls and homemade pie will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 9, at the New Sharon Masonic Lodge, Route 2. Cost is $8 each person. Proceeds will benefit the Masonic Building Fund.

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