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The Manchester Public library has volunteen applications for students finishing grades five through 12 this spring. Applications are due by May 24. Training and scheduling begins the first week of June. Volunteens are required to assist for a total of 15 hours (minimum) in the summer and will be given a variety of needed tasks, including shelving, processing, creating and posting fliers, assisting at crafts and science programs, and general library help. Stop by the front desk or the Children’s Room desk for an application, or contact Sara Collins at 978-526-2016 or email@example.com.
The Beatown Jumpers Double Dutch Team will hold a demonstration Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m., at First Parish Church, next to the Manchester Public Library, behind Sovereign Bank. Call 978-526-2016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manchester Singers meets Mondays, 7:30 p.m., at Congregational Chapel on Chapel Lane. New members, men and women, are welcome. Community chorus is led by Fred Broer. Call 978-283-9021, email email@example.com or visit www.manchestersingers.org.
Open Door pantry
The Open Door food pantry, 28 Emerson Ave., Gloucester, serves residents of Manchester, Essex, Gloucester, Rockport and Ipswich with a full-service pantry of milk, eggs, bread, fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, and a variety of dry and canned goods. The pantry can be used once every seven days. Valid identification required. For hours, call 978-283-6776 or visit www.foodpantry.org.