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July 8, 2013

Children to explore deep sea life

What lurks at the bottom of the vast ocean?

Children ages 4 to 10+ who attend a special presentation by the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire at the Rowley Public Library on Wednesday, July 10 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. will easily be able to answer that question.

“Dig into the Deep Sea: Fish Aren’t Afraid of the Dark” will take the children on an interactive adventure to the darkest depths of the sea, focusing on what lives in the trenches of the ocean, particularly the unique, bioluminescent creatures that call that area home. Children will explore why some sea creatures glow and learn about the chemical reaction that allows this to happen, and even participate in a take-home glowing creature activity. This event, part of the summer reading program at the library, is free, but registration is recommended. Call the library for details: 978-948-2950.

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An all-scout paper drive will be held on Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon behind the First Congregational Church on Main Street in Rowley. Residents are invited to submit newspapers, book and magazines. The scouts also will be collecting redeemable cans and bottles as well.

Contact scout leader George Pacenka at 978-948-7918 with questions.

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The 2013 Stephanie Jenkins Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Monday, July 15 at the Ipswich Country Club. There will be a continental breakfast at 6 a.m. followed by a shotgun start at 7 a.m. (18 holes with cart). After the golf event, a barbeque lunch will be served. The cost is $125 per player, and those who just want to join in for the lunch may pay $30.

Jenkins was Rowley resident who lost her courageous battle with cancer in 2009. Since that time, the non-profit Solace for Stephanie organization was formed and has hosted several fundraising events to help provide for others facing the battle against cancer, as well as to fund scholarships for local high school students. In addition, the organization has provided (and installed with the help of volunteers) more than $50,000 worth of equipment at the Eiras Park playground area in Rowley, a park that Jenkins herself initially helped create.

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