MANCHESTER - Spot the stripes! Kids, parents and Waldo-lovers of all ages are invited to participate in the community-wide Where's Waldo scavenger hunt this July! On July 1, Waldo figures started showing up in public areas of local establishments (full list below). Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a "Find Waldo in Manchester!" search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in sixteen or more businesses and turning them in at Northshire Bookstore will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn at a Waldo party at 11 am on July 31.

The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at The Northshire Bookstore.

There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. Find Waldo at any of the following locations: Northshire Bookstore (Waldo Sighting Central!), RK Miles, Manchester Music Store, Vermont Bird Place, The Inn at Manchester, Cilantro Restaurant, Vermont Kitchen Supply, Gringo Jacks, The Hidden Jewel, Spiral Scoops, The Works - Bakery and Cafe, Manchester Woodcraft, New Morning Natural Foods, Manchester Footwear, The Mountain Goat, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Farmers Market, Christo's Pizza, Mother Myrick's Confectionary, Nature's Market.

For more information on this and other events, call 802-362-2200 or 1-800-437-3700, or visit the Northshire Bookstore website at www.northshire.com