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Art for peace

On Sept. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m., the New Hampshire Peace Action and Campaign Non-violence will hold a festival in honor of the U.N.’s International Day of Peace at the State House plaza. Artwork in all genres and from all ages is welcome. The theme is “What Does World Peace Look Like to You?” For details and the submission form, visit


Saving history

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the New Hampshire Historical Society a $350,000 sustaining cultural heritage collections grant. The Society, a nonprofit organization that operates New Hampshire’s only statewide historical library and museum, will use the funding to rehabilitate its National Register-listed headquarters building at 30 Park St., in order to enhance the safety and longevity of its collections while preserving the architectural attributes of the historic structure.


Pet selfie

Bring your pet’s photo to the Walk for the Animals on Sept. 14 at Northeast Delta Dental to enter it into the Pope Memorial SPCA’s All Pet photo contest. The walk is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and raises funds to help homeless and abandoned pets. For information, visit


Help a neighbor

The Dugan Family fundraiser will be held Sept. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Webster Town Hall, 945 Battle St. All proceeds will benefit Tim and Sarah Dugan of Loudon; Tim was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. There will be a pasta station dinner, DJ and silent auction. Tickets are $20. Email Shelly Barrington at


Historical words

For Dunbarton’s 250th birthday next year, the library will create a book celebrating the town. Wordsmiths of all ages are invited to compose poems or descriptive essays and folks who draw, sketch or paint are invited to describe or illustrate what they love about Dunbarton. Friendly guidance will be available at the library from local authors and artists who will help get folks started.

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