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PEEK at the Week: November 5
PEEK into the PAST: Click the image above to see a snapshot taken at the 2016 Festival of Trees. This is a holiday experience that many look forward to, and we're happy to announce it will be in person this year at the Rivermill at Dover Landing on Friday, December 4 from 4-8 p.m. The 2020 Festival of Trees underwriter is Kennebunk Savings Bank.

The Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce takes the health and safety of our community seriously. In order to offer this holiday event in a safe and enjoyable format, we are making several modifications to present this year’s event in a safe and enjoyable format. Visit for more information and click here to purchase tickets.

Peek into the Past is a special section running in PEEK this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chamber.
Community Happenings
Seacoast Half Marathon
Run anytime until November 8

The Mission of the Seacoast Half Marathon: Caring for the coast, ”one step at a time." Each year, 100% of the net proceeds are donated to a mindfully selected seacoast nonprofit organization. We strive to put on a well-organized and safe event that highlights the beauty of New Hampshire’s historic seacoast. We encourage all levels of athletes to enjoy themselves while also providing them an opportunity to significantly benefit our community. Cornerstone VNA has been selected as the beneficiary of the 2020 Seacoast Half Marathon!

First Parish Church Holiday Fair

Shop online for the nontraditional, virtual First Parish Church Holiday Fair! You can go online to place your order any time until November 13, and then drive in and pickup your order November 14 from 10am-2pm at the church’s 219 Central Avenue location. Shop First Parish Church handmade crafts and quilts, tiffany collectibles, holiday café, homemade pies and baked goods, the plant room, and there will also be a quilt raffle.

Click here to browse.
Many Faces of Our Mental Health
The 99 Faces Project
Wednesday, November 11, 1-4 p.m.

Learn about the importance of understanding mental health challenges among veterans, service members, and their families, and ways to build community resilience in these uncertain times. It is asked that all patrons wear masks and practice social distancing while visiting the exhibit in person. You can join in person at One New Hampshire Ave in Portsmouth or join virtually from 3-4 p.m. with this link.
Open House: 1-3PM. Onsite tours with artist Lynda Cutrell. Virtual Tour and Discussion: 3-4PM. With retired General Brigadier Don Bolduc, Chief of Wellness for the NH National Guard, Richard Oberman, and artist Lynda Cutrell.
Jobs, Search Tips and Career Advice – Virtual Event
Tuesday, November 10, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

The Leddy Group knows that your job search is important, personal, and confidential. For that reason, they are bringing the job fair to you.
What to expect: Personal and confidential 1:1 interaction with a Leddy Group Staffing Manager; Access to our professional improvement techniques; Resume writing tips; Creating an effective Linked In profile & maximizing post engagement.

Smart Business Series: Prosper in a Pandemic
November 10, 12, & 18, 8-9:30 a.m.

Business as usual is anything but. Many of us have had to shift our way of thinking about, doing, and presenting our businesses. This year’s Smart Business Series, sponsored by Eastern Bank, will be a three-part series focusing on how to navigate the ever-changing socially distanced landscape we find ourselves in through marketing and programming.

Click here for more information.
Great Bay Services Trail Tale
November 1-7

Walk the Dover Community Trail beginning at the Dover Rotary Trailhead, 33 Chestnut Street, Dover, NH. Along the route read signs and scan QR codes to learn more about the story of GBS and how our clients are a valuable and integrated part of our communities. The QR codes link to interviews with GBS guardians, clients and staff who talk about the many aspects of Great Bay Services.
Read WITH a Librarian
Monday, November 9, 9am-12pm

Sign up to have a librarian read with your child! Depending on your child's age and reading ability your child might want to only be read to OR they may read to us! Either way this a great opportunity to gain reading confidence and encourage a love for reading!
Once you register we will be in touch with you by Sunday evening to schedule a time that works best for your schedule between 9am-12pm. This program is best for Toddlers/Preschooler through age 9.

DALC in need of used laptops

DALC is collecting laptops to be refurbished for in-need students taking courses online. The laptops should be Wi-Fi capable and be able to run Windows 7 or higher. If you would be kind enough to donate, call their office to make an appointment to drop it off. 603-742-1030.
Apple Harvest Day at Home Hidden Apple Pie Contest
The final winner of the Hidden Apple Pie Contest was Erica O. who has chosen to receive a gift card to New Hampshire Coffee Roasting Co.! Thank you to all who played!
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