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PEEK at the Week: October 8
PEEK into the PAST: Click the image above to see a photo from the 2019 Apple Harvest Day 5k. This year's race has gone virtual, and it starts tomorrow! You can run any time over Columbus Day Weekend. Click here to register or for more information.

Peek into the Past is a special section running in PEEK this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Chamber.
Community Happenings
Apple Harvest Day at Home Hidden Apple Pie Contest
While browsing vendor pages on throughout the month of October, be on the lookout for a hidden apple pie image. We'll be hiding an apple pie on a vendor page each week in October. If you find it, click the image to be entered in a prize drawing. You could win a $25 gift certificate to your choice of participating vendors, or choose an item from our merchandise page! Limit one entry per week.

This week's winner was Kathy C., who has chosen to use her $25 to shop at My Country Story!
Last Chance to Register for Virtual Apple Harvest Day 5k!
October 9-12
The 12th annual Apple Harvest Day 5k will take place in a VIRTUAL format this year. This virtual 5k will allow runners to run the traditional Apple Harvest Day course, or a 5k route of your choosing, at a time convenient for you while staying socially distanced! And returning this year is a partnership with North Country Cider! Each runner 21 and older will receive one free 12oz cider of his or her choosing at the North Country Hard Cider Tasting Room in Rollinsford, NH! The first 100 registrants will receive a complimentary shirt that can be picked up at your visit to the North Country Hard Cider Tasting Room. Thanks to the generosity of our local businesses, all participants will have the opportunity to win a variety of gift cards. Winners will be drawn randomly.

Live Music Tonight at Three Chimneys Inn!

Join in at Three Chimneys Inn outside Thursday evening for "live music" as Dave Gerard performs at a safe distance from 5-8 p.m. This will be the last Terrace show of the season. The tables are more than 6 feet apart and safe social distancing will be practiced. The terrace is open Thursday- Saturday, 5-8 p.m.

Movies on the Lawn: Goosebumps (2015)
Tuesday, October 13, 6:30-8:15 PM

All movies will be played on the library’s front lawn. Showings will be limited to the first 50 people. No registration is required. Attendees are welcome to bring a snack and a blanket or chair to sit on. In order to stay safe, the library will be practicing social distancing measures and ask that movie-goers wear a mask when they are not seated.

The Fisher Cats Food Trucks, Fireworks, and Face Masks 

The event will be this Saturday, October 10 from 1-6 p.m., and will be followed by a 6:30 p.m. Atlas Fireworks show! Tickets are going to be $10 each and people will have socially distanced seating on the field or in the stands. People can bring blankets and pillows, but no chairs are allowed. Click the image for more details.
Ready, Set, Write - with Kate Johnson

Tuition: $60.00 Dover Residents: $55.00 
This one-on-one personalized writing workshop is designed to help you get specific feedback on your writing. Held on Zoom, the workshop is four sessions, thirty minutes each. Dates and times are flexible. Once you sign up, Kate will contact you to select from a variety of class time availability. 

Kate Johnston is a published author, writing coach, and book editor. You can learn more about her at her website:  
Dover Mental Health Alliance-Your Help Requested to Build a Resilient Community
Dover Mental Health Alliance vision: A culture that understands, embraces and addresses the complexities of mental health. Our Mission: To build a resilient community that is educated, responsive and conscious of the impact of mental illness. Please take our short survey so that we can better gauge our communities perception of mental health challenges and design programs to meet our community's needs.

CMNH Now Offering Sunday Private Play Date Rental
Reserve your spot online!

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire is now offering Sunday Private Play Date rentals that can be used for Birthday Parties, friend and family gatherings, or just a fun group Play Date! Private Play Dates begin Sunday, October 25.

Outdoor Crystal Show
Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m - 5 p.m.

We are excited to once again welcome Geologist and Miner, Jerry Marchand with his exquisite collection of crystals. Most in their raw and natural forms, these beauties not only bring artistry from the mineral kingdom into your home or office, they also bring positive and uplifting energy. Always very reasonably priced. Great for holiday shopping!

Zebra Crossings “Sharing the Sounds of Gratitude” Virtual Auction
This year, in lieu of our traditional Night Of Music fundraising event, Zebra Crossings invites you to participate in the “Sharing the Sounds of Gratitude” Virtual Auction. The event is generously underwritten by LAARS Heating Systems. Throughout the week they will feature videos with personal stories of impact and appreciation from their families and supporters. We invite you to tune in via social media and participate in this week-long virtual silent auction starting on Sunday October 4 at 4 p.m. and closing on Friday October 9 at 8 p.m. Engage in the virtual auction, sponsored by D.F. Richard Energy, with over 40 items, featuring gift baskets, art items, iPads, event tickets, and gift certificates. Choose your time and place to join us and to empower our fundraising auction, to connect and learn about our mission and show your care for our families.

Apple Harvest (Drive-In) Day!

On October 17, make sure to get your tickets to the Apple Harvest (Drive-In) Day, a day full of entertainment at Restoration Church in Dover! The fun will include kids’ shows in the morning, with Juggler Bryson Lang at 10 a.m., sponsored by Cambridge Trust, continuing with Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate at 11 a.m., sponsored by Holy Rosary Credit Union. In the afternoon WOKQ’s Apple Pie Contest will be at 3:30, sponsored by Northeast Credit Union, and Acoustic Radio will wrap up the evening with a 4:30-6:30 performance.
There is no charge for the kids’ shows or to enter into the Apple Pie Contest, but registration is required. Tickets for Acoustic Radio are $10 per vehicle.

For tickets or more information, please visit

Thank you to First Seacoast Bank for being the Apple Harvest Day underwriter and thank you to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for being the Drive-In Day sponsor.
WOKQ Drive-In Apple Pie Contest
October 17

Dust off those old family recipes! It's almost time for another delicious and fun apple pie contest at Apple Harvest Day. This year it will be part of the Drive-In Day at Restoration Church in Dover on October 17. This event will start at 3:30 p.m but all pies (with registration forms!) must be at the Restoration Church at 80 Rutland Street by 3 p.m.

We are not responsible for pies or containers left unattended! Please limit registrations to one per person.
Print and fill out the form, then bring the form with your pie to the event!

Last year, amateur bakers submitted their special recipes to be tasted and judged by local “celebrities” including our very own Chio from Chio & Kira in the Morning! In 2020, the competition will be as stiff as ever as participants will vie for awards given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in two divisions: Adult, ages 15 and over, and Youth, for those participants 14 years of age and younger.
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