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Looking for something to do over the long weekend? Here are some ideas.

Feel the heat at the Hanover Chili Cook Off

The annual Hanover Chili Cook Off takes place 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. It includes the State Chili Cooking championship, food, brews and children's activities.

Music will be provided by Macy K & The Oven Fresh Hot Delicious, Cledus Snow & The Mother Truckers and The Kelly Bell Band.

Proceeds benefit local nonprofits. Tickets are $10 at the gate, $8.50 in advance at Guthrie Memorial Library, the Hanover borough office or hanoverchilicookoff.com.

The cook off takes place at Good Field Complex, 70 N. Forney Ave., Hanover.

On the fence about going? Here are six reasons why you should.

Support local artists

September Invitational Show: This month's exhibit at the Hanover Area Arts Guild shows the work of award-winning artists Bob Kenyon, Ray Hartland and Jerry Gadd. Artist of the month is Anita Mitchell. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. A reception with Kenyon will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 12. Everything takes place at the Hanover Area Arts Guild, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover. Admission is free. Call 717-632-2521 or visit www.hanoverareaarts.com for more information.

Artist Sara Gondwe wine and cheese reception: Sara Gondwe's artwork will be on display during September at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Gettysburg, 136 S. Stratton St., Gettysburg. A wine and cheese reception is planned for 5-7 p.m. Friday. Call 717-334-2920 or visit www.uugettysburg.org for more information.

Art and Music at Gallery 30 on First Friday: Gallery 30 is celebrating the work of Andy Hansen at a wine and cheese reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on First Friday, Sept. 4. Gallery 30 is located at 26 York St., Gettysburg. Call 717-334-0335 or visit www.gallery30.com for more information.

Listen to songs and stories of a Civil War Hospital

Local folk band Dearest Home will present the music of the Civil War era and stories of wounded soldiers and the doctors and nurses who worked to save them during the Battle of Gettysburg. This free event takes place at 8 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church of Gettsyburg, 30 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg. Visit candlelightatchrist.org or call 717-334-5212 for more information.

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