Peace fest fea­tures mu­sic, shops, more

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The Fall Peace Fes­ti­val will be held Satur­day in the Hall of Mir­rors at the Civic Cen­ter Mu­sic Hall.

The free, an­nual event will fea­ture 60 ta­bles with in­for­ma­tion from Ok­la­homa groups work­ing in so­cial jus­tice, hu­man ser­vice, hu­man rights and en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity. This year’s theme is “ev­ery­thing for the com­mon good.”

A num­ber of or­ga­ni­za­tions will have goods for sale, in­clud­ing books, cal­en­dars and T-shirts. Live mu­sic, rang­ing from folk and reg­gae to Latino and African styles, will be per­formed by lo­cal mu­si­cians dur­ing the fes­ti­val, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Ok­la­homa-based non­prof­its will sell hand­crafted and im­ported fair trade goods that fund ed­u­ca­tional projects in Africa. “Pambe Ghana” and “Out of Africa” of­fer ex­otic carv­ings, pot­tery, jew­elry, fab­rics and cloth­ing.

The fam­ily-friendly fes­ti­val will also in­clude a chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity room ad­ja­cent to the hall, where arts and crafts, poster-mak­ing and non­vi­o­lent games will be avail­able to chil­dren.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the fes­ti­val, go on­line to www.peace­houseok.org/out­reach/ fall-peace-fes­ti­val/.

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