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PEPPERELL — The Pepperell Cultural Council is pleased to announce the awarding of 13 grants totaling $3,820 for cultural programs in town.

The Pepperell Cultural Council is part of a network of 329 local cultural councils serving all 351 cities and towns in the state. The LCC program is the largest grass-roots cultural funding network in the nation, supporting thousands of community-based projects in the arts, sciences and humanities every year.

The state Legislature provides an annual appropriation to the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency that then allocates funds to each community. Statewide, more than $2.34 million will be distributed by local cultural councils in 2012. Decisions about which activities to support are made at the community level by a board of municipally appointed volunteers.

Recipients for 2012 are:

* Project Graduation for performances by Magician David Hall and Caricature Artists;

* The Lawrence Library for The World of Owls, and Bubbleology: The Secret World of Bubbles, both planned for July; Dream Big: Adventures With Giants, planned for June; and for Acoustic Cafe, an ongoing series of musical performances;

* Quintessential Brass/Leslie Havens, a concert scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 7;

* Pepperell Council On Aging, for the programs Beginning Birding, scheduled for April 29; Americana Music, to be presented in July; and Native Dance and Drum planned for September;

* John Root for the program Edible Perennial Gardening/Landscaping, to be presented Saturday, April 7;

* The Fitchburg Art Museum for the 77th Regional Exhibition of Arts and Crafts, which runs March through September;

* Nissitissit Middle School, for their Piano Keyboard Project.

The Pepperell Cultural Council will seek applications again in the fall. Information and forms are available online at (www.massculturalcouncil.org).