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Creatures of the Earth


From left are Donna DeGrezia, “Mutts” comic strip cartoonist Patrick McDonnell, D&R Greenway CEO Linda Mead, and Executive Director Heather Achenbach and Lisa Luscuskie of SAVE, A Friend to Homeless Animals, shown with real-world “mutts” Willow and SAVE adoptable dogs Trooper and Merlin. “Creatures of the Earth,” D&R Greenway’s 30th anniversary Masquerade Ball fundraiser, includes McDonnell’s first local book signing event following this week’s release of the “Art of Nothing: 25 Years of Mutts and the Art of Patrick McDonnell.” The ball takes place from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Johnson Education Center, One Preservation Place, Princeton, N.J. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased at