5 Things to Know: Dowd, Rocha Recognized at Nat'l Girls & Women Sports Day
Check out what's coming up this weekend in Peabody.
Today is Friday, Feb. 1. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Peabody High elite athletes Hayley Dowd and Catarina Rocha will be recognized today at the 27th Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day celebration at Faneuil Hall in Boston. Dowd (55m) and Rocha (2-mile) also each earned golds yesterday at the NEC championships at the Reggie Lewis Center as the Tanners girls' and boys' teams both went on to claim their respective team titles for the day. Girls' teammates Heather MacLean (600m), Lauren Barrett (1,000m) and Pam Zabala (shot put) won their events as well, while on the boys' side Christian Cedullo (55m hurdles) and the 4x800 relay team also took wins.
- Coffee house: The Performing Arts Department at Peabody High is putting on an acoustic coffee house tonight (7 p.m.). Admission is $5.
- Dunne kicks off campaign: Beverley Griffin Dunne is officially kicking off her campaign for State Representative tonight at the Knights of Columbus (7 p.m.).
- Youth sports signups: Citywide youth sports signups will be held again this Saturday from 9 a.m. - noon at the Higgins Middle School cafeteria. Most Peabody youth sports organizations will be present for questions and registrations. If you have questions, contact the organizations directly. The Peabody Recreation Department sponsors the event, but does not handle any of the registrations. A copy of your child's birth certificate is required if you will be registering for sports. You can find contact information for the various sports on the parks and recreation page of the city's website.
- Free event for kids: Children's author April Jones Prince will be in Peabody Sunday to read from her book, "What Do Wheels Do All Day." The free event, which also includes an art project and other activities, is geared toward toddlers up through age six (and caregivers) and will be held at Aviv Centers for Living (10-11:30 a.m.). The event is sponsored by the North Suburban Jewish Community Center and the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement program through the Peabody Public Schools.