5 Things to Know: Music, Mock Trial and More
Here's just a snapshot of what's happening in Peabody this weekend.
Today is Friday, March 22. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Mock trial: Peabody High history teacher Abbie Gore and her students will be at City Hall all day Friday and Saturday to relive a famous Civil War court trial. As part of the mock trial elective course Gore teaches each year, the showcase is an actual historical trial. In this case, students will compete against one another as the prosecution and defense for Capt. Henry Wirz. The public is welcome to stop by and see the students in action between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. both days.
- Who's "Got Talent?" Center School fifth-graders, that's who. Students will take the stage at Higgins Middle School Saturday (6-8 p.m.) for a talent show. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door and are $5 for adults and $3 for children.
- Higgins Middle School Band Director Mike Giannopolo tells us two of his band members -- baritone saxophonist Nicholas McLaughlin and trumpeter Shannon Silva -- were recently selected to play with the Mass. Music Educators' Association Northeast Junior District Band this weekend for a festival in Lowell. Congrats to Nick and Shannon. You can also keep up to date with the goings on of the band via Twitter or the website.
- St. John the Baptist School’s 13th Annual Taste of New England Auction is Saturday. There will be food and wine for tasting along with a silent and live auction, starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Call 978-531-0444 ext. 340 for more details and tickets.
- Peabody comedian Giovanni Alabiso tells us he will be starring in "Teddy's Really, Really Late Show" at Timothy's in Danvers Saturday night. There's dinner and a show. You can find more details here.
And here's a sixth thing (or really two more items): The Northshore Mall and the Simon Kidgits Club will host a special breakfast with the Easter Bunny Saturday from 8-10:30 a.m. in the mall food court. Kidgits can participate in various craft activities as well. Non-members can signup at Guest Services for the event for $5 for the year. The YMCA is also holding it's own Easter Bunny Breakfast Saturday from 9-11 a.m., and there will be a duck race in the pool and an egg hunt. Reservations required.
Check our calendar for plenty more events going on in Peabody.
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