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'Ho, Ho, Ho. This is Santa Calling...'

Here's what you need to know today in Peabody.

You can sign up to talk directly with Saint Nick over the phone courtesy of the Peabody Recreation Department.
You can sign up to talk directly with Saint Nick over the phone courtesy of the Peabody Recreation Department.
Today is Wednesday, Dec. 11. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. 'Zat you, Santa Claus? The Peabody Recreation Department is helping Santa out by connecting him with kids next week. Calls From Santa Claus is free to participate in, but advanced registration is required and you have to sign up by this Friday. Santa will then be calling children on Dec. 19 from 6-8 p.m. Register online.
  2. Tree of Warmth: The Recreation Center in Peabody is accepting donations of warm winter clothes -- coats, hats, mittens and scarves -- on behalf of Citizens for Adequate Housing. The donations will then be distributed next week to clients in need of winter gear.
  3. Don't forget Wednesday is an early release day for the Peabody Public Schools. Students will be dismissed at 12:09 p.m. at the high school, 12:45 p.m. at the middle school and 1:25 p.m. for all elementary schools while teachers spend the rest of the day on professional development.
  4. Peabody's World War II veterans are invited to breakfast with Peabody Veterans Memorial High School students on Friday. The Interact Club (or Junior Rotary) will host a pancake breakfast for the veterans in the high school cafeteria at 8 a.m. Students will serve breakfast as well as interview veterans about their experiences during World War II.
  5. Buddha's Tavern over at 144 Washington St. is holding a holiday craft fair on Saturday from noon - 4 p.m. The event is in the function room.

Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.
Patrick December 11, 2013 at 06:06 PM
where can you register for the santa call?
Patrick December 11, 2013 at 06:09 PM
I don't know where to sign up for it haha
John Castelluccio (Editor) December 11, 2013 at 06:30 PM
Patrick, sorry didn't realize the hyperlink to the signup page didn't carry over. Here's the correct link: http://www.peabody-ma.gov/parks_rec.html. I have heard though that the program may be full at this point.
Patrick December 11, 2013 at 06:35 PM
okay thank you
Patrick December 11, 2013 at 06:37 PM
yeah its not showing up it must be full
Patrick December 11, 2013 at 06:46 PM
yeah it must be full because theres no link for it on there ahahaha

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