- Lahey Medical Center, Peabody will host a presentation and discussion Thursday at City Hall of key findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment mandated by the state Attorney General. The forum, held with public health research and consulting firm John Snow, Inc., is an opportunity to discuss the information gleaned from the needs assessment process. Lahey says this forum is designed to facilitate community discussion and lay a foundation for ongoing community initiatives in Peabody by Lahey.
- The Peabody Garden Club meets Thursday at Aviv Living and will be creating crafts for the upcoming annual craft fair at Brooksby Farm.
- It's a Roomful of Blues Friday in Wiggin Auditorium. The Peabody Cultural Collaborative plays host to the critically-acclaimed blues band for a concert at City Hall Oct. 4. The Peabody High jazz band will open the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and a available at the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and the ArcWorks Community Art Center.
- The Topsfield Fair also opens on Friday. Hours are 1-11 p.m. A few special items to note are the grand pumpkin weigh-off Friday (starting at 4 p.m. in the arena), fireworks Friday night after 9 p.m., the grand parade from the Topsfield Common Saturday at 9 a.m. and the Monster Truck show, which is new this year and will be Saturday only. And every year the fair also hosts a pageant for kids ages 5-8 to crown a new Junior King and Queen to represent the fair at local parades and other events throughout the year. The deadline to enter is Friday. The pageant itself is Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
- You can make your own scarecrow this weekend at Brooksby Farm from noon - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You bring the clothes for the stuffing, the farm provides the straw. Also bring a canned good with you to donate to Haven from Hunger (tuna fish, peanut butter, spaghetti or sauce).
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.