Today is Friday, Sept. 20. Here are five things to know today in Peabody. Or perhaps more appropriately, how many activities can you squeeze into one Saturday?
But first, did you stop by Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday to support Peabody firefighters Russell Lewis, John Soares and Tom Desmond? The trio spent the past few weeks "locked up" in support of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
The MDA says Lock-Up fundraisers occur all across the country throughout the year, as business and community leaders agree to be "put behind bars for good." They then wield their influence with vendors, coworkers, family and friends to post bail via charitable donations.
Even though the official lock-up date has passed, you can still donate toward Lewis' or Soares' bail -- they had a ways to go to reach $2,400. Desmond does not have a online fundraising page on the MDA site.
- The Peabody High drama club Stage One will host a talent show Saturday (7 p.m.) in the school auditorium. Tickets are $5.
- Want to learn more about solar power in your home? The Second Congregational Church over on Maple Street is hosting a free community event Saturday afternoon. Stop down to learn more about solar energy and possible systems in the home. There will also food and a demonstration.
- Sign up for Girl Scouts this fall at Brooksby Farm on Saturday morning. The information part of the event is free, but there is a $5 fee for some extra activities.
- Click your heels and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz this Saturday at the Northshore Mall. The event is hosted by the Simon Kidgits Club and there will be various activities for kids. The film will be released Friday in IMAX theaters in 3D.
- You can also recycle your styrofoam at Lifoam Industries Saturday morning. More details here.
- Zumba over to the D&A Fitness Studio Saturday for a master class session to benefit the National Brain Tumor Society.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.