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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Nov. 15

Lovely to be keynote speaker at PACC 81st Annual Dinner.

Today is Thursday, Nov. 15. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. Later this month at the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce's 81st Annual Dinner & Award Ceremony, not only will city councilor and Treadwell's Ice Cream owner Tom Gould receive this year's Harry Ankeles Community Service Award, guests will also hear from state Senator-elect Joan Lovely. PACC President Deanne Healey recently announced Lovely would be the keynote speaker for the night and said the chamber looks forward to working with her in the coming year. Lovely will take over the 2nd Essex District seat from Fred Berry, who is retiring. Tickets to the annual dinner on Nov. 28 are $60 per person and must be purchased in advance by calliing 978-531-0384.
  2. Stage One, the drama club of PVMHS, presents "Noises Off," a British farce, Friday and Saturday (shows at 7 p.m.). The play presents a traveling acting troop rehearsing and performing a flop called "Nothing On." As the play unfolds, so too does backstage intrigue as the characters' personal lives begin to affect their onstage performances. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, or reserved in advance. Contact Richard Carey at 978-536-4573 or Casey Roland at casey.lynn.roland@gmail.com.
  3. Citizens for Adequate Housing is "Raising the Roof" for 2012 this Friday at it's annual fundraiser, which will be at the Salem Country Club.  There will be live music, food, both a live and silent auction and more. The special VIP reception starts at 6:30 p.m. with host for the evening Randy Price of WCVB-TV. Reserve tickets at www.citizens.eventbrite.com.
  4. The Peabody Historical Society's 31st Annual Crafts Fair & Apple Bake Sale is this Saturday from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Smith Barn up at Brooksby Farm. Admission and parking are free, there are refreshments and all sorts of unique goods from local artists and vendors. Click here for upcoming programs from the Peabody Historical Society.
  5. Metro Bowl is holding its annual Thanksgiving Turkey Roll-Off this Sunday. Registration opens at 9:15 a.m. and the bowling starts at 9:30. You could win a turkey for Thanksgiving Day. Check out www.leosmetrobowl.com for more details.

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