Today is Wednesday, Feb. 13. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Canadian wingman for the Boston Bruins, Daniel Paille, will be visiting Peabody and Bishop Fenwick High School this evening to help raise funds for the Fenwick girls' basketball team. Paille will be signing autographs for $20 in the gym foyer from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Pictures and other sports memorabilia will also be for sale.
- Special Election: If you haven't registered to vote yet or need to change your listed address or political party status prior to the primary election on March 5 for Peabody's next state representative, you have until 8 p.m. tonight to stop down at the City Clerk's office to take care of that.
- Today is also Ash Wednesday, a Christian ritual or holy day marking the beginning of Lent.
- February vacation: Check out some of the Peabody Recreation programs for kids during school vacation week, Feb. 18-22. Also, Peabody native and former baseball pro Steve Lomasney will be running a clinic all week long for school vacation at Latitude Sports Clubs.
- Third grade winning essayists expound on George Peabody and his legacy in his hometown and abroad this Friday. The winners of the 24th annual citywide essay contest will be recognized in a ceremony at the George Peabody House & Museum at 10 a.m. Peabody's 218th birthday is actually Feb. 18.