5 Things to Know for Christmas Day 2012

Christmas Dinner, Santa and presents at Haven from Hunger today.

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 25. Here are five things to know today in Peabody for Christmas.

  1. Christmas at the Haven: The city's food pantry Haven from Hunger is serving up Christmas Dinner for free for anyone in need of a meal today at noon and there will be presents and Santa as well.
  2. Don't forget, flu season is coming early this year. And if you're considering getting a flu shot, click here for some places in Peabody that offer the vaccine (besides your own doctor, of course).
  3. Gas Prices: Here are some of the lowest unleaded gas prices around Peabody, according to Mapquest: $3.32 today at Hess and Gaeta's Gulf at 153 Newbury St. and 136 Newbury St.
  4. PVMHS boys' varsity basketball hosts North Shore Tech/Essex Aggie on Thursday (7 p.m.). The Tanners (0-4) are still looking for a win this season. The girls' team, 3-0, is on a run and travels to Everett Thursday (7 p.m.).
  5. And in ice hockey, the Tanners (0-1-1) host Newton North Thursday (1 p.m.) at the McVann-O'Keefe Rink, Concord-Carlisle on Dec. 31 (noon) and then Salem State Jan. 2 to play Danvers in the Mike Clifford Memorial Game (6:20 p.m.). Meanwhile, the girls' co-op team (1-4) takes on the Beverly/Danvers co-op Wednesday at Salem State (12:30 p.m.), then hosts Cambridge/Somerville Saturday (2 p.m.) before hosting Brookline Jan. 2 (5:15 p.m.).



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