5 Things to Know: 'What Do Wheels Do All Day?'

Children's author April Jones Prince pays a visit to Peabody Sunday for a special free event for kids.

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. The state of the city: Mayor Ted Bettencourt will give his mid-term state of the city address again before the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce for a breakast event today at the Holiday Inn from 7:30-9 a.m.
  2. Swampscott High School Principal Layne Millington is next up today in the last of three public interviews with Superintendent Joe Mastrocola of the finalists for principal's job at the high school. The interview will take place at the Kiley School and begin at 3:30 p.m. with time for the public to ask questions.
  3. Valentine's Day specials: Feb. 14 will be here before you know it. Are you a restaurant or business owner? Are you offering a Valentine's Day special? Let us know.
  4. Youth sports signups: Citywide youth sports signups will be held again this Saturday, Feb. 2 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Higgins Middle School cafeteria. Most Peabody youth sports organizations will be present for questions and registrations. If you have questions, contact the organizations directly. The Peabody Recreation Department sponsors the event, but does not handle any of the registrations. A copy of your child's birth certificate is required if you will be registering for sports. You can find contact information for the various sports on the parks and recreation page of the city's website.
  5. Free event for kids: Children's author April Jones Prince will be in Peabody Sunday to read from her book, "What Do Wheels Do All Day." The free event, which also includes an art project and other activities, is geared toward toddlers up through age six (and caregivers) and will be held at Aviv Centers for Living (10-11:30 a.m.). The event is sponsored by the North Suburban Jewish Community Center and the Coordinated Family & Community Engagement program through the Peabody Public Schools.

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