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5 Things You Need to Know Today, Oct. 26

Lots of Halloween fun in Peabody this weekend, some of it for a good cause too.

Today is Friday, Oct. 26. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.

  1. Join Pump It Up for its "Not So Scary Jump" tonight between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. There will be huge inflatables, pizza, goodie bags and more for kids ages 2-10. And don't forget to bring your costume.
  2. Costume Halloween Dance for ALS: Come down to the Knights of Columbus Saturday night with your Halloween costume and your dancing shoes on to support longtime Peabody resident Lynne O'Brien in her fight against Lou Gehrig's Disease. Lynne and her family have been involved in the schools and youth sports in many ways over the years, and now friends are trying to give back to them. A Costume Halloween Dance in her honor, with raffles, baskets and dancing raise money for the O'Brien's, will be held Saturday from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. Contact Kathryn Rodgers at 508-932-4471 or rodgersfamily@gmail.com, or Dennis Grube at 978-609-7340 or dennis.grube@verizon.net.
  3. Fallen Firefighter James Rice will be celebrated by his former classmates at St. John's Prep on Saturday during a noontime memorial service prior to a home game against Catholic Memorial. Rice, who died last December, captained the baseball team while at the Prep and started two years for Eagles' football.
  4. Lucky Dogs Pup-o-Ween: Lucky Dogs Daycare will be hosting a Halloween event for pets and kids Saturday, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Bring your whole family down, pets in costume included. There will be games and prizes for children and a costume contest for your fuzzy family member. It's free.
  5. Halloween Skating Party: There will be ice skating and Halloween fun for the whole family at the McVann-O'Keefe Skating Rink on Sunday. The party starts at 2 p.m. Admission is $3 for ages 8 and under; $5 for youths and adults.

And one more thing to keep in mind as All Hallow's Eve nears: We have two Halloween contests for you -- one for your pets and one for your kids. Enter photos in our pet contest until Oct. 28, and you have .

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