Today is Tuesday, May 7. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Shuttle for veterans: There's a new shuttle service for military veterans in Peabody that started up last month. A shuttle is available the first Tuesday of each month for a round trip ride to the VA Medical Center in Jamaica Plain and another shuttle is available the third Tuesday to go to the Bedford VA Hospital. You can find more details here. Mayor Ted Bettencourt, city councilors, the Friends of the Council on Aging, the Veteran’s Council and other local officials will gather this morning at 8:45 a.m. outside the Torigian Center to see the van off and officially kick off the program.
- Today's sports: Peabody boys' lacrosse (8-5) travels to Marblehead (4 p.m.)
- "The Wild Bunch": The next gathering of the Film Discussion Group at the Peabody Institute Library is Wednesday at the Main Branch (7 p.m.). The monthly discussion group allows participants to share their thoughts and feelings on movies, talk about the art of filmmaking and current trends and historical contexts that drive the creation of the selected films. The film selections focus on documentaries and award winning films. For the May meeting, the group will discuss “The Wild Bunch.” For more information or to register, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or signup online.
- Best Buddies: There's a slush social fundraiser Thursday at Higgins Middle School to benefit the Best Buddies program.
- The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce's annual spring online auction is now underway for its 25th year. The auction is open 24 hours a day until May 31 with hundreds of items to peruse. Televised segments will run 7:30-8:30 p.m. on May 7, 14, 21 and 28 on PATV (Channel 99) to show off featured items. You can find more information here.
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