Today is Wednesday, May 1. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- State Rep.-elect Leah Cole will be formally sworn into office today at noon by Gov. Deval Patrick. The ceremony will be held in the House chamber at the State House.
- Key off: Hyundai Village of Danvers will be at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School today at 1 p.m. to award one lucky student with a pre-owned car or a $5,000 college scholarship. The students selected to participate in the "Key Off" were selected from the hundreds of students recognized during the school year for their hard work and determination in the Keys to Success program with Hyundai Village.
- Sun safety: The Peabody Health Department, Salem State University nursing students and the Melanoma Education Foundation are offering an educational program today on skin cancer prevention and a free facial skin analysis. The event will be held in the auditorium at Peabody Municipal Light Plant from 12:30-2 p.m. All are welcome.
- Rabbies vaccine: Bring your dogs and cats down to Fire Headquarters today if they need a rabies vaccination.
- 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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