Today is Tuesday, April 24. Here are five things to know today in Peabody.
- Public presentations on Higgins plans: The Higgins School Building Committee and project design team will be holding to build a new middle school to replace the Higgins. One meeting will be in the Higgins auditorium at 3:30 p.m. while the second forum will be in the Kiley School auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
- School Committee meets: The Peabody School Committee meets for its regular session tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Kiley School.
- EMS has a new home: Eastern Mountain Sports has departed its location for a spot in Salem's Vinnin Square at 19 Paradise Rd. EMS, which said last month that it was moving, announced yesterday that it is now open for business at its new home. The Peabody store closed on April 14.
- A little historical poetry: Montserrat College of Art and the have put together a special three-part program of history, poetry and art in honor of National Poetry Month this April. The free event, will take place tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the at Brooksby Farm, featuring poetry readings and a lecture. The poets involved are: Alicia Churchill, Crystal Condakes, Danielle Jones-Pruett, Joe Mcgurn, Colleen Michaels, Dawn Paul, January Gill O’Neil and Cindy Veach. For more information contact Montserrat’s Writing Studio Director, Colleen Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- GreenFest 2012: GreenPeabody is putting on its second annual GreenFest this Saturday at the from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Residents of Peabody and surrounding communities will be able to have their environmental, recycling, gardening and energy-saving questions answered at the daylong event, which highlights local and regional “green” businesses and organizations by displaying their products and services. This year's theme for GreenFest is education and community, incorporating a new partnership with the Peabody Public Schools. The winners of the GreenPeabody 2012 scholarship will be announced at GreenFest as well.