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Lahey Talks Community Health Needs This Week and a Roomful of Blues

Here's what you need to know to get your week started in Peabody.

The Roomful of Blues will be at Peabody City Hall Oct. 4 Credit: Courtesy
The Roomful of Blues will be at Peabody City Hall Oct. 4 Credit: Courtesy
Today is Monday, Sept. 30. Here's a look at the week ahead in Peabody.

  1. Tuesday is an early release day for Peabody students and the Recreation Department and the Torigian Family YMCA is inviting them and their parents to stop down for some play time at the new Raddin Road playground. There will be games, face-painting, a live DJ and refreshments.
  2. There's a bone marrow drive on Wednesday over at Sports Medicine North in Peabody in support of Mandy Manocchio-Putney, a Massachusetts resident and mother of two. You don't have to register ahead of time.
  3. St. Adelaide's CYO Basketball is holding registrations for the upcoming season on Wednesday at the parish center.
  4. Lahey Medical Center, Peabody will host a presentation and discussion Thursday at City Hall of key findings of the Community Health Needs Assessment mandated by the state Attorney General. The forum, held with public health research and consulting firm John Snow, Inc., is an opportunity to discuss the information gleaned from the needs assessment process. Lahey says this forum is designed to facilitate community discussion and lay a foundation for ongoing community initiatives in Peabody by Lahey.
  5. The Peabody Garden Club meets Thursday at Aviv Living and will be creating crafts for the upcoming annual craft fair at Brooksby Farm.
  6. It's a Roomful of Blues Friday in Wiggin Auditorium. The Peabody Cultural Collaborative plays host to the critically-acclaimed blues band for a concert at City Hall Oct. 4. The Peabody High jazz band will open the evening. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and a available at the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce, City Hall and the ArcWorks Community Art Center.
  7. You can make your own scarecrow this weekend at Brooksby Farm from noon - 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. You bring the clothes for the stuffing, the farm provides the straw. Also bring a canned good with you to donate to Haven from Hunger (tuna fish, peanut butter, spaghetti or sauce).
  8. The 11th Annual Community Blessing of the Animals with Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas is Saturday (1 p.m.) at Endicott Park in Danvers. Keith-Lucas is a chaplain at MIT and the former rector of what is now All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, Danvers. The church sponsors the event as part of its Perfect Paws Pet Ministry.

Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.

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