- The first thing to know this week is that it's Restaurant Week in Peabody. More than 30 different eateries are participating this year. The specials are through Thursday and then pick up again Sept. 15-19.
- The Fire Department will be testing hydrants in Ward 6 Precinct 1 and Ward 3 Precinct 3, starting Monday. As a result of the flushing, if you live in the neighborhood, you may notice some discoloration in your tap water.
- The School Committee reconvenes from its summer break Tuesday night (7:30 p.m.) at the Kiley School.
- 9/11: This Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The city has traditionally conducted a brief morning ceremony at the 9/11 memorial park on Grandview Avenue since the park was completed a few years ago.
- There's a neighborhood meeting scheduled Wednesday night (6:30 p.m.) at St. Adelaide's to discuss the crosswalk situation in front of the church. Mayor Ted Bettencourt and Ward 6 Councilor Barry Sinewitz are expected to attend. The meeting is in the parish hall.
- The City Council meets Thursday. The Industrial & Community Development Committee is scheduled to meet first at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Finance Committee at 7:15 p.m. and then the regular session at 7:30 p.m.
- This Saturday is Backpack Safety Day over at Peabody Family Chiropractic. Stop in to learn how much weight is too much for your child to be carrying in his or her pack and other helpful pointers, plus a raffle.
- The second annual walk and run to benefit the Giving Hope Foundation is this Sunday, starting at Ross Park. The route is 5 miles.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Peabody.