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'Restoring Light: Jewish Life Before the Holocaust'

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

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Credit: Courtesy
Today is Monday, Jan. 27. Here's what you need to know to get your week started in Peabody.

  1. Music at Eden’s Edge presents “Close Encounters with Music: Masterworks for Harp” at the Main Branch Library on Monday (7 p.m.). It's the second installment in the four-part lecture and performances series. Harpist Barbara Poeschl-Edrich returns to offer a collection of solo harp music for the grand concert harp, including works of Spohr, Fauré, CPE Bach and Deborah Hansen-Conant. Poeschl-Edrich will play her favorite recital pieces and share her insights into a unique repertoire spanning three centuries. For more information and to reserve your seat, call 978-531-0100 ext. 10 or register online. The program is sponsored by the Peabody Institute Library Foundation.
  2. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Jan. 27. Aviv Centers for Living in Peabody will hold its own event Monday aimed at assisting the Holocaust remembrance and education center in Jerusalem in its effort to identify the names and identities of the 6 million Jews murdered in the Holocaust by filling out Pages of Testimony for each victim. "Restoring Light": Jewish Life before the Holocaust" is at 2:30 p.m. at Aviv.
  3. A support group for adult children of people known as "hoarders" will be meeting for six weeks on Wednesdays at the Sutton Home to talk about stress manager, resources, relationship boundaries and more.
  4. Peabody Relay for Life kicks off its 20th year on Thursday at City Hall. The celebration starts at 6:30 p.m. There will be informational tables to learn more about the American Cancer Society's signature fundraising event and how you can participate, register your team, meet Tom and Sharon Gould who are this year's honorary co-chairpersons and enjoy an ice cream sundae from Treadwell's. If you'd like to share pictures from the past 20 years you can send them to relay@asmallcreation.com.
  5. State Sen. Joan Lovely will be the guest speaker at the North Shore Business Forum Friday morning at the Danversport Yacht Club.
  6. On Friday, the National Honor Society at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School will be hosting a special contest for a cappella groups. Simply put, each group will be competing for its favorite charity and proceeds from the event will benefit selected charities of the winners. Tickets are $10.
  7. Sign-ups for Peabody Babe Ruth Baseball this spring are Saturday in the cafeteria at Higgins Middle School.
  8. Neighborhood Health Plan is offering a free family friendly health education event Sunday at the Northshore Mall. There will be free health screenings, activities and giveaways.

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

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