Walk or Run for Leukemia, Theatre and Fun on the Farm This Weekend

Get a look at the quick info about some of the local events happening this weekend in Peabody and nearby on the North Shore.

Walk or run for a cure to leukemia Sept. 15 with the Giving Hope Foundation. Credit: Courtesy
Walk or run for a cure to leukemia Sept. 15 with the Giving Hope Foundation. Credit: Courtesy

Some things to do this weekend include walking or running to support leukemia research, spending the day on a farm, the afternoon on a mini-golf course and enjoying a locally produced comedy on stage. There's a lot of events going on this weekend in Peabody and the nearby area of the North Shore.

Get the when and where below for several events and other happenings in the Peabody area. There are several other events and activities going on beyond what's listed here, so always check our events calendar for a complete list.

Remember, each week Peabody Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

If you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.


Where/When: Lt. Ross Park, Johnson Street, Peabody; Sunday, 8 a.m.

Why Go: The second annual walk and run to benefit the Giving Hope Foundation is this Sunday, starting at Ross Park. The route is 5 miles. You can participate as a team, as a pair or just by yourself.

Pricing: The registration fee is $10 per person and each entrant is asked to raise $50 in sponsorships.


Where/When: Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly; Friday, 8 p.m., Saturday, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Why Go: "The Foreigner" by Larry Shue kicks off the second season for Sea Change Theatre, a semi-professional nonprofit theatre. The comedy tells the story of Charlie, "a painfully shy British gentleman" who heads to a rural fishing lodge in Georgia where he is introduced to "an exotic foreigner who doesn't understand English."

Pricing: Adults, $12; Students, $10


Where/When: Appleton Farms, Route 1A, Hamilton and Ipswich: Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Why Go:Appleton Farms, the oldest continuously operated farm in the country, is opening its door to all on Sunday. The event will offer live music, farm animals, farm equipment and kids games. Additionally, there will be a 4H calf show and dog agility demonstration. A variety of food will be available, including Appleton Farm burgers and cheese, plus ice cream, cider donuts, apple cider and chowder.

Pricing: $20 per car for Trustees of the Reservations members, $25 per car for nonmembers


Where/When: Peabody Institute Library of Danvers, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers; Saturday, 2 p.m.

Why Go: Every Saturday in the Gordon Room there's a free matinee.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Golf Country, next to Richardson's Ice Cream, Middleton; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Why Go: This is an event for all ages that combines all sorts of fun - minigolf, ice cream and the chance to win a bicycle or corn maze tickets. All the proceeds go toward Wenham Museum's programs. The fee includes 18 Holes of mini-golf, ice cream, prize and a chance to win a variety of items including a kids bike from Pinnacle Bikes of Beverly, tickets to "A Christmas Story" at the Wang Theatre and passes to the Marini Farm Corn Maze.

Pricing: $15 per person


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