Five Things You Need To Know: October 22
A look at some upcoming events and activities in the area this week.
Today is Monday, October 22. Here are five things you need to know.
First Descent Fundraiser: Here’s an item of interest to any young adult cancer survivor or their loved ones – on Wednesday, Oct. 24, nearby residents Amber and Craig Vaccaro are hosting a fundraiser at Grumpy Doyle’s, 530 Main Street in Reading, featuring live acoustic music and raffles, to benefit the First Descent program, which sends young adult cancer survivors on week-long outdoor adventures. The fundraiser runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and the donation at the door is $10.
Moll Pitcher, Clairvoyant: A week from tonight at the Old Meeting House (Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.), the Lynnfield Historical Society welcomes historian Anne Barrett, who will give a presentation on 18th Century clairvoyant Moll Pitcher.
Cradles To Crayons: State Senator Katherine Clark has announced a joint effort with Cradles to Crayons to help gather donated items for area children. Between now and October 26, collection boxes will be at the Greenwood School, 907 Main Street, Wakefield. Volunteers are also needed to help sort the items on October 27 at the Melrose Middle School on Lynn Fells Parkway from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call John at 617-722-1206 if you’re interested in volunteering.
Work Out And Fight Breast Cancer: Real Fitness For Women at 60 Audubon Road in Wakefield is holding its second Zumba Dance Party for Breast Cancer Research on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The event is open to members and non-members and a $10 donation is requested.
Benefit For Homeless Pets: Many of you may have seen the columns that run each weekend on local Patch.com websites highlighting the various pets that Wakefield-based nonprofit group PAWS has available for adoption. This Saturday, Oct. 27, there’s a benefit concert for PAWS at Kowloon on Route 1 in Saugus featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, original Shirelles lead singer and a 1996 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. For reservations, call 781-233-0077 and mention PAWS for preferred seating. Tickets are $30 and include the concert, not food or beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.