Five Things You Need To Know: Jan. 10

A look at what's coming up in and around Lynnfield.

Today is Thursday, January 10th. Here are five things you need to know.

Comedy Fundraiser For BCH: Lynnfield resident Tracy Ellsworth plans to run her first Boston Marathon this year to raise funds for Boston Children’s Hospital. She’s having a fundraising event for BCH on Thursday, February 7th starting at 6:30 p.m. at Giggles Comedy Club at Prince Pizzeria in Saugus. The event will feature pizza plus three comedians, including Paul D’Angelo, and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit Boston Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door and you can contact Tracy at 781-608-2541 for more information.

BookLovers: Once a month, the Lynnfield Library’s BookLovers group meets. Their January meeting is tonight from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library and tonight’s focus is on "The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder and Survival in the Amazon" by Robert Whitaker All are welcome.

SEPAC: The Lynnfield Special Education Parents Advisory Council holds a presentation on basic rights in special education this Wednesday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Lynnfield Preschool. All are welcome to attend. The workshop will help participants learn about special education law, the processes involving special education, and what their rights are.

Gathering Change: Next Wednesday, January 16th, Whole Foods in Swampscott will donate 5% of your pre-tax purchase to Gathering Change, Inc. This Lynnfield-based nonprofit group gathers donated pocket change at various events to help support North Shore food pantries. There also happens to be an update about the upcoming Lynnfield Whole Foods today on the website.

Local Talent Sought: Here’s something provided by the Wakefield Repertory Theatre: Wakefield Repertory Theatre announces auditions for "Lucky Stiff", a musical farce by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.   "Lucky Stiff" is a zany, offbeat, and very funny murder mystery farce complete with slamming doors, mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair. See www.wakefieldrep.org for more information on characters.

Auditions will be held January 28 and 30 from 7-10pm, with callbacks on February 1 from 7-10pm.  Auditions and callbacks will be held at Wakefield-Lynnfield United Methodist Church, 273 Vernon Street, Wakefield. Rehearsals will be on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays with occasional Thursday rehearsals at the same location.  The show will be presented on April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21 at that location.

Please prepare 2 contrasting 32-bar pieces (not from the show).  Be prepared to dance and to read sides from the script which we will provide at auditions.  We also need one male actor (45-60) to play the corpse.  If you've always wanted to be on stage but get nervous at the thought of singing and dancing, this is the role for you! Please contact info@wakefieldrep.org with any questions.



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