Today is Thursday, January 24th. Here are five things you need to know.
Sweet Jazz: On Sunday, February 10th at 2 p.m., the Lynnfield High School jazz ensembles and the youth jazz band present an Afternoon Of Sweet Jazz. $10 admission fee includes a dessert buffet and helps fund the LHS music program. $8 admission for students and seniors.
U12 Girls Softball: The Shamrocks U12 girls softball team reports that it’s looking for players from both Wakefield and Lynnfield. Birthdates 2000 and after are eligible. This is a tournament team forming immediately. If interested email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.
A Note From Alison Simcox And Douglas Heath: On Friday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Breakeart Visitors Center (177 Forest Street, Saugus) local authors, Alison Simcox and Douglas Heath will trace the natural and cultural history of Breakheart Reservation from its glacial origins and use by Paleo-Indians to modern times. Their book reveals how this square-mile of forest has remained virtually undeveloped since colonial times. This story includes tales of early settlers to dreams of wealthy businessmen, and culminates with the brutal murder in 1900 of the forest's first caretaker, a crime that rocked the Boston area for months. Three decades later, the land was sold to the state and became a camp for the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, who transformed the forest into a recreation area. Today, Breakheart is one the finest gems in the state's park system. Their first book, "Lake Quannapowitt" came out in 2011. Both books are published by Arcadia Publishing, a leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States.
Linden Tree Coffeehouse: The next Linden Tree Coffeehouse event at the Unitarian Universalist Church in downtown Wakefield is on February 2 at 8 p.m. featuring Mark Erelli and Chris LaVancher. Tickets are $16. Click here for more.
Lynnfield Athletic Association: You can help support the Lynnfield Athletic Association while trying out a new fitness routine. Dina Whalen, LHS grad and owner of Fitness Together Lynnfield, has donated $20,000 in gift cards to help raise funds for an organization that plays an important role for the high school sports programs. $25 donation gets $100 in services from Fitness Together. Click here for more information.