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Five Things You Need To Know: October 24

Tonight - Lynnfield couple hosting fundraiser in Reading for First Descent program to help young adult cancer survivors. Also - LHS Class of 1982 reunion is coming up.

Today is Wednesday, October 24. Here are five things you need to know.

First Descent Fundraiser: This evening, Lynnfield 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. For more information about First Descent, check out this Lynnfield Patch article from earlier in the month.

Make A Difference Day: Saturday is Make A Difference Day across the nation, and students at Lynnfield High School are participating. This Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can drop off donated items at LHS such as clothing, toys, books, games, electronics, bed and bath items, school/office supplies, and more. Contact Robin at rtirokinnon@msn.com or 781-593-9944 for more information.

Class of 1982 Reunion: The Lynnfield High School Class of 1982 is having a reunion on Friday, November 23, from 7-11 p.m. at the Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge. Tickets are $65 per person. To buy tickets, send a check made payable to LHS 1982 Fund to 71 Forest Hill Ave, Lynnfield. More details can be found on the Lynnfield High School Class of 1982 Facebook page or by calling 781-334-5426.

Icons Of American Music: There’s a lot of Halloween activities in the coming days, but here’s a change of pace: Bill Sarno’s four-part lecture series on icons of American music gets underway next Tuesday, starting with a talk on the life of Judy Garland, followed by Tony Bennett on Nov. 6. .

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.

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