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December 17, 2012

North Shore news in brief

Haven from Hunger will serve a Christmas Day dinner beginning at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 25, at 71 Wallis St., Peabody. The event will include a visit and gift from Santa. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 978-531-1530.

The North Shore Community Development Coalition will distribute presents that were collected through the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program on Wednesday, Dec. 19, from 2 to 6 p.m., in the North Shore CDC community room, located at 104 Lafayette St., Salem, and in the lobby of Holcroft Park Homes, 9 Mill St., Beverly. Santa and his elves will provide wrapped, age-appropriate toys to all of North Shore CDC’s residential families who visit either of the locations. Questions may be directed to North Shore CDC’s main office, 978-745-8071.

The Catmobile, operated by the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society and staffed by a licensed veterinarian and two veterinary technicians, will offer low-cost spay/neuter for cats only on Thursday, Dec. 20, at Petco, 10 Sylvan St., Peabody. The package consists of spay/neuter, rabies vaccinations, exam, nail trim, and treatment for fleas and ear mites. Spay package costs $100, and neuter package costs $75. The package is available to anyone, and there is no qualification process. Reservations are required and can be made at www.catmobile.org or 978-465-1940.

The Peabody Health Department is offering free seasonal influenza vaccinations while supplies last for residents ages 10 and older. Children under 18 must be accompanied by parents/guardians. Vaccines are available by appointment on Thursday, Dec. 20, by calling 978-538-5926.

Tickets are available for the Salem Theatre Company’s $5,000 Broadway Theatre Getaway fundraising raffle that offers the winner a trip to New York City for two, including round-trip travel, two nights’ accommodations, two theater tickets to two performances of the winner’s choosing (based on availability), and up to $500 to cover meals and other expenses. Tickets cost $50 each, and the drawing will take place on Saturday, Dec. 22, at 7:30 p.m., before the final performance of “Reckless” at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The winner does not need to be present to win and has up to one year to redeem the prize. Raffle tickets may be purchased at The Art Corner, 264 Washington St., Salem; at the STC Theater Box Office one hour before show time on all show dates; and from STC board members and staff. For complete raffle rules and more information, visit www.salemtheatre.com or call 978-790-8546.

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