, Salem, MA


April 12, 2014

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This morning from 7 to 11, Boy Scout Troop 88 is serving up a hearty breakfast at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 96 Main St., Peabody. The menu for the Troop's Breakfast Extravaganza includes pancakes, eggs, omelets, home fries, sausage, bagels, pastries and more. Tickets for raffle baskets are also available. Admission is $7 per person and all proceeds support Troop 88’s activities.

Round up your gadgets and gizmos and head over to Winthrop Elementary School, 325 Bay Road, Hamilton, for an electronics and appliances recycling fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For a nominal fee, electronics and appliances may be dropped off for environmentally safe recycling. Proceeds go to the 2014 Hamilton-Wenham Senior Class Graduation All-Night Event. Questions? Email Heather and Bill MacDonald at

The Inner Cycle spinning studio, located at 377 Cabot St. in Beverly, is hosting two 45-minute spin classes to benefit Beverly resident Peter Frates, a young athlete who was diagnosed with ALS two years ago. The first class begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by the second at 12:30 p.m. Raffle items, complimentary beverages and snacks will be available. Admission is a suggested donation of $20, and all proceeds will go to The Pete Frates #3 Fund. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, visit

Meet the baby chicks and then join Mrs. Green for a scavenger hunt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Children of all ages are invited to attend this free event. For more information, call 978-468-2277.

This evening from 7 to 10, the community is invited to an open mike night at the King Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, as part of the Marblehead Arts Association's Winter/Spring Program Series. All kinds of music, monologues, spoken word and poetry are welcome. A full PA set up, small drum kit and piano are available. Sign-ups begin at 6:30 p.m. Admission is a suggested donation of $5. For details, call 781-631-2608, or visit

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