, 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


The Salem Y Teen Leaders are holding a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Salem Y parking lot, 1 Sewall St., Salem, to raise money for their upcoming service learning trip to New Orleans, where they will work on environmental restoration projects in Louisiana wetlands. Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

A&B Burgers is hosting a children's concert at 10:30 a.m., with Ben Rudnick and Friends Family Works at 50 St. Peter St., Salem. The concert is open to the public and benefits Engine 33/Ladder 15 Firehouse on Boylston Street in Boston. Monetary donations will be collected for the families of Lt. Ed Walsh and Firefighter Michael Kennedy, both of whom were killed last month fighting a fire in Boston’s Back Bay. At the concert, children have the opportunity to meet local firefighters from the Salem Fire Department, and get tours of the fire trucks. Children are asked to make thank-you cards for the firefighters who fought in last month’s fire, and bring them to the concert for A&B Burgers to send. To learn more, visit

The third annual Blues for the Troops III: A Benefit for Operation Troop Support takes place from 3 to 8 p.m. at Capone's Restauarant and Lounge, 147 Summit St., Peabody. The event features performances from five bands and guest performers, raffle prizes, 50-50 raffle and more. Admission is $10 at the door. All proceeds support Operation Troop Support, which provides supplies for troops during deployment and upon their return home. Learn more at or

The StarSingers and Company and ZipTone, all Danvers-based choruses for young people, present their annual spring concert with instrumental accompaniment this afternoon at 4, at Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Admission is free and open to the public. For details, visit