Empty Bowl Dinner Friday, Chocolate Walk Saturday
Lots to do this weekend around town.
Soup for charity: St. John’s Prep is holding its annual Empty Bowls Dinner Party fundraiser this evening to benefit Haven From Hunger in Peabody. Donate $10 for a handmade bowl, fill it with soup and the proceeds go to the food pantry. The dinner is from 6-8 p.m. and entertainment is provided by Swingtown!, a student a cappella group at St. John’s.
Swingtown! will then perform in a separate concert with Kings of the Beach from Hamilton-Wenham Regional School, the Treblemakers from Masconomet Regional High School and Trinity from Nazareth Academy. The concert begins at 7 p.m. in the Alumni Hall. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and children and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Sultan Tajadine School in Chad, which serves refugee children from Darfur.
Chocolate walk? The second annual Chocolate Walk, sponsored by the Danvers Bi-Peds, is this Saturday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. The Bi-Peds ordered up more enough snow for the occasion, so bring your skis, snowshoes or boots with you. The walk along the rail-trail begins at the Putnamville Playground off Wenham Street. Parking will be available at the Putnamville School at the corner of Locust and Wenham streets. Walkers can head to the trail from there. The planned jaunt is down to Route 97 and back, about 3.5 miles roundtrip. Walkers are welcome to walk as far as they like, however. Hot chocolate and chocolate treats will be offered post-walk and there will be massages and a special raffle. For more information call 978-774-8159, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.danversbipeds.org.
Watch firefighters get FIT: Atlantis Sports Clubs and To Make Beautiful, located on Ferncroft Road, are hosting a kickoff party for Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton firefighters in the FIT Firefighter Challenge. Stop on down to watch the contest from 5-8 p.m.
Caregivers support group: The Atrium at Veronica Drive and NortheastLink Care Management are offering a new support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory disorders. During the meetings (held on Saturdays at 11 a.m.) there will be respite care and activities provided for loved ones. The session is free, but call ahead: 978-762-7625.
And if those five things aren’t enough to keep you busy this weekend…
Down to the races: Ever watch a sled dog race in person? Now’s your chance. The Second Annual Myopia Sled Dog Race is this Saturday and Sunday at Appleton Farms in Hamilton. It runs from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. both days. The event is also being sponsored by Patch as well, so stop by the table and say hi.