- The Board of Selectmen meets Tuesday (7 p.m.) at Town Hall for its regular meeting. On the agenda is the continued discussion of consolidating voting sites in town down to just one poll. Selectmen have also been asked to set Feb. 3 as the date for a Special Town Meeting. The main topics for the town-wide gathering are a handful of zoning proposals, including an overlay district to limit where medical marijuana facilities can operate in town.
- Free TIPS Training: DanversCARES and the Danvers Police Department are offering free TIPS training for Danvers businesses selling or serving alcohol on Tuesday. TIPS stands for Training for Intervention ProcedureS and is a skills-based program designed to prevent intoxication, drunk driving and underage drinking.
- Head over to Tapley Hall Tuesday for the Polar Express. The 5th Annual Danvers Parade of Trees is underway. Tuesday's theme is the aforementioned classic children's story. Kids are invited to come in their PJs for the ride (hot chocolate and cookies included). You can find more information here at www.paradeoftrees.com/index.html.
- The annual ceremony for the Tree of Lights in support of Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston is on Wednesday (5 p.m.) outside People's United Bank in the square.
- The Peabody Institute Library of Danvers is holding its annual holiday open house on Saturday and is inviting supporters to "lend a plant" for the occasion. You can purchase a poinsettia that will be used to decorate the library with on Saturday and then pick it up on Sunday for your own use. Orders need to be by Wednesday.
Make sure to check our local events calendar and boards section for even more happenings around Danvers.