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5 Things To Know on Dec. 20: Final day of North Shore Toy Drive

A great way to start the day with a quick look at the events and happenings in town.

Welcome to “5 Things,” your daily resource for community events, happenings in town and other little tidbits of information. Here are five things you need to know on Tuesday, Dec. 20.

1. Brightness returns: The forecast on Thursday is calling for a sunny day with a high temperature of about 40 degrees.

2. Farmers Market: Wednesday marked the final day for the fall farmers market in Beverly, and now on Thursday it is Salem’s turn. The final day of the fall Farmers Market in Salem is Thursday. It runs 3-6 p.m. in old Town Hall.

3. Toy Drive: Senator Bruce Tarr’s 16th annual North Shore Holiday Toy Drive wraps up on Thursday. Tarr, a Republican from Gloucester, is collecting toys at Coco Key Water Park and NMTW Credit Union in Danvers, plus in Beverly at Blueberry Health Care and Marblehead Bank and Wenham Museum in Wenham. Thursday is the final day to drop off a toy.

4. Unemployment: The state unemployment rate for November will be announced by the state Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. Data about the labor force and jobs estimates will also be released.

5. Council on Aging: The Danvers Council on Aging meets on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Senior Center.

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