5 Things To Know on Feb.. 1: Wear Red for Cardiovascular Disease Awareness

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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 Friday, Feb. 1.

1. Wind: The sun is expected to be in the sky for most of the day on Friday, but the wind will still stick around. The wind is forecasted to blow at 15-20 miles per hour with gusts up to 30 mph. Temperatures will get into the mid-30s.

2. Kindergarten: Registration for Danvers Public School kindergarten has been running all week and wraps up on Friday. It will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library. Be sure to bring all along all the required forms.

3. Tourism: The North of Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is holding its 7th annual “Tourism Summit” on Friday at the Boston Marriott Peabody on Centennial Drive. The region runs from the Merrimack Valley across to Cape Ann and south to Malden and Revere. The theme of the summit is “Think Locally, Act Regionally” and the keynote speaker at lunchtime will be Erik Rodenhiser, owner of the Griffen Theatre.

4. Red: The No. 1 color to wear on Friday is red. An effort is being organized by the American Heart Association for people to wear red in an effort to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. Those that wear red on Friday and donate $5 toward “Go Red For Women” get a red dress pin.

5. Abatements: Friday is the statewide deadline to file for an abatement with the Board of Assessors. The paperwork must be dropped off at Town Hall by the end of the day or be postmarked by Friday to be considered. Earlier this week, the chief assessor in Danvers said abatement filings this year were headed to be lower than usual.

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