Nature takes center stage with this weekend’s event calendar, with a meteor shower and exotic animals part of the lineup.
Below, get the when and where for those events and other happenings in Danvers this weekend.
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Where/When: Night sky; Peaking at 2 a.m. on Sunday
Why Go: It’s a traditional late-summer show in the sky – the Perseid Meteor Shower. The shooting stars are best seen from a dark spot with a wide view of the sky, especially to the northeast. The shower has actually been occurring since July 23 but will peak on Saturday night.
2. SUPPORT YOUR TROOPS YARD SALE AND BAKE SALE
Where/When: ; Saturday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Why Go: Household items plus baked good will all be on sale Saturday morning near the North Street gate to the reserve unit. All of the proceeds will go toward the local Family Readiness Group of the U.S. Army’s 468 Engineer Detachment.
Pricing: Free admission, Prices vary
Where/When: ; Saturday, 12-3 p.m.
Why Go: It’s an event for all ages designed to get you back into the “mood” to go back to school. There will be a Tae Kwon Do demonstration, face painting, a fashion show and mini-makeovers.
Where/When: ; Saturday, 12:30 p.m.
Why Go: Everyone loves the exotic animals that Beverly-based Curious Creatures has to show off. They’re expected to bring 10-12 animals that could include anything from a bay alligators to a skunk.
Where/When: ; Monday, 6: 20 a.m. registration and breakfast, 7:30 a.m. shotgun start
Why Go: The high school band truly is a source of town pride as it performs both locally and nationally. And it is events like this golf tournament that help keep them going. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pricing: $150 per person including cart, breakfast and lunch