Good morning. Here are some things worth knowing in Wakefield this Wednesday, October 24, 2012.
Twilight Tour Of Old Burying Ground: Here’s a cool local Halloween activity, especially if you’re into history. On Sunday, Oct. 28 at 5:15 p.m., join Wakefield Historical Society President Nancy Bertrand for a twilight walking tour of the Old Burying Ground, at 1 Church Street. The cemetery dates back to 1689 and has Puritan gravestone art and graves of the town’s very early settlers. Click here for more information.
First Descent Fundraiser: This evening, nearby residents Amber and Craig Vaccaro are hosting a fundraiser at Grumpy Doyle’s, 530 Main Street in Reading, featuring live acoustic music and raffles, to benefit the First Descent program, which sends young adult cancer survivors on week-long outdoor adventures. The fundraiser runs from 7 to 10 p.m. and the donation at the door is $10. For more about Amber and the organization she is working to support, click here.
Benefit For Homeless Pets: Many of you may have seen the columns that run each weekend on local Patch.com websites highlighting the various pets that Wakefield-based nonprofit group PAWS has available for adoption. This Saturday, Oct. 27, there’s a benefit concert for PAWS at Kowloon on Route 1 in Saugus featuring Shirley Alston Reeves, original Shirelles lead singer and a 1996 Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame inductee. For reservations, call 781-233-0077 and mention PAWS for preferred seating. Tickets are $30 and include the concert, not food or beverages. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.
Flu Clinic: There’s a flu clinic tonight at Galvin Middle School from 7 to 8 p.m. Click here for more.
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