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What's Up Wakefield? October 24

This weekend - a twilight tour of Wakefield's historic Old Burying Ground. Tonight - a fundraiser for an organization that helps young adult cancer survivors.

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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