The Music Battery, a local initiative that tutors kids ages eight and up with their homework and free drumming instruction, is having its firth birthday concert at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs. Oct. 29 at Ferndale Community Center (1925 Iron St.).

The 40-minute program consists of a drum-and-marching presentation, during which children will also “pass the bucket” for donations to benefit the Music Battery.

The after-school program takes place weekly, Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.

For more information, go to themusicbattery.com.