Scene around town
John Lackey’s wife, Krista, and Jon Lester’s wife, Farrah, celebrated their birthdays with a party at Nick Varano’s Strega Waterfront the other night. In addition to Lackey and Lester, players Jacoby Ellsbury, Jonathan Papelbon, Dustin Pedroia, Josh Beckett, and Clay Buchholz all made the scene with their significant others. After dinner, each of the birthday girls got her own cake. . . . Former “Biggest Loser’’ contestant Brendan Donovan dropped by Children’s Hospital yesterday for a little pre-marathon meet-and-greet with patients. Donovan is running the Boston Marathon for Children’s Hospital, and he’ll have quite a few new fans cheering him on.