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Historical Society Dance on Oct. 5

September 26, 2018

SHIRLEY -- The Shirley Historical Society will host its benefit Dinner and Dance featuring the Summertime Jazz Band on Oct. 5 at the Bull Run Restaurant, 215 Great Rd., Shirley.

The event will begin with a cash bar and silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a buffet at 6:30 p.m. There will be music and dancing from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tickets are $50 at the Shirley Historical Society Museum or www.bullrunrestaurant.com .

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Transgender talk in Chelmsford

CHELMSFORD -- Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford is hosting a free discussion on Sunday morning called “Being Transgender: A Conversation with Kelly Jenkins.” Jenkins is a transgender teacher in Wellesley who will share her personal journey.

The event is free and open to the public and will take place at 10: 30 a.m. at 87 Richardson Rd., North Chelmsford.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Opiate awareness event Saturday

LOWELL -- A pro wrestler and Robin Williams impersonator are among the featured visitors at an opiate awareness event this Saturday organized by the McCarthy Foundation. The free event from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Portuguese American Civic League on 512 Central Street will feature food, a cash bar and guest speakers.

Dr. Marty Urban and representatives from the Lowell Shelter, the Center of Bilingual Services and Zack’s team are expected to speak at the event about opioid addiction and available resources.

Jim “Hacksaw” Duggan, a World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame Legend will speak and provide free autographs and pictures. Roger Kabler, a Robin Williams impersonator will perform as Williams to talk about his addiction past.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

Grant to help Project Here

BOSTON -- The office of Attorney General Maura Healey and the GE Foundation announced grant funding last week for two area schools to implement Project Here curriculum for the prevention of substance use.

Billerica Public Schools received $17,900 and Tyngsboro Middle School received $1,300. Overall $450,000 of funding was split among 109 schools across the state.

“Project Here was designed to address an unmet need for substance use prevention education in our school,” Healy said in a press release. “This new app and grant funding will help empower students to make the right decisions, promote health and wellness and lead change in their schools and communities.”

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

City manager to speak at dinner

TEWKSBURY -- Lowell City Manager Eileen Donoghue will be the guest speaker at next month’s Northern Middlesex Council of Governments annual meeting and dinner. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Tewksbury Country Club, located at 1880 Main St. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person. To attend, RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 3 by contacting 978-454-8021 or kgaravanian@nmcog.org .

-- KORI TUITT

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