Westford Alumni Banquet
WESTFORD -- The Westford Academy Alumni Association will host 127th Annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Franco American Club. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Three graduates will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award. They are:
* Robert Herrmann, Class of 1963. Hermann has been an integral part of the Westford community, having raised a family, owned and run a business and served on several committees in town. He has also volunteered his personal time to youth organizations in Westford such as Cub Scout Pack 102 and coached junior wrestling for eight years. He founded Bob’s Auto in 1967 and Herrmann Bus Company in 1974.
* Kenneth Greenslade, Class of 1970. Greenslade is an international businessman, entrepreneur and inventor with U.S. military contracts. He has owned and operated several successful businesses and has a host of patents pertaining mostly to optics and night vision scopes. He is vice president of Knights Armament Company in Titusville, Florida, a partner and member of the board of directors of G5 Infrared LLC in Hudson, New Hampshire, and a consultant to several international businesses.
* Daniel Stevens, Class of 1973. Stevens founded Captain Mowatt’s, a hot sauce company, 20 years ago. His hot sauces are now used or sold in over 200 retail stores and restaurants across the United States including Westford’s own Forge Village Restaurant.
Tickets are still available at $25 by calling 978-692-4686. Advance purchase is recommended.
Artist of the Month
NASHUA -- Lowell-based portrait photographer Scot Langdon is October’s artist of the month at ArtHub gallery, 30 Temple St. Langdon is a portrait and lifestyle photographer with both color and black and white works on display. The exhibit will open on Friday, Oct. 5, from 3-7 p.m.
Langdon’s photography has steered toward journalism, the stories of people in the communities in which he lived and worked, and the cityscapes and design that presented subjects of color, light, shapes, and texture. Langdon has photographed politics, news, features and sports stories for community and regional metro daily newspapers, including The Sun.
Half Marathon and 5k Run
WILMINGTON -- The Wilmington/Tewksbury Chamber of Commerce will host its 14th Annual Half Marathon & 5K Run or Walk on Sunday, Sept. 23. The run will begin at 10 Waltham Street, where the Wilmington Community Television studio is located.
Participants can register and sign-in for the event from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and the races will officially begin at 10 a.m.
Pre-registration for the half marathon is $35 per person and $40 for same-day registration. Pre-registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $20 per person and $25 on race day. For those 18 years old or younger, registration for the 5K Run/Walk is $15. Participants can pick up their bibs on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., or on race day.
To register, visit www.ChamberRace.RaceWire.com .
-- KORI TUITT
Brewfest in Wilmington
WILMINGTON -- On Saturday, Sept. 29, the Aleppo Shriners is hosting a Brewfest. Doors will open at 1 p.m. to the Shriners Auditorium, located at 99 Fordham Road. The event will end at 4:30 p.m.
There will be unlimited two-ounce samples of nearly 100 varieties of craftbrew as well as bratwurst and pretzels. Proceeds from the event benefit the Aleppo Shriners.
Tickets are $50 per person.
-- KORI TUITT