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Fall Book Sale at Littleton Library

October 10, 2018

LITTLETON -- The Friends of the Reuben Hoar Library will host the annual fall book sale next weekend, offering a wide range of used books and digital media. The sale runs from Thursday, Oct. 18 through Saturday, Oct. 20. Admission is free from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 18, with one hour before then open to members of the Friends and $20 for non-members.

Free admission continues from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 19. The sale is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 20, when shoppers can pay $5 for a bag and fill the bag with goods.

Used paperbacks, hardcover books, DVDs and CDs will be available. Money raised will support library programs, the purchase of museum passes and more.

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

Nash. Tech Haunted 5K is Oct. 20

WESTFORD -- The Friends of Nashoba are hosting the seventh annual Haunted 5K Road Race on Saturday, Oct. 20, at Nashoba Valley Technical High School. The 5K starts at 10 a.m., and there will be a fun run for kids at 9:30.

It is a family-friendly race, and everyone is welcome to walk, jog or run, with or without a costume. It’s an officially timed race, and prizes will be awarded in several age categories, as well as for best costume.

The registration fee is $10 for students 18 and under, $25 for adults 19-59, and $15 for those 60 and older. Register at www.nashobatech.net , or at www.lightboxreg.com and search for Friends of Nashoba 5K. Walk-in registration begins at 8 a.m., on race day. Sponsors and volunteers are also sought.

Oblates celebration at church

LOWELL -- The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate will celebrate the 150th anniversary of their arrival in Lowell with a Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday.

The French oblates arrived in Lowell in April 1968 and began a Parish Mission in the basement of St. Patrick Church for about 1,200 French Canadians living and working in the city. Over the years, countless missionary oblates from many different cultures and countries followed.

The celebration will mark the contributions and legacy of the oblates, including the formation of many parishes and schools still serving the city and surrounding towns today. The Mass will be held at noon Sunday at St. Joseph the Worker Shrine, 37 Lee St.

-- ALANA MELANSON

Guitar raffle to help fight cancer

LOWELL -- University Music is holding an electric guitar raffle for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation throughout October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The music store is located at 1717 Middlesex St. Tickets cost $1, and all of the proceeds are going to charity. The winning ticket will be drawn on Halloween.

-- RICK SOBEY

Library event spotlights trail

LOWELL -- The Bay Circuit Trail is the star in a presentation at the Lowell Public Library on Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. Alan French, Dan Brielmann and Marilyn Brielmann created a video journal of the 200 mile trail around Boston from Newburyport to Kingston. The event includes music, videos and information about the trail. The Carlisle Library will host a similar event on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. --ELIZABETH DOBBINS

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