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Chelmsford Vigil for Victims

September 28, 2018

CHELMSFORD -- A candlelight vigil to remember those who lost their lives to substance abuse will be held at the Chelmsford Center Town Common on Sept. 30. A signing of names of those who lost their lives due to a battle with substance abuse will take place at 6:30 p.m. The Fifth Annual Candlelight Overdose Vigil will take place right after at 7 p.m., rain or shine. The Chelmsford Center Town Common is at 4 North Road, Chelmsford. For more information, contact Public Health Nurse Kerry Sorrentino at 978-250-5241 or at ksorrentino@townofchelmsford.us .

-- AARON CURTIS

Oldies Dance Party fundraiser

LOWELL -- The Dracut Knights of Columbus next month will be hosting a “Knight” Moves Fundraiser Oldies Dance Party featuring class hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

The event sponsored by Dracut Knights of Columbus Charities will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the VFW, 190 Plain St., Lowell. Tickets are $10 per person and there are tables for ten available. There will also be prize drawings, raffles, and refreshments.

For ticket information please call Ray at 508-722-6786.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Donations to benefit chorus

WILMINGTON -- The Merrimack Valley Acappella Chorus is accepting donations of soft items from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wilmington Arts Center, 219 Middlesex Ave.

People are encouraged to drop off/recycle any items like clothes, bags, shoes, linens/towels, hats, etc. in garbage bags. This is a fundraiser with Savers, according to Marlene Genovese of the Merrimack Valley Acappella Chorus.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Police dispose of old meds

TEWKSBURY -- The Tewksbury Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration next month will give the public another opportunity to bring their medications for disposal. The 2018 National Take Back Initiative will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 27 at the Police Department at 918 Main St., Tewksbury.

The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked, according to a release. Residents are asked to remove identifying information from prescription bottles or seal the pills in a Ziploc bag before arriving at the police headquarters. No liquids or sharps will be allowed. For more information on how or where to dispose of liquid medications or sharps please contact the Board of Health at 978-640-4473.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Habitat for Humanity plans event

TEWKSBURY -- Habitat for Humanity of Greater Lowell will host its second annual Builders Bluepint Signature Event in November, bringing together industry professionals and community leaders in support of the organization.

The event will include keynote speakers addressing topics relevant to the construction industry, networking and a barbecue buffet.

Sponsors can pay to reserve tickets to the event, and all funds raised will help Habitat for Humanity build more homes for families in need in Lowell and Billerica.

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

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