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Annual Big Heart 5K on Sept. 22

September 19, 2018

DRACUT -- The annual Middlemiss Big Heart 5K takes place on Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at Brookside Elementary School.

Proceeds from the race assist the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation in achieving its goals of supporting pediatric cardiac research, supporting heart warrior families at Boston Childrens’ Hospital, and kindness initiatives in schools and around the country.

The race starts at 9 a.m. The celebrity mile starts at 10:30 a.m. All runners will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and medal. Go to: www.active.com/dracut-ma /running/distance-running-races/middlemiss-big-heart-5k-2018

Presentation on ballot question

HARVARD -- We The People Massachusetts will host an educational presentation about a November ballot question calling for a citizen commission targeting campaign-finance reform. The presentation will take place on Thursday, Sept. 27 from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Harvard Cultural Collaborative. We The People, a nonpartisan organization, will discuss the implications of Question 2 on the November ballot.

The question asks whether the state should create a commission of citizens to push for a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizens United U.S. Supreme Court decision, which allowed unlimited political spending by corporations. We The People’s presentation will also include information on how the Supreme Court’s decisions affect democracy.

-- CHRIS LISINSKI

Fall Festival at Livingston Fields

TEWKSBURY -- The town’s 5th Annual Fall Festival is set for Sunday, Sept. 30. The event, sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Events and Celebrations Committee, will take place at the Livingston Fields from noon to 5 p.m.

Families can come and enjoy food, live entertainment, games and carnival rides. Unlimited carnival ride bracelets cost $10 and only cash will be accepted. There will also be pie-eating contests, kids’ crafts and more.

Parking will be available at the Tewksbury State Hospital and free shuttle buses will be available to the event.

For info: tewksburyevents@gmail.com .

-- KORI TUITT

Empowering author at Kronos

LOWELL -- The Women in Manufacturing Massachusetts chapter on Thursday will host Dr. Valerie Young, an expert on the impostor syndrome and author of “The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It.” The event is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Kronos Inc., 900 Chelmsford St., Lowell. To register visit https://womeninmfg.wufoo.com/forms/q87p4yk1nwwa8o/

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Fundraiser at Masonic hall

AYER -- The Ayer Masonic Association will hold its monthly fundraising breakfast on Oct. 7 at the Ayer Masonic Center, 11 Sculley Rd., Ayer.

Breakfast will be served from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., according to a release. The menu includes eggs cooked to order or pancakes with bacon, sausage, or hash and potatoes, toast, juice, and coffee. In addition to the usual menu as outlined, specials for this month are eggs benedict and an Italian omelet.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

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