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Mental-health Seminar in Lowell

September 20, 2018

LOWELL -- The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, NFI Family Resource Center of Greater Lowell, Wayside Youth and Family Services and the state Department of Mental Health will hold a forum to discuss mental health for children and families in Lowell. The discussion will include current challenges, trends and successes. There will be resource tables from a number of organizations and a light meal will be served.

State Rep. Colleen Garry, of Dracut, will provide the opening remarks. Panelists will include representatives from Lowell Public Schools, the Lowell Police Department, DMH, Wayside and NFI.

The forum is Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. at Wayside, 77 East Merrimack St., Lowell. For info, call Nancy Collier at 508-688-5739 or visit mspcc.org .

-- ALANA MELANSON

All Night Eucharistic Vigil in Oct.

DRACUT -- St. Francis Parish in Dracut will host its “All Night Eucharistic Vigil in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus” next month. The vigil will take place starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5 through the morning of Oct. 6, according to a release. Adoration will follow through the rest of the night until the morning and those interested can sign up for an hour by calling the church office at 978-452-6611 or just come anytime during the vigil to pray. St. Francis Parish is located at 115 Wheeler Rd., Dracut.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Last call for Town Meeting

TEWKSBURY -- Friday, Sept. 21 is the final day to register to vote in the Special Town Meeting, set for Tuesday, Oct. 2. A voter registration session will be held at Town Hall, located at 1009 Main St., from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 21. Current registered voters in Tewksbury do not have to re-register to vote in the Special Town Meeting, which will take place at the Tewksbury Memorial High School. Those eligible to register are United States citizens who will be 18 years or older on or before Oct. 2. Voter registrations can be completed by mail or online at www.RegisterToVoteMA.com .

-- KORI TUITT

9/11 Memorial ride Saturday

LOWELL -- The second annual 9/11 Memorial Benefit Ride is Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Lowell Firefighters Club, 362 Fletcher St. The ride was rescheduled from an earlier date. The event includes a 95-mile ride beginning and ending at the club and traveling through southern New Hampshire with two stops along the way. The cost is $25 per biker, $5 per passenger and $10 for non-riders who still wish to partake in the after-ride festivities, which include food, music and fun at the Firefighters Club. Proceeds go toward a 9/11 memorial to be built at the club.

Registration opens at 9 a.m., and kickstands will be up at 10:30

For info, call Bill Desrosiers at 978-761-1570, or email williamdesrosiers@comcast.net .

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