BOSTON -- MassDOT has issued a Labor Day travel advisory for those who will be driving during the holiday weekend. MassDOT is encouraging drivers to make informed decisions about their travel plans and consider taking public transportation if possible.
On Thursday and Friday, the Interstate 93 HOV lane will have extended hours, opening at 2 p.m. and 1 p.m. on those respective days. The lane will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3.
MassDOT service plazas will also be offering free coffee beginning 10 p.m. on Monday Sept. 3 through 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Roadway construction will be shut down from Friday through Labor Day, with scheduled road work resuming on Tuesday, Sept. 4.
-- KORI TUITT
‘Into Action’ to host road race
TEWKSBURY -- For the third consecutive year, Into Action Recovery is hosting its 5K Run for Recovery on Sunday, Sept. 16. The non-profit organization will host the event at 9 a.m. at Tewksbury Memorial High School, located at 320 Pleasant St.
Registration for the 5K will begin at 7 a.m. All ages are welcome to run or walk the route. Registration is $30.
Money raised will help the organization’s goal of combating the opioid epidemic.
To register, visit www.lightboxreg.com . For more information, email IntoActionRecovery2015@gmail.com .
-- KORI TUITT
Lowell book event
LOWELL -- This year’s Lowell Reads selection is “One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game that Brought a Divided Town Together” by Amy Bass.
Several events connected to the book kick off Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Pollard Memorial Library with a special presentation by Cheryl Hamilton, a Lewiston resident who worked with the Somali refugees, and culminate with an author talk with Bass at the library on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.
Other activities include an immigrant history walk, conversation cafes for native and new English speakers, an immigration storytelling event, book discussions and more.
For a full list of events, visit lowelllibrary.org/events/lowell-reads /.
-- ALANA MELANSON