Project LEARN Fundraiser

March 29, 2019 GMT

LOWELL -- Project LEARN’s “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow” fundraiser will be on April 24 at Cross Point Towers.

The event will include UMass President Marty Meehan, Congresswoman Lori Trahan, Lowell High students and other business and community leaders as they discuss educational opportunities and the economic impact for the next generation of leaders.

Doors for the event will open at 5:30 p.m. for networking. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets cost $50.

To sponsor or purchase tickets, visit: www.projectlearninc.org/learntoday .


For more information, contact LZ Nunn at lznunn@projectlearninc.org .


Health and safety fair on April 6

TYNGSBORO -- The town is hosting a Health & Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 6 at Tyngsboro Elementary School, 205 Westford Road.

There will be free health screenings, free child ID kits with fingerprinting and DNA samples, police K-9 demonstrations, Narcan training, and more. There will be a limited availability of free Narcan, which is an FDA-approved nasal form of naloxone for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose. There will also be activities for all ages and free giveaways.


Rockin’ Pink for Shelby benefit

LOWELL -- “Rockin Pink for Shelby,” a benefit event for Shelby Taranto, will be held from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on April 6 at Bunting Club, 449 Boylston St., Lowell. The event, which costs $20 to attend, will include live music, raffles, and a silent auction.


Alzheimer’s discussion April 30

LOWELL -- In an effort to spread awareness about the latest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, the Alzheimer’s Association is hosting an AlzTalks regional research presentation on April 30. At the presentation, Dr. Rebecca Amariglio will discuss brain changes associated with memory loss and different types of dementia, early detection, lifestyle intervention, clinical trials and risk factors. The program starts at 6:15 p.m. at the UMass Lowell’s Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center in the Perry Atrium located at 40 University Ave. The event is free but registration is encouraged. Register by calling 800-272-3900 or visit alzmassnh.org/alztalks .


Free vision screening from Lions

TEWKSBURY -- The Lions Club is offering free vision screening for community members. Any member of the community can get a screening on April 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Wamesit Lanes on Main Street.

Both the Tewksbury Lions Club and Lions Clubs International are dedicated to eradicating blindness and eye-related diseases around the world, according to the Tewksbury Lions Club website. In Tewksbury, the community has a special connection to Helen Keller’s teacher Anne Sullivan. It was at a state hospital in town where Sullivan gained the experience she later used with Keller. -- EMMA R. MURPHY