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Lowell Kids’ Week Events Return

April 2, 2019

LOWELL -- The Lowell National Historical Park will present April PLAYcation, an annual lineup of free family programs, from April 13-20. The free activities include weaving and engineering workshops at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, “Peas on Earth” by Mill City Grows at Mill No. 5, and “Fun With Fish at the Spalding House.” The complete schedule is available at www.lowellkidsweek.org . All events are free but many require pre-registration.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Chorale presents spring concert

LITTLETON -- The Nashoba Valley Chorale presents its spring concert of “An Unexpected Calm” at 8 p.m. on April 13 at the Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School, 56 King St. For tickets go to www.nashobavalleychorale.org . Advance tickets are $25, at the door $30, and seniors $20.

-- AMARIS CASTILLO

Hospice facility gets high marks

SHIRLEY -- Nashoba Nursing Service & Hospice once again has been declared deficiency-free by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health last week.

According to Administrator James Garreffi, the agency was found to be in compliance with all federal conditions of participation required for a hospice to operate. The state department typically performs surveys to make these determinations every three years. Parts of the survey include documentation review, observation of care and interviews with staff and patients.

NNS&H provides multiples services for towns in Northern Massachusetts including medical social services, nutrition, home aides, spiritual counseling, bereavement, physical, occupational and speech therapies. Service is offered to residents in Acton, Ayer, Concord, Groton, Stow and Westford.

-- JON WINKLER

Mothers’ Club to hold tag sale

CHELMSFORD -- The Chelmsford Mothers’ Club will hold its next Kids Tag Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McCarthy Middle School. The group’s biannual sale features thousands of consigned kids’ items.

Items are sold as-is. Returns are at the discretion of the tag sale manager and will not be granted after May 11. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and cash are accepted forms of payment. Attendees are asked to bring their own shopping bags. Only umbrella strollers will be allowed inside.

For vendor inquiries and business sponsorship opportunities, contact Peg Ricardo at vendors@kidstagsale.com . For more information about the tag sale, visit kidstagsale.com .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Council on Aging writing contest

DRACUT -- The Dracut Council on Aging is holding a writing contest for all seniors. Those interested in entering need not be a Dracut resident to submit works of prose or poetry. The list of categories is open and entries could be something written in the past.

Please email your work to bloveless@dracutma.gov . You may also drop it off or mail it to “Legacies Contest,” Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Road, Dracut, MA 01826. Anyone who would like help in getting started or typing it over may contact Legacies editor Mike Langlois at 978-957-4127. Entry deadline is April 26 with an award ceremony on June 5.

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