CHELMSFORD -- The Harlem Wizards will return to the Chelmsford High School gym to play CYBL Pride 2014 -- a team of Chelmsford elementary and milddle school teachers, staff and event sponsors -- at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 7.

The event will raise funds to help support the Chelmsford Youth Basketball League, a non-profit, all-volunteer youth basketball league for first- through 12th-grade boys and girls living in Chelmsford and/or attending the Chelmsford schools.

Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 for students and seniors and can be purchased with cash or check at Brickhouse Center Pizza, 1 Central Square. Tickets may also be purchased at If any remain, tickets at the door are $14, $12 students and seniors. Watch for event updates and the CYBL Pride roster.

Fashion show to help anti-bullying group

LOWELL -- Finding Hope With Fashion (FHWF) will hold its fifth annual fashion show on Sunday, March 9, at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St., with doors opening at 6 p.m. FHWF is an organization that holds an annual fashion show to raise money for charity and to promote local designers, artists, and aspiring models.

This year's show will benefit Stand for the Silent, an organization dedicated to anti-bullying. Tickets will be sold at the door for $20 until venue capacity is met.


All proceeds from tickets, raffle table, silent auction, and more will be donated to Stand for the Silent. For information, go to

Chelmsford church to hold scholarship dinner

CHELMSFORD -- West Chelmsford United Methodist Church, 242 Main St., will hold a dinner to benefit its scholarship fund at 5:30 p.m. March 29 in the church's Fellowship Hall. The menu includes chicken parmigiana with pasta, salad, green beans, bread and dessert. Tickets are $12 adults, $6 children 11 years and younger, children 4 and under free. They will be on sale during coffee time or by contacting Sue Loiselle at 978-250-1258 or, or Ellen Cellini at 978-251-3515 or

Beacon Hospice seeks volunteers

METHUEN -- The Methuen office of Beacon Hospice is seeking volunteers for several activities, from reading at a patient's bedside and knitting lap blankets, to joining Reiki and pet therapy programs. The service area includes Dracut, Lowell, and Chelmsford. New volunteers are asked to complete an application and participate in an 8 to 10 hour training program.The mext three part training session is scheduled for March 11, 18, and 25, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Lawrence Public Library. Ongoing supervision, support and continuing education follow the initial training period. For information, call Adreana Krukowski at 978-837-3333 in the Methuen office.

Hockey game to raise funds for children's hospital

NASHUA, N.H. -- Police and firefighters from Nashua and Hudson, N.H., will take to the ice for the seventh annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Hockey Championship at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Mancheter, N.H., on Saturday, March 1st to benefit the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD).

Badge's Team Police players include Nashua police officer Michael Dore, Hudson police officer Dan Conley, and Homeland Security Officer Daniel Gilleo of Nashua. Team Fire will be represented by Nashua firefighters Nathan Armstrong and Jeff Donaldson.

Information about the players, rosters, fundraising, and ticket sales can be found at Tickets to the game are $10, kids 10 and under are free.

Comedy show to help programs for deaf children

NASHUA, N.H. -- The Dreams Heard Foundation presents The 3rd Annual Comedy Brew Ha-Ha, beginning with a beer and wine tasting at 6:30 p.m. on April 12, followed by the comedy show at 8 p.m. at Martha's Exchange Upstairs, 185 Main St. Boston area comedian Dave Rattigan will host along with Dave Decker, Mike Murray, and Graig Murphy. Tables of 8 are $150 and individual tickets are $20, which includes the beer, wine and mead tasting and comedy show.

The Dreams Heard Foundation is an emerging non-profit established in 2011 to help families with deaf/hard of hearing children. Tickets can be purchased at