LOWELL -- The Non Profit Alliance of Greater Lowell (NPAGL) will hold a legislative breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Lowell Community Health Center, 161 Jackson St., 6th floor. The breakfast will highlight the work of non- profit organizations in greater Lowell for state delegates and other attendees. The NPAGL offers its members monthly networking, professional development and resource sharing opportunities to maximize each agency's capacity. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP Suzanne Frechette at 978-452-7523 Ext. 801 or Suzanne.frechette@cbacre.org.

LGH Auxiliary to host Daffodils and Desserts Day

LOWELL -- The Lowell General Hospital Auxiliary will host its annual Daffodils and Desserts Day on Thursday, March 27, at the hospital's main and Saints campuses. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dahod Building lobby on LGH's Main Campus at 295 Varnum Ave. and in the main lobby on the Saints Campus at One Hospital Drive.

This will be the first time all money raised will directly support cancer patients in the community, since the American Cancer Society has discontinued its national Daffodil Program due to low participation across the country. Over the past 19 years, the auxiliary has raised $14,500 dollars for the American Cancer Society through its daffodil sales and nearly $24,000 for the hospital and its cancer center through its bake sale, which enables the auxiliary to donate items and equipment to help provide comfort and healing to cancer patients and their families.


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In addition to the sales on March 27, the auxiliary is taking prepaid orders for daffodils now through Tuesday, March 18. To place an order, contact Kelly Will at kelly.will@lowellgeneral.org or 978-937-6696. Purchasers may order a bunch of daffodils for $10 each or a potted daffodil (three multi-stem bulbs in each pot) for $12.

Basketball event to help fund church youth trip

WESTFORD -- The seventh annual "March Madness" basketball tournament will take place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, at the Blanchard Middle School, 14 West St. All proceeds support the United Methodist Church of Westford (UMCW) Youth Group's trip to help needy persons in rural Maine.

In this three-on-three tournament, teams of three or more players of all skill levels, ages and genders compete. There is a $15 per person entry. Admission is free. For more information, e-mail Stephen Sawyer: ohthatsteve@gmail.com.

Prom dress sale to be held at Lowell High

LOWELL -- The St. Vincent de Paul society of St. Catherine's Parish in Westford is sponsoring its third annual Fairy Tale Boutique, offering bargains on gently used prom dresses and accessories. from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Lowell High School. Prom dresses are priced $25 or $50. All dresses will be professionally cleaned thanks to the generosity of Affordable Cleaners in Westford and Brite Kleen Cleaners in Tyngsboro. The event will also feature raffles available for prom-related services and other items.

Littleton Scouts to hold pancake breakfast

LITTLETON -- Littleton Boy Scout Troop 1 will hold its annual pancake breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Congregational Church of Littleton, 330 King St. Scouts will do the cooking and the serving of pancakes, bacon, milk, juice and coffee or tea. Admission is $5 per person.

Correction

BILLERICA -- The Friends of the Billerica Council on Aging will hold its annual golf tournament on Monday, June 30, at the Country Club of Billerica, 51 Baldwin Road. Information provided to The Sun incorrectly listed the site of the tournament.