LOWELL -- Soprano Alison Burns, a member of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, will perform "A Sweet Valentine Celebration" to benefit Alternative House at 3 p.m. Sunday, at Long Meadow Golf Club,k 165 Havilah St. Tickets are $35 and include hors d'oeuvres, a complimentary glass of champagne, chocolate treats and a Valentine raffle. Checks should be made payable to Alternative Hosue, P.O. Box 2100, Lowell, MA 01850. Reservations are required. Call 978-937-5777.
Choir to perform at Calvary Chapel in Chelmsford
CHELMSFORD -- The African Children's Choir will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Calvary Chapel, 131 Stedman St. The program features well-loved children's songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. Concerts are free and open to all. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children's Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs.
Music for Life, the choir's parent organization, works in several African countries and has educated over 52,000 children through its relief and development programs during its history. Its purpose is to help create new leadership for Africa, by focusing on education. For information, call 978-458-3392.
Parents' band group to hold fundraiser
PEPPERELL -- Pepperell Parents Pro Musica will present Hip Hop For Hope Night at 7 p.m. March 22 at Nissitissit Middle School, featuring performances by several hip hop companies from the dance studio Phunk Phenomenon.
Pepperell Parents Pro Musica is the band parent organization supporting the fourth- through eighth-grade band program. Proceeds will benefit NMS band program and JaredsFight.org, an organization that raises awareness of Sanfilippo Syndrome.
Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $12 the night of the show. Contact Kris Maley at email@example.com or 978-433-5945.
St. Mark's Chocolate Festival set for Feb. 8
WESTFORD -- The 22nd St. Mark's Chocolate Festival will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, in Williams Hall, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 75 Cold Spring Road.
Local restaurants and church members will show off their best chocolate creations. For the entry fee, guests can sample as much as their stomachs can handle. They can also vote for their favorites to help bestow bragging rights.
The event includes music, a children's craft area, raffle items donated by local businesses, and a silent auction. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the event, from the church secretary, or from any St. Mark's parishioner. Half the proceeds will benefit the Westford and Lowell food pantries.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors and children ages 6 and up. Children 5 and under are free. Purchase tickets at the door. For information, call St. Mark's at 978-692-7849.