LOWELL -- The Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership will hold its first $5,000 raffle, Blooming Buck$, on May 8 at the Whistler House Museum of Art. Tickets are $10 apiece and only 5,000 have been printed. The raffle supports the partnership's home buyer trainign program. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-459-8490 or at the partnership's office at 67 Middle St., Suite 501.

Breakfast with Easter Bunny in Westford

WESTFORD -- Breakfast with Easter Bunny will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Westford Regency Inn 219 Littleton Rd. The cost of the event is the family's order from the breakfast menu, with a percentage going back to support the Westford Family FunFest Charities. To make reservations, call Westford Regency at 978-692-8200, ext 520 or the main desk and leave message with number of reservations, name and phone number.

The breakfast is part of the spring events planned by the Westford Family FunFest and the Westford Regency Inn.

Local Best Buddies team to hold fundraiser

LOWELL - Team MaryAnn will hold is annual fundraiser in support of the Best Buddies Challenge, from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at the East End Club, 15 West Fourth St. The Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port is a ride, run or walk in support of Best Buddies International. BBI. For information, contact George Tessier at 978-758-9796, gtessier8@aim.com.


Local Hadassah hosting heart health program

ACTON -- Nashoba Valley Hadassah will host a free heart health program from 2:30 to p.m. Sunday, April 6 at the Acton Memorial Library.The keynote speaker is Dr. Kenneth Sassower of Massachusetts General Hospital, who is board certified in sleep medicine. Karen Gannon of Groton, a nurse Mass General, will also participate. The program is part of Hadassah's national initiative, "Every Beat Counts: Hadassah's Heart Health Program," which initiative educates women about risks, prevention and detection of heart disease.