CHELMSFORD —The Byam Elementary School recently held its fourth annual Byam Walk-A-Thon fundraiser. The Byam School Association started the event to encourage healthy lifestyles, support academic enrichment programs and promote school spirit. Students money by collecting donations based on the estimated number of loops they hoped to complete around the walking course. More than 300 Byam students participated in the event along with their parents, siblings and friends.
- Bake sale planned at Assumption Church
DRACUT -- The Ladies of the Assumption Panagitsa Society will hold their annual bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church, 1168 Mammoth Road. The homemade pastries will include koulourakia, baklava, spinach pies, galaktoboureko and more.
For information,, call Eleni Nicolopoulos, president, Ladies of the Assumption Panagitsa Society, at 978-758-8153
- Cobblestones to hold 20th anniversary benefit
LOWELL -- Cobblestones will hold "Road to Twenty," its 20-year anniversary fundraiser celebration, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at the restaurant at 91 Dutton St.
The event aims to raise $20,000, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell. The event will feature 20 awards to those voted "most valuable" and gets underway wiith a blues brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and continues outdoors with live music, testimony and awards, prizes and a grill and bar. The party will culminate with a raffle drawing at 8 p.m., with a first prize of a trip to the Bahamas.
For information, check out Cobblestones' page on Facebook or go to www.cobblestonesoflowell.com.
- Healing Garden to host choral concert
HARVARD -- The The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, 145 Bolton Road, will hold its "Concert at the Garden" at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 22, featuring the a cappella singing group Custom Blend.
The 11-person semi-professional mixed voice group sings a mix of musical styles from pop, jazz, soul, and big band, to doo-wop, gospel, and classical. Admission at the door is $10 for Garden members, $15 for non-members. All proceeds benefit the services of the Healing Garden. Visit www.healinggarden.net for event updates or cancellations.
- Andover synagogue plans yard sale
ANDOVER -- The Social Action Committee of Congregation Beth Israel is sponsoring a yard sale at the synagogue, 501 South Main St., Route 28, from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, June 1.
A large assortment of household items will be on sale. Proceeds will benefit a variety of community-outreach projects. Throughout the year, the Social Action Committee works with food pantries, shelters, and other groups to provide food, clothing, and other necessities to area residents in need. Also, through CBI Cares, the committee reaches out to members of the congregation who need prepared meals, transportation to medical appointments, visitations, and other help.