From left are Eleanor Zwicker, president of the Altrusa Club of Merrimack Valley; Kathleen Maguire, daughter of Jennie Maguire; Colleen Baccam, recipient
From left are Eleanor Zwicker, president of the Altrusa Club of Merrimack Valley; Kathleen Maguire, daughter of Jennie Maguire; Colleen Baccam, recipient of the Jennie Maguire Nursing Scholarship; and Rev. Eleanor Richardson, daughter of Armeda Richardson. Heather Bellemore, recipient of the Armeda Richardson Scholarship was unable to be present.

CHELMSFORD -- The Altrusa Club of Merrimack Valley awarded scholarships of $500 each to two students in the nursing degree program at Middlesex Community College. Colleen Baccam of Haverhill received of the Jennie Maguire Scholarship, and Heather Bellemore of Westford received the Armeda Richardson Scholarship at a dinner ceremony held June 25.

Katherine Gehly, assistant dean of the nursing program, said the students exemplified the qualities of the scholarships' namesakes -- excellence in scholarship, service, and professionalism in nursing. The scholarships honor the memories of Jennie Maguire and Armeda Richardson, both involved in nursing and beloved Altrusans, charter members and past presidents of the club.

Altrusa is a service organization whose mission is to promote literacy and service for the betterment of our communities. To learn more about us, e-mail us at altrusaclubmerrimackvalley@gmail.com or visit us at www.altrusa.org.

  • Sunshine Gals to serve meals at Billerica churches

BILLERICA -- The Sunshine Gals of Billerica will be serving a homemade meal of chicken, rice, vegetable, salad and ice cream at the Community Congregational Church, 803 Boston Road, Billerica, on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. Hot dogs, beans, salad and cake will be served at the First Parish Church, 7 Concord Road, Billerica, on Saturday, July 26. Check out the Sunshine Gals at www.sunshinegalsbillerica.com or on Facebook.

  • Volunteers sought for Greater Lowell YMCA event

LOWELL -- Volunteers are sought for the Greater Lowell Family YMCA's annual Wildcat Sprint and Olympic Triathlon to be held Sunday, Aug. 3. The event is a fundraiser for the Y's community projects. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to noon to assist and direct athletes out on the course. The triathlon begins and ends at Sampas Pavilion. Lunch and a race T-shirt will be provided to all volunteers. For information or to volunteer, contact Lenny Gronokowski at LGronokowski@lowellymca.org or 978-454-7825.

  • Golf tournament to benefit work of Alternative House

LOWELL -- Alternative House will hold its 18th annual Golf Classic to benefit victims of domestic violence, with registration at 7 a.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at Mount Pleasant Golf Club, 141 Staples St. Fees are $150 per golfer and include a buffet luncheon. Call 978-937-5777 for registration information.

  • Car show to benefit New Hampshire charities

HUDSON -- The town of Hudson and the Hudson Historical Society will host British Cars of New Hampshire for the 18th presentation of the Show of Dreams from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at Alvirne Hill House Field, 211 Derry Road (Route 102) Hudson.

The show will benefit High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire and The New Hampshire Food Bank. It will include about 20 classes of antique, classic British cars, with trophies presented in each class, as well as Best in Show. Registration in advance is $25 per car, $35 day of show, $10 for an additional car by the same owner. For information or to register, go to www.bcnh.org, or contact Norma at 603-437-8931, karle01@comcast.net or Diana at 603-568-9795, dstan1950@gmail.com

  • Bulb and perennial sale set for Sept. 19

WESTFORD -- The Middlesex Conservation District will hold its annual Fall Bulb and Perennial Sale from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19 and from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 20 at the 4H Fairgrounds, 51 South Chelmsford Road. The sale features tulips, daffodils, iris, unusual bulbs, and perennials. Customers are encouraged to order in advance through Sept, 1. All sale information can be found at http://www.middlesexconservation.org/; proceeds benefit conservation programs protecting soils and waters in Middlesex County,

  • Cycle for Shelter a fundraiser for Emmaus

HAVERHILL -- The 26th Annual Cycle for Shelter will be held Sunday, July 27, to benefit Emmaus, a nonprofit housing and human services organization in Haverhill that serves homeless families and individuals. Cyclists can choose either a 20-mile, 62-mile, or 100-mile scenic ride that will take them through Haverhill, up to the seacoast of New Hampshire, and south through the North Shore of Massachusetts.

For information, call Margot Regan, events, marketing and communications manager at 978-241-3425 or visit www.emmausinc.org.