Catie's Closet gala

ANDOVER -- Catie's Closet's eighth annual gala, A Night to Open Doors, is Saturday, March 16, starting at 6 p.m., at Andover Country Club. The night will include dinner, dancing, auctions and a raffle. The Dracut-based charity's goal is to empower youths to succeed in school, to boost their confidence, and to help them achieve their full potential. Money raised from the Annual Gala supports the community by keeping children in school and on track to graduate. For ticket and sponsorship information, visit

Opera singer at Shalom

CHELMSFORD -- Congregation Shalom in Chelmsford invites all interested to the unique musical program "Written in Breath" on Sunday, March 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., presented by Yiddish performer Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, an African-American classically trained operatic bass. Russell creates an a cappella musical conversation between Yiddish songs and classic Jewish texts, to engage, celebrate and argue the continuities of Jewish spiritual and cultural life. Russell will lead a lively discussion comparing and contrasting classic Jewish texts with Yiddish texts from songs that he performs. For more information about Russell, visit https://anthonyrussell There is no charge for the performance, but RSVPs are appreciated at office@congregation Congregation Shalom is located at 87 Richardson Road in North Chelmsford.