BILLERICA -- Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, 100 Cook St., is hosting its sixth annual fall fair from 9 a.m. to 30 p.m. Saturday. The gymnasium, cafeteria, and hallway will be buzzing with nearly 100 vendors.

Lura Smith presents fundraising gospel concert

LOWELL -- Community Teamwork Inc., in partnership with the Lura Smith Fund-Middlesex Community College, will present the fifth annual gospel fundraiser featuring Lura Smith in a gospel concert of thanksgiving from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Eliot Presbyterian Church. Proceeds will be used to help end homelessness and provide youth scholarships at Middlesex Community College.

The concert will also feature The Choral Majority, the UMass Lowell Gospel Choir, the Messengers of God Choir, James SEibles, David Dubinsky, Doug Leaffer, David Hurst, Bernard Smith, Joshua Moreaux, Marco Torress and Don Ouellette. Suggested donations begin at $20 per person. For information, call 978-459-0551.

All Saints gingerbread display to benefit Habitat

CHELMSFORD -- All Saints Church, 10 Billerica Road, will host its eighth annual Gingerbread Village Display to benefit Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov.


30, and from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1. The suggested donation is $5 a family.

This year's theme is "Snowmen" and the hall is set up to look like a storybook North Pole. Raffle tickets are available for the donated gingerbread houses. The event also features children's activities, lunch, a cookie walk and Christmas crafts.

All proceeds benefit Greater Lowell Habitat for Humanity. For information, go to

Tyngsboro 'Town Closet' will help fund Grad Night

TYNGSBORO - The Tyngsboro Grad Night Committee is organizing "The Town Closet," a clothing sale featuring new and gently used men's, women's and children's clothing, shoes and accessories, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, December 7 at the Tyngsboro High School cafeteria. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. All proceeds directly benefit Tyngsboro graduating seniors for their "Grad Night" festivities, a chemical free event filed with fun, food and entertainment on their night of graduation.

Boys and Girls Club holiday auciton set for Dec. 5

LOWELL -- The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell presents its 16th holiday auction at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at Lowell Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets are $100 each, and are available online at, by contacting The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell at 978-458-4526 or by emailing Emily Wiseheart at For more information, to view the invitation or to preview auction items, visit

Festival of Trees planned in Westford

WESTFORD -- Westford FunFest and the Westford Regency Inn and Conference Center will hold the inaugural Festival of Trees Celebration and Contest Friday through Sunday, Dec. 12-15.

Individuals and famillies, schools, organizations, civic, business, community and church groups are invited to decorate and donate an artificial for display at the festival. Some of the trees will be part of the Tree Silent Auction to support the mission or charity of the donating organization. Trees will be located in display areas of the Westford Regency at 219 Littleton Road.

Lowell Humane Society to hold cat adoption event

LOWELL -- The Lowell Humane Society, Broadway Street, is holding a $5 cat adoption event from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. All cats 1 year or older will be just a $5 adoption fee, which includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and collar.

All adoptions are subject to an approved adoption application. Please bring landlord's phone number, lease with pet policy or proof of home ownership, as well as current vaccination records for any other pets in the home. Applicants can visit the shelter for early approval. No cats will be placed on hold and all adoptions must take place Saturday. For information, please contact us at 978-452-7781 or