DRACUT — Bruce Robert Coffin, a mystery/suspense author, will be making an appearance Wednesday evening at the Parker Memorial Library in Dracut.

Coffin, a retired detective sergeant with more than 27 years of law enforcement experience, is the author of Detective Byron Mysteries. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. and will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.


Meat raffle at Post 315

DRACUT — The Dracut American Legion Post 315’s monthly meat raffle will resume on April 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. that day and the event will begin at 7 p.m.

Due to the requests for a no smoking environment the Legion is moving the monthly raffle upstairs. The event is open to the public.


Fundraiser at Dracut Legion Hall

DRACUT — The Dracut American Legion Post 315 will host its annual fundraiser from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 15 at the Dracut Legion Hall, 574 Broadway Rd., Dracut.

Admission is free and the event features vendors.

For more information call 978-452-8800 or 978-758-8163.


Farming for beginners in Dracut

DRACUT — The New Entry Sustainable Farming Project is offering a new course on sustainable crop production for beginners.

The 10-week class covers basics including soil preparation, irrigation systems, weed control strategies, nutrient management, harvest best practices and more. No experience necessary.

The class meets Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. from April 17 through Sept. 25 at the New Entry farm at 100 Jones Ave. and 300 Jones Ave.

The course fee is $600; payment plans and scholarships are available.

Register online at or call 978-654-6745 for more information.