NMRHS Choir Boosters plan Casino Night

The NMRHS Choir Boosters are sponsoring Casino Night 2018 the evening of March 10 at Townsend Ridge Golf Club. This is the fourth year the Choir Boosters have sponsored the event, which is their primary fundraising effort in support of the North Middlesex Regional High School Choral Programs.

Tickets to the St. Patrick's Day-themed event are available now and funds raised will be used to provide music and concert attire, produce concerts, support educational programs at the school, and fund the annual Choir Scholarships. During the evening, each participant is provided 3,000 chips to play black jack, roulette, poker and other games. At the end of the evening, participants are awarded prizes based on their total chip count. All proceeds from the event go directly to the Choral Program. This year as an extra treat and in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, dancers from the Flying Irish Dance Studio will be performing at the beginning of the event.

Last year's event was attended by over 120 guests, and helped raise almost $10,000 through donations, sponsorships and ticket sales. Michelle Blake, the NMRHS Choir Director, notes that "parents and students took on this task to help ensure our Choral Program could continue to provide the best opportunities for all of our students." Each year, dozens of parents and students volunteer their time and energy to help deliver a fun and exciting night of casino gaming, a tasty buffet, and great prizes.


Come Enjoy a Celtic Celebration

PEPPERELL -- In mid-March, many find a little bit of Irish in themselves to enjoy St Patrick's Day, Celtic songs and stories. The public is welcome to come and enjoy an evening with Davis Bates, a Parents' Choice Award-winning Celtic singer and storyteller. All ages from all towns are welcome to join in on Thursday, March 15 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pepperell Senior Center, 37 Nashua Road. For info: 978-433-0326

Forum focuses on Habitat for Humanity

SHIRLEY -- The next Community Forum at Trinity Chapel will be Wednesday, March 14. This month's topic will be Habitat for Humanity. Guest speaker will be Carolyn Read, the Executive Director for North Central Massachusetts.

The Chapel is located at #188 Center Road in Shirley. Light refreshments and a social time will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation starting at 7:30 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit housing organization that builds and repairs simple, decent affordable houses with people in need. This local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, serves 25 towns and cities in north central Massachusetts. They offer two programs--a new home building program where the goal is to build two homes per year in the region and a critical home repair program for homeowners in need of help with keeping their homes safe, weather proof, and accessible.

Find out what you can do to help. Phone Trinity Chapel at 978-425-9041 with any questions.

Townsend Recreation has summer jobs

TOWNSEND -- Townsend Recreation has jobs available for summer programs, running June through August.

Positions available include summer recreation counselor, summer recreation lead counselor (arts and crafts, sports), summer recreation junior operations assistant. Applications will be accepted through March 14 at 4 p.m.

All former employees of Summer Rec that wish to work at Summer Rec 2018 are required to fill out a new application for consideration.

Job descriptions and applications can be found online at : https://www.townsend.ma.us/recreation-commission/news/summer-rec-job-posting and at The Rec Center, 274 Main St Townsend or Townsend Town Hall.