Local News Briefs – Lowell Sun

Westford boards have openings

WESTFORD — The Board of Selectmen, the town manager and the town moderator are asking for applicants to serve on several town committees. There are two-year terms available on the Affordable Housing Committee and the Affordable Housing Trust Committee. There are two one-year terms available for the Communications Advisory Committee. The Finance Committee has a three-year term available. The Cultural Council is filling three six-year terms.

Interested residents are encouraged to complete a Citizen’s Activity application form, available online at: www.westfordma.gov. For more information contact Tina Landry in Town Manager Jodi Ross’ office at (978) 692-5501.

‘Look good, feel good’ at city hospitals

LOWELL — The American Cancer Society will host two “Look Good, Feel Better” workshops in March at Lowell General Hospital and Saints Medical Center. The program teaches cancer patients hands-on techniques to help them cope with appearance-related side effects from chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Wig care, scarf and hat use, skin care, and nail care will all be discussed, and all participants will receive a free makeup kit. Certified cosmetologists will conduct the freee sessions, which are non-medical and do not promote any product line.

The Lowell General session will be held in the Cancer Center conference room, 295 Varnum Ave., on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call Leigh Dennington at (781) 314-2632.

The Saints session will be held on Monday, March 9, from 4 to 6 p.m. Call Heidi Parker at (978) 934-8473.

Hold ’em or fold ’em for Townsend Rec.

TOWNSEND — The Townsend Recreation Commission is holding a Texas Hold’em Tournament on Saturday at Townsend Rod and Gun club on Emery Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. and registration begins at 6 p.m. Tournament begins at 7 p.m. sharp with a $30 buy-in. Cash prizes for top three places. Proceeds go toward the building of a Townsend Recreation Center.

Dog fees coming due in Groton

GROTON — To avoid paying late fees, dog owners should register their canines no later than March 2. The dog registration fee is $10 per spayed or neutered dog, $15 for an unaltered dog. The late fee, effective March 3, is $10 per dog. Dogs can be registered at the Town Clerk’s office, 173 Main St. Office hours are Mondays 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Online registration is also available at www.townofgroton.org. Look for the Town Clerk’s department and select Dog Registration. For information call (978) 448-1100.