A Generous City and Region

Lowell is a generous community. You can say the same for the region: Greater Lowell and the Greater Merrimack Valley. The people, businesses, organizations, foundations, and institutions give and give to those in need and to important causes that benefit many of us. Here are a few upcoming fund-raising events from my mailbox this week.—PM

The Paul Center for Learning and Recreation, Inc. “A Celebration of Giving: A Taste Extravaganza.” Friday, Sept 24, 7 pm, Chelmsford Elks, 300 Littleton Road, Chelmsford. For details, visit www.thepaulcenter.org

“An Appreciation Reception for State Senator Steven C. Panagiotakos.” The Steven C. Panagiotakos Charity Foundation, Inc. Thursday, Sept. 30, 5.30 to 9 pm. Proceeds to benefit the restoration of the Way of the Cross and Grotto at the Franco American School in Lowell and restoration of the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC.  Meadow Creek Golf Course, 5 Clubhouse Lane (off Rt. 113), Dracut. SCPC Foundation, 191 Sanders Ave., Lowell.

“A Special Place in Lowell’s History: Come Celebrate the 250th Birthday of the Spalding House.” Thursday, Sept. 30, 6.30 to 9 pm. Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust. Proceeds to benefit the Spalding House Endowment so the house will be here for its 500th birthday. The Spalding House, 383 Pawtucket Street, Lowell. For details, visit www.lowelllandtrust.org

“James McNeill Whistler Distinguished Artist Award for Mico Kaufman.”  Sunday, October 17, 4 to 9 pm. An exhibition opening at the Whistler House Museum of Art, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, and award dinner at the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren Street. For details, visit www.whistlerhouse.org