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The Friends of the J.V. Fletcher Library will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. followed by the featured speaker, Marianne Leone at 7:30 p.m. The free event is open to the public. Leone is an actress, screenwriter, essayist, and author. Her memoir of joy, grief, and triumph, “Jesse,” tells the story of her son’s life and chronicles her transformation by his untimely death. Her second memoir, Ma Speaks Up, recounts the story of her outspoken, frequently outrageous Italian immigrant mother. Her essays and op-ed pieces have appeared in the Boston Globe, WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog, and The Bark magazine. She had a recurring role on HBO’s hit series “The Sopranos” as Joanne Moltisanti, Christopher’s mother, and has appeared in films by John Sayles, David O. Russell, Nancy Savoca, and Martin Scorsese. For more information readers can visit westfordlibrary.org
A family barn dance at the Parish Center for the Arts will take place on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. with Sandy Lafleur calling. Oh, CONTRAire (CON-TREER) will provide the music. No experience is required as all dances are taught on the spot. It’s not necessary to bring a partner. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children. A family will pay no more than $15 for admission. For more information email [email protected].
Westford Girl Scout Troop 62693 is holding a food drive to benefit the Westford Food Pantry at the Westford Market Basket at Cornerstone Square on November 9 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The troop is also working with the Westford Food Pantry to start a new Birthday Bag program. The program will provide food pantry clients the option to select a festive bag containing cake mix, icing, a disposable cake pan, candles, birthday plates and napkins to help celebrate their child’s special day.