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Westford

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton Road
Westford, MA  01886
United States
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In 2001, the club launched the Blues'n'Brews festival, which grew to include the Pig'n'Pepper Festival in 2010, and now is referred to as the weekend long Summerfest, though both names are still employed.

Now celebrating our 13th annual festival, Summerfest has raised almost $500,000 for local and international projects.

All proceeds from Summerfest go to charity. This is Service Above Self.

We welcome your participation as a premier sponsor of this event.

For information about the music, beer and fun at Blues n Brews go to www.bluesandbrewsrotary.org

 

 

 
 

 Saturday August 23, 2014 Blues n Brews Festival, a popular annual fundraiser featuring award winning live blues bands and beer tasting from dozens of microbreweries.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 will be the fourth year of the Pig n Pepper Family Festival.  In 2012 we grew this event and are looking forward to it offering even more in 2014.

To view the festival web sites go to www.bluesnbrewsrotary.org  or   www.pignpepper.org                                   

For information on either event, please contact Dan Bush at dbush@lowellhabitat.org.

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Speakers

Feb 05, 2015
Feb 19, 2015
Younhee Shin
Korean Spirit & Cultural Promotion Project
Mar 05, 2015
Jim Clouser
Living Generously
Apr 02, 2015
Andra Watkins, Author
To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis
 
 
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