The Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence is holding its 16th annual Fabulous Feast on Wednesday, April 30, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Wyndham Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover. Twenty restaurants, caterers and other food establishments from the Merrimack Valley will be offering up a generous sampling of their cuisine for the fundraiser, which also will feature silent and live auctions.
This year, the Kiwanis Club will honor two men at the Fabulous Feast: Enzo S. Fossella, the founder of the Service Club of Andover and owner of Enzo of Andover, and Brother Rene Roy, the campus minister of Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, who was a missionary in Rwanda and at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.
The evening will open with cocktails, a raffle and silent auction starting at 5:30 p.m. The food sampling as well as live auction and celebration of the two honorees will get started at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be ordered online at www.lawrencekiwanisclub.com.
Sisterhood hosting Bulger author
The Sisterhood of Temple Emanuel, Andover, is hosting Phyllis Karas, author of the New York Times bestseller “Brutal: My Life Inside Whitey Bulger’s Irish Mob,” as guest speaker for its annual Ways & Means fundraiser on Thursday, May 8, at 6 p.m.
Karas, an author, journalist and educator, will talk about how she found herself collaborating with Kevin Weeks, Boston’s infamous mobster. She will also share insights into her current project about the Southie women who love bad men.
Women of all ages are invited to the evening in support of the temple’s sisterhood as well as Community Giving Tree of Boxford. The event, which takes place at the temple, 7 Haggetts Pond Road, will open with cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner and Karas’ presentation. There will also be a drawing for a luxurious Boston experience valued at more than $1,400. Tickets start at $75.