Buffet dinner and comedy to benefit local charity

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The nonprofit organization Those Who Can For Those In Need is holding a buffet dinner and comedy show fund-raiser, Uplift Yourself with Laughter, on April 26 from 6-10 p.m. at Casa Lucia in Revere. Proceeds will benefit the Winthrop-based, grass-roots organization, which provides community resources and volunteers to help area people in need. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased in advance. They are available at the Winthrop Book Depot, 11 Somerset Ave, and Winthrop Market Place, 35 Revere St., or by calling Judie VanKooiman at 617-462-5719. VanKooiman started the organization three years ago in memory of her husband, Ken, who died in 2007. The group’s primary event of the year is a resource volunteer fair held in Winthrop the first Saturday in September. The fair helps match people seeking to volunteer with nonprofit organizations in need of volunteers.

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