Johnson Compounding announces lecture

Johnson Compounding & Wellness will host a free lecture titled “Nourishing the Brain with omega-3 fatty acids” from 7-9 p.m. April 11 at Johnson Compounding & Wellness, 577 Main St. The event will feature Karla Schmidt, a certified nutritionist and educator at Nordic Naturals, a natural health retailer. Schmidt will discuss the importance of providing the brain with proper nutrition and the specific role omega-three fatty acids play in supporting overall brain health, development and function. Schmidt has more than 25 years of experience as a nutritional educator, consultant, researcher, writer and public speaker. Space is limited. To register: 781-893-3870;

Local federal contracts awarded

The following are the federal contracts awarded to local companies in the state of Massachusetts for the week of March 23-29. Raytheon Systems Co., of Marlborough, won an $846,000 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command for voltage regulators. Oxford Instruments America Inc., of Concord, won a $528,669 federal contract from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research for an etch system for the Naval Research Laboratory. Electronic Components Inc., of Framingham, won a $73,902 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for digital microcircuits.

Whitin Community Center announces Speakeasy Gala

The Whitin Community Center has announced its Roaring 20’s Speakeasy Gala to be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 28 at the newly renovated Great Hall, on the second floor of the Northbridge Town Hall, 7 Main St., Whitinsville. Participants can join for a vintage glamour evening to support G.M. Whitin’s vision of community. Attendees will take a step back in time as the newly renovated Great Hall will be transformed into a 1920s Speakeasy where the guests will be greeted with an extravagant variety of hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by Pepper’s Fine Catering, signature cocktails by Mill House Wine & Spirits, jazz band, live auction, Roulette & Craps and an open bar. Tickets are on sale now for $125 per person and can be purchased at the Whitin Community Center, or through our secure UniBank UniPay button on the top right corner of the website. For information: 508-234-8184;

American Association of Individual Investors to host presentation

The Boston Chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors will host a presentation led by Charles Rotblut, vice president and financial analyst at AAII and editor of the AAII Journal, at 5:50 p.m. April 10 at Embassy Suites Boston Waltham, 550 Winter St. The presentation is titled "Investing at the Intersect of Value, Momentum and Quality." Attendees will learn useful guidelines that academic theory and the financial industry offer; how value and momentum can be used to beat the market; and five criteria to judge a stock's underlying quality. Prior to dinner will be a presentation by Steve Shaw, founder and president of BondSavvy, on "Individual Corporate Bonds: A Compelling Alternative to Funds & ETFs." Attendees will learn how technology has made corporate bond investing fair for investors of all sizes; how different bonds react to interest rate changes in different ways; and a unique approach to corporate bond investing that has outperformed the market. Cost for program and dinner: $48 per person; cost for program only: $15 per person; at the door: $20 per person. To register: