Saturday, November 18 through Saturday, December 2, 2023

Methuen Festival of Trees

A visit to the Methuen Festival of Trees is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! There you will find a beautiful teacher-themed tree, Colleen’s Christmas Lesson, donated by the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Fund. Purchase raffle tickets there for a chance to take the tree home.

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Konjoian's Greenhouses' Holiday Open House & Christmas Cactus Pickup

Kick off the holiday season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 25th at Konjoian’s Greenhouses (225 Chandler Rd, Andover, MA). Shop from their wreaths, mixed greens, and trees to get your home ready for the holidays. Enjoy cookies and hot chocolate and a warm fire. You can also purchase some beautiful pink Colleen Ritzer Christmas Cactuses. These make fantastic gifts for teachers, neighbors, hostesses, etc.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

11th Annual Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run

Colleen’s friends and family created this walk/run to celebrate her life and her commitment to helping and inspiring others. Through the Step Up for Colleen Walk/Run, organizers and participants celebrate Colleen and the values by which she lived. Register as an individual, or start – or join – a team! Corporate sponsorships are available by contacting