The Ladies of Longford, featuring Craig Markley, Hilda Doyle, Heather Fraser, Stephanie Doyle and Kara Markley, will perform April 9 in Worthington. Photo courtesy Altrusa of Columbus.

To raise money for local literacy programs, Altrusa of Columbus is sponsoring a concert by the Ladies of Longford with Craig and Kara Markley on Saturday, April 9. The contemporary Celtic band will perform at 7 p.m. at the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (777 Evening St.), with proceeds benefiting the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries Homework Help Centers, the Columbus Literacy Council, the Women's Fund Network and scholarships at Ohio State University. Tickets are $40 and are available online at www.mcconnellarts.org or directly from Altrusa of Columbus, a business and professional women's service organization at www.altrusacolumbusoh.com. --Dana Wilson