Drop-In Tdap Vaccine Clinic - Help Protect Infant Health
Jan
8
5:00 PM17:00

Drop-In Tdap Vaccine Clinic - Help Protect Infant Health

  • Lowell General Hospital, Main Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Infants are most at-risk for severe, life-threatening complications from pertussis (or whooping cough) because they are too young to be vaccinated. Adults who come in contact with an infant 12 months or younger can be protected from pertussis, tetanus, and diphtheria with the Tdap vaccine - which means babies stay healthy and safe.

A free, drop-in clinic on the second Monday of every month vaccinates anyone in close contact with a baby  12 months or younger - grandparents, babysitters, spouses and significant others, aunts and uncles, and friends of the family. Women who are pregnant can also get a vaccine to protect their newborn.

For more information visit the Lowell General Hospital website, or call the Community Health and Wellness Department at 978-788-7224.

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Your City Saturday Story Explorers with Project Learn
Dec
16
1:00 PM13:00

Your City Saturday Story Explorers with Project Learn

  • Lowell National Historical Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Lowell National Historical Park and Project LEARN, Inc. for an afternoon of storytelling and community building! Contribute to a collaborative art piece about learning in Lowell. Practice telling your own stories with your friends and family. Make your own calming bottle to take home. All families who attend will receive a free book. All are welcome! 

Free parking is available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center parking lot, 304 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA. Please bring your ticket into the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street to be validated. For more information, contact Emily Anstey at 978-970-5021 or  Emily_Anstey@nps.gov.

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Holiday CHOP Dinner
Dec
13
5:30 PM17:30

Holiday CHOP Dinner

Take a break from holiday preparations and join us for a fun, free dinner! At monthly CHOP Dinners, you can enjoy a healthy meal and discuss ways to create a healthy life for you, your family, and your neighborhood. Everyone is welcome, and it's a great way to meet new people and connect in a warm, friendly environment.

The dinners are a collaboration of Coalition for a BetterAcre, Working Cities Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, Mill City Grows, NeighborWorks, and Lowell Alliance. If you work with a community group and want to join in, just get in touch!

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Community Action Forum: Your Voice Matters
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

Community Action Forum: Your Voice Matters

Join us for Your Voice Matters: Community Action Forum to create an action plan and make a difference on education in Lowell. Throughout the fall of 2017, community members, parents, teachers, school administrators and others met in a series of Community Circles around issues in education in Lowell. We heard their voices and opinions, and now it's time to get to work! 

All are welcome to participate, and we will provide an overview of the project to everyone who wasn't able to make one of the Community Circles. Food, interpreters (if needed) and child care will be provided. Register now at: https://www.yourvoicematterslowell.org/community-action-forum.

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First They Killed My Father - Film Screening and Celebration
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

First They Killed My Father - Film Screening and Celebration

Cambodian Mutual Assistant Association (CMAA) of Lowell, Inc. is excited to organize and host a monumental community event: a film screening of the well renowned book turned movie “First They Killed My Father” (FTKMF) which entails a real-life account of surviving the Khmer Rouge, written and directed by Luong Ung and Angelina Jolie. The film screening will take place on December 9, 2017 at the Lowell High School Auditorium from 2:00-5:30 PM EST. Following the film screening, is a live panel discussion which includes, Sophy Theam (moderator), Chrisna Khuon, Thida Loeung, and Rithy Panh.

Following the event, a celebration will be hosted at Pailin City Restaurant to bring together our community and the event organizers. The celebration will include a Cambodian traditional four course meal and live band. Due to limited seating, we advise advance ticket purchase through EventBrite for guaranteed seating. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first come fist serve basis. Visit event page here - https://ftkmflowell.eventbrite.com/

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Hands-On History Workshop: Weaving
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Hands-On History Workshop: Weaving

  • Tsongas Industrial History Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Lowell National Historical Park and the Tsongas Industrial History Center for an afternoon of hands-on history! Learn how to weave on a loom and find out how cloth was made by hand. Use the art of weaving in some make-and-take activities for all ages. This free, drop-in event for the whole family is part of Hands-On History Programs' monthly workshops.

Free parking is available at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitor Center parking lot at 304 Dutton Street, a 5-10 minute walk from the workshop. Please bring your ticket into the Visitor Center at 246 Market Street to be validated. Paid parking is available at the John Street Garage across the street from Boott Cotton Mills. For more information, contact Emily Anstey at 978-970-5021 or email Emily_Anstey@nps.gov.

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Boot Camp for New Dads
Dec
9
9:00 AM09:00

Boot Camp for New Dads

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join veteran dads (and their babies) to learn how they made it through the first months of parenthood and resurfaced as confident, on-the-job fathers. Learn how to handle a baby, find out about issues you didn't know were important, and learn how to blow off issues you thought were. No question is stupid, and no topic is off-limits, including your relationship with mom, finding work-home balance, calming a crying baby, safety, introducing pets, and even handling parents and in-laws.

The workshop is $25 - click here to register.  To learn more or apply for a scholarship, contact Kate Elkins at 978-788-7224 or katherine.elkins@lowellgeneral.org.

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3rd Annual Winter Mixer
Dec
7
5:30 PM17:30

3rd Annual Winter Mixer

Come one, come all, for the young and young at heart, to Lowell Community Health Center’s 3rd Annual Winter Mixer, presented by Lowell CHC Developing Leaders Council. Food, drink, music by Harry and the Squires of Soul and raffles prizes, a great way to kick off the holiday season.

Proceeds will benefit Teen BLOCK, which supports the healthy development of young people and empowers them to become leaders in the community.  To buy a ticket, click here.
 

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Making It in the Media: How You Can Help Make Real News
Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

Making It in the Media: How You Can Help Make Real News

  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Want to learn more about a career in media, and how to tell the stories of your communities? Want to meet news reporters and producers, video editors, and other media professionals - hear their stories and ask them questions about their work?

A special workshop for middle-school- through college-age young people gets them up close and personal with more than a dozen media professionals from NBC Boston, New England Sports Network, WBUR, WBZ News, Boston 25 News, the Associated Press, New England Cable News, and more. 

Youth who wish to participate can contact email Souvana Pouv or call 978-804-8228.

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Making Proud Choices: Healthy Teens, Healthy Relationships - November 6 - 9
Nov
9
3:30 PM15:30

Making Proud Choices: Healthy Teens, Healthy Relationships - November 6 - 9

  • Lowell Community Health Center - Teen BLOCK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you are age 13 - 18, come to the Lowell Community Health Center after school November 6 - 9 for free afternoon workshops. The dynamic, informative, and experiential workshop series  provided through Teen BLOCK help you build skills for making healthy, informed choices around reproductive health. Topics include pregnancy prevention, adolescent development, healthy relationships and financial literacy.

No need to sign up, walk-ins welcome! Participants will be rewarded with a party - food, drinks, games, and music. For more information, call Ruth Ogembo at 978-322-8949.

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Boot Camp for New Dads
Oct
28
9:00 AM09:00

Boot Camp for New Dads

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join veteran dads (and their babies) to learn how they made it through the first months of parenthood and resurfaced as confident, on-the-job fathers. Learn how to handle a baby, find out about issues you didn't know were important, and learn how to blow off issues you thought were. No question is stupid, and no topic is off-limits, including your relationship with mom, finding work-home balance, calming a crying baby, safety, introducing pets, and even handling parents and in-laws.

The workshop is $25 - click here to register.  To learn more or apply for a scholarship, contact Kate Elkins at 978-788-7224 or katherine.elkins@lowellgeneral.org.

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Grandparents as Parents - drop-in support group meeting
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - drop-in support group meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Fl. Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a grandparent or family member raising a child? Join other caregivers to discuss challenges and joys, financial realities, legal and custody issues, health of grandparent and child, support and growth, and available resources. Third Tuesday of each month during the school year. For more information, call the Community Health and Wellness Department at Lowell General 978-788-7224. 

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Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Join thousands of walkers nationwide to raise money for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase national awareness about depression and suicide and provide support for survivors of suicide loss. In deciding to walk, you are taking us a step closer to making suicide prevention a national priority. Click here to register for the walk - email walk organizers for more information.

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Men Taking Action Summit
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Men Taking Action Summit

The Summit is a supportive,  intercultural community exchange to explore definitions of healthy masculinity and men acting as allies to prevention sexual violence. The day includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and lunch. After the Summit, there will be a special showing at 5:30 pm of "Straight as a Ruler," a Brazilian documentary about barber shops in different communities; a discussion with the filmmaker and an interviewee will follow.

Please register for the summit, which highlights the groundbreaking work of the Center for Hope and Healing, its program Engaging Men & Boys as Allies in Sexual Violence Prevention, and Brotherhood of Strength.

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C.H.O.P. Dinner
Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

C.H.O.P. Dinner

You are invited to create a healthy life for you, your family, and your neighborhood! Enjoy a healthy, free meal and discuss ways we can choose to live healthier lives together. Sponsored by Coalition for a Better Acre, Working Cities Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell General Hospital, Mill City Grows, and Lowell Alliance.

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Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

  • Market Street, Downtown Lowell (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come watch a spectacular race of all-terrain, human-powered vehicles with an art twist. Created by the competitors, these engineering feats will race down Middle Street to the Maddening Mud Pit near the Tsongas Centar, brave the waters of the Merrimack River at Heritage State Park, then drive to the finish line on Market Street. Dress up to support your favorite team, and follow behind the race on your bike or on foot! Music, food, and family activities on Market Street and Heritage State Park throughout the day. A Spectator Guide is available.

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Grandparents as Parents - drop-in support group meeting
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - drop-in support group meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Fl. Board Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you a grandparent or family member raising a child? Join other caregivers to discuss challenges and joys, financial realities, legal and custody issues, health of grandparent and child, support and growth, and available resources. Third Tuesday of each month during the school year. For more information, call the Community Health and Wellness Department at Lowell General 978-788-7224. 

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Creaticity - Lowell Art & Maker Festival
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

Creaticity - Lowell Art & Maker Festival

Come to Day 2 of this brand new 2-day festival in downtown Lowell, featuring more than 50 artist tents, a maker festival, music, stage and street performers, interactive public art, and more! The even will showcase local art and entertainment from Lowell and beyond. Sponsored by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL).

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SIDS Workshop: A Certification Course for Childcare Providers
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

SIDS Workshop: A Certification Course for Childcare Providers

  • Lowell General Hospital, Main Campus, Hanchett Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Both childcare providers and expectant and new parents are invited to this free workshop to learn how to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). The workshop will define SIDS, discuss risk factors, and identify safe sleeping positions and environments. Childcare providers will receive a certificate upon completion of the course; the presentation and handouts were developed by the Department of Early Education and Care.

Register by calling 1-877-LGH-WELL or click here to sign up online.

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Recovery Coach Training
Sep
2
9:00 AM09:00

Recovery Coach Training

What is a Recovery Coach? Someone who promotes recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery, and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy offers an intensive, 5-session training to become a coach, beginning Sept. 2  and continuing weekly on Sept, 2, 9, 16, and 30. Participants will learn to listen actively, ask really good questions, and discover and manage their own stuff. 

The training costs $50 - register as soon as possibly by contacting Jennifer Burns at 978-421-5447 or createpeace1123@outlook.com.

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2nd Annual Overdose Vigil
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

2nd Annual Overdose Vigil

International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) is a global event held on August 31st each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have met with death or permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. Hosted by CARES - Community Addiction Resource Engagement Services.

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Brazilian Food Festival
Aug
26
11:00 AM11:00

Brazilian Food Festival

Join in a celebration of Brazilian culture with authentic food, live bands, and fun for the whole family. The event is free - all proceeds from the sale of food, activities, and raffles will benefit the Life Connection Center and bring healthy meals to the homeless community. 

The event is hosted by the Life Connection Center, founded and run by the Brazilian community. RSVP here, and email for available vendor/tent opportunities.

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Boot Camp for New Dads
Aug
26
9:00 AM09:00

Boot Camp for New Dads

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join veteran dads (and their babies) to learn how they made it through the first months of parenthood and resurfaced as confident, on-the-job fathers. Learn how to handle a baby, find out about issues you didn't know were important, and learn how to blow off issues you thought were. No question is stupid, and no topic is off-limits, including your relationship with mom, finding work-home balance, calming a crying baby, safety, introducing pets, and even handling parents and in-laws.

The workshop is $25 - click here to register.  To learn more or apply for a scholarship, contact Kate Elkins at 978-788-7224 or katherine.elkins@lowellgeneral.org.

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21st Annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival 2017
Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

21st Annual Lowell Southeast Asian Water Festival 2017

Join the more than 60,000 people who annually celebrate, preserve and share the cultural heritages of Southeast Asian Americans in the greater Lowell area. Come for blessings, food, crafts, performances, and (of course) the races. The celebration includes members of Lowell's Khmer, Thai, Vietnamese and Laotian communities.  For more information, contact lowellseawaterfestival@gmail.com.

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English for Advancement - sign up for free English courses
Aug
16
11:00 AM11:00

English for Advancement - sign up for free English courses

If you are a non-native speaker who wants to improve your English and get a better job - and you have a social security number and can attend weekly classes - come to this info session to learn more and apply. A resume workshop, one-on-one career coaching, and preparing for job interviews are included. Classes will take place Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 9 - 12 pm, or Tuesday-Thursday 9 - 12:30 pm. For more information, please call 978-454-6200 ext. 025, or email Tooch Van at tvan@cmaalowell.org. This course program is a collaboration between Jewish Vocational Services, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Coalition for a Better Acre, and the International Institute of New England.

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