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

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

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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Merrimack Valley Out of the Darkness Community Walk
Oct
14
10:00am10:00am

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

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

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

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

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
6:00pm 6:00pm

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
11:00am11:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
9:00am 9:00am

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
11:00am11:00am

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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English for Advancement - sign up for free English classes
Aug
15
11:00am11:00am

English for Advancement - sign up for free English classes

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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English for Advancement - sign up for free English courses
Aug
14
11:00am11:00am

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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DANCE 4 PEACE XXII SOCIAL MEDIAtion
Aug
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

DANCE 4 PEACE XXII SOCIAL MEDIAtion

The 22nd year of this youth-organized and youth-led event focuses on awareness of bullying, social media, and making smart choices. Join in for some great live performances to this community event that draws large crowds every year! Featuring Triplets Ghetto Kids, notable dance team from Uganda. Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm. Hosted by the Lowell Health Center's Teen Block, in Collaboration with the Youth Violence Prevention Coalition.

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Democracy School
Aug
8
5:00pm 5:00pm

Democracy School

Community leaders, student activists, and organizers advocating for social change - join the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) for a 1-day training focused on Know Your Rights and leveraging power for minorities in upcoming elections. The training will provide tools and strategies, such as "Know Your Rights" training for trainers, power-mapping and movement building, canvassing and VAN for electoral work, and preparation for a Candidate Forum or Town Hall.

All are welcome - please register so organizers can prepare enough food for participants.  For more information call 631-896-4971 or email Made Bacchus at mbacchus@miracoalition.org.

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Lowell Salsa in the Park
Aug
5
5:00pm 5:00pm

Lowell Salsa in the Park

Come out to a community Salsa Class by Mill City Mambo, a Timba Line with Mill City Mambo and Metamovements, music by DJ Eddie Tunez, percussion instruments for jammin' out, dance performances by ACRE Girls, water tables - and of course laughter, sweat, and fun! To learn more, contact millcitymambo@ymail.com. Hosted by Masterpiece Hair Studio, and supported by a grant from the Lowell Cultural Council.

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World Breastfeeding Week Celebration
Aug
3
4:30pm 4:30pm

World Breastfeeding Week Celebration

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

Special event for moms who plan to breastfeed or are breastfeeding, including a complimentary dinner buffet and giveaways/raffles. Take a tour of The Birthplace at Lowell General Hospital, and watch demonstrations of Infant Massage at 5 pm, and "The Happiest Baby on the Block" infant soothing at 6 pm. Nutrition education and car seat safety tips also provided. Register and enter a drawing for a free breast pump - call 1-877-544-9355 or online at www.lowellgeneral.org/health.

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National Night Out
Aug
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

National Night Out

Come out and get to know your neighbors during Lowell's annual celebration of community and police-community relationships. This national event is held in many locations around the country, including the Lower Highlands Neighborhood. Enjoy free hotdogs, kids' games and activities, a bike raffle and a live DJ. Close to 200 neighbors attend each year, as well as many Lowell organizations.

For more information, please email lowerhighlands01851@gmail.com. Sponsored by Lowell Highlands Neighborhood Group, Lowell Police Department, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association (CMAA), Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, and Lowell Alliance.

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C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series
Jul
26
5:30pm 5:30pm

C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series

Enjoy a free, healthy meal and discuss ways to create a healthy life for you, your family, and your neighborhood. Menu includes healthy tacos, Korean beef, turkey, and vegetarian dishes.

Can't come this month? Come next time to this new monthly community dinner series. Sponsored by Coalition for a BetterAcre, Working Cities Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, Mill City Grows, Lowell General Hospital, NeighborWorks, and Lowell Alliance. 

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DIY Lowell Idea Summit 2017
Jul
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

DIY Lowell Idea Summit 2017

This evening is the kick-off for winning DIY Lowell ideas, and the culmination of months of brainstorming and voting.  Lowell residents, key stakeholders, and community leaders come together to create action plans for winning ideas.

Doors open at 6:30 for with light refreshments and music, presentations from 6:45 - 7:20, then attendees break into discussion groups to discuss ideas.  Don't miss this amazing evening!

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C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series
Jun
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series

Enjoy a free, healthy meal and discuss ways to create a healthy life for you, your family, and your neighborhood. Menu includes healthy tacos, Korean beef, turkey, and vegetarian dishes.

Can't come this month? Come next time to this new monthly community dinner series. Sponsored by Coalition for a BetterAcre, Working Cities Lowell, Lowell Community Health Center, Mill City Grows, Lowell General Hospital, NeighborWorks, and Lowell Alliance. 

 

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Strengthening Refugee Access to Quality Early Education and Care
Jun
28
10:00am10:00am

Strengthening Refugee Access to Quality Early Education and Care

This free workshop helps provide agencies with the tools they need to empower refugee families to improve their access to quality child-care services: The benefits of and challenges of accessing quality early education and care, navigating access to subsidized care, and options and resources for providers. Designed for refugee-serving groups, social service providers, community-based organizations, early education providers, and others who empower refugee families.

Click here to register. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA). For more information, contact Leah Muse-Orlinoff at leah@miracoalition.org.

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14th Annual Refugee Conference
May
30
8:30am 8:30am

14th Annual Refugee Conference

  • Middlesex Community College (First Floor Cafeteria) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Embrace, Engage, and Empower: An Individual and Community Response - Join the Lowell community in this important discussion, prompted by two keynote speakers:

  • Cheryl Hamilton, Director of the International Institute of New England
  • Ekhlas Ahmed, Casco Bay High School teacher and former refugee from Darfur

Register here at Eventzilla and in lieu of a registration fee, please bring a Target, Walmart, or Market Basket gift card, or a monetary donation to support refugee families. Refreshments and lunch provided. Parking available at the Lower Locks Garage on 90 Warren Street.

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Peace in the Park
May
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

Peace in the Park

Come one, come all to this free annual celebration of peace in our community!  Enjoy food, music, games, performances, and raffle prizes, all taking place in the stage area of North Common.  To learn more, contact Eric Johnson @ 978-322-8949.  Sponsored by Youth Reaching Out and the Lowell Community Health Center, as well as Bridging the Gap through the Salvation Army.

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Town Hall With Attorney General Maura Healey
May
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Town Hall With Attorney General Maura Healey

Please join Attorney General Maura Healey and organizers for a Town Hall meeting.

So much is at stake and we need to act to build on and protect the progress we've made in our communities, throughout Massachusets and across the nation. Come hear what the Attorney General intends to do and how you can get involved.

Note: This event is free an open to the public. Guests are asked to register in advance because seating is limited. 

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