Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting
Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Floor 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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The Journey of Immigrant Women in Lowell
Mar
1
11:30 AM11:30

The Journey of Immigrant Women in Lowell

Join a multi-cultural luncheon buffet and panel/audience discussion during Lowell Women's Week. The discussion focuses on how Lowell's growth and prosperity from early 19th century to the present is inextricably connected to its immigrant women pioneers. Irish, French Canadian, Greek, Southeast Asian, Portuguese, Hispanic, African and other women who persevered added to the financial stability of their families and preserved their culture and values. 

Guests are welcome, but space is limited, so please RSVP by February 23 - contact Judy Mackey at jmackey@elementcare.org. Parking is available at the Lower Locks Garage. Enter the event through the entrance at 15 Hurd Street.

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Women in the Mix
Mar
1
5:30 PM17:30

Women in the Mix

Join women across Greater Lowell during Lowell Women's Week for a fun night of networking! Personal coach and happiness expert Caryl Mix will share her tips on self-care for women. Enjoy light appetizers, wine, raffle prizes, and more - and bring a donation of new unisex sweatshirts, sweatpants, socks and/or underwear to support the Center for Hope and Healing.

Click here to register for the event.

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Women's Emotional Support Group
Mar
7
5:00 PM17:00

Women's Emotional Support Group

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

Do you have a desire to move toward emotional wellness? Do the daily stresses of life seem baffling and difficult to navigate? Would you like to improve your existing relationships? Join this new 8-week support group for women on Wednesdays, beginning March 7, to learn about how to increase the support you receive from peers, and to experiences new tools that can aid you in regulating emotions.

After the second meeting, the group will be closed to new members, in order to create a safe, secure environment. Light refreshments will be served. To learn more or ask a question, contact Danielle Czekanski, LSW, at 978-934-8515.

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Community Chill Night Chili Contest 2018
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Community Chill Night Chili Contest 2018

Join in a special chili contest party with chili sampling, music, games, non-alcoholic drinks, community awards, and our famous "Chilly" DIY Sundae bar! It's the perfect way to break winter malaise for families, teens, seniors, and adults!

Our goal is to build community in Lowell by bringing together young people and elders, downtown and neighborhoods, townies and newcomers. Last year, we had more than 50 attendees and a special appearance by the Party Band. We want to top it this year!

If interested, please RSVP here. A small donation is suggested, but no one will be turned away! Check back for details and volunteer here.

Special thanks to sponsors our sponsors Paul Marion and Rosemary Noon, and the Lowell Cultural Council.

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FinanciallyHers
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

FinanciallyHers

Focused on women and their personal financial journey, this free seminar delivers up-to-date content that supports women and directly relates to issues they face in today's economy. The goal is to offer information, tools and resources that helps women become financially independent. Participants will enjoy a luncheon, networking, and a gift card to Market Basket. Men are welcome to attend; childcare will not be provided. 

To register, call Gladys at 978-654-5673 or email gsantiago@commteam.org. Offered by Community Teamwork during the 8th Annual Lowell Women's Week. 

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Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Floor 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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Clase de Preparación Sobre el Nacimiento del Bebé
Mar
31
8:30 AM08:30

Clase de Preparación Sobre el Nacimiento del Bebé

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

Esta clase es GRATIS y tiene lugar durante dos días, 31 de Marzo y el 1 de Abril, 8:30am – 12:30pm. La clase abarca los siguientes temas:  Señales o indicios de trabajo de parto  •  evolución del trabajo de parto y nacimiento  •  opciones y técnicas de manejo del dolor  •  el papel que desempeña un compañero/a de parto  • cuándo llamar a su doctor  •  cuidados después del parto  •  amamantar  •  cuidado básico del bebé y seguridad  • Incluye un paseo al Lugar de Nacimiento (Piso de Maternidad)

Para inscribirse favor de llamar al 978-942-2120 o visitar lowellgeneral.org/health-and-wellness. (Se requiere Inscripción.)

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Clase de Preparación Sobre el Nacimiento del Bebé
Apr
1
8:30 AM08:30

Clase de Preparación Sobre el Nacimiento del Bebé

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

Esta clase es GRATIS y tiene lugar durante dos días, 31 de Marzo y el 1 de Abril, 8:30am – 12:30pm. La clase abarca los siguientes temas:  Señales o indicios de trabajo de parto  •  evolución del trabajo de parto y nacimiento  •  opciones y técnicas de manejo del dolor  •  el papel que desempeña un compañero/a de parto  • cuándo llamar a su doctor  •  cuidados después del parto  •  amamantar  •  cuidado básico del bebé y seguridad  • Incluye un paseo al Lugar de Nacimiento (Piso de Maternidad)

Para inscribirse favor de llamar al 978-942-2120 o visitar lowellgeneral.org/health-and-wellness. (Se requiere Inscripción.)

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Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Floor 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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Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting
May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Floor 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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Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Grandparents as Parents - Drop-In Support Group Meeting

  • Lowell General Hospital, Saints Campus, 2nd Floor 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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Parent-Student Workshop: Reading Your Financial Aid Letter
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Parent-Student Workshop: Reading Your Financial Aid Letter

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

Want to learn more about what kind of aid you/your child is being offered, and how much college will truly cost?

Register now to attend this free workshop, and learn the best questions to ask, along with possible alternative appeal avenues. Review how outside scholarships may affect the aid package and uncover potential last minute aid. You can still benefit from this third and final workshop, even if you have not attended the first two. For more information, call 978-987-8975.

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C.H.O.P January Dinner
Jan
31
5:30 PM17:30

C.H.O.P January Dinner

Come and join at our first CHOP Dinner of 2018!  CHOP Dinners are a monthly event, a way to enjoy a free, 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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Lunch & Learn - Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Lunch & Learn - Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children

Tricked is an eye-opening documentary depicting the lives of human trafficking survivors, as well as key stakeholders involved in decreasing it. Please join the Child Sexual Exploitation Task force as we begin to explore the dynamics and impacts of this nationwide issue.  A discussion will follow the viewing, in order to begin building a collaborative response to prevent and mitigate this issue in the Greater Lowell Community. Please RSVP by emailing shaquilla@chhinc.org.

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Meet Your Elected Officials - Greater Lowell League of Women Voters
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Meet Your Elected Officials - Greater Lowell League of Women Voters

The Greater Lowell League of Women Voters (GLLWV) invites all Lowell residents to come out in January to meet their elected officials. With a great divide in Lowell over the last election, the GLLWV wants to help facilitate a coming together. Refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The event will take place in the Gallery.

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350 Mass of Greater Lowell - Bi-Weekly Meeting
Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

350 Mass of Greater Lowell - Bi-Weekly Meeting

Join the fight for Clean Energy and Environmental Justice at our biweekly meeting! We continue this week in the Hi-Hat area of Mill No. 5 located at 250 Jackson Street in Lowell. Look for the ‘5’ sign and walk through the iron gates to the green doors at the end, on the left, take the lift to the 4th floor. Stop by Coffee and Cotton (open till 8) for a snack or drink before the meeting. For more information, visit 350 Mass for a Better Future.

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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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