C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series
Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • Lowell Senior Center

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. 


DIY Lowell Idea Summit 2017
Jul
20
6:30 pm18:30

DIY Lowell Idea Summit 2017

  • UTEC

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!

C.H.O.P. Monthly Community Dinner Series
Jun
28
5:30 pm17:30

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

  • Lowell Senior Center

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. 

 

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

Strengthening Refugee Access to Quality Early Education and Care

  • Pollard Memorial Library

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.

14th Annual Refugee Conference
May
30
8:30 am08:30

14th Annual Refugee Conference

  • Middlesex Community College (First Floor Cafeteria)

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.

Peace in the Park
May
26
3:00 pm15:00

Peace in the Park

  • North Common- Stage Area

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.

Town Hall With Attorney General Maura Healey
May
22
7:00 pm19:00

Town Hall With Attorney General Maura Healey

  • Wang School

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. 

Atlas Soul@Concert for World Music For World Peace
May
13
4:30 pm16:30

Atlas Soul@Concert for World Music For World Peace

  • Christ Church United

An evening of brief talks by area organizations working for justice and equality, followed by a great meal and an inspiring, vibrant concert.  Come to any or all!  Pathway to Justice talks - 4:30 - 5:30; Potluck Dinner 5:30 - 6:30; Atlas Soul: World Music For World Peace 6:30 - 8:00.

Khmer Entrepreneur Panel
May
9
6:00 pm18:00

Khmer Entrepreneur Panel

  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

Learn from four local individuals about the challenges and successes of being a entrepreneur and business owner, based on their own personal experience.  Panelists include Ani Vong, Humanity Style; Dara Sok, Bilingual Accounting Services; and Vicky Theng, Angel Bella Bakery. The evening is hosted by CMAA and Entrepreneurship for All.

The event is free and open to everyone, and includes food and refreshments. Moderated by Vanna Howard from the Office of Congresswoman Nicki Tsongas.  For more information, contact Tooch Van at tvan@cmaalowell.org.

Take Back the Night - Lowell 2017
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

Take Back the Night - Lowell 2017

  • 50 Arcand Drive Lowell, MA, 01852 United States

April marks the month of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention - join other community partners, families and individuals to raise awareness about sexual violence in all forms. #TakeBackTheNight begins with a rally at Lowell City Hall Plaza followed by a march down Merrimack Street to U-Crossing. There, will be an indoor gathering for survivors and their loved ones, to share their stories in a safe space about the impact of sexual violence in their lives.  Safe spaces include a Self-Care room, a Youth Corner, Volunteer area, and community resources provided by area agencies.

AGO's Community Action Hours: Housing/Civil Rights
Apr
24
5:45 pm17:45

AGO's Community Action Hours: Housing/Civil Rights

  • Lowell Senior Center

The Community Action Hours is a program of the Attorney General’s Office designed to bring the resources of the AG’s Office directly to communities at times that are convenient for working people and their families. Lawyers from the AG’s Office will be at this community forum to provide information about the AGO’s services and respond to questions and concerns of attendees, such as what the AG's office does, civil rights, and housing related legal needs.

Khmer New Year and Parade
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Khmer New Year and Parade

  • Lowell Senior Center

Exciting annual event celebrating Lowell's Cambodian community with Khmer food, live entertainment, beautiful traditional outfits, and a live performance of the Cambodian royal ballet dancers.  The event is followed by a lively, colorful parade starting at the senior center at noon, and winding through downtown Lowell until it reaches Clemente Park.

Naturalization Information Session
Apr
5
5:05 pm17:05

Naturalization Information Session

  • Pollard Memorial Library

Info session on U.S. citizenship presented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, covering eligibility requirements, how-when-where to apply, safe and knowledgeable legal advice, preparing for the interview, and more. Hosted by the Pollard Memorial Library.

Open Mosque Day
Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Open Mosque Day

  • Islamic Society of Greater Lowell

Learn more about the message of Islam, meet new friends, and tour the Mosque as a way of promoting healthy dialogue throughout the community.  Children's activities include face painting and henna.

Annual Seed Swap 2017
Apr
1
12:00 pm12:00

Annual Seed Swap 2017

  • Western Avenue Studios Loading Dock

Come trade seeds and growing stories with other gardeners and purchase seedlings at Mill City Grows' Annual Seed Swap. More than 1,000 seed packets available, and launches Lowell's month-long Earth Day series. Free and open to the public.

"Know Your Rights" Training Workshop
Mar
28
4:00 pm16:00

"Know Your Rights" Training Workshop

  • Lowqell Community Health Center

NEW DATE: March 28.  Workshop to "train the trainers" with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition, to help community agencies understand administration changes on immigration, individual rights with law enforcement, how families can prepare for the worst, and which agencies can help.

Women in the Mix
Mar
9
5:30 pm17:30

Women in the Mix

  • Lowell Community Health Center

Connect personally and professionally, and hear extraordinary women speak publicly about their inspiring experiences, tribulations, and triumphs at a free community mixer for women.

Khmer Women Leading the Way
Mar
9
11:30 am11:30

Khmer Women Leading the Way

  • Element Care

A celebration of the journey of Khmer (Cambodian) women from refugee camps to Lowell, MA - speakers from Lowell's Khmer community share their personal journey to professional success and community activism.

22nd Annual Lowell Women's Week Breakfast
Mar
6
7:15 am07:15

22nd Annual Lowell Women's Week Breakfast

  • Lenzi's

A morning of inspiring words, community, and recognizing the achievements of extraordinary women in greater Lowell. Recipients of the 2017 Because of Her Award will be honored for their creative and positive ways of meeting real needs in our community.

Know Your Rights Presentation
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Know Your Rights Presentation

  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

Are you an immigrant concerned about your rights?  Come to this free event, with presenters from the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project, who will discuss your rights when interacting with immigration officials, understanding your legal status and the immigration court process, where to find trusted legal resources, and what programs might be available to you.

Khmer Community Group
Feb
23
9:30 pm21:30

Khmer Community Group

Weekly gathering of Lowell Khmer residents to learn about available programs and services, share individual needs not necessarily met by programs, plan and coordinate social events, and have fun.  New topics each week!

Special-Needs Drum Circle in Lowell
Feb
22
10:30 am10:30

Special-Needs Drum Circle in Lowell

  • Pollard Memorial LIbrary

Inter-generational drumming led by certified music therapist for special needs children and aduls and their families - everyone who comes plays!  Sign -up begins February 6 and is required.

Bingo with Your Grandparents
Feb
21
12:00 pm12:00

Bingo with Your Grandparents

  • Lowell Council on Aging

Free for children ages 3 - 12 and their families - come play Bingo during Lowell Kids Week 2017! This is the same event previously run by retired LPD Safety Officer, Paul Corcoran. Pizza, drinks, and stuffed animal prizes will be provided.

Khmer Community Group
Feb
16
9:30 pm21:30

Khmer Community Group

  • Acre Youth Center

Weekly gathering of Lowell Khmer residents to learn about available programs and services, share individual needs not necessarily met by programs, plan and coordinate social events, and have fun.  New topics each week!

Khmer Community Group
Feb
9
9:30 am09:30

Khmer Community Group

  • Acre Youth Center

Weekly gathering of Lowell Khmer residents to learn about available programs and services, share individual needs not necessarily met by programs, plan and coordinate social events, and have fun.  New topics each week!

Community U-Nite
Nov
21
5:30 pm17:30

Community U-Nite

  • Lowell Senior Center

Post-election gathering for Lowell residents with family activities, food, community conversations, and resources.