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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, July 8

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"Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family in another city."

-- Comedian George Burns

Thursday Night "Concerts on the Corner"

The Athenian Corner presents an outdoor music series featuring local musicians in our outdoor seating area. Former "Lowell High Idol" Tim Bergeron kicks off the series on Thur. July 8 at 5:30pm. All shows are free and open to the public.
More Information: www.atheniancorner.com

Armory Park Family Fun Event, July 10, 12-3pm

Bring the whole family to Armory Park for live entertainment, arts and crafts, games, music and food. Sponsored by: State Representative Kevin Murphy, Coalition for a Better Acre, Enterprise Bank, and City Councilor Rita Mercier.
More Information: 978-452-9995

Lowell celebrates the World Cup with "Playing for Peace"

Catch World Cup fever right here in Lowell at the City's "Playing for Peace" programs! Events include a soccer film screening, the 1st Annual Youth World Cup, and the ONE Lowell World Cup 2010. Presented in partnership with the City of Lowell, ONE Lowell, Pollard Memorial Library, and the Lowell Film Collaborative.
More information: http://www.cultureiscool.org/playing-for-peace-world-cup-events

James B. Francis: Horticulturist, July 11 and 18, 1-2pm

Mr. Francis will always be credited for his masterful management of Lowell's canal system. But, did you know he was also an avid horticulturist? Come take a walk along the streets and canals of his time with a Park Ranger. The tours begin at the National Park Visitor Center and are free. They are approximately half a mile and there is a limit of 30 people. Reservations preferred.
More Information: 978-970-5000

Lowell Jazz Day Camp

A two week program, July 12 - 23. Two day program July 21 & 22. Both program's ensembles perform in front of Mambo Grill during Lowell Folk Festival on July 23. Two more programs: Aug. 9-13 (workshop 1) & 16-20 (workshop 2).
More Information: info@inthespace.net

Joyful Music Children's Summer Program at The Space, June and July, Every Wed., 10am

Music Together is an internationally recognized early childhood music program for infants, toddlers, preschoolers and the people who love them. This class will teach you to share the joyful experience of family music making in a relaxed and informal setting.
More Information: www.joyfulmusic.com

Open House/Art Exhibit - Hosted by Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union, July 14, 6pm-8pm

Come view selected pieces from ALL Arts Gallery's recent "Earthly Connections III" exhibition showcasing contemporary, abstract and multi-dimensional work of local artists. Artwork is for sale and admission is free.
More Information: www.JDCU.com

World Musical Workshops

The Lowell Folk Festival, known for its fantastic collection of traditional folk music from around the world, will give guests the opportunity to learn more about their favorite musical styles and instruments during our daily workshop and musical demonstrations throughout the weekend.
More Information: www.lowellfolkfestival.org

COOL Board seeks nominations for board members

The Board of Directors for the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) is seeking nominations to serve on the board at two and three year terms. If interested, please send a resume and a letter of intent to lznunn@lowellma.gov by July 20 at 5pm.
More Information: www.cultureiscool.org

Revolving Museum Summer Mural Program - 5 openings left!

Seeking youth ages 12-22 to design and paint a 120-foot mural to be installed on Merrimack Street in downtown Lowell this summer. Class meets Tue., Wed. and Thur. Noon-4pm through July 22. Free.
More Information: 978-937-2787

"Menopause The Musical," Aug. 3 and 4

It's time to kick-up those high heels. The international hit show Menopause The Musical® is returning to Lowell Memorial Auditorium. The cast laughs at their woeful hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, wrinkles, night sweats and chocolate binges. The laughter-filled 90-minute production includes parodies from the classics of the '60s and '70s and '80s.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

Art Quilts Lowell 2010 at the Brush Gallery & Artists Studios
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin I
Betty Busby, Sea Urchin I

Sophisticated art and handmade tradition fuse seamlessly as art quilters from across the United States showcase their work at The Brush Gallery & Artists Studios, Aug. 10-Sept. 11. The exhibition is free to the public and will showcase delicate art quilting techniques.
More Information: www.lowellquiltfestival.org

Pumpkin Art Festival Fine Art and Craft Exhibit and Sale, Sept. 11, 10am-3pm

Deadline to submit application is Sept. 1
Pumpkin Art Festival at the Tewksbury United Methodist Church. Space is limited: first come, first serve. No vendors; hand-made crafts only. TCA reserves the right to refuse any artwork.
More Information: www.tewksburycommunityofartists.com

An Evening with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Nov. 20, 8pm

Ian Anderson, known throughout the world of rock music as the flute and voice behind the legendary Jethro Tull, celebrated his 40th year as a recording and performing musician in 2008. Jethro Tull formed in 1968 and became one of the biggest progressive rock bands of the '70s.
More Information: www.lowellauditorium.com

About the COOL Cultural E-newsletter

The COOL Cultural E-newsletter is emailed every week by the Cultural Organization of Lowell (COOL) in conjunction with the Lowell Cultural Roundtable. News items for consideration may be sent to scromwell@lowellma.gov. Please limit description to no more than two lines of text and include full contact information and URL if applicable.

Deadlines: To insure your posting is in the coming week's e-blast, we must receive it by the previous Friday.

To subscribe, send an email to scromwell@lowellma.gov with the subject line, "Please subscribe to COOL e-blast."

To unsubscribe, scroll down to the bottom of this e-newsletter and use the "SecureUnsubscribe" link.

If there is an upcoming event that you would like to put on the COOL calendar (www.cultureiscool.org), email LZ Nunn at LZNunn@lowellma.gov to obtain a password.

Links to our cultural community:

Lowell Memorial Auditorium, http://www.lowellauditorium.com/eventlistings.aspx

Merrimack Repertory Theatre, www.merrimackrep.org

The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/bridge/

Website for Lowell artists, www.lowellisart.com

Art community chronicle, www.vyumagazine.com

Arts League of Lowell, www.artsleagueoflowell.org

Western Avenue Studios, www.westernavenuestudios.com

Ayer Lofts, www.Ayerlofts.com

The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, www.thebrush.org

The Image Theater, www.imagetheater.com

Whistler House Museum of Art, www.whistlerhouse.org

American Textile History Museum, www.athm.org

119 Gallery, www.119gallery.org

For a fuller listing of links see the COOL website, www.cultureiscool.org

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