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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

City of Lowell Happenings 1/19


After the recent snowfall, it's safe to say Winter has offically arrived in the City of Lowell! Warm up with a visit to one of our eclectic eateries, unique retailers or inspiring galleries. Check out upcoming events below to keep you entertained all Winter long! 


Don't Miss WinterFest 2011!
Human DogsledFebruary 4th & 5th 


Celebrate the wonders of Winter! This year's festivities include a mix of new events and old favorites, including:

  • National Human Dogsled Competition
  • North Bowl Soup Competition
  • Free Ice Skating
  • Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides
  • Fireworks Extravaganza
  • NEW! "Winter Warmer" Discounts & Specials at Downtown Businesses
  • NEW! All You Can Eat Chocolate Festival
  • And much more...

 Visit lowell.org for a full schedule of events!



"Winterfest Warmer" Discounts(www.lowell.org/Pages/Winterfest.aspx/)
New to Winterfest 2011, February 4th & 5th, enjoy 10% off at a number of Downtown businesses, including:

  • Cobblestones
  • Downtown Dancewear
  • L & I Army Navy Store
  • Tutto Bene - A Wine & Cheese Cellar
  • Ricardo's Café Trattoria
  • ...and more!

Stop by the JFK Plaza (next to City Hall) during the event to pick-up a brochure.


Lowell's 1st Annual Empty Bowls Event (www.emptybowls.net 

January 23rd, 2 PM - 5 PM

Community Christian Fellowship, 105 Princeton Blvd.


Support the fight against hunger One Bowl at a Time! Enjoy the music, a silent auction and a meal of warm soup provided by The Greater Lowell Culinary Arts Team, Lowell High School Hospitality Academy and Nashoba Tech's Culinary Arts Program. Plus, choose a unique/beautiful bowl to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in this world. 


Vietti Wine Dinner at Ricardo's Cafe Trattoria(www.ricardoscafetrattoria.com/

On January 24th, enjoy six courses and six wines for only $75 per person! 


Cobblestones Restaurant - Have a Heart for Hunger(www.cobblestonesoflowell.com

In partnership with the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, Cobblestones and Moonstones Restaurants will be collecting non-perishable items through February 14th.  Make a donation and receive a Chef's complimentary dessert*!


Both restaurants will be celebrating Valentine's Day on Sunday, February 13th and Monday, February 14th!


*Requires a minimum purchase. 


Hidden History Programs at Lowell National Historical Park(www.nps.gov/lowe/planyourvisit/events.htm)

Don't miss these free programs every weekend in January at 2:30pm. Upcoming topics include "Tunes and Tales of the Mill Era" on January 22nd and "Farm to Factory" on January 29th.


 Arts League of Lowell, "Inspired" Exhibit

Now through February 27th, artists exhibit their work next to the source of their inspiration, be it an image, poem or found object. Artists reception: January 22nd, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM.


Ayer Lofts Gallery Winter Solstice Show (www.ayerlofts.com)

Artists residents and their guests show off their latest creations including art, sculpture, photography, pottery and more.  On display through January 30th from 12 PM - 4 PM.   


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