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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, April 5

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Save the date! COOL Annual Breakfast, May 11

Mark your calendars for COOL's Annual Breakfast event on Wednesday, May 11, 7:30am.

This year's event will feature several of Lowell's creative businesses and cultural innovators, who are integral to the City's vitality!

Location: Arts League of Lowell Gallery, 22 Shattuck Street, Lowell.

To attend, kindly RSVP to Dimitrios Booras, dbooras@lowellma.gov by Friday, April 29, 2011.
Tickets are $25 (general public) and $10 (students and artists).

More information: Contact LZ Nunn, (978) 674.1480


The City of Lowell celebrates 175th Anniversary, April 11

Celebrate the City of Lowell's 175th Anniversary of its incorporation with fun, engaging events and activities throughout the year! Don't miss the 175th Kick-Off Celebration at City Hall on Mon., Apr. 11, 4:30-6:30pm, featuring honored speakers, musical performances and City Hall tours.
More information: Download/view the press release (PDF)

2011 Lowell Film Festival SPOTLIGHT: Moving Midway

When New York film critic Godfrey Cheshire returns home to North Carolina and hears that his cousin Charlie Silver plans to uproot and move the immense Midway Plantation, their family's ancestral home, an extraordinary, emotional journey begins.

Don't miss Moving Midway at the 2011 Lowell Film Festival!
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Attention artists! Assets for Artists Information Session, April 14

Assets for Artists is a collaborative program aimed at helping Massachusetts artists who wish to become home owners and/or strengthen their creative businesses. Lowell artists: don't miss an Information Session on this exciting new program, Thur., Apr. 14, 6:30pm at the ALL Arts Gallery, Lowell.
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"40 Under 40" Lowell Anthology - Call for Work

If you are an artist under 40 years of age who lives, works, or goes to school in the Greater Lowell area, Bootstrap Press encourages you to submit your creative work for their "40 Under 40" anthology to be released this year.
More information: Click here for submission and project details

View American Civil War artifacts relating to the City of Lowell at Lowell Gallery, April 5 - May 30

In commemeration of the 150th anniversary of the War between the States, the Lowell Gallery will exhibit its collection of original historical engravings, artifacts, books, antique documents, and collectibles relating to Lowell in The Civil War. Exhibit runs Apr. 5 - May 30.
More information: www.lowellgallery.com or 978-458-3137

Do YOU have a Lowell story?

  Lowell City Hall

Lowell City Hall

In commemoration of the Mill City's 175th birthday, the City of Lowell is collecting fun and engaging stories celebrating Lowell's history, diversity and spirit. If you have a story to tell, submit it! You could win 2 season passes to the Lowell Summer Music Series!
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Artist Receptions at the Whistler House Museum of Art, April 9

In the Parker Gallery: "Looking @ Lowell" - Explore City of Lowell sights commonly overlooked. In the Member's Room: "Whistler's Mother around the World"- A themed quilt exhibit featuring Whistler's Mother reinterpreted in several different settings. Receptions for both exhibits: Apr. 9, 2-4pm
More information: www.whistlerhouse.org

Lowell Community Gardens Greenhouse Celebrates Earth Day, April 17

Lowell's 5th Annual FREE Earth Day Festival will be held Sun. Apr.17, 2-4pm, rain or shine at the Community Gradens Greenhouse, 220 Aiken St. Events include live entertainment, kids activities, a public cookout, giveaways, and more! View the event flyer HERE.
More information: www.communitygardensgreenhouse.org

University Orchestra Spring Concert, April 20

University Orchestra Spring Concert presents Popular & Rarely Played Classics, Apr. 20, 7:30pm, Durgin Concert Hall, 35 Wilder Street, Lowell. The Orchestra will perform Brahms, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more. Kay G. Roberts, Director. Free and open to the public.
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Play comes to the 119 Gallery, April 26

Play, an exhibit by the students from the Artbotics Program at UMass Lowell, is on view at 119 Gallery Apr. 26 - May 5. The reception on Tues., Apr. 26, 6-9pm will include a live video connection with the Revolving Museum's High School Artbotics Program and a walking tour of the two installations.
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The 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival, April 28 - 30

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the 4th Annual Lowell Film Festival will showcase classic & popular films, historical documentaries, and contemporary independent films that explore themes traceable to the Civil War and its societal impact. Don't miss this historic cinematic event!
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Guided Tours and Programs at Lowell National Historical Park, April 2011
Join Lowell National Historical Park Rangers as they present walks and talks on numerous aspects of Lowell's history, with a special emphasis this month on National Park Week, April 16 -20.
More information: www.nps.gov/lowe

Massachusetts Artists 2011: A Showcase of Contemporary Work by Artists of Massachusetts, now through April 30

The Brush Art Gallery will showcase artists from all over the state of Massachusetts (32 total) represented by a diverse range of work including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, mixed media and sculpture.
More information: www.thebrush.org

2011 Young Artists at Play at Merrimack Repertory Theatre

Merrimack Repertory Theatre announces the program schedule for the 14th season of Young Artists At Play (YAAP), a successful summer theater program that includes theater camps, performance seminars and musical theater workshops.
More information: http://www.merrimackrep.org/education/yaap.aspx

Register for Summer Day Camp at the Tsongas Industrial History Center

Registration for Summer Day Camp is now open at The Tsongas Industrial History Center, a partnership between UMass Lowell & Lowell National Historical Park. Programs include boat rides, weaving, crafts, games, and field trips. Ages 8-14, registration required.
More information:
www.uml.edu/tsongas/ (click on Summer Camp) or 978-970-5080

Book now for Whitewater Rafting in Lowell!

Zoar Outdoor presents Whitewater Rafting in Lowell! Reservations are now open for rafting trips taking place every weekend in April & May at 9am and 1pm. Don't miss this amazing outdoor urban adventure!
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Save the Date! LTC Grand Re-opening, May 13

See Lowell Telecommunications Corporations' brand new home and get a first-hand look at what all the buzz is about including their state-of-the-art studio, a Green Room/Lounge, and a new art exhibition space. Fri., May 13, 5-8pm, 246 Market St., (across from the Visitor Center).
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Greater Lowell Community Foundation seeks Executive Director

The Greater Lowell Community Foundation (GLCF) seeks an executive director to grow the 14 year-old organization. The foundation's mission is to improve the quality of life for the people in the Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley communities through philanthropic leadership and service.
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Registration for the World PEAS CSA still open!
Get fresh, local fruits and vegetables while supporting New Entry farmers with the World PEAS CSA. Support our local farming community by signing up to receive a weekly box of fresh produce (small or large) available for pickup at convenient locations.
More information: www.worldpeascsa.org

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

Lowell Folk Festival, www.lowellfolkfestival.org

Moses Greeley Parker Lectures, http://ecommunity.uml.edu/parkerlectures/parkersite.html

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

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