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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Upcoming Events in Greater Lowell, September 6

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Independent Film Night at the Pollard, Thursday, September 8

The Pollard Library presents A Screaming Man as part of their monthly Independent Film Night. Free and open to the public. - Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30pm

More Information: http://www.pollardml.org/

Lowell National Park's Lowell Folklife Series features a "Pickle Talk" & film screening of Crossing Delancey, Thursday, September 8

Guest speaker Beryl Rosenthal discusses "Jewish Pickling Traditions" at a FREE presentation followed by a film screening of Crossing Delancey at the National Park Visitor Center. - Thurs, Sept. 8, 7pm

More information: Click here for details or view the event flyer

Reverend J.J. performs at Concerts on the Corner, Thursday, September 8

This week, enjoy the classic Folk and Americana music of Reverend J.J. on Thurs Sept. 8, 7:30pm. All Concerts on the Corner are free and and open to the public.

More information: www.atheniancorner.com

Warren Haynes performs this weekend at the Lowell Summer Music Series!

The Lowell Summer Music Series welcomes Warren Haynes to downtown Lowell for a stellar performance. Tickets are still available! - Fri., Sept. 9

More information: www.lowellsummermusic.org

Greater Merrimack Valley Restaurant Showcase Week 2011, August 28 - September 11
The Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau presents the Third Annual Restaurant Showcase Week! - Aug. 28 - Sept. 11

More Information: Click here for details

Upcoming historic tours of Lowell Cemetery

Take a free tour of historic Lowell Cemetery and hear fascinating stories as you explore one of the City's most beautiful spots. Tours are led by Richard Howe, Jr. - Fridays (Sept. 9 & 23) and Saturdays (Sept. 10 & 24)

More information: www.lowellcemetery.com

32nd Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest, September 10

Come enjoy a full day of workshops, music, comradery and fun at the 32nd Annual Banjo and Fiddle Contest at Lowell National Historical Park. Free entry for contestants and public. Sat., Sept. 10, 12-6pm

More information: Click Here for details

Ethnic Market Tour & Author Talk as part of Lowell Folklife Series, September 10
Author Jane Ziegelman
Author Jane Ziegelman

Tour some of Greater Lowell’s diverse ethnic markets and enjoy a talk & book signing by renowned author Jane Ziegelman ("97 Orchard") whose specialty is New York immigrant food traditions. - Sat., Sept. 10, 2-5pm

More information: Click here for details or view the event flyer

Gallery Tour at Chelmsford Library features Chinese Paintings by George Chen, September 10

Take a Gallery Tour with Lowell artist George Chen as he shares stories & discusses the techniques behind his current exhibit "Ancient Visions New Canvases" at the Chelmsford Library. - Sat., Sept. 10, 2pm

More information: Click here for details

Indie film Earthwork comes to Lowell for one showing only, September 13
Award-winning film Earthwork starring Academy Award nominee John Hawkes (Winter's Bone) screens in Lowell as part of the 2011 Film & the Arts Series. Free admission, one night only! -Tues. Sept. 13, 7pm

More information: Click here for details
Seminar on Board Roles to Board Goals, September 13
Jay W. Vogt
Jay W. Vogt

Join presenter Jay W. Vogt at a FREE fast-paced seminar in Littleton, MA, on Board Roles and Board Goals, sponsored by Enterprise Bank. - Tues., Sept. 13, 7:30am

More Information: contact Andrew Duncan at 978-459-9000 or andrew.duncan@ebtc.com

COOL Bus Designs on view, September 15

The designs are in for the new COOL Bus! Come view the entries for consideration at the COOL Bus Design Exhibit at Market Street Market in downtown Lowell. - Beginning Sept. 15.

More information: http://www.cultureiscool.org/design-our-bus

Local Poet Night at Pollard Memorial Library, September 15

The Pollard Library welcomes local poet Kay Hanson Foster for a reading from her recently published collection of poems, Mid Drift. - Thurs., Sept. 15, 7pm

More information: http://www.pollardml.org

Enter the Sustainability Snapshot Contest, deadline September 15

Impact Lowell's future generations! Enter the City of Lowell's Sustainability Snapshot Contest and submit your best photo of the City in one of five categories. - Deadline: Thurs., Sept. 15

More information: Click here for details or view the flyer

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents, The Persian Quarter, September 15-October 9

The Merrimack Repertory Theatre opens their 2011-2012 season with The Persian Quarter. Tickets are now on sale! - The Persian Quarter runs Sept. 15 - Oct. 9

More information: http://www.merrimackrep.org or 978-654-4MRT.

Screening of Casablanca at the Pollard Memorial Library, September 17
The Pollard Library presents a FREE screening of the Bogart & Bergman classic Casablanca, one of Hollywood's most memorable of all film experiences! - Sat., Sept. 17, 1pm

More Information: http://www.pollardml.org/
Registration now open for Acrylic Painting Workshop, September 21

Registration is now open for an acrylic painting workshop led by Adria Arch at Whistler House Museum's Parker Gallery. Fee: $130 before Labor Day, $150 after Sept. 5. - Wed., Sept. 21, 10am-4pm

More information & registration:

Creative Healing, Saturday September 24
Jean Winslow
Jean Winslow

Find new pathways to health and healing in an arts and mindfulness based group experience. - Sat. Sept. 24 & Oct. 22, 10-4 at 128 Warren Street, Lowell, MA.

More Information: Contact Jean Winslow jeanwinslow@msn.com or 978-455-2236/978-726-2399

Lowell Photography Contest, Extended Deadline: October 1

Enter the Lowell Photography Contest with up to three photos that capture the essence of the City of Lowell, the heritage within the National Park, or the character of the Historic District! - New Deadline: Oct. 1

More information: www.nps.gov/lowe or contact Dave Byers at david_byers@nps.gov.

Young Angel Midnight: An Emerging Generation in the Arts in Lowell Launch, October 6

Celebrate the innovative art and artists of Lowell at the launch party of Young Angel Midnight: An Emerging Generation in the Arts in Lowell. - Thurs., Oct. 6, 6:30-8:30pm

More information: http://www.cutureiscool/lowell-anthology

Submit your favorite recipe to "Lowell Cooks!", deadline October 10

Calling all restaurants, chefs, cooks, and foodies! Submit your favorite recipe for consideration in "Lowell Cooks!", the City's new community cookbook set for release in Spring 2012. - Deadline: Mon., Oct. 10

More information: www.cultureiscool.org/lowell-cooks

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 scromwell@lowellma.gov for information.

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

UMass Lowell Center for Arts & Ideas, www.uml.edu/artsandideas

African Cultural Festival, www.africanfestivallowell.org

Culture Hive, www.culturehive.com

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

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