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About Lowell
Lowell Massachusetts is located in northeastern Massachusetts about 25 miles north of Boston and is accessible via the major highways of routes 495, 3, and 93 as well as the MBTA commuter rail.

Lowell's National Park serves as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution and the textile industry that was so much a part of New England in the 19th century. The rehabbed mill buildings, the trolley and canal, and the museums are all part of Lowell's Historical tours.

The 19th century mill buildings host small and large companies at unique financial incentives which serves to promote new growth and development in Lowell. The Lowell Auditorium is a 3,200 seat venue which hosts many of the country's best performers at very reasonable prices.

The city's workforce is computer literate and supported by the schools in the district. Lowell is home to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Middlesex Community College. The student population creates a profitable atmosphere for retail businesses in downtown Lowell and surrounding neighborhood.

Lowell is built around the Merrimack River and its diverse canal system which adds to its character and appeal. Residents proudly proclaim that Lowell has something for everyone with its unmatched quality of life.

The late Ed McMahon from the Tonight Show was born in Detroit and grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts. He got his start on television playing a circus clown on the 1950-51 variety series Big Top.

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Annie Brobst
First visit to this venue - I'll be doing an acoustic show of originals and covers, come hang out!

When: Oct 26, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20 )
Arlen- The Only Things- Green Flash

When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
Class of 2004 Lowell High School 10 Year Reunion

Hello folks, The Reunion committee would like to welcome you to celebrate our 10-year high school reunion. Isn’t incredible how time flies!  We want to reconnect with you and share a fun celebratory night & of course reminisce. Come join the party. We've also decided to donate a portion of our proceeds to Fire Victims in lowell. Please help these families get back on their feet.  Any questions feel free to email us at 2004lowellhighgraduates@gmail.com. Spread the word and tell all your fellow Alumni! See you all soon!!

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LHS04/

When: Dec 27, 2014 7 PM to Dec 27, 2014 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. Vermont Catamounts
NCAAB Basketball

When: Jan 25, 2015 2 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14 )
First Saturday Open Studios
Join the over 300 artists of the Western Avenue Studios and Western Avenue Lofts as we open our doors to the public on the first Saturday of the month from 12-5PM. See painters, photographers, mixed media artists, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, ceramicists, glassworkers and more. This is a free event!


When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
American Dream Award 2014

Please plan to join us on Thursday, December 11, 2014 when the International Institute of New England’s Lowell Office honors Luis Pedroso with the Institute’s First American Dream Award.

The American Dream Award is presented to an individual who embodies the work ethic, ingenuity and generosity that are hallmarks of the immigrant experience. Having once been a client of the International Institute, Luis has established himself as an innovative job creator and an investor in the future of our community. He has indeed lived a life of reputation and service.

The event will feature the unveiling of an interactive timeline exploring the immigrant history of Lowell over the last 100 years.  Incorporating files from over 5,000 families served by the International Institute’s Lowell office since 1918, the event will provide opportunities to weave together multiple generations.  Bring your own family stories to add to the fabric!

The International Institute of Lowell was founded in 1918 in response to a large influx of European immigrants into the Lowell area.  Today, as a part of the International Institute of New England’s regional network, we continue to support the needs of our community’s newest arrivals with services that include education, employment, citizenship and health services. Annually, our programs impact over 1500 individuals and their families.

For more information contact Derek Mitchell, Director, International Institute of Lowell, at (978) 596-0069 or dmitchell@iilowell.org. 

Event logistics will be confirmed in the very near future. Please check back for updates and feel free to reach out to IIL with any questions.

When: Dec 11, 2014 5 PM to Dec 11, 2014 8 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17 )
October-(301) 8hr. Emergency Responder Refresher

When: Oct 29, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 08 )
Millipore-8hr. Emergency Responder Refresher

When: Nov 12, 2014 6 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06 )

Feb 13, 2015: 8 pm (Fri)

When: Feb 14, 2015 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20 )
Pat Conway
w/ Crunchy Monkey

When: Nov 8, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 08 Nov 2014 21 )
Kratt Brothers

When: Nov 15, 2014 11 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11 )

When: Nov 20, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $49.50 / $39.50 / $29.50 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. Hartford Hawks
NCAAB Basketball

When: Feb 14, 2015 2 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 14 Feb 2015 14 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. MD Baltimore Cty Retrievers
NCAAB Basketball

When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
UMass Lowell Robotics and Science Visualization Workshop - Oct. 25, 2014

Are you a K-12+ Educator? Are you interested in bringing inspirational, hands-on technology experiences to your classroom to enhance student learning of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)? If so, you are invited to a free hands-on workshop for K-12+ Educators to learn about building robots and how to include them in your teaching at UMass Lowell.   We'll also have a science module on data collection and visualization. The workshop will be held at UMass Lowell, in Olsen Hall on Saturday, October 25 from 9am-1pm, with registration/refreshments starting at 8:30am. Letters of attendance will be available at the workshop.

No previous experience is necessary! At this workshop you will:
  * Interact with other teachers who have already used robots.
  * Build and program your own robot creature.
  * Receive advanced instruction for experienced users.
  * Learn about a new science offering on using sensors in the classroom
  * Receive information about funding opportunities!

Please note: this workshop is open to K-12+ educators only. Please register ASAP or by October 18, 2014 by completing the below registration form. Space is limited.

You will immediately receive an electronic confirmation of your registration. About one week prior to the workshop we will send a reminder.

If you have any questions, or if you need to cancel, please let us know ASAP by email: robots@cs.uml.edu

Feel free to forward the email link to colleagues that might be interested in our programs.

For more information on robotics programs at UML, please go to www.cs.uml.edu/k12

When: Oct 25, 2014 9 AM to Oct 25, 2014 1 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09 )
Lincoln Technical Institute/Adirondack Chairs -$35

This event is hosted by Lincoln Technical Institite, 211 Plain Road, Lowell, MA.  This event is not BYOB (no alcoholic beverages). Refreshments will be provided.

When: Nov 12, 2014 6 PM to Nov 12, 2014 8 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: 35.00 true Lincoln Technical Institute/Adirondack Chairs 35.00

(Wed, 12 Nov 2014 18 )
SmartBoard Notebook 11 - Pawtucketville
In this workshop you will learn about Notebook 11 SmartBoard Software that can be used with any interactive whiteboard / projector, as well as any projector and iPad / Mac. SMART Notebook software provides the tools to create and deliver engaging, interactive learning experiences across grades, subjects and learning styles. SMART Notebook software is powerful, intuitive and easy to use. STAFF - $0.00

When: Oct 29, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16 )
Center for Hope Healing Take Back the Night Event

Join us for Take Back The Night on TBD.   

Your support and voice helps to empower survivors and strengthen us all as we unite to end sexual violence in all forms. 

To get involved beyond this event, visit the TBTN Foundation:  www.TakeBackTheNight.org

When: Apr 1, 2015 7 PM to Apr 1, 2015 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19 )
Google Classroom - Bulter
In this workshop you will receive an introduction to Google Classroom , how to access it from school, the main functions of the product and a sneak peak of the classroom in action. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with Google Apps for Education teachers to help them save time, keep classes organized, and improve communication with students. Grades 5-12 Please watch the attached video to get a better idea of what Google Classroom is all about!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26iyyQMp_g Staff - $0.00

When: Nov 6, 2014 3 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 15 )
Google Sheets-Pawtucketville
Learn how to use a spreadsheet application that can help you to better analyze student data. STAFF - $0.00

When: Nov 6, 2014 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $0 (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16 )
Vets 4 Vets Holiday Fund Raiser!
Food, Snacks, Dessert, Billards, and "DJ Wilde" aka Iceman *Featured Food Including*Buffalo and BBQ Wings-Lasagne-Greek Salad-Souvlaki-Rice Pilaf! Cash Bar! Please Remember to: Take care of our great Veteran friend Katrina Veterans - $5.00 Adults - $10.00

When: Nov 20, 2014 12 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 - $10.00 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 12 )
Julie Kinscheck
Christmas concert and service with Boston Church of Christ- time TBA Great for whole family!

When: Dec 21, 2014 1 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13 )
Nov-(303) 24hr. Emergency Responder

When: Nov 17, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08 )
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood
When: Nov 9, 2014 11:59:00 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sun, 09 Nov 2014 23:59:00 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. Albany Great Danes
NCAAB Basketball

When: Jan 10, 2015 2 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14 )
13 Things About Ed Carpolotti Book, Music and Lyrics by Barry Kleinbort

When in debt, panic. Then sing.  
Virginia Carpolotti is a devoted widow with loving memories for her recently-deceased husband. Though her love endures, her confidence in him flounders as one shady character after another comes calling for the debt that Ed put in her name, and things really heat up when a mysterious $1million ransom note appears. A delightful comic musical featuring Tony Award-nominee Penny Fuller.  
Sponsored by Wannalancit Mills/Farley White Interests

Nov 28, 2014: 8 pm (Fri)

When: Nov 29, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 20 )
Out of the City by Leslie Ayvazian

Mar 19, 2015: 7:30 pm (Thu)

When: Mar 20, 2015 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20 )
The Best Brothers by Daniel MacIvor

Jan 8, 2015: 7:30 pm (Thu)

When: Jan 9, 2015 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 20 )
The Outgoing Tide by Bruce Graham

Apr 23, 2015: 7:30 pm (Thu)

When: Apr 24, 2015 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20 )
Dec (101) 40hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker

When: Dec 8, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08 )
Dec-(303) 24hr. Emergency Responder

When: Dec 8, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08 )
Dec-(301) 8hr. Emergency Responder Refresher

When: Dec 17, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08 )
Jen Kearney
Age Limit: 21+

Jen Kearney

When: Dec 20, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21 )
Exhibition at ATHM: “Fiberart International”
“Fiberart International 2013” showcases works by established and emerging artists, with innovative art rooted in traditional fiber materials and processes, as well as the unexpected relationships between fiber and other creative disciplines. Exploring themes from political issues and women’s rights to dreams and sexuality, the textures, colors, and sheer physical power of these pieces stir a range of emotions. “Fiberart International” is on view through October 26, 2014.

When: Oct 25, 2014 10 AM to Oct 25, 2014 5 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and children 6-16, free for members and children under 6. (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10 )
Fiberart International 2013

"Fiberart International 2013" is the 21st in a series of triennial juried exhibitions sponsored by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, Inc. Chosen by a distinguished panel of artists and curators, "Fiberart International 2013" features 79 works by established and emerging artists, providing a unique opportunity to see current trends and innovations in this constantly evolving medium.

When: Jul 11, 2014 12 AM to Oct 26, 2014 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00 )
Wild Kratts - Live
When: Nov 15, 2014 11 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11 )
The No- Shows

When: Nov 1, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 21 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. Stony Brook Seawolves
NCAAB Basketball

When: Jan 22, 2015 5 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17 )

When: Nov 15, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20 )
UnScene Comedy Lowell
Boston Comedians team up with local favorite Nick Giasullo to bring you a night of hilarious stand up comedy. Ted Pettingell (Limestone Comedy Festival) Rich Karski (Famous writer of "Dick Picks" and "How to") Christa Weiss (Chicago's funny women's festival) and Shawn Carter (Founder of UnScene Comedy, Boston Comedy Festival, World Series of Comedy, Las Vegas) Zorba Room 439 Market Street, Lowell MA. 01854 Tickets are $15 at the Door but only $10 if you purchase them online.

When: Dec 6, 2014 8 PM to Dec 6, 2014 10 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20 )
Dec (102) 8hr. Hazardous Waste Site Worker Refresher

When: Dec 17, 2014 8 AM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08 )
The Lowell Food & Wine Festival
Eat. Drink. Build Community. Get prepped for tastings, hands-on demos, conversations and more in Massachusetts's rising cultural and culinary city. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival presented by One 27 Global, returns with top culinary talent, sommeliers, and craft brewers from across New England and the Merrimack valley's own culinary scene for an experience like no other. The Festival began as a 2 day event in the summer of 2014. Festival Founder and Director, Tobias Marx (One 27 Global) launched the inaugural Festival with great success and the Festival immediately became a new "must attend" event in the area. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival benefits One 27 Global to unite people around the common goal of using community to end the poverty crisis. All net-proceeds directly advance this goal. The 2015 Festival will bring together the area’s greatest culinary talent, winemakers, craft brewers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates, entertain attendees, and cultivate community in style.

When: Sep 11, 2015 12 AM to Sep 13, 2015 12 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 (Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00 )
Massachusetts Lowell vs. New Hampshire Wildcats
NCAAB Basketball

When: Feb 21, 2015 4 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16 )
Big Ben Hillman the Professor of FUNK

When: Nov 21, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21 )
Willie J Laws "The Last Prophet of the Funky Texas Blues"

When: Nov 1, 2014 9 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 21 )
Panic in the Dark
Panic in the Dark is The Scariest Obstacle Run in the Country! Runners wear headlamps as they head out into the Dark of Night. What awaits the runners is a world that has only been visited in your worst nightmares and favorite horror flicks! Zombies swarm the course with intentions of eating every bit of flesh that dares run this course! Be ready to run, be scared and maybe even be Dinner!

Combo Deal Info:  When purchasing our Combo Deal you will be registering for both Panic in the Dark and Blizzard Blast.   Blizzard Blast is our 3-5mile Winter Obstacle Race that takes on Mother Nature in the dead of winter. This events incorporates great obstacles like the famous "Keg Kingdom" and Christmas Tree Carry!  For more info on Blizzard Blast you can go to: www.BlizzardBlastRun.com


Elite Heat Info:  Panic in the Dark "Elite Heats" will be held prior to night fall for all those who would like to get a time and race the course at full speed.  There is also a cash prize pool that will be announced for the Elite heat.  Blizzard Blast "Elite Heats" will run prior to all other heats allowing for first tracks and will also offer a cash prize pool.  

For more info: www.PanicintheDark.com

When: Nov 1, 2014 5 PM to Nov 1, 2014 11 PMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit EventBrite.com for pricing. (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17 )
ArtistBomb Presents Halloweenitarium
ArtistBomb Presents Halloweenitarium Featuring That Racket, Potsy, Omniverse, Western Education. This is a renewal of a successful Halloween Event Series that has been on hiatus a few years. The event will be horror-themed this year, there will be a costume contest with prizes and the event will have an mc/host to introduce bands.

When: Oct 31, 2014 8 PM to Nov 1, 2014 1 AMin Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: 10 - 10 USD (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20 )
Halloween show at The Last Safe and Deposit Company in Lowell. Come check out Arlen play as Joy Division!

When: Oct 31, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20 )
Dark Star Orchestra
This event is 18 and over
Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over 2000 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show. This allows fans both young and old to share in the experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra offers much more than the sound of the Grateful Dead, they truly encapsulate the energy and the experience. It's about a sense of familiarity. It's about a feeling that grabs listeners and takes over. It's about thta contagious energy... in short, it's about the complete experience and consistent quality show that the fan receives when attending a Dark Star Orchestra show.

Dark Star Orchestra has performed throughout the United States and Europe. They continue to grow their fan base by playing at larger venues for two and even three night stands as well as performing at major music festivals including Bonnaroo, All Good Festival, Gathering of the Vibes, Mountain Jam, Summer Camp, Wakarusa and 10,000 Lakes. In addition, Dark Star Orchestra hosts its own annual gathering, Dark Star Jubilee, where they headline three nights and are joined by a mix of established and up and coming national touring acts.

Fans and critics haven’t been the only people caught up in the spirit of a Dark Star show. The band has featured guest performances from five original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, Donna Jean Godchaux-MacKay, Vince Welnick, Tom Constanten and even toured with longtime Dead soundman, Dan Healy. Other notable guests have included Mike Gordon and Jon Fishman of Phish, Keller Williams, Warren Haynes, Steve Kimock, Peter Rowan, Ramblin’ Jack Elliot and many more.

"For us it's a chance to recreate some of the magic that was created for us over the years," rhythm guitarist and vocalist Rob Eaton explains. "We offer a sort of a historical perspective at what it might have been like to go to a show in 1985, 1978 or whenever. Even for Deadheads who can say they've been to a hundred shows in the 90s, we offer something they never got to see live."

"…I can close my eyes and go back 30 years and have it be every bit as rewarding and satisfying.
Dark Star is an amazingly legitimate representation of the Dead."
Dan Healy, Grateful Dead sound engineer 1966 -1994

"Channeling the Dead"
USA Today

"Playing with Dark Star Orchestra is something that feels just
exactly like it felt when I was playing with the Grateful Dead."
Donna Jean Godchaux-McKay, Grateful Dead vocalist 1972 - 1979

“The Dark Star Orchestra re-creates Grateful Dead shows
with a flashback-inducing meticulousness.”
The New Yorker

"Fanatical attention to detail."
Rolling Stone

"In fact, Dark Star Orchestra often sounds more like the Dead than the Dead sometimes did..."
Chicago Tribune

When: Dec 6, 2014 8 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts
Cost: $29.50 advance / $35 day of show / $75 VIP (Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20 )
Mass.-Lowell vs. Northeastern
NCAAH Hockey

When: Nov 7, 2014 7 PM in Lowell, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19 )

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