Author Archive

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Saturday
Nov
12
11:00 am

Linda Hoffman – “The Artist and the Orchard: A Memoir”

Artist Linda Hoffman saved an orchard and reshaped her life at Old Frog Pond in Harvard, Mass. When she moved to the farm, she didn’t know anything about apple-growing. More than 20 years later, the farm is one of the...
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Thursday
Nov
10
5:00 pm

Lowell City of Learning’s Annual Awards Ceremony

Please join us on November 10, 2022, at 5pm at the Richard & Nancy Donahue Academic Arts Centre at MCC, 240 Central Street in Lowell, for the presentation of the  first Patrick J. Mogan Learning City award to William Samaras,...
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Sunday
Oct
16
2:00 pm

Phil Primack – “Put it down on Paper: Mary Folsom Blair”

"Put It Down on Paper is the charming, poignant tale of Phil Primack’s unflagging search for the woman who would otherwise have been lost to history—and of that woman’s fortitude and passion. Mary Folsom Blair comes to us directly, in...
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Saturday
Oct
8
2:00 pm

Dr. Jean Christophe Cloutier – “The Man the other Side-Jack Kerouac, Bilingualism, and Self-Translation.”

Part of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Festival. J.C. Cloutier is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the editor of La vie est d’hommage (2016, 2022), which gathers the original French writings of Jack...
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Wednesday
Sep
28
7:00 pm

William C. Cross – “Winslow Homer: American Passage”

Like his contemporaries Twain and Whitman, Homer captured the landscape of a rapidly changing country with an artist’s probing insight. His tale is one of America in all its complexity and contradiction, as he evolved and adapted to the restless...
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Thursday
Sep
22
7:00 pm

Janet Parnes – “Myths and Miracles of Victorian Medicine”

Medicine in the Victorian Age has a lot to tell us about today’s world: how we handle a pandemic, and how far medicine has come. Prepare to gasp, cringe and chuckle, as you discover the horrifying practices and milestones discoveries...
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Thursday
Sep
15
6:00 pm

Michael S. Murphy – “Webster’s Regiment: 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment”

In 1861, approximately 1000 men from Massachusetts answered the call from their country and marched off to war to keep the Union together. The 12th Massachusetts fought in just about every major battle in the Eastern Theater of Operations against...
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Thursday
Aug
18
11:00 am

The Magic of Bonaparte

Screams of Delight! Howls of Laughter! Unbelievable Energy & Excitement! These are common symptoms of witnessing first-hand Bonaparté’s Award-Winning Magic Concert! Plus…as an added bonus, the show includes the dramatic appearance of a fluttering white Dove and an adorable fuzzy Bunny!
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Wednesday
Aug
17
11:00 am

DINOMAN

With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent props, the audience is taken on a trip throughout the mesozoic era. How do we know dinosaurs were here? What is a fossil? How are they made? This program is fun and informative for all...
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Wednesday
Aug
10
11:00 am

Hot Tamales Brass Band

Since its inception in 1992, the Hot Tamale Brass Band has led the way in Boston for energetic, fun New Orleans Jazz, Dixieland and Second Line Music. They have performed at Mardi Gras, Boston First Night, the Honk! Festival, and over...
Saturday
Apr
9
1:00 pm

Marjorie Turner Hollman “Finding Easy Walks Wherever You Are”

Join Marjorie Turner Hollman will share Easy Walks (not too many roots or walks, relatively level, with something of interest along the way) that are in the greater Lowell area, as well as lots of suggestions, experience, and ideas that...
Sunday
Apr
3
2:00 pm

“THE TAMBURITZANS”

The Duquesne University Tamburitzans are the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's members are full-time Duquesne University students who receive scholarships for their activities. The Tamburitzans mission is twofold: first,...
Saturday
Dec
4
2:00 pm

Matt W. Miller: “Tender the River”

Tender the River captures in verse the history and legacy of the Merrimack River Valley, from the various indigenous tribes who first settled here, to the European settlers who supplanted them, to being the birthplace of America’s industrial revolution. The...
Sunday
Nov
14
2:00 pm

Jack Curtis: “Travel to Winesburg, Ohio: Sherwood Anderson’s Literary Masterpiece”

Published in 1919, Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio met with instant acclaim: H.L. Mencken wrote, “Here is a new order of short story – so vivid, so full of insight, so shining life-like, and glowing.” The collection of 22 short stories...
Wednesday
Nov
3
7:00 pm

Eric Jay Dolin: “A Furious Sky-The 500 year History of America’s Hurricanes”

“Hurricanes whip up the seas, generate gargantuan waves and mammoth storm surges, and pour down such diluvial quantities of water that they seem to presage the end of time.” As the subtitle promises, the book starts 500 years ago, on...
Saturday
Oct
23
2:00 pm

Laura Petrovich-Cheney: “From Threads to Sawdust”

Laura Petrovich-Cheney is a contemporary sculptor, woodworker and artist who creates wall mounted quilts out of salvaged wood. Inspired by the destruction and loss caused by Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Laura collects pieces of wrecked homes in order to piece...
Saturday
Oct
9
2:00 pm

Stephen O’Connor: “Writing in Kerouac’s Shadow”

Jack Kerouac is the only writer from the city of Lowell to have achieved an international reputation, become a cultural icon, (and get a park in his hometown). Contemporary Lowell writer Stephen O’Connor discusses Kerouac as a figure that may...
Wednesday
Oct
6
7:00 pm

Thomas Anderson: “Bee My Honey!” – Honey Bees, Pollinator Health, and the Great Global Honey Scam.”

Learn about honeybees, what it takes to keep them healthy and happy, and how adulterated honey became one of the biggest agricultural frauds in history! Dr Anderson will bring a few jars of honey to sample and you are encouraged...
Thursday
Sep
9
7:00 pm

Erin R. Corrales-Diaz: “The Iconic Jersey: Baseball X Fashion”

How much do you know about baseball uniforms? This fascinating topic will explore the boundary of fine art and everyday objects. The Worcester Art Museum has a new exhibit about the history of the American baseball shirt that chronicles the...
Thursday
Aug
19
11:00 am

“TREND N MOTION HIP HOP DANCE”

Trend n Motion is a diverse team that genuinely loves expressive movement. They came together in 2012 after the loss of a close friend who inspired them to chase a dream with love and passion. Now, Trend n Motion is...
Wednesday
Aug
11
11:00 am

“SHINE AND THE MOONBEAMS”

Shine and the Moonbeams have played their special blend of Soul and Funk music for families all over New York City. Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Summer Stage are just a few of the venues that have welcomed them. They...
Saturday
Oct
10
2:00 pm

Charles Shuttleworth, “Kerouac: The Buddhist Years“

Greetings once again to our Lowell Celebrates Kerouac Friends: Even though we are not gathering in Lowell this year for our annual Kerouac Festival, you can still take in our annual Moses Greeley Parker lecture by way of the LCK...
Saturday
May
2
2:00 pm

Thomas Anderson “Bee MY Honey! – Honey Bees, Pollinator Health, and the Great Global Honey Scam.”

ATTENTION: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for fall 2020, please check back later for more information. Learn about honeybees, what it takes to keep them healthy and happy, and how adulterated honey became one of the...
Thursday
Apr
2
6:30 pm

David P. Curtis & Judith Curtis “A. T. Hibbard, an American Master”

ATTENTION: This event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for fall 2020, please check back later for more information. David and Judith will be doing a PowerPoint presentation on A.T. Hibbard with an emphasis on the pieces currently in...
Saturday
Mar
7
2:00 pm

Gwendolyn Quezaire-Presutti “Can’t Die But Once” Harriet Tubman, a singular, complex character, a woman.

Harriet Tubman, a woman of unique qualities and abilities even though she was illiterate, maintained an unblemished record of vigilance, legacy of sacrifice and struggle.  Harriet Tubman weaves a tale of truth, pain, courage, and determination that take the audience...
Thursday
Feb
20
12:00 pm

“The Housing Affordability Crisis” – Robert Dietz Ph.D.

Robert Dietz, the Chief Economist of the National Association of Home Builders, will present the latest economic and housing forecast. The NAHB macroeconomic outlook will examine recent employment growth data, as well as current GDP conditions and expectations concerning a...
Sunday
Dec
1
2:00 pm

Robert Forrant “The Rise and Rapid Demise of New England Precision Manufacturing”

Through an examination of the history of innovation and precision machinery building in Lowell, Worcester and in cities and towns along the Connecticut River from Springfield, MA to Springfield, VT, I will describe how these places developed enterprises and a...
Sunday
Nov
17
2:00 pm

Susan Ware “Why They Marched”

“Untold stories of the women who fought for the right to vote.” A celebrated feminist historian and biographer, Susan Ware is Honorary Women’s Suffrage Centennial Historian at the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Ware is also...
Thursday
Nov
14
7:00 pm

Jane Brox “Silence a Social History”

Jane Brox will be reading from and discussing her new book, Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives, which examines the ways in which silence – both chosen and imposed – shapes our...
Sunday
Nov
3
2:00 pm

Glenn Stout “The Pats: An Illustrated History of the New England Patriots”

The Patriots first played in Boston, in the fledgling American Football League before joining the NFL and becoming a team that now represents an entire region as the New England Patriots. But they were born in Lowell, the hometown of...