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Lowell teams perform well in regional competition of Odyssey of the Mind

Lowell teams perform well in regional competition of Odyssey of the Mind

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) Lowell students participating in the regional competition of Odyssey of Mind walked away winners on Saturday.  Students from Lowell Middle School, Murray Lake and Alto all received recognition for their hard work and will move on to the state finals next month in Caledonia.

In addition, the Lowell Middle School team received the Ranatra Fusca Creativity Award. It represents the essence of the Odyssey of the Mind. It is presented to teams or individuals who exhibit exceptional creativity, either through some aspect of their problem solution, or an extraordinary idea beyond the problem solution. A successful problem solution is not a criterion for winning the award; rather, the award is a way to acknowledge and encourage creative thinking and risk-taking.

Odyssey of the Mind is the world's oldest international creative problem-solving competition among students kindergarten through college.

Lowell Community Expo is March 26th

From http://www.lowellchamber.org/

Saturday March 26, 2011
Time 9:00 AM  - 3:00 PM 
Description Lowell High School, Saturday, March 26, 2011

This is one of the choice networking opportunities the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce offers our businesses, churches, schools, municipalities and organizations is the Annual Lowell Community Expo. Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, Lowell Area Schools, and our exclusive business sponsor, Lowell Ledger/Lowell Buyers Guide, proudly present the 15th Annual Lowell Community Expo. The Expo is held at Lowell High School, in both gyms and the hallways from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. This event is an excellent opportunity for the community to increase their awareness of the products and services provided and/or manufactured in the greater Lowell area. Exhibitors also gain the opportunity to develop sales, sales leads and customer contacts.

A lenten luncheon offered every Wednesday at the Franciscan Life Process Center

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Wednesday during the Chrisitian season of Lent the public is invited to enjoy homemade soup and bread at the Franciscan Center.  The lunch runs Noon to 1p.m. every Wednesday from March 16th to April 13th. The soup is donated by local restaurants and the bread is made by volunteer bakers. The meal also includes fresh applesauce made from the center's orchard produce.

The lunch also provides an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.  applesauce made from the Center’s orchard produce. It is also an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. At 12:45 there will be a brief prayer experience for those wishing to participate.

No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated. Franciscan Life Process Center, 897-7842

 

A lenten luncheon offered every Wednesday at the Franciscan Life Process Center

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Wednesday during the Chrisitian season of Lent the public is invited to enjoy homemade soup and bread at the Franciscan Center.  The lunch runs Noon to 1p.m. every Wednesday from March 16th to April 13th. The soup is donated by local restaurants and the bread is made by volunteer bakers. The meal also includes fresh applesauce made from the center's orchard produce.

The lunch also provides an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist.  applesauce made from the Center’s orchard produce. It is also an opportunity to meet the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. At 12:45 there will be a brief prayer experience for those wishing to participate.

No reservations are required. Donations are appreciated. Franciscan Life Process Center, 897-7842

 

Artists wanted to help demonstrate communities 'going green'

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The Lowell Area Arts Council is inviting artists 13 and older to submit work for a summer exhibition on 'going green.'

The artwork should celebrate our natural enviroment, recycling, and the many ways society is trying to become 'green friendly.'

The exhibition will be showcased at Lowell Area Arts Council’s King Gallery and will run from June 7 – July 16 with a special reception and activities day on June 21. 

Call the Arts Council for more information and to receive a call for artists form.  Lowell Area Arts Council, 897-8545

 

Quilting Art on display at Franciscan Life Process Center

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) People interested in quilting will want to stop by the Franciscan Life Process Center near Lowell.  Select members of the West Michigan Quilters' Guild are presenting a collection of non-traditional quilts. 

The quilts feature unique quilting techniques.  They are on display in the main gallery from 9a.m. to 5p.m. Monday through Friday.

For information call 897-7842 or go to Franciscan Center website by clicking on the highlighted link.

Thebes Players and Lowell Area Arts Council present "Sing On!"

Thebes Players and Lowell Area Arts Council present "Sing On!"

There is something universally appealing about comedy on stage – whether it is watching the odd personality quirks vividly portrayed in the works of Neil Simon or the rapid-fire delivery of live improvisation. Audiences love to laugh, especially at the antics of inept characters. In Sing On!, A Comedy about a Musical, a troupe of inexperienced thespians take desperate measures to save their theatre.

The sequel to the farcical Play-On! presented by Thebes Players in 2010, the group of amateur actors are back, joined by Phyllis’s song-writing nephew Monte. When dire circumstances threaten their theatre, the gang is forced to do yet another show by Phyllis.  Sing On! is the hilarious spectacle of a harried theatrical troupe, facing disaster with a song, while rather off-key, in their hearts.

The cast includes several cast members from the Thebes Players Play On!