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West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The West Michigan Blue Grass Music Association is giving musicians to play during an open jam at Pietro's Restaurant on 28th Street.

The WMBMA is based in Lowell and holds two Blue Grass Festivals at the Lowell Fairgrounds every year.  The group also hosts smaller events as well.  Blue Grass Musicians gather every Thursday at Pietro's to play their music.  Organizers say since there are 5 Thursday's in the month of March, they are making the gathering on March 24th an 'open jam' session.

There is no charge to participate. For more information go to the Pietro's page.

Lowell High School production of "The Sound of Music" opens tonight

Lowell High School production of "The Sound of Music" opens tonight

LOWELL, Mich. - The Lowell High School musical production of The Sound of Music opens this evening at the Lowell Performing Arts Center. 

Show time is 7:00 pm and tickets are $8 at the door.

If you cannot make tonight's performance, you can still see the show on March 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th.

Visit http://www.lowellschools.com for additional information.

Lowell Area Historical Museum - Presents

Lowell Area Historical Museum - Presents

The Lowell Area Historical Museum is pleased to present a program with local Civil War historian Bruce Butgereit on the Civil War and its 150th Anniversary. He has been researching the Civil War since he was nine years old. This program will be presented on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Lowell Township Hall at 7:00 pm. Free admission/ donations accepted. We will serve light refreshments after the program.

Learn about Lowell's connection to the Civil War

Learn about Lowell's connection to the Civil War

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) If you are a history buff you'll want to check out an upcoming event at the Lowell Historic Museum.  It's called The Civil War: 150th Anniversary.  Museum Executive Director Pat Allchin says the event will include information about Lowell's involvement in the war, local veterans, and those buried in area cemetaries. Allchin says the speaker, Bruce Butgereit, has been studying the Civil War since he was 9 years old. She says he comes in costume and makes it a fun interactive event. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm.

Pretty pictures wanted for first annual Tree Contest in Lowell

Pretty pictures wanted for first annual Tree Contest in Lowell

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) A pretty picture taken in the city of Lowell could earn you a $50 Shop Lowell Certificate. 

The Arbor Board is launching the first ever Tree Contest. They are asking people to submit a photograph or painting enhanced by trees.  The contest is only open to Lowell residents.  You must take your submission to Lowell City Hall by March 30th and include your name address, phone number and location or entry.

For more information you can contact Lowell City Hall.

Deadline nears for participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival

LOWELL, MICHIGAN –Thousands of people attend the Annual Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts, a unique “arts event” presented by the Lowell Area Arts Council. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011 at Fallasburg Park, four miles north of Lowell off Lincoln Lake Rd. The Festival’s appealing combination of fine arts, traditional craft demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for kids (including pumpkin painting!) and great food, all in a historical park setting, make it a unique “arts event” and one of many favorite festivals in the state of Michigan. People hoping to be part of this years festival need to submit their applications by April 1st.  Cost of the entry varies depending on the size of your booth.  Organizers charge $185 for a 10 x 10 booth and $325 for a 10 x 20 booth.
  100 artists are selected each year to sell their artworks in a juried competition.

Deadline nears for participants in Fallasburg Fall Festival

LOWELL, MICHIGAN –Thousands of people attend the Annual Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Arts, a unique “arts event” presented by the Lowell Area Arts Council. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, September 17 and 18, 2011 at Fallasburg Park, four miles north of Lowell off Lincoln Lake Rd. The Festival’s appealing combination of fine arts, traditional craft demonstrations, musical entertainment, hands-on art activities for kids (including pumpkin painting!) and great food, all in a historical park setting, make it a unique “arts event” and one of many favorite festivals in the state of Michigan. People hoping to be part of this years festival need to submit their applications by April 1st.  Cost of the entry varies depending on the size of your booth.  Organizers charge $185 for a 10 x 10 booth and $325 for a 10 x 20 booth.
  100 artists are selected each year to sell their artworks in a juried competition.