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Christmas Parade in Lowell

Christmas Parade in Lowell

Come to Historic Lowell for the Annual Lowell Christmas Festivities and Nighttime Santa Parade. During the day, enjoy a wide range of activities the including the Flat River Freeze Ice Sculpture, Santa Visits and Pictures, Rudolph's Craft Workshop and more.

Go to www.discoverlowell.org for more information.

Santa on the Lowell Showboat

Santa on the Lowell Showboat

Saturday, December 3 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm - Free Digital Photos by River Valley Credit Union and much more!

Wednesdays, December 7, 14 & 21 – 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM – Free Digital Photos by Modern Photographics

Friday, December 9 – 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Free Digital Photos by Modern Photographics with Santa in Santa Room.  Free Horse & Carriage Rides, Live Reindeer, Warming Fires, Hot Dogs at the Riverwalk Plaza and much more!

Saturdays, December 10 & 17 – 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM – Free Digital Photos by River Valley Credit Union

Suggested Donation $1!  Please note that the line to see Santa is outdoors and you should dress accordingly.

Visit http://www.lowellchamber.org/ for additional information.

Christmas through Lowell

Christmas through Lowell

Kick off your holiday shopping season in Historic Lowell at the 19th Annual Christmas through Lowell. The Chamber of Commerce presents over 40 homes and businesses that are unique and magical.

Visit the website at www.christmasthroughlowell.org

Ghost Stories & Night Hike this Saturday

Ghost Stories & Night Hike this Saturday

This year, the fifth annual “Ghost Stories”event sponsored by LowellArts! combines with theWittenbach/Wege Agriscience Environmental Education Center Fall Night Hike for an evening of Halloween Fun!!!

On October 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m., the public is invited to the Wittenbach/Wege Centerfor a campfire reading of family-friendly ghost stories, written by contestants in the annual “Ghost Stories” writing competition.  Afterwards, everyone is invited for a Night Hike beginning at 7 p.m. where they will learn about interesting facts about our Michigan woodlands and its noctural residents.

For more information on the Wittenbach/Wege Center, 11715 Vergennes, Lowell, phone (616) 987-2565 click here.

Fire and Water artist receives award

Fire and Water artist receives award

Patti Sevensma, an artist who is a part of the Fire and Water ART! gallery in Lowell, has been granted Signature Membership in the National Collage Society.  This is the highest distinction awarded to collage artists who have been selected by juries for the Annual Juried Exhibit.

The National Collage Society, Inc. (NCS, Inc) is a non-profit art education foundation with headquarters in Hudson, Ohio.  The purpose of this organization is to educate the public about the only new fine art medium of the 20th Century, collage.  Collage is defined as a work of art with another layer glued on the surface.  It was found in many craft forms until 1912 when George Braque glued a piece of wallpaper on the surface of one of his paintings and created fine art.  He was sharing a studio with Pablo Picasso in southern France and they both pursued this new medium extensively.  Their collages can now be found in museums around the world.

Women's center changes location for better exposure

Women's center changes location for better exposure

The Alpha Women's Center has relocated to the former Ball's Floral building on East Main. The completely remodeled building has more space and better visibility, according to director Deb Karasiewicz.

Attwood donated $9,000 toward the remodeled building that has three counseling rooms, a boutique, a basement for storage, a waiting room and space for volunteers. Alpha Women's Center will hold a fundraiser at Grand Volute on October 27 called a Friendship Banquet. Reservations are required by October 20.

Cookbook author to teach healthly nutrition classes in Lowell

Cookbook author to teach healthly nutrition classes in Lowell

JoAnn Rachor, author of "Of These Ye May Freely Eat" and "Fast Cooking in a Slow Cooker" will teach healthy cooking classes Lowell. The classes will take part on October 11, 18, and 25 at the Riverside Fellowship 7th Day Adventist Church.

Rachor will be making enchiladas, a lentil vegetable soup and non-dairy macaroni and cheese in a crock pot, along with desserts and salads, and tofu meatball's with sweet and sour sauce. She will also teach how to make kale chips as a substitute for potato chips and roasted butternut squash.