UMass Lowell Youth Softball Camp

Youth softball camp for grades 3-6. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, and defensive play. Early bird discount if registered by May 31st. Please visit www.goldmedalsoftball.com for more information and registration.

UMass Lowell MS/HS Softball Camp

Youth softball camp for grades 7-12. Instruction will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, pitching, catching, and defensive play. Early bird discount if registered by May 31st. Please visit www.goldmedalsoftball.com for more information and registration.

Thanks4giving 5k and 10k

The Thanks4giving 5k and 10k races will start at 8:00 am from the Lowell Elks, 40 Old Ferry Rd., Lowell, Mass. All finishers will receive a pie! All proceeds will go to benefit Alternative House, a shelter providing services for all battered women (and their children).

Entry fees are $20.00 for the 5k, and $25.00 for the 10k (plus cc fees) in advance. Mail in entries will not be accepted. Online registration will close Sunday evening, November 22nd. Race day entry fees will be $25.00 for the 5k, and $30.00 for the 10k.

Miss Massachusetts USA 2015

Contestants compete for the crown in the Miss Mass USA 2015 Beauty Competition. Tickets available starting October 1st at www.clementeproductions.com.

Miranda Sings at Lowell Auditorium

International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing you a hilarious night filled with comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate mail, and never before seen videos! The quirky superstar has over 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world! You will not want to miss seeing this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live and in person!

See event website for more details about this event.

Lowell Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Pops Concert

The Lowell Philharmonic will be performing its annual summer pops concert at Shedd Park Pavilion (433 Rogers Street; Route 38).

This concert will feature fun light classical, pops, and patriotic favorites that the entire family will enjoy! Attendees should bring beach chairs and a picnic to enjoy while the orchestra performs. The audience will be seated under the pavilion, so the concert will be held rain or shine.

 

Program:

 

Star Wars: Suite for Orchestra (Williams)

 

Bethena: A Concert Waltz (Joplin)

 

Serenade for Winds (Dvorak)

II. Menuetto

 

Water Music Suite in F major (Handel)

VIII. Alla Hornpipe

 

Commemoration (Wendel)

 

Capriccio Italien (Tchaikovsky)

 

Symphony No. 101 (The Clock) (Haydn)

II. Andante

 

Suite from Les Miserables (arr. B. Lowden)

 

Suite from Holberg’s Time (Grieg)

III. Gavotte (Allegretto)

 

Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)

 

Parking:

There is on-street parking as well as parking lots at the park

 

The venue is handicap accessible

 

Admission:

Free with a suggested donation per person ($10 adults/$5 children)

 

Light refreshments at intermission

 

For additional information please visit:

http://lowellphilharmonic.org/home.htm

UMass Lowell Professor Honored for Research in Electronics Safety

LOWELL, Mass. – Getting the lead out of electronics isn’t easy. But Prof. Sammy Shina has stayed the course since 1999. He founded the New England Lead-Free Electronics Consortium, a group of about 30 electronics companies, that has worked together to find safer alternatives to lead used on circuit boards.

For Shina’s leadership, inspiration and determination, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI), state Sen. Marc Pacheco, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner David Cash and state legislators recently recognized Shina as the “Academic Champion of Toxics Use Reduction” at a Massachusetts State House ceremony.

“As part of the consortium, companies were able to participate in a neutral and safe environment at the university, where competitors, suppliers and customers collaborated together, even if they battled against each other in the marketplace,” Shina said at the awards ceremony.

Lead, used in solder paste and board surface component finishes, can cause acute and chronic health issues. The formation of the consortium was driven by new European Union regulations that restrict lead used in electronics. The consortium members banded together and contributed time, resources, materials and expertise to find safer solutions that worked.

“Most of the members of the consortium and their supply chain met and exceeded these environmentally safe lead-free goals. We continued to work together to prove that lead-free products can be made in actual industrial and high-volume settings,” said Shina, a Framingham resident who is a faculty member in UMass Lowell’s Department of Mechanical Engineering and the co-op coordinator for the university’s Francis College of Engineering.

TURI funded the work of the consortium for many years through the Academic Research program to address the needs of Massachusetts companies in the electronics industry. TURI, based at UMass Lowell, provides resources and tools to help make the Commonwealth a safer and more sustainable place to live and work. Established by the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act of 1989, TURI collaborates with businesses, community organizations and government agencies to reduce the use of toxic chemicals, protect public health and the environment and increase competitiveness of Massachusetts businesses.

Shina, as well as the other TURI award recipient, “are models for the Commonwealth and the nation for finding innovative solutions that reduce toxic chemical use at the source. They prove that protecting the environment, health and safety can promote economic growth,” said TURI Director Michael Ellenbecker, adding that university researchers like Shina are important in the work to find safer alternatives for Massachusetts industry.

In addition to benefitting companies, the consortium offered UMass Lowell students research opportunities that have helped them move into careers in industry and academia. Those include roles such as senior quality manager for a Massachusetts-based company in Westford, process engineer with a New Hampshire manufacturing business and research professor at UMass Lowell.

“The mission continues with a new batch of Massachusetts students learning new technologies and going on to excel in academia and industry. This is the generation that will continue to lead us into a safer world by protecting our health and safety for future generations, like my children and grandchildren,” said Shina.

Read about all of the 2014 Champions of Toxics Use Reduction Awards:

www.turi.org/News/Press_Releases/Champions_Recognized_at_State_House_Ceremony

Hair the Musical at Lowell Auditorium

Hair the musical is coming to Lowell!

See the Broadway musical live on stage, directed by Diane Paulus (who directed the 2012 Tony Award-winning production of The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess) is at once both a joyous celebration of youth and a poignant journey through a tumultuous 1960s America! This exuberant musical about a group of teenagers searching for truth, peace and love in a Vietnam War era America has struck a resonant chord with audiences of all ages. HAIR features an extraordinary and multi-cultural cast singing a long list of chart topping hit songs, including “Aquarius,” “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Good Morning, Starshine” and “Easy To Be Hard.” The themes and struggles in HAIR, although from another era, seem vital and relevant to the times we live in today in more ways than you realize until you experience the show first hand.

Backyard Music Series – Peter Lavender

Don’t miss Peter Lavender perform live along the Merrimack River or your chance to check out the best local artisans in the area who will have their art and crafts on display and for sale.

Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.  There will also be a featured beer or wine available for sampling and purchase as well.

Concert on the Corner

Paul Belley & Chris Brunelle provide the music next Thursday night, June 27th. Those who remember their performance last year will also recall the night the legend was born. On a dare, Robert “Ziggy” Burns joined in to sing the “Lowell, Massachusetts U.S.A.” song. Eventually, that led a studio recording, thousands of dollars raised for the Salvation Army, and Ziggy’s new nickname: The Crooner of Kearney Square.

Well, Ziggy promises to join the boys again and debut this year’s recording for charity. And what song will he perform? The Julio Iglesias and Willie Nelson classic, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before.”

So stop down to see the show and join in on the fun. Music starts at 8pm. Dinner & Drinks served all night.

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