Past Events

Festival #4: October 2022

DateTime (ET)Event TitleHost(s)Format
Saturday, October 89:00 AM—12:00 PMIndigenous Peoples Day Merrimack River CleanupLowell Litter Krewe, Canalwaters Cleaners & Lowell National Historical ParkIn person
Sunday, October 99:45 AMDragonfly Mercury MonitoringThe Lowell National Historical ParkIn person
Monday, October 1010:00—11:30 AMIndigenous Peoples HistoryUMass Lowell professor Christoph StrobelIn person walk
Tuesday, October 111:00—2:00 PMDeath Café, a discussion about death and dyingLowell City of Learning and Richard DavisVirtual
4:00—5:00 PMNational Coming Out Day ConversationLowell City of Learning, Pollard Memorial LibraryIn person & virtual hybrid
7:00—8:00 PMClimate Change in the Merrimack ValleyJohn Mancone, Merrimack River Watershed CouncilVirtual
Wednesday, October 1211:00 AM –12:00 PMCreating Opportunities for Refugees and Immigrants in LowellLearning in Retirement Association (LIRA)In person & virtual hybrid
11:00 AM—12:00 PMInspection and Sensing of Civil Infrastructures Through Collaborations between the City of Lowell and UMass LowellDr. Tzuyang Yu, UMass Lowell Professor & Ting Chang, PE, City Engineer for LowellVirtual
12:00—1:00 PMSpare the Child Part Three: From Spanking to Positive ParentingThe Mahoney Family FundVirtual
5:00—7:00 PMOpen Group Bike RideBike UMass LowellIn person
7:00—9:00 PMOctober Fiber and Mixed Media MeetupLowell MakesIn person
Thursday, October 135:00—7:00 PM“Making Americans”—A Visit with Jessica LanderMill City Grows, Lala BooksIn person
7:00—8:15 PMNative Americans of the Merrimack Valley Region: Colonization and Persistence.UMass Lowell Professor Christoph Strobel and Pollard Memorial LibraryIn person & virtual hybrid
Friday, October 143:30 PMHOT SAUCE with F-Word FarmF-Word Farm and Warp and WeftIn person
Saturday, October 1510:00—11:30 AMHawk Valley Farm Tour & Scavenger HuntLowell Parks & Conservation TrustIn person
10:00 AM—1:30 PMThe 5th Annual Lowell Sustainability Council Annual SummitLowell Sustainability CouncilIn person
10:00—11:00 AMLowell Fall Cemetery ToursLowell Walks, Dick HoweIn person
2:00—3:00 PMChef Avery Makes Homemade Vanilla Apple Pie with a Sugar and Spice RouxLowell City of LearningVirtual
On DemandBook reading with Gordon Donkoh-Halm: Parsley’s Big AdventureVideo on Demand

Festival #3: October 2021

DateTime (ET)Event TitleHost(s)Format
Sunday, October 1010:00 AM—2:00 PMRe-Learning to Love Reading and WritingCambodian American Literary Arts AssociationIn person
Monday, October 112:00—3:00 PMAvery Cooks LasagnaLowell City of LearningVirtual
2:00 PMIndigenous Peoples’ Day walkLowell Historical National Historical Park, Lowell WalksIn person
3:00 PM ETWe CAN Have Nice Things! Lowell Litter Krewe Lowell Litter KreweIn person
Tuesday, October 1210:00—11:30 AMBreaking the Barriers for Success in Education for Latinos in LowellFortaleza, Inc.Virtual
12:00—1:00 PMLockdown Letters: Poetry Reading and DiscussionLoom PressVirtual
5:00—6:00 PMThe Pandemic Story Project: Oral Histories from Lowell and Lawrence, MAUMass Lowell Department of Sociology, Lawrence History CenterVirtual
Wednesday, October 1312:00—1:00 PMActing Out: Voices from the Theater in PalestineLowell City of LearningVirtual
Thursday, October 149:30—10:30 AMClimate Change Initiative seminar: Climate & CommunityUMass Lowell Climate Change InitiativeIn person & virtual hybrid
11:00 AM—12:00 PMMosaic Lowell Listening SessionMosaic LowellVirtual
12:00—1:00 PMThe Power of Empathy: Reduce Stress and Build Better Adult/Child RelationshipsThe Mahoney Family FundVirtual
7:00—8:00 PMFrom Ice Age to Industrial Age: Merrimack River EvolutionMerrimack River Watershed CouncilVirtual
Friday, October 15Friday at the Farm with Mill City GrowsMill City GrowsIn person
Saturday, October 1610:00 and 11:00 AMInstrument Petting Zoo at Hawk Valley FarmLowell Parks & Conservation Trust and Lowell LearnsIn person
On DemandContradictory Place: Cotton Mills Alongside Anti-Slavery Efforts in Lowell, MassachusettsLowell Historical National Park and Lowell Telemedia Center (LTC)Video on demand
On DemandCooking with Sitto YvetteLowell City of LearningVideo on demand
On DemandLandscapes of Memory: Celebrating the Merrimack River and the River LeeLowell City of LearningVideo on demand

Festival #2: September 2020

DateTime (ET)Event TitleHost(s)Format
Monday, September 287:00 PMIntroduction to the Learning FestivalLowell City of LearningVirtual
Tuesday, September 291:00—2:00 PMThe Future of Further & Higher EducationLowell City of LearningVirtual
Wednesday, September 304:00—5:00 PMMill Girls–Life and Work in an Industrial CityLowell Historical National ParkVirtual
Thursday, October 12:30—3:30 PMLooking Back and Growing ForwardMill City GrowsVirtual
4:00—5:00 PMOpen Forum on Climate ChangeUMass Lowell Climate Change InitiativeVirtual
4:00—5:00 PMObservational Drawing for KidsArnold Arboretum, Lowell Historical National Park,  Tsongas Industrial History CenterVirtual
Friday, October 211:00—11:45 AMDance MOVES for PDDonna Micelli Dance StudioVirtual
11:00 AM—12:00 PMAtlantic Currents: Connecting Cork & LowellCork Learning Festival and Lowell City of LearningVirtual
6:00—7:00 PMBuilding a Business in Lowell AND Surviving in a PandemicEforALL, Brew’d Awakening, Purple Carrot Bread, Social PupVirtual
7:00 PMMovie: Merrimack River at RiskLowell Parks & Conservation TrustVirtual
On Demand-Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race
-Thank You Heroes-Virtual Art Gallery
-Lowell Talks: A Movement and a Pandemic
-Virtual Lowell Walks
-Industrialization, Deforestation and a New England Mill Town
-What to the Slave is the Fourth of July–Community Reading
-Cheryl West on the Playwriting Process
Video on Demand