Jun
2
Sun
Wellness on the Walkways: Millpower Power Walk @ Lowell National Historical Park
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a brisk 3 mile round-trip walk throughout downtown Lowell. Meet at the Visitor Center (246 Market Street) and walk, stroll, saunter, or stride at your own pace along the trail.

During the walk we will explore the canals of Lowell. Learn more about Lowell’s engineering prominence and connect with the people who worked in these factories.

We encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. Please bring plenty of water and snacks.

During this hike, earn your very own Wellness on the Walkways collectible button! Return for future Wellness on the Walkways programs and collect the complete series.

Free parking is available at 304 Dutton Street.

Carribean American Heritage Festival @ Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Caribbean Diaspora community continues to grow throughout the commonwealth of Massachusetts and to showcase who we are, where we from and our achievers.

We take this opportunity to invite you to participate in the annual staging of “CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL” (Caribbean Diaspora Awareness Day) to be held Sunday, June 2, 2019 Reggie Lewis Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston, Massachusetts. The highlighting of the festival is our community, showcasing our local arts.

Jun
4
Tue
Healing Circles @ The Center for Hope and Healing Inc.
Jun 4 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Our Healing Circles offer survivors a safe space to express their feelings and share their stories. While every survivor’s story is unique, connecting with others who have had similar experiences can be life changing.

This group is 18+, all genders, and no disclosure or registration required.

Jun
7
Fri
DCF Support Group @ NFI Family Resource Center of Lowell
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

A support group for caregivers who are working with DCF. Especially those whose children have been removed from their care. Come and talk to other parents who are going through what you are. Learn how to navigate the DCF system and also techniques for staying connected to your children when they are not in your care and how to take care of yourself during this stressful time.

GLADLY
Jun 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

GLADLY is a group for high school aged LGBQ/T young people to come together once a week and give voice to their experiences while being in community with others. We share resources and stories with one another while providing relevant psychoeducational tools related to coping with things like dysphoria, transitions (social, legal, and/or medical), and other things that may be coming up in their lives. We also set aside time to engage in creative self-care activities like drawing, painting, beading, etc.

Jun
8
Sat
“In the Acre” Festival & Resource Fair @ North Common Amphitheater
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Live art demonstrations, artistic spoken word and dance performances, public displays of art on the steps of the amphitheater, games, arts & crafts,
a variety of food from diverse local restaurants!

Boston Pride Parade @ Copley Square
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CMAA Fashion Show 2019 @ Lenzi's
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

It’s coming back. CMAA is excited to bring back the fashion event of the year. Please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 8, 2019 to witness never before seen models straight from our community.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS:
$5,000 – Haute Couture
$2,500 – Vogue
$1,000 – Trendsetter
$500 – Friend

TICKETS:
$50 – General Admission
$35 – Senior & Student
$500 – Table of 10

Online tickets and sponsorship available via MKtix at:
www.mktix.com/cmaa

Paper sponsorship forms available on our website at:
www.cmaalowell.org/wp/fashionshow2019

#cmaafashionshow2019

Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage @ Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage” is an original staged reading written by Christa Brown and developed by the Free Soil Arts Collective, a program proudly supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. This artistic work details the personal stories of five black women and the complex relationships with their hair. Join us as we explore issues surrounding identity, the KINKS of self-acceptance, and how to embrace the CROWNS that we are given as black women. Through each woman’s individual story, we go on a journey towards understanding the importance of defining who you are for yourself.

Cast:
Kesiah Bascom
Christa Brown
Naychelle Gandia
Maritza Grooms
Masada Jones

Jun
9
Sun
Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage @ Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

“Hair Tales: Stories of Black Hair-i-Tage” is an original staged reading written by Christa Brown and developed by the Free Soil Arts Collective, a program proudly supported by funds from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. This artistic work details the personal stories of five black women and the complex relationships with their hair. Join us as we explore issues surrounding identity, the KINKS of self-acceptance, and how to embrace the CROWNS that we are given as black women. Through each woman’s individual story, we go on a journey towards understanding the importance of defining who you are for yourself.

Cast:
Kesiah Bascom
Christa Brown
Naychelle Gandia
Maritza Grooms
Masada Jones