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Temple Emanuel to Dedicate New Home

January 31, 2019

LOWELL -- Temple Emanuel of the Merrimack Valley is inviting the public to an opening and dedication celebration for its new home downtown.

The Reform Jewish congregation, with nearly 70 years serving Lowell and surrounding towns, will now be located at 151 Warren St., Suite 200.

On Friday, Feb. 8, it will hold a special Shabbat service and dedication ceremony at 7 p.m., led by TEMV Rabbi Robin Sparr, with special guests the Meetinghouse Ringers Hand Bell Choir of the First Parish Unitarian Church.

Then, on Sunday, Feb. 10, from noon to 2 p.m., there will be an open house with bagels, lox, music and a chance to mingle with members of the TEMV community, the rabbi, board and local leaders.

Those whose children would like to attend its religious school are invited to come early at 11 a.m.

Teen conference at Health Center

LOWELL -- The Lowell Community Health Center will host a teen conference on Saturday, Feb. 2. The conference will be held at 161 Jackson St., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The conference, called revoYOUTHtion, is open to students in grades 7-12 in the greater Lowell area.

There will be various workshop topics on mental health, racism and stereotypes, substance abuse, access to opportunities, and more.

For more information, contact 978-322-8949 or TeenBLOCK@ lchealth.org . To register, visit https://conta.cc/ 2SOKEyB.

The snow date is Saturday, Feb. 9.

Regional council seeks feedback

LOWELL -- The Northern Middlesex Council of Governments is updating the Northern Middlesex Long Range Regional Transportation Plan and is seeking public feedback on transportation issues in the region.

The survey can be accessed at www.survey monkey.com/r/ NMMPORTP2020.

NMCOG is a regional planning agency consisting of the member municipalities of Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Dunstable, Lowell, Pepperell, Tewksbury, Tyngsboro and Westford.

Learn how to be a lifeguard in Lowell

LOWELL -- The Lowell Recreation Department is offering a lifeguard training course during the Lowell High School’s February school vacation week.

The class is intended for those seeking to work at a pool facility. Waterfront lifeguarding is an add-on to the course for those seeking to work an open-water facility.

Students must be 15 by Feb. 22 order to register for the classes, which are scheduled Feb. 18-23.

The class is free for those who pass and apply to work for the Lowell Recreation Department.

For more information, including class times and to register, visit www.lowellrec.com .

Public supper at Groton Church

GROTON -- Christian Union Church will host its first public supper of the new year on Saturday, Feb. 16.

The menu will include roast pork and fixings.

Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m., and continue to 6:30.

Takeout meals will be available.

The church is at 37 West Main St. Route 225), in West Groton.

Proceeds from the supper will go the fund drive to repain the church.

For more information or questions, call 978-448-5480 or 978-272-0145.

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