NEMLEC Golf Event at Four Oaks
DRACUT -- The 15th annual Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council (NEMLEC) Police Foundation, Inc. charity golf tournament is May 20 at the Four Oaks Country Club. The NEMLEC Foundation also raises thousands of dollars for charities that are near and dear to police officers each year, including Cops for Kids with Cancer.
LHS lands special designation
LOWELL -- Eleven high schools across the state have received official designation status for new Innovation Pathway programs, which are designed to connect students’ learning to a particular career pathway through college-level coursework and work-based experiences.
Launched last year, Innovation Pathways expose students to career options in different industries, particularly STEM fields. High school students gain knowledge and skills in a particular field by taking college-level courses, getting technical instruction, and working at internships with employers who partner with local high schools.
Lowell High School is launching Innovation Pathways in Environmental & Life Science as well as Healthcare & Social Assistance that will serve 140 students when fully enrolled.
The school is partnering with the MassHire Greater Lowell Workforce Board to engage local businesses. Students will study Project Lead the Way curriculum, as well as have opportunities for internships and capstone projects.
Unique artistic view at gallery
LOWELL -- An exhibit focusing on the tension between an artists’ inner vision versus the need for recognition will open April 27 at Brush Art Gallery and Studios at 256 Market Street.
The juried exhibit of two- and three-dimensional works is called “Breaking Point.” The opening reception is 2 to 4 p.m. on May 4. The exhibit closes June 6.
-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS
Groton presentation on ed funds
GROTON -- Sen. Ed Kennedy will host a presentation regarding the future of education funding in Massachusetts by Sen. Jason Lewis, the Senate Chair of the legislature’s Committee on Education, on Wednesday, April 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Groton Town Hall.
This discussion will provide community stakeholders with the opportunity to learn about the mechanisms of education funding at the state level, the effort that has been undertaken by the legislature to review the current education funding formula, and the proposals to overhaul the formula being considered.
The public is invited to attend.
Celebration of Khmer New Year
LOWELL -- To celebrate the Khmer New Year on April 20, 2019, which marks the Year of the Pig, the Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Lowell and the Khmer New Year Planning Committee will be hosting day long festivities in the city to celebrate Cambodian arts and culture. Events start at the Lowell Senior Center on Broadway Street from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. A parade will follow at 11 a.m. and the celebration will continue at Clemente Park on Middlesex Street. The celebration at the park will run from noon to 5 p.m. and will include traditional folk games, performances, food and activities for kids.
-- EMMA R. MURPHY