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Lawrence Massachusetts is located 25 miles north of Boston just off of Route 495. Built in the 1840's and planned as the nation's first industrial city and testimony to this concept are the massive mill buildings that line the Merrimack River, the striking clock and bell towers and the awesome Great Stone Dam.
The strength of the harnessed Merrimack River and its canals served to fuel the Lawrence mills that produced textiles for the American and European markets. The city was a world leader in production of cotton and woolen textiles by the early 20th century.
Lawrence has always been a multi ethnic and multi cultural city with a high proportion of foreign born residents thereby giving it the name "The Immigrant City"ť. Waves if immigrants coming to Lawrence to work in the mills beginning in the Late 1800's and continuing to the present day have made Lawrence truly a home to everyone,
Today, Lawrence remains an urban center in which 35% of its economy is still based of manufacture. The city is still a hub of textile, apparel and shoe companies such as Malden Mills, KGR, Grieco Brothers, New Balance and Cardinal Shoe. Combined with its affordable space and convenient location, newer companies in technology, health care, and manufacturing have chosen to locate in Lawrence.
Lawrence offers recreational, historical and cultural attractions along with people committed to living and working in a safe environment. The city boasts sailing on the Merrimack, Heritage State Park, art exhibitions and a wide range of cultural activities such as ethnic festivals that celebrate Lawrence's diversity and rich heritage.
Come Celebrate the BIGGEST BASH EVER--It's The Valley Patriot's ELEVENTH Anniversary! Celebrating 11 YEARS of making our publication ALL ABOUT YOU!
FOOD, Music, Scholarship Awards, Roasts, Valley Patriot Awards, Comedy, Local Artists, Raffles, Prizes, a tribute to our military, fire and police, and SO MUCH MORE!
Master of Ceremonies: ONCE AGAIN .... is none other than PuppyGirl Kate Whitney.
ROASTERS: John Molori, Jerry Valley, Joe Ligotti (DA GUY FROM BOSTON) & MORE! (Will post as more confirm)
TICKETS $25 each in advance, $30 at the door. (Tables of 10 are available for $250 in advance only) * VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ARE FREE (Must have some form of Military ID) *Donations in any denomination are also gratefully accepted.
$1,000 Platinum Sponsorship - Your name or the name of your company on every table including the raffle table. A FULL page ad in the program, (2) 1/4 page ads in the Valley Patriot 2 months in a row. a FRONT row table of 10. Free raffle tickets, sponsorship listing on all promotional material.
$500 Gold Sponsorship - Table of 10, a half page ad in the program and a 1/8 page ad in the Valley Patriot. A listing on all promotional material, a listing at the raffle table. free raffle tickets. Sponsorship listings on all promotional material.
$250 Silver Sponsorship - 4 Tickets, 1/4 page ad in program a business card sized ad in The Valley Patriot, free raffle tickets.
$150 Bronze Sponsorship - 2 Tickets, a 1/8 page ad in the program, A 4"x2" ad in the Valley Patriot, sponsorship listings on all promotional material.
*If you prefer to order your tickets by mail, send checks to:
THE VALLEY PATRIOT BASH, PO BOX 453 NORTH ANDOVER, MA 01845
HOW YOUR DONATIONS HELP THE MERRIMACK VALLEY
This event is held every year to help us pay for scholarships to the Lawrence High School Alumni Association and North Andover High School, The Greater Lawrence Technical School and this year our NEW Artie T. Demoulas Scholarship for an employee at MARKET BASKET. Our Bash also helps to pay for our Andover DCS Co-Ed Softball League, The North Andover Firefighter’s Association Scholarship Fund, North Andover Police Association, and all the other organizations we sponsor throughout the year. 50% of the proceeds from our raffle will go to PuppyGirl Kate Whitney’s One Tail at a Time Dog Rescue in Haverhill.
When: Mar 20, 2015 6 PM to Mar 21, 2015 1 AMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18 )
Ten years ago we left our Ranger lives behind and graduated. A lot of time has passed since our days of Turkey Tossing and Turkey Slopping. Let's get together and catch up...Join us for a night of food, drinks, dancing, and fun! Your ticket includes light appetizers, dessert, coffee, and entertainment. Alcohol is not included, however a cash bar will be available all evening. We'd love to meet your plus one! Bring your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, best friend, mom, grampa - the more the merrier! Although we love your super cute kids, it's best that you let them have fun with the babysitter. This is an adult only party. Dress is cocktail attire. Cameras and yearbooks welcome. ****** Need a place to stay? The Springhill Suites by Marriott in Andover has two room types with special discounts just for us! Rooms are available from Friday, June 26th through Sunday, June 28th. Book by June 8th to receive the discounted rate! King Suites: $109/night plus taxDouble/Double Suites: $109/night plus tax ******Tickets are available beginning on BLACK FRIDAY, November 28th, at the pre-sale price of $50.00! Ticket price increases to $60.00 on April 1, 2015. Get your tickets early! Reunion Full-Price - $60.00 Reunion Pre-Order - $50.00
When: Jun 27, 2015 7 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts Cost: $50.00 - $60.00 (Sat, 27 Jun 2015 19 )
Join wacky Gnocchis and the Cavatellis families as you dance the Tarantella, witness the vows, and take part in some unconventional surprises. Critics have hailed “Joey and Maria’s” as “A blast” and “The wackiest wedding show… not to be compared to the rest!” Come see the original interactive Italian wedding or Don Ziti is sure to pay you and yours a visit!
Admission includes a delicious dinner, cash bar and a wonderful night full of dancing, singing, and many surprises! Must be 21+.
When: Mar 28, 2015 7 PM to Mar 28, 2015 10 PMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Mar 2015 19 )
Kip Winger, the multi-platinum recording artist, may be known best for his success with Winger and his early days as a bass player with Alice Cooper. However the range and scope of his musical journey can be more fully experienced in his solo albums, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream, Songs From The Ocean Floor, From The Moon To The Sun and his most recent composition Ghosts for string orchestra, piano and harp.In 1995, after his hugely successful run with Winger, Kip built a studio in the hills of Santa Fe, New Mexico and started writing and producing music without limits. "It was incredibly freeing to connect to music without any preconceived ideas about what it needed to be or what niche it needed to fill." It is in Kip's solo work that he has been able to exercise the breadth of his talents as a composer. London's Classic Rock Magazine called him "one of the most gifted composers and arrangers in the rock genre" and praised his "compulsion to experiment."Over the years, Kip has continued to pursue his interest in composition. He patterned his course of study after the intensive one-on-one relationships favored by many composers. He sought out such masters as Edgar Grana, who holds a Masters from Juilliard and currently teaches composition at the School of Visual Arts in New York City; University of New Mexico Professor of Theory and Composition, Richard Hermann; and Professor Michael Kurek from the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. Professor Kurek has praised him for his "great ear and innate musical sensitivity" resulting in "beautifully crafted phrases and nuance."Aside from his powerful solo acoustic shows and touring with Winger, Kip was the lead singer for the Alan Parsons Live Project. He has performed or recorded with the likes of Alice Cooper, Mark Farner, Roger Daltrey, Neal Schon and Bob Dylan.The fifth studio album, KARMA by Winger, was released in November 2009 and made the top 10 best lists of 2009 in virtually every rock website and magazine.The Tucson Symphony Orchestra became the first orchestra to perform a C F Kip Winger composition with the world premiere of Ghosts in the MasterWorks Chamber Orchestra Series in the 2009/10 season. The San Francisco Ballet's debut of Ghosts in February, 2010 will feature the collaborative work between world-renowned choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and Winger.
What's your story like? We all have some, don't we?
Join us in sharing our lives as stories. Tell your own and feed off of some of TedTalks speakers speaking their take of the power of our own tales. Notebooks will be provided, bring your personal history and some good listening ears. The stories will be flowing!
Please RSVP and we look forward to writing with you.
When: Feb 28, 2015 12 PM to Feb 28, 2015 3 PMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12 )
Presenter: Panel discussion, Moderator: Victor Ortiz, MSW, LADC I, CADC II
Clock Hours: 4
People in recovery from gambling addiction face unique challenges as they enter and maintain recovery. As gambling opportunities expand within the Commonwealth, so will the needs for recovery support services for people with gambling addiction. This workshop will discuss and explore strategies for supporting recovery, as well as how to integrate awareness of problem gambling within the existing structure of recovery support services. Panelists will provide a firsthand account of problem gambling and support services they have integrated into their programs.
Save 10% on the cost of admission if you’re a member! Contact Grassroots and Community Relations Manager,Brianne Tolsonto find out how to become a member today!
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability who requires accommodation, please contact Intervention and Treatment Support Manager, Alicia Barron, at 617.426.4554, Fax: 617.426.4555, TTY: 617.426.1855 by February 20, 2015 for accommodations.
NBCC ACEP No. 6331
When: Mar 6, 2015 12 PM to Mar 6, 2015 4 PMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 12 )
Gin Blossoms exploded onto the music scene in the 90s with their quadruple platinum album 'New Miserable Experience' which yielded the radio mega hits "Found Out About You," "Hey Jealousy," "Allison Road" and "Until I Fall Away." They followed it up with another string of hits including "Follow You Down" and "Til I Hear It From You" (co-penned by Marshall Crenshaw).
When: Mar 21, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts Cost: $39.75 - $45.00 (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18 )
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