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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". 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.

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Gran Retiro Celebrando el 25 Aniversario de LA VOZ CATÓLICA
Aniversario de La Voz Católica: Preparense para nuestro gran retiro.   Invitando a todos a nuestro 25 Aniversario cuando tendremos como invitado a Mons. Ramon Benito Angeles desde La Republica Dominicana los dias 18, 19, y 20 de septiembre en el gimnasio de la parroquia Santa Maria de la Asunción, 301 Haverhill St., Lawrence, MA  01841.   Colaboración: $15. La Voz Catolica Anniversary: Get ready for our big retreat inviting everyone to our 25th anniversary of La Voz Catolica.  We have invited Mons. Ramon Benito Angeles from the Dominican Republic.  It is scheduled for September 18,19, and 20, at the St. Mary of the Assumption Parish gymnasium, 301 Haverhill St., Lawrence, MA  01841.  Click above for more info.  Donation: $15.

When: Sep 18, 2015 7 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 18 Sep 2015 19 )
31st Annual Bread & Roses Festival
Enjoy 3 stages of diverse music, dance, and theater performances in celebration of our local and national labor and social justice history! This is a free, open air festival where you can participate in an organizing workshop, and attend a conversation on the Great Strike of 1912, and other current efforts. Savor the flavors from our eclectic immigrant community. Dominican pasteles, Italian sausage, Turkish falafel, Vietnamese pho ga, BBQ, and more! Kids can get their faces painted, ride ponies, perform with a juggler, and delight in the family friendly sights and sounds and solidarity of our progressive community. Create protest signs and advocate for causes (kids too!). Take advantage of resources from a multitude of community groups and non-profits. Anyone can Volunteer, as well! Help pass out pamphlets, take donations, pick up debris, set up and break down of the festival, and more! Contact me for more information:

When: Sep 7, 2015 12 AM to Sep 7, 2015 12 AMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00 )
4th Taste of the Merrimack Valley

When: Oct 7, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18 )
PASION POR TI + Noche de Adoracion
Oct. 17, 2015 Lugar: Iglesia Evangelica Hispana 61A Warren St Lawrence, MA 01840 ---------------------- Horario: Conferencia 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Almuerzo para Pastores/Lideres 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Noche de Adoración 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ---------------------- Costos: $30/Persona (Incluye Conferencia y Noche De Adoracion) -- Dia del evento sera $35 Almuerzo para Pastores y Lideres (Preguntas y Respuesta) $10 Noche De Adoracion: $5

When: Oct 17, 2015 8 AM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08 )
One Time Mountain- Candlebox
We're happy to be back again at the Claddagh thanks to New England Concerts! Come check out this awesome night, make sure to get tickets from us before it's too late!

When: Oct 23, 2015 8 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20 )
with Uncle Jack
It's a miraculous yet familiar tale...Group of friends form a band, work their asses off gigging around town, cut some demos, secure a recording contract, write a hit or two, emerge from local obscurity to global touring and sales success, hit a creative and interpersonal wall, disband, wander in individual obscurity for a few years, get back together, older, wiser, and produces the best effort of their career and does it all over again.In this brave new, fiercely competitive world of evaporating record companies, digital downloads and MySpace-created rock stars, when artists are given a rare second chance, they know they must rise to the occasion. Candlebox disappeared but they have most definitely returned and this time, it's not the scene or the culture or the media doing the talking. It's the music. And that is miraculous.

When: Oct 23, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Cost: $29.95 (Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18 )
Jeff Williams
w/ Dread Rocks

When: Sep 13, 2015 4 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sun, 13 Sep 2015 16 )
Jeff Williams
w/ Dread Rocks

When: Sep 6, 2015 4 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sun, 06 Sep 2015 16 )
EparaTodos Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Entrepreneurship for All's Spanish Program, invites you to join us in our 2nd Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and 1st graduation ceremony of "Negocios Exitosos" training program. It will be a night full of excitement and pride as we celebrate the contributions of the Hispanic entrepreneurial community to the economic vitality and social prosperity of the Merrimack Valley area. For addtional information contact Janin Duran, Director of EforAll Spanish Program at or 978-590-7953

When: Oct 7, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Wed, 07 Oct 2015 18 )
Art of Mixology at Salvatore's
Play Bartender at Salvatore’s Restaurant.  This Fall 2015, Salvatore's Restaurant, the upscale, casual Italian restaurant with five locations in the Greater Boston area,is hosting a series of mixology classes led by its expert bar staff at its Lawrence, Andover and Medford locations. On three different Saturdays (September 19th, 26th and October 3rd, 2015) each location will play host to a different mixology class where the staff will cover a variety of cocktails including: sangria, margaritas, Bloody Mary’s, martinis, as well as rum, whiskey, tequila, and gin-inspired cocktails.   Each class begins at 1:00PM and is $25 per person. The fee includes the class, cost of ingredients and the cocktails which guests will taste throughout their lesson.

When: Sep 19, 2015 1 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 13 )
Salvatore's Cooking Classes
Salvatore’s Restaurant Hosts Cooking Series with Executive Consulting Chef Antonio Veneziano.  The upscale casual Italian restaurant with five locations in the Greater Boston area, is hosting an exclusive cooking series with Executive Consulting Chef Antonio Veneziano at its Lawrence, Andover and Medford locations. During the last three Wednesdays of the month, the Italian born chef will take his knowledge and passion of cooking to a different location, leading a hands-on cooking class followed by a multi-course dinner each week.  Classes begin at 6:00PM when Chef Veneziano leads guests through the ins and outs of different ingredients such as pasta; beef, chicken and pork; seafood; mozzarella and more. Immediately following the class, guests will sit down with chef to enjoy a multi-course meal.  Chef Veneziano made a life-changing decision when he switched his study from medicine to culinary arts, and he hasn’t looked back since. Born and raised in Southern Italy, he found his true passion for food when he moved to Florence and worked amongst the finest chefs and cuisines in the country. He has since brought decades of expertise and a world-renowned taste to Salvatore’s as the company’s executive consulting chef. 

When: Sep 16, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18 )
Dinner of Hope
Asperger Works invites you to join us in celebration of our potential and those of our clients. Together we will find a way to help adults with Asperger’s Syndrome find and maintain gainful, full-time employment. Your support of this exciting event will allow us to finally provide the services so necessary for a hopeful future for all AS adults. So join us for a wonderful night of magic and comedy, delicious food, speeches, music, and dancing in support of a great cause. Please order your tickets by no later than September 12, 2015. All tickets are $50.00 per person or $85 a couple.

When: Oct 2, 2015 7 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Oct 2015 19 )
Spicket River Cleanup
Our second largest city-wide cleanup next to Earth Day, Comcast Cares Day, the Spicket River Cleanup provides an opportunity for the community to come together and beautify the city along the Spicket River, which crosses Lawrence and Methuen. This is a great time to gather neighbors, family, friends, co-workers from for-profit and not-for-profit organizations, and neighborhood associations to form a group and get the work down while creating and strengthening bonds. We welcome groups and individuals to join!

When: Sep 19, 2015 8 AM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 19 Sep 2015 08 )
Cannoli eating contest
Sign up here to enter. we will be picking names for candidates. So make sure to sign up early and be in our first ever Cannoli Eating Contest.. Prizes to the first three winners Prizes of Gift cards to local Italian restaurants! Sponsored by Tripoli Bakery.Prizes for the winners will be Gift Certificates form the following restaurants: Colosseum Restaurant Orzo Restaurant Trattoria Amalfi Ralphie's Cafe Italiano Saturday at 4PM on the Tripoli Stage See how many cannoli's you can eat in 3 minutes Prizes for the top three finisher Sign up using the following link        Attention we will be drawing the names for the Cannoli contest around 3:30 Sat. afternoon at the Tripoli's stage. Good Luck to all the contenders.

When: Sep 5, 2015 4 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 05 Sep 2015 16 )
Whiskey Tango

When: Oct 24, 2015 9 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Oct 2015 21 )
"Birth to Third" Grantee Meeting Date: September 29, 2015 Early Education and Care (Conference Room) 360 Merrimack Street, Building 9 Lawrence, MA  01843 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.   There will be a non-mandatory networking meeting at Sal's after the meeting. This will give grantees extra time to meet and ask questions and share ideas with each other.   Please RSVP so we can make reservations.  Cost of the lunch is not paid through the grant or EEC.   AGENDA for the day will look at Promising Practices, Sustainability of Birth to Third initiatives and Sharing of Successes and Challenges.   Grant Managers will be asked to bring two other people who have been partnering on the grant.   Grantees will be asked to share for about 5 minutes (no power points)  on their "Birth to Third" grant highlights              

When: Sep 29, 2015 10 AM in Lawrence, Massachusetts (Tue, 29 Sep 2015 10 )
Bread & Roses Heritage Festival
The 31st annual Bread and Roses Heritage Festival is a FREE, open air, celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, Massachusetts on the Campagnone (North) Common in Lawrence, from 12-5PM. It takes place in honor of the most significant event in Lawrence history: the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. Enjoy a day of musical, dance, and theatrical performances from a range of cultures. This is the region's only true Labor Day festival. The day is full of fun, music, dancing, delicious food, helpful resources, and more! PREVIEW OF PERFORMER LIST - Angkor Dance Troupe: Cambodian performance art. - Squeezebox Stompers: 7 man band. Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, and Americana music. - Bread & Puppet Theater: One of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country. - Si Kahn: American activist, singer-songwriter. Folk music. And more to be announced periodically... HAPPENING THIS YEAR - Commemoration Ceremony at the 1912 Textile Workers' Strikers' Monument across from City Hall. - Lawrence History Live: Historians, writers, union representatives, artists and relatives of families linked to strikers present their insights into Lawrence's history in a centrally located tent. Lawrence History Live! Also includes a segment on present-day issues facing Lawrence’s and the nation’s workers. Festival visitors are encouraged to participate and contribute their views in a question-and-answer format. - Beehive Collective: The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. They work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with them through conversations with affected communities. ( - Community Corner: In tradition of the labor and civil rights movements, we are providing a platform, a soap box, open to all, to step up and have a voice. - Workshop Tent: The goal of these workshops are to provide new perspectives and strategies to address the problems that we face every day including; access to resources, social sustainability, economic alternatives, communication methods, education efforts, and more. - Family Activities: Food, walking and trolley tours, Kidz Zone with arts and crafts, story teller, and pony rides. Join us! | | Twitter: @1912BreadRoses

When: Sep 7, 2015 12 PM to Sep 7, 2015 6 PMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Mon, 07 Sep 2015 12 )
Joshua Tree

When: Sep 12, 2015 8 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20 )
The Joshua Tree (A Tribute To U2)
When: Sep 12, 2015 6 PM in Lawrence, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 12 Sep 2015 18 )
Brickman Triathlon

When: Sep 27, 2015 12 AM to Sep 27, 2015 12 AMin Lawrence, Massachusetts (Sun, 27 Sep 2015 00 )

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