ONE: Threads Unbroken Hilos Intactos features various Merrimack Valley artists as they tackle topics of trauma, mental health challenges and the opioid epidemic. The exhibit will be open at the Lawrence Public Library from June 13 to September 13.
TWO: Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa will be performing at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium this Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Young kids will love this YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and New York Times bestselling author.
THREE: “NEO/ECO,” in the Chester Sidell Gallery at Essex Art Center, will be open from June 14 to August 15 and features works from artists Markus Haala, Karin Sanborn and Dianna Vosburg. All three of these artists took environmental, natural and ecological affairs into consideration when creating the works for this exhibit.
FOUR: Mill City Grows will be having their annual Cocktail Party on June 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lowell Masonic Center. In addition to tasty apps and cocktails, the bar will feature a selection of craft brews from Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers.
FIVE: The North Andover Farmers Market will be open every Sunday at 10 a.m. and will feature a variety of fenders, crafts and plenty of fun things to do. Want to know more about upcoming farmers market events? Stay tuned for next Thursday’s Eight Great where we show you some of the best markets in the Merrimack Valley.
SIX: The Allman Betts Band will perform this Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm. Catch this soulful blues-rock show at the Boarding House Park in Lowell.
SEVEN: The Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge is hosting their 5th annual “Let’s Go Outside” event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spend all or part of a day outside at the refuge and try out a variety of fun, healthy activities including archery target shooting, kayaking, surf fishing, nature photography and bird-watching. There will also be a variety of nature-based crafts and activities for younger kids.
EIGHT: Experience the spectacular lantern festival this Saturday, from 7 to 9 p.m. at West Parish Garden Cemetery. Decorate your lantern to send thoughtful messages and enjoy the music, dancers and refreshments.
MVM Special Mentions
Orangetheory Methuen is celebrating its one-year anniversary with an open house on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join your friends and neighbors to learn more about the fastest growing workout sensation in the nation. Tour the studio, meet the coaches and enter to win a 10 pack of classes. The first 20 people who sign up for a free class at the event will receive a free bonus class, no obligation. OrangetheoryFitness.com
And don’t forget …
Join Andover Classic Wines on June 18 for their Rosé Wine Dinner at the Lanam Club in Andover. Guests who attend will be treated to a four-course meal and wine pairings. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit AndoverClassicWines.com or call (978) 470-0500.
Join Emmaus in their Charity Cycling Ride for Shelter that will take place at 6 p.m., on June 14, at Inner Cycle. Amesbury, Mass. | Events.EmmausInc.org
FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH, DINNER AND FUN EVENTS
Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner with the Stones
Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Cobblestones, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moonstones | Dinner from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Cobblestones, 4 to 7 p.m. at Moonstones
Cobblestones of Lowell and moonstones | Lowell and Chelmsford, Mass. | CobblestonesOfLowell.com and Moonstones110.com
Father’s Day Brunch at Burton’s Grill & Bar
Brunch and Dinner from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Burton’s Grill & Bar | North Andover, Mass. | BurtonsGrill.com
Father’s Day BBQ & Bowl at Wamesit Lanes
BBQ Buffet and a free hour of bowling from 12 to 4 p.m.
Wamesit Lanes | Tewksbury, Mass. | WamesitLanes.com
Father’s Day Bluegrass Bash
Local Bluegrass show from 4 to 7 p.m. with beer and BBQ
The Stevens-Coolidge Place | North Andover, Mass. | Facebook.com
Father’s Day at Horseshoe Grille
Horseshoe Grille | North Reading, Mass. | HorseshoeGrille.com
Father’s Day Brunch at Grazie
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Grazie Italian Restaurant | Dracut, Mass. | FourOaksCountryClub.com
… and now through June 16, check out the Father’s Day Sale at Four Oaks Country Club for 20% off all apparel and golf clubs!
MORE FUN & FOOD AROUND THE VALLEY
Fragile Our Precious World
Brush Art Gallery Studio | Lowell, Mass. | TheBrush.org
Megan’s House 5th Annual Golf Tournament and Luncheon
Four Oaks Country Club | Dracut, Mass. | TheMeganHouse.org
Phantom Gourmet Wine & Food Phest
Tuscan Market | Salem, N.H. | AceTickets.com
Boz Scaggs – Out of the Blues Tour
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom | Hampton, N.H. | CasinoBallroom.com
June 29 & 30
Summer Moon Intertribal Pow-Wow
Endicott Park| Danvers, Mass. | MCNAA.com
Looking for even more great things to do this weekend? Check out our event calendar.