Food is an art form — especially in Lowell, where locals know all about its hidden-gem ethnic eateries. Off the Beaten Path Food Tours has discovered foodie delights in the Mill City and presents two tours that bring these tasty treats to visitors. The Downtown Cultural Canalways District Food Tour takes place Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and features local Latin and Mexican specialties, baked goods, burgers, shakes and a Vietnamese coffee demo. The Sunday Mill No. 5 Specialty Food Tour runs 3-5 p.m., and includes pastry samples, milk shakes and sodas, mix your own herbal tea blend and more in the historic mill turned shopping mecca. For info and reservations, visit www.offthebeatenpathfoodtours.com/lowell.
Young at art
It's still not too late to register the budding young artists in your family for summer enrichment classes at Fitchburg Art Museum. The next term, running Aug. 5-9, features classes in clay/sculpting, drawing/painting and nature-based collage/mixed media/sculpture for kids ages 5-8. For those aged 9-12, there are classes in drawing/painting and 3-D art. A one-day youth art workshop on making comics, open to ages 11-14, is Aug. 5. Prices vary, and registration is due by the end of July for all classes. Visit www.fitchburg artmuseum.org/classes-and-workshops.
To the moon!
There's lots going on this summer at the Discovery Museum in Acton. Admission is free every Friday night, 4:30-8 p.m., all summer long. Special drop-in events take place each day and are free with the price of admission. A special celebration takes place Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. "We'll be celebrating this 'giant leap for mankind' by using simple materials to design and build 'landing pods' worthy of a moon landing, blasting off with stomp rockets and more," notes the museum's website calendar. For info, hours and admission, visit www.discoveryacton.org.