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Learning that small passenger ships were again sailing the Great Lakes from Toronto to Chicago was, for me, akin to discovering a new American coastline had been found. "Last year, there were 30 voyages through the Great Lakes carrying 6,000 passengers, and that is expected to double in 2019," says Heidi Allison, president of CruiseComplete.   Read More >>
 
Not Provided / Lowell Sun
East Somerville Main Streets and the Arlington International Film Festival are teaming up to bring you a Free International Movie Night on Friday, 7 p.m.   Read More >>
 
Friday, August 9Puzzling Drop-in Day: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Children, ages 6-up, and their families can drop by to work on this challenging puzzle. 978-534-7522. Lunch Date at Sterling Ice Cream Bar: Noon; 167 Clinton Road Sterling.   Read More >>
 
Just over a century and a half ago, New Hampshire resident Sylvester Marsh approached the New Hampshire state Legislature for permission to build his dream: a steam engine that climbed to the peak of Mount Washington.   Read More >>
 
Walk and learn1. Lowell National Historic Park hosts three Wellness on the Walkways walks this weekend. (Free) The first is the Acre Community Ranger Walk, Friday, 10-11:15 a.m., starting at Pollard Memorial Library, 401 Merrimack St.   Read More >>
 
Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. Mud Morganfield, blues, Thur., Aug. 1, $25. Richard Shindell, singer-songwriter, Fri., Aug. 2, 8 p.m., $26. Nick Moss Band with Dennis Gruenling, blues, Sat., Aug. 3, 8 p.   Read More >>
 
Art/ExhibitsChelmsford Center for the Arts - 1 North Road. Get Yourself Painting, Mondays, Aug. 5,12,19,26, 7-9 p.m., $125 for all four sessions; www.chelmsfordarts.org. Fitchburg Art Museum - 25 Merriam Parkway.   Read More >>
 
Thursday, August 1Rocket Wind Spinners: 10 a.m.; Leominster Public Library, 30 West St. Enjoy "Dinosaur Rocket" and "Tiny Rocket Rocket" and make a rocket wind spinner; ages 3-8. To register, call 978-534-7522.   Read More >>
 
NASA / getty images
DISCOVERY MUSEUM 177 MAIN ST., ACTON 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing Saturday, 11 a. m.- 2 p. m.: Use simple materials to design and build “ landing pods” worthy of a moon landing, blasting off with stomp rockets, and more.   Read More >>
 
NASA / Hulton Archive
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Commander Neil Armstrong made that profound observation as he and lunar-module pilot Buzz Aldrin made history as the first two men to set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969.   Read More >>
 
 

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