Museum of Russian Icons - 203 Union St., Clinton. Introduction to Traditional Zhostovo Painting, Fri., June 7, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Free First Sundays, Sun., July 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Take It to the Curator, Fri., June 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., museum;s curatorial staff will assess icons.

Parish Center for the Arts -- 10 Lincoln St., Westford. Lee Gee's Solo Art Show - Sacred Moments, runs through Sun., June 30;,


Discovery Museum -- 177 Main St., Acton (programs are free with admission unless noted). Velocity Engineering Lab, through June 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dress Your Stuffed Pet, Thur., June 6, 10-11 a.m. Music and Movement with Miss Bernadette, Fri., June 7, 9:30-10 a.m. Forest Fridays, Fri., June 7, 10-10:45 a.m. First Friday Nights Free, Fri., June 7, 4:30-8 p.m. Fire-Making with Primitim, Sat., June 8, 1-3 p.m. Tinker Studio: Open Studio, Tues., June 11, 10-11 a.m. Make a Mess: Paint Prints, Thur., June 13, 10-11 a.m. Take Aparts, Thur., June 13, 2-4:30 p.m.


Jack Kerouac Park - 75 Bridge St., Lowell. Kids Summer BookFest, Tues., June 11, 3-6 p.m., kicks off summer literacy, free books, face-painting, arts and crafts, performances, interactive activities; email or visit


Greater Lowell Retired Police Officers Association -- Charlie's Pub, 14 Cabot St., Lowell, luncheon second Tuesday of the month (June 11), noon; seeking new members; 978-866-7920, 978-957-5760.


Chelmsford Center for the Arts -- 1 North Road. Humor for Humanity, with Jimmy Tingle, Sat., June 15, 8-10 p.m., fundraiser for the Chelmsford Center for the Arts.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. Night of Comedy, featuring Kelly MacFarland, Chris Pennie and Nick Lavallee, Fri., June 7, 8 p.m., $18. Paula Poundstone, Thur., June 13, 8 p.m., $45-$50.

Films, Books, Lectures

Fort Devens Museum -- 94 Jackson Road, Devens. Vietnam Living History, Sat., June 15, veterans panel at 11 a.m., followed by Vietnam War helicopter pilot Allen King sharing his experiences, 1 p.m., re-enactments on field 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; suggested donation $5, $10 family.

Lowell National Historical Park -- 246 Market St. Travelogue: Twisted Strands - Slavery & Abolition at Two National Parks, Tues., Jun 11, 6:30-8 p.m., presented by Park Ranger Anna Christie of Longfellow House - Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site.

Luna Theater -- Mill No. 5, 250 Jackson St., Lowell. Weirdo Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Rafiki, drama, Sat., June 8, 5:05 p.m. Okko's Inn, animated, Fri., June 7, 7:35 p.m., Sat., June 8, 8:05 p.m. Magical Mystery Movie, Sat., June 8, 11:05 a.m., Sun., June 9, 11:05 a.m. The Biggest Little Farm, drama, Sat., June 8, 2:05 p.m., Tues., Jan. 11, 7:35 p.m. Jaws, horror, Sun., June 9, 2:05 p.m., 5:05 p.m., 8:05 p.m.


Animal Rescue Network of New England - 12th Annual Putts Fore Mutts, Mon., June 10, at Windham Country Club;,, 603-233-4801.

Girls Inc. -- 26th Annual Celebration of Today's Woman Gala to Honor Lura Smith, Thur., June 6, 6 p.m., at UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St.; $100, benefits Girls Inc.;

Merrimack Valley Dood Bank - Dining for a Cause, Wed., June 12, 4-10 p.m., at Seoul Kitchen, 142 Littleton Road, Westford, proceeds benefit MVFB programs, including Chelmsford Food Pantry, Table of Plenty Meal Program and Westford Community Food Pantry;,

Nashoba Valley Technical High School -- 6th Annual Alumni Golf Tournament, Sat., July 27, 1 p.m., Townsend Ridge Golf Course, 40 Scales Lane, Townsend; $150, includes 18 holes, cart, dinner and contests;; email

Health & Wellness

Lowell Health Department - 341 Pine St., Unwanted Medication and Sharps Disposal Day, Tues., June 11, 2-6 p.m., call 978-674-4304 or visit or.


Chelmsford Public Library -- 25 Boston Road. The Human Library: Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover, Sat., June 8, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., volunteers share stories of their life experiences. Safer Schools and Communities with Greater Boston PFLAG, Mon., June 10, 6-7:30 p.m., with Sam Thomasson-Bless, Boston PFLAG program manager. Let's Talk: Gender Identity with Keith West, Tues., June 11, 7-8:30 p.m. Irish Above All: Author Talk with Mary Pat Kelly, Thur., June 13, 7-8:30 p.m.

Nashua Public Library -- 2 Court St., Nashua, N.H., 603-589-4610, www.nashua Galileo Galilei, the Starry Messenger, Tues., July 9, 7 p.m., with actor Michael Francis.

Parker Memorial Library -- 28 Arlington St., Dracut. Edible Wild Plants Walk, Sat., June 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon, with naturalist John Root; supported by Dracut Cultural Council.

Pollard Memorial Library -- 401 Merrimack St., Lowell. Non-Fiction Book Club, Thur., June 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., "New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America" by Wendy Warren. Writers' Club, Fri., June 7, 3-4 p.m., grades 7-12.

Tewksbury Public Library -- 300 Chandler St.; 978-640-4490, ext. 205, What an AAA Do for Me?, Thur., June 6, 7-8 p.m. New England Electric Auto Association's Car Display, Sat., June 8, 1-4 p.m. Tewksbury Job Seekers Network: How to Power Network, Mon., June 10, 2-4 p.m. How to Eat Healthy for Seniors, Tues., June 11, 7-8 p.m. Golf Injury Prevention 101, Wed., June 12, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Avanced Retirement Planning Strategies, Thur., June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Live Music

Blue Ocean Music Hall -- 4 Ocean Front, Salisbury. Carbon Leaf, Americana, Sat., June 8, $25. Brad Delp Foun-dation's 10th Annual Bash, Sun., June 9, 7 p.m., $25.

Bull Run -- 215 Great Road, Shirley. John Sebastian with Paul Rishell and Annie Raines, classic pop, Fri., June 7, 8 p.m., $45. James Hunter Six, R&B/soul, Thur., June 13, 8 p.m., $36.

Hampton Beach Casino -- 169 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, N.H. Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms, rock, Sat., June 8, $50. Robert Cray Band and Mark Cohn with Blind Boys of Alabama and Shemekia Copeland, blues, Sun., June 9, $27-$67.

Lowell Memorial Auditorium -- 50 East Merrimack St. Nickelodeon's JoJo Siwa, Sun., June 16, 6:30 p.m., $49.50-$69.50.

Parish Center for the Arts -- 10 Lincoln St., Westford. An Evening of Indian Ragas on Sarod, Sat., June 15, 8-10 p.m.;

Riverwalk -- 35 Railroad Square, Nashua, N.H. Hymn for Her, Americana, Thur., June 6, 8 p.m., $7/$10. Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, steel drum, Fri., June 7, $12/$15. Darla, instrumental rock, Sat., June 8, $8/$12.

Tupelo Music Hall -- 10 A St., Derry, N.H. Popa Chubby, blues, Sun., June 9, 7 p.m., $30.

Zorba Music Hall -- 437 Market St., Lowell. Booty Vortex, Sat., June 8, 7 p.m., $20. Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials, Thur., June 13, 6 p.m., free.