The Sun (Lowell)

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EMS week

NASHUA, N.H. — EMS Week takes place May 2127, and the Marriott Residence Inn, at 25 Trafalgar Square, welcomes Nashua’s EMS first responders to breakfast each morning during the week. In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practition­ers and the important work they do in the nation’s communitie­s.

“It’s our pleasure to honor and extend a gracious, warm welcome to Nashua’s American Medical Response EMS Practition­ers,” General Manager Elizabeth Cole said in a statement. “This is an opportunit­y for the leadership and Associates of the Marriott Residence Inn — Nashua, to say thank you, and to honor our local, unsung heroes.”

Open Table grant award

CONCORD — The nonprofit Open Table, a charity dedicated to fighting hunger and building healthy communitie­s, was awarded a $7,000 grant from the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Open Table will use the grant to address food insecurity among senior citizens in its service area.

With 20% of its clients identifyin­g as seniors, Open

Table has long worked in collaborat­ion with local councils on aging and housing authoritie­s to provide groceries and prepared meals to seniors through its fresh-air pantry, mobile pantries and home delivery services.

“Research tells us that the senior population is increasing in our communitie­s and that economic and food insecurity is prevalent in this population,” Executive Director Alexandra Depalo said. “The Greater Lowell Community Foundation grant will help Open Table respond to increasing demands and expand our capacity to serve food insecure seniors.”

Experience Lowell applicatio­ns

LOWELL — During Lowell’s annual Folk Festival, Lowell-based and other area artists are invited to display and sell their work. This year, Art in the Courtyard and Destinatio­n Lowell combine under the name Experience Lowell, and are expanding to a new location in the Enterprise Bank parking lot, at 222 Merrimack St.

Arts and crafts artists engaged in fine arts, pottery, fiber art, jewelry, glasswork, candles, soaps and traditiona­l crafts are welcome to apply, as are books or publicatio­ns illustrate­d by the artist or written by the exhibitor such as poetry, prose, short stories and local author anthologie­s. Locally made, nonperisha­ble prepackage­d culinary items such as bottled hot sauce, honey and other foods are also accepted for considerat­ion.

Applicatio­ns are due Friday, June 16. Juried selection runs June 19-23, and notificati­on to artists is June 28. Booth fees are due by July 12, and the deadline to withdraw is July 14 for the July 28-30 event. To apply, go to For informatio­n, call 978970-1600 ext. 207, or email mosaiclowe­ll@glcfoundat­

Hybrid history book group

CHELMSFORD — The History Book group meets Thursday, May 25, 7-8 p.m., in the Chelmsford Public Library Conference Room, 25 Boston Road. This month’s book is “The Revolution­ary: Samuel Adams,” by Stacy Schiff. There are eight in-person seats and 24 online seats available. To register, go to

If you are new to this group, contact Jeff Hartman at jhartman@chelmsford­ to register. For informatio­n, call 978256-5521 ext. 1115 or email jfitzhanso@chelmsford­

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