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Sunday, June 17
French Mass honoring all Franco-American Veterans and the Franco-American Community, St. Mary Magdalen Church, 95 Lakeview Ave., Tyngsboro, MA at 11:00 am. After Mass a Free Pancake Brunch will be served in the church hall. The Franco-American of the year 2018 will be announced. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Monday, June 18
Spaghetti Supper at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall 4:30 pm. to 6:30 pm. Seniors $ 8.00, Adults $ 9.00, Children under 12 $ 4.00, Family $ 30.00 Basket raffles will also take place during the evening.
Tuesday, June 19
French-Canadian documentary film “Un Rêve Américain,” at the Lowell National Historical Park Visitors Center, 246 Market St., Lowell, MA at 6:30 pm. Musician Damien Robitaille traces the history of French Canadians in the U.S. as he travels coast to coast, encountering stunning scenery, unique family narratives, and engaging personalities along the way. The film lasts 92 minutes and features English subtitles wherever French is spoken. Admission is free and open to the public. On-street parking is free after 6:00 pm., with limited parking available in the Visitors Center parking lot on Dutton Street.
Wednesday, June 20
Paint Along with French Canadian Artist Claire Gagnon at Ste. Marguerite d’Youville Church Hall, 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The cost is $ 20.00 but you must pre-register by contacting Claire Gagnon 1- 617-901-3873 or $ 25.00 if you register at the door. LIMIT OF 20 PEOPLE. All supplies will be provided.
Thursday, June 21
Ham and Bean Supper sponsored by the Franco-American Day Committee, Inc. at St. Mary Magdalen Parish Hall, 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Seniors $ 8.00, Adults $ 9.00, Children under 12 $ 4.00, Family $ 30.00.
Friday, June 22
Family Bingo Night in French at St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish, (St. Thérèse Hall) 1340 Lakeview Ave., Dracut, MA 6:30 to 8:30 pm. 1 card $ 2.00 and 3 cards $ 5.00. The public is invited.
Saturday, June 23
La Famille LeBlanc from Livermore, Maine will present music that the Franco-Americans love. Soirée Franco-Américaine at the Lowell Senior Center, 276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA. 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Admission is free and the public is invited. Two raffles will be held that night. The Cash Raffle 1st prize $ 500.00, 2nd prize $ 250.00, 3rd prize $ 100.00. 1 ticket $ 1.00 or 6 for $ 5.00. The Lottery Raffle, over 30 lottery tickets (one winner) 1 ticket $ 2.00 or 6 tickets for $ 10.00.
Sunday, June 24
Flag raising ceremony at Lowell City Hall, Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA at 10:00 am. An open air reception will follow. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be held in the mayor’s reception hall. There is no charge and the public is invited.
Vespers Service at St. Joseph’s Cemetery Chapel, 96 Riverneck Rd. Chelmsford, MA at 4:00 pm for the feast of St. John the Baptist followed by a special honoring of Fr. Andre Garin OMI with a grave site memorial service in thanksgiving for the founding of St. Joseph’s Shrine, Immaculate Conception Parish, Lowell and St. Andrew Parish, No. Billerica in 1868. There is no charge and the public is invited.