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Hangout for moms, climate change art, and all that jazz

Lucas Mason, a second-grader from Winthrop, was this year’s overall winner at UMass Lowell’s Cool Science Contest for his artwork, “Clean Energy.”
Lucas Mason, a second-grader from Winthrop, was this year’s overall winner at UMass Lowell’s Cool Science Contest for his artwork, “Clean Energy.”Tory Wesnofske for UMass Lowell

A space created specifically for moms and their children opened up in Peabody on May 1. A Mom’s Village is a 7,600-square-foot space that includes two fitness centers, child-care rooms, classrooms for children’s enrichment, stroller parking space, a mommy lounge, and a locker room. Class pass and monthly membership options are available. A Mom’s Village is located at Big Y Plaza at 637 Lowell St. Visit www.amomsvillage.com for more information.

A second-grader from Winthrop can see his artwork on the Lowell Regional Transit Authority bus. Lucas Mason, a student at William P. Gorman Fort Banks Elementary School, submitted his entry to the Cool Science Contest and beat out approximately 240 other participants from around the state. The contest asked students to create artwork illustrating the scientific aspects behind climate change. UMass Lowell researchers are studying how art affects public education regarding the environment. Lucas was honored in late April at a ceremony at which his work was displayed in a gallery and on the exterior of a bus parked outside the venue.


Boxford Town Library presents “Too Human,” a free concert featuring music from The Great American Songbook and Beyond, and classic jazz and blues tunes. Keala Kaumeheiwa will be on upright bass. The concert is sponsored by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boxford Cultural Council. The performance is on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at Lincoln Hall, 563 Main St. Call 978-887-7323 for more information.

Dust off your rackets and practice your swing because the annual Manchester Community Center Golf and Tennis Classic tournament tees off Monday, May 20, at 1:30 p.m. Those geared toward golf can head to the Donald Ross course. Golfers also get the chance to win a BMW X1 if they get a hole in one. People who’d rather rally for tennis will be matched up by skill level. Both events take place at the Essex County Club, 153 School St., Manchester-by-the-Sea. The tournament proceeds benefit the Manchester Community Center, which hosts community meetings, youth and holiday programs, and local events year round. Visit www.manchestercommunitycenter.org.


A free Climate Crisis Forum will take place in Salem Thursday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Barbara Warren, executive director of Salem Sound Coastwatch, will moderate a panel with climate change activists and academics. The audience can ask questions and discuss solutions about a plethora of topics, including carbon emissions, rising sea levels, and carbon pollution pricing. The forum is open to the public and will be presented at the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, 401 Bridge St. For more information, contact lwvsalem@gmail.com.

Annika Hom can be reached at annika.hom@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnikaHom.