In June tall sunflowers lean at noon for tender hallucinations of little infants playing there with wagons.
7:30pm: "To the People," a musical with a theme of freedom and struggle presented by Little Flags Theatre at the Sampas Pavillion on the Merrimack River.
7-11pm: Publication party for "Guide to Kerouac's Lowell" by Brian Foye, at the Pawtucketville Social Club, 123 University Ave.
7:30-10:30pm: "Kerouac: The Lowell Books," a forum with Kerouac biographers and scholars, including Ann Charters, Gerard Nicosia, John Tytell, and Regina Weinreich. Author Robin Moore will from Kerouac's works at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre. $3 donation to Middlesex Shelter.
8-11pm: Poetry reading with Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley and others at Smith-Baker Center, Merrimack St. Donation to the Corporation for the Celebration of Jack Kerouac in Lowell.
9-11am: Kerouac bus tour of Lowell. Leaves from National Park Visitor Center.
9-noon: Kerouac media room with videos, slide shows, audio tapes and films at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Noon-1pm: Folksinger Bob Martin performs at Eastern Canal Park, Bridge and French St.
1-2:30pm: Opening Ceremony for Eastern Canal Park and Jack Kerouac Commemorative with public officials, family, friends and others.
3-7pm: Kerouac media room at Merrimac Repertory Theatre
4-6pm: Reception for Allen Ginsberg. Photography exhibit at Whistler House Museum's Parker Gallery, 243 Worthen St.
5-8pm: Reception for exhibition of Kerouac inspired artworks at A Brush With History Gallery, Market Mills.
8-11pm: "Back to Jack" performance by Toledo Poets, Jack Powers and Friends at Smith Baker Center.
9-11am: Kerouac bus tour of Lowell.
10am-5pm: Media room at Merrimack Repertory Theatre
Noon-2pm: Open stage for poets and musicians at Parker Gallery, Whistler House Museum. Ron Della Chiesa, WGBH, host.
1-3pm: Bicycle tour of Kerouac's Lowell.
2-3:30pm: Lecture on the Kerouac Commemorative by sculpture Ben Woitena at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium
4pm: Concert by Lucie Blue Tremblay at Market Mills Stage, Market St.