Here’s a voting season special event. Be reminded of the legacy of civic involvement by the progeny of the founders of democracy in old Greece. “Politics in the Polis: Greek-American Participation in Lowell Elections” is a public program set for Thursday, Oct. 8, 7 pm, in the auditorium, room 222, of O’Leary Library of UMass Lowell. The program is about members of the Greek-American community who were elected to local office and their contributions to the city. A panel of speakers will discuss the history of political activity among the descendents of Greek immigrants and highlight the successful community representation from Eliades to Kouloheras to Tsongas to Samaras. This is free and open to all; refreshments will be served.