Community Events

  • Pops 2017: OL’MA
N RIVER, The Concord Orchestra

      Friday & Saturday May 19 & 20, 2017 at 8 PM


      Sunday May 21, 2017 at 2 PM

       

      POPS 2017: Ol' Man River
      Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden
      Featuring Jeffrey Korn, vocals
      Table seating and refreshments
      www.concordorchestra.com

    • Flower Arranging Demonstration

         

        Enjoy a flower arranging demonstration by local floral designer Marta Taylor. Learn how she makes her breathtaking bouquets and arrangements seen frequently at Museum exhibition openings and events. Two lucky attendees will take home an arrangement! 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. $20 Concord Museum Members; $25 for non-members, museum admission is included. Call 978-369-9763, ext. 216 for a reservation.

      • Concord Women’s Chorus Spring Concert

          "From Walden to Loch Lomond”

          Jane Ring Frank, Artistic Director

          Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm Street

        • Mother’s Day Bunch

            Verrill Farm

            11 Wheeler Road

            10:00 am - 1:00 pm

            Concord's Colonial Inn

            48 Monument Square

          • J. Courtney Sullivan presents “Saints for All Occasions”

              Concord Bookstore

              65 Main Street

            • 
”Nourished by Nature”- Etchings/mixed media works by new artist Victoria Elbroch

                Artist reception 12:00 - 4:00 pm. Light refreshments

                Artisans Way, 18 Walden Street

              • Asparagus Field Trip & Lunch

                  Verrill Farm

                  11 Wheeler Road

                • Vocal Revolution chorus (Concord Chapter of BHS)

                    Carey Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

                  • Concord Jazz Festival

                      A FREE jazz festival open to the public, led by the
                      Concord Visitor’s Center and Town Recreation Department, featuring four 20-piece big-bands and more on two stages!
                      58 Main Street in Downtown Concord, by the Visitor’s Center

                    • Improve Your Business Performance

                        Lunch will be provided.

                        Where: 521 Virginia Road, Building 1, Concord MA 01742

                         

                        Host: Chamber Member, Karen Carlson, Bay Path University Campus Director

                        If you are interested in reducing your business costs, improving customer/client satisfaction and measuring results, please attend this Lunch & Learn Workshop at Bay Path University. The information in this workshop can apply to all types of businesses:  small business, retail, service, nonprofit, education, government, and manufacturing.

                        This is a free workshop however please RSVP: 413-565-6850 or Kcarlson@baypath.edu

                         

                      • Emerson Hospital 5K Run~Walk for Cancer

                          Where: Thoreau Outdoor Center, Concord

                          Phone: 978-287-8765

                          Web: www.emersonhospital.org/5k

                          This is the event’s 17th year and draws more than 600 participants annually. It is a family friendly event, with food, music, games, crafts, swimming and more – in addition to the walk and chip-timed run. Funds raised support cancer patients at Emerson Hospital.

                        • Artists’ Garden featuring New England made jewelry, handcrafts, and gifts

                            noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts

                            135 Commonwealth Avenue

                          • 
 M. Graham Oil Paint Demonstration

                              Albright Art, 32 Main Street downstairs

                            • Josh Funk presents ” The Case of the Stinky Stench” and Melissa Stewart presents “Can an Aardvark Bark?”

                                Concord Bookstore

                                65 Main Street

                              • Painting the Italian Garden

                                  Codman Estate Italian Garden, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass 01773

                                  Join artist Dustin Neece, a classically trained impressionist painter, for four sessions of “en plein air” painting in the inspired setting of the Codman Estate Italian Garden at the height of its June blooming season. Learn how to capture shifting light and shadow, how to mix colors for quality and energy, and how to compose a landscape. This class is suitable for adult students from beginners to advanced.

                                  Rain dates….TBD. A suggested material list will be sent with registration confirmation.

                                  Dustin Neece is a classically trained artist. He studied with Hopkinton based impressionist painter Jaime Alfonso and traveled to London to study with the renowned figurative painter Israel Zohar (the official portrait artist of Princess Diana.)   Dustin continued his study at Rhode Island School of Design.

                                  $140.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

                                  Registration is required. Call 617-994-6690 for more information or register online at www.historicnewengland.org

                                • Painting the Italian Garden

                                    Codman Estate Italian Garden, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass 01773

                                    Join artist Dustin Neece, a classically trained impressionist painter, for four sessions of “en plein air” painting in the inspired setting of the Codman Estate Italian Garden at the height of its June blooming season. Learn how to capture shifting light and shadow, how to mix colors for quality and energy, and how to compose a landscape. This class is suitable for adult students from beginners to advanced.

                                    Rain dates….TBD. A suggested material list will be sent with registration confirmation.

                                    Dustin Neece is a classically trained artist. He studied with Hopkinton based impressionist painter Jaime Alfonso and traveled to London to study with the renowned figurative painter Israel Zohar (the official portrait artist of Princess Diana.)   Dustin continued his study at Rhode Island School of Design.

                                    $140.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

                                    Registration is required. Call 617-994-6690 for more information or register online at www.historicnewengland.org

                                  • Father’s Day Weekend, Farm Tours

                                      Verrill Farm

                                      11 Wheeler Road

                                    • Father’s Day Beer Talk and Tasting

                                         

                                        Bring Dad to the Concord Museum for an exploration of the history of beer with material culture historian George Schwartz. Then take the short walk or drive to Wright Tavern in Concord Center for a beer tasting hosted by Rapscallion Brewery of Acton. Perfect for any history-buff dad! Registration required, included with museum admission, members free. Call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                      • Painting the Italian Garden

                                          Codman Estate Italian Garden, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass 01773

                                          Join artist Dustin Neece, a classically trained impressionist painter, for four sessions of “en plein air” painting in the inspired setting of the Codman Estate Italian Garden at the height of its June blooming season. Learn how to capture shifting light and shadow, how to mix colors for quality and energy, and how to compose a landscape. This class is suitable for adult students from beginners to advanced.

                                          Rain dates….TBD. A suggested material list will be sent with registration confirmation.

                                          Dustin Neece is a classically trained artist. He studied with Hopkinton based impressionist painter Jaime Alfonso and traveled to London to study with the renowned figurative painter Israel Zohar (the official portrait artist of Princess Diana.)   Dustin continued his study at Rhode Island School of Design.

                                          $140.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

                                          Registration is required. Call 617-994-6690 for more information or register online at www.historicnewengland.org

                                        • June-teenth Gallery Talk

                                            June 19, 1865, known as Juneteenth, is the date slavery officially ended in the United States. Though slavery ended in Massachusetts in 1783, its legacies are still felt today. Join us on this Juneteenth to learn about slavery, emancipation, and the Civil War’s effects on Concord.

                                             

                                          • Painting the Italian Garden

                                              Codman Estate Italian Garden, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass 01773

                                              Join artist Dustin Neece, a classically trained impressionist painter, for four sessions of “en plein air” painting in the inspired setting of the Codman Estate Italian Garden at the height of its June blooming season. Learn how to capture shifting light and shadow, how to mix colors for quality and energy, and how to compose a landscape. This class is suitable for adult students from beginners to advanced.

                                              Rain dates….TBD. A suggested material list will be sent with registration confirmation.

                                              Dustin Neece is a classically trained artist. He studied with Hopkinton based impressionist painter Jaime Alfonso and traveled to London to study with the renowned figurative painter Israel Zohar (the official portrait artist of Princess Diana.)   Dustin continued his study at Rhode Island School of Design.

                                              $140.00 for members, $180.00 for non-members.

                                              Registration is required. Call 617-994-6690 for more information or register online at www.historicnewengland.org

                                            • Walden: Four Views Gallery talk by Abelardo Morell

                                                 

                                                At this special event, Abelardo Morell will provide a gallery talk for a limited audience, followed by a reception in the Museum’s Brooke Hall.

                                                Members $40; Non-members $55. Space is extremely limited; Reserve online or by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                              • 
 KIDS’ CRAFT DAY: School’s Out!

                                                  Albright Art

                                                  32 Main Street downstairs

                                                • Camera Obscura Workshop with Abelardo Morell

                                                    June 24, 2017, 2:00-3:30 p.m.

                                                    In this workshop, Abelardo Morell will demonstrate his camera obscura technique to the audience.

                                                    Concord Museum Members $10/$5 child; Non-members $15/$7 child; ticket price includes admission to the Concord Museum, including Walden: Four Views. Space is limited; Reserve online or by phone at 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                  • Celebrate Thoreau’s Walk to Wachusett at the Thoreau Birth House

                                                      The 8th Annual Massachusetts Walking Tour will hold its community concert at Thoreau Farm, from 6-8pm, on Tuesday, June 27.

                                                      The program will feature local musicians, speakers, artists, and a performance by the 2017 Mass. Walking Tour troupe to complete the evening.

                                                      Contact mark@masswalkingtour.org for more information.

                                                       

                                                    • Outdoor Movie Night: Little Women

                                                        Join the Concord Museum and Orchard House for a celebration of Louisa May Alcott and the 1994 film adaptation of her famous novel Little Women. Bring the whole family for an outdoor movie under the stars on the Museum lawn. Movie begins at 8:15 p.m. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating.

                                                      • Thoreauly Antiques – Henry Thoreau’s Birthday Party

                                                          Celebrate Thoreau's 200 Birthday at Thoreauly Antiques 25 Walden Street, Concord.

                                                           

                                                          For additional details please see the attached brochure.

                                                           

                                                          Thoreauly Mailer

                                                        • Celebrate Henry’s Birthda, at Thoreau Farm

                                                            You’re invited to help us celebrate Henry’s 200th birth year on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau! Free admission and guided tours all day. Prizes for children, until we run out.  At 4pm-5:30pm, we’ll have birthday cake, light refreshments, speeches, and surprises. Save the date. Sponsored by Thoreau Society and Thoreau Farm.  Email margaretcb@thoreaufarm.org for more information.

                                                            Thoreau Farm: Birthplace of Henry David Thoreau is located at 341 Virginia Road, Concord, MA   01742.

                                                          • Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push Concert On the Library Lawn

                                                              Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push will give a concert on the front lawn of the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord on Wednesday, July 12 at 7 pm.  The performance of the trademarked style of Polish music coined “Push” will get everyone up and dancing.  Everyone is invited to attend the free concert sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  The rain location for the concert is the Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow Street.  Bring a picnic supper, bug spray and a chair and enjoy the concert!  For more information about this or any Library event, visit the Library’s website at www.concordlibrary.org.

                                                            • NOURISH: A celebration of local food and art

                                                                Inspired by over 3,000 people who attended the BIG Tiny House Festival presented by Miranda’s Hearth last summer, The Umbrella Community Arts Center is hosting their second summer arts festival from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on July 15, 2017. This year, The Umbrella is collaborating with The Greater Boston Food Bank to host NOURISH: A celebration of local food and art. As an art-filled building in a farm-filled town, The Umbrella is creating a space to celebrate how both art and food build community.

                                                                This day-long, family-friendly festival will highlight local farmers, artists, restaurants, food and art based initiatives. Throughout the day, attendees will be invited to engage directly with local farmers, food producers, and artists in order to learn their stories and raise awareness about food and art in the vibrant Concord community.

                                                                The Greater Boston Food Bank, which supports Concord Open Table in addition to several other local food pantries, will coordinate activities for kids that spread awareness about healthy food and initiatives to end hunger. There will be music, tasting, art activities, and more. Mark your calendars now! Tickets for the festival are $5 for individuals or $10 for a family. All proceeds go towards The Greater Boston Food Bank and The Umbrella Community Arts Center.

                                                                Share your work at NOURISH: A celebration of local food and art at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA on July 15, 2017 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm.


                                                                40 Stow Street, Concord

                                                              • Concord Conservatory of Music Acton Open House on August 23rd

                                                                  On Wednesday, August 23rd from 4 – 7 pm, bring your family to The Concord Conservatory’s Acton Open House held at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 435 Central Street, Acton. One of the most popular features of the Open House is the instrument petting zoo. Whether you are 4 or 94, the petting zoo enables you to explore a variety of instruments in a hands-on way. CCM faculty will demonstrate how to hold, play, and experience these various instruments.

                                                                  Attend the Open House and enter the raffle to win a free semester of group classes at CCM for the 2017 fall semester!

                                                                  For additional information, click on the link below:

                                                                   CCM Acton Open House

                                                                • Food, Farm & Garden Fair




                                                                    Information is available at the Food Farm & Garden see https://www.facebook.com/ccfoodcollaborative/





                                                                    Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 
                                                                    The 12th Annual Ag Day Farmers Market in Concord Center showcases the bounty of Concord’s farm business. In addition to local produce, there will be eggs, flowers and more; horticulture & culinary demonstrations; activities for kids;  and exhibits by non-profits committed to a sustainable food system.
                                                                    Home Kitchen Garden Tours, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
                                                                    Three Concord families open their home gardens.  Free tickets at Garden Club of Concord table at Ag Day market.






                                                                    Sunday, September 10, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
                                                                    Farm Tours.  Meet several Concord farmers and take a look behind their farm stands. Barrett’s Mill Farm, Hutchins Farm and Verrill Farm are among those offering tours.  Information is available at the Food Farm & Garden web site.



                                                                  • 35th Annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

                                                                      Codman Estate
                                                                      34 Codman Road
                                                                      Lincoln, MA
                                                                      617.994.5914

                                                                      Historic New England.org

                                                                      Events include:

                                                                      • Live music

                                                                      • Over 100 juried artisans

                                                                      • Museum tours

                                                                      • Food vendors


                                                                      $5, free to Historic New England members and children under 12.

                                                                      Rain or shine

                                                                    • Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) Open House

                                                                        On Saturday, September 9th from 1 – 3 pm bring your family to the Concord Conservatory of Music Open House. One of the most popular features of the Open House is the instrument petting zoo. Whether you are 4 or 94, the petting zoo enables you to explore a variety of instruments in a hands-on way. CCM faculty will demonstrate how to hold, play, and experience these various instruments. Attend the Open House and enter the raffle for a chance to win a free CCM Group Class for the 2017 fall semester!

                                                                        In addition to private lessons, you can also explore the wide variety of group classes that are available for both kids and adults. Register for a group class at the Open House and receive a 10% discount.

                                                                        For additional information, click on the link below:

                                                                        CCM Open House on September 9

                                                                      • BE THOREAU: NEIGHBOR A Community Forum on Being a Neighbor – Concord Museum

                                                                          Join in the conversation! On Saturday, September 9, 3:00pm – 5:00pm at the Wright Tavern there will be a community forum on being a neighbor in Concord. The event, which is part of a series of programs titled BE THOREAU, is free and refreshments will be served.

                                                                          Representatives from the Concord Museum, the Emerson House, The Old Manse, Robbins House, and Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House will speak to what it meant to be a neighbor in Thoreau’s time and how people from the past can help us understand issues of the present. Audience members are invited to discuss their ideas about how historical sites can better address contemporary issues that affect the local, national, and global communities.

                                                                          The Concord Museum is presenting the BE THOREAU public program series in conjunction with This Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal exhibition which opens on September 29, 2017 and runs through January 21, 2018. The BE THOREAU program series focuses on seven topics from the This Ever New Self exhibition and “what it means today” to be students, readers, neighbors, observers, workers, thinkers, and writers. Visit www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 x216 for more information.

                                                                           

                                                                        • Corn Picking with Steve – Verrill Farm




                                                                            September 10, 6:00 am                                      
                                                                            Corn Picking with Steve - FREE
                                                                            Tour leaves farm stand at 6:00 am sharp & lasts 1 - 1.5 hrs                               
                                                                            On this early morning trip to the corn field, Steve Verrill talks about the farm's flavor-packed selection of corn varieties along with other agricultural considerations when growing this crop. Hands-on corn picking experience with Steve & Verrill Farm crew follows. PYO - maximum one dozen ears per family.


                                                                          • Farm Day and Apple Pie Contest – Verrill Farm




                                                                              September 10, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
                                                                              Farm Day and Apple Pie Contest
                                                                              A late summer day featuring BBQ, activities and an opportunity to visit with 4H’ers and their animals.   4H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, is a program of the Cooperative Extension system of land-grant universities.  4H introduces agriculture to a new generation in whose hands lies the future of farming in Concord and communities across the country!                                                                                      


                                                                              Traditional BBQ from the farm stand smoker                                                         • Choices include pulled pork, ribs and chicken plus cole slaw, beans and Verrill Farm’s famous sweet corn on the cob!
                                                                              Free entertainment
                                                                              • Farm Tours
                                                                              • Visit with 4H’ers & their animals
                                                                              • Live music by Boston Road Bluegrass
                                                                              • Lil Folk Farm Petting Zoo
                                                                              Activities - there is a small fee for these
                                                                              • Hay rides & Giddy Up Pony rides

                                                                              Apple Pie Contest -  FREE ENTRY
                                                                              Single crust, double crust, lattice or crumb topping.  Macs, heirlooms or a mix.  Apple Pie is a classic American dessert with many variations and judges love to see (and taste!) them all, so bake your favorite and see how it measures up!  Winner takes home a prize and bragging rites!
                                                                              11:00 am - 1:00 pm -  enter your best Apple Pie (name & phone number attached)
                                                                              1:30 pm -  judging & winner announced


                                                                            • Community Harvest Celebration – Gaining Ground

                                                                                Music, Lunch, Cider Making, etc

                                                                                Gaining Ground
                                                                                341 Virginia Road
                                                                                Concord, MA

                                                                              • Honoring Henry David Thoreau







                                                                                  Surveyor’s Historical Society Event Honoring Land Surveyor Henry David Thoreau on Thursday, September 14th at 4:30PM

                                                                                  The Town of Concord Public Works Department and Cemetery Committee are pleased to welcome members of the Surveyors Historical Society to the historic Town of Concord and to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. This is the 21st annual “Rendezvous” national conference and the first time it has ever been held in New England. Included in the three day event is a special ceremony honoring Land Surveyor Henry David Thoreau which will include dedicating a “Final Point” marker near his grave in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The “Final Point” marker will be permanently installed and will include the geodetic coordinates of Thoreau’s final resting place etched on the surface.

                                                                                  The ceremony will take place at 4:30 PM on Thursday, September 14, 2017, near Thoreau’s grave in the Authors’ Ridge area of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. All are welcome.






                                                                                • Concord Conservatory of Music Presents New Courses in American Roots

                                                                                    Beginning this September, CCM is introducing new offerings in American Roots music for both young players and the young at heart. Courses will be tracked for those who are completely new to the instruments or new to the style, and for adults with Bluegrass and Old-Time experience who are looking for a local jam.  All are invited to learn more at the American Roots Open House, kicking off the program with an information session, music by the faculty and a jam session on Thursday, September 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM at CCM.

                                                                                    For additional information, click on the link below:

                                                                                    CCM American Roots Program & Open House

                                                                                  • First Art Opening for 2017 Fall season at ArtScape in the Bradford Mill

                                                                                      The first art opening of the 2017 fall season at ArtScape at the Bradford Mill will be Friday Sept 15 5-8pm. The artist is Patricia Streilein, photographer and owner of 9 Acre Studios (www.9acrestudios.com). This is Patricia’s first solo show and the opening night reception is open to the public.  The gallery address is 43 Bradford Street, West Concord, MA.


                                                                                    • Witnesses to Revolution: Battle Road Open House at Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                        CONCORD, LINCOLN, LEXINGTON, MA.  On Saturday, September 16th, Minute Man National Historical Park  highlights multiple living history programs in the restored historic homes that were witnesses to the events along the Battle Road on April 19, 1775.  Check out what we have for you:

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Whittemore House (Lexington) – Multiple programs throughout the day:

                                                                                        • “Hands-on 1775: Kids of all ages try on colonial clothing, select ingredients for a meal, and organize your day!

                                                                                        • The British Redcoat”:  A British soldier will be there throughout the day describing the experiences of being far from home and now in a battle in 1775. Talks and musket firing at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, and 4:00 pm.

                                                                                        • “Battle Site Exploration: Parker’s Revenge”:  Explore the site where Captain John Parker and the Lexington militia fourth the British for the second time that day.  3:30 p.m.


                                                                                         

                                                                                        Captain Smith House (Lincoln) - The Lincoln Minute Men will demonstrate colonial clothing, good and music..  Open 10 am – 4 pm.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Hartwell Tavern (Lincoln) - The home of Ephraim and Elizabeth Hartwell was a prosperous farm and tavern in 1775. Enjoy multiple programs throughout the day:

                                                                                        • See demonstrations of different trades that were part of life in 1775, including gunsmithing, wood working, tailoring, and spinning.

                                                                                        • "Muster with the Minute Men!"  Discover what it meant to be a minute man in 1775. Participate in a militia muster and be challenged to master REAL battle formations from 1775. The program includes a musket firing demonstration. 10:151:15, 3:15, and 4:15


                                                                                        "Battle Site Exploration Bloody Angle":  Explore one of the key battle sites of April 19, 1775 with a park ranger.  2:15 p.m

                                                                                        The Wayside: Home of Authors (Concord) -     Wander through the house lived in by the Alcotts, the Hawthornes, and the Lothrops.  You may meet the teenagers who grew up here:  the young Louisa May Alcott in the 1840s, Hawthorne’s daughter Rose in the 1860s, and Margaret Lothrop in 1904. Author Harriett Lothrop will be on hand to talk about her books.  Free.

                                                                                        Join us from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Start your visit by picking up a park map,a schedule, and Junior Ranger programs at Minute Man Visitor Center on Route 2A near the I-95 interchange in Lexington , or at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty Street in Concord.  Walk, drive, or ride your bike from house to house.  All events are free and open to the public.

                                                                                        To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park during this centennial year of the National Park Service, including the Junior Ranger program, The Wayside, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Minute Man Visitor Center at, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit www.nps.gov/mima.

                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – Casanova’s Secret Wife


                                                                                          • Sunday, September 17 at 3pm

                                                                                          • Barbara Lynn-Davis ("Casanova's Secret Wife") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord


                                                                                           

                                                                                        • Concord Bookshop – A Catalog of Birds


                                                                                            • Thursday, September 21 at 7pm

                                                                                            • Laura Harrington ("A Catalog of Birds") reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord


                                                                                             

                                                                                          • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

                                                                                              PYO Pumpkins: end of September - end of October
                                                                                              Take your pick! The PYO fields will be full of choices for decorating and carving on weekends September 23 - October 299 am - 3 pm.  No time to PYO?  The stand will have a selection of pumpkins including the classic Jack-o-lantern and others - large and small, squat and tall!

                                                                                               

                                                                                              11 Wheeler Street
                                                                                              Concord, MA

                                                                                            • Warlike Preparations

                                                                                                 

                                                                                                In late 1774 and 1775, Col. James Barrett of Concord was responsible for all the military supplies deposited in the town by the Massachusetts Provincial Congress. Visit the Barrett House and learn about the military preparations that helped launch the colonies into the Revolutionary War.

                                                                                                Location: James Barrett House, 448 Barrett’s Mill Road, Concord, MA

                                                                                                Time: Saturday, September 23rd 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                              • Exotic Scarves – Artisans Way


















                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  Saturday,

                                                                                                  September 23rd

                                                                                                  Join us from 10-4 for

                                                                                                  a trunk show with

                                                                                                  Pam Kubbins of Pam's Pashminas and Exotic Scarves!



                                                                                                  Pam's scarves are made from  many luxurious materials including silk, cashmere, linen, and wool, in a dazzling collection of patterns

                                                                                                  and colors!




                                                                                                • Playtime Theater

                                                                                                     



                                                                                                     



                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     






























                                                                                                    Spend Saturday mornings with Concord Youth Theatre’s PLAYTIME THEATER - a delightfully interactive theater experience! CYT actors will inspire you with new and improved versions of familiar children’s stories, complete with a sing-a-long! Outgoing audience members may even join the actors on stage to tell a joke or share a special talent. And everyone gets a prize at the end!! So put on your performing hats and come play with us!! All performances at CYT - 358 Baker Ave., Concord. All shows at 10:30am. $5/person, cash or check only - no advance sales. Suggested audience ages 2-9. 





                                                                                                  • 51 Walden Event

                                                                                                      September 24, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                      Concord Orchestra Gala Reception with chamber music featuring Wendy Putnam, Jan Muller-Szeraws, Siri Smedvig, Sonya Ovrutsky-Fensome, Robin Farnsley, and the Concord Orchestra Chamber Players. Works include:

                                                                                                      • Stravinsky: Duo Concertant for Violin and Piano, with Wendy Putnam and Vytas Baksys

                                                                                                      • Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor Op 34, with Sonya Ovrutsky-Fensome and Siri Smedvig Quartet

                                                                                                      • Bach: Cello Suite No 1 in G Major, with Jan Müller-Szeraws

                                                                                                      • Gounod, Faust: The Jewel Song, with Robin Farnsley

                                                                                                      • Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Winds in E Flat K297b, with the Concord Orchestra Wind Chamber Players

                                                                                                      • Saint-Saens, Liszt, Horowitz: Dance Macabre, with Sonya Ovrutsky-Fensome


                                                                                                      The concert is free for subscribers, donors, patrons, and supporters.  A delightful reception with food and drink will follow the concert.

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      For more information, call 978 369-7911 or visit our web site, 51walden.org. Please "like" us on Facebook.

                                                                                                    • Concord Bookshop – Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas


                                                                                                        • Thursday, September 28 at 7pm

                                                                                                        • Donna Lucey ("Sargent's Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas") reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord


                                                                                                      • Fall Business Recycling – 133 Keyes Road

                                                                                                          The fall business recycling event is scheduled for Friday, September 29th from 9-12 @ 133 Keyes Rd. The link for the flyer / registration form is above and is also attached as a pdf.9.29.2017 Business Recycling Event

                                                                                                          http://www.concordnet.org/DocumentCenter/View/1192

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                        • Concord Art’s biennial Attic Treasures Sale and Appraisal Party


                                                                                                            TICKETS are only $25 per person and include: Attic Treasures Sale, wine & hors d'oeuvres and the opportunity to schedule in advance one verbal appraisal.

                                                                                                            Attic Treasures Sale & Appraisal Party
                                                                                                            Friday, September 29, 2017
                                                                                                            5:00-8:00pm at Concord Art, 37 Lexington Road, Concord, MA
                                                                                                            Tickets: $25

                                                                                                            A limited number of Verbal Appraisals are available with Concord Art's trusted expert appraiser, Doug Stinson (Tremont Auctions) from 6:00-8:00pm. If you'd like an appraisal for Fine Art, Silver, Furniture or Decorative Arts, please call us at 978-369-2578 to schedule. For larger pieces or furniture, bring a detailed photograph or a component such as a desk drawer, as we cannot accommodate especially large items.

                                                                                                          • The Wayside: Home of Authors

                                                                                                              (455 Lexington Road, Concord MA.) is where 19th-century authors kept the spirit of the Revolution alive by contributing to the creation of an American literary identity and playing an active role in the antislavery movement and the struggle for women's rights.   Saturday, September 30th will be a fee free day.

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              Please note: Pets are welcome on the tour but NOT on the shuttle. Anyone wishing to bring a pet must provide their own shuttle/transportation. 

                                                                                                              Also note: Seating on the shuttles is limited to 60 people - first come, first served. Shuttle vouchers are available at Minute Man Visitor Center from 11:30 until gone, no later than 12:30.

                                                                                                               

                                                                                                              To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park  including our Junior Ranger program, The Wayside, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Minute Man Visitor Center at, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit www.nps.gov/mima.

                                                                                                            • PY0 Pumpkins – Verrill Farm



                                                                                                                PYO Pumpkins: end of September – end of October
                                                                                                                Take your pick! The PYO fields will be full of choices for decorating and carving on weekends September 23 – October 299 am – 3 pm.  No time to PYO?  The stand will have a selection of pumpkins including the classic Jack-o-lantern and others – large and small, squat and tall!

                                                                                                                11 Wheeler Street
                                                                                                                Concord, MA

                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                              • Saturday Mindful Morning Series at the Concord Public Library



                                                                                                                  Ivy Child’s Mindful Morning Series starts this Fall at the Concord Public Library.


                                                                                                                  The pilot program is part of a larger Mindful Concord initiative, in which multiple community stakeholders, including the Concord Public Schools, Concord Public Library, and the Emerson Wellness Centers, have already committed to investing in. The vision for Mindful Concord is to create a community of happy, healthy, and connected residents. Our program goals are to:  improve the quality of life, increase accessibility to free and constructive health programs, and strengthen the sense of community for all in the Concord and surrounding areas.


                                                                                                                  For additional information, click on the brochure below,  or the FB event page or their website for updates and more information.


                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                • Saturday Mindful Morning Series at the Concord Public Library



                                                                                                                    Ivy Child’s Mindful Morning Series starts this Fall at the Concord Public Library.


                                                                                                                    The pilot program is part of a larger Mindful Concord initiative, in which multiple community stakeholders, including the Concord Public Schools, Concord Public Library, and the Emerson Wellness Centers, have already committed to investing in. The vision for Mindful Concord is to create a community of happy, healthy, and connected residents. Our program goals are to:  improve the quality of life, increase accessibility to free and constructive health programs, and strengthen the sense of community for all in the Concord and surrounding areas.


                                                                                                                    For additional information, click on the brochure below,  or the FB event page or their website for updates and more information.


                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                                  • Saturday Mindful Morning Series at the Concord Public Library



                                                                                                                      Ivy Child’s Mindful Morning Series starts this Fall at the Concord Public Library.


                                                                                                                      The pilot program is part of a larger Mindful Concord initiative, in which multiple community stakeholders, including the Concord Public Schools, Concord Public Library, and the Emerson Wellness Centers, have already committed to investing in. The vision for Mindful Concord is to create a community of happy, healthy, and connected residents. Our program goals are to:  improve the quality of life, increase accessibility to free and constructive health programs, and strengthen the sense of community for all in the Concord and surrounding areas.


                                                                                                                      For additional information, click on the brochure below,  or the FB event page or their website for updates and more information.


                                                                                                                       


                                                                                                                    • Family Theater at Minute Man National Park – Registration Recommended






                                                                                                                        Connect with nature in creative and inspired new ways with the cast of Nature!

                                                                                                                        Through nature walks, theatrical play, and reflective journaling, we will share in the experience of rediscovering our connection to the beautiful world around us. Each workshop attendee will receive a Nature field journal to take home.

                                                                                                                        What to expect:

                                                                                                                        We will play with a variety of creative exercises that activate a comfortable state of expression, and focus on opening and listening to our surroundings. We will then connect with nature through walking, wandering, and tuning into our senses. Finally, we will express, create, and perform our inspirations and discoveries via theatrical forms such as movement, sound, rhythm, text, and image.


                                                                                                                        For more information, read the attached flyer.

                                                                                                                        NatureWksp 093017a




                                                                                                                      • Battle Road Trail Walk

                                                                                                                          Join a park ranger for a 4 hour guided walk along the historic Battle Road Trail. Hear stories about the people and events of April 19, 1775 and landscape changes through time. Bring plenty of water and wear comfortable walking shoes! Tours may be cancelled in extreme weather. Call (781) 674 - 1920 to check tour status.

                                                                                                                          Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                          Time: Saturday, September 30th, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

                                                                                                                          Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                          Please note: Pets are welcome on the tour but NOT on the shuttle. Anyone wishing to bring a pet must provide their own shuttle/transportation. 

                                                                                                                          Also note: Seating on the shuttles is limited to 60 people - first come, first served. Shuttle vouchers are available at Minute Man Visitor Center from 11:30 until gone, no later than 12:30.

                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                          To learn more about this and other park offerings of Minute Man National Historical Park  including our Junior Ranger program, The Wayside, ranger-led tours, and upcoming special events stop by the Minute Man Visitor Center at, or contact Minute Man National Historical Park at (978) 369-6993, or visit www.nps.gov/mima.

                                                                                                                        • Attic Treasures – Concord Art

                                                                                                                            New date October 1, 2017

                                                                                                                             



                                                                                                                          • Concord Bookshop – Fault Lines in the Constitution





                                                                                                                              Sunday, October 1  at 3pm
                                                                                                                              Cynthia and Sanford Levinson
                                                                                                                               ("Fault Lines in the Constitution: The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws That Affect Us Today") read at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord





                                                                                                                            • Coping with Stress – How to Be Happy Free Seminar – Bay Path University

                                                                                                                                Dr. Kristina Hallett board-certified Clinical Psychologist, Associate Professor of Psychology at Bay Path University, speaker, author and executive coach is our guest speaker for the Bay Path University hot topic book series.  Dr. Hallett specializes in helping busy professional women be more productive at work without jeopardizing their personal relationships, and in fact, even enhancing them. Dr. Hallett presents internationally in several topic areas – productivity, resilience, communication, self-care, mentoring, and living your best life.

                                                                                                                                This presentation is free and open to the public however you must reserve your space for the 10:00 am or 12:00 pm session on Tuesday October 3, 2017. All attendees will receive a free electronic copy of Dr. Hallett’s new book, Own Best Friend: Eights Steps to a Life of Purpose, Passion and Ease.

                                                                                                                                RSVP:  afancy@baypath.edu

                                                                                                                                Bay Path University, 521 Virginia Road, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                See Attached Brochure BPU HOT TOPIC 10.3.17 (3)

                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                              • Seminar: Managing Healthcare within an Aging Population

                                                                                                                                  Seminar presented by Concord Park and West Concord Pharmacy


                                                                                                                                  Location: 68 Commonwealth Avenue Concord, MA 01742


                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                • This Ever New Self Gallery Talk

                                                                                                                                    Thoreau and His Journal
                                                                                                                                    Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                    Free with Museum admission, members free

                                                                                                                                  • Concord Bookshop – Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I







                                                                                                                                      Thursday, October 5 at 7pm

                                                                                                                                      Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb ("Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I") read at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord




                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                    • Event to Support Opera’s Performance of Faust

                                                                                                                                        October 7 and 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                        Rummage sale to support Opera 51's performance of Faustnext June. Clothes, household goods, collectibles, seasonal decorations and more for sale.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                      • Shop and Support the Arts 51 Walden


                                                                                                                                        • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                            PYO Pumpkins: end of September - end of October
                                                                                                                                            Take your pick! The PYO fields will be full of choices for decorating and carving on weekends September 23 - October 299 am - 3 pm.  No time to PYO?  The stand will have a selection of pumpkins including the classic Jack-o-lantern and others - large and small, squat and tall!

                                                                                                                                          • Parker’s Revenge: The New Evidence

                                                                                                                                              Parker’s Revenge: The New Evidence

                                                                                                                                              Archaeologist Dr. Meg Watters will share details about the Parker’s Revenge Archaeology Project that was successful in locating a key Lexington battle site from April 19, 1775. Following the presentation, Park Ranger Jim Hollister, joined by His Majesty’s 10th Regiment of Foot, will lead a walk out to the scene of action. The reenactors will demonstrate how, based on the project’s findings, we believe the battle was fought. This program will feature musket firing.

                                                                                                                                              Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                              Time: Saturday, October 7th 1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                              Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                            • Event to Support Opera’s Performance of Faust

                                                                                                                                                October 7 and 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                Rummage sale to support Opera 51's performance of Faustnext June. Clothes, household goods, collectibles, seasonal decorations and more for sale.

                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                              • Henry Bear Playpate

                                                                                                                                                  Stories of how Henry Thoreau built a cabin.

                                                                                                                                                  Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                  Children free with admission, members free

                                                                                                                                                • Concord Bookshop – Now or Never!: 54th Massachusetts Infantry’s War to End Slavery






                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, October 12 at 7pm
                                                                                                                                                    Ray Anthony Shepard 
                                                                                                                                                    ("Now or Never!: 54th Massachusetts Infantry's War to End Slavery") reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord




                                                                                                                                                  • Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and The Magic Flute Overture by Mozart

                                                                                                                                                      October 13 and 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert:Cultures, featuring cellist Jan Muller-Szeraws performing Schelomo by Ernst Bloch. Also on the program is Prokofiev's Symphony No. 5 and The Magic Flute Overture by Mozart. Tickets $25 adults/$10 students. Call 978 369-4967 or purchase on-line.

                                                                                                                                                    • Collectors and Connoisseurs – The Curator’s Tour at Codman House







                                                                                                                                                        34 Codman Road, Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                        October 14, 2017

                                                                                                                                                        10:00 to Noon

                                                                                                                                                        A Curator’s Tour of Codman House with Historic New England curator and author Nancy Carlisle will investigate the superb objects in the Codman Estate’s collection of art, decorative arts and furniture.  Learn about the merchants, connoisseurs, architects, authors and designers of Codman family who built this estate and its collection over four generations.

                                                                                                                                                        Admission $15 Historic New England members, $20 non-members

                                                                                                                                                        Pre-registration required

                                                                                                                                                        www.historicnewengland.org or call 617-994-6690 for information.

                                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                                                      • Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums

                                                                                                                                                          Come listen to marches, dances, and airs popular during America’s War for Independence.

                                                                                                                                                          Location: North Bridge, 11:00 a.m., Monument St, Concord, MA.  Minute Man Visitor Center, 2:00 p.m.,250 North Great Road, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                          Time: Saturday, October 14th , 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                          Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                        • Wright Tavern Open House

                                                                                                                                                            First floor of the National Historic Landmark open to the public.

                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                            No admission

                                                                                                                                                          • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                              Monthly bluegrass Jam session at CCM--every month from October through June. Sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union the jam sessions will occur on the second Saturday of every month between October and June, 7:00 – 9:30 pmThe first Monthly Bluegrass Jam is on Saturday, October 14th at CCM.  The fee is $5, payable at the door. Attached is a press release with the details as well as a photo of a recent CCM jam session.

                                                                                                                                                              For additional information, click the following - CCM Monthly Bluegrass Jam

                                                                                                                                                            •  The Concord Players Fall Huddle

                                                                                                                                                                October 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                 The Concord Players Fall Huddle. Meet the directors of this season's shows:  Noises Off!, directed by Brian Kelly, You Can't Take it With You, directed by Kathy Lague, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, directed by Nancy Curran Willis. Free admission, entertainment and light refreshments.

                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Bookshop – Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football





                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, October 19 at 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                  Michael Holley 
                                                                                                                                                                  ("Belichick and Brady: Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football") reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord




                                                                                                                                                                • Envision Concord Open House







                                                                                                                                                                    CivicMoxie, the planning consultant team to the Town, and members of the Envision Concord Committee will be hosting a drop-in Open House on

                                                                                                                                                                    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017, FROM 10:00 am to 3:0o pm

                                                                                                                                                                    at two locations:

                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Center near Monument Square by the Concord Bell

                                                                                                                                                                    (Rain Location – Main Street Café)

                                                                                                                                                                    West Concord in Junction Park next to the West Concord Train Depot
                                                                                                                                                                    (Rain Location – Saltbox Kitchen)

                                                                                                                                                                    Please stop by to hear some preliminary results from the Envision Concord survey, talk with members of the Envision Concord Committee, learn about Concord’s current status and where we are in the planning process, and share with us your thoughts, concerns to shape Concord’s future! Click on the brochure and download Envision Concord Open House.





                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                  • Discover West Concord Day

                                                                                                                                                                      In addition to the listing below, Woods Hill Table will be offering Mulled Cider and Pure Barre will be hosting a table with information and free class cards.

                                                                                                                                                                       



                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                      With regard to Debra's birthday:




                                                                                                                                                                      We’re setting up a giant food fair replete with cake and ice cream. Come eat food from some of our favorite companies, all of whom are committed to providing food free from genetic modification. There will be tables aplenty! Yes, we’re donating 5% of all purchases made that day to the Non-GMO Project. As for our neighbors in West Concord, you’ll get to do all kinds of fun things inside and outside on the sidewalk. Don’t miss the party.

                                                                                                                                                                      •   For the first 50 people lined up at the door at 10:00, we’ll treat you to a $5 gift card!

                                                                                                                                                                      •   For all comers, enter to win a grand prize, a Green Star Elite Pro Juicer, value $799. The All Stainless-Steel Jumbo Twin Gears rotate at a low 110 rpm and generate minimal heat while juicing. The Greenstar Pro also has magnetic and bioceramic technology to help stabilize your fresh juices, allowing for longer storage times with less enzyme and nutrient loss. And a 15-year warrantee for home use.





                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                    • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                        PYO Pumpkins: end of September – end of October
                                                                                                                                                                        Take your pick! The PYO fields will be full of choices for decorating and carving on weekends September 23 – October 299 am – 3 pm.  No time to PYO?  The stand will have a selection of pumpkins including the classic Jack-o-lantern and others – large and small, squat and tall!

                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                        11 Wheeler Street
                                                                                                                                                                        Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                      • Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                          Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                          Join Nikki Walsh, Museum Services Northeast Region of the National Park Service, for a presentation of various artifacts found throughout the park, from Concord to Lincoln to Lexington. See the artifacts and learn the stories behind where the items were found and the use of them in their historical context.

                                                                                                                                                                          Location: Major John Buttrick House (across from the parking lot for the North Bridge Visitor Center) 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                          Time: Saturday, October 21st 1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                          Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                        • Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                            Join Nikki Walsh, Museum Services Northeast Region of the National Park Service, for a presentation of various artifacts found throughout the park, from Concord to Lincoln to Lexington. See the artifacts and learn the stories behind where the items were found and the use of them in their historical context.

                                                                                                                                                                            Location: Major John Buttrick House (across from the parking lot for the North Bridge Visitor Center) 174 Liberty St, Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Saturday, October 21st 1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                          • Halloween Tales

                                                                                                                                                                              Celebrate Halloween with The Guild of Historic Interpreters! Join us at 5:30 p.m. for a spooky lantern walk down the Battle Road Trail to meet the spirits of 1775. Starting at 7:00 p.m. gather at the barn for an even spookier selection of ghost stories from Old and New England. Please bring a flashlight for the walk from the Hartwell parking area to the barn behind Hartwell Tavern.

                                                                                                                                                                              Location: Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                              Time: Saturday, October 21st and 28th

                                                                                                                                                                              5:30 p.m. Lantern Walk (designed for children 7 and under)

                                                                                                                                                                              7:00 p.m. Story telling (appropriate for 7 and above)

                                                                                                                                                                              Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                            • A Visit from Henry David Thoreau: A Dramatic Performance by Kevin Radar

                                                                                                                                                                                First Parish

                                                                                                                                                                                20 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                Co-sponsored by the Concord Museum, The Thoreau Society, and the Transcendentalism Council of the First Parish

                                                                                                                                                                                Adults $10, Students $5

                                                                                                                                                                              • The Concord Band Fall Concert: Songs and Dances

                                                                                                                                                                                  October 21, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.  

                                                                                                                                                                                  The Concord Band Fall Concert: Songs and Dances. Mezzo-soprano Alyssa Becker and alto saxophonist John Rabinowitz are the featured soloists in this lively kick-off to the season.  Admission is free, contributions appreciated.

                                                                                                                                                                                • Authoring a Nation: A Hawthorne Neighborhood Walking Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                    Explore the neighborhood where Nathanial Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Henry David Thoreau lived and worked. Discover how their writings helped develop a unique American identity. The walk is almost one mile. Please wear comfortable shoes.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: The Wayside,  455 Lexington Road, Concord MA
                                                                                                                                                                                    Time:   October 22nd at 1:30 PM.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Concord Film Project screening of Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul

                                                                                                                                                                                      October 22, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. 

                                                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Museum and The Concord Film Project screening of Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul by award-winning filmmaker James Coleman (Huey). $5 for Museum members, $10 for non-members. Reserve seats at 978 369-9763 ext. 216or on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul

                                                                                                                                                                                        Portrait of Henry David Thoreau, post screening discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                        51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Museum members $5, non members $10

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing





                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, October 22  at 3pm
                                                                                                                                                                                          Margot Livesey
                                                                                                                                                                                           ("The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord




                                                                                                                                                                                        • Annual Thoreau Street Halloween Trick or Treat Event


                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress up in your favorite costume and visit the stores along Thoreau Street and fill your bags with tricks or treats!


                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                            Participating businesses:

                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Optical
                                                                                                                                                                                            juju
                                                                                                                                                                                            Fritz & Gigi - The Children's Store
                                                                                                                                                                                            Frame-ables
                                                                                                                                                                                            Walden Pond Pediatrics

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Bookshop – Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide





                                                                                                                                                                                              Thursday, October 26 at 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                                              Cass Sunstein 
                                                                                                                                                                                              ("Impeachment: A Citizen's Guide") reads at 7 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord





                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Ever New Self Symposium

                                                                                                                                                                                                8 scholars will discuss Thoreau's Journal

                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                Event at the Fenn School

                                                                                                                                                                                              • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                  PYO Pumpkins: end of September - end of October
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Take your pick! The PYO fields will be full of choices for decorating and carving on weekends September 23 - October 299 am - 3 pm.  No time to PYO?  The stand will have a selection of pumpkins including the classic Jack-o-lantern and others - large and small, squat and tall!

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ghostly Haunted Retail Tour Concord Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ghoulish Tricks or Treats – Thoreauly Antiques


                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What Would Henry Do?

                                                                                                                                                                                                        What Would Henry Do?


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday, October 282:00pm • Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road, Concord


                                                                                                                                                                                                        Based on Thoreau Farm's new book, What Would Henry Do? Essays for the 21st Century, a panel of Thoreauvian essayists, including Robbins House President Maria Madison, Tim Hebert, Jack Nevision, Leslie Perrin Wilson, and moderated by Ken Lizotte, will discuss their contributions to the book and lead a group discussion on potential actions Thoreau might take if he were with us today. Sponsored by the Concord Festival of Authors.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – Renoir: An Intimate Biography





                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, October 29  at 3pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Barbara Ehrlich White ("Renoir: An Intimate Biography") reads at 3 p.m. at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main Street, Concord




                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tour Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guid

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Museum members $5, Non members $10

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Engel & Völkers – Halloween Trick or Treat Event


                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bystander Intervention Training






                                                                                                                                                                                                                November 2 and 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you ever encountered what seemed to be an intimidating situation in which another person could use an ally and you wanted to help...but didn’t? Do you want the opportunity to discuss possible scenarios involving hurtful language or actions? This training will give you tools to evaluate various situations and to consider possible outcomes and strategies for reaching them. We are partnering with Middlesex Community College (MCC) to offer these bystander intervention trainings to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Click on the Brochure below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                What Would You Do (1)





                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gallery Talk Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Explore Thoreau's quest to be a better observer with Kate James, Executive Director of Concord Art, Jennifer Ingram, Visitor Services Supervisor at Walden Pond State Reservation, and Michelle Blees, Acting Chief of Interpretation and Education at the Minute Man National Historic Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Runway Event


                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Grand Opening Celebration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grand Opening Celebration for

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Callie & Fen Gift Shop!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, November 4, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Callie & Fen Gift Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      93 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (entrance on Mill Dam Lane)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Enjoy refreshments and 20% off your purchase.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Contact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      emily@callieandfen.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      978-369-3908

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Undoing Racism Talk Cohosted with First Parish in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Undoing Racism Talk Cohosted with First Parish in Concord


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        November 53-5 pm • First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Rd.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Robbins House is cohosting a talk by David Billings on White Supremacy and Undoing Racism. David Billings’ 2016 book, Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy, documents the 400-year racialization of the United States and how people of European descent came to be called “white.” Deep Denialwon the 2017 Indie Book Award for Current Events/Social Change.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bystander Intervention Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          November 2 and 8, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Have you ever encountered what seemed to be an intimidating situation in which another person could use an ally and you wanted to help...but didn’t? Do you want the opportunity to discuss possible scenarios involving hurtful language or actions? This training will give you tools to evaluate various situations and to consider possible outcomes and strategies for reaching them. We are partnering with Middlesex Community College (MCC) to offer these bystander intervention trainings to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Click on the Brochure below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          What Would You Do (1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Honoring Sacrifice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            November 11th is “Veterans’ Day” when we honor the service and sacrifice of all the brave Americans who serve or have served in our country’s military. Join park staff, volunteers and veterans at North Bridge to learn about America’s first soldiers, the minute men. Veteran volunteers will share thoughts on service, and the role of veterans in preserving our history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location: North Bridge, Monument St, Concord, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Saturday, November 11th 11:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WWI, Concord and The Wayside

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Veterans’ Day, commemorate the U.S.and Concord involvement in WWI Discover the involvement of Concord residents in the war, including Margaret Lothrop, the last owner of The Wayside, and her involvement in the Red Cross in France. Tour The Wayside.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Location: The Wayside: Home of Authors, 455 Lexington Road, Concord MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time: Saturday, November 11th 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door. Mark your calendars as the next jam is Saturday, November 11th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For additional information, click the following - CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Art Show Open House Montessori School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join the fun, the Concord Montessori School is having an art show featuring the work of our students, open house and tours of our school and book fair.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  29 Domino Drive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Town Meeting – Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location Town House Hearing Room

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chamber Music at the Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On Friday, November 17th at 7 pm, the Concord Conservatory of Music presents Chamber Music performed by the Piano Trio featuring CCM faculty members violinist Angel Valchinov, and Hyun-Ji Kwon on the cello, and with guest musician Keun Young Sun on piano. The trio will perform works by composers Brahms, Mozart, and much more.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      CCM’s Faculty Concert Series brings world-class performers to our local community. Dr. Angel Valchinov has many musical talents—he’s a soloist, concertmaster, chamber musician, and a teacher. All Trio members are highly accomplished and have performed throughout the US and abroad over many years. Concert sponsor Enterprise Bank, many other generous donors and a grant from the Concord Cultural Council helped us bring Chamber Music, our first concert of the 2017 – 2018 season, to our community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, Free for students 18 and under. To buy tickets online, go to www.ConcordConservatory.org. For more information call 978-369-0010 or email info@ConcordConservatory.org.  CCM is located at the West Concord Union Church at 1317 Main Street in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pajama Day West Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        As part of the holiday season, the annual  pajama party sale is scheduled. Events include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        See the attached flyer for specific details on store sales and times. Early Bird Sale Details

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Early Bird Sale/PJ Party West Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          West Concord Stores will be having early morning sales, coffee and other entertainment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Small Business Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Retail stores throughout Concord will be celebrating small business day with sales and other activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • A Celebration of Children’s Literature Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Admire 37 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees throughout the Concord Museum inspired by favorites from children’s literature, contemporary and classic. Renowned children's book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the 22nd Annual Family Trees. With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In the picture book, Johnson introduced one of the most endearing characters: Henry the Bear. Henry is based on Henry David Thoreau, who advocated a simple way of life unencumbered by material possessions. D.B. Johnson will present his newest edition Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes from Walden on December 10th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The focus on children’s literature makes the Concord Museum’s Family Trees beloved among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the creations of a dedicated team of decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight. From tree decorators, program book editors, visiting authors and beyond, Family Trees is a volunteer effort and all funds raised benefit the educational programming initiatives at the Concord Museum. Family Trees gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A Celebration of Children’s Literature Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Admire 37 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees throughout the Concord Museum inspired by favorites from children’s literature, contemporary and classic. Renowned children's book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the 22nd Annual Family Trees. With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In the picture book, Johnson introduced one of the most endearing characters: Henry the Bear. Henry is based on Henry David Thoreau, who advocated a simple way of life unencumbered by material possessions. D.B. Johnson will present his newest edition Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes from Walden on December 10th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The focus on children’s literature makes the Concord Museum’s Family Trees beloved among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the creations of a dedicated team of decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight. From tree decorators, program book editors, visiting authors and beyond, Family Trees is a volunteer effort and all funds raised benefit the educational programming initiatives at the Concord Museum. Family Trees gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A Celebration of Children’s Literature Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Admire 37 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees throughout the Concord Museum inspired by favorites from children’s literature, contemporary and classic. Renowned children's book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the 22nd Annual Family Trees. With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In the picture book, Johnson introduced one of the most endearing characters: Henry the Bear. Henry is based on Henry David Thoreau, who advocated a simple way of life unencumbered by material possessions. D.B. Johnson will present his newest edition Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes from Walden on December 10th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The focus on children’s literature makes the Concord Museum’s Family Trees beloved among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the creations of a dedicated team of decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight. From tree decorators, program book editors, visiting authors and beyond, Family Trees is a volunteer effort and all funds raised benefit the educational programming initiatives at the Concord Museum. Family Trees gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A Celebration of Children’s Literature Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Admire 37 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees throughout the Concord Museum inspired by favorites from children’s literature, contemporary and classic. Renowned children's book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the 22nd Annual Family Trees. With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In the picture book, Johnson introduced one of the most endearing characters: Henry the Bear. Henry is based on Henry David Thoreau, who advocated a simple way of life unencumbered by material possessions. D.B. Johnson will present his newest edition Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes from Walden on December 10th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The focus on children’s literature makes the Concord Museum’s Family Trees beloved among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the creations of a dedicated team of decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight. From tree decorators, program book editors, visiting authors and beyond, Family Trees is a volunteer effort and all funds raised benefit the educational programming initiatives at the Concord Museum. Family Trees gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A Celebration of Children’s Literature Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join the Concord Museum to celebrate the 22nd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature opening to the public on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 through January 1, 2018. Admire 37 fancifully decorated Holiday Trees throughout the Concord Museum inspired by favorites from children’s literature, contemporary and classic. Renowned children's book author and illustrator D.B. Johnson will serve as this year's Honorary Chair of the 22nd Annual Family Trees. With the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Henry Hikes to Fitchburg, D.B. Johnson made a distinct mark in the world of children’s literature. In the picture book, Johnson introduced one of the most endearing characters: Henry the Bear. Henry is based on Henry David Thoreau, who advocated a simple way of life unencumbered by material possessions. D.B. Johnson will present his newest edition Polly Wolly Willy Woggle and Other Rhymes from Walden on December 10th.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A love of books and reading is a lifelong treasure passed from adult to child, from generation to generation. The focus on children’s literature makes the Concord Museum’s Family Trees beloved among the many holiday events in Greater Boston. Each tree serves as a canvas for the creations of a dedicated team of decorators. Inspired by the storyline, the illustrations, the characters or setting of a particular book, the decorators let their imaginations take flight. From tree decorators, program book editors, visiting authors and beyond, Family Trees is a volunteer effort and all funds raised benefit the educational programming initiatives at the Concord Museum. Family Trees gives Concord’s renowned literary tradition a creative twist

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanksgiving Day Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join us with your loved ones to celebrate with our chef’s elaborate holiday buffet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        November 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11AM – 5PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Frame-ables Promotions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sales on Shady Oak Pottery and frame and unframed photographs. Stop by and look inside the store!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cider and cookies throughout the day at Frame-ables!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Get crafty with special projects related to family trees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Members free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Frame-ables – Small Business Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cider and cookies throughout the day at Frame-ables!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Small Business Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Concord. Stores are offering sales and other promotions all day. Start the holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Albright Art Celebrations


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Celebrate #SmallBizSat with us on November 25th — the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Grab friends & family and visit ALBRIGHT ART supply + gift between 10am to 6pm.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Goodie Bags to the first 25 Customers!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gingerbread House Village – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gingerbread House Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Visit our community’s dazzling gingerbread house village in our historic seasonally decorated parlor!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Displays beginning November 27th through January 1st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please contact the Colonial Inn Sales Office if you are interested in creating your own gingerbread house to display. 978-341-8201

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Bookshop – Ready to Fall








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Our next event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, November 30 at 7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Local author Marcella Pixley presents































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ready to Fall is a Young Adult novel about a teen who finds hope and a fresh start through theater.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marcella Pixley is a middle school language arts teacher (Carlisle) and writer. Her poetry has been published in various literary journals, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her first book, Freak, received four starred reviews and was named a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. She lives in Westford.
































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Winter Market December 1-3 at The Umbrella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Celebrate the holidays with The Umbrella! For one weekend a year, The Umbrella transforms into a bustling marketplace with work from over 50 local artists, live music, and baked goods.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our resident artists are joined by acclaimed guest artists from throughout Greater Boston. Get all your holiday shopping done in one, fun swoop by buying handmade holiday gifts directly from local artists. You’ll have a better story to tell when you give the gift and you’ll be supporting local artists for their work year round!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join us for a Holiday Party in the Gallery on Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm. Free and open to the public!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cider Saturday – Frame-ables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cider and Cookies, antique prints and maps, discounted photo frames and pottery,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          photography, original art, and much more!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frame-ables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          111 Thoreau Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Ma 01742
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          frame.ables.frames@gmail.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (978)-369-5053

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thoreauly Antiques Holiday Open House

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Come to Thoreauly Antiques’ Holiday Open House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday December 2nd & Sunday December 3rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10am-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday is Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Shop for Antique & Vintage Holiday Treasures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy Festive Food & Drink

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            27 Walden Street, Concord


























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Holiday House Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              On Saturday, December 2, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, seven of Concord’s most beautiful private homes and historic landmarks will be open to the public for the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers 7th annual Holiday House Tour. All of the properties are professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and Boston-based interior designers. Homes on the tour range from Colonial 18th century, Mid-Century Modern, Federal-era historic homes and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For the first time this year the Concord Museum partnered with the Minute Man National Historic Parks. This collaboration enables the Museum to feature the historic Colonel James Barrett House, which was built in 1705 and was a significant location in the events of the Revolutionary War and April 19, 1775. In keeping with the early American period of the home, Barrett house will be garbed in simple Colonial holiday decorations appropriate to that time. In recognition of the Bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth, the stately Thoreau-Alcott House, a private residence, is a special feature of the tour. This house was home to Henry David Thoreau and his family from 1840 until his death. The home is also closely associated with Louisa May Alcott, who purchased the house for her family after Thoreau’s death. The literary theme continues with the Hawthorne Inn, which was recently reopened and redecorated. Prior to this home becoming an Inn the Alcott family also lived in this house from 1845-1852 and later sold it to Nathaniel Hawthorne.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Guild of Volunteers is organizing this event as a benefit for the education initiatives of the Museum. Holiday House Tour ticket sales benefit ongoing educational programming at the Concord Museum, which welcomes 12,000 school children annually for curriculum-based educational programs for students of all levels and learning styles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tickets may be purchased online, at the Museum, or by phone through November 30: $40 Members, $45 Non-members; after December 1 and day of: $45 Members, $50 Non-members. No refunds; no photography. Tickets may be purchased online at concordmuseum.org; or by calling (978)-369-9763, ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New Location- Tickets and maps must be picked up at the Wright Tavern at 9:00am on the day of the event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Says You! Live Performance Gift-wrapped Gab..

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Says You! Live at 51 Walden in Concord, MA (home of the Concord Players). We call this show Gift-wrapped Gab...  Saturday, December 2, a late afternoon show beginning at 4:00PM and ending at 6:30PM. Join us as the Says You! teams square off in fierce competition.  Lovers of "cross words" will most assuredly find a home in our midst. The questions keep on coming and the laughter never ceases. Two games will be recorded for broadcast nationally on public radio with a brief intermission.  This is the toughest game on radio with the softest heart - come match wits with us.  Begin the holiday season with friends and family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Buy Tickets!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Annual Holiday Fair United Woman’s Club of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  More than a hundred years of philanthropy - Role Models Superstars - Live by Example - United Woman's Club of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  December 2, 2017, Saturday: 9:30 am to 2:00 pm   Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Save the date – mark your calendar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Jewelry: 5 nine foot tables of costume & high end.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Hand crafted ornaments, doll clothes, quilts, hostess gifts & much more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Boutique & exceptional attic treasurers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  *Sweets & Treats like grandma made and Café serving lunch & refreshments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For additional info please contact lisamankitafay@yahoo.com or 617-327-8159

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boxwood Tree Workshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Flower Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    135 Commonwealth Ave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2:00 pm  $45 Pre-registration required call 978-369-2404 to sign up

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • FAMILIES: Holiday Concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      FAMILIES: Holiday Concert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunday December 3, 2017 at 2pm and 4pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Paddington Bear's First Concert, narrated by Joyce Kulhawik

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert















































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        December 3, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert: Joyce Kulhawik narrates Paddington Bear's First Concert, by Chappell. Also on the program is Thundercats Suite by Bernard Hoffer and a Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeersing-along. Tickets $20, $5 for children and students. Call 978 369-4967 or buy tix on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Holiday Stroll Tree Lighting Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Tree Lighting Event 2017




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3:00 pm



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Holiday Carolers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Setting the Barre Dancers 3:45 at the Visitor Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Seussical the Musical Performance and Frozen Character Meet and Greet - 4:00 pm at USS Concord Bell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gingerbread House Display


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Holy Family Parish Choir @ Holy Family Parish Outdoor Steps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Beantown Swing Orchestra at Hubbard and Walden Streets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • CCHS Radio Music and Commentary - Visitor Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ballon Artist - Visitor Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          4:50 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New Parade Route: Stow - Walden - Main Streets


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5:15 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tree lighting and  CCHS Select Chorus









                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5:40 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photos with Santa at the Visitor Center





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ticketed Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Orchestra - Holiday Family Concert -2:00 -3:30, 4-5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Family Concert and Dance - Scout House, 7:00 -9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Bookshop –   The Burning Girl 








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, December 3 at 3pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Claire Messud presents









































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            photo credit Ulf Andersen






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A bracing, hypnotic coming-of-age story about the bond of best friends.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julia and Cassie have been friends since nursery school. They have shared everything, including their desire to escape the stifling limitations of their birthplace, the quiet town of Royston, Massachusetts. But as the two girls enter adolescence, their paths diverge and Cassie sets out on a journey that will put her life in danger and shatter her oldest friendship. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Burning Girl is a complex examination of the stories we tell ourselves about youth and friendship, and straddles, expertly, childhood's imaginary worlds and painful adult reality - crafting a true, immediate portrait of female adolescence.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Claire Messud is a recipient of Guggenheim and Radcliffe Fellowships and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Author of five previous works of fiction including The Emperor's Children and The Woman Upstairs. She lives in Cambridge with her family.































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gallery Talk and Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum Curator David Wood, Concord Free Library Curator of Special Collections Leslie Wilson, and local historian Jayne Gordon look at Thoreau's reading life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Location: Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free for Museum Members and Friends of the Concord Free Libary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $10 for others

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •   The Concord Bookshop – The War Bride’s Scrapbook








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline Preston presents












































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please join us for a special Wednesday evening event, whenCaroline Preston presents her new book, The War Bride's Scrapbook: A Novel in Pictures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is A World War II love story, narrated through a new bride's dazzling array of vintage postcards, newspaper clippings, photographs, and more.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline Preston presented a previous novel in pictures - The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt - here, and we're delighted to welcome her back with this captivating addition to her work.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Preston is the author of three previous novels, Jackie by Josie (a New York Times Notable Book), Lucy Crocker 2.0, and  Gatsby's Girl, and one scrapbook novel, The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt. She has collected antique scrapbooks since she was in high school, and has worked as an archivist at the Peabody Essex Museum and Harvard University. A former resident of Harvard, MA, she and her husband, the writer Christopher Tilghman, live in Charlottesville, Virginia.

































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Light Up West Concord


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Gingerbread House Village – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gingerbread House Village

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Visit our community’s dazzling gingerbread house village in our historic seasonally decorated parlor!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Displays beginning November 27th through January 1st

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please contact the Colonial Inn Sales Office if you are interested in creating your own gingerbread house to display. 978-341-8201

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Band Holiday Pops















































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      December 8 and 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Band Holiday Pops. This concert features Curnow's Overture to a Winter Festival and Christmas Prelude, Mozart's Rondo with Nathaniel Hefferman on the bassoon, and A Canadian Brass Christmas by Henderson. Table seating and light refreshments, an appearance by Santa and a holiday gift raffle. Tickets $25/$15 children under 12. Call 978 897-9969 or reserve tix on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Morning with Santa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Members $25/child, accompanying adults free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Non members $30/child, $10/per adult

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Callie & Fen



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          To welcome the holiday season, Callie & Fen is offering 20% off all items.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Check out the merchandise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          93 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          http://www.callieandfen.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Exploring the Animated Picture Book with D.B. Johnson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adjust $18, children (4-18) $8, family trees admission included

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Author and Illustrator Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Free with Family Trees, Member free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Open House Bay Path University




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bay Path University is hosting an open house event for those who would like to learn more about the academic programs we offer at the Concord campus. The open house is Monday December 11, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. We are located at 521 Virginia Road, Building #1, Concord MA 01742.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Bookshop – Michael Holley and Tom Curran in conversation and book-signing








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Michael Holley and Tom Curran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in conversation and book-signing



























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please join us on Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm for a very special event with Michael Holley and Tom Curran.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Holley is author of Belichick and BradyTom Curran is co-author of Relentless, the Julian Edelman memoir.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Both Holley and Curran are Patriots experts - and New York Times bestselling authors! -  which will make for a fascinating "in-conversation with," discussing the current NFL season, Julian Edelman's recent injury that put him out for the season, and what they believe the future looks like for the Pats.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ** Please note the earlier 6:30pm start time for this event **






































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     













                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wild Walden Woods – Literary Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Discussion by Joel Andrews

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wild Walden Woods Henry D. Thoreau (1819-1862)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Literary Concord Authors Uncovered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Locations: Commons, 2 Harvest Circle Lincoln, MA 01776

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Winter Wonderland – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Winter Wonderland

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join Santa, Mrs. Claus, Elsa, & Belle for an afternoon of festive holiday fun!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        December 16, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11AM-2PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amahl and the Night Visitors,















































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          December 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Amahl and the Night Visitors, an inspiring one-act operetta about the Three Kings and a crippled shepherd boy by Gian Carlo Menotti. Orchestra and Opera51 chorus conducted by Alan Yost, with soloists Owen Reimold, Robin Farnsley, Stanley Wilson, Scott Ballantine, James Liu, and Brad Amidon. This is a special event to benefit 51 Walden. Tickets are $20 adults/$10 children. Call 978 369-7911 or buy on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Christmas Eve Buffet – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It truly is the most wonderful time of year!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy the Christmas season with this Colonial Inn Holiday Tradition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 24th from 5-9PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 25th from 11AM-6PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Christmas Day Buffet – Concord’s Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It truly is the most wonderful time of year!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoy the Christmas season with this Colonial Inn Holiday Tradition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              December 24th from 5-9PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              December 25th from 11AM-6PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pancake Breakfast Verrill Farm










































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pancake Breakfast this Saturday!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, Jan. 6, 9am to noon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fuel up for a day of outdoor activities or relax after doing errands at our pancake breakfast in our heated greenhouse!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our breakfast, being held from 9 am to noon this Saturday, Jan. 6, includes a hearty breakfast of pancakes, Massachusetts maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice and milk or coffee.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Everyone who comes to the breakfast is entered in a drawing for a Verrill Farm BBQ Dinner for 4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No reservations necessary - just come on down and enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for children under 10.









                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Youth Theatre Cabaret: Lights, Camera, Action.
















































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  January 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Youth Theatre Cabaret: Lights, Camera, Action. A fun-filled evening of song, skits and dance by high school and college students. Further information available at concordyouththeatre.org










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 51 Walden Street – Ribbon-c=Cutting Ceremony Access 51 Capital Campaign















































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the Access 51 Capital Campaign. Join honorary chairperson Joyce Kulhawik, State Rep. Cory Atkins, and other local dignitaries in this festive event. Cake and hot chocolate served in the lobby after the ceremony.










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A Reflection on Autism Spectrum Disorder

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Interview and book signing with John Elder Robinson, Professor of Practice at Bay Path University and auditor of several books.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bay Path University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        521 Virginia Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For complete details on this event, please click on the link below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        John Robison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Opening Reception – Views from the East


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Verrill Farm – CSA Sign Up Month

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All Month - CSA Sign Up:  The arrival of freshly grown local crops is just around the corner making now the time to buy shares in Verrill Farm's 2018 CSA & enjoy farm fresh vegetables for 20 weeks,  June 14 to November 3.  A choice of items every week, recipes from our kitchen, surprise perks and more have made our CSA very popular!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $500 per share - limited shares available.  Call or come in to sign up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Go Beyond The Notes With Violinist Sarah Whitney and Guitarist David Leisner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              51 Walden Performing Arts Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Violinist and Concord native, Sarah Whitney, has built a career changing the perception of chamber music and how it is presented. Whitney will return to her hometown of Concord, where she has created a very successful, unique and interactive concert experience, Beyond the Notes. After three years of sold out concerts, she will present her fourth annual Beyond the Notes concert on February 2nd at 7:30pm at the 51 Walden Performing Arts Center. This year she will be joined by renowned guitarist, David Leisner, who is recognized as an extraordinarily versatile musician with a multi-faceted career as an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, a master teacher and named one of "the finest guitarists of all time," by the American Recording Guide.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whitney has performed around the world and recognizes that the needs and desires of audiences are evolving and changing, just like everything else around us. Research shows that people now have a shorter attention span than ever, largely due to the surge of the digital age. Whitney has found interesting ways to keep audiences engaged and involved in the concert experience. At Beyond the Notes, musical performances are combined with conversational vignettes as well as a chance for the audience to submit questions that are answered at random throughout the evening.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "Beyond the Notes is more than just a concert," says Whitney. "My goal is to create an evening where people can contribute and be involved in their concert experience unlike any other."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whitney is known for her eclectic programing and you will not be disappointed! Together, Whitney and Leisner will present a program of solos and duos including works by Piazzolla, Schubert, Paganini and Leisner himself!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ticket information at www.gobeyondthenotes.com or call 1-800-838-3006.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Whitney, an alumna of Concord-Carlisle High School, studied violin in the preparatory divisions of the New England Conservatory and was concertmaster of the Greater Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra before continuing her musical studies at the University of Michigan and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Her parents still live in Concord, and Whitney frequently returns to the Boston area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              24 HOUR TICKET HOTLINE: 1-800-838-3006

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ONLINE TICKET SALES:  www.gobeyondthenotes.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TICKETS: $25 General Admission advanced purchase/$30 at door and $15 Students

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LOCATION: 51 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              GENERAL INFO: www.gobeyondthenotes.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm Pancake Breakfast & Benefit

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, February 3, 9:00 am - noon:  Pancake Breakfast & Benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Warm a winter day with pancakes hot off the griddle served with Massachusetts made maple syrup, sausage, bacon, oj, milk & coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • $8.50 for adults & $4.50 for kids under 10.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Proceeds from this event go to benefit  Find Ovarian Cancer Early.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Two years ago Nora, the wife of a Verrill Farm team member, was diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer. Nora is now fund raising for Mass General which, in partnership with the Broad Institute, is working to develop a blood test to discover this disease in its early stages.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please go here to learn more & read Nora’s story >

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verrill Farm – Enjoy Mardi Gras

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 8 through Mardi Gras, February 13 Let the good times roll!  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Choose from a parade of New Orleans inspired fare including jambalaya, blackened catfish, gumbo, popcorn shrimp, bourbon bread pudding, Bananas Foster cream pie and other Louisiana classics.  Items available first come, first served.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stop in and select the items you want.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shop, Save and Support The Scholarship Fund



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Businesses throughout Concord will be participating in the Shop, Save, and Support campaign to help raise money fo the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. Participating businesses will offer specials, of their own choosing, to customers wearing a wristband.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shop Locally and buy that special Valentine's Gift!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Albright Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Artinian Jewelry



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bedford Farms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blue Dry Goods



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Callie & Fen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Comina



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colonial Stores

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Colonial Inn



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Colonial Gardens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Lamp & Shade



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord 5 & 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fairbanks & Perry



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debra's Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grasshopper Shop



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Frame-ables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    juju



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lyn Evans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nashoba Brook Bakery



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Nesting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Perceptions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Revolutionary Concord



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sara Campbell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thoreauly Antiques



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vanderhoof Hardware


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Discovery Museum Grand Opening Weekend

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      New museum name and brand launched

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grand Opening Weekend February 10 and 11; children admitted free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Acton, MA – After 35 years of operation, more than 4.6 million children and families served, tens of thousands of family memories made, and millions of hands-on STEAM-based A-HA! moments enjoyed, the expanded, completely renovated, fully accessible, and now single-building Discovery Museum will open its doors to the New England community for a grand opening celebration weekend February 10 and 11, 2018, 9:00am to 4:30pm each day. Children 12 and under will be free all weekend as a Thank You to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Signature new museum exhibits include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      da Vinci Workshop – Using recycled materials, off-the-shelf supplies, and tools and technology ranging from saws and hammers to circuits and robotics, visitors can use tools, tinker, design, build, and invent like the artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. A vertical airstream allows experimentation with aerodynamics principles and engineering flying and hovering prototypes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Brain Building Together – A dedicated space for children aged birth through three and their parents and caregivers, this exhibit was designed based on the latest in early brain development research to support playing, exploring, and experimenting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Simple Machines Gallery – Visitors explore balls, ramps, gears and cogs, inclined planes, screws, and pulleys to see and feel how these simple machines use mechanical advantage to accomplish a task. Children can create and set off a chain reaction and use gears to flap the wings of the giant da Vinci ornithopter—an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings—overhead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sound Gallery – The amazing properties of sound become visible and hands-on for all. Visitors will explore and experience sound by seeing, hearing and feeling waves and physical vibrations. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yes, It’s Math! – This gallery of fun, hands-on activities uses real world, visual interpretations of math concepts to show that math is all around us, every day, and we are naturally good at it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A-Mazing Airways – This 13’-foot-tall interactive pneumatic sculpture of tubes and blowers allows visitors to test and demonstrate the incredible power of air. It is the only free-standing exhibit of its kind in North America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Water Gallery – Laminar Flow, Double Open Vortex, Morphable Stream, the Coanda Effect—the fascinating scientific principles of water are pure, wet fun through hands-on experimentation in this all-new exhibit. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Light & Color Gallery – This visitor-favorite exhibit on the properties of and relationship between light and color has been reimagined and recreated using LED technology to be more vividly engaging for all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bessie’s House – a reproduction façade of the original Children’s Discovery Museum building is inside the new museum, with reimagined and accessible versions of iconic exhibits designed for early learners, including the Train Room, Ship Room, Bessie’s Diner, and Backyard at Night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Community Gallery -- A 1,500 square foot open space will allow the museum to host traveling exhibits that complement its regular collection; it will also accommodate large-scale, long-term visitor projects. The museum will open with Bricks, Sticks, and Arches, a community building project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Valentine’s Day – Thoreauly Antiques

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Valentine’s Day Open House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Our shop will be brimming full of Antique Valentine Cards & Decor

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Find the perfect gift for your loved ones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Estate jewelry~Eclectic tokens of love~Rare books

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join us Saturday February 10th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10am-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Festive Treats

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Email Sign-up Give Aways

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop, Save and Support The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shop, Save and Support The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle: Over 40 retailers in Concord have teamed with The Scholarship Fund to offer "specials" to customers who have purchased wristbands to raise money for The Fund. Great way to purchase a Valentine's gift and support The Fund and retailers. Some of the Chamber members participating in the event include



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Albright Art                                           Artinian Jewelry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bedford Farms                                      Blue Dry Goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Callie & Fen                                           Comina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colonial Stores                                     Concord Colonial Inn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colonial Gardens                                 Concord Lamp & Shade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord 5 & 10                                     Fairbanks & Perry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Debra's Natural Gourmet                   Grasshopper Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Frame-ables                                           juju
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lyn Evans                                               Nashoba Brook Bakery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nesting                                                    noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Perceptions                                            Revolutionary Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sara Campbell                                       Thoreauly Antiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Vanderhoof Hardware




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Discovery Museum Grand Opening Weekend

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              New museum name and brand launched

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grand Opening Weekend February 10 and 11; children admitted free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Acton, MA – After 35 years of operation, more than 4.6 million children and families served, tens of thousands of family memories made, and millions of hands-on STEAM-based A-HA! moments enjoyed, the expanded, completely renovated, fully accessible, and now single-building Discovery Museum will open its doors to the New England community for a grand opening celebration weekend February 10 and 11, 2018, 9:00am to 4:30pm each day. Children 12 and under will be free all weekend as a Thank You to the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Signature new museum exhibits include:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              da Vinci Workshop – Using recycled materials, off-the-shelf supplies, and tools and technology ranging from saws and hammers to circuits and robotics, visitors can use tools, tinker, design, build, and invent like the artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. A vertical airstream allows experimentation with aerodynamics principles and engineering flying and hovering prototypes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Brain Building Together – A dedicated space for children aged birth through three and their parents and caregivers, this exhibit was designed based on the latest in early brain development research to support playing, exploring, and experimenting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Simple Machines Gallery – Visitors explore balls, ramps, gears and cogs, inclined planes, screws, and pulleys to see and feel how these simple machines use mechanical advantage to accomplish a task. Children can create and set off a chain reaction and use gears to flap the wings of the giant da Vinci ornithopter—an aircraft that flies by flapping its wings—overhead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sound Gallery – The amazing properties of sound become visible and hands-on for all. Visitors will explore and experience sound by seeing, hearing and feeling waves and physical vibrations. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, It’s Math! – This gallery of fun, hands-on activities uses real world, visual interpretations of math concepts to show that math is all around us, every day, and we are naturally good at it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A-Mazing Airways – This 13’-foot-tall interactive pneumatic sculpture of tubes and blowers allows visitors to test and demonstrate the incredible power of air. It is the only free-standing exhibit of its kind in North America.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Water Gallery – Laminar Flow, Double Open Vortex, Morphable Stream, the Coanda Effect—the fascinating scientific principles of water are pure, wet fun through hands-on experimentation in this all-new exhibit. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Light & Color Gallery – This visitor-favorite exhibit on the properties of and relationship between light and color has been reimagined and recreated using LED technology to be more vividly engaging for all.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bessie’s House – a reproduction façade of the original Children’s Discovery Museum building is inside the new museum, with reimagined and accessible versions of iconic exhibits designed for early learners, including the Train Room, Ship Room, Bessie’s Diner, and Backyard at Night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Community Gallery -- A 1,500 square foot open space will allow the museum to host traveling exhibits that complement its regular collection; it will also accommodate large-scale, long-term visitor projects. The museum will open with Bricks, Sticks, and Arches, a community building project.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Order Now – Verrill Farm Valentine’s Dinner for You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valentine’s Dinner - From the heart of our kitchen to your table!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This year’s mid-winter, mid-week Valentine’s date says put your reservations on hold and make the evening a special occasion at home with dinner for two provided by Verrill Farm!   The three course dinner is restaurant elegant, comes with a long stemmed rose and is perfectly priced to leave money in your pocket for a bottle of bubbly.    The menu includes:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Antipasto salad for Two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Choice of entrée:  Duck leg confit and pan seared duck breast;  Beef Wellington with sherry mushroom sauce;  Seafood mixed grill;  Portobello mushroom strudel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • French Finale Sampler: an eclair, canelé, hand crafted chocolate & macarons.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valentine’s Dinner for Two is $80.00 ($40 per person).  Please place orders by Sunday, February 11, for  pick up on Valentine’s Day between noon and 6:00 pm. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Strategies


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bay Path University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  521 Virginia Road




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kevin Fudge from the American Student Assistance Organization will be speaking at Bay Path University Concord on February 17th from 10-11:30 am on college loan forgiveness programs and college loan repayment strategies.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  People who would benefit from attending are: current college students, high school seniors and their parents and those thinking about returning to college.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Click here to download the seminar notice and to obtain additional information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm – Cooking Classes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    February School Vacation Cooking Classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  3:00 - 4:30 pm in the farm stand kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • These hands-on classes are popular & sell out quickly so sign up soon!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • $30.00 per student.  Registration & prepayment required.  Call 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tuesday, February 20:  Easy as Pie - Baking for Grades 4 - 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Chocolate Cream Pie, Banana Cream Pie & Fresh Fruit Tarts!  Chefs-in-training will make fillings, assemble & decorate these tasty desserts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Verrill Farm – Cooking Classes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      February School Vacation Cooking Classes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  3:00 - 4:30 pm in the farm stand kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • These hands-on classes are popular & sell out quickly so sign up soon!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • $30.00 per student.  Registration & prepayment required.  Call 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, February 22:  Cooking with Kevin for Grades 1 - 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stuffed Things - raviolis, dumplings, savory tarts & empanadas!  A menu of fun to make & fun to eat favorites for these young chefs!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 4 Month Clothing and Shoe Drive Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Clothing & Shoe Drive, March 1- July 8 – During the run of the exhibition Fresh Goods, bring new or clean and gently used clothing to donate to the Wish Project in Lowell and Catie’s Closet. The Wish Project is a critical resource for families in need. Catie’s Closet converts school classrooms into place for students to gather clothing and essentials Check concordmuseum.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        for a full list of requested items. Tattered and worn out clothing will not be accepted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Kid’s Costume Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kids’ Opening Costume Party, Saturday March 3, 2:00pm - 4:00pm Hey kids! Bring your grownups to the Concord Museum for a family-friendly opening of Fresh Goods. Put on your favorite costume or outfit, and join us for crafts, games, and snacks. Included with Museum admission. Members free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Conservatory of Music’s American Roots Winter Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Conservatory of Music’s American Roots (not just) BBQ, Bluegrass, & Bourbon Winter Party—On Saturday evening on March 3rd, 2018, The Concord Conservatory of Music’s American Roots Winter Party, its only annual fundraising will bring together CCM friends, family, faculty and anyone who appreciates music, for an exceptional fun-filled musical event. American Roots music is uplifting, infectious, lively and extremely entertaining. CCM welcomes the community to attend the Winter Party to enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ dinner, bourbon tasting, fantastic bluegrass music, and live and silent auctions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CCM’s own award-winning flatpicking guitarist Tony Watt and Southeast Expressway band will perform. Party-goers will also enjoy music performed by some very talented CCM students. The evening includes live and silent auctions presenting exciting items like unique vacation items, Celtic’s tickets, excellent restaurant experiences, and so much more. There’s truly something for everyone.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            CCM, the area’s non-profit music community school, is dedicated to bringing exceptional music educational and performance opportunities to our community. Funds raised from the Winter Party allows CCM to make high-quality music education and performance opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels accessible—regardless of their ability to pay. We are particularly grateful for the support of this year’s Melody Sponsors, Middlesex Savings Bank and Woodman & Eaton, P.C., Counsellors at Law.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “Our Winter Party is a celebration and a fundraiser to support this community school of music,” said Kate Yoder, Executive Director and founder of the Conservatory. “CCM and our partners work together to provide comprehensive, high-quality music instruction and outstanding performances for all to attend. We create a community of music lovers, and inspire the next generation musicians.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Purchase American Roots Winter Party tickets at www.ConcordConservatory.org, call 978-369-0010 or email info@ConcordConservatory.org. To donate auction/raffle items or to sponsor the event, please contact Sue Seger at sseger@ConcordConservatory.org. The Concord Conservatory of Music is located in the West Concord Union Church at 1317 Main Street in Concord, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Bookshop Jen Petro-Roy presents P. S. I Miss You

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday, March 4 at 3pm, when local author Jen Petro-Roy launches her middle grade novel, P. S. I Miss You.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              There will be time for Q&A and book signing after the author talk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • True Islam Understanding Our Community





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join Concord resident Nasir Rana and members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to learn about True Islam: what it is, and how to counter ignorance about the world’s second largest religion. For addition information see True Islam 3.7.18.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Bookshop – Cass Sunstein with “Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America.”


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Great discussion with fellow Concordian Cass Sunstein  - "Can It Happen Here?: Authoritarianism in America." This is a thought-provoking collection of essays written by distinguished thinkers and theorists who explore the lessons of history, how democracies crumble, how propaganda works, and the role of the media, courts, elections, and “fake news” in the modern political landscape—and what the future of the United States may hold.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Gallery Talk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fresh Goods Gallery Talk, Saturday, March 10, 2:00pm - 2:30pm Join Concord Museum Curator David Wood for a closer look at Fresh Goods: Shopping for Clothing in a New England Town, 1750-1900. Check out www.concordmuseum.org for monthly curator-led gallery talks. Included with Museum admission. Members free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Bookshop – Emily Sweeney presents Gangland Boston: A Tour through the Streets of Organized Crime

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join us on Sunday, March 11 at 3pm, when Boston Globe journalist Emily Sweeney presents her new work of non-fiction, Gangland Boston. There will be time for Q&A and book signing after the presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Bookshop'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • West Concord’s 1st Surrealist Art Show Opening











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You’re invited to W Concord’s 1st Surrealist Art Show Opening: 5-7 PM Thursday March 15th



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ArtScape/Bradford Mill



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (enter building 43, door next to tracks)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prizes to be awarded.












                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Bookshop – Kate Greathead presents Laura & Emma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kate Greathead presents Laura & Emma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spring Awakening Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SPRING AWAKENING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday & Saturday March 23 & 24, 2018 at 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Debussy, Schumann, Young Artist Concerto Competition winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pre-concert recitals at 7:15pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm Birthday Party






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, March 24, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Birthday Party with cake & ice cream, kid’s activities, balloons, prizes, live music, and more!  Everyone’s invited to stop by for this free event!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 Wheeler Street                




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spring Awakening Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SPRING AWAKENING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday & Saturday March 23 & 24, 2018 at 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debussy, Schumann, Young Artist Concerto Competition winner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pre-concert recitals at 7:15pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord-Carlisle ACE Branding and Design Course


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    One-day seminar on Branding and Design, covering logos, business cards, websites, marketing and social media. It takes place next Wednesday, March 28, from 7-9 pm at CCHS, and the fee is $35. People can register online atwww.concordcarlisleace.org or by calling 978-318-1432.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Conversations in a Civil Society: Agreeing to Disagree






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "The right to criticize, the right to hold unpopular beliefs, the right to protest, the right of independent thought, all basic principles of Americanism.” - Margaret Chase Smith

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Come join this discussion on how to navigate our differences: politics, religion, values, life style. How do we learn to have conversations around issues that sometimes divide us? How do we learn to listen better, discuss, and even bridge that divide?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moderator: Ethan Hoblitzelle, Social Studies teacher, CCHS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Panelists:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ona Ferguson from Consensus Building Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Robert Munro from Middlesex School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Rose Pavlov from Ivy Child

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tuesday, April 3rd, 7:00 pm at Concord-Carlisle High School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 at the door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Student tickets are $5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Please click on the link below for additional information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Conversations




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Carlisle ACE DIY Graphic Design


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         DIY Graphic Design. This course takes place on Wednesday, April 4, also from 7-9 at CCHS. People can register online atwww.concordcarlisleace.org or by calling 978-318-1432.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – Alan Lightman presents Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Alan Lightman presents Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Spring Business Recycling Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hello Concord Businesses,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Spring 2018 Business Recycling Event is scheduled for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *Friday, April 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            *9:00-12:00*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LOCATION: 133 Keyes Road, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (see map on page 4 of attachment)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MATERIALS COLLECTED:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            * Electronics: computers, TVs, printers, phones, fax machines, etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            * Fluorescent bulbs, batteries, ballasts, mercury devices.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            * DOCUMENTS ($5.00 per box. Cash or check payable to A1 DATASHRED, LLC). Documents will be collected on-site and shredded off-site.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A1 DATASHRED, LLC. is NAID Certified. Certificates of Destruction provided upon request.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For details, prices, and registration form, see attachment or go to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            https://ma-concord.civicplus.com/511/Commercial-Recycling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TO REGISTER: Contact CRS directly at (866) 277-9797 or fax completed form to CRS at (508) 402-7750.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please pre-register by April 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, April 7th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bedford Pole Capping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wilson Park, Bedford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              10:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This ceremony features a march, displays of musketry, and fife and drum music. The main event is the raising of a tall wooden pole, which is climbed by a Bedford Minuteman and affixed with a red knitted cap.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meriam’s Corner Exercise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              737 Lexington Rd, Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Minute companies, fife and drum, and the Concord Independent Battery commemorate the fight at Meriam’s Corner. There will be musket and cannon firing and fife and drum music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Paul Revere Capture Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              200 North Great Rd, Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Lincoln Minute Men observe the historic capture of Paul Revere with a dramatic re-telling of Longfellow's famous poem, fife and drum music and a musket fire salute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Bookshop – Susan Tan presents Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Susan Tan presents Cilla Lee-Jenkins: This Book Is a Classic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Bookshop – Joseph Rosenbloom presents Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Joseph Rosenbloom presents Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Battle Road Demonstration: “Parker’s Revenge”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Battle Road Trail behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Lexington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    This event will feature hundreds of reenactors, musket firing and fast-paced battle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    action along a hotly-contested stretch of the actual Battle Road of 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ample parking is available at Minuteman Regional High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Musem Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As part of the Museum’s Patriot Day celebration – and for the 2nd year in a row – the historic Wright Tavern will have an open house on Saturday, April 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Monday, April 16, 9:00 am-1:00pm where visitors can learn about the historic Wright Tavern’s role as the headquarters of the Minutemen in the early morning of April 19, 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Don’t miss the Concord Museum’s outstanding collections including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” Paul Revere lantern, powder horns and muskets, British cannon balls, and other Revolutionary War objects. On Saturday, April 14 join the Billerica Colonial Minutemen on the Museum lawn as they demonstrate candle and soap-making, musket firing, leather stitching, musket ball casting, and baking bread as they prepare for the upcoming battle with the British.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Patriots’ Ball

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Museum is reviving a beloved old Concord tradition –   the Patriots’ Ball! The event will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the historic National Guard Armory, 91 Everett Street, 7:00pm to midnight.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In keeping with the over 200-year-old Concord celebration, guests will be invited to participate in Patriots’ Ball traditions including the drum-off between the Concord Minutemen and the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps. Once again, guests will be invited to participate in festive Grand March parade from the Armory to First Parish Church and at the stroke of midnight will witness a re-enactment of Dr. Samuel Prescott’s fateful horse ride into Concord – to warn residents that the British soldiers were coming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Patriots’ Ball itself has a rich history dating to the 19th century, when it was organized by the National Guard before being taken over by the Concord Minutemen. In 1925 the Patriots’ Ball commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and its 1928 iteration was called the Antiquarian Ball benefiting the Concord Antiquarian Society, which is now known as the Concord Museum. According to the Concord Journal in 1928, “Dana Bartlett went dressed as his own grandfather, the historic Dr. Josiah Bartlett. An old time minuet was danced by young girls in Revolutionary garb.” Over the years the Patriots’ Ball has been hosted by different organizations including a benefit for the Concord Fire Department and an annual Dance Ball. A committee including Marie Foley, owner of the downtown Concord store Revolutionary Concord; Pam D’Ambrosio; and Meg Gaudet, owner of A New Leaf in West Concord; dutifully kept the tradition alive for 18 years. They produced the most recent Patriots’ Ball in 2012. Marie explained, “Pam, Meg, and I are so glad the Concord Museum has revived the Patriots’ Ball and the traditions are being carried on. Everyone have a great time!”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In addition to the Ball’s traditions this year’s festivities will include Americana-themed food and drinks, colorful décor, and entertainment by Carlisle’s popular rock band The Hip Replacements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This year’s Patriots’ Ball is organized by the Guild of Volunteers and the event committee includes Aura Bruce, Kelly Benkert, Kim Piculell Coughlin, Michelle McArdle, Pam Nelson, Sarah Walton, and K.C. Winslow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Co-President and Committee Chair Aura Bruce, explained “We are thrilled to bring back the Patriots’ Ball to help celebrate Concord’s revolutionary history. All proceeds from the Ball will benefit the Museum’s education and public programs that serve over 17,000 students and life-long learners each year – what better way to ensure that future generations carry on this important community tradition.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        To purchase tickets and for more information go to www.concordmuseum.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "Warlike Preparations" and the Search of the Barrett Property

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Colonel James Barrett House (448 Barrett's Mill Road, Concord)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (British soldiers arrive at approximately 3:00 p.m.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Visit the home of Colonel James Barrett and his family. Learn about the intense military preparations that took place in and around the home in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of war (April 19, 1775). Help make cartridges for the minute men. Keep watch for British soldiers and help hide the military supplies before they arrive!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patriot’s Day Events and Parade (Cancelled) in Concord Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lexington Battle Reenactment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lexington Green, Lexington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              British and Colonial reenactors stage a reenactment of the early-morning battle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight / Concord Parade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              North Bridge, Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              8:45 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              British and Colonial reenactors will commemorate the “Shot heard round the world” with a battle demonstration. Immediately following, the Concord Patriot's Day parade will arrive around 9:30 a.m. NOTE: all of the roads in the center of town are closed to vehicles beginning at 8:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Parade Details: Cancelled due to weather



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parade Formation – 8:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parade Step-Off – 9:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parade Start: Armory at the corner of Stow Street and Everett Street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Parade Parking: Arrive Early- Alcott School Parking Area at the end of Stow

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional parking on Hubbard, Thoreau and Walden Streets. REMEMBER the parking lots fill up fast.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • REMEMBER – Roads begin to close after 8:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NO musket firing in the parade. NO flintlock pistols (MA law).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ALL cartridge boxes are to be EMPTY as per National Park Service rules and Massachusetts law.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NO sunglasses, dark lenses, etc. All non-18th century items are to be hidden.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • This is a NSSAR Historic Ceremony and a Silver Color Guard Medal Event.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Patriots Day at the Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Colonial Cloth with Cluck and Baa Farm, Monday, April 16, 11:00am - 4:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Drop by the Concord Museum to learn about spinning, weaving, and meet the animals themselves from Cluck and Baa Farm of Hollis, N.H. Included with Museum admission. Members free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Musem Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As part of the Museum’s Patriot Day celebration – and for the 2nd year in a row – the historic Wright Tavern will have an open house on Saturday, April 14, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm and Monday, April 16, 9:00 am-1:00pm where visitors can learn about the historic Wright Tavern’s role as the headquarters of the Minutemen in the early morning of April 19, 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Don’t miss the Concord Museum’s outstanding collections including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” Paul Revere lantern, powder horns and muskets, British cannon balls, and other Revolutionary War objects. On Saturday, April 14 join the Billerica Colonial Minutemen on the Museum lawn as they demonstrate candle and soap-making, musket firing, leather stitching, musket ball casting, and baking bread as they prepare for the upcoming battle with the British.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum History Adventures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Vacation Week – History Adventures, April 17-20, 11:00am - 3:00pm to get hands-on with history through a week of different demonstrations of sewing, weaving, and the creation of colonial militia uniforms. Included with Museum admission. Members free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patriot Vigil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Patriot Vigil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      North Bridge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lantern light procession: 7:50 p.m. (step off at North Bridge Visitor Center)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ceremony at North Bridge: 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      As darkness descends upon the North Bridge battlefield we invite you to come and reflect on the events of April 19, 1775 and the meaning of liberty. The evening ceremony will feature a lantern-light procession, poetry, music, and a recitation of the names of the soldiers who gave their lives on that “ever-memorable” 19th of April. Please note, if you would like to participate in the procession at 7:50 p.m. we ask you bring your own enclosed candle lantern - no flashlights in the procession please.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dawn Salute
North Bridge, Concord
 6:00 a.m

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Minute Men and the Concord Independent Battery observe the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        opening battle of the Revolution in a 21 gun salute with musket and cannon fire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Visitor Center Hours:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        North Bridge Visitor Center: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Minute Man Visitor Center: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Remembering the Ladies
North Bridge, Concord 
10:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On April 19, 1775, when many men had gone in response to the alarm, women in some communities armed themselves and provided local security in the midst of the crisis. In commemoration of these brave Daughters of Liberty, the Molly Cutthroats, a living history group dedicated to the role of women in the Revolution, will fire a ceremonial volley of musketry from North Bridge.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
North Bridge, Concord 
11:30 a.m. (approximately)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute will make their annual march to

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        North Bridge from the Town of Sudbury. They will fire three musket volleys off North Bridge as a soldierly salute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sons of the American Revolution, Henry Knox Color Guard
North Bridge, Concord 
12:30 p.m. (approximately)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Henry Knox Color Guard will fire three volleys from North Bridge in honor of our Revolutionary Forbearers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – George C. Daughan presents Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          George C. Daughan presents Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Merlin’s Silver Star Open House


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travel Social

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Travel Social featuring Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is to be held at 33 Bradford Street, The Wheelhouse, from 5:30  – 6:30 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All are welcome, the event is free but RSVPs are required by April 30, 2018. If interested contact Peggy Dawson t at 978-460-5642 or peggy@cruiseplanners.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Lecture Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Indigenous Look: Attire in 18th Century Massachusetts, Thursday, May 3, 7:00pm - 8:00pm Aquinnah Wampanoag artist and designer Elizabeth James-Perry will discuss the period from 1750 – 1900 in term of Indigenous Massachusetts attire and jewelry. Elizabeth creates Eastern Woodlands clothing and accessories directly informed from her 17th and 18th -century Wampanoag ancestors, and will bring examples of her work, which has been exhibited nationally. Members free, Non-members $5.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Annual Give Back Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Participating Businesses:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artisans Way
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blue Dry Goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Callie & Fen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Teacakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debra's Natural Gourmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frame-ables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  J. McLaughlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  noa Jewelry & Fine Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nesting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Premier Properties of NE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reasons to be Cheerful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reflections
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sara Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  West Concord Wine & Spirits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  West Concord 5 & 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  West Concord Pharmacy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Minute Man March Fundraising Walk


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fundraising Pure Barre Pop Up Class at Harvard General Store


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • West Concord Spring Festival


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National Park Service Freedoms Way Gropius House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          National Park Service Freedoms Way Gropius House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          68 Bakers Bridge Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Lincoln MA 01773
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          781-259-08098

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Free guided tours on the half hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 am to 4 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Bookshop – Sandy Stott presents Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sandy Stott presents Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Art May 8-13 – Spring into Art Week


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Transgressing the Color Line

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Transgressing the Color Line: Depictions of Free Blacks in the Popular Press- Thursday, May 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join writer and historian Jonathan Michael Square, professor of Fashion History at Harvard University, as he analyzes images of free African Americans in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston that appeared in the Popular Press. Members free, Non-members $5.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For well over a decade, the Stage Coach Inn in Groton, MA welcomed pickers for a monthly jam on Saturday nights thanks in large part to host Paul Murray and the Boston Bluegrass Union (BBU). Since the Groton Inn burned down years ago, the BBU has been hoping to find a new location to revive these wonderful jams. BBU is now partnering with The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) to co-sponsor a new Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam in West Concord from 7:00 – 9:30 pm. This monthly jam is open to all ages and bluegrass instruments for advanced beginner musicians and above. The fee is $5 payable at the door.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The purpose of our jam is for non-beginner instrumentalists to have the opportunity to play with other musicians, or come just to listen. Attending a jam is an invaluable experience as it teaches improvisation, tone, dynamics and overall musicality.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Through June 2018, the jams will take place at the Concord Conservatory of Music located at 1317 Main Street, Concord (within the West Concord Union Church). There is plenty of free street parking around CCM. The jams will feature a rotating cast of hosts, and there are at least five separate rooms to jam in at CCM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For more information, go to www.ConcordConseravatory.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For additional information, click the following -CCM Second Saturday Bluegrass Jam with BBU

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mother’s Day Brunch – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dynamic mother-daughter duo, Joan Verrill and Jen Verrill Faddoul, are hosting Verrill Farm’s 12th annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 13 - along with co-owner Steve Verrill, of course!   The outdoor brunch is a tradition for many returning families and always attracts new ones as well.   Seatings every half hour from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm; reservations are required and must be made in advance by calling 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ‘We know how important family is and love the positive feedback on our Mother’s Day brunch,’ says Joan Verrill, adding ‘people say it’s a perfect multi-generational event; they rave about the variety and flavorful food choices and the casual outdoor setting where they can relax and finish eating while kids play in fields beside the tents.’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Newborns to nineties come for brunch and discover a buffet including food for all ages and appetites - from breakfast to lunch, sweet to savory, a popular omelet station and Mimosas from the cash bar!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm’s signature striped tents are pitched in early May for the summer event season starting with the Mother’s Day brunch buffet which features: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Omelet Station - made to order with your choice of fillings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Pancakes with Massachusetts maple syrup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Ham, home fries &  salad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Scones & muffins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Pastries & cookies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Beverages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Entertainment by pianist Jeremy Silver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Cash bar serving Mimosas, Bloody Marys & wine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $38.00 per adult.  $12.00 for kids 12 & under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reservations Required.  Please call 978.369.4494 by Friday, May 11


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Evening at Gropius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln, Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      During this evening slide show and house tour, see how Walter Gropius’ innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean, contemporary lines of Modern design. Light refreshments provided.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $35 Historic New England members $45 nonmembers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or register online.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      www.historicnewengland.org



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday & Saturday May 18 & 19, 2018 at 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday May 20, 2018 at 2pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Maureen McMullan, vocalist; Susan Jackson, flute soloist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bernstein, John Williams, Hoffer, Liszt, Leibermann, Lerner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My Fair Lady Sing-Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Orchestra Pops opens its three-day run. Join us for a "heroic" concert program, featuring our flutist Susan Jackson and expressive guest vocalist Jeffrey Korn. It's as if he is singing Gershwin's wonderful songs just to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          There's table seating sized for your group, with delicious snacks and drinks. Door prizes too. And we need you in the sing-along.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It's all happening at 51 Walden in Concord, MA. Reserve your seats now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LIEBERMANN, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra --Susan Jackson, Flute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LERNER/BENNETT, Selections from My Fair Lady, Sing Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Verrill Farm Asparagus Field Tour and Asparagus Sampling

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On Saturday, May 19, Steve Verrill will lead a tour of the asparagus field -  sharing tips on planting, tending and harvesting.  The tour leaves from the farm stand at 9:00 am prompt and last approximately an hour and a half.  Reservations are not necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            From 11 am - 2 pm on May 19, Verrill Farm chefs will be making dishes with asparagus for customers to sample - from soup, to grilled, to quiche and more!  Pick up a bunch of asparagus and recipes before leaving the stand!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday & Saturday May 18 & 19, 2018 at 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday May 20, 2018 at 2pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maureen McMullan, vocalist; Susan Jackson, flute soloist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bernstein, John Williams, Hoffer, Liszt, Leibermann, Lerner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              My Fair Lady Sing-Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Orchestra Pops opens its three-day run. Join us for a "heroic" concert program, featuring our flutist Susan Jackson and expressive guest vocalist Jeffrey Korn. It's as if he is singing Gershwin's wonderful songs just to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                There's table seating sized for your group, with delicious snacks and drinks. Door prizes too. And we need you in the sing-along.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                It's all happening at 51 Walden in Concord, MA. Reserve your seats now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LIEBERMANN, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra --Susan Jackson, Flute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LERNER/BENNETT, Selections from My Fair Lady, Sing Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Orchestra Pops opens its three-day run. Join us for a "heroic" concert program, featuring our flutist Susan Jackson and expressive guest vocalist Jeffrey Korn. It's as if he is singing Gershwin's wonderful songs just to you.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  There's table seating sized for your group, with delicious snacks and drinks. Door prizes too. And we need you in the sing-along.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It's all happening at 51 Walden in Concord, MA. Reserve your seats now!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LIEBERMANN, Concerto for Flute and Orchestra --Susan Jackson, Flute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  LERNER/BENNETT, Selections from My Fair Lady, Sing Along

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Travel Experts Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Karl Kannstadter from Silversea Cruises will be at Concord’s Colonial Inn from 5:30 – 7:00 pm to talk about Silversea Cruises and Expeditions. He is a former expedition leader.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The event is complimentary, however, RSVPs are required by May 18, 2018. If interested contact Peggy Dawson at  978-460-5642 or peggy@cruiseplanners.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Shifts, Stays, and Pannier

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shifts, Stays, and Pannier- Thursday, May 31, 7:00pm -8:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join historians and living history interpreters Linda Green and Michelle Gabrielson for an in depth look at how women got dressed every day in the 1700s. They will explore the “ins” and “outs” of a typical 18th century woman’s dress from a common, lower to middling class status to an upper class persona. Each layer of clothing will be discussed with a focus on fabric, style, and purpose. Perfect for anyone interested in the colonial era costume or the lives of women in the 18th century! Museum members free, Non-members $5.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fundraising Class Pure Barre Run Walk for Cancer Emerson Hospital


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Middlesex Jazz Festival


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluegrass Jam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Monthly bluegrass Jam session at CCM--every month from October through June. Sponsored by the Boston Bluegrass Union the jam sessions will occur on the second Saturday of every month between October and June, 7:00 – 9:30 pmThe first Monthly Bluegrass Jam is on Saturday, October 14th at CCM.  The fee is $5, payable at the door. Attached is a press release with the details as well as a photo of a recent CCM jam session.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            For additional information, click the following - CCM Monthly Bluegrass Jam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Verrill Farm Strawberry Festival






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              June 23, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Strawberry Festival.  Celebrate the farm’s first crop with PYO, Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry ice cream, live music, pony & hay rides and more!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Wheeler Street



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm – Farm Day and Dessert Contest






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday, September 15, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Farm Day & Dessert Contest.  Farm tours on the hay wagon with Steve Verrill, demonstrations, live music, food!  Enter your favorite in our dessert contest - family favorites from past generations are especially welcome.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 60th Anniversary Gala Minute Man Arc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Save the day for this wonderful event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm 100 Year Celebration






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    December 30, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm 100 Year Celebration - Past & Future.  The fields winter over in preparation for a new year and Verrill Farm starts planting the seeds for a new century!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 Wheeler Street