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.

                                                                                                          • Attic Treasures – Concord Art


                                                                                                            • 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.

                                                                                                                          • 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


                                                                                                                              • 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!

                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                      • Discover West Concord Day

                                                                                                                                          Some of the events planned for this day include:

                                                                                                                                          1. Debra’s Natural Gourmet Birthday Party -  Business Turns 28!   10:00 - 2:0o pm, Non-GMO FOOD FAIR!  Debra's will  have cake and ice cream, of course, but also some favorite companies sampling food.

                                                                                                                                          2. West Concord 5 & 10 and Reasons to be Cheerful will be sponsoring store events!

                                                                                                                                          3. The Concord Flower Shop, we will be holding a Make Your Own Mini Pumpkin Arrangement Workshop. This is Free (limit one per person) and will be offered from 10-2 or while supplies last.

                                                                                                                                          4. noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts - 10am-3pm Meet/Greet several local artists in our courtyard and see their unique offerings. Confirmed to date are Jen Niles Art, Scented Soaps by Karen and My Little Gems Bracelets, and Roll Studios featuring handmade metalwork jewelry. - 10am-3pm Meet/Greet several local artists in our courtyard and see their unique offerings. Confirmed to date are Jen Niles Art, Scented Soaps by Karen and My Little Gems Bracelets, and Roll Studios featuring handmade metalwork jewelry.

                                                                                                                                          5. Orangetheory Fitness will be setting up a tent on their lawn at Brookside Square with giveaways and finger painting for the kids.

                                                                                                                                          6. Concord Teacakes will be hosting live music from hometown musician Marc Pinansky. Pinansky, who fronts the award-winning Boston rock band Township, will be playing his wonderful solo acoustic music at Teacakes from 10-11:30.


                                                                                                                                        • 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

                                                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                                                                • 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!

                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                      • Pajama Day

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

                                                                                                                                                          Debra's Natural Gourmet sale items are 5:00-9:00 am = 20% off your shopping total.  Wear pajamas and get a free muffin.

                                                                                                                                                        • 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

                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                            • Holiday Tree Lighting Event


                                                                                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                                    • 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