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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 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