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

                                                                                                                                                        • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

                                                                                                                                                          •  The Concord Players Fall Huddle

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

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

                                                                                                                                                               

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





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




                                                                                                                                                              • Envision Concord Open House







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

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

                                                                                                                                                                  at two locations:

                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Center near Monument Square by the Concord Bell

                                                                                                                                                                  (Rain Location – Main Street Café)

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

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





                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                • Discover West Concord Day

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

                                                                                                                                                                     



                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                    With regard to Debra's birthday:




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

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

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





                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                  • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

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

                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                      11 Wheeler Street
                                                                                                                                                                      Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                    • Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                        Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                      • Archaeology Finds of Minute Man National Historical Park

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                          Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                        • Halloween Tales

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Saturday, October 21st and 28th

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

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

                                                                                                                                                                              First Parish

                                                                                                                                                                              20 Lexington Road

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

                                                                                                                                                                              Adults $10, Students $5

                                                                                                                                                                            • The Concord Band Fall Concert: Songs and Dances

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                              • Authoring a Nation: A Hawthorne Neighborhood Walking Tour

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Henry David Thoreau: Surveyor of the Soul

                                                                                                                                                                                      Portrait of Henry David Thoreau, post screening discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Museum members $5, non members $10

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Bookshop – The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing





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




                                                                                                                                                                                      • Annual Thoreau Street Halloween Trick or Treat Event


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


                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                          Participating businesses:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Bookshop – Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide





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





                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Ever New Self Symposium

                                                                                                                                                                                              8 scholars will discuss Thoreau's Journal

                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                              Event at the Fenn School

                                                                                                                                                                                            • PYO Pumpkins – Verrill Farm

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

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ghostly Haunted Retail Tour Concord Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ghoulish Tricks or Treats – Thoreauly Antiques


                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What Would Henry Do?

                                                                                                                                                                                                      What Would Henry Do?


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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Bookshop – Renoir: An Intimate Biography





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




                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sleepy Hollow-een Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tour Sleepy Hollow Cemetery with a Concord Museum guid

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Museum members $5, Non members $10

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Engel & Völkers – Halloween Trick or Treat Event


                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bystander Intervention Training






                                                                                                                                                                                                              November 2 and 8, 2017

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Click on the Brochure below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                              What Would You Do (1)





                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gallery Talk Series

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Runway Event


                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grand Opening Celebration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grand Opening Celebration for

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

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (entrance on Mill Dam Lane)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Enjoy refreshments and 20% off your purchase.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Contact:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    emily@callieandfen.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    978-369-3908

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Undoing Racism Talk Cohosted with First Parish in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Undoing Racism Talk Cohosted with First Parish in Concord


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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bystander Intervention Training

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        November 2 and 8, 2017

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Click on the Brochure below.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What Would You Do (1)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Honoring Sacrifice

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WWI, Concord and The Wayside

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Art Show Open House Montessori School

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                29 Domino Drive

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Town Meeting – Parking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Location Town House Hearing Room

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Chamber Music at the Concord Conservatory of Music

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



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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pajama Day West Concord

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Early Bird Sale/PJ Party West Concord

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Small Business Saturday

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    A CELEBRATION OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Museum’s 22nd Annual Family Trees



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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thanksgiving Day Buffet – Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thanksgiving Day Buffet

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      November 23, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11AM – 5PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Frame-ables Promotions

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cider and cookies throughout the day at Frame-ables!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Get crafty with special projects related to family trees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Members free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Frame-ables – Small Business Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Cider and cookies throughout the day at Frame-ables!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Small Business Saturday

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Albright Art Celebrations


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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Goodie Bags to the first 25 Customers!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gingerbread House Village – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gingerbread House Village

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Displays beginning November 27th through January 1st

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Bookshop – Ready to Fall








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Our next event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, November 30 at 7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Local author Marcella Pixley presents































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


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
































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Winter Market December 1-3 at The Umbrella

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cider Saturday – Frame-ables

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        photography, original art, and much more!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Frame-ables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        111 Thoreau Street

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thoreauly Antiques Holiday Open House

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Come to Thoreauly Antiques’ Holiday Open House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Saturday December 2nd & Sunday December 3rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          10am-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday is Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting & Holiday Stroll

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Shop for Antique & Vintage Holiday Treasures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy Festive Food & Drink

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          27 Walden Street, Concord


























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holiday House Tour

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Buy Tickets!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Annual Holiday Fair United Woman’s Club of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ANNUAL HOLIDAY FAIR

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Save the date – mark your calendar

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                *Boutique & exceptional attic treasurers.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boxwood Tree Workshop

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • FAMILIES: Holiday Concert

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Orchestra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Orchestra Holiday Family Concert















































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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Holiday Stroll Tree Lighting Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Tree Lighting Event 2017




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3:00 pm



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holiday Carolers

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gingerbread House Display


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holy Family Parish Choir @ Holy Family Parish Outdoor Steps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beantown Swing Orchestra at Hubbard and Walden Streets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • CCHS Radio Music and Commentary - Visitor Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ballon Artist - Visitor Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:50 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        New Parade Route: Stow - Walden - Main Streets


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5:15 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tree lighting and  CCHS Select Chorus









                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5:40 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photos with Santa at the Visitor Center





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ticketed Events

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop –   The Burning Girl 








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sunday, December 3 at 3pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Claire Messud presents









































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          photo credit Ulf Andersen






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

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

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





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































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gallery Talk and Discussion

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location: Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Free for Museum Members and Friends of the Concord Free Libary

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $10 for others

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •   The Concord Bookshop – The War Bride’s Scrapbook








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wednesday, December 6 at 7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Caroline Preston presents












































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

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

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


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

































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Light Up West Concord


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gingerbread House Village – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gingerbread House Village

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Displays beginning November 27th through January 1st

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Band Holiday Pops















































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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Morning with Santa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Members $25/child, accompanying adults free

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Callie & Fen



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Check out the merchandise.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        93 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.callieandfen.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Author and Illustrator Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free with Family Trees, Member free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Open House Bay Path University




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



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








































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Upcoming event - 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, December 14 at 6:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Michael Holley and Tom Curran

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    in conversation and book-signing



























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


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




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

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



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






































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

































                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   













                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wild Walden Woods – Literary Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discussion by Joel Andrews

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Literary Concord Authors Uncovered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Locations: Commons, 2 Harvest Circle Lincoln, MA 01776

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Winter Wonderland – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Winter Wonderland

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      December 16, 2017

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11AM-2PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amahl and the Night Visitors,















































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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        51 Walden Street










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Christmas Eve Buffet – Concord Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          It truly is the most wonderful time of year!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Enjoy the Christmas season with this Colonial Inn Holiday Tradition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          December 24th from 5-9PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          December 25th from 11AM-6PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Christmas Day Buffet – Concord’s Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            It truly is the most wonderful time of year!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Enjoy the Christmas season with this Colonial Inn Holiday Tradition

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 24th from 5-9PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            December 25th from 11AM-6PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Reservations Required

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pancake Breakfast Verrill Farm










































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

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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No reservations necessary - just come on down and enjoy!

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









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
















































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










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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















































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










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A Reflection on Autism Spectrum Disorder

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bay Path University
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      521 Virginia Road

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      John Robison

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Opening Reception – Views from the East


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Verrill Farm – CSA Sign Up Month

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Wheeler Street

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            51 Walden Performing Arts Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ONLINE TICKET SALES:  www.gobeyondthenotes.com

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LOCATION: 51 Walden St, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GENERAL INFO: www.gobeyondthenotes.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Verrill Farm Pancake Breakfast & Benefit

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm – Enjoy Mardi Gras

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Stop in and select the items you want.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shop, Save and Support The Scholarship Fund



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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Shop Locally and buy that special Valentine's Gift!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Albright Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artinian Jewelry



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bedford Farms

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Blue Dry Goods



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Callie & Fen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Comina



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial Stores

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Colonial Inn



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial Gardens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Lamp & Shade



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord 5 & 10

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fairbanks & Perry



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debra's Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Grasshopper Shop



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frame-ables

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  juju



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lyn Evans

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nashoba Brook Bakery



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Nesting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Perceptions

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Revolutionary Concord



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sara Campbell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thoreauly Antiques



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Vanderhoof Hardware


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Discovery Museum Grand Opening Weekend

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New museum name and brand launched

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Grand Opening Weekend February 10 and 11; children admitted free

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Signature new museum exhibits include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Valentine’s Day – Thoreauly Antiques

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Valentine’s Day Open House

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Find the perfect gift for your loved ones

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Estate jewelry~Eclectic tokens of love~Rare books

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join us Saturday February 10th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      10am-5pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Festive Treats

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Email Sign-up Give Aways

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

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



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




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Discovery Museum Grand Opening Weekend

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All-New Discovery Museum Set To Open Its Doors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            New museum name and brand launched

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Grand Opening Weekend February 10 and 11; children admitted free

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Signature new museum exhibits include:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Student Loan Forgiveness and Loan Repayment Strategies


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bay Path University

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                521 Virginia Road




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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verrill Farm – Cooking Classes

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm – Cooking Classes

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 4 Month Clothing and Shoe Drive Concord Museum

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Kid’s Costume Party

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Conservatory of Music’s American Roots Winter Party

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • True Islam Understanding Our Community





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




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


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Gallery Talk

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Bookshop'

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • West Concord’s 1st Surrealist Art Show Opening











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



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ArtScape/Bradford Mill



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (enter building 43, door next to tracks)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prizes to be awarded.












                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookshop – Kate Greathead presents Laura & Emma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kate Greathead presents Laura & Emma

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spring Awakening Concord Orchestra

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Verrill Farm Birthday Party






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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              11 Wheeler Street                




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spring Awakening Concord Orchestra

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord-Carlisle ACE Branding and Design Course


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Conversations in a Civil Society: Agreeing to Disagree






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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Moderator: Ethan Hoblitzelle, Social Studies teacher, CCHS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Panelists:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ona Ferguson from Consensus Building Institute

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Robert Munro from Middlesex School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rose Pavlov from Ivy Child

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Student tickets are $5

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please click on the link below for additional information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Conversations




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Carlisle ACE DIY Graphic Design


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



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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alan Lightman presents Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Spring Business Recycling Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hello Concord Businesses,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Spring 2018 Business Recycling Event is scheduled for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *Friday, April 6, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *9:00-12:00*

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LOCATION: 133 Keyes Road, Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (see map on page 4 of attachment)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          MATERIALS COLLECTED:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          * Fluorescent bulbs, batteries, ballasts, mercury devices.

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Please pre-register by April 5, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, April 7th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Bedford Pole Capping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wilson Park, Bedford

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            10:30 a.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meriam’s Corner Exercise

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            737 Lexington Rd, Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1:00 p.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Revere Capture Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            200 North Great Rd, Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3:00 p.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              65 Main Street

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Battle Road Demonstration: “Parker’s Revenge”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Battle Road Trail behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Lexington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 p.m.

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Musem Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patriots’ Ball

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          "Warlike Preparations" and the Search of the Barrett Property

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lexington Battle Reenactment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lexington Green, Lexington

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5:30 a.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight / Concord Parade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            North Bridge, Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            8:45 a.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Parade Details: Cancelled due to weather



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parade Formation – 8:00 AM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parade Step-Off – 9:00 AM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Patriots Day at the Concord Museum

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Musem Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum History Adventures

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Patriot Vigil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patriot Vigil

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    North Bridge

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Patriot’s Day Events

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Minute Men and the Concord Independent Battery observe the

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Visitor Center Hours:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Merlin’s Silver Star Open House


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Travel Social

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Travel Social featuring Uniworld Boutique River Cruises.

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Lecture Series

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Annual Give Back Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Participating Businesses:


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Minute Man March Fundraising Walk


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fundraising Pure Barre Pop Up Class at Harvard General Store


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • West Concord Spring Festival


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • National Park Service Freedoms Way Gropius House

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Free guided tours on the half hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 am to 4 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Transgressing the Color Line

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bluegrass Jam Concord Conservatory of Music

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

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

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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mother’s Day Brunch – Verrill Farm

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

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

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

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

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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Evening at Gropius

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

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



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Verrill Farm Asparagus Field Tour and Asparagus Sampling

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • POPS 2018: HEROES AND VILLAINS

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Orchestra Pops 2018: Heroes and Villains














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

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See you there!







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday May 18 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saturday May 19 8:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday May 20 2:00 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Program

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BERNSTEIN, Candide Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                LISZT, Mephisto Waltz

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                WILLIAMS, Superman

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                HOFFER, Six By George -- Jeffrey Korn, Vocals

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SOUSA, The Stars and Stripes Forever


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Travel Experts Series

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum Fresh Goods Shifts, Stays, and Pannier

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fundraising Class Pure Barre Run Walk for Cancer Emerson Hospital


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Players Annual Frolic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Players annual Frolic, a year-end celebration and potluck. Strawberry shortcake provided--come join the fun!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 51 Walden Faust


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Opera51's fully staged and costumed production of Faust by Charles Gounod, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Lead roles will be sung by Chris Eaglin, Robin Farnsley, Michael Prichard, Margretta Beatty, Kathryn Tolley, James C.S. Liu, and Ethan Sagin. Tickets are $30/$25 seniors and students. Call 978 369-7911 to reserve or purchase tix on-line.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Middlesex Jazz Festival


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bluegrass Jam

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

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 51 Walden Faust


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Opera51's fully staged and costumed production of Faust by Charles Gounod, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Lead roles will be sung by Chris Eaglin, Robin Farnsley, Michael Prichard, Margretta Beatty, Kathryn Tolley, James C.S. Liu, and Ethan Sagin. Tickets are $30/$25 seniors and students. Call 978 369-7911 to reserve or purchase tix on-line.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 51 Walden Faust


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Opera51's fully staged and costumed production of Faust by Charles Gounod, with chorus and orchestra conducted by Alan Yost. Lead roles will be sung by Chris Eaglin, Robin Farnsley, Michael Prichard, Margretta Beatty, Kathryn Tolley, James C.S. Liu, and Ethan Sagin. Tickets are $30/$25 seniors and students. Call 978 369-7911 to reserve or purchase tix on-line.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Register Now: Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation, Debra’s Natural Gourmet, The Thoreau Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boston-based Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation is sending three of its senior scientists from Tufts and Boston University to talk about their research into the environmental causes of breast (and other) cancers.  The subject will be how we can prevent cancer so we don’t have to cure it!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Date:  Wednesday, June 13th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time: 6:00 p.m. for optional organic, Non-GMO Middle Easter dinner ($20)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    7:00-8:30 for FREE workshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Place: Thoreau Club’s Indoor Center at 275 Forest Ridge Road in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sponsored by: Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation, Debra’s Natural Gourmet, The Thoreau Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Register by clicking the link below:













                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Spotlight on Cause and Prevention with Find the Cause & the Thoreau Club

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debra's Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debra's Natural Gourmet is pleased to co-host this 250-person forum with the Thoreau Club & Find the Cause Breast Cancer Foundation.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Art Opening Reception Power of the Flower

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, June 14th from 6-8 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      What is it about the flower?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "From a cactus flower in the desert to the serene lotus living on water, flowers inhabit every continent of the world. A morning glory lives less than one day. The longer living orchids last for some weeks at most. The flowers’ life spans are short. Their petals are fragile. Yet the power of the flower is remarkable. What is it about a flower that is so spellbinding? Is it the heady scent? The fragile beauty? If bees and butterflies could write, the world would be full of love poems about flowers. But people are equally entranced….."


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 51 Walden Children’s Concert – On the Roll


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Children's concert, On a Roll, by musical storyteller Tim Seston. Original tales accompanied by guitar and puppets. Proceeds will benefit the Access 51 Capital Campaign. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Verrill Farm Strawberry Festival






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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Wheeler Street



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wright Tavern – New Walking Tours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Every Saturday, starting this July 14 through September 29 the Concord Museum will be providing new programming and guided tours from historic Wright Tavern through downtown Concord. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the significant role the Wright Tavern played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress to the visits from the King’s army during the 1775 battle of Concord and Lexington. All Walking Tours will be led by a Concord Museum educator and highlight two pivotal moments in Concord’s (and America’s) history. Participants will have an opportunity to discover the lives of Concord’s famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott with the “Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800’s” tour. “At the Center of the Revolution” visitors will walk from the Tavern to the North Bridge and learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775, and the first battle of the American Revolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wright Tavern programs will be offered free of charge and include: learning to write with a quill and ink, tinsmithing, soap-making, and more on the following Saturday’s July 14, August 11, and September 8th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All Wright Tavern Walking Tours will be held on Saturday’s, 11:00am to 12:30pm. $10, Adults, $8, Seniors and Students, $5 Children (5-18years). Group rates are available. Reservations required. For more information www.concordmuseum.org or 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Small but Perfect Things: The Style and Accessory Collection of Ise Gropius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday July 14, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              As part of the MassFashion collaborative, discover the stylistic trendsetting of Mrs. Ise Gropius with a special focus on her hats and jeweled accessories during this special evening talk and tour.  Historic New England Associate Curator Laura Johnson shows you Mrs. Gropius's collection of unique designs using intriguing modern materials, with original examples of hats and jewelry on view. Light refreshments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $35 Historic New England members, $45 nonmembers Space is limited. Registration required. Call 781-259-8098 or buy online www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Codman Estate Antique and Classic Car Show



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday, July 15, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                See more than 200 classic and antique autos, trucks, and motorcycles from all over New England on the picturesque grounds of the Codman Estate. This annual festival includes entertainment, food, and tours of the Codman House Museum. Rain or shine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Admission $5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Historic New England members free

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Beer History & Tasting at Wright Tavern – July 19th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Wright Tavern started in business in 1747 – and there couldn’t be a better location to learn about the history of beer and to have a beer tasting! Join the Concord Museum for a talk on the history of beer by material culture historian George Schwartz and then enjoy a beer tasting hosted by Barewolf Brewing, Amesbury, MA. on Thursday, July 19, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. Members $5.00 and Nonmembers $12. Registration required. Register online www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216. Historic Wright Tavern is located at 2 Lexington Road, near the Center of Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • West Concord Concert Series


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Farm to Table Mid-Summer Crop Dinner Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Relax at day's end at an al fresco dinner under our tent























                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wednesday, July 25 ~ 6 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Relax at day's end at an al fresco dinner under our tents! Verrill Farm chefs prepare a bountiful 3 course dinner (appetizers, main course and dessert) featuring our own just-picked crops.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Menu

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crudites with dips, spreads and breads

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Salmon and corn cakes with Remoulade sauce

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Grilled eggplant and wonton canapes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sweet pepper, caramelized onion and mushroom filo cups with gruyere

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Stuffed Cousa squash with our own grass-fed beef, corn and chorizo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Shaved vegetable salad

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mixed green and wax beans with curried citrus vinaigrette

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ratatouille rice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cream puffs with lemon curd and fresh blueberries



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cash bar serving wine and beer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hayride at 5:30pm (limited space)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Live Music by Jay Ford Duo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • $48 per person

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reservations required. Call us at (978) 369-4494 to reserve your space.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Call us to make your reservations.. Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (978) 369-4494


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • West Concord Concert Series


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • William Brewster and the Concord Landscape

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Now in its third year, the “People of Concord Summer Series” brings to life some remarkable people of Concord’s past including ornithologist William Brewster, abolitionist Mary Merrick Brooks and educator and social justice advocate Ellen Garrison. The “People of Concord Summer Series” is scheduled for three evenings at Wright Tavern on July 26, August 16 and August 21 at 7:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ornithologist William Brewster, founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, used Concord as his field station. Public historian Jayne Gordon will examine Brewster’s observations on the landscape of Concord, his relationships with two people who helped immensely in his work, and his lifetime contribution to the study of birds.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Presenter: Jayne Gordon



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Members Free. Non-Members $10. Reserve at www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge-Harvard

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meet at Harvard GSD - 48 Quincy Street Cambridge - Rain or Shine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the Harvard campus as well as Brattle Street "Architects' Walk" in Cambridge. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1973 designed by Josep Lluis Sert, Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $25 Historic New England members

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            $30 Nonmembers Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 1800s Civil Rights Activist ‘Ellen Garrison’ Visits The Old Manse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Robbins House and The Old Manse present a reading and discussion of civil rights activist and teacher Ellen Garrison's letters.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ellen Garrison was born in Concord, and in 1835, at age 12, she desegregated Concord’s Bicentennial Parade, walking hand-in-hand with a white neighbor, Abba Prescott. As an adult, she became a teacher in Boston, actively supporting abolitionist and equal rights causes. After the Civil War she moved to Maryland to teach newly freed people. In 1866, she and another teacher successfully overcame resistance to the nation’s first Civil Rights Act, which conferred citizenship and equal rights on African Americans.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, July 28 • 3 to 4 p.m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Old Manse • 269 Monument St., Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free and open to the public. No registration necessary. Parking available on site. In case of inclement weather, contact the Old Manse at 978-369-3909.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ellen Garrison portrayed by Elon Cook Lee.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge-MIT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunday July 29, 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Meet at 77 Massachusetts Avenue -MIT - Rain or shine.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the MIT campus including the Saarinen chapel. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1976 designed by I.M. Pei, Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $25 Historic New England members

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $30 Nonmembers Space is limited.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Concord Players present Julius Caesar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Concord Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Free admission. The play will also be performed on the lawn of the Concord Public Library at 5 p.m. on August 4 and 5, 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hip Slips







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hip Sips – 1960’s Theme Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, August 3, 2018 7-9 PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gropius House, 68 Baker Bridge Road, Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Walter and Ise Gropius hosted parties for the who's who of the twentieth century with creativity and fun.  You are invited to share in their festive spirit with our hip sixties theme party at the trendsetting icon of Modernism-Gropius House. Enjoy a summer evening of lively jazz with the Bill O’Connor Trio, light hors d'oeuvres and drinks followed by an evening tour.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1968 MOD dress is encouraged and optional.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Confirmed Admission $45 members, $50 non-members

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please call 781-259-8098 for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Historic New England

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gropius House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    68 Baker Bridge Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Lincoln, MA 01773

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    617-994-6651

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wright Tavern – Walking Tours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Every Saturday, starting this July 14 through September 29 the Concord Museum will be providing new programming and guided tours from historic Wright Tavern through downtown Concord. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the significant role the Wright Tavern played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress to the visits from the King’s army during the 1775 battle of Concord and Lexington. All Walking Tours will be led by a Concord Museum educator and highlight two pivotal moments in Concord’s (and America’s) history. Participants will have an opportunity to discover the lives of Concord’s famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott with the “Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800’s” tour. “At the Center of the Revolution” visitors will walk from the Tavern to the North Bridge and learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775, and the first battle of the American Revolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wright Tavern programs will be offered free of charge and include: learning to write with a quill and ink, tinsmithing, soap-making, and more on the following Saturday’s July 14, August 11, and September 8th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All Wright Tavern Walking Tours will be held on Saturday’s, 11:00am to 12:30pm. $10, Adults, $8, Seniors and Students, $5 Children (5-18years). Group rates are available. Reservations required. For more information www.concordmuseum.org or 978-369-9763 ext. 216.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Wayside Living History Players Present!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Experience the living history program developed by Concord high school students celebrating the lives of the teenagers who grew up in The Wayside.  Let them take you through their home as it was during different periods of time from 1775 - 1900.  Ask the students what it was like to prepare and present the program based on more than two hundred years of history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location: The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time:  Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. & Sunday,  August 5th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Concord Players present Julius Caesar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Free admission. The play will also be performed on the lawn of the Concord Public Library at 5 p.m. on August 4 and 5, 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Free Corn Picking with Steve Verrill

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Gather at the farm stand 11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Did you know that an ear of sweet corn has 16 rows, approximately 800 kernels and is best when harvested in the early morning?  Day time heat causes a conversion of sugar to starch, so picking and refrigerating early helps retain the sweet flavor everyone loves!  Steve Verrill will talk about this year’s flavor-packed selection of corn varieties, along with other agricultural considerations, before the hands-on picking experience!    Each family leaves with a dozen ears of PYO corn!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Verrill Farm11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily •  www.verrillfarm.com • 978.369.4494

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Wayside Living History Players Present!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Experience the living history program developed by Concord high school students celebrating the lives of the teenagers who grew up in The Wayside.  Let them take you through their home as it was during different periods of time from 1775 - 1900.  Ask the students what it was like to prepare and present the program based on more than two hundred years of history.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Location: The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time:  Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. & Sunday,  August 5th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Concord Players present Julius Caesar

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Concord Players present Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. Free admission. The play will also be performed on the lawn of the Concord Public Library at 5 p.m. on August 4 and 5, 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Little Women: Sister Stories – A Dance Recital

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Little Women:Sister Stories. A dance recital performed by Turning Key Dance in conjunction with the Orchard House to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women. Tickets $10, $30 for families, available for purchase on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ArtWalk – Concord Center


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Little Women: Sister Stories – A Dance Recital

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Little Women:Sister Stories. A dance recital performed by Turning Key Dance in conjunction with the Orchard House to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Little Women. Tickets $10, $30 for families, available for purchase on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A Visit by Nathaniel Hawthorne, followed by Authoring a Nation: A Hawthorne Neighborhood Walking Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meet Nathaniel Hawthorne, and then 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. 45-60 minutes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Wayside, 455 Lexington Road, Concord, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time: Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Walking tour at 1:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Give my Regards to Broadway, A Musical Review

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Give my Regards to Broadway, a musical review presented by the Savoyard Light Opera Company. Free admission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          51 Walden Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mary Merrick Brooks and the Strategies of Reform

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Now in its third year, the “People of Concord Summer Series” brings to life some remarkable people of Concord’s past including ornithologist William Brewster, abolitionist Mary Merrick Brooks and educator and social justice advocate Ellen Garrison. The “People of Concord Summer Series” is scheduled for three evenings at Wright Tavern on  July 26, August 16 and August 21 at 7:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Mary Merrick Brooks’ unpublished letters testify to the purposeful strategies of a lifetime of abolitionist reform she enacted – from pushy persistence and feminine wiles, to outright begging – she resisted and she persisted! Mary Merrick Brooks is an American hero – come here why.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Presenter Sandra Harbert Petrulionis is Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Penn State University, Altoona, and the author of To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau’s Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Presenter: Sandra Harbert Petrulionis



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Members Free. Non-Members $10. Reserve at www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evening at Gropius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LAST TWO EVENING PROGRAMS for the 2018 season!

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              During this evening slide show and house tour, see how Walter Gropius’ innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean, contemporary lines of Modern design. Light refreshments provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $35 Historic New England members $45 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or register online.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Corn and Tomato Festival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tomatoes - fruit or vegetable?   Technically tomatoes are a fruit because they develop from the ovary in the base of the flower and contain the seeds of the plant.  But what consumers really care about is the flavor of fresh, local tomatoes in season!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                With over 30 varieties of tomatoes to taste, Verrill Farm’s Festival is the perfect place to indulge the palate and discover favorites - to slice and serve for simple summer salads, use in salsa and gazpacho, and ‘put up’ for winter recipes.  For corn lovers, there will be several varieties of corn on the cob to taste and compare!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Festival details
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $12.00 for adults, Free for kids under 5.  Includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  over 30 varieties of Verrill Farm grown tomatoes, heirloom & hybrid, sliced & ready to eat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •   several styles of Verrill Farm grown corn including bicolor. super sweet & sugar enhanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  samples of corn & tomato dishes made in the farm stand kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Additional food served a la carte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • hot dogs, hamburgers and more.  Beverages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Live music by Monadnock Bluegrass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Activities - there is a small fee for these
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hay rides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Giddy Up Pony rides

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Verrill Farm11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily •  www.verrillfarm.com • 978.369.4494

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Colonial Justice

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What crimes came before the local Magistrate in the early 1770s? Come to Hartwell Tavern and meet the Magistrate and the Constable as well as a motley group of offenders (portrayed by the Guild of Historic Interpreters). Will the defendents the fined, sentenced to community service, or be exonerated? You will have a say in the matter!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: Hartwell Tavern, 106 North Great Road, Lincoln MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time:  Saturday, August  18th,  2018 at  11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Malone Dies, Six Excerpts from the novel by Samuel Beckett

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Malone Dies, six excerpts from the novel by Samuel Beckett. Presented by Thomas Caron, with authorization by the Samuel Beckett Estate. Admission $20 at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Access 51 Capital Campaign.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51 Walden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The British Redcoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Why were the Regulars in Massachusetts? Why did they come to Concord? What happened on April 19, 1775 from the perspective of the King's Army? Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller to explore the answers to these questions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, 2A Lexington, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time:  Sunday, August 19th 2018 at 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ellen Garrison: Educator, Social Justice Advocate, Daughter of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Now in its third year, the “People of Concord Summer Series” brings to life some remarkable people of Concord’s past including ornithologist William Brewster, abolitionist Mary Merrick Brooks and educator and social justice advocate Ellen Garrison. The “People of Concord Summer Series” is scheduled for three evenings at Wright Tavern on July 26, August 16 and August 21 at 7:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ellen Garrison was born in the Robbins House in 1823. Come hear about her inspiring and challenging youth in Concord, as well as her fascinating career as an educator and social justice advocate. Dr. Maria Madison is the founder and president of the Robbins House, Inc., a historic home and nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness of African-American history in Concord. Dr. Kerrie Greenidge teaches history at Tufts University and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This lecture is in partnership with the Robbins House.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Presenters: Maria Madison and Kerri Greenidge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Members Free. Non-Members $10. Reserve at www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Farm to Table late Summer Crop Dinner

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Verrill Farm chefs feature just pick crops at an event which blends the fun of a private party and the inspiration of a ‘Pop Up’ dinner!  The buffet takes place outside under tents as twilight settles on the surrounding fields.  The meal includes appetizers; main course with dishes using tomatoes, corn and other seasonal favorites; and dessert.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •  Cash bar serving wine and beer.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •  Live music by Jay Ford Duo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          •  $48 per person.  Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Verrill Farm11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          9:00 am - 7:00 pm daily •  www.verrillfarm.com • 978.369.4494

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Revolutionary Dogs: “Paws for the Cause!” at Minute Man Visitor Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller for a forty-five minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the lives of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location: Route 2A, Lexington, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Friday, August 26th 2018 at 2:00 p.m. 45 minutes in length

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evening Bird Walk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoy a pleasant evening 3/4 mile walk on the Battle Road Trail. We will watch for locally nesting species like Baltimore Oriole, Killdeer and Cedar Waxwing, various flycatchers and woodpeckers and possibly some early fall migrants. The walk will culminate on the Elm Brook boardwalk where we will watch for migrating Common Nighthawks! Bring  binoculars if you have them; leader will also bring a spotting scope for close views. For more information about program, contact Kathy Dia, Park Volunteer, at 617-480-5103.  In case of inclement weather, call North Bridge Visitor Center at 978-318-7810.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Location_ Brooks Village lot, 1175 Lexington Road (Route 2A) at the Concord/Lincoln town line

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Time: Thursday August 30th 2018 at 5:30-7:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wright Tavern – Walking Tours

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Every Saturday, starting this July 14 through September 29 the Concord Museum will be providing new programming and guided tours from historic Wright Tavern through downtown Concord. Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the significant role the Wright Tavern played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress to the visits from the King’s army during the 1775 battle of Concord and Lexington. All Walking Tours will be led by a Concord Museum educator and highlight two pivotal moments in Concord’s (and America’s) history. Participants will have an opportunity to discover the lives of Concord’s famous authors including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Louisa May Alcott with the “Emerson’s Circle: Concord in the 1800’s” tour. “At the Center of the Revolution” visitors will walk from the Tavern to the North Bridge and learn about the events leading up to April 19, 1775, and the first battle of the American Revolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wright Tavern programs will be offered free of charge and include: learning to write with a quill and ink, tinsmithing, soap-making, and more on the following Saturday’s July 14, August 11, and September 8th, from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All Wright Tavern Walking Tours will be held on Saturday’s, 11:00am to 12:30pm. $10, Adults, $8, Seniors and Students, $5 Children (5-18years). Group rates are available. Reservations required. For more information www.concordmuseum.org or 978-369-9763 ext. 216.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Gallery Spaces at Three Stones Gallery in Concord & Opening Reception

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  New Gallery Spaces at Three Stones Gallery in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three Stones Gallery Concord opens its doors for the fall on Thursday, Sept 6 with two shows in newly created gallery spaces. The opening reception is Thursday, Sept 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm and will be catered by Woods Hill Table in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  September 6 - October 20, 2018 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gallery Azure: Spirit of Place, Spirit of Culture featuring Jon MacAdam's illuminated landscape paintings and Lynne Klemmer’s abstract mixed media works inspired by the Inuit culture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gallery Beryl: A rotating selection of paintings, photographs and ceramics by our represented artists: Astrid Benham, Tim Dunnbier, Jennifer M Johnston, John Kennard, Lynne Klemmer, Jon MacAdam, Yari Livan, Afsoon Shahriari, Robert Steinem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This exhibit also features two guest artists: sculpture by Elisa Adams and works on paper by Maggi Brown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Three Stones Gallery, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742  www.threestonesgallery.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit our website for information about this show and our new gallery at 10c Main St., Rockport, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Erin Cashman presents Uncharted – Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Food Farm & Garden Fair


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 36th Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This annual event features the work of more than 100 local artisans. Shop for New England-made painting, woodworking, food products, jewelry, photography, glass, clothing, metalwork, and more. Enjoy live entertainment, a food court, and first-floor tours of the Codman House Museum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Free to Historic New England members and children under 12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $5 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please call 617-994-5914 or find additional information on this link:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        http://shop.historicnewengland.org/FES-CODMANARTS-7496/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Food Farm & Garden Fair


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jane Iredale. Back to School, Back to Basics!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sign up for a free mini-makeover session with Jane Iredale makeup artist, Thea.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lucky you will get Thea’s undivided attention for 20 minutes. So start the fall season with a new look, and reserve your time with Thea today! Come in or call 978-371-7573.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poetry Night at Debra’s with Jim 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join our local poetry enthusiast and store manager, Jim, for an evening of poetry. Jim goes around the circle. People take turns reading favorite poems. If you have something original to share, that's welcome too! Come read, or just listen.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              It helps if you sign up in advance: Jim@debrasnaturalgourmet.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Anne Boyd Rioux presents Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy: The Story of Little Women and Why It Still Matters

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Navigating Chronic Illness and Sensitivities, Sharon Leggio Falchuk


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Is your wellness potential limited by a sensitive constitution? Sharon, founder of InTended Holistic Wellness, will share tips and a gentle, “less is more” approach from her own experience as she dealt with multiple sensitivities on her healing journey from Lyme Disease and other imbalances. Free, but limited to 60. Sign up in the store or give us a call at 978-371-7573. Reserve your chair today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 19th Annual Frances N. Roddy Open Competition September 13 – October 14, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Juror: Sarah Montross, Curator at deCordova

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Opening Reception September 13, 6-8 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Intake:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wednesday September 5, 10-7 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday September 6, 10-4 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Verrill Farm – Farm Day and Dessert Contest







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reflecting the seasonality of farming,  Verrill Farm 2018 birthday events have been in Spring, when nature kicks off the growing season; Summer, when Verrill Farm’s first crop, strawberries, peaks; and now Fall - with an agricultural theme including wagon tours of the fields, PYO veggies, visits with 4H’ers & their animals and the popular Apple Dessert Contest.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘Think fall, think apples, think dessert!’ says Jennifer Verrill Faddoul who oversees the expansive farm stand bakery.  Years ago, Jen started baking pies and desserts for area restaurants. When the farm stand was built and as demand for pies and desserts grew, production became exclusively retail.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ‘We use lots of favorite recipes in the kitchen,’ says Jen, ‘from family, from our kitchen staff and some we've just picked up over the years!  The annual Apple Dessert Contest gives everyone the opportunity to dip into their own  ‘recipe box’ and bring us their best!  We love the contest and think it is part of farming tradition!’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 15, 6:00 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Corn Picking with Steve Verrill - FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tour leaves the farm stand at 6:00 am sharp and last approximately 1 hour. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join Steve & learn about this year’s flavor-packed selection of corn varieties before the hands-on picking experience!   Each family leaves with a dozen ears of PYO corn!   No reservations necessary - just be at the stand at 6:00 am!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, September 15, 11 am - 3 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Farm Day & Apple Dessert Contest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A Fall celebration of local farming & 100 years of Farm to Table at Verrill Farm! 
A fun day of farm tours, demonstrations & activities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  food served a la carte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  music by the Sky Blue Boys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Lil' Folk Farm - Petting Farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Giddy Up Pony rides - there is a small fee for these

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special farm activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  picking vegetables in the field
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  farm tours on the hay wagon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  visits with 4h'ers & their animals

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Apple Dessert Contest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dip into your 'recipe box' and enter your favorite pie or other apple dessert in our annual contest.  Winner takes home a prize and bragging rites!  All ages welcome.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 am - 1 pm - bring your best apple dessert (name & recipe attached)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1:30 pm - judging & winner announced



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      11 Wheeler Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wayside Day: Pay a Call to The Wayside

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wayside Day: Pay a Call to The Wayside

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We invite your family to meet the Alcotts (1840s), Hawthornes (1860s), Whitneys (1775), and Lothrops (1905) – all of whom lived at The Wayside. Participate

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in various games and amusements and enjoy refreshments from the different

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        periods. You can “travel” from one time period to another at your leisure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location: The Wayside,  455 Lexington Road, Concord MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time: Sunday, September 16th,  1:00-4:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Gallery Spaces at Three Stones Gallery in Concord & Opening Reception

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          New Gallery Spaces at Three Stones Gallery in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Three Stones Gallery Concord opens its doors for the fall on Thursday, Sept 6 with two shows in newly created gallery spaces. The opening reception is Thursday, Sept 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm and will be catered by Woods Hill Table in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          September 6 - October 20, 2018 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gallery Azure: Spirit of Place, Spirit of Culture featuring Jon MacAdam's illuminated landscape paintings and Lynne Klemmer’s abstract mixed media works inspired by the Inuit culture.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Gallery Beryl: A rotating selection of paintings, photographs and ceramics by our represented artists: Astrid Benham, Tim Dunnbier, Jennifer M Johnston, John Kennard, Lynne Klemmer, Jon MacAdam, Yari Livan, Afsoon Shahriari, Robert Steinem.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This exhibit also features two guest artists: sculpture by Elisa Adams and works on paper by Maggi Brown.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Three Stones Gallery, 115 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742  www.threestonesgallery.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Visit our website for information about this show and our new gallery at 10c Main St., Rockport, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • William Martin presents Bound for Gold – Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evening at Gropius

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              LAST TWO EVENING PROGRAMS for the 2018 season!

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              During this evening slide show and house tour, see how Walter Gropius’ innovative lighting scheme comes to life at night. Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. His 1938 home showcases the clean, contemporary lines of Modern design. Light refreshments provided.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $35 Historic New England members $45 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Registration is required. Please call 781-259-8098 or register online.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • National Park Service Activities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lincoln Minute Men


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Lincoln Minute Men spend the day at the home of Captain William Smith,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                commander of the company in April of 1775. Watch military drills. Listen to fife

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and drum music, and learn about the Smith family and life in 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: Captain William Smith House, Hartwell Tavern Parking Lot, 136 North Great Road (Route 2A), Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time: Saturday, September 22nd,  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Historic Trades Day


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Our 18th century forebears knew how to get the job done. Learn about various hands-on trades of the period and see skilled artisans at work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: Hartwell Tavern. Hartwell Tavern Parking Lot, 136 North Great Road (Route 2A), Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time: Saturday, September 22nd,  10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                BioBlitz


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minute Man National Historical Park invites all ages to join distinguished naturalists on a quest to document as many species as possible in the park.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: North Bridge Visitor Center,  174 Liberty St, Concord MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time:  Saturday, September 22nd,  at 8:00 a.m. & 2 p.m. at Hartwell Tavern Lot, 136 North Great Road (Route 2A), Lincoln MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bio Blitz for National Public Lands Day at Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, September 22nd, Join Minute Man National Historical Park in a quest to discover Biodiversity! Challenge yourself to find as many species as possible at the park, work with distinguished naturalists in the field, and partake in real research used to better understand the area. Learn about plants, birds, mammals, insects, and how they all relate to biodiversity.  All are welcome to help out from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St, Concord MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition, September 29th is National Public Lands Day. Enjoy the beauty of Minute Man National Historical Park while you volunteer at the North Bridge. The area around the bridge is a breathtakingly gorgeous slice of scenic splendor. We need your help to maintain this historically and naturally significant space.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 29th we will be rehabilitating the trail system at the North Bridge. Participants don’t need to stay for the whole event. Parking will be at the Monument Street lot (across from the Old Manse).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Activities will include raking trail sediment, seeding, clearing sediment from around the trail, erosion control, and general trail maintenance. Tools (including rakes, trowels, and shovels) will be provided. Work is appropriate for participants of all ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Smithsonian Museum Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Free Guided Tours at Historic New England’s Gropius House Museum  from 11 to 4.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Free Guided Tours at Historic New England’s Codman Estate Museum from 10-2.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Smithsonian Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. The Museum Day ticket provides free admission for two people on Saturday, September 22, 2018.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tickets at Smithsonian web site - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/museum-day-2018/

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Historic New England web site - www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Concord Orchestra Gala




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Orchestra Gala to celebrate conductor Richard Pittman's Golden Jubilee season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Siri Smedvig, violin, Prokofiev Sonata

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard Sebring, horn, Dukas Villanelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jan Müller-Szeraws, cello, Bach Suite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sonya Ovrutsky Fensome, piano, Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robin Farnsley, soprano, Selections from Hansel and Gretel, Habernera from Carmen



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Followed by a delightful delicious reception of good food and company.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden is the historic venue for music, drama, and dance performances in Concord, Massachusetts. The resident groups are The Concord Band,  The Concord Orchestra, and The Concord Players. Opera51 presents a fully staged and costumed opera every year.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The building is managed by the Board of Directors of 51 Walden. Our mission is:


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To maintain a venue at 51 Walden and provide an environment where individuals and groups involved in music, drama and other arts may perform for the enjoyment of the community.


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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 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:  Sunday, September 23rd,  and October 14th,  at 1:30 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Melissa Stewart presents Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers: Celebrating Animal Underdogs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stone Soup Verrill Farm



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sunday, September 23 - 4 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stone Soup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Celebrating Concord's rich agricultural history with food from Concord area restaurants and food businesses.  Proceeds help keep farming alive and well in Concord.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •  4 pm - cocktail hour begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •  5 pm - restaurant tastings begin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            •  $40 per person.  Tickets available in advance at Verrill Farm.  Cash or check only.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Residents and Businesses

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hazardous waste collection event for residents and businesses on Wednesday, September 24, 2018 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This month, the discussion is of My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante. Book discussions all take place in our store.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Amazing! My Brilliant Friend took my breath away. If I were president of the world I would make everyone read this book…Reading Ferrante reminded me of that child-like excitement when you can’t look up from the page, when your eyes seem to be popping from your head, when you think: I didn’t know books could do this!” —Elizabeth Strout, author of Olive Kitteridge. Copies available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and West Concord Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries. All welcome!​ So we have a chair for you, please RSVP: Debra@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Elevate! Workshop & Book Signing with Nina Englander

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Did you flunk Meditation 101? Learn to play with the chakras and move energy and focus in the body. You’ll have a new way to maintain a consistent daily meditation practice that will help you enhance positivity, creativity, prosperity and peacefulness – in just 5 minutes!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Elevate is a mindfulness-hack for people who feel they “should” be meditating but aren’t. Sign up in the store or call 978-371-7573 to reserve your chair.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Osteoporosis and Bone Health: More than Just Calcium, with Adam Stark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The research is still evolving. We’re learning new truths and questioning old assumptions. Is it true that we need magnesium with calcium? How much do we need? (And while we’re on the subject, do we even need calcium in the first place?) We all know vitamin D plays a role, but what about the research on vitamin K out of Japan? We’ll take a broad overview, and cover Adam’s Top-Five Tips for Healthy Bones, version 2018.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Free, but limited to 60. Reserve your chair today because this talk is always popular!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • April 19th 1775: The Battle of Lincoln?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      On April 19th, 1775 the town of Lincoln Massachusetts was a small farming community that found itself faced with a world-altering event, the start of the American Revolution. How did the people of this community respond to the April 19th alarm? Did they really expect the bloodshed and violence that occurred? What effect did a prolonged war have on them? Authors Richard C. Wiggin and Donald L. Hafner will discuss the distinctive features of the town of Lincoln, its leadership, and the historical quirks that placed it at the center of American history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time: Wednesday, September 26th,  7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The focus of these journeying meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Reserve your seat when you’re in, or call 978-371-7573.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (This will be held upstairs at Healing Essence Center this time. Thanks, Jonathan.) 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Eric Jay Dolin presents Black Flags Blue Waters: The Epic History of America’s Most Notorious Pirates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Business Recycling Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fall business recycling event is scheduled for Friday, September 28th. Click the link for more information.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Business Recycling Event.9.28.2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bio Blitz for National Public Lands Day at Minute Man National Historical Park

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Saturday, September 22nd, Join Minute Man National Historical Park in a quest to discover Biodiversity! Challenge yourself to find as many species as possible at the park, work with distinguished naturalists in the field, and partake in real research used to better understand the area. Learn about plants, birds, mammals, insects, and how they all relate to biodiversity.  All are welcome to help out from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St, Concord MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In addition, September 29th is National Public Lands Day. Enjoy the beauty of Minute Man National Historical Park while you volunteer at the North Bridge. The area around the bridge is a breathtakingly gorgeous slice of scenic splendor. We need your help to maintain this historically and naturally significant space.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              From 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 29th we will be rehabilitating the trail system at the North Bridge. Participants don’t need to stay for the whole event. Parking will be at the Monument Street lot (across from the Old Manse).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Activities will include raking trail sediment, seeding, clearing sediment from around the trail, erosion control, and general trail maintenance. Tools (including rakes, trowels, and shovels) will be provided. Work is appropriate for participants of all ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • National Park Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                National Public Lands Day Trail Clean-up


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Help us care for our orchard trees remaining on the Buttrick estate, remove

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                invasive plants and sow native grasses and wildflowers. Bring lunch and wear

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pants and sturdy shoes or boots. We will provide gloves and tools.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Location: North Bridge Visitor Center,  174 Liberty St, Concord MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time:  Saturday, September 29th,  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                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, Route 2A, Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Time: Saturday, September 29th, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Josh Funk presents Lost in the Library: A Story of Patience & Fortitude

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Join Ranger Roger Fuller for a forty-five-minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the life of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time: :  Sunday, September 30th, and October 21st at 2:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Kaag presents Hiking with Nietzsche: On Becoming Who You Are

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 8th Annual Women in Philanthropy Luncheon


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Legacy of Farming and Community:




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Verrill Family Shares Stories of Concord Past and Present





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Verrill Farm has been a family-run Concord treasure since 1918, currently led by Jennifer Verrill and her parents, Joan and Steve. In addition to the farm's mission to "nourish the body and soul of our customers", the Verrills say that owning a business in a community such as Concord is an honor and a privilege. On this 100th anniversary, Jen and Steve join us to discuss the history of Verrill Farm, the community it has built and supported, and the importance of giving back.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, October 3, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11:30 am - 1:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Nashawtuc Country Club



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Individual Tickets are $55

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tables of 10 are $550

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Buffet-style lunch included. Cash bar available.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        JENNIFER VERRILL is a partner at Verrill Farm along with her parents, Joan and Steve Verrill. Growing up on the family farm, Jennifer gained a respect for farming and the importance of land stewardship. Though farming has always been in her blood, she developed a love for food during college, and upon graduation Jen worked for several restaurants and caterers in the Boston area and Rhode Island. She considers providing Legal Seafoods with desserts, being a pastry chef for Aigo Bistro, and being part of a culinary team at the James Beard House in New York as some of her favorite culinary memories. Jen is a member of Les Dames D'escoffier and the Culinary Guild of New England, and holds a degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        STEVE VERRILL grew up on the family farm and attended Concord Public schools. He has been interested in agriculture, conservation, and nature since early childhood. After graduating from Cornell University, he took over the operation of Verrill Farm with his father, Floyd, as a mentoring assistant. Steve met Joan through their mutual work with 4H Clubs and they were soon married. Throughout his career, he has served on many agricultural, conservation, and town boards, associations, and committees. He was the third farmer of the land at 9 Acre Corner to serve as president of the New England Vegetable and Berry Growers Association. Verrill Farm has changed with the times over the years, going from retail milk to wholesale production, followed by pick-your-own vegetables, and finally to an emphasis on freshly picked produce and home-style prepared food. Steve and Joan have received Concord's "Honored Citizen" award and the "Agricultural Adventurers" Award from the Eastern States Exposition.











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vision Problems and the New Research Linking Blue Light with Destruction of Macular Pigment, Anthony Thomas, Ph.D

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Anthony is a national educator with Jarrow Formulas who earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics from California State University Northridge, and his doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis. He has conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at LA Larry Hillblom Islet Research Center.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dr. Thomas will review common vision problems and speak about the new research linking blue light – from modern high-efficiency lightbulbs, computer screens, and smartphones – with destruction of macular pigment. Join us to learn how we can adapt to and protect ourselves from the changing physical environment, because vision is truly one of life's greatest gifts. Free, but limited to 60. Reserve your chair today when you come in or call 978-371-7573. We are lucky to have Dr. Thomas with us!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman present Faerie Knitting: 14 Tales of Love and Magic

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Open Violation of Honor: Concord, Lexington, and the Ethics of the Revolutionary War

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Friday, October 5, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              7:00 - 8:00 p.m.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Drawn from his new book, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era, Dr. Craig Bruce Smith will explore the changing ethical understandings of honor and virtue that allowed American patriots to break all bonds with the King and Parliament and commit to fighting a war based on maintaining moral supremacy. FREE, but space is limited, so please register in advance.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 12th Annual Harvest Festival at Verrill Farm to Benefit 
 Emerson Hospital’s Pediatric Care






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 11 am – 3 pm the beautiful fields surrounding Verrill Farm will be transformed into an old fashioned fair ground for the 12th Annual Harvest Festival and Benefit for Pediatric Care at Emerson Hospital.  The event features a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, carnival games, music, food, a raffle and hay rides to pick-your-own pumpkins out in the fields.  The rain date is Saturday, October 13 from     11 am – 3 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Proceeds from the Harvest Festival are used to support pediatric care at Emerson Hospital, including the Coping Kit program, which helps children successfully manage the hospital experience. Coping Kits are small bags of developmentally-appropriate toys given to children to help cope with their stress while they are at Emerson.  The contents of the Coping Kits are specifically chosen based on the unique needs of each young patient to help them have a smooth experience. For example, bubbles help children take deep breaths for physical exams, and ease their anxiety. Since their introduction in 2006, over 36,000 Coping Kits have been distributed. To date, the Harvest Festival has raised more than $140,000 for pediatric care at Emerson.   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Activities include:                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  Hay rides, pony rides and petting zoo


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
•  Pick-your-own pumpkins


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  Crafts and carnival games                                                                                                  


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  Violet the Clown - entertainment, balloon animals and face painting


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  Fire truck tours


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  Live Music by the Sandy Ridge Boys


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                •  A raffle of items for family entertainment and dining, gift baskets and certificates - all items are generously donated by local businesses.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Delicious food and beverages a la carte

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tickets for games and activities can be purchased at the festival for $2 each or 12 for $20. Community sponsors of this year’s Harvest Festival are: Verrill Farm, Cambridge Savings Bank, AFA OB/GYN Associates, Emerson Anesthesia Associates, Emerson Emergency Physicians, LLC, Emerson Pediatric Hospitalist Group, Lexington Eye Associates, Massachusetts Eye and Ear of Concord, Pediatric Dentistry, Concord OB/GYN, NeuroCare, Inc., Orthopedic Affiliates, Inc., and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Learning Express Toys of Acton.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This year Verrill Farm celebrates 100 years of Farm to Table. When the farm was established in 1918, it followed the founding of Emerson Hospital by just seven years. As long-time neighbors, owners Steve and Joan Verrill and their daughter Jennifer Verrill Faddoul decided to support Emerson Hospital by making Verrill Farm’s annual Harvest Festival a benefit event with proceeds going to help children at the hospital. Harvest Festival has grown in attendance, becoming one of Verrill Farm’s most popular annual events.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Photo caption: Enjoying a pony ride at the Verrill Farm Harvest Festival. Join in the family fun on October 6 to benefit pediatric care at Emerson Hospital.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Emerson Hospital media contact: Leah Lesser, llesser@emersonhosp.org, 978.287.3408

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Verrill Farm media contact:  Anne A. Cushman, aac33@comcast.net, 617.497.2127



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The British Redcoat

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Far from home, the British Redcoat of 1775 was faced with numerous challenges at home and abroad. Join Park Ranger Roger Fuller, dressed as a British Redcoat, to explore the experience of the British soldier of 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Time: :  Sunday, October 7th and October 28th at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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, Route 2A, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time: Wednesday, October 10th, 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Happy Birthday, Callie & Fen Gift Shop!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Can you believe it’s been one year since we opened our little shop?  We are very grateful to our customers and neighbors who have been so supportive.  Please stop by and celebrate with us on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.  Enjoy 20% off your purchase, treats and a free gift!  93 Main Street in Concord Center (behind William Raveis Real Estate).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert: Cultures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Randall Hodgkinson performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Maskerade Overture by Nielson and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. Tickets $30 for center sections, $25 for side sections, $10 for kids and students under 21. Call 978 369-4967 or purchase on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sidewalk Yard Sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ConcordArt - 37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rain or Shine Sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All proceeds of sales of donated, pre-owned, and original art will go towards supporting the organization's mission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • National Park Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Saturday, October 13th,  11:00 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            American Loyalists


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hear the stories of American Loyalists during the war, many of whom took up arms in support of the British government. Learn about the American Revolution from a very different point of view!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Location: Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road (Route 2A), Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Time: Saturday, October 13th,  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Happy Birthday, Callie & Fen Gift Shop!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Can you believe it’s been one year since we opened our little shop?  We are very grateful to our customers and neighbors who have been so supportive.  Please stop by and celebrate with us on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13.  Enjoy 20% off your purchase, treats and a free gift!  93 Main Street in Concord Center (behind William Raveis Real Estate).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wright Tavern History Festival: A Celebration of Concord’s History and Culture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sponsored by the Concord Museum • Free


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join Concord’s varied history and cultural organizations for living history, games, crafts, and hands-on activities. Representatives from the Robbins House, Old Manse, Walden Pond, Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord Art, and many more will celebrate with you. Learn about the role Concord played in the events of the Revolution, from the election of John Hancock as president of the Massachusetts Provincial Congress in Concord, October 11, 1774, to visits from the King’s army and its importance in 19th century American literature.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Concord Orchestra Fall Concert: Cultures

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Randall Hodgkinson performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Also on the program is Maskerade Overture by Nielson and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. Tickets $30 for center sections, $25 for side sections, $10 for kids and students under 21. Call 978 369-4967 or purchase on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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:  Sunday, September 23rd,  and October 14th,  at 1:30 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fee Information: FREE


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wild and Scenic Rivers 50th Anniversary Celebration

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and also the

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      20 year anniversary of your local Wild and Scenic Rivers, the Sudbury, Assabet,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Concord. Enjoy special tours and activities culminating in remarks by special

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      guests.

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Time: Sunday, October 14th,  2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Doris Kearns Goodwin presents Leadership: In Turbulent Times

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser – Concord Park


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Roll the Dice for a Great Cause!  Create a Gift Basket!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Support our Veterans at Casino Night!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Concord Park is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Casino Night Fundraiser on October 18, 2018!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Casino Night is a fun evening of food, drinks, games and raffle prizes. Proceeds will support Volunteers of America’s Veteran Services. Volunteers of America, Massachusetts provides critical housing, substance abuse, mental health and employment services to veterans living in crisis.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Event Information


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Where: Concord Park


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       68 Commonwealth Avenue Concord, MA 01742


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When:  October 18, 2018. 4PM -7PM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cost:     A $25 donation at the door provides a raffle ticket and gambling tokens


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          You can also support Casino Night by donating Gift Baskets!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Show your best creative self and donate a gift basket for the raffle drawings!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All gift baskets will list each sponsor’s name with a description of company services, offering a meaningful way of advertising your business. Businesses or individuals donating $100 or a gift at that value will have their logo displayed on our video screen at the event throughout the night.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Checks can be made out to “Concord Park”. In the memo section’ please notate “Casino Night”.  We thank you in advance for your consideration and hope to share a fun evening with you!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          We would like to collect all baskets by Friday, September 28th. Please call 978-369-4728 or email cjackson@concordpark.net to register your basket or any donation questions.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Park, a Volunteers of America, Massachusetts living community, offers studio and one bedroom apartments, beautifully furnished community areas, a large landscaped courtyard and patio, and walking trails along the Assabet River. It also features the Compass Memory Support Neighborhood for individuals with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Please join us to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Thank you for your support!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very Sincerely,


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Maryellen King


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Director of Community Relations


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • In Her Own Image: Self Portraits by Women from 1900-2018, October 18-November 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            37 Lexington Road

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Opening Reception October 18, 6-8 p,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Artist Panel Discussion: October 25, 6:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Members Gallery: Jeanine Sobell Pastore and Kathleen Manley October 18 – November 25, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Opening Reception October 18, 6-8 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • CCM Jazz – Standards Our Way

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CCM Jazz - Standards Our Way

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday, October 19 at 7:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join the Concord Conservatory of Music Jazz Faculty as they perform their take on jazz standards. Tsuyoshi Honjo on saxophone, Justin Meyer on bass, Brian Friedland on piano, Phil Sargent on guitar, Gabriela Martina on vocals, with Jorge Pérez-Albela on percussion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                To purchase tickets>> click here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Discover West Concord Day


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 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 (Route 2A), Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Time: Saturday, October 20st and 27th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Concord Band Fall Concert: Celebrating Our Heritage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      North Bridge Portrait by Stephen Bulla, Triumphant Entrance by Warren Baker, both commissioned by the Band, and Folk Dances by Shostakovich. Free admission, donations gratefully accepted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Revolutionary Dogs: ‘Paws for the Cause!’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join Ranger Roger Fuller for a forty-five-minute walk on the Battle Road to explore the life of dogs in colonial America, and in the Revolution. The tour starts at Minute Man Visitor Center and goes to Paul Revere Capture Site, about half a mile, with four stops along the way. The walk is open to all. You are welcome to bring along your well-behaved, friendly dog, too.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location: Minute Man Visitor Center, Route 2A, Lincoln, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Time: :  Sunday, September 30th, and October 21st at 2:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Glenn Rifkin presents Future Forward: Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Concord Players Fall Huddle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Meet the directors of this season’s shows: Arcadia, directedby Doug Sanders, The Country House, directed by J. Mark Baumhardt, and The Secret Garden, directed by Julia Deter. Free admission. Entertainment and light refreshments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Autumn Night at Wright Tavern

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join John Holl, award winning journalist and author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, as he draws on history, economics, and interviews with industry insiders for a complete guide to beer today, allowing readers to think critically about the best beverage in the world.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Then take a taste yourself with a beer tasting from Saltbox Brewery and Down the Road Beer Co. following the presentation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Click here to register. Members $5; Non- members $12.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 60th Anniversary Gala Minute Man Arc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Save the day for this wonderful event.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • In Her Own Image: Self Portraits by Women from 1900-2018, October 18-November 25

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Curator: Amy Sudarsky

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Opening Reception October 18, 6-8 p,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artist Panel Discussion: October 25, 6:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Book Fair to benefit the Concord Children’s Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord, MA  01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ghostly Haunted Retail Tour


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Portraits and Personalities: Codman Portrait Collection

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [caption id="attachment_8855" align="alignleft" width="225"] Portrait depicting a three-quarter seated man with blue eyes, light brown hair, and sideburns, facing right, wearing a white shirt, high straight collar with front ruffle and a buttoned black coat. Right arm slung over the crest rail and resting on the arm of a Federal style armchair with red damask upholstery. Lower right features a corner of a table with a red velvet covering on top of which are two leather bound books and papers. Background is shaded blue. Mounted in a molded, gilded rectangular frame.[/caption]

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Codman Estate, 34 Codman Road, Lincoln, Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        From high-end works by John Singleton Copley and Gilbert Stuart, to others by once-famous artists, to humble family snapshots, the Codman portrait collection extends over 200 years of changing styles. This specialty tour takes a fresh, focused look at this collection, including rarely seen works of art. Hear the real stories of the people behind these pictures, both the subjects and the artists.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Image: Charles Russell Codman painted by Gilbert Stuart

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        $15 Historic New England members, $20 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Registration is required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Please call 617-994-6690 or register online www.historicnewengland.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 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 (Route 2A), Lincoln MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Time: Saturday, October 20st and 27th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Artist Talk: Ken Kewley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book Fair to benefit the Nashoba Brooks School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Julie Dobrow presents After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • “Can We Talk” Series

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alcott Elementary School Auditorium • Part of Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Education’s • Tickets are limited, $30 • Register here


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A participatory play appropriate for audiences of all ages – the must-see event of the fall! The premise is a civil suit: An African American female business owner is suing a Jewish male real estate developer for defamation. The woman was invited to the man’s home for a potential business project. After the meeting, the developer realized that his family heirloom watch was gone. After the 75-min dramatic testimony, the judge tells the audience they are going to be the jury. A first poll is taken. The choices are for the plaintiff, the defendant, or undecided. The tally is announced and the judge then leads a deliberation. The audience is invited to stay for a post-show discussion.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Storytelling Night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Women Telling Stores: True Stories Told Live

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • National Park Events

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fee Information: FREE

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Art Show Open House Concord Montessori School


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ConcordArt – Call for Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          INTAKE this week !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Holiday Originals!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday 11/15, 10:00am – 7pm
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Sale: November 29—December 19, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          OPEN to all members of Concord Art. Accepted media to include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, wood and fiber. (Cards, jewelry, wearables are not eligible.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Get Prospectus Here: HolidayOriginals-2018prospectus.LABELS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is not a juried show. $10 ENTRY fee for all work; a maximum of 2 pieces per artist will be accepted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          SPECS: Artwork to be hung cannot exceed 14” in any direction. (With framed pieces, this restriction includes the frame.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          LABELS must be on all work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          FOR SALE All work must be for sale. Concord Art receives 1/3 of the sale price. Please keep in mind this show is tailored to holiday gift giving when pricing your work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ConcordArt – Call for Art

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            INTAKE this week !

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Holiday Originals!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thursday 11/15, 10:00am – 7pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Friday 11/16, 10:00am – 4pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sale: November 29—December 19, 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OPEN to all members of Concord Art. Accepted media to include painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, pottery, prints, sculpture, wood and fiber. (Cards, jewelry, wearables are not eligible.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Get Prospectus Here: HolidayOriginals-2018prospectus.LABELS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This is not a juried show. $10 ENTRY fee for all work; a maximum of 2 pieces per artist will be accepted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            SPECS: Artwork to be hung cannot exceed 14” in any direction. (With framed pieces, this restriction includes the frame.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            LABELS must be on all work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FOR SALE All work must be for sale. Concord Art receives 1/3 of the sale price. Please keep in mind this show is tailored to holiday gift giving when pricing your work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book Fair to benefit the Fenn School

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Concord Bookshop

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord, MA  01742

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Debra’s Natural Gourmet – Annual Early Bird

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                EVERYTHING 20% OFF, EVEN ITEMS ALREADY ON SALE!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This is our hugely popular annual sale. A chance to start your holiday shopping for gourmet food gifts, scarves, candles, essential oils. A chance to buy those supplements you need. A chance to stock your cupboard and try new cheeses. You get the idea.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                So, roll out of bed and come in your jammies. Jammies are optional, but everyone wearing them gets a free muffin from our kitchen! This is our 29th Early Bird, and we can’t wait to see you. Really and truly. And the same with our West Concord Village neighbors. Early Bird is now a village tradition.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 23rd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature Rasmussen Education Center Until January 1, 2019



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The 23rd  Annual  Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature will be on view in the new Rasmussen Education Center starting on November 21st, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition to the 31 trees and wreaths all fancifully decorated in the themes of children’s books, visitors will also be able to see over 100 Highlights of the Concord Museum on display in the Education Center- including artifacts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s book “Little Women”, Family Trees is dedicating two trees based on her works- “Little Women” and “Flower Fables”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Family Trees starts on November 21 and runs through January 1, 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum – Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanksgiving Weekend Crafts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, November 23, 2016 - Saturday, November 24, 2016, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bring the Kids!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Visiting Family Trees this Thanksgiving weekend? Get crafty with your family with special projects related to the children’s books featured in the galleries during Family Trees. Free with Family Trees admission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Small Business Saturday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Support Concord Chamber of Commerce Retail Businesses on Small Business Saturday and start your holiday season shopping and dining: 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Center
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Blue Dry Goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Callie & Fen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ConcordArt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Lamp & Shade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fritz & Gigi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gräem Nuts and Chocolate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      J. McLaughlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lyn Evans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      North Bridge Antiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sara Campbell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sally Ann Food Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Cottage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Vanderhoof Hardware

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thoreau Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ATA Cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bedford Farms Ice Cream
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Crosby's Market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Optical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Frame-ables
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sorrento's Brick Oven Pizzeria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      80 Thoreau

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Flower Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Teacakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Colonial Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Debra's Natural Gourmet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Gordon Optical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marx Fencing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Merlin's Silver Star Studio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Orangetheory Fitness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nashoba Brook Bakery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      noa Jewelry and Fine Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Papa Razzi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saltbox Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Concord Wine & Liquors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Concord Pharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      West Concord 5 & 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Holiday Originals & Curated Crafts November 29 – December 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Intake:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, November 15, 10-4 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Wednesday, November 16, 10-4 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, November 17, 10-7pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Artist Talk: Charlie Hunter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ConcordArt

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Reasonably Fine Art in a Reasonably Imperfect World - One Artist's Journey Toward Trying to Figure Out Why They Do What They Do

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Caffé Nero Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Caffé Nero:  Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Friday November 30, 2018.  Join us at 1:00 pm Friend Block 49-57 Main Street, Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum The Fete

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Fete

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              December November 30, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Enjoy an evening with signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a visit to the 23ndannual Family Trees. Organized by the Guild of Volunteers. This event is organized by the Guild of Volunteers and helps support the Museum’s educational initiatives. Tickets required.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Colonial Inn Gingerbread House Village 12/1/18 through 1/1/19



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum – 8th Annual Holiday House Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8thAnnual Holiday House Tour: Saturday, December 1, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  On Saturday, December 1, from 11:00am to 4:00pm, seven of Concord’s most beautiful private homes will be open to the public for the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers 8thannual Holiday House Tour. All of the properties are professionally decorated in the holiday spirit by local and Boston-based interior designers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Leah Butler and Lisanne Wheeler, Co-Chairs of the Holiday House Tour, described, “There really is so much variety in the style of homes and decorating themes. On one property might see a green tractor, decorated in the holiday spirit in front of an elegant shingle-style home. The broad expansive front porch will be adorned with antique snowshoes, a sled, lanterns and garland to set the tone for the natural woodland theme waiting inside. On another property, house tour visitors can admire a beautifully decorated second story foyer that glitters with gold. A majestic garland of greens, ribbon and ornament ascend the curving bannister with a delightful woodland scene on the staircase.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  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 29: $40 Members, $45 Non-members; on December 1: $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.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Holiday Family Concert – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Saturday, December 1, at 2PM and 4PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • With Joyce Kulhawik

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fun short holiday concert for kids and family

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • David Diamond Rounds for String Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Chabrier Marche Joyeuse

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nathaniel Stookey The Composer is Dead

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Holiday Songs










                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Visit with Santa







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, December 1, 3 - 5 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Visit with Santa - FREE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Santa has checked his schedule twice and confirmed his visit to Verrill Farm!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Start a holiday tradition or join the families who return every year for Santa’s visit in the heated greenhouse, decorated with trees, swags and strings of lights - a seasonal backdrop perfect for picture taking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      •  Bring a list & a camera to capture those one-of-a-kind moments with Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Complimentary refreshments


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Verrill Farm

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • 2018 Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2018 Holiday Tree Lighting and Parade taking place this year on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 3:00-6:00 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2:00PM                 Meters in the downtown area will be bagged by police

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3:00PM                 Entertainment begins in downtown area

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:00PM                 Roads close at Stow/Hubbard intersection, Hubbard/Walden St intersection, Main Street/Keyes Road intersection, Main Street/Lexington Rd intersection, Monument Square/Lowell Rd intersection, Monument Square/Monument St. intersection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        *Street parking will be unavailable on these streets starting at 2:00PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:45PM                 Menorah Lighting at the Kerem Shalom table, near Jethro’s Tree area (#16 on map)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4:50PM                Parade Begins: traveling down Stow Street, to Hubbard Street, to Walden Street, to Main Street, to the tree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5:15PM                 Tree Lighting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5:30PM+              Photos with Santa at the Town Hall, 22 Monument Square

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6:00PM                 Roads reopen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • CNRG Holiday Mixer Networking Event



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Colonial Inn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          48 Monument Square

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holiday Wreath Workshop 101

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, December 4, 6 pm - $40


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm experts will offer decorating & construction tips!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Refreshments served

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reservations required.  Call 978.369.4494 to sign up.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            11 Wheeler Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Support Concord Montessori School


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Verrill Farm Book Signing and Talk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street. Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Steve, Joan and Jen will be talking and answering questions at this event which is free and open to the public. The talk will be followed by an informal reception featuring food samples made from recipes in the book. Copies of A Farm Grows in Concord will be available for purchase.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ‘We are delighted to be hosting this talk and book signing,’ says Library Director Kerry Cronin. ‘The Library is a logical venue because The Renee Garrelick Oral History Program Collection contains interviews with Amy and Floyd Verrill, Steve’s parents, as well as several with Steve.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                About the Book

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Farm Grows in Concord began as a recorded oral history of a family, a farm and a town. There were so many stories to tell that it quickly grew into a book. The result is a 176-page, 100 year history of three generations of farmers including reflections on growth, adversity and success. Photographs accompany the history and the 80 favorite recipes from the Verrill Farm kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The story starts with Amy and Floyd Verrill and a herd of 30 cows; the farm is now all produce with a farmstand sitting among acres of crops and a modern kitchen producing an extensive and sought after selection of prepared food and baked goods. Recipes for many are featured in the book.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In the end, however, the most significant and least visible legacy of the Verrills will be the preservation of the farmland through an Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program. Their 200 acres of land can only be used for farming, even if it changes hands. The Verrills gave up the opportunity to sell their land but they protected the life, and the land, that they know and love. A Farm Grows in Concord is their story.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 2018 Crucolo Cheese Parade of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mark your calendar! The 2018 Crucolo Cheese Parade of Concord takes place on Walden Street Thursday December 6th at 3:30 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  See the largest wheel of Italian Cheese in the Western Hemisphere as it arrives on a horse-drawn cart accompanied by music, dancing, proclamations, and of course — sampling!


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Holiday Wreath Workshop Advanced







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thursday, December 6, 6 pm - Holiday Wreath Workshop Advanced   $50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Start with an undecorated 12” balsam wreath & leave with a completed project - a festive wreath ready to hang or give away!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  Advanced class includes a bow making tutorial & larger selection of decorative materials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  Verrill Farm experts will offer decorating & construction tips!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  Refreshments served
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    •  Reservations required.  Call 978.369.4494 to sign up.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Museum With Santa

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      With Santa!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bring the Kids!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 10:00am- 12:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Don’t miss Santa’s stop at the Concord Museum.  Enjoy a delightful visit and photo with Santa, as well as a number of engaging seasonal crafts and activities including face painting, treasure hunts, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and more. Organized by the Guild of Volunteer. Reservations required. Members; $25 child, accompanying adults free; Non-Members: $30 child, $10 adults.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Verrill Farm Book Launch Party

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Coinciding with Verrill Farm’s centennial celebration, owners Steve and Joan Verrill and Jennifer Verrill Faddoul are publishing a cookbook of 80 favorite Verrill Farm kitchen recipes blended with family, farm and Concord history. 
‘Writing this cookbook fulfills our long-standing plan to share the recipes people have asked for,’ says Jennifer adding, ‘Publishing it this year memorializes the farm's 100 year past as we look toward the future!’ 



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Join Steve, Joan and Jen at the farmstand to celebrate the publication of A Farm Grows in Concord and the centennial of Verrill Farm. 
At the party, Steve promises to stand at the wood stove stirring up farm lore and his Famous Beef Stew made from a recipe in the book using farm-raised beef and vegetables. A taste will confirm why this is Steve’s culinary claim to fame!
 There will be other edibles made from recipes in the book, birthday cake, activities and live music. 

 A Farm Grows in Concord will be available in mid November, at the party and at the stand exclusively until mid December when selected local stores will stock it. This is the perfect holiday gift for cookbook lovers, locals & visitors who want to take home a taste of Concord!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        About the Book

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Farm Grows in Concord began as a recorded oral history of a family, a farm and a town. There were so many stories to tell that it quickly grew into a book. The result is a 176-page, 100 year history of three generations of farmers including reflections on growth, adversity and success. Photographs accompany the history and the 80 favorite recipes from the Verrill Farm kitchen.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The story starts with Amy and Floyd Verrill and a herd of 30 cows; the farm is now all produce with a farmstand sitting among acres of crops and a modern kitchen producing an extensive and sought after selection of prepared food and baked goods. Recipes for many are featured in the book.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In the end, however, the most significant and least visible legacy of the Verrills will be the preservation of the farmland through an Agricultural Preservation Restriction Program. Their 200 acres of land can only be used for farming, even if it changes hands. The Verrills gave up the opportunity to sell their land but they protected the life, and the land, that they know and love. A Farm Grows in Concord is their story.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        11 Wheeler Road
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 23rd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature Rasmussen Education Center



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 23rd  Annual  Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature will be on view in the new Rasmussen Education Center starting on November 21st, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In addition to the 31 trees and wreaths all fancifully decorated in the themes of children’s books, visitors will also be able to see over 100 Highlights of the Concord Museum on display in the Education Center- including artifacts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s book “Little Women”, Family Trees is dedicating two trees based on her works- “Little Women” and “Flower Fables”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Family Trees starts on November 21 and runs through January 1, 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • A Child’s Christmas in Wales – Debra’s Natural Gourmet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Come hear Jim Leahy read this lovely Christmas poem. And, as he does every year, Jim will serve his famous Christmas pudding after the reading.  A treat from us to you at the holidays!


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tue, December 11, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            7:00 PM – 8:30 PM CST


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Debra's Natural Gourmet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            98 Commonwealth Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kids DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs – Debra’s Natural Gourmet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We’ll make fizzy bath bombs, a fun project for kids and parents alike and a perfect little gift.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We’ve got room for six kids ages 6-11 with one accompanying adult helper. $10 per child, and each child will leave with their very own handy work.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Register in the beauty department in person or give us a call at 978-371-7573 and ask for the beauty department.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Debra's Natural Gourmet 98 Commonwealth AvenueConcord, MA 01742




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Light Up West Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shop and stroll night!  West Concord-wide holiday lights and themed window & store displays.  Special discounts and activities!  Free snacks!  See Santa around the Village on the street--candy canes and photo opportunity!



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Desserts for the Holidays with Tori and Debra


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Desserts for the Holidays with Tori and Debra at Debra’s Home in Acton



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  We’ll make chai chocolate truffles, gingerbread cupcakes with lemon mascarpone frosting (you’ll get to pipe!), coconut milk holiday spiced flan and walnut surprise cookies. And, because the class conflicts with dinner time, we’ll serve you a piping hot bowl of soup when you arrive. Organic ingredients. $85. To reserve your seat, register with Eventbrite or email debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • All That Glitters – Debra’s Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Always wanted to try a red lip but unsure where to start or how to make it work?



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Join our very own Thea, esthetician extraordinaire, for a one-on-one makeup application. Thea will take you through the steps from foundation to picking the perfect red for the holiday season. And top it all off with a little golden sparkle so your inner sparkle shines through! Cost is $30. You’ll get a $10 credit towards any makeup purchases that day. 30-minute session with Thea. Yes, sign up today (via Eventbrite or back in the beauty department).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debra's Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    98 Commonwealth Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Colonial Inn Winter Wonderland



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Costumed Character Days

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Costumed Character Days

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        December 15 & 16, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Meet Pete, the famous groovy blue cat! This beloved character comes from the brain of Kimberly and James Dean as well as award winning musician Eric Litwin. Free with admission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 23rd Annual Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature Rasmussen Education Center



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 23rd  Annual  Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature will be on view in the new Rasmussen Education Center starting on November 21st, just in time for the Thanksgiving Holiday!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In addition to the 31 trees and wreaths all fancifully decorated in the themes of children’s books, visitors will also be able to see over 100 Highlights of the Concord Museum on display in the Education Center- including artifacts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Louisa May Alcott’s book “Little Women”, Family Trees is dedicating two trees based on her works- “Little Women” and “Flower Fables”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Family Trees starts on November 21 and runs through January 1, 2019.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •  Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This month, a quick read: A Month in the Country, by J.L. Carr.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Book discussions take place in our store.  “Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby, where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. So we have a chair for you, RSVP:debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Colonial Inn – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Colonial Inn – Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Buffet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verrill Farm 100 Year Celebration






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


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 Wheeler Street



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm January Pancake Breakfast







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    January Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, January 5, 9 am - noon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Stop in for a stack of pancakes hot off the griddle with Massachusetts maple syrup, bacon, sausage, oj, milk or coffee! The perfect start to a winter Saturday or take a break from doing errands! Breakfast is served in our heated greenhouse beside the stand. No reservations necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    $8.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11 Wheeler Road




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Please email Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com. If the weather outside is frightful, Jim will send out an email to confirm or reschedule. Otherwise, bring your favorite poem to share. A wonderful way to start 2019!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Members Gallery

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Opening this week!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ConcordArt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        37 Lexington Road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Janet Schwartz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        David Kaphammer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        IN MOTION, AT REST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        January 10—February 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MJ1 Opening Reception, Exhibit through February 10, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ConcordArt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          37 Lexington Road


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • School House Rock






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Come see Concord Youth Theatre’s Second Stage Company! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Performances on Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 12 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, January 13 at 2:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • School House Rock






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Come see Concord Youth Theatre’s Second Stage Company! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Performances on Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 12 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, January 13 at 2:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Access51 Fundraiser

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                51 Walden Performing Arts Center Presents: A Hurly-Burly Extravaganza and Refined Vaudeville Entertainment for your viewing pleasure.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join us for an evening of lively performances by the resident artist groups at 51 Walden to benefit the Access 51 Capital Campaign. In addition to the entertainment, there will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tickets are $25 for general admission and $50 for VIP seating and can be purchased online at 51walden.org or at 978.369.7911.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                51 Walden Street, Concord, MA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Make Your Own Face Cream with Debra


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  It’s time to make your own face cream with Debra. Friends rave “How luxurious!” “It soaks right in!” Free, but limited to 30 lucky people. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off recipe ingredients following the class. Everyone goes home with a generous sample of Debra’s face cream. Sign up via Eventbrite today. Or email debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Debra's Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  98 Commonwealth Avenue

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • School House Rock






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Come see Concord Youth Theatre’s Second Stage Company! 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schoolhouse Rock Live! follows Tom, a nerve-wracked school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV, when various characters representing facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Performances on Friday, January 11 at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 12 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm, Sunday, January 13 at 2:30pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Attributes and Professional Skills for the Next Town Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Town of Concord will be hosting three forums to obtain input on the Personal Attributes and Professional Skills you think are important for Concord's next Town Manager. The forums are scheduled for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Public Hearing Room at the Town House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Conference Room at 55 Church Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Individuals can also provide input confidentially and directly to the consulting firm Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) at ConcordTMRecruitment@mrigov.com. MRI has been hired to assist the Search Committee with the process to find a replacement for Chris Whelan who will be retiring after 28 years of service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Attributes and Professional Skills for the Next Town Manager

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Town of Concord will be hosting three forums to obtain input on the Personal Attributes and Professional Skills you think are important for Concord's next Town Manager. The forums are scheduled for:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Public Hearing Room at the Town House

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        January 16, 2019 at 8:00 am in the Conference Room at 55 Church Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        January 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the Auditorium at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Individuals can also provide input confidentially and directly to the consulting firm Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) at ConcordTMRecruitment@mrigov.com. MRI has been hired to assist the Search Committee with the process to find a replacement for Chris Whelan who will be retiring after 28 years of service.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Breathe Healthy: Herbs and Supplements for Healthy Lungs with Adam

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Breathe Healthy: Herbs and Supplements for Healthy Lungs with Adam. We'll talk about congestion, infections, and asthma. And we'll talk about optimizing lung function for athletes -- and the rest of us. Free, limited to 60. Register on our website or Evenbrite.com. We want to have a chair ready for you…


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Book discussions take place in our store. “A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. RSVP: debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wed, Jan 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Debra's Natural Gourmet, Concord
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these journeying meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Reserve your seat directly with Jay. His email is jay@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Slavery’s Determined Foe: The Legacy of John Brown

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join the Concord Museum for this illuminating presentation Slavery’s Determined Foe: The Legacy of John Brownwith two scholars, Dr. Amanda Gilvin and Laura McDonald on Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Concord is home to the flashpoint of a revolution, discussions of protest, peace and war, and the people who defined American ideals. Inspired by this past, the Concord Perspectives series uses history as a lens to analyze present issues of power, protest, and society. This presentation brings together two scholars to discuss John Brown, the complex figure who led the raid on Harpers Ferry and inspired Concordians like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dr. Amanda Gilvin will discuss the Davis Museum’s Fall 2018 exhibition, Jacob Lawrence: The Legend of John Brown. The famous artist created his fifth series of history paintings in gouache on the famous abolitionist in 1941. Lawrence then made a portfolio of screen prints based on the series in 1974. Through his distinctive visual style and carefully researched titles, Lawrence portrayed a complex, imperfect hero.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Amanda Gilvin is an art historian and curator who writes about textiles, contemporary art, and museums of Africa and the African Diaspora.  She is an Assistant Curator at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Laura McDonald will present on the a bust of the late abolitionist John Brown recently rediscovered at Tufts University, and which stands as a symbol of Brown’s ardent fight against slavery and his pivotal role in the events leading up to the beginnings of the Civil War. The official unveiling of the bust occurred on the evening of New Year’s Day in 1863 during a commemoration of the Emancipation Proclamation and an event to honor the memory of John Brown. Among those invited were Ralph Waldo Emerson, Franklin Sanborn, Julia Ward Howe, Bronson Alcott, and William Lloyd Garrison.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Laura McDonald is the Art Collection Registrar at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts and she oversees the registration, management, installation and logistics for a collection spread across four campuses and sited in over 50 buildings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Members free, Nonmembers $5. Please register on-line www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x 216. Snow date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richard Sebring – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Richard Sebring



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, at 8PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harold Shapero Nine Minute Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Haydn Horn Concerto No. 1, With Richard Sebring, Associate Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dukas Villanelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Richard Sebring – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Richard Sebring



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday and Saturday, January 25 and 26, at 8PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harold Shapero Nine Minute Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Haydn Horn Concerto No. 1, With Richard Sebring, Associate Principal Horn of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dukas Villanelle

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Who Will Write Our History

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join those coming together in synagogues, churches, theaters, community centers, mosques and schools around the world to view Who Will Write Our History, which will be seen simultaneously at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, China, Israel, the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Poland, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and 100’s more locations around the world.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In Nov 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, Roberta Grossman, Director and Producer says, “Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum, founded a secret organization of 60+ members engaged in spiritual resistance against the Nazis, fighting hatred, lies and propaganda with pen and paper. They wrote and commissioned diaries, essays, jokes, poems, and songs. They also collected artifacts such as photographs...official and underground newspapers...anything that would help future historians tell the story of the Ghetto....On the eve of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, they buried 60,000 pages of documentation in the ground in the hopes that the archive would survive, even if they did not....”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      To keep the collections safe, only three knew the precise locations of these documents…and only one survived.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The film uses interviews, rarely seen footage, and dramatizations to transport us inside the Ghetto and the lives of these resistance fighters.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      There will be a post-screening discussion with Roberta Grossman, Executive Producer Nancy Spielberg, and author, Sam Kassow, moderated by Stephen Smith, of the USC Shoah Foundation and streamed on Facebook Live to all the screenings around the world. Every screening of the movie will be preceded by a #WeRemember trailer and audiences around the world will upload selfies to Facebook holding a #WeRemember sign!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Tickets available at the door or on line at the Maynard's Fine Art Theatre. They will be $10.











                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Bookshop – Jane Brox presents Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jane Brox presents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Youth Theater Fund Raiser



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CYT  Fundraiser

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          7:00PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Club Cafe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          209 Columbus Avenue, Boston


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No Advance Tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bingo Cards Available at the Door

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Food and drinks are available

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          All profits from the evening go to fund educational theatre programs at CYT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          This is an adults only (21 and over) event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          For more information about The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, visit their website at http://www.thebostonsisters.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Youth Theatre – Annual Ice-Capella Concert



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This seasonal favorite will include a variety of regional high school and college a capella vocal groups. Featured acts include Aural Fixation (Boston University), The Charlie Chords (Berklee College of Music), Fools on the Hill (Holy Cross), Euphoria, Guacamole, Rock Paper Scissors and The Gentlemen (Lexington High School), Accent A Cappella and The Acafellas (Lincoln/Sudbury High School), Town Criers (Weston High School), and Testostertones (Wayland High School).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Come hear local a capella groups perform your favorite oldies and top ten songs! Tickets are $10 (general admission) and will be sold at the door (cash or check only).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Click here to purchase tickets on-line. Snacks will be available for purchase during intermission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Doors open at 7:00 PM, show starts at 7:30

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord-Carlisle Regional High School Auditorium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            500 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord, MAQuestions?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Please call CYT at 978-371-1482 or email: concord_youth_theatre@concordyouththeatre.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • February Pancake Breakfast







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              February Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, February 2, 9 am - noon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Stop in for a stack of pancakes hot off the griddle with Massachusetts maple syrup, bacon, sausage, oj, milk or coffee! The perfect start to a winter Saturday or take a break from doing errands! Breakfast is served in our heated greenhouse beside the stand. No reservations necessary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $8.50 for adults. $4.50 for kids.





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Concord Players – The Country House, February 8-23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                February 8-23, 2019 Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sun. Feb. 17 at 2 p.m.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Concord Players production of The Country House, by David Margulies. Set in the Berkshires during the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each others' lives. Tickets $24. Call 978 369-2990 or buy on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum – A Visit from President Lincoln

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What better way to celebrate President’s Day then to meet one of our country’s greatest Presidents – Abraham Lincoln! On Monday, February 18ththe Concord Museum is pleased to again host Steve Wood and his entertaining performance of Abraham Lincoln from 1:00pm to 2:00pm in the Franklin Lyceum. You’ll learn what President Lincoln sometimes secretly carried in his top hat and just how tall he really was! Wood’s first person historical interpretation includes stories of Lincoln’s early life, campaign debates, and the Civil War concluding with a stirring a rendition of the Gettysburg Address. This special event is recommended for both adults and children.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Tickets to the President Lincoln program also include complimentary admission to the Rasmussen Education Center. Following the performance kids will be invited to imagine what they would do if they were president and to vote for their favorite Concord Museum object. Members $10/$6 adult/child and $16/$8 adult/child. Please register www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 ext. 216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Bookshop – Geoff Edgers presents Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Local author Geoff Edgers presents Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Garrison Men in Images and Objects – Concord Museum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Concord Museum is hosting a special look at Jack and John Garrison, father and son, whose lives as both free and enslaved men are deeply intertwined with the history of Concord in 1800’s. TheGarrison Men in Images and Objects, which is a partnership of the Concord Museum, The Old Manse, and the Robbins House, will held Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum in the Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Garrison Men will be moderated by Maria Madison, Founder and Co-President of the Robbins House. John Harrigan, Head of Reference Services at the Massachusetts Archives and long-time scholar of the Robbins House, brings to life the story of the Garrisons, whose photographs are in the Concord Museum Collection. They will be joined by L’Merchie Frazier, Director of Education and Interpretation at the Museum of African American History (Boston and Nantucket), who will explain why identified images of African Americans, like those of the Garrisons, are so rare and what we can learn from them.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The event is Free, but reservations are required; online at www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord Museum – More School Vacation Week Programs:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        February School Vacation Week -Saturday, February 16thto Sunday, February 24th,10:00am to 4:00pm visit the Rasmussen Education Center. With admission visitors will receive a complimentary tour of the Concord Museum highlights. Kids are invited to get creative with crafts and to vote for their favorite Concord Museum object.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Teddy Bear Tea, Saturday, February 23, 2:00pm to 3:00pm. Delight your child or grandchild with an afternoon for just the two of you! Bring your favorite teddy bear or stuffed animal to join you for tea or cocoa and then take part in a simple fun craft. Tea served with jewel-like silken tea infusers crafted by Tea Forte of Concord, sweets by Vintage Tea and Cake of Belmont. Seatings in the Franklin Lyceum are from 12 noon -1:00pm and 2:00pm- 3:00pm; Members $20/adult, $17/child; Non-members $25/adults, $22/child. Space is limited, reservations by phone required.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Concord Players – The Country House, February 8-23, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          February 8-23, 2019 Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Players production of The Country House, by David Margulies. Set in the Berkshires during the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the play provides a piercing look at a family of performers coming to terms with the roles they play in each others' lives. Tickets $24. Call 978 369-2990 or buy on-line.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Bookshop – Crystal King presents The Chef’s Secret

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Crystal King presents The Chef's Secret

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ken Gloss Speaks on the Value of Old and Rare Books

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Did you ever wonder how much that old book you inherited from your great Aunt was worth? Or were curious about the value of the yard sale first edition you found? Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston and frequent guest book appraiser on PBS’ AntiquesRoadshow, will share some insights during a presentation on the Value of Old and Rare Booksat the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center on Wednesday, February 27 from 7:00 pm. to 8:30 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ken will talk about some of his favorite finds and describe some of the joys of the “hunt”, as well as explain what makes a book go up in value. He has many fascinating anecdotes to share as well as guidelines for what to look for when you are starting a collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Brattle Street Book Shop is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian bookstores and goes back to circa 1825. Ken, who worked in the store since childhood, chose to go into the book business rather than pursue a doctorate in chemistry. He explained, “I found that books were in my blood and that I would never really be happy if I abandoned the business.” Ken succeeded his late father George Gloss, a well-known figure in Boston and national antiquarian circles. Among the many organizations in which Ken Gloss is a member is the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, and the Committee for the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair and Boston Society. He is also a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society and serves on the Board of Overseers of the USS Constitution Museum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Following the presentation there will be a Q &A. Ken will also give free verbal appraisals on abooks guests bring with them. This event is free but registration is required. www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Ken Gloss (left) appraising a rare book at the Brattle Book Shop.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mardi Gras – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Laisser les bons temps rouler! Friday, March 1 - Tuesday, March 5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Verrill Farm will have a parade of New Orleans inspired foods available on Fat Tuesday and the days before. Choose from jambalaya, blackened catfish, turkey gumbo, popcorn shrimp, bourbon bread pudding & other Louisiana classics.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Concord Band Winter Concert






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Celebrating 60 Years. Featuring commissions by Andrew Boysen, Jr. and Roger Cichy, conducted by the composers. Also on the program is Five Concord Diversions by James Curnow. Dr. William G. McManus, Concord Band Music Director Emeritus, will conduct music of Albert Reed. Admission is free, but tickets must by requested in advance at TicketStage.




















                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Composer/conductor Andrew Boysen




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Museum Hosts Daniel Chester French Forum

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Harold Holzer, a leading historian on Abraham Lincoln and prizewinning author of numerous books on Civil War history, will talk about his newly released book Monument Man: the Life and Art of Daniel ChesterFrench, on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00pm at the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Hailed as the pre-eminent American sculptor during his lifetime, Daniel Chester French (1850-1931) established his reputation with The Minute Manin Concord, MA. and reached the height of his career with the statueat the Lincoln Memorial- arguably our nation’s most iconic statue. Monument Manbegins and ends with fresh research on the racially segregated dedication of French’s masterpiece the Lincoln Memorialand also explores the creation and reception accorded all of French’s great works: Death and Sculptorin Boston, MA.; Alma Materat Columbia University; John Harvard for Harvard Yard; the “Standing Lincoln” for the Nebraska State Capitol and larger-than-life equestrian statues of George Washington, Ulysses S. Grant, and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Daniel Chester French Forum will be held in Franklin Lyceum, Rasmussen Education Center Members $5; Non-members $10; reservations required. www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      About the author:Harold Holzer won the 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and additional awards from Columbia Journalism School and Harvard’s Kennedy School for his last book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press. He is also the author of numerous books including the Lincoln Image and Lincoln at Cooper Union. In 2008, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ConcordArt – Emily Eveleth Artist Talk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For nearly two decades, Emily Eveleth has insistently pursued the ironic and expressive potential of her signature image, the ordinary and ubiquitous doughnut. The new paintings amplify and extend Eveleth’s technical achievements and formal concerns, while adding dramatically to her pictorial range.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emily Eveleth was born in Connecticut in 1960. She received an undergraduate degree from Smith College and pursued graduate studies at the Massachusetts College of Art. Her work is included in prominent museums, corporate and private collections. In 2010 the artist had a solo exhibition at Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton, MA. Among other awards, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for Painting, and a French Government Grant for the Artist-in-Residency Program in Rochefort-en-Terre. She was a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome. She currently lives and works in Massachusetts. From the website of Danese Corey Gallery.  Free and open to the public.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        [caption id="attachment_9587" align="alignleft" width="300"] Panorama photo of Emily Eveleth's art studio in Framingham, MA[/caption]

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Get Your Tickets Today For CYT'S Wizard of Oz!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters – the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life, while making their way along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Performances on Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 9th at 4pm, Sunday, March 10th at 2:30pm.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tickets are $15 each (general admission seating) and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Conservatory of Music Presents Grammy-Award winners TheOkee Dokee Brothers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The inspirational and infectious Grammy-Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers are coming to Concord, Massachusetts for two shows on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm.  Plan to bring your kids to this family concert at the Performing Arts Center/51 Walden andbring your kids closer to nature through an afternoon of songs performed by this creative duo. The Okee Dokee Brothers draw creativity from their incredible extensive outdoor experiences. With humor and heartfelt connections to nature, their songs teach and entertain audiences of all ages.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As childhood friends growing up in Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. As the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their down-home and lively Americana Folk music. They have created their own unique sound with a touch of bluegrass, old-time, and folk.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The concerts offer an opportunity to hear songs from their latest full-length studio album, Winterland, which provides an exuberant yet introspective collection of 16 original songs exploring the wonders and beauty of winter. The Brothers offer their perspective on winter and give many reasons for excitement for this time of year. Whether it’s snow, ice fishing, or the Abominable Yeti they are singing about, their tunes always amuse and enlighten the audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Okee Dokee Brother performances are part of the 2018-2019 CCM Concert Series.The diverse and entertaining line-up of the Concord Conservatory of Music Concert Series brings jazz, bluegrass, and classical music to Concord. Generous donors and funding from the Middlesex Savings Bank, SalemFive Bank, The Dewey Rosenfield Foundation, and Reasons to be Cheerful Ice Cream have helped us bring The Okee Dokee Brothers to our community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Youth Theatre – The Wizard of Oz



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Get Your Tickets Today For CYT'S Wizard of Oz!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters – the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life, while making their way along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Performances on Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 9th at 4pm, Sunday, March 10th at 2:30pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Performances are at The Fenn School, Ward Hall, 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tickets are $15 each (general admission seating) and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Youth Theatre – The Wizard of Oz



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Get Your Tickets Today For CYT'S Wizard of Oz!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                A Kansas farm girl, Dorothy Gale, and her dog Toto are blown away in a tornado and land in a fairyland named Oz. Here she meets a very unusual cast of characters – the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion, and together they go on a quest to see the Wizard of Oz, each of them seeking what they want most in life, while making their way along the Yellow Brick Road through a series of hair-raising encounters!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Performances on Friday, March 8th at 7:30pm, Saturday, March 9th at 4pm, Sunday, March 10th at 2:30pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Performances are at The Fenn School, Ward Hall, 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tickets are $15 each (general admission seating) and can be purchased online at http://www.ticketstage.com/CYT or by calling the box office at 978-371-1482.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Bookshop – Jabari Asim presents We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  65 Main Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jabari Asim presents We Can't Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Author Maria Olia talks about New England Inns &Taverns

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Shake off the winter blues at Wright Tavern with a talk by Maria Olia author of New England’s Colonial Inns & Taverns: Centuries of Yankee Fare andHospitality, Thursday, March 14, 7:00pm to 8:30pm. After the talk enjoy some brews for yourself with a beer tasting by Saltbox Brewery!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Take a journey with author Maria Olia over the six-state region of New England to learn about some of America’s oldest inn and taverns. Did you know that Concord’s Colonial Inn is one of the featured stops in Massachusetts? After the presentation, enjoy complimentary brews by Saltbox Brewery.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Museum Members $10; Non-members $15; reservations required. Register online www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x 216. Wright Tavern is located at 2 Lexington Road in historic Concord Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Bookstore – Christina Thompson presents Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Christina Thompson presents Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      65 Main Street
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • St. Patrick’s Day at Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Corned Beef and Cabbage, aka Boiled Dinner, has become the mainstay of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  It has also become a customer favorite at Verrill Farm where, as luck would have it, executive chef Kevin Carey taps his Irish roots to prepare the popular meal every March.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘A tender, savory boiled dinner is hard to pass up,’  says Carey.  ‘It’s also messy and time consuming to prepare so this St. Patrick’s Day, let us do the cooking!'  Carey explains his preparation this way,  ‘I start with 15 lb briskets, cook them for around 3 hours and then trim them.  Some people trim before cooking because it’s less messy, but leaving the fat on infuses the meat with flavor’.   Once done,  Carey cautions to cut against the grain to retain tenderness and then serve up the corned beef with tasty, traditional sides.  At Verrill Farm, that means cabbage, carrots, potatoes from the farm’s cold cellar, and house-made horseradish sauce all for just $13.95.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        ‘Since St. Patrick’s Day is on a Sunday this year, we’re turning Verrill Farm into a destination for celebration with our first Boiled Dinner Buffet in the heated greenhouse.  A true taste of Ireland right in Concord!’ says farm owner Jen Verrill Faddoul.   The buffet is available from 12:00 - 2:00 pm and 4:00 - 6:00 pm.   Reservations are not necessary but may be made by calling 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Boiled Dinner for $13.95 is also available to go these times:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 15 - 17: packaged to go from the refrigerated case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        March 17: packaged hot to go from 12 - 2 pm & 4 - 6 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Add soda bread. Full loaf - $7.50 • Mini loaf - $1.95
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For a sweet finale to the classic meal, add a shamrock shaped & decorated sugar cookie from the farm stand kitchen for $1.95.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Balkan Night

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Folk Arts Center of New England presents Balkan Night, a vibrant celebration of the rich musical traditions of the Balkans, and an immersive experience in music, dance, culture, and community. More information here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bay Path University – Pathways to Mental Health Counseling







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Pathways to Mental Health Counseling
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tuesday, March 19, 2018 | 6:00pm-7:30pm | Register Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Featuring Elizabeth Belliveau, MSW, LICSW,  a practicing clinical social worker and Bay Path adjunct professor.






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum – Girl in Black and White

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Join the Concord Museum for a conversation with author Jessie Morgan-Owens, as she discusses her book Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement on Thursday, March 21, 7:00pm at the Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Author Jessie Morgan- Owens will talk about the story of Mary Mildred Williams, who was an enslaved girl who looked “white” and whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement. When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family’s freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly became the face of American slavery. During a sold-out abolitionist lecture series, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner paraded Mary in front of rapt audiences as evidence that slavery knew no bounds.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Jessie Morgan-Owens is the dean of studies at Bard Early College in New Orleans, Louisiana. A photographer with the team of Morgan & Owens, she received her doctorate from New York University, writing a dissertation on nineteenth-century American anti-slavery literature and research through grants from the National Endowment of the Humanities and the American Antiquarian Society, and from the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. The explorations took her through archives, courthouses, interviews, and the Concord Museum collection uncovering all she could of Mary Mildred Williams’ untold story. Members free. Nonmembers $5. Books available for purchasing and signing in partnership with the Concord Book Shop.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bay Path University – Reading Instruction in the Classroom: Engaging all Learners

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reading Instruction in the Classroom: Engaging all Learners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Friday, March 22, 2018 | 8:30am-3:30pm | Register Here
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Participants in this workshop will gain a deeper understanding of each of the components of literacy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Young Artist – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Young Artist




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 8PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Britten Four Sea Interludes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Stravinsky Firebird Suite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ehlers Young Artist Competition Winner





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Concord Orchestra Spring Concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concord Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Young Artist Competition winner Hayden Idson playing Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky. Also on the program are Four Sea Interludes by Britten and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Competition runners-up will play pre-concert recitals: violinist Hannah Ryu (Friday) and cellist Zehavi Rodriguez (Saturday). Call 978 369-4967 to purchase tickets or buy on-line.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Cellist Hayden Idson


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Young Artist – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Young Artist




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 8PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Britten Four Sea Interludes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stravinsky Firebird Suite

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ehlers Young Artist Competition Winner





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Concord Orchestra Spring Concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Concord Orchestra Spring Concert featuring Young Artist Competition winner Hayden Idson playing Variations on a Rococo Theme by Tchaikovsky. Also on the program are Four Sea Interludes by Britten and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Competition runners-up will play pre-concert recitals: violinist Hannah Ryu (Friday) and cellist Zehavi Rodriguez (Saturday). Call 978 369-4967 to purchase tickets or buy on-line.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cellist Hayden Idson


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Verrill Farm – Pate a Choux – Baking with the Farm Stand Pros

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In this demonstration & hands-on class, learn to make a classic Pate a Choux. This versatile, light dough is used in cream puffs, eclairs & other pastries which are then filled with ice cream or pastry cream & glazed for the final touch!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $50.00 per person.  Reservations required.  To sign up call 978.369.4494.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ConcordArt – Julia Talcott Artist Talk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Julia Talcott has been an artist as long as she can remember and has worked as an illustrator since 1985. Since that time she has also added printmaker and teacher to her resume. Julia currently teaches relief printmaking techniques at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA, as well as the Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Her illustration clients include magazines, books, advertising and design agencies. Creator of the 1996 Christmas stamp for the US Postal Service, she has received 4 certificates of design excellence from Print Magazine. In 2013 she was awarded The Otis Philbrick Memorial Purchase Prize at the Boston Printmakers Biennial for the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and a Frances Roddy Prize, at the Concord Art Association, Concord, MA. In 2014 she was awarded 1st prize at the Summer juried show “Off the Wall” at the Danforth Museum, Framingham MA. Julia is a Boardmember of the Boston Printmakers http://bostonprintmakers.org, and represented by Bromfield Gallery http://www.bromfieldgallery.com.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            She has shown her work in various group shows both in the Boston area and nationally and is included in the collections of many corporations as well as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Please contact her for further details. Free and open to the public.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum – Dolly Madison Creates the White House



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              [caption id="attachment_9749" align="alignleft" width="242"] Mrs. James Madison (Dolley Madison, 1768–1849)
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Find out the true story of how Dolley Madison redecorated the White House to become the national symbol we know today, at the Concord Museum’s Annual Mary Lesneski Memorial Lecture and Reception, on Thursday, March 28, 6:00pm. Catherine Allgor, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, will be giving a fascinating presentation on “The Great Centre of Attraction: Dolley Madison creates the White House” to explore the political meanings behind Dolley Madison and architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe’s decorative choices in restructuring the space in order to accommodate James Madison’s political goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More about Dolley Madison: Dolley Madison was the wife of United States president James Madison, who served from 1809 to 1817. In addition to overseeing the decoration of the executive mansion to help reflect the role of the presidency, she also set a standard and became the official First Lady of the United States. When the British invaded Washington in the War of 1812 and the White House was burned, Dolley is credited with saving the portrait of George Washington. In keeping with Dolley Madison’s flair and enthusiasm for social life, following the presentation guests will be invited to a reception of wine and cheese.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This event will take place at 6:00pm in the Franklin Lyceum at the Rasmussen Education Center, Reception to follow. Members $30; Non-members $40; reservations required www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 x 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cooking with the GBOMBS Diet Debra’s Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Let’s Cook with the GBOMBS Diet (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds). We’ll take to heart what Joel Fuhrman says, that we can live long, healthier lives by enjoying foods in the GBOMBS categories. No ho-hum recipes. Lots of flavor, texture, color, aroma and nutrition. Join us for a fun class that will do you good, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8 recipes, a class, and a dinner party!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $85/person, limited to 14, reserve your spot today
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cooking for Passover with Debra Stark

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    It's Passover and guess who's coming to dinner? Uncle Sid who has to eat gefilte fish or it's not Passover -- Aunt Gertrude, who says, "Don't worry about me. I'll bring kale in Tupperware!" So how do you please everybody? How do you marry tradition with belief systems, eccentricities and dietary restrictions? How to make everyone comfortable and still make it a celebration? And how do you keep those you love healthy?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    9 recipes, a class, and a dinner party!
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Bookstore – Cass Sunstein presents How Change Happens

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cass Sunstein presents How Change Happens

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Business Recycling Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Click on the flyer for details - Business Recycling Event.April 5 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents CCM Jazz – Originals



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents CCM Jazz – Originals on April 5that 7:30 pm in West Concord. Join us in celebrating the National Jazz Appreciation Month when the multi-talented CCM faculty perform original compositions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tsuyoshi Honjo on saxophone, Justin Meyer on bass, Brian Friedland on piano, Phil Sargent on guitar, Gabriela Martina on vocals, and Mike Connors on percussion bring to the area their original compositionsas well as jazz classics. Each is considered one of the hottest jazz performers in the Boston area and around the country; together these musicians bring jazz to new heights.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CCM Jazz – Originals is the final concert of the CCM 2018-2019 Concert Series, which brings world-class performers to our local community. Many generous donors and funding from our keysponsor Middlesex Savings Bank as well as supporting sponsors, Mass Cultural Council, the Acton-Boxborough and Concord Cultural Councils, helped present the Series.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Tickets canbe purchasedin advance at https://concordconservatory.org/Jazz_Originals. Tickets are available at the door: $20 for adults, free for students 18 and under. To buy tickets online, go to.For more information call 978-369-0010 or email info@ConcordConservatory.org.CCM is located at 1317 Main Street in Concord (within the West Concord Union Church).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BEYOND THE NOTES RETURNS TO 51 WALDEN FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            BEYOND THE NOTES RETURNS TO 51 WALDEN FOR ITS FIFTH YEAR BREAKING DOWN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE CONCERT EXPERIENCE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            PUBLIQuartet, violinist, Artistic Director and Founder Sarah Whitney to perform Concord, MA​ - The unique and interactive concert experience, Beyond the Notes, announces fifth annual concert featuring the internationally renowned artists PUBLIQuartet and violinist Sarah Whitney.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beyond the Notes, April 5th, 2019 7:30pm
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tickets:​ $40 On Stage Seating/$30 General Admission advanced purchase/$35 at door/$15 Students
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ABOUT B​ EYOND THE NOTES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Beyond the Notes​ is a unique and interactive concert experience that gives the audience a chance to get to know the performers beyond what can be read in their bios. In addition to presenting some of today’s most sought after musicians, Beyond the Notes invites audience members to participate in the concert by submitting written questions. Questions are selected randomly and answered live on stage by the performers throughout the concert. For the fifth annual concert, Whitney is bringing more artistic elements to the concert stage than ever before. On stage seating is available for the first time, and Whitney is thrilled to announce a partnership with Powers Gallery of Acton to showcase artwork on stage, while enhancing the listening experience.​ ​Beyond the Notes is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas​, a non profit arts service organization. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Concord Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the M​ ass Cultural Council​, a state agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ABOUT S​ARAH WHITNEY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Praised by the Washington Post for her “marvelous violin acrobatics”, violinist ​Sarah Whitney​ is known for her musical versatility and has been heard worldwide across stages in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and the United States. She is recognized as a performer, teacher, entrepreneur and advocate for bringing fresh new ideas to classical music. Based in New York City, she is a member of the acclaimed string quintet​ SYBARITE5,​ one of the fastest-rising chamber-music ensembles in the United States. ​SYBARITE5​ is the first string quintet to win the Concert Artists Guild Victor Elmaleh Competition, giving their Carnegie Hall debut in 2012. ​SYBARITE5​, whose album ‘Disturb the Silence’ reached the top ten on the Billboard Charts, has also performed at Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Aspen, Caramoor, Chautauqua and Ravinia Festivals, and on the CBS Early Show. Additionally, ​SYBARITE5​ premiered the world’s first concerto for string quintet and orchestra by Dan Visconti with three orchestras last season.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ABOUT  P​UBLIQUARTET
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Applauded by The Washington Post as “a perfect encapsulation of today’s trends in chamber music,” and by The New Yorker as “independent-minded,” ​PUBLIQuartet’s​ creative programming lends a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene. Dedicated to presenting new works for string quartet, PUBLIQuartet was selected as Concert Artists Guild’s New Music/New Places Ensemble at the 2013 CAG Competition, and then garnered Chamber Music America’s 2015 ASCAP Adventurous Programming Award for outstanding and innovative approaches to contemporary classical, jazz, and world chamber music. PQ’s genre-bending programs span the classical canon and also feature open-form improvisations that expand the techniques and aesthetic of the traditional string quartet.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Annual Breakfast – The Friends of Sleepy Hollow


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Minute Man National Park Seeks Volunteers for Park Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Minute Man National Park Seeks Volunteers for Park Day - April 6, 2019: Enjoy a day of stewardship and history at Minute Man National Historical Park. Join fellow volunteers for Park Day 2019, and assist with landscape rehabilitation along the Battle Road Trail. Activities include removing invasive plants, raking leaves, and improving trails to prepare for commemorative tactical demonstrations and reenactments. The day will start at 9:00 am in the Minute Man Visitor Center at 3113 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA. The park will provide tools, safety gear, a free t-shirt for the first 100 registrants, and refreshments, as well as an overview of the site’s history.This is a great way for everyone to help improve the park and learn some history along the way. The activity will end at 3:00 pm. Meet at Minute Man Visitor Center, 3113 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Bookstore – Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen present Seashells: More Than a Home

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Melissa Stewart and Sarah Brannen present Seashells: More Than a Home




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • CBD, Its Use in Wellness with Miles Sarill, National Educator for CVSciences – Debra’s Natural Gourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Passionate about natural wellness from a young age, Miles has always been fascinated by herbalism. He received his Master's in Experimental Medicine from McGill University, and now speaks about the use of cannabinoids in wellness.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hemp-dervied cannabidiol, or CBD, is being recognised as a key supplement to improve quality of life. So what is hemp CBD, and what exactly is there to know? Come learn about the discovery of CBD, its natural sources, including the differences between agricultural hemp and high-THC cannabis plants.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discover how CBD interacts with the body, and how it is related to overall wellbeing. Learn why hemp is the eco-friendliest way to balance the endocannabinoid system. Determine why hemp-derived CBD may be the best options for your health.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    20% off all CV Sciences PlusCBD Oil products on the night of the event.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bay Path University – Alumni Reunion and Networking Event







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Alumni Reunion and Networking Event
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday, April 11, 2018 | 6:00pm-8:00pm | RSVP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      A great opportunity for alumni to reconnect with Bay Path and fellow graduates, plus a chance to see our new state of the art campus in Concord, MA. All Eastern MA Bay Path alumni are welcome. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us!






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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Band Spring Pops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Band Spring Pops with jazz soloists Amanda Carr and John Stevens. Friday concert sponsored by Concord Rotary, for tickets call Dick Hale at 978-394-5158 or buy on-line. For the Saturday concert sponsored by the Band, buy tix on TicketStage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Museum – April 13, 14, and 15 Patriot Day’s Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Our muskets are polished and our flags are flying in preparation for the Concord Museum’s three-day-celebration of Patriots’ Day from Saturday, April 13 through Monday, April 15thwith fascinating living history demonstrations, Minutemen reenactments, Colonial period dancing and music, inspiring revolutionary art making, and more!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On April 13 and 14thfrom 10:00am to 4:00pm, there will be hourly Patriots’ Day demonstrations and workshops at the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center. Try your hand at the Feather Quill making and writing workshop and write like a Revolutionary! On the Museum’s courtyard Billerica Minutemen (and women) will be camped out and doing Revolutionary War cooking, musket-making, and other demonstrations. And don’t forget to explore the Museums’ outstanding collection of Revolutionary War artifacts including the famous “one, if by land, two, if by sea” lantern, powder horns and muskets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            As the Patriots’ Day Parade heads through the center of Concord onApril 15th, stop by historic Wright Tavern – the place where the American Revolution started! Play colonial games, make your own tricorn hat, and learn about the history of the Tavern and the role it played on April 19, 1775. Listen to the battle cries of fifer Don Heminitz and learn what it would have been like as a young Concord resident, too young to fight in battle but eager to protect his family and home.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            At 12 noon take a walk from the Wright Tavern to the Hill Burying Ground to get the same view of the depicted in Amos Doolittle’s View of the Town of Concordon April 19, 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Then march over to the Concord Museum, and enjoy patriotic art activities for families, try on colonial clothing, or join a workshop and be taught to dance the Minuet Step, the Marmaduke Hornpipe, and other 17thcentury dances that entertained the people of Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            All the activities are Free with Museum admission. All activities at the historic Wright Tavern and outside the Concord Museum are Free. For more details go to www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Patriots’ Day activities are made possible in part by the generous support of the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             And just when you thought you knew everything about Patriots’ Day! On the evening Monday, April 15, 7:00pm join us for a talk about The Revolution’s Odd Couple: Sam Adams and John Hancockfrom renowned storyteller and Northeastern University historian William M. Fowler, Jr. Learn how these two very different men worked together to shape the fabric of the American Revolution and the country that it formed. Fowler is the author of The Baron of Beacon Hill: A Biography of John Hancock (1980) and Samuel Adams: Radical Puritan (1997).Members $5; Non-members $10. To register got to www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council of Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum Patriot’s Ball



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Patriots’ Ball, which had its origins at the 1875 Centennial Celebration of the Revolution and was revived again last year by the Concord Museum – will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00pm to 11:00pm at the historic National Guard Armory, 91 Everett Street, Concord, Massachusetts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In keeping with the centuries-old beloved Concord tradition, guests will be invited to watch a stirring performance by the 1st Michigan Colonial Fife and Drum Corps, which performs 18th century American music. The Corps uses instruments, uniforms, and flags that are authentic reproductions of those used by the Continental soldiers during the American Revolution. At the end of the evening the Concord Minutemen, 1st Michigan Drum Corps, and guests will be invited to participate in a parade from the Armory to First Parish, where they will witness a re-enactment of Dr. Samuel Prescott’s fateful horse ride to Concord – to warn residents that the British soldiers were coming!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This year the Concord Museum will present the inaugural Robert Gross Award for Advancing Concord’s History to Maria Madison, Co-President and Founder of the Robbins House. The Robbins House is focused on raising awareness of Concord’s African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th to the 19th century. The Concord Museum established this award in 2019 to honor an individual who has worked to expand educational programming about Concord’s history. The award is named in honor of historian Robert Gross whose scholarship has advanced the world’s understanding about the unique role Concord has played in our nation’s history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              In addition to the Ball’s traditions, this year’s festivities will include Americana-style BBQ buffet and drinks, entertainment by the Stag Party Barbershop Quartet and live dance music by the Honey Train band. With colorful décor as a backdrop, there will be fun games and activities throughout the evening including a photo booth, tricorn hat decorating, and a raffle. There will be a special opportunity to support the Paul Revere Ride Fund, which provides support for 3,500 underserved students a year to participate in the acclaimed school programs for free. Although not required, guests are welcome to dress in Patriotic red, white and blue and period costumes.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Patriots’ Ball is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Committee chaired by Aura Bruce and Lis Martin; along with Kelly Benkert, Gail Hire, Lisa McAfee, Pam Nelson, and Joanne Roser. Guild of Volunteers Co-President and Committee Co-Chair Aura Bruce, explained “We are thrilled to produce the Patriots’ Ball to help celebrate Concord’s revolutionary history. All proceeds from the Ball will benefit the Museum’s education and public programs that serve 18,000 students and life-long learners each year – what better way for future generations to continue the legacy of Concord’s rich and significant historical past.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              More about the history of the Patriots’ Ball: The Patriots’ Ball itself has a rich history and originates back to the April 19, 1875 Centennial Celebration of the American Revolution. In the 19th century it was organized by the National Guard before being taken over by the Concord Minutemen. In 1925, the Patriots’ Ball commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the beginning of the Revolutionary War and its 1928 iteration was called the Antiquarian Ball benefiting the Concord Antiquarian Society, now known as the Concord Museum. According to the Concord Journal in 1928, “Dana Bartlett went dressed as his own grandfather, the historic Dr. Josiah Bartlett. An old time minuet was danced by young girls in Revolutionary garb.” Over the years, the Patriots’ Ball has been hosted by different organizations including as a benefit for the Concord Fire Department and an annual Dance Ball. A committee including Marie Foley, owner of the downtown Concord store Revolutionary Concord; Pam D’Ambrosio; and Meg Gaudet, owner of A New Leaf in West Concord; dutifully kept the tradition alive for 18 years until 2012.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              To purchase tickets and for more information go to www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Band Spring Pops

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Concord Band Spring Pops with jazz soloists Amanda Carr and John Stevens. Friday concert sponsored by Concord Rotary, for tickets call Dick Hale at 978-394-5158 or buy on-line. For the Saturday concert sponsored by the Band, buy tix on TicketStage.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Patriot’s Day Events

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  National Park Service will be hosting a variety of events including:

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Meriam’s Corner Exercise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  737 Lexington Rd, Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minute companies, fife and drum, and the Concord Independent Battery commemorate the fight at Meriam’s Corner. There will be musket and cannon firing and fife and drum music.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Paul Revere Capture Ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  200 North Great Rd, Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Lincoln Minute Men observe the historic capture of Paul Revere with a dramatic re-telling of Longfellow's famous poem, fife and drum music and a musket fire salute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  British Light Infantry fire a volley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Battle Road / Parker's Revenge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, April 13th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Battle Road Demonstration: “Parker’s Revenge”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Battle Road Trail behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Lexington
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hundreds of British and colonial Reenactors will engage in a tactical weapons demonstration with musket firing and fast-paced battle action along a stretch of the actual Battle Road of 1775. Park staff will be on hand to direct you to parking and viewing areas.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Due to construction, limited parking is available at Minuteman Regional High School, 758 Marrett Road, Lexington MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12:45 p.m. Watch as a procession of civilian evacuees fleeing their homes before the fighting begins. (see Caught in the Storm of War description below)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 p.m. The Battle Road battle demonstration begins

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit Hartwell Tavern and Captain William Smith House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  136 North Great Road, Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hartwell Tavern 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Smith House 9:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Park staff, Lincoln Minute Men, and living history volunteers will be demonstrating various aspects of life in Massachusetts at the beginning of the American Revolution.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Explore Bloody Angle with Edmund Foster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10:00 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Edmund Foster, a volunteer from Reading, Massachusetts (portrayed by Park Volunteer, Ed Hurley), will lead a tour to this key battle site where he fought in 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Caught in the Storm of War: Civilians of April 19th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Captain William Smith House, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  What would you take with you if you had to leave your home in a hurry, uncertain of your return? Learn about the local civilians on April 19, 1775. Once the refugees leave the Smith house, you may encounter them along the Battle Road Trail heading towards Lexington and the Minute Man Visitor Center just prior the the Parker’s Revenge Battle Demonstration.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit Whittemore House (Behind Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt 2A Lexington)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit Whittemore House, staffed by costumed park volunteers, and discover what life was like in 1775. Try on colonial children's clothing, gather ingredients for a meal, and listen to stories of the Whittemore family and their experience of April 19, 1775.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Junior Ranger Day at Minute Man National Historical Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, April 13, 2019
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Earn your Junior Ranger Badge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minute Man Visitor Center, Rt. 2A, Lexington., 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge Visitor Center, 174 Liberty St., Concord, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pick up your very own Junior Ranger Booklet. This is a fun way to learn and explore Minute Man National Historical Park while completing the pages in the booklet. When you are finished, show your work to a Ranger to earn your new badge. Receive your badge and take your oath at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 4:30 pm. Recommended for ages 4 and up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial women at Barrett Farm await the British
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sunday, April 14th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  "Warlike Preparations" and the Search of the Barrett Property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonel James Barrett House (448 Barrett's Mill Road, Concord)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1:00 - 4:00 p.m. (British soldiers arrive at approximately 3:00 p.m.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visit the home of Colonel James Barrett and his family. Learn about the intense military preparations that took place in and around the home in the weeks leading up to the outbreak of war (April 19, 1775). Help make cartridges for the minute men. Keep watch for British soldiers and help hide the military supplies before they arrive!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  British Grenadier fires his musket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Monday, April 15th (Patriot's Day observed)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lexington Battle Reenactment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lexington Green, Lexington. Information is here.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5:30 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  British and Colonial reenactors stage a reenactment of the early-morning battle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Commemoration of the North Bridge Fight / Concord Parade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge, Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  8:45 a.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  British and Colonial reenactors will commemorate the “Shot heard round the world” with a battle demonstration. Immediately following, the Concord Patriot's Day parade will arrive around 9:30 a.m. NOTE: all of the roads in the center of town are closed to vehicles beginning at 8:30 a.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitor Center Hours:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge Visitor Center: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minute Man Visitor Center: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  People in colonial clothing carrying candle lanterns silhouetted against the evening sky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Participants in the Patriot Vigil reading the names of the April 19th dead by candlelight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thursday, April 18th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patriot Vigil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Lantern light procession: 7:50 p.m. (step off at North Bridge Visitor Center)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ceremony at North Bridge: 8:00 – 8:45 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  As darkness descends upon the North Bridge battlefield we invite you to come and reflect on the events of April 19, 1775 and the meaning of liberty. The evening ceremony will feature a lantern-light procession, poetry, music, and a recitation of the names of the Patriots who gave their lives on that “ever-memorable” 19th of April. Please note, if you would like to participate in the procession at 7:50 p.m. we ask you bring your own enclosed candle lantern - no flashlights in the procession please.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minute Men and Concord Independent Battery fire a 21 gun salute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dawn Salute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Friday, April 19th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Dawn Salute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge, Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  6:00 a.m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Concord Minute Men and the Concord Independent Battery observe the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  opening battle of the Revolution in a 21 gun salute with musket and cannon fire.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitor Center Hours:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge Visitor Center: 5:30 am - 5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Minute Man Visitor Center: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Arrival of the Sudbury Militia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge, Concord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11:30 a.m. (approximately)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Sudbury Companies of Militia and Minute will make their annual march to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  North Bridge from the Town of Sudbury. They will fire three musket volleys off North Bridge as a soldierly salute.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Four men dressed in colonial clothing and armed with muskets, one holding a small barrel standing outside a wooden colonial house
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Militiamen standing in front of Hartwell Tavern with arms and supplies for the war.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  NPS

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Saturday, April 20th

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After the Battle - The War Has Begun
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hartwell Tavern, 136 North Great Road, Lincoln
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2:00 - 7:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  War between the people of Massachusetts and Governor Gage and the British regulars has just broken out. Thousands of men are preparing to leave home for the front lines around Boston. Whole communities are faced with numerous challenges demanded by this frightening new reality. Step back into the year of 1775 and get involved.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Patriots’ Day Concert



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concord Band Invites You to Celebrate Their 60th Anniversary Season 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Drop in after the parade to hear patriotic marches, popular showtunes, and works commissioned by The Concord Band

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Admission is free, donations are welcome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2019 Event

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11am-12pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rain or Shine (It’s inside)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Performing Arts Center

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    51 Walden Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    For more information about the program or other Concord Band events, see http://www.concordband.org/




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Museum April 16-20, 2019 Learn How Animals Shape History!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Down through the ages, animals have shaped our history by being source of food, clothing, transportation, labor and companionship. Discover how prehistoric giant mastodons to tiny termites, shape and reflect Concord’s and our nation’s history during April School Vacation Week -Tuesday, April 16 through Saturday, April 20, 2019 at the Concord Museum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Get out your binoculars! Each day families will be invited to go on a history hunt to find every creature hidden in the Rasmussen Education Center galleries. Find animals in famous prints or search for colonial artifacts made out of animal hide or fur. How was butter made in 18thCentury Concord? Meet a colonist and try your hand at churning butter from heavy cream. Or you might want to try spinning wool. On Friday, April 12 meet some real life Angor Rabbits, whose fluffy fur transforms into cozy clothes. Work with the master weaver through the process of making fabric from spinning to weaving on a loom.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Families each day will be invited to sit by the fireside in the Sally Lanagan Classroom to hear about the Mysteries of Walden Woods. What creatures did Henry David Thoreau and his young companion Louisa May Alcott find on their walks in the forests of Concord - both real and magical!?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      All ages are welcome and activities are free with Museum admission. Open 10:00am to 4:00pm daily. (Closed Easter, April 21)   For an hourly schedule of activities go www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This event is made possible in part by the Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Earth Day Forum Protecting Our Planet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On the eve of Earth Day 2019, join two distinguished experts - Barbara Moran, WBUR’s Senior Producer for Environmental Reporting and Boston University Professor Richard Primack, author of Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods for a stimulating conversation about environmental challenges facing our times. Edward W. Kane Concord Museum Executive Director Tom Putnam will moderate this thought-provoking Earth Day forum on Thursday, April 18, 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Janet and Churchill Franklin Lyceum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Barbara Moran is an award-winning science journalist who has written for many publications, including New Scientist, Invention & Technology, Technology Review, and the Boston Globe. Her television documentary credits include the PBS series Frontline, The American Experience, and NOVA, as well as the History and Discovery Channels. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Boston University’s graduate program in science and medical reporting, she received a Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT in 2001. Her first book, The Day We Lost the H-bomb is a nonfiction account of the worst nuclear weapons accident in history. (Random House, 2009)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Richard B. Primack, Professor of Biology at Boston University, is currently investigating the impact of climate change on the flowering and leafing out times of plants: the spring arrival of birds and the flight times of insects in Massachusetts, Japan, and South Korea; and the potential for ecological mismatches among species caused by climate change. The main geographical focus is Concord, Massachusetts, due to the availability of extensive phrenological records kept by Henry David Thoreau and later naturalists. He is using Concord as a living laboratory to determine the effects of climate change species, and land use changes on the population dynamics of native and non-native species. He is also comparing results from Concord with long-term changes at Acadia National Park in Maine. An ongoing activity is producing conservation biology textbooks and working with co-authors to produce textbooks in other languages. Dr. Primack serves as Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Biological Conservation and in 2013, he served as Guest Scholar for the Concord Museum’s groundbreaking exhibition, Early Spring: Henry Thoreau and Climate Change.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Members $5, Nonmembers $10. To register go to www.concordmuseum.org Or call 978-369-9763 x216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Protecting our Planet” is part of the Concord Museum Forums, which are a series of public programs held in the Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum to foster dialogue on a diverse range of historical, contemporary, and cultural topics that resonate with Concord’s history.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National Coin Week

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          When was the last time you and your  looked at your change?  Perhaps the even bigger reality is most folks seldom get change to jingle around in the pocket or purse.  With the proliferation of on line payments along with credit  and debit cards, pay-pal, direct deposits, wiring of funds and other means of payments few folks these days even have coins to look at on a daily basis.  National Coin Week is April 21 to 27 and Northeast Numismatics plans on using and spending several thousand interesting coins that you do not see on an everyday basis here in Concord and surrounding towns in the days leading up to this event. We are looking to spark an interest in coin collecting.  Perhaps a new found interest or one revived from past collecting.  We are hoping to simply get folks to simply start looking at their change.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you are at the right establishment at the right time you may be one of the lucky ones to see Indian cents, buffalo nickels, mercury dimes and other silver coins, Eisenhower and Sacagawea dollars, silver certificates and two dollar bills, Kennedy halves, steel cents and many others that you may not even know exist or have not seen for decades.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          If you wish to interview us further in this regard to do an article perhaps contact us at your convenience.  We really want to get the word out.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Regards   Tom Caldwell

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library will resume in April. April 22nd. The book for April is Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday. Book discussions take place in our store. ““Asymmetry is extraordinary...Halliday has written, somehow all at once, a transgressive roman a clef, a novel of ideas and a politically engaged work of metafiction.” —Alice Gregory, The New York Times Book Review….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries.


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Douglass: Prophet of Freedom – May 6, 15, 22, and 29



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery to become a social reformer, orator, writer, and the nation’s leading abolitionist in the 19th century. On Wednesday, May 15 at 7:00 pm, 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning author and Yale historian David Blight will speak about his new biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (Simon & Schuster) with Harvard historian John Stauffer. This Community Conversation is presented by the Concord Museum and will be held at the Fenn School.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                David Blight is a Professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. Blight is also the author of the award winning Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory along with numerous publications. David began the biography 12 years ago after encountering a private collection of Douglass manuscripts assembled by a retired African-American surgeon in Savannah, Georgia. The biography of this great American, is based in part on papers never seen by previous biographers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In addition to the Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom conversation on May 15th, the Museum and partnering institutions will host a series of programs. All of these events are free and will be held at the Museum’s Churchill and Janet Franklin Lyceum except where noted. Reservations are required online at wwww.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence Monday, May 6 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Wellesley Professor Kellie Jackson, author of Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence will discuss the tactical use of violence among antebellum black activists. Free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                An Evening with David Blight Wednesday, May 15,  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: Fenn School in Concord Join the Concord Museum in welcoming 2019 Pulitzer Prize winning author David Blight as he talks about his new book Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Harvard historian John Stauffer as they discuss one of the most important people of the nineteenth century- Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era. Free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Book Discussion: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass Wednesday, May 22, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Location :Concord Free Public Library (Main Library) Join Special Collections Curator Leslie Wilson and Head of Reference Barbara Gugluizza of the Concord Free Public Library for a discussion on Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. This 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition was written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass during his time in Lynn, Massachusetts. Leslie Wilson will also share historical documents related to Frederick Douglass’s associations with Concord. Free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                After Douglass: James Baldwin Documentary May 29 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM As the culminating event in our Frederick Douglass Community Conversation initiative, the Museum will present a screening of James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, a film described as "an emotional portrait, a social critique, and a passionate plea for human equality.” Free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All of these programs are free; Reservations are required. Reserve online at www.concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763 ext. 216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The programs listed are in partnership with the Concord Free Library, Minute Man National Park, Fenn School, Mass Humanities, The Umbrella, Concord Bookshop, Friends of Minute Man National Historical Park, The Old Manse, Thoreau Society, The Robbins House, The Walden Woods Project, First Parish in Concord Transcendentalism Council, and other cultural partners. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Save The Date” Jeff Cramer’s book Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Save The Date” for Jeff Cramer’s talk about his forthcoming book, Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson.  The book will be released on April 9 and his book launch at the Walden Woods Project will be on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 PM. Wine and cheese reception will precede the talk at 7 PM, and a book-signing will follow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum – Film Screening Revolutionary Duo

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Patriots’ Day Week might be ending, but the Revolution is just beginning! Join the Concord Museum with a screening of A Revolutionary Duo, which are two short films investigating the wartime contributions of two New England residents during the Revolutionary War on Friday, April 26 at 7:00pm at the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    After viewing the films, join in a discussion with filmmaker Maureen Taylor and producer Pam Pacelli Cooper. The film screening is free. Reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, visit concordmuseum.org or call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Bookstore – Juliette Fay presents City of Flickering Light

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Juliette Fay presents City of Flickering Light

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ConcordArt – Stuart Shils Artist Talk

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Stuart Shils is a contemporary American landscape painter. His works toe the line between formal abstraction and fidelity to the scene he is observing. Mainly known as a plein-air painter, he has recently incorporated working from his own photographs of urban scenes. “When working, mostly I try to absorb what it is I’m looking at, to try and feel it inside and then see how it takes form on canvas by dictating to me what it wants me to do,” Shils has said. The artist has cited the work of Piero della Francesca and Giorgio Morandi as important influences in his development as a painter. Born in 1954, in Philadelphia, PA, Shils studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Seymour Remenick and Arthur De Costa. He was the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and an Academy Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in New York. The artist has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, David and Langdale, and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects in New York. Shils lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. Free and open to the public.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Bookstore – Erica Boyce presents The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Erica Boyce presents The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Players The Secret Garden, May 3 through May 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Concord Players present the musical version of Francis Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, a classic novel about loss, discovery, and redemption. The story follows the indomitable spirit of Mary Lennox as she restores the faded beauty of her aunt's garden and brings healing to her uncle's grieving heart. Tickets $27, call 978 369-2990 to reserve or buy on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 15 Annual Minute Man March – Emerson Field

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Saturday Events in Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annual Minute Man Arc March Emerson Field 9:00 - 1:00 pm. Click here



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Annual Give Back Day - Retailers throughout Concord will make a donation to the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest to help support their programs. Shop at your favorite store from 10:00 - 6:00 pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  West Concord Junction Cultural District events related to Art Week (events throughout the day)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Give Back Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Carlisle Community Chest (CCCC) will be sponsoring its Annual Give Back Day. Great way for businesses to make a donation to CCCC to help them service those in need. Participating businesses include:

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Chamber of Commerce
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CYT – Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join your CYT friends on Sunday, May 5 at 9:30 am for a special screening of Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. CYT’s favorite alum, Captain America, stars in his final epic showdown with the evil Thanos. Don’t despair if you’ve already purchased tickets for the premier…you will want to see this monumental battle over and over again! Come in your PJs if you like. Marvel super hero pajamas are preferred!Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance at https://www.ticketstage.com/T/CYT.No tickets will be available at the door. All proceeds benefit Concord Youth Theatre.Doors open at 9:15am.Fine Arts Theatre Plaza
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ladies’ Night Out – Cruise Planners/Travel Advisor and Lyn Evans Concord

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Ladies’ Night Out shopping evening Thursday, May 9 from 5pm – 7pm


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        29 Main Street Concord MA


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge – Harvard



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Meet at Harvard GSD main entrance, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, Mass.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the Harvard campus as well as Brattle Street “Architects’ Walk” in Cambridge. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1973 designed by Walter Gropius, Le Corbusier, Josep Luis Sert, and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $25 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Advance tickets required. Please call 781-259-8098 for more information or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Players The Secret Garden, May 3 through May 11, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Concord Players present the musical version of Francis Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, a classic novel about loss, discovery, and redemption. The story follows the indomitable spirit of Mary Lennox as she restores the faded beauty of her aunt's garden and brings healing to her uncle's grieving heart. Tickets $27, call 978 369-2990 to reserve or buy on-line.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge – MIT




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meet at 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge - MIT

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Modern Architecture Walking Tour of Cambridge visits distinctive modern structures on the MIT campus including the Eero Saarinen chapel. Explore modern movement buildings from 1947 to 1976 by Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, I.M. Pei, Carl Koch, and others.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $25 Historic New England members, $30 nonmembers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advance tickets required. Please call 617-994-6651 for more information or buy online www.historicnewengland.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mother’s Day Brunch – Verrill Farm

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Mother’s Day buffet, prepared from scratch by Verrill Farm’s accomplished kitchen staff, is designed for this multi-generation event with food for all ages and appetites - from breakfast to lunch, sweet to savory, a popular omelet station and Mimosas from the cash bar!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The brunch attracts new and returning families every year with high praise for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                quality and selection of food and for the welcome twist on tradition - a casual setting rather than white table cloth dining! Tents provide covered seating for adults and there’s plenty of space for kids to play outside after lunch.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Brunch selection include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Omelet Station - made to order with your choice of fillings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Beef carving station
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • French toast casserole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • scrambled eggs with sausage, bacon, home fries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pesto Pasta Primavera
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fruit salad & green salad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Breakfast pastries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pastries & cookies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Beverages
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Entertainment by pianist Jeremy Silver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cash bar serving Mimosas, Bloody Marys & wine

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                $38.00 per adult. $12.00 for kids 10 & under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reservations Required. Seatings from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please call 978.369.4494 by Friday, May 10.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cruise Planners and The Rocky Mountaineer Train Discussion

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  May 16 from 5-6:30 at The Wheelhouse, 33 Bradford Street.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Rocky Mountaineer Train come to give a short presentation and answer questions.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The event is free but  need RSVPs - mdawson@cruiseplanners.com

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pops – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pops




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 17, 18 at 8PM and 19 at 2PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • With Maureen McMullan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lively jazz inspired POPS concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Suppé Light Cavalry Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Debussy Première Rhapsodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Williams Theme from Harry Potter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bernie Hoffer Johnny Mercer SongBook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Rodgers Slaughter on Tenth Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richard Rodgers Sound of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pops – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pops




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 17, 18 at 8PM and 19 at 2PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • With Maureen McMullan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lively jazz inspired POPS concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Suppé Light Cavalry Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debussy Première Rhapsodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Williams Theme from Harry Potter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bernie Hoffer Johnny Mercer SongBook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard Rodgers Slaughter on Tenth Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Richard Rodgers Sound of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pops – The Concord Orchestra

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Pops




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 17, 18 at 8PM and 19 at 2PM



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • With Maureen McMullan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lively jazz inspired POPS concert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Suppé Light Cavalry Overture

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debussy Première Rhapsodie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Williams Theme from Harry Potter

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bernie Hoffer Johnny Mercer SongBook

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard Rodgers Slaughter on Tenth Ave.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richard Rodgers Sound of Music

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sousa, Stars & Stripes Forever






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Bookstore – Jeffrey S. Cramer: Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jeffrey S. Cramer presents Solid Seasons: The Friendship of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          65 Main Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord, MA 01742

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          978-369-2405

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Verrill Farm – Asparagus Tour and Lunch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After a one year hiatus, the Asparagus Tour and Lunch are back by popular demand! Attend one or the other or both!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Before heading out on the tour, here’s some food for thought on asparagus. Asparagus is Verrill Farm’s first crop of the season and reminder of the benefits of buying local: flavor, freshness and supporting local agriculture and two, asparagus plays an important role in Concord history. In the late 19th - early 20th century, Concord produced 50% of the Massachusetts crop and was the lead producing town in the country! Around 1920, disease struck and production stopped until Verrill Farm planted a field in the 1980’s with new hybrids which are more disease-resistant than older varieties.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Verrill Farm grows the crop on 6 -7 acres with an approximately 6 - 7 week harvest, peaking in May when approximately 75% of the crop is picked and the tour and lunch are scheduled for an outstanding customer experience!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Asparagus field tour leaves the stand at 11:00 am
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Farm owner Steve Verrill shares tips on planting and tending the crop. Everyone is encouraged to pick a few stalks before leaving the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Asparagus themed buffet lunch at 12:00 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chef Kevin Carey offers tips on preparing and cooking asparagus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • $30.00 per person.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reservations required. Please call 978.369.4494 by May 24.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Emerson – Thoreau Amble Walking Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              One last chance to see the lady slippers and walk with the Authors on this sunny, spring weekend and revel in the beauty of the hidden treasure that lady slipper orchids bring to Concord every spring.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Celebrate Emerson’s birthday and follow the footsteps of writers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau! Join a guided walk from Emerson’s house to Fairyland Pond in the Walden Woods. Enjoy the spring weather and learn about the friendship of two notable observers of nature from a Concord Museum interpreter.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Meet at the Concord Museum by 1:45 p.m. Members $5, Nonmembers $10.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Register here. But hurry! As you know, this is a popular program!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The walking tour ticket also grants access to the Highlights of the Concord Museum on view in the Rasmussen Education Center on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and the Collection Spotlight: Emerson in his Study with Concord Museum curator David Wood on Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 1:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Come Volunteer! 30th Annual Concord Museum Garden Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Taking inspiration from gardening traditions from across the centuries and around the world, spend a delightful day on a self-guided tour of seven spectacular private gardens and one ribbon garden on the Concord Museum’s 30thAnnual Garden Tour Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Visitors will enjoy the serenity of a Japanese style Zen oasis, including a rock garden, koi pond, and black pine bonsai tree on one tour stop. Another property was inspired by a 19thcentury traveler who transformed his home and garden into an Italianate utopia after a trip to Europe – trees planted during this period still stand on the property today. A selected private home garden features plants also found in Monet’s own Giverny garden and is accompanied by a medicinal plants based on the 17thcentury Apothecary’s Garden of London, hosting herbs and other remedies for everyday maladies. There are many other surprises on the tour including a Curly Willow ‘house’ created using living trees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In addition to plants, the distinctive gardens are sanctuaries for all kinds of furry and feathered creatures – one garden’s pond is a habitat for an endangered species of turtle, a sumptuous rose garden is the summer hide away for the family cat, serviceberry trees provide a feast for eight species of birds, and another garden backyard is an ideal summer retreat for family gatherings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The 2019 Garden Tour is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Committee co-chaired by Patty Flint and Lyn Carroll. Lyn Carroll explained,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “We invite everyone to participate in our celebration of 30 years of the best in Concord gardening. All proceeds from the Tour will benefit the Museum’s education and public programs that serve 18,000 students and life-long learners each year.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Guests are invited to visit pop-up boutiques offering unique gifts and items for home and garden and the popular “Ask an Arborist” booth. Downtown businesses will be donating partial proceeds to the garden fundraiser including J. McLaughlin, Sara Campbell, and Fiorellas’ Cucina Restaurant in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reservations made through May 26: $30 Members; $40 Non-Members. Reservations made May 27 or later or tickets purchased at the door: $35 Members; $45 Non-Members. This event is scheduled rain or shine. For more information and to purchase a ticket www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Thank you to our generous sponsors: Hartney Greymont, A Davey Tree Expert Company; Mahoney’s Garden Center; Marquis Tree Service; Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening, Inc. SavATree; and Welch’s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Many thanks to our contributing sponsors:Fiorella’s Cucina Restaurant in Concord; Jane Rupley Landscape Design; J. McLaughlin; Lazaro Paving Corporation; Little Leaf Farms; Russell’s Garden Center, Sara Campbell; Season’s Four, The Outdoor Living Store; William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Come Volunteer! 30th Annual Concord Museum Garden Tour

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Taking inspiration from gardening traditions from across the centuries and around the world, spend a delightful day on a self-guided tour of seven spectacular private gardens and one ribbon garden on the Concord Museum’s 30thAnnual Garden Tour Friday, May 31 and Saturday, June 1, 2019, 9:00am to 4:00pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Visitors will enjoy the serenity of a Japanese style Zen oasis, including a rock garden, koi pond, and black pine bonsai tree on one tour stop. Another property was inspired by a 19thcentury traveler who transformed his home and garden into an Italianate utopia after a trip to Europe – trees planted during this period still stand on the property today. A selected private home garden features plants also found in Monet’s own Giverny garden and is accompanied by a medicinal plants based on the 17thcentury Apothecary’s Garden of London, hosting herbs and other remedies for everyday maladies. There are many other surprises on the tour including a Curly Willow ‘house’ created using living trees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition to plants, the distinctive gardens are sanctuaries for all kinds of furry and feathered creatures – one garden’s pond is a habitat for an endangered species of turtle, a sumptuous rose garden is the summer hide away for the family cat, serviceberry trees provide a feast for eight species of birds, and another garden backyard is an ideal summer retreat for family gatherings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The 2019 Garden Tour is organized by the Concord Museum’s Guild of Volunteers Committee co-chaired by Patty Flint and Lyn Carroll. Lyn Carroll explained,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “We invite everyone to participate in our celebration of 30 years of the best in Concord gardening. All proceeds from the Tour will benefit the Museum’s education and public programs that serve 18,000 students and life-long learners each year.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Guests are invited to visit pop-up boutiques offering unique gifts and items for home and garden and the popular “Ask an Arborist” booth. Downtown businesses will be donating partial proceeds to the garden fundraiser including J. McLaughlin, Sara Campbell, and Fiorellas’ Cucina Restaurant in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Reservations made through May 26: $30 Members; $40 Non-Members. Reservations made May 27 or later or tickets purchased at the door: $35 Members; $45 Non-Members. This event is scheduled rain or shine. For more information and to purchase a ticket www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thank you to our generous sponsors: Hartney Greymont, A Davey Tree Expert Company; Mahoney’s Garden Center; Marquis Tree Service; Pumpkin Brook Organic Gardening, Inc. SavATree; and Welch’s.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Many thanks to our contributing sponsors:Fiorella’s Cucina Restaurant in Concord; Jane Rupley Landscape Design; J. McLaughlin; Lazaro Paving Corporation; Little Leaf Farms; Russell’s Garden Center, Sara Campbell; Season’s Four, The Outdoor Living Store; William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Bookshop – Launch event for Rajani LaRocca’s *Midsummer’s Mayhem

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The Concord Bookshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    65 Main Street




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Please join us on Sunday, June 2 at 3pm, when Rajani LaRocca launches her middle grade novel, Midsummer's Mayhem!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rajani LaRocca was born in Bangalore, India, and immigrated to the US with her parents when she was a baby. She grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, graduated from Harvard with both a BA and an MD, and has worked as a primary care physician since 2001. She lives in Concord with her family.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Emerson Hospital and Concord Park Discussion on Healthy Brain Aging and Dementia


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Middlesex Jazz Festival June 7-8, 2019

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Middlesex Jazz Fest is a free outdoor festival in downtown Concord featuring a mix of 20 piece Big Bands, Latin Jazz, Jump Blues and Smaller Ensembles.  Come join us and listen to several jazz greats like world-renowned Wayne Bergeron (featured in the movie The Incredibles II).  Enjoy great food from local restaurants, shop at local stores and artisans at the festival, play games like life sized Jenga and cornhole and enjoy beer from local breweries like Rapscallion.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Middlesex Jazz Fest will be held on Saturday June 8th from 1 – 6:30PM (rain date June 9th). This is a FREE event. Please bring lawn chairs (we will provide a limited number of chairs for those in need).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Come enjoy wine, beer and non-alcoholic drinks served by The Rotary Club of Concord.  All proceeds support the local public school music programs in Concord as well as CCHS college scholarships.  Food is available from Trail’s End Café,  Reasons to be Cheerful, Debra’s Gourmet and Adelitas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Details can be found at www.middlesexjazzfest.org



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        And Here are the Details:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Timing – June 8th from 1 – 6:30PM  (Rain Date on June 9th)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Location – Downtown Concord – 58 Main Street, Concord, MA

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Tickets – This is a free event.  Please bring lawn chairs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Parking – Please leverage the municipal lot located on the left further down Keyes Rd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Performance Schedule:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1:00     Concord Middle School Jazz Ensemble

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 1:15     John Piazza Jr. and the South Shore Jazz Collective

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2:05     Acton-Boxborough High School Jazz Ensemble

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 2:20     Joe Magnarelli Trio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3:10     Doug Olsen’s Latin Bash!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4:00     The Love Dogs

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 4:50     Compaq Big Band with Guest Artist World-Renowned  Jazz Trumpet Virtuoso Wayne Bergeron


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Also, we added two ancillary events this year:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Friday Night Out – Jazz Night out at Trail’s End Café.  Come enjoy appetizers, wine tasting and jazz from 6 to 9PM on Friday June 7th.   $48 per person or $85 per couple.  Contact Hillary Logee at 978-226-6222 or at hillary@theconcordmarket.com (You can also purchase tickets at the door.)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trumpet Master Class with Guest Artist Wayne Bergeron -  Saturday June 8, 2019 at 10AM (or rain date on the 9th).  Located at 51 Walden Performing Arts Center – 51 Walden Street, Concord, MA 01742


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Suggested Donation of $20 Graciously Accepted – All donations support the Jazz Fest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can find out more:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Opera51’s performance of Carmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Opera51's fully staged and costumed performance of Carmen, conducted by Alan Yost. Buy tix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Opera51’s performance of Carmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Opera51's fully staged and costumed performance of Carmen, conducted by Alan Yost. Buy tix.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Family Program: An Old Fashioned Breakfast

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wake up in 18thcentury Concord and learn to cook and prepare an authentic colonial breakfast with instructor and historian Laura Ziman on Sunday, June 9, 10:00 am to 11:30 am at the Concord Museum. Laura Ziman will demonstrate how to make scones, biscuits, old-fashioned strawberry jam and home-made butter. Immerse yourselves in the daily lives of children and families and come away with a sense of lives lived long ago. Learn how children’s lives and routines have changed through time, and what still might be the same.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              After the demonstration, families will be invited to sample scones and other treats and take away 18thcentury recipe samples. Members $10/$6 child; Non-members $16/$8 child. Recommended for all ages. Reserve tickets online www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 ext. 216.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Opera51’s performance of Carmen

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Opera51's fully staged and costumed performance of Carmen, conducted by Alan Yost. Buy tix.

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       • Robbins House Celebrate Juneteenth



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All ages are welcome to join us at the Robbins House for our second celebration of the African American holiday, Juneteenth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Live reenactment of Miss Ellen Garrison, Concord public school student, teacher, and social justice advocate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Music, art, crafts, refreshments. The Robbins House is located at 320 Monument Street, Concord, MA (opposite The Old Manse and the North Bridge.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The History of Juneteenth – the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    January 1863 – The Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln announced, “that on the 1st day of January 1863, all persons held as slaves within any state... shall be then, thenceforward and forever free.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    January & April 1865 – However it would take the passage of the 13th Amendment in January 1865 and end of the Civil War in April 1865 to end the brutal institution of African America slavery.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    June 19, 1865 – After the Civil War ended most enslaved people in Texas were still unaware of their freedom. This changed when Union troops arrived in Galveston on June 19, 1865. When the enslaved people of Texas were finally told about the Emancipation Proclamation that had freed them 2½ years ago,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “We all walked down the road singing and shouting to beat the band,” a Texas freedwoman recounted. “Black men pitched their hats high in the muggy June air,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    according to another report.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1866 – Freed African Americans observed ‘Emancipation Day,” as early as 1866 in Galveston. As community gatherings grew across Texas, the celebration included parades, prayer, singing, and readings of the proclamation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1979 – Juneteenth became a Texas state holiday in 1979. Initially observed in Texas, this landmark event’s legacy is evident today by worldwide commemorations.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In case of rain, we will tuck inside and have the ceremony inside the museum.  We will be joined by Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, and one of the Minute Men as we officially inaugurate Concord’s first publication for the more than 1 million visitors a year who come to our town.  Come meet the founders, and participate in this photo op which will be sent to print and online news outlets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bay Path University Workshop – Writing as a Healing Modality


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Museum – Your Every Day Companion: Journal Making for Families

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Bring your family to learn about Thoreau who inspired the diligent documentation of Walden Woods ecosystem and create your own hand-made journal to record your observations. All ages welcome. Included with Museum admission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Museum
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Museum – Family Activity Provincial Congress Reenactment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Muster up your colonial spirit and join us in a reenactment of a meeting of the Provincial Congress that led up to April 19, 1775. In partnership with Minute Man National Park. Wright Tavern. 11:00 am -1:00pm Free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Museum – Beer Talk & Tasting Crafty Bastards

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Discover the history of craft brewing in New England from the Mayflower to modern day with Lauren Clark, author of Crafty Bastards. Then enjoy a beer tasting hosted by: Saltbox Brewery and Barewolf Brewery. Wright Tavern. 7:00 pm to 8:30pm. $15, $10 Members.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord Museum – Film Screening Surveyor of the Soul

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Join us for a screening of a film by Huey that tells the story of Henry David Thoreau’s life and time at Walden Pond, as well as the impact his writings have had on environmental issues, civil rights, and individual thinking in our time. Rasmussen Education Center 7:00pm to 9:30pm. Free.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Verrill Farm – Blueberry Pancake Breakfast & Pie Eating Contest

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Pancakes and Pie are the stars of Verrill Farm’s July blueberry event. Step up to the griddle for a stack of blueberry (local, of course!) studded pancakes topped off with local maple syrup and stay for pie!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Verrill Farm’s annual Blueberry Pie Eating Contest is a tasty blend of food, fun and sport!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the tradition of all great eating competitions, Verrill Farm is looking for serious pie eaters to dive in, compete and finish their pies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  9 am: Pancake Breakfast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pancakes studded with local berries served with Massachusetts pure maple syrup, bacon or sausage, juice & milk or coffee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • $8.50 for adults, $4.50 for kids under 10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • No reservations necessary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Live music by the Yankee Stompers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hay rides - there is a small fee for these

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  11 am: Pie Eating contest - FREE - Sign up when you arrive!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Come prepared for the fun whether entering or cheering the contestants on! Winners receive prizes and bragging rites!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 8” pie for adults, 5" pie for kids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Same rules for all ages - the first to finish, no hands allowed, wins!




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA 01742
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm – Farm to Table mid-Summer Crop Dinner





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Twilight creates a magical setting for this al fresco dinner under tents surrounded by fields where crops are grown. Inspired by the harvest, Verrill Farm chefs will prepare a mouthwatering three course meal - the first of three in 2019. The second is August 23; the third, on October 18, is a candlelit harvest dinner in the greenhouse. Reservations are available for all three dinners now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • appetizers, followed by a bountiful buffet of salads, sides, entrées, (vegetarian options available) & dessert.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • $48.00 per person excluding tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music by Jay Ford Duo - guitars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cash bar featuring wine & beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reservations are required and may be made on line or by calling 978.369.4494.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA 01742
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Concord Museum – Walking Tour Emerson’s Circle

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They gathered together with other Concordians to discuss issues of the day such as slavery, war, and the natural world. Led by a Museum educator, explore 1800’s Concord and the lives and homes of the famous authors who lived here. 11:00am to 12:30pm; $10, $5 Members; includes Museum admission.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord’s Colonial Inn Community Open House


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Museum: Robert Richardson and reflections on Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Renowned scholar and author Robert Richardson will be sharing his recent reflections on Emerson, Thoreau and Transcendentalism with responses from Robert Gross, Bay Emerson Bancroft and Megan Marshall at the Concord Museum’s Franklin Lyceum on Wednesday, July 31 at 7:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Robert Richardson is the author of the acclaimed Emerson: The Mind on Fireand Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind.He was born in Milwaukee, spent his early years in Medford and Concord, attended and graduated from Harvard, and then pursued a career of teaching and writing. In his mid-forties he turned to writing intellectual biographies. He currently divides his time between Key West, Cripple Creek, VA., and Cape Cod. As one reviewer has written: “While Richardson’s scholarly mastery of his subjects – the founding fathers of American intellectual life – is impressive, what astonished is his ability to provide the reader with a visceral experience of their lives. Richardson’s books bear the vivid energy of our most imaginative writers and belong, says John Banville, among the glories of contemporary literature.”’

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The event will take place at 7:00pm in the Franklin Lyceum at the Rasmussen Education Center. Concord Museum Members $5, Non-Members $10. Reservations required. Reserve online www.concordmuseum.orgor call 978-369-9763 x216

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Museum – Free Fun Friday

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Thanks to the generosity of the Highland Street Foundation, the Concord Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center is open Free from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. For a complete list of hourly activities go to www.concordmuseum.org.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • National Park – Wayside Living History Players Present!





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Who lived in The Wayside, one of the iconic homes in Concord, from 1775through the 1960’s? Join us for a special program on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th and meet the Whitneys, the Alcotts, the Hawthornes and the Lothrops in an interactive tour of The Wayside developed and performed by local high school students and park staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Wayside Living History Players are local high school students, under the direction of Kim Frederick of the Concord Academy, have researched the residents of the Wayside. Starting with Samuel Whitney, Muster Master of the Concord Minutmen in 1775 through 1965, when Margaret Lothrop sold the house to the National Park Service for incluision of Minute Man National Historical Park, the Living History Players have develop a tour featuring the lives of the teenagers and adults who grew up in the house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The tours will be offered at 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. Regular tour fees apply.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              For general park information, please call 978-396-6993 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/MIMA.






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • National Park – Wayside Living History Players Present!





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Who lived in The Wayside, one of the iconic homes in Concord, from 1775through the 1960’s? Join us for a special program on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th and meet the Whitneys, the Alcotts, the Hawthornes and the Lothrops in an interactive tour of The Wayside developed and performed by local high school students and park staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Wayside Living History Players are local high school students, under the direction of Kim Frederick of the Concord Academy, have researched the residents of the Wayside. Starting with Samuel Whitney, Muster Master of the Concord Minutmen in 1775 through 1965, when Margaret Lothrop sold the house to the National Park Service for incluision of Minute Man National Historical Park, the Living History Players have develop a tour featuring the lives of the teenagers and adults who grew up in the house.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The tours will be offered at 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th. Regular tour fees apply.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For general park information, please call 978-396-6993 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/MIMA.






                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum – Forum & Reception Why They Marched

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A Conversation with Susan Ware - The history of how American women won the right to vote has too-oft been told as the tale of a few iconic leaders, all white and native born. In her new book, Why They Marched, Susan Ware uncovers a much more diverse story of the women worked to achieve their full citizenship. Join in a conversation between Susan Ware, Honorary Women’s Suffrage Historian at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger Library and historian Ellen Fitzpatrick. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters; Rasmussen Education Center.6:00pm wine and cheese reception; 7:00pm forum; $10, $5 Members, by reservation.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Concord Museum – Art & Action in Suffrage

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    100 years after women gained the right to vote, what are we still fighting for? Through close-looking at primary source materials and using thinking routines, determine what makes effective propaganda. Design your own political button with a pithy slogan and striking graphics. Included with Museum admission.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sizzlin’ Summer Sidewalk Sale

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join the fun and celebration – Concord’s Annual Sizzlin’ Summer Retail Extravaganza.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This is an event you don’t want to miss, Mark your calendars.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cooking From the Garden: with Debra & Friends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cooking from the Garden with Debra and Friends. At Debra’s home in Acton. Limited to 14, $85 per person. It’s about simple, organic and lusciously healthy. Our menu will feature ingredients from the garden. Menu: My Mother’s Potato Salad; Cold Cucumber Soup, Heirloom Tomatoes with Pesto; Eggplant Squash Lasagna; Peaches & Raspberry Coulis; something chocolate.  Gluten-free.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Click here to purchase tickets.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord Museum – Black Devil and Gentle Cloud: Ruskin and Emerson at Odds

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord Museum – Walking Tour Women of Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Walk through town and focus on the notable women who shaped Concord’s history. The tour highlights famous historical figures as Louisa May Alcott and Margaret Fuller. $10, $5 Members; includes Museum Admission and Collection Spotlight Presentation at 1:00 pm with Curator David Wood.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. The Concord Free Public Library teams up with Debra's for a discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. "This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving." —People

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. All are welcome! Save your seat by going to www.DebrasNaturalGourmet.com/Events.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • CBD Topicals: A discussion with Jason Depp, ShiKai. Debra’s Natural Gourmet, Concord

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                CBD Topicals: A discussion with Jason Depp, ShiKai. Jason and his father, Dennis (founder of ShiKai), are both chemists. Jason will talk about CBD (what is it?), how you might use topicals, and where ShiKai’s products fit into your life. We’ve heard that Jason is a fantastic speaker on this issue, and his passion for and experience with CBD makes him a welcome guest in our store. Limited to 60 people. Register above by clicking on REGISTER.. Jason is gifting attendees with a full-size jar of ShiKai CBD cream!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum – Performance and Reception I Want to Go to Jail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Beginning at 6:00 p.m., please join us for an opening reception outside in the courtyard of the Rasmussen Education Center with complimentary beer and wine from Saltbox Kitchen Brewery, Art and Activist button-making, and voter registration sponsored by the League of Women Voters Concord - Carlisle.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  At 7:00 p.m. a staged reading of I Want to Go to Jail, an original play by Concord resident Pamela Swing, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Dabanka, will be performed in period costumes by cast members from We Did it For You! Women’s Journey Through History. The performance will be followed by a discussion with the cast and a question and answer session with the audience.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $5 Member | $10 Non-Member. This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund and grants from the Concord Cultural Council, the Lexington Council for the Arts, and the Lincoln Cultural Council – local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In partnership with Saltbox Kitchen Brewery, the League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle, and the Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  $5 Member | $10 Non-Member. Register here.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  53 Cambridge Turnpike
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm – Farm to Table mid-Summer Crop Dinner





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Twilight creates a magical setting for this al fresco dinner under tents surrounded by fields where crops are grown. Inspired by the harvest, Verrill Farm chefs will prepare a mouthwatering three course meal - the first of three in 2019. The second is August 23; the third, on October 18, is a candlelit harvest dinner in the greenhouse. Reservations are available for all three dinners now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • appetizers, followed by a bountiful buffet of salads, sides, entrées, (vegetarian options available) & dessert.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • $48.00 per person excluding tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music by Jay Ford Duo - guitars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cash bar featuring wine & beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reservations are required and may be made on line or by calling 978.369.4494.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA 01742
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Open daily 7:30 am - 7 pm • Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 7 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.verrillfarm.com • 978.369.4494







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Save the Date! Join Billy Joel and Don Henley on September 6


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Join The Walden Woods Project at the Boston Park Plaza for the presentation of the Global Environmental Leadership and Challenge Awards and a special performance by Billy Joel!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Walden Woods Project Global Environmental Leadership Award recognizes significant achievement in the areas of climate stability, biodiversity, natural resource stewardship, human understanding, and global environmental policy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Purchase tickets here

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Discovery Day Open House at Concord Conservatory of Music



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        On Saturday, September 7th, 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, you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of instruments in a hands-on way. CCM faculty will demonstrate how to hold, play, and experience these instruments.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your young student (age 5 – 7) will enjoy our free Group Keyboard demo class at either 1:30 or 2:30 pm (sign up at https://forms.gle/J8DjBwS48F6RUtCq5). Attend the Open House and enter the raffle for a chance to win a free CCM Group Class for the 2019 fall semester! Additionally, anyone registering for a group class at the Open House will receive a 15% discount.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In addition to learning about private lessons for students of all ages and levels, explore opportunities to join CCM’s American Roots program. The program offers bluegrass, old-time, and folk instruction in a community-based social setting. CCM provides even more classes for adults in the Lifelong Learning program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Learn about the CCM Music Achievement Program (MAP)—a free, private lesson enrichment program created to give our students access to a broader musical education. MAP enhances a student’s experience by increasing their musical fluency and engaging them with other students, their audiences, and various genres of music. Find out what CCM provides to students beyond exceptional private lessons, all included in their private lesson fees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Registering for lessons at CCM welcomes you to a music community that offers workshops, master classes, ensembles, and numerous performance opportunities. A thorough CCM placement process ensures that every student takes lessons with a faculty member best suited to his or her needs. For new students seeking private lessons, visit CCM’s website www.ConcordConservatory.org and submit a Student Interest Form, or call (978) 369-0010 so that we can learn more about you. Financial assistance is available. CCM is located at 1317 Main Street in Concord (within the West Concord Union Church on the 2nd floor).


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        About CCM


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is an energetic community of people who are passionate about music education. CCM enrolls over 400 students annually and offers programs for all ages and abilities. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord, MA, and 15 surrounding communities. Its curriculum includes private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Susan Seger, Development & Marketing Manager
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        978-369-0010 / sseger@concordconservatory.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Kate Yoder, Executive Director & Founder
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Concord’s Colonial Inn Afternoon High Tea


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • West Concord Porchfest


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Concord Conservatory of Music – Justin Roberts Family Concert



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mark your calendar for the entire family to see the three-time Grammy-Award nominee and most successful children’s entertainer Justin Roberts live. The Concord Conservatory of Music will welcome the witty and insightful singer-songwriter to Concord, Massachusetts at 51 Walden/Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 am. His family concerts guarantee crowd participation, toe-tapping, and rhythmic swaying. Fun for all!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              With a knack for crafting songs that traverse childhood ups and downs, his songs relate to all ages. Sometimes silly and clever, and sometimes poignant, his songs elicit head bopping and singing along. Whether it’s the catchy tune Pop Fly reminding parents that their kid is not the only one picking dandelions in the outfield or Lemonade reminding us that you’ve got to mix the sweet with the sour, his songs are introspective and speak from a kid’s perspective. His songs get parents to reflect on what their kids are going through. Purchase tickets in advance:  https://concordconservatory.asapconnected.com/?org=4125#EventDetail=203850

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Concord’s Colonial Inn Afternoon High Tea


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Concord Museum Unveils First Phase of New Museum Experience



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Concord Museum will unveil a portion of the newly renovated and redesigned permanent galleries on October 11, 2019, creating an entirely new experience for visitors. This first phase in the grand reopening of the Museum galleries is part of the Museum’s two-year renovation project and follows the November 2018 opening of the Museum’s Rasmussen Education Center.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For the first time since construction of its original building in 1930, the Museum is replacing outdated mechanical systems and improving visitor flow. “The renovation project is an opportunity to redesign the Museum to better showcase our permanent collection and engage with visitors in exciting new ways.” explained Tom Putman, Edward W. Kane Executive Director of the Concord Museum.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The newly renovated galleries feature a new Gateway to Concordentranceway, a gift of Concord Museum Board President Ralph Earle and his wife Jane Mendillo. The Gateway includes a choreographed media presentation that introduces visitors to the Museum and its collection, as well as a new Museum Shop. The Gatewayalso orients visitors to Concord’s other attractions with a map and photographs highlighting 15 other cultural destinations in Concord.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The twonew galleries to be unveiled in October include an introductory gallery, Concord: At the Center of Revolutionwhich features twelve iconic artifacts, each rich with meaning, that introduce the themes of Concord’s history. These objects allow visitors a rare “brush” with Concords compelling history. Among the artifacts displayed are the powder horn carried by 21-year-old Abner Hosmer who died in the battle of the North Bridge and a copper tea kettle used by Louisa May Alcott while serving as a nurse in the Civil War.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The People ofMusketaquidgallery will highlight the Museum’s extraordinary archeological collection which chronicles Concord’s human history through the past 10,000 years. This will be the first time a singular space in the town of Concord will be dedicated exclusively to the story of the Native people who first lived on these lands. The focal point of the new gallery will be a dramatic glass curtain wall display of over 600 arrow and spear points dramatically arranged in a Native design. Also on exhibit will be contemporary works of art by Wampanoag and Nipmuc artists which will be juxtaposed with fragments from 19thcentury Native crafts from the Museum’s collection.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In addition to these permanent galleries, the Museum will introduce Concord Collects,a temporary exhibition in the Wallace Kane Gallery featuring twenty remarkable works of art from four private Concord collections. One features portraits, including a painting by John Singleton Copley. Another highlights works by some of the most accomplished and influential 19thcentury American painters. The third concentrates on the detailed painted views of the major ports through which China traded with the world in the 18thand 19thcenturies. The final collection features Tang and Song ceramics from the workshops of ancient China. The Presenting Sponsor of Concord Collectsis Skinner, Inc. and the Sustaining Sponsor is Middlesex Savings Bank.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Connected to Concord Collects will be a temporary exhibit in the Gross Family Gallery which highlights unique items from the Concord Museum’s own Collection including the most outstanding clocks, furniture, needlework, and silver that the Museum has collected in recent past. The Lisa H. FooteHistory Learning Centerwill allow visitors to make a deeper connection to the past by taking a closer look at Museum artifacts that are normally not on view.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Verrill Farm – Farm to Table mid-Summer Crop Dinner





                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Twilight creates a magical setting for this al fresco dinner under tents surrounded by fields where crops are grown. Inspired by the harvest, Verrill Farm chefs will prepare a mouthwatering three course meal - the first of three in 2019. The second is August 23; the third, on October 18, is a candlelit harvest dinner in the greenhouse. Reservations are available for all three dinners now.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner includes:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • appetizers, followed by a bountiful buffet of salads, sides, entrées, (vegetarian options available) & dessert.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • $48.00 per person excluding tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music by Jay Ford Duo - guitars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cash bar featuring wine & beer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reservations are required and may be made on line or by calling 978.369.4494.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Verrill Farm • 11 Wheeler Road • Concord, MA 01742
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Open daily 7:30 am - 7 pm • Saturday & Sunday 9 am - 7 pm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    www.verrillfarm.com • 978.369.4494







                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Discover West Concord Day and 30th Birthday Debra’s Natural Gourmet


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Concord’s Colonial Inn Afternoon High Tea


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 2019 Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The 2019 parade will travel down Stow Street, turn right onto Hubbard Street, left onto Walden Street and right onto Main Street allowing thousands of spectators to witness the best holiday parade in the area! At the end of the parade, the tree will be lit in Monument Square, typically around 5:15P. As in year’s past, the parade will start at approximately 4:50P with roads closing in the area around 4:00P. Entertainment will start throughout Concord as early as 3:00P.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Concord Recreation will be organizing all street entertainment including carolers, character visits, live music, dance performances, photos with Santa and more. Storefronts are welcome to participate in the event by providing giveaways, offering free refreshments, hosting an entertainer, collecting toys for tots, or anything else that you see fit. We will be creating a schedule of events that will showcase all there is to do that afternoon and hope to include your organization’s events in those publications. If you are an organization that is not in Concord Center but would like participate, you are welcome  to set up a table to advertise your organization in Monument Square. Santa will again be located in the Town House after the tree is lit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Concord’s Colonial Inn Afternoon High Tea