A new housing opportunity is ready to see. Concord Riverwalk, 1627 Main Street in West Concord, is a “cottage community” for moderate income families. Homes are offered at $349,000. Check out floor plans at the open house on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 978 639-3388 for more information.
The Planning Board approved a site plan for the Dance Prism to operate in the old Hamwey’s Oriental Rugs, 1237 Main St. in West Concord.
The Board of Selectmen meet on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Town House. On the agenda is discussion of the Town Manager’s budget for FY13; a gift acceptance of GPS devices for the fire department and renewal of the lease with Emerson Umbrella.
The Planning Board meets on Wednesday Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at a different location than usual. It will meet in the Hearing Room at the Town House. On its agenda is the introductory meeting with the West Concord Advisory Committee, formerly the West Concord Task Force. Also on the agenda is a recommendation to the Board of Appeals for Main Streets Market to allow for an additional 18 indoor seats and 16 outdoor seats and add parking for small cars. Another restaurateur, Paul Denisevich of Helen’s, is appearing before the Planning Board seeking approval for changes to the lighting plan and other renovations.
On Saturday, Feb. 11 the Concord Lions Club is hosting its annual spaghetti lunch for Concord seniors. Doors at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St., open at 11:30 a.m. with the mail at noon. Call the COA at 978 318 3020 to sign up. Also at the COA, there will be a forum on real estate taxes at 11 a.m. on Feb. 8. Town Assessor, Lane Partridge, and Sr. Administration Assistant, Carolyn Dee, will be talking about the various programs that seniors can benefit from with regard to their property taxes.
In other COA programs, join the guys at the men’s only Monday Mid-Morning Munchkin Meeting. $1 donation asked to cover the treats.
On Thursday, Feb. 9, at 1:30 p.m. learn about “your transcendentalist neighbors” from Professor Ashton Nichols of Dickinson College. Each Thursday in February, the COA will feature two half-hour DVD lectures with time afterwards for questions.
On Feb. 10 at 11 a.m., Margaret Yamamoto will appear at the COA with “Justice Denied: A Personal Perspective.” She tells the story of Japanese internment during World War II as seen through the eyes of a Japanese-American family. Margaret is a member of the family featured in the presentation and was incarcerated at the age of two months. Margaret’s talk will be richly illustrated with family and historic WWII photographs, many of the latter obtained from U.S. government archives.
At FOPAC, or Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord, the Concord Players present “The Amateurs” with at least one local cast member. It is a comedy by Tom Griffin about an opening night party of a New England community theatre group. Tickets $19. Call 978 369-2990 to reserve a seat. Then on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. you can hear Yevgeny Kutik on violin and Caleb van der Swaagh on cello perform works by Bach and Eugene Ysaye. It is free, but call 978 369 3999 to reserve a seat.
In high school sports this week, the boys varsity basketball team plays Weston High School at Weston at 7 p.m. on Monday. On Tuesday, the boys basketball team plays Westford Academy at home at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, the girls varsity hockey team plays Westford Academy and on Thursday at 5 p.m. the boys and girls fencing teams play Beaver Country Day School at home.
On Friday, Feb. 10, Friday Flicks at Fowler continues at 7 p.m. with the 1996 movie, “Shall We Dance?” It is about a successful but unhappy Japanese accountant who finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons. Rated PG.
Betsy Levinson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org