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Concord Currents: What’s happening in town this week

Posted by Shivaji Mudambi  April 23, 2012 09:15 AM

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Town Meeting begins Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden Street. Residents are encouraged to participate, read the warrant, and vote.

Forty-eight articles will be introduced on the floor, debated and voted on during the meeting which normally lasts several nights in the coming week. Town Meeting is run by the elected moderator. Child care is provided in the lower gym at the high school. If the auditorium is filled, the cafeteria and upper gym are opened for additional seating. All rooms have microphones and large-screen TVs so that all dialogue is seen and heard.

On Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. a eight-article special Town Meeting will be inserted into the annual meeting.

A petition article seeking a ban on single-use plastic water bottles will be voted on for the third consecutive year. There are also petition articles covering an onshore wind energy proposal, responsible pet ownership and cat licensing, among other articles. The warrant can be found here.

The Council on Aging is providing bus transportation to the high school from the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1275 Main Street.

The moderator has set aside Monday through Thursday evenings for Town Meeting, if necessary.

On Tuesday April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m., the COA Senior Dramatic Society is hosting “skits and bits and playlettes,” a revue of comic sketches and plays featuring by local seniors.
Three of the sketches are written by members Paul Bruning and Ed Bander.

On Thursday, April 26, the COA is hosting a wheelchair and walker adjustment or tune-up. A technician from A&A Medical Supply will be on hand to check for safety, and make recommendations for repairs. Call 978 318 3020 to sign up.

Also on Thursday, the Concord Players present the Senior Dress Rehearsal of “Little Women” at 8 p.m. at 51 Walden Street. There is a charge of $5 per person at the door. For more information, call Joanne Hines at 978 254-5578.

Be sure to score your ticket to the Concord Players production of “Little Women.” Opening night is April 27 with a gala for the eighth decennial production. Adapted for the stage by David Fielding Smith and directed by Kate Clarke, there will be 12 performances over the next three weekends. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. and weekend matinees at 2 p.m. Call 978 369-2990 for tickets, or go here.

The Concord Museum’s current exhibit is “The Object of History: Colonial Treasures from the Massachusetts Historical Society” open through June 17. The museum website says, “This innovative exhibition explores treasures from the Massachusetts Historical Society from a variety of perspectives – as items associated with important historical figures or events; as objects of beauty; as exceptional survivals from the past; and as conveyors of amazing stories. The layers of meaning imbedded in each object are revealed through the discerning eyes of Concord Museum Curator David Wood and Massachusetts Historical Society Librarian Peter Drummey. The exhibition includes rarely exhibited 17th- and 18th-century objects and related documents from the Society’s exceptional holdings.”

Betsy Levinson can be reached at betsy.levinson@gmail.com.

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