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Concord Currents: What's happening in town this week

Posted by Laura Franzini  August 30, 2012 05:01 PM

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Town boards this week include a Conservation Coffee at 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 4; the CCHS Building Committee at 6 p.m. at the high school and the Community Preservation Committee at 7:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, Sept. 5 the Natural Resources Commission meets at 7 p.m. at 141 Keyes Road; the Citizens Committee to Study School Transportation meets at 7 p.m. at the Town House and the Comprehensive Sustainable Energy Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. at 141 Keyes Road.

On Thursday, Sept. 6, The Housing Authority meets at 8 a.m.; the Historic Districts Commission at 7 p.m., and the Board of Assessors sits at 7 p.m., all at the Town House.

Thursday, Sept. 6 is also primary day throughout the state, so do not forget to vote. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. According to Town Clerk Anita Tekle, the primary provides for the three political parties in Massachusetts – Democratic, Republican and Green-Rainbow – to choose candidates to represent the party at the Nov. 6 State Election. Positions on the Primary Ballot are U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative in Congress, Governor’s Councillor, State Senator, State Representative, Clerk of Courts, Register of Deeds and Sheriff. Sample ballots may be viewed on the Town’s Web Site – www.concordma.gov (click “Elections & Voting” on Home Page) and are posted in the Town House lobby. Political parties not recognized in Massachusetts (e.g., Libertarian) do not choose candidates at the State Primary.

The library will be closed on Sept 1, 2 and 3, for Labor Day weekend. On Sept. 7, bring the kids to the Early Childhood Music program at 10 a.m. This innovative program will be conducted by Linda Emmanuel, a Dalcroze Eurythmics teacher at Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) who will lead a monthly hour-long early music education class designed for 1-5 years old children and their caregivers. Registrations are not required. This new program is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

Hear “Music at the Manse,” 269 Monument St., as its free Sunday concert series runs through September. The schedule is:
Sept. 2 John Ferullo, Bob Morse, and Jon Swenson
Sept. 9 Bound for Glory Rain Date
Sept. 16 Bob Phillips, Linda Abrams, Nina Bohlen, & Tom Roach, and Sara Nelson & Bob Phillips
Sept. 23 The Chadbourne Chanticleers

There’s still time to check out the Nicholas Kozak exhibit at the Albright Art Gallery, 32 Main Street, lower level, until Sept. 9. The gallery also carries an array of art supplies for all levels, and gifts from Simon Pearce and other unique items. On Sept. 11, a new exhibit opens featuring Armin Musham.

Save the date: Sept. 8 for Verrill Farm’s “Farm Day” from 11 to 3 p.m. Farm demonstrations, activities and music, hayrides and pony rides. Live music by Hockum's Heroes. Lil Folk Farm petting zoo. Food and beverages available.

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

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