The selectmen meet on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Town House. On the agenda is a presentation by Tom Curtin on the 15th anniversary of the Concord-Nanae Network. The board will also receive a $5,000 check from the Boston Foundation to the Concord-Nanae Sister City account.
Grab your bike! On Sept. 22, you can cheer on and ride with the Wounded Warriors in a public event that begins at 9 a.m. at the Old Manse, 269 Monument Street. A cycling event to help Wounded Warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being, The Soldier Ride also gives the Greater Boston community an opportunity to aid in the emotional recovery of their local warriors by supporting these men and women and riding along with the Wounded Warriors on Sept. 22. The program is open to the public. Visit here for more information.
Hear “Music at the Manse,” 269 Monument St., as its free Sunday concert series concludes on Sept. 23 with the Chadbourne Chanticleers.
On Sunday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. buy a ticket to the Concord Chamber Music Society concert featuring Joseph Swensen on violin and members of the Chamber Music Players. The concert is at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center.
The town runs on volunteer energy and commitment. The following boards and committees have openings. If you are interested in service, please follow up with the appointing authority listed below. See the website for more information.
Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Board of Appeals – Associate Member, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Concord Housing Development Corporation, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Concord Cultural Council, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Conservation Restriction Stewardship Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Library Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Personnel Board, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Public Ceremonies & Celebrations Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Records & Archives Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
2229 Main Street Committee, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Youth Coordinator Advisory Board, appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Board of Assessors, Associate Member, appointed by: Town Manager with Board of Selectmen Approval
Historical Commission, Associate Member, appointed by: Town Manager with Board of Selectmen Approval
Natural Resources Commission, Associate Member, appointed by: Town Manager with Board of Selectmen Approval
Board of Health, appointed by: Town Manager
Light Board, appointed by: Town Manager
Harvey’s Treasure Chest is open for business. Over the summer months, a number of “treasures” were donated for sale. Shop hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the Treasure Chest go to the Concord Friends of the Aging.
Eurhythmics class for seniors: The Council on Aging and the Concord Conservatory of Music are pleased to once again offer a Music and Movement class. This 10-week class will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Eurhythmics is unique because it offers many benefits without being in the gym. Concord Conservatory of Music faculty member Haeeun Shin will once again be leading the class at HWCC on the following dates: Sept. 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; and Nov. 1, 8, and 15. Cost will be $50. Checks should be made out to Concord Conservatory of Music. Please call 978-318-3020 to sign up.
Root for the team! The Patriots of CCHS compete this week in the following games:
Monday, Sept. 24
3:30 p.m. Boys varsity golf away Boston Latin School
3:45 p.m. Boys freshman soccer away Fenn School
3:45 p.m. Girls varsity soccer home Wayland High School; facility: Turf #2
3:45 p.m. Girls junior varsity soccer home Wayland High School; facility: high school soccer grass lower field
4 p.m. Boys varsity soccer away Wayland High School
4 p.m. Boys junior varsity soccer away Wayland High School
4 PM Girls varsity field hockey home Newton South High School; facility: White Field Turf 1
4 p.m. Girls freshman field hockey away Lincoln-Sudbury R.H.S
5:15 p.m. Girls junior varsity field hockey home Newton South High School
Tuesday, Sept. 25
3:30 p.m. Boys varsity golf away St. John’s Prep School
3:45 p.m. Girls freshman soccer home Acton-Boxborough; facility: high school soccer grass lower field
Thursday, Sept. 27
3:30 p.m. Boys varsity cross country away Lincoln-Sudbury and Newton South
3:30 p.m. Boys varsity golf away Acton-Boxborough
3:45 p.m. Girls varsity field hockey home Weston High School; facility: White Field Turf 1
4 p.m. Girls varsity cross country away Lincoln-Sudbury and Newton South
4 p.m. Boys freshman football away Newton South High School
5:15 p.m. Girls junior varsity field hockey home Weston High School; facility: White Field Turf 1
Friday, Sept. 28
4 p.m. Girls varsity soccer away Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
4 p.m. Girls junior varsity soccer away Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
4 p.m. Girls freshman soccer away Bedford Public Schools
4 p.m. Girls varsity volleyball away Waltham High School
4 p.m. Girls freshman volleyball away Waltham High School
5:30 p.m. Girls junior varsity volleyball away Waltham High School
7 p.m. Boys varsity football home Newton South High School; facility: Stadium Field
Saturday, Sept. 29
12 p.m. Girls varsity field hockey away Stoneham High School
1:15 p.m. Girls junior varsity field hockey away Stoneham High School
3:30 p.m. Boys junior varsity soccer home Lincoln-Sudbury R.H.S.; facility: high school soccer grass lower field
7 p.m. Boys varsity soccer home Kicks for Cancer Game vs. Lincoln-Sudbury; facility: White Field Turf 1
Art Space News at Harvey Wheeler. The next artist to exhibit is painter and printmaker Ellen Milan, whose work will be on exhibit now through Oct. 26. As a painter and printmaker, Ellen finds the basis for her work in her drawings, which are of images around her. Her paintings on silk are of landscapes and gardens.
Looking ahead, the library Friends are hosting a lineup of authors for its Thursday Authors Series, including the Sept. 27 appearance by Dr. Catherine Mann, a professor of Global Finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University. Dr. Mann’s talk at 7:30 p.m. will focus on America’s economic recovery through the lens of globalization and technological change.
Over the past 20 years, Dr. Mann, a Concord resident, has written four books and many articles that focus on the United States and global economies. She appears frequently on Bloomberg TV and on National Public Radio and is often quoted in "Business Week," "The Economist," and other major media. Following each presentation, books are typically available for purchase and guests are welcome to continue conversations with the author. For more information, please call the library at 978-318-3300 or visit www.concordlibrary.org. Upcoming programs (all in the Main Library – 129 Main Street) include:
Nov. 8 – Alan Lightman, “Mr. G."
Jan. 10 – James Chu, MD, “Rebuilding Shattered Lives: The Responsible Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders”
Feb. 2 – Malissa Wood, MD, “How to Heal Your Whole Heart.”
April 4 – Geoff Edgers, author of children’s book on rock and roll greats
Friends of the Concord Agriculture Committee invite you to join them in feasting on locally grown produce at their Fifth Annual Stone Soup Dinner to be held at Verrill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is 4 to 7 p.m., starting with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m.. Tickets are $40 and available now at three Concord locations: The Cheese Shop, Debra’s Natural Gourmet, and Verrill Farm. As in past years, participating Concord establishments are donating their produce and mouth-watering food. All ‘profits’ from the sale of tickets will again go to help young farmers. To learn more, visit www.stonesoupconcord.com. Participants include Hutchins and Kenny Farms, Colonial Gardens, Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds, and Debra’s Natural Gourmet. For a complete list of contributing businesses go to www.stonesoupconcord.com/about.
Plan on attending the first annual Lexington Antiques show. The Lexington Historical Society will present the first annual "Antiques at the Depot" on Sunday Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This multi-dealer show will take place inside and behind the Society's headquarters at the Lexington Depot in Lexington Center. Up to 70 dealers from all over New England will display for sale a wide selection of antiques, vintage, and decorative items.
Some dealers will set up their wares inside the historic Depot while most will be located in the town parking lot behind the Depot. There will be a fun and informal atmosphere similar to what you would find at the Brimfield, Mass. antiques flea markets. Rancatore's Ice Cream will set up an outdoor stand at the event and several restaurants will participate by supplying discount coupons. Admission is $5 for adults; children will be admitted free with an adult. More information may be obtained by calling 781-862-4039 or on the website.
The town has two job openings: an activities coordinator at the COA and a library page. Check the town website for more information.
Betsy Levinson can be reached at email@example.com.