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Concord Currents: What's happening in town this week

Posted by Laura Franzini  October 11, 2012 04:37 PM

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Swap off/Drop Off Day coming! Clean out the garage, the attic, the den. Saturday, Oct. 13 will be the day of the Drop Off/Swap Off held on the grounds of the Concord Public Works yard on Keyes Road from 9:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, please contact the Concord Public Works Department at 978-318-3240.

Communities for Restorative Justice has two upcoming fundraisers that you will want to take in. On Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. go to the Acton Oktoberfest on Main Street, West Acton, to support local merchants. Drop by the C4RJ booth to say hello. And the Acton Woods Plaza has chosen C4RJ as its featured nonprofit for the day on Thursday, Oct. 18. Shop and contribute at the same time.

The Crop Walk for hunger relief steps off on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1:30 p.m. You will likely see knots of people walking for charity to feed Massachusetts citizens. Visit here for more information.

The selectmen meet Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Town House.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16 the Planning Board meets to discuss the application of Middlesex School to build faculty housing on Lowell Road.

The renowned Concord Authors Festival kicks off on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. with Thomas Frank speaking at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elm Street. The festival, which brings popular writers and poets to Concord for 10 days, runs through Nov. 4. Visit here for information and a schedule of speakers. Sign up, too, because many of the venues have limited space.

Discover West Concord” takes place on Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stroll Main and Commonwealth Avenue and browse the shops for special events, music, wellness demos and wine tastings.

The Concord Orchestra holds its fall concert on Oct. 20 featuring Mahler’s Ninth Symphony. The concert will be at 51 Walden Street at 8 p.m. It is the first concert of the season for the Orchestra. For tickets, go here.

The Concord Montessori School is holding an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is located at Kerem Shalom on Elm Street.

Sunday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. go to Emerson Field for the Concord-Carlisle Community ChestRolls for Good,” a pumpkin roll and family fun outing. $10 per person allows you to enjoy games, a costume parade, pumpkin carving, pie baking, and meet some of the agencies served by the CCCC. Visit here for information and to register.

The COA Senior Walking Club, which began this summer, will continue with walks throughout the fall and early winter season along Concord’s beautiful paths and trails. Please check the town’s website for walk information, maps, and walking tips. Once there, click on Town Departments and then the Division of Natural Resources. You will see a link to “Senior Walking Program.” If you do not have a computer, please call Lori Capone at 978-318-3285 or email her at lcapone@concordma.gov to find out about upcoming walks. There is no need to sign up. The group will be walking twice each week, listed below are the walks. Use your best judgment during inclement weather.
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. -- Great Meadows
Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m.– Annursnac Conservation land
Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. -- Sleepy Hollow
Friday, Oct. 12 at 9 a.m. – Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Friday, Oct. 19 at 9 a.m. -- Punkatasset
Friday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m.—Walden Woods
Friday, Nov 2 at 9 a.m. – Old North Bridge

The Concord Museum has a new exhibit, “The Greatest Source of Wealth: Agriculture in Concord,” in the Wallace Kane Gallery from Oct. 12, to March 17, 2013.

The library has an agricultural exhibit in conjunction with the Museum. Visit 129 Main Street to take it in. The display is part of a collaborative focus on farming between the library, the Concord Museum, and ConcordCAN. The program offerings include two exhibitions (the library's and also one at the Concord Museum), a film series, a lecture series, a book discussion of "The Dirty Life" by Kristin Kimball (a featured "Concord Reads" book).

The Ruth Ratner Miller Award for excellence in American history winner is Eric Foner. He is speaking at the Friends of the Library annual benefit event in conjunction with the Concord Author's Festival on Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Foner is a Columbia University professor of history. His most recent book is "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery." Registration is required for this benefit for the Friends of the Library. Visit here.

Get out and support the Concord-Carlisle Patriots athletes! Here is the schedule from Oct. 15 to 20.

10/15/12
3:45 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Football Home Westford Academy, Facility: Stadium Field

3:45 p.m. Girls Freshman Soccer Home Westford Academy

3:45 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey Home Waltham High School, Facility: White Field Turf 1

3:45 p.m. Girls Freshman Field Hockey Home Westford Academy

4 p.m. Boys Freshman Soccer Away Westford Academy
4 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball Away Acton-Boxborough
4 p.m. Girls Freshman Volleyball Away Acton-Boxborough

5:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Home Waltham High School

5:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Away Acton-Boxborough


10/16/12
3:45 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Home Boston Latin School, Facility: White Field Turf 1

3:45 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Home Boston Latin School

4 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer Away Boston Latin School
4 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Away Boston Latin School


10/17/12
3:45 p.m. Boys Freshman Soccer Home Acton-Boxborough, Facility: High School Grass

3:45 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey Away Acton-Boxborough
3:45 p.m. Girls Freshman Field Hockey Away Waltham High School
4 p.m. Girls Freshman Soccer Away Acton-Boxborough
4 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball Home Waltham High School, Facility: Hayes Gym

4 p.m. Girls Freshman Volleyball Home Waltham High School

5:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Away Acton-Boxborough

5:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home Waltham High School


10/18/12
3:45 p.m. Boys Freshman Football Home Acton-Boxborough, Facility: Stadium Field

3:45 p.m. Boys Varsity Soccer Home Wayland High School, Facility: White Field Turf 1

3:45 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Home Wayland High School, Facility: Turf #2

4 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer Away Wayland High School
4 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Away Wayland High School


10/19/12
3:45 p.m. Boys Freshman Soccer Home Acton-Boxborough, Facility: High School Grass

3:45 p.m. Girls Varsity Field Hockey Away Newton South High School
3:45 p.m. Girls Freshman Field Hockey Home Weston High School, Facility: White Field Turf 1

4 p.m. Girls Freshman Soccer Away Acton-Boxborough
4 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball Home Wayland High School, Facility: Hayes Gym

4 p.m. Girls Freshman Volleyball Home Wayland High School
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5:15 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey Away Newton South High School

5:30 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball Home Wayland High School

7 p.m. Boys Varsity Football Away Acton-Boxborough

7 p.m. Boys Junior Varsity Football Away Acton-Boxborough
7 p.m. Girls Varsity Cheerleading Away Acton-Boxborough

10/20/12
10:30 a.m. Boys Varsity Cross Country Away Bay State Invitational at Northfield
10:30 a.m. Girls Varsity Cross Country Away Bay State Invitational at Northfield
5 p.m. Girls Junior Varsity Soccer Home Natick High School

7 p.m. Girls Varsity Soccer Home Natick High School, Facility: White Field Turf 1

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

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

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