Happy New Year!
The selectmen meet Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Town House. At 7:45 a.m. on Monday, the Planning Board makes a site visit to 50 Beharrell Street, site of a potential new development by the West Concord post office.
The school Building Committee meets on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.
At the library, there is a free movie at Fowler on Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. The movie, “Into the Wild” is based on Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name. And there is an author’s talk with James Chu on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m. at the main branch. Chu is the author of “Rebuilding Shattered Lives: The Responsible Treatment of Complex Post Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders.” The talk is free.
Artists on display at the Senior Center, 1276 Main St. are Mickey McNulty and Joanne McLaughlin who are exhibiting from Jan. 11 to Feb. 22.
Be sure to check out COA Cinema! On Friday afternoons at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Hall - No Need to Sign up in Advance! Jan. 4, take in “Moonrise Kingdom,” a drama starring Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, and Bill Murray. This is filmmaker Wes Anderson's story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love and run away together, turning their peaceful community upside-down. Jan. 18 is “Arsenic and Old Lace,” a 1944 Frank Capra comedy starring Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane and Raymond Massey. Actresses Josephine Hull and Jean Adair perform as two gentle old ladies who poison men with elderberry wine to put them out of their misery.
On Friday, Jan. 11 at 10:30 a.m., join your friends for a trip to the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum. Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are greeted by the visual splendor of the courtyard garden and surrounding galleries. Ride the 36 passenger mini-bus. Thanks to the financial support of the Concord Friends of the Aging, the cost is $40 per senior which includes transportation, entry and tour of the museum, as well as lunch at Bertucci’s (selection from special menu). Lunch will be at 1:30 so bring a snack to eat on the bus. Please bring $40 in cash. This is a very popular trip so please call to sign up! 978 318 3020.
Mondays, January 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 from 11 a.m. to noon, Stephen Collins will offer a 4-week interactive seminar on the poet Robert Frost. The classes cover information about Frost’s life, as well as recitation and study of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and The Road Not Taken, as well as some lesser known works. Mr. Collins is a popular presenter throughout Massachusetts. Thanks to financial support from the Concord Friends of the Aging, we are able to offer this 4- week series for just $20 per person, payable by check to the Concord Friends of the Aging. Please call to reserve your spot for this interesting series.
Game On at the COA!
Do you like to shoot pool, play pingpong, or would you like to try the Wii? Do you have Tuesday afternoons free this winter? Fenn School boys (grades 4 and 5) will be at the COA on Tuesday afternoons, from 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm during the months of January and February, hoping to play one or more of these games with Concord seniors. This will be a wonderful opportunity for an intergenerational connection so give it a try. Delightful conversations are bound to occur while everyone is having a good time. The boys will be here on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 15, 22, and 29, and Feb. 5, 12 and 26. You need not commit to every week, but please call to let us know which dates you plan to come and join in on the fun!
For winter fun, bring the kids to the North Bridge Learn-to-skate program at the Pratt Arena, Middlesex School, 1400 Lowell Road. Register for the eight-week program held Sundays.
On Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord, 51 Walden Street, are holding the Waltz Night with the music of the 51 Walden Waltz Orchestra. Ticket includes gourmet dessert and coffee. Tix $45. Cash bar.
Betsy Levinson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.