Unite with Light 2021 to benefit the Chase Bjork Foundation

Please support the Chase Bjork Foundation through Unite With Light

We’d like to share some exciting news with you!

We feel so incredibly fortunate that Unite With Light will honor Chase and all those fighting the darkness of mental illness by raising money through the sale of luminaries, to be displayed in Concord and Carlisle on Saturday evening, January 30th, the anniversary of Chase’s death.


You may be aware that Unite with Light is an annual event run by children, for children, that celebrates the winter season with beautiful light and raises money for charities that strengthen our community and our world. Now in its fourth year, the event has raised more than $16,000 for Harlem Lacrosse & Leadership (Boston) and Cradles to Crayons. It was started by the Labadini children (Brad, Morgan and Derek) of Concord when they were 16, 14 and 10. Their mom Tina serves as treasurer; otherwise, the entire effort is managed by kids.


Funds raised this year will benefit the Chase Bjork Foundation, specifically the development of Brain Health Bootcamp, an app that will educate adolescents, families and communities about how to identify many different types of mental illness and what to do about them. In the past year, we conducted extensive research that pointed to a need to support adolescent mental health prior to moments of crisis. We understand that all too well.


We would truly appreciate your support for Unite With Light and the Chase Bjork Foundation. Kits are $20 each. 100% of sales go directly to the foundation. We hope you will consider buying a kit for a friend or neighbor as a gift. Share the light, spread the love.


Please click here to purchase a luminary kit (also available at Crosby’s Market customer service desk).


Or click here to make a donation to the Chase Bjork Foundation.


With love and gratitude,

David, Christal, Bryce and Lars

Here are some photos from last year’s event.

Art in Bloom in Concord


Are you ready for a little springtime in January? January’s Art in Bloom Concord a collaboration of the Garden Club of Concord, Concord Art, and the Concord Museum will showcase floral designs interpreting original works of art starting on Thursday, January 14 through Monday, January 18, 2021.  Garden Club members will create floral interpretations of entries in the exhibition Members Juried 1:  Painting and Sculpture at Concord Art, and of the watercolors in the exhibition HOME: Paintings by Loring W. Coleman at the Concord Museum.

The designs will infuse winter with the promise of spring and reflect the art that inspires them. Floral designs will be on display Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Concord Art and on Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18 at the Concord Museum. Virtual programming will also be available! Please confirm visiting guidelines on Concord Art’s website www.concordart.org. Please reserve timed tickets online in advance of your Concord Museum visit. www.concordmuseum.org



Please note: Concord Museum is closed for the winter months, but will reopen specifically for the Art in Bloom in Concord event on Saturday, January 16 through Monday, January 18, 2021. This will be the last opportunity for visitors to see the temporary exhibition HOME: Paintings by Loring W. Coleman which features twenty-six watercolors by this notable “plein air” painter of New England landscapes. Timed tickets may be purchased online for the Museum or by calling 978-369-9763 x222.


“This Little Sign of Mine: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council and COAR

(Communities Organizing Against Racism, Concord-Carlisle-Boston)


“This Little Sign of Mine: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”


For the past 27 years the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council has had a January celebration to honor the memory of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In 2021, we plan to continue this tradition and are excited to do so during a time when we recognize that our mission and the mission that Dr. King stood for is needed now more than ever.

In the spirit of respecting the CDC’s guidelines on social distancing, we are proud to offer everyone an opportunity to join the celebration from the comfort and safety of your very own home!


We invite community members to create and display signs in honor of Dr. King in what we are calling “This Little Sign of Mine: Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”.

Get creative! How does Dr. King’s legacy inspire you? What is your dream for our community?

  • Make a poster
  • Display in a front facing window or in a front yard sign during the weekend of January 16th-18th.
  • Take a photo of your sign and email to info@cchumanrights.org by Sunday, January 17th so it can be displayed on our Facebook page on MLK Jr. Day!

This annual event is always a highlight in our calendar and we are very pleased to be able to offer this special opportunity to reflect on Dr. King’s message of integration, freedom and justice for all.