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Africa Travelogue with Jay & Carolynn Luby

Caregiver Support Group – NEW DATES!

CCHS Girls Varsity Basketball playoffs

Community-wide film screening of “On the line: Where Sacrifice Begins.”

Low Vision Support Group

Live Music-Larry & Marianne

5 Session Series on Parenting Your Middle School Child

Create a Papercaly Butterfly with Betsi Mandrioli

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp – Registration is OPEN!

CC Youth Baseball Registration is Open

SHOP and SUPPORT

SHOP and SUPPORT

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

Concord Youth Theatre’s Playtime Theater: Winnie the Pooh

TEDxYouth@ConcordCarlisle

Wild Walk: Winter Woods Walk – Tracking and Foraging

CCHS Girls Basketball Playoff Game

Oreo Cookie Taste-off: the Spring Edition!

Making a Difference in Rural Honduras

Middle School Teen Advisory Board

Mindful Middle Schoolers

Free to BE: Teen Girls Get Creative

Free to BE: Teen Girls Get Creative

Information Sessions: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study

Wednesday Morning Meditation

Free to BE: Teen Girls Get Creative

Smartphone Photography Part 1 & 2

Field of Awareness for Teen Boys

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp – Registration is OPEN!

Care for Senior Pets with Dr. Bradley

Wine Tasting @ Concord Market

HEARTSAVER AED/CPR/FIRST AID

HEARTSAVER AED/CPR

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

440 Jazz Brunch @ Trail’s End

Jabari Asim presents “We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival”

50+ Job Seekers Regional Network Group – March Dates

CCHS Olympics Week — Dodgeball tournament

Information Sessions: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study

Book Discussion Group at the Library

Tech Tuesday: 3D Design & Printing Workshop Kids

T(w)een Tech Tuesday: Stop Motion Animation

CC Youth Baseball Registration is Open

Wednesday Morning Meditation

New seminar offered by Concord Historical Collaborative

Smartphone Photography Part 1 & 2

It’s Pi(e) Day @ Trail’s End

CCHS Instrumental Concert

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp – Registration is OPEN!

St. Patrick’s Day Irish Songs with Betsi Mandrioli & Kathleen Larkin

Wine Tasting @ Concord Market

Concord Charity Drive to Benefit Household Goods

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

Concord Youth Theatre’s Playtime Theater: Shrek

CCHS – The Scholarship Fund Phonathon

Candidates’ Forum for Concord Town Election

St. Paddy’s Day @ Trail’s End

Public Forums: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study   

It’s Off to Scotland, England, the South of France & Italy!

Mindful Middle Schoolers

DIY Glass Magnets

Pathways to Mental Health Counseling Event

Concord Free Public Library Public Forum

Wednesday Morning Meditation

Cupcake Decorating Class

Concord Free Public Library Art Jury

CCHS March Choral Concert

Concord Agriculture Committee presents “Cooking Concord Green”

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp – Registration is OPEN!

Reading Instruction in the Classroom: Engaging all Learners

LIVE Barbershop Quartet Performance

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

March Teddy Bear Tea

Concord Seed Lending Library Event – Conversations with a Farmer

STEAM Sunday at the Library for kids

The Joy Luck Club @ The Umbrella Annex

Public Forums: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study 

Mindful Middle Schoolers

Stump Trivia at Concord’s Colonial Inn

Wednesday Morning Meditation

Live Music @ Trail’s End

Cupcakes and Canvas

Keeping Tech in Check with Mindful Wellness

For Parents Caring for Children and Elders “Feeling the Squeeze as part of ‘The Sandwich Generation’ “

Ommegang Beer and Cheese Event @ Concord Market

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp – Registration is OPEN!

Design Cause in Malawi – Presented by Kelsey Bradley

Visit The International WWII Museum in Natick

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

Concord Youth Theatre’s Playtime Theater: Ugly Duckling

Information Sessions: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study

Restorative Yoga Training Level I

Concord Middle School Presents The Lion King Jr. Musical

Free author event with Cass R. Sunstein and “How Change Happens”

Information Sessions: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study

“Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope”

CIRCLE of SECURITY – Raising A Secure Child – Series presented by Center for Parents and Teachers

Middle School Teen Advisory Board

Patriot Basketball Girls Spring Clinic

Achieve in School with Less Stress

Live Music at Concord’s Colonial Inn

Information Sessions: Concord Middle School Feasibility Study

Live Music at Concord’s Colonial Inn

Willard School Spelling Bee

Poetry in the Parlor

Live Music at Concord’s Colonial Inn

Spring Bear Stuffing Party

Concord Middle School Building Tours 

The Umbrella Open Studios 2019

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Things to do in Concord, Massachusetts

Concord, Massachusetts, is a wonderful little town to live in. With its close proximity to Boston, it is ideal for people who want to be close to the city but want to enjoy the friendliness and sense of community that Concord offers. Concord is a lovely town for families, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, and for those who want to be involved with the community.

Lexington and Concord are known as the places where the American Revolutionary War began.  A beautiful bronze sculpture by Daniel Chester French commemorates this historic event. Founded in 1635, Concord was the first inland settlement to become incorporated in the state of Massachusetts. On April 19, 1775, the “shot heard ’round the world,” commencing the beginning of the War for Independence, was fired here, and many consider Concord to be the birthplace of the nation.

In the late 1800s, Concord was transformed into a town and destination for some of the nation’s greatest philosophers, writers, and poets to write and complete their famous works. Today, those who live in Concord have access to wonderful museums, schools, community centers, libraries, and recreation centers.

For information on things to do in Concord, Massachusetts, such as community programs, school events, festivals, and seasonal festivities, check out Living Concord’s listings often.

The Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

The local Concord community has a strong bond that connects its residents, and this bond is proudly reflected in the work of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest. Here you will find neighbors helping neighbors. The Community Chest helps to identify nonprofits, local projects, town agencies, and individuals who can use financial support. Among the many philanthropic projects at the Community Chest, one that stands out is the Carlisle Council on Aging, which helps to support and serve older adults on issues associated with aging.

Another, the Center for Parents and Teachers, provides workshops and forums to help teachers and parents discuss topics associated with having children in school. A library of reading material is always available along with child care during workshops and training sessions.

Through diligent research and resourcing, the staff and volunteers at the Community Chest find financial resources to fund many community projects.

The Concord Museum

To begin your journey exploring things to do in Concord, Massachusetts, head to the Concord Museum. Here you will find a vast collection of exhibitions, national treasures, artifacts, and other memorabilia from the War of Independence and early colonial life.

Inside the museum, you will find rooms that are carefully interpreted with furnishings of the early period of the nation’s history and founding. A special collection highlights writer Henry David Thoreau, with many artifacts from his life living near Concord and Walden Pond. You can see some of his personal items, furniture, books, photographs, and manuscripts that he kept with him. It is a rare experience to be able to glimpse an intimate side of such a famous author and philosopher.

Throughout the year, the museum hosts special exhibitions on loan from other prestigious museums and galleries from around the country. Check the calendar for information on these special exhibitions.

The museum is also pleased to host a lineup of historic and cultural events throughout the year. From the Mary M. Lesneski Memorial Lecture & Tea social to the historic Patriot’s Ball, the Concord Museum provides many opportunities to learn about the history of Concord.

Concord Free Public Library

To further learn about the history of the Concord area, stop by the beautiful Concord Free Public Library. The educational information available to you at the library is not only vast but also fun and lively. Participate in a book club discussion, join the cookbook club, enjoy family story time, and have fun in a toddler sing-a-long.

One of the highlights of the library is the Special Collections section. Here you will find an extensive collection of printed books, manuscripts, and archives pertaining to the Revolutionary War. According to the library, they have the most archived and historic materials related to Concord’s history from 1635 to present day.

Walden Pond

For anyone who has read the inspirational book “Walden” by the famed philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, spending time at Walden Pond and the surrounding woods can be a divine experience.

On July 4, 1845, Thoreau decided to build a cabin in the woods near Walden Pond on land owned by his lifelong friend and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson. At this time, Thoreau wanted to spend time communing with nature in a quiet, meditative way. He wanted to live a simple life and write about his experience, thoughts, and feelings. Thus, “Walden” or “Life in the Woods” was created.

In 1922, the Emerson family, who owned Walden Pond and the surrounding woods, granted the land to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to preserve the pond, woods, and nature for all members of the public to enjoy. Today, Walden Pond State Reservation is open for hiking, bird watching, swimming, boating, picnicking, and winter activities when the snow falls.

The Concord Recreation Department

If you are looking for organized activities, the Concord Recreation Department offers a variety of classes for youth, adults, and groups. Kids and adults alike can participate in dance or music classes, sports activities such as martial arts, and art classes.

Fitness classes are held in the state-of-the-art fitness center with a range of resistance machines, free weights, and cardio machines. Personal training sessions can be booked for a nominal charge. For aquatic fitness, the Beede Swim and Fitness Center offers classes for all levels. The pool is also open for public use for family fun time. Inquire into membership fees and day passes with the Concord Recreation Department.

Minute Man National Historic Park: Battle of Lexington and Concord Reenactments

If you would like to experience what a fife and drum corps sounds like, hear a canon or musket being fired, and watch a brigade of minutemen marching, you will not want to miss April’s Patriot Day’s Reenactment in Concord. The living historians are dressed in period-attire uniforms, and as the soldiers march over the North Bridge and down the famed Battle Road, you will feel as if you are in the heart of the battle that began the American Revolutionary War.

You’ll discover fast-paced battle reenactments, weapons demonstrations, ceremonies, marching, and “civilians” dressed in colonial-era costumes. For Revolutionary War history buffs, the Patriots Weekend is a must-do at the Minute Man National Historical Park.

The Concord Community Arts Center

The Concord Community Arts Center, known as The Umbrella Community Arts Center, is a special place to bond with residents of the Concord community through arts, education, and community collaboration.

The arts education program provides a variety of classes and workshops for adults, youth, and children. Learn how to draw, paint, or sculpt. Or try a movement class of yoga or dance. All of the classes are taught by professional educators, instructors, and artists, and they offer a fun and safe way to learn the arts.

Experience the magic of The Umbrella performing arts program with live plays, musicals, and storytelling through drama and theater. You’ll find Concord, Massachusetts, events for everyone in the family to enjoy here.

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

For those who love birding, local wildlife, and hiking through the wetlands, the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a gorgeous place to visit. See freshwater turtles, great blue herons, muskrat, and a host of resident and migratory waterfowl. The refuge stretches along the Concord and Sudbury rivers and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help protect and maintain this vital environment. Bring a pair of binoculars and a camera and capture the raw, natural beauty of one of America’s great wetlands.

Other Things to Do and Events to Experience in Concord, Massachusetts

You’ll discover many wonderful things to do in Concord, Massachusetts. Discover the colorful beauty of the fall foliage as you drive the back roads around Concord. Take a trip to one of the many local farmers’ markets and farmsteads to get a taste of home-grown produce, cheeses, and maple syrup straight from the trees of New England.

Through every season, you will find special events in Concord. Spring is full of events including the Patriots Day Parade and Patriots Weekend. In summer, head to Walden Pond to swim, boat, and contemplate nature. Fall is perfect for viewing the changing colors of the trees and a great time to visit farmers markets for pumpkins.

Winter brings a special magic to Concord. The trees have lost their leaves, and the snow falls quietly in the forest as mist rises from the rivers. Enjoy a bit of Christmas spirit in town with the historic buildings brightly decorated and carolers singing along the snowy streets. Enjoy the local farms while sipping hot cider as you pick out a festive wreath or Christmas tree for your home.

Throughout the year, Concord is a delightful place to live. The town has wonderful shopping and dining, as well as arts and community-based organizations. Living Concord’s calendar will help you find events and things to do in Concord, Massachusetts.

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