2022 Kicks for Cancer Weekend

The Lois Wells Memorial Kicks for Cancer event returns to Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) on September 24! Year after year, KICKS brings the community together to support local high school soccer teams and raise funds to advance women’s cancer research. Since 2007, Kicks for Cancer has raised over $665,000 for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of CCHS Coach Steve Wells’ mother Lois. The soccer games start early in the day and stretch into the evening—with players taking to the fields wearing jerseys with the name of a loved one who has battled cancer displayed on their backs. Field Hockey and Volleyball teams will also compete in their pink and teal throughout the morning. Tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the event. Food will be available throughout the day (cash only). The game schedule is available at https://www.kicksforcancer1.org under “Kicks Weekend”.

Click to listen to podcast  – Ray Pavlik and Trish Siefer talk about how Kicks for Cancer Weekend got started, how it evolved and what is happening throughout the Weekend.


The Mighty Moose 5k is part of Kicks for Cancer weekend and all funds raised by Mighty Moose and Kicks for Cancer support the same important cause! The donations support the work of Dr. Kevin Elias of the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Elias and his research team are on the forefront of ovarian cancer research and have developed a groundbreaking new blood test for early detection and diagnosis of the disease, which can save the lives of thousands of women every year.

The $500,000 we raise this year will enable Dr. Elias’s laboratory to expand their staff and significantly increase the numbers of samples processed in the MiDe study. This level of funding will also enable Dr. Elias to use archival (previously collected) samples to start validating the test in women without known risk factors for ovarian cancer, which is a key step in saving many thousands of lives every year.

Please register and join us on Sunday, September 25!! We are blessed to have such an incredibly generous and supportive Mighty Moose community, and we are grateful for your continued support.

Get your lawn signs!

So much happening at Concord Conservatory of Music!

Join us at Concord Conservatory of Music’s Discovery Day Open House!

Saturday, September 10th, from 1 – 3 pm—a free, fun, and interactive event for kids and adults! Experience our Instrument Exploration, which allows you to play instruments in a safe environment. We’ll guide you to determine which instrument is right for you and your kids.

Sign-up for free Music & Movement and Group Keyboard demo classes and sample the Concord Open Bluegrass Jam (3-4 pm) at concordconservatory.org. Enter a raffle at Discovery Day for a chance to win a free 2022 CCM fall group class! Anyone registering for a group class at the Discovery Day will receive a 10% discount. Financial assistance available. 978-369-0010.



Free Trial Group Classes at Concord Conservatory of Music

Sign-up for a free kids or adult group class during the week of September 12 – 17th! CCM Group Classes for kids and adults provide excellence in music education balancing rigor with the joy and fun of creating music. Small classes give each student individual attention, yet learning in a social experience. Discover all our Early Childhood classes, Group Keyboard, Rhythmic Solfège, Beginner Vocals, and the Girls Chorus for kids as well as banjo, guitar, and ukulele classes for adults. Financial assistance available.

Sign-up at ConcordConservatory.org

(978) 369-0010


Be a band or ensemble member at Concord Conservatory of Music

Playing in a group unlocks opportunities for advancement, skill development, and fun! CCM welcomes all musicians to join an ensemble, including students not participating in private lesson instruction at the school. All strings and piano players can join a chamber or jazz group. Want to rock it out instead? We encourage percussion, guitar, electric bass, piano, saxophone, and trumpet players, in addition to singers, to join a Rock Lab. We’ll match you up with players of similar age and level who are interested in playing the same kinds of music. Get weekly coaching from professional musicians plus access to workshops and performance opportunities. ConcordConservatory.org/info@concordconservatory.org/(978) 369-0010. Financial assistance available.

Register for Classes, Courses, Teams & Workshops!

Concord Art

Concord-Carlisle Adult Community Education

Concord-Carlisle Youth Football

Concord-Carlisle Youth Soccer


Concord Conservatory of Music

Concord Public Library

Concord Recreation

Concord Youth Theater

Umbrella Arts



Visit some Farmers’ Markets in the area this summer!

Acton Farmers’ Market

Sundays until October 16th


Elm Street Playground, Acton

Bring your organic ABFM grocery tote every Sunday and stock up on local produce and artisanal goods while you enjoy music, artisan offerings, our community table . . . and friends and neighbors.

Arlington Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays, 2-6:30pm

The Market is located, as always, at 29 Mystic Street, in the Russell Commons Municipal lot.

Belmont Farmers’ Market


Great fresh food from local farms & producers in a fun community environment
Thursdays, June 2 – Oct 27, 2022. 2:00–6:30 (closing at 6:00 in October)
Town Center parking lot, 10 Claflin St, Belmont, Mass


Brookline Farmers’ Market

The Centre Street West Parking Lot, Brookline, MA

Every Thursday, June – November, 1:30pm – 6:30pm. RAIN OR SHINE.



Hudson Farmers’ Market

The Hudson Farmers’ Market is celebrating our 25th Season this year! Our 2022 Season starts on April 23rd! You can find the Hudson Farmers’ Market at the corner of 6th and Columbia St from 9am to 1pm. We have 30+ regular vendors, plus a rotating list of guest vendors and live music each week. Market runs through November 19th.



Lexington Farmers’ Market

Every Tuesday | 2:00 – 6:30 PM

LOCATION: The Worthen Road Practice Field

2022 Summer Farmers Market
Every Tuesday
Dates: May 31 – October 25, 2022
Hours: 2:00 – 6:30pm (Closes at 6:00pm in October)
Location: Worthen Road Practice Field

2022 Thanksgiving FEASTival
Tuesday Before Thanksgiving
Date: November 22, 2022
Hours: 12-4:00pm
Location: Worthen Road Practice Field

2023 Small Yet Mighty Winter Market
Every Other Saturday 11:00 – 2:00pm
Dates: TBD
Location: The Waldorf School (739 Massachusetts Ave Lexington, MA)

Maynard Farmers’ Market

Having come through a long period of uncertainty, we look forward to 2022 bringing great weather, blue skies, fresh food, music, wellness products, artists and artisans, and a changing showcase of Maynard organizations at our community booth. Plan to visit June 25th until closing day in late September. Same time, same place: Saturdays 9am to 1pm at the Mill & Main parking lot, Maynard MA.



Natick Farmers’ Market

Every Saturday, year round


Spring & Summer

Natick Common

Intersection of Rt 27 & Rt 135

Fall & Winter

Common Street Spiritual Center

13 Common St, Natick


Wayland Farmers’ Market

Wednesdays 12 – 4pm

June 29 – October 12, 2022

Russell’s Garden Center

397 Boston Post Rd – Wayland, MA


Winchester Farmers’ Market

Saturdays until end of October


Town Common, Winchester


Go Out Doors – Neighbors

“Go Out Doors” inspires discovery and exploration of outdoors spaces and trails, and the intersection/action of place, community, spirit, and nature.

“Go Out Doors” is an expansive and evolving regional public art campaign that promotes healthy outdoors activity, environmental appreciation, and inter-town regional tourism throughout Greater Boston and Metrowest.

Inspired by the En Plein Air exhibition on NYC’s High Line, Go Out Doors – Neighbors builds upon and extends The Umbrella Arts Center’s summer 2020 installation of artfully upcycled doors originally commissioned for the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in West Concord’s Cultural District. The exhibition intended to encourage a reconnection to nature for communities then emerging from COVID-19 isolation, at-home schooling, and telecommuting. Gorgeously decorated, recycled doors crafted by regional artists became surprising waypoints of delight while traveling bike paths and walking trails. Some emphasize local wildlife and environmental themes; others are fun and whimsical, stressing exercise and companionship.

Go Out Doors – Neighbors projects have continued to spread, with new art doors installed or planned in NorthboroughCarlisle, Westford, Concord, ArlingtonLexingtonMedford, Groton, Minute Man National Historical Park, and eight villages in Newton including Auburndale; Newton Centre; Newton Highlands, Newton Upper Falls, Newtonville, Nonantum, Waban and West Newton. For a non-exhaustive, interactive Google map of past, current and upcoming artdoor installations, click the map shown here.



The Umbrella Arts


Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The Umbrella presents a major, interdisciplinary collaborative event between the Performing Arts and Gallery programs

The Colored Museum — which will be a major, interdisciplinary collaborative event for us, between the Performing Arts and Gallery programs.

Get your tickets now – The Colored Museum  is running until June 5th – Friday, Saturdays and Sunday matinees.


Production images credited to Gillian Mariner Gordon

The Exhibit is on display free & open to the public until June 30th!





Spring into West Concord Junction Day!


West Concord businesses will be holding sidewalk sales, specials, a plant sale, food tastings, face painting, art activities, all sorts of happenings that will highlight our Village. Come join us for the Scavenger Hunt – find all of the flowers in the storefront windows, submit your entry sheet with the corresponding numbers, and possibly win one of many, many raffle prizes offered by the many businesses in the village. Enjoy the unveiling of the Fowler Garden of Verses mural as well at the mural being installed onto the outside wall of the Open Table on Beharrell St. (opposite the West Concord Post Office/Brookside Apartments)

TheWC Green Thumbs will be holding a PLANT SALE from 9am-4pm in the parking lot at A NEW LEAF – 74 Commonwealth Ave. Lots and lots of perennials, herbs, annuals, pollinators, and other plants will be available for reasonable prices. Come by and help support our group and our gardening efforts in the Village of West Concord – at Junction Park, Mandrioli Park, Crest Street, Fowler Library, and the Kenny Dunn Memorial Park gardens.
Participate in the Village-wide Scavenger Hunt and win a gift certificate to our supporting farms – Cucurbit Farm, Marshall Farm, and Scimone Farm! Lots of fun sidewalk sales.

Barefoot Books is hosting an event, in coordination with Spring into West Concord Day, this Saturday, 5/21 from 10-3pm!


Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care – What does Care mean?

Providing compassionate CARE until there is a CURE

YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Your participation and support make this possible.

What does Cancer CARE mean to the Run~Walk?

Funding from this 5k provides CARE for our cancer patients in so many ways – financial, therapeutic, connection, nourishment, medical.

So many things in life can cause stress in our lives  – from daily tasks to responsibilities we each have. Sadly, if a person gets a cancer diagnosis, many of those everyday sources of stress don’t go away – they sometimes become all the more stressful or overwhelming.

One of the first things a patient is advised to do is eliminate as much stress as possible so he/she can focus on getting the care they need.

That’s where the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care can help. The funds raised from this event go to help patients with childcare, transportation to / from appointments, assistance in paying expenses, nutritional support, support groups and social connections & therapeutic support. This way, the patient can focus on what on what they need to do get healthy.




“I am very grateful that my chemotherapy was at the Naka infusion center. The nurses and administrators worked around all the challenges COVID ignited to provide expert, seamless, loving care at every step of my chemotherapy.  To have the expertise of MGH Cancer Center available so close to home makes a huge difference during cancer treatment because traveling is difficult and you often need to return to the center for additional treatment at very short notice.  They saved me from numerous trips to the Emergency Room and made the whole experience of chemotherapy as pleasant as possible.”

M. Cobb, Concord Resident


This year’s event is a hybrid event so provides you the opportunity to be involved even if you can’t make it in person on May 7th!

You choose – walk or run in person on Saturday, May 7th at Nara Park or participate in the Virtual event May 1-15, when you want & where you want!

Register today!



Shop & Support the Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle!

Shop and Support The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle on April 29th and 30th!


Mark your calendars and make plans to shop and dine locally on April 29th and 30th. With Mother’s Day and graduations approaching, this will be the perfect time to support our local businesses and The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle.

The fourth annual Shop & Support is a weekend of local shopping and dining promoted by The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, the largest source of need-based scholarships for students educated in Concord and Carlisle.

On April 39th and 30th, look for the for the maroon, white and silver ribbons adorning participating businesses throughout Concord. These businesses support The Scholarship Fund. Your support of these businesses will strengthen them and help students in our community achieve their dreams of post-secondary education.



Plan to shop at these businesses & check them out on Instagram!

Albright Art Supply @albrightartsupply

Artisan’s Way @artisansway

Barrow Bookstore @barrowbookstore

Belle on Heels @belle_on_heels

Brine Sporting Goods @brinesportinggoods

The Cheese Shop @concordcheese

Comina @comina.inc

The Concord Bookshop @concordbookshop

Concord Firefly @concord_firefly33

Concord Flower Shop @concordflowers

Concord Optical @concordoptical

Concord Outfitters @concordoutfitters

Concord Teacakes @concordteacakes

The Concord Toy Box #theconcordtoybox

Debra’s Natural Gourmet @debrasnaturalgourmet


Fairbank & Perry Goldsmiths @fairbankandperry

Fiorella’s @fiorellascucina

Frame-ables @frameables

Grasshopper Shop of Concord @grasshopperconcord

Graem Nuts and Chocolate @graemroasters

JMcLaughlin @jmclaughlin

juju @jujuconcord

Loveday @lovedaylifestyle

Nesting @nestingconcord

Nosh by Concord Market

Patina Green @patinagreenshop

Sara Campbell @saracampbellltd

Reasons to be Cheerful @cheerfulreasons

Revolutionary Concord @revolutionaryconcord

Vanderhoof Hardware @vanderhoof_hardware_co

West Concord Wine & Spirits @westconcordwine


Since 1966, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has supported more than 1,400 students from the Concord and Carlisle communities. For more information on The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, please visit our website: www.thescholarshipfundofcc.org


Emerson 5K Run~Walk: The GOOD you can do when you take 7,500 steps towards helping with care for cancer patients

Did you know that 5K is just 7,500 steps or 3.1 miles?

Did you know you can get your steps in, get some fresh air, be a part of the community and give to a great cause all by registering for the Emerson Hospital 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care?



1. Participate in the Run~Walk Virtually or In-Person!

Register Now! 

2. Ask your friends, family, relatives, and co-workers to sponsor you. Start a fundraiser on your own or as a team!

Start Your Fundraiser Today! 

3. Donate TODAY!

Find and Donate to a 5k Fundraiser! 


You Choose How You Complete the Run~Walk:

Virtually or In-Person

5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care In-Person at the timed event on Saturday, May 7 at 8:00 AM at NARA Park, Acton

It’s been years since we’ve celebrated a Run~Walk together. Join us as we welcome you back to NARA Park and enjoy a post-race breakfast courtesy of Tribute Sponsor and locally-owned Blackbird Cafe. Meet other participants and mingle with our generous sponsors.

8:00 AM – Registration Opens

9:00 AM – Kids Fun Run (1 Mile)

9:30 AM – 5k Run~Walk

10:00 AM – Family Fun (Food & Music)

10:30 AM – Awards Presentation


Can’t make it in person on May 7th? No problem – this years Emerson Run~Walk is a hybrid event which means you can run or walk the 5K any time between May 1-15, where you want and even with your dogs!



Register your dogs to do Virtual Run~Walk so they, too, can be a part of giving back!



5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care Virtual Event runs May 1-15, 2022

Run~Walk your 5k anytime, anywhere you choose between May 1 and May 15! This is your chance to schedule your fitness around your time and the weather!

By participating in the Run~Walk, you help patients receiving compassionate care until there is a cure.

Acupuncture Therapy * Massage Therapy * Educational Resources * Nutritional Strategies * Coping Support Groups * Transportation Services * Financial Assistance and More