Events

Holiday Sugar Cookie Decorating

Spice up your holiday cookies with this online cookie decorating class. You will learn basic sugar cookie prep, baking and decorating techniques for spectacular holiday cookies! You will receive a superb sugar cookie dough recipe so you can bake your cookies ahead of time, and during the class will learn rolling techniques, proven successful baking strategies, piping, flooding and color tinting. You will end with an array of beautifully decorated cookies and the skills to wow people at your next event. A shopping list will be sent before class.

Cooking with Jeremy: NY Strip Steak Workshop

Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time.

NY Strip Steak workshop – We’ll learn to make a pan-seared NY strip steak.

Online Singing With Parkinson’s Chorus

Now meeting online, the Concord Conservatory of Music’s Singing with Parkinson’s brings together Parkinson’s patients, their families, and caregivers to provide strength and comradery. The Chorus resumes online on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm.

“Singing with Parkinson’s” offers people in the community an opportunity to participate in voice therapy while singing, performing and experiencing the joy of making music. The chorus covers songs from a variety of genres, and input from the group will help guide the repertoire. The focus is on vocal fitness, with a new exercise introduced each week. The chorus will collaborate online with the Parkinson’s Disease Virtual Choir (PD Virtual Choir), which has over 150 members from around the globe.

The American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter (www.apdama.org) has generously provided partial funding support for the Singing with Parkinson’s Chorus.

The cost for participants is $50 for the fall semester, which is 10 sessions, and there’s no cost for caregivers and family members to attend. This is an ongoing program, and we welcome participants to come at any time during the semester to try out the chorus.
The Concord Conservatory of Music (CCM) is the area’s non-profit community music school, located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church. Financial assistance is available.

Cooking with Jeremy: Introduction to Duck

Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time.

Introduction to Duck – Make a pan-seared duck breast with a red wine sauce accompanied by blistered grapes.

Cooking with Jeremy: Buttercream Workshop

Accomplished chef and noted pasta maker Jeremy Pietropaolo is back with five new cooking classes. Each one-hour class takes on a different recipe, teaching tips and techniques, including plating where appropriate. At the end of the class you’ll have something finished and ready to serve! Join us for one or any combination of classes. Ingredients list will be provided ahead of time.

Buttercream workshop – Step up your dessert game with a vanilla Italian meringue buttercream and a chocolate swiss meringue buttercream. Students can then use these buttercreams at a later date on cupcakes, cakes, etc.

Your Career: What Now?

The Covid-19 pandemic and the need to shelter in place has brought big changes to many people’s careers, whether they are salary, hourly, or self-employed. If you have been laid off, are burning out, have less work than you want, or are not sure how to pivot in your business, this time may be one when you are re-assessing your career and life goals. In this workshop, we will take a pause to look at where you have been in your career, what is happening now, and where you might go next. We’ll talk about best career management strategies in a time of uncertainty and ambiguity. This class will be interactive and exercise based, and you will leave with some action steps.