Creative Expression Retreat for Teen Girls

TEEN GIRLS – our space is your this summer! Join creative expression facilitator, Molly Delehey, and Be Well Be Here founder, Lara Wilson, for a week of mindful creativity, self-care and fun. We offer a variety of expressive practices for enhanced well-being such as yoga, journaling, theater games, beading, collage and more. Celebrate your creative nature and express what makes you unique. Be YOU and feel free!

Space is limited. Registration required. $480 includes materials.

Runs June 24 – 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Write this Summer!

This master writing workshop is designed for writers hoping to take their work to the next level. By mindfully examining the Big Picture elements of your story, we’ll hone in on ways to streamline narrative structure, deepen character development and refine plot progression. Author and Be Well Be Here founder, Lara Wilson, MA (GrubStreet manuscript consultant & former board member) offers mindful craft conversations that inspire and invigorate. Explore your path of possibility and feel encouraged to WRITE ON!

Runs three Saturdays: June 23, July 28, August 24 at 9am – noon.

$65 for each session, $180 for all three. Space is limited. Registration required.

Natalie Merchant Concert to Benefit The Umbrella

Join The Umbrella for a very special evening to hear the acclaimed singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant perform to benefit The Umbrella. We are expecting a sold-out show for this one-night only performance – and we want you to be there!

Friday, June 21, 2019
Pre-reception 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Concert begins 8:00pm

The former lead singer and main lyricist for the band 10,000 Maniacs left the group in 1993, and went on to a highly successful solo career, releasing eight distinctive, strong-selling albums, contributing music to films, TV and theater productions, and standing out as a visible and outspoken political activist.

Merchant will perform the benefit in the small theatre of Nashoba Brooks School in Concord for an intimate concert experience following a festive, pre-concert dinner reception with complimentary drinks.

Gold-Level Benefit Ticketholders will also be invited to a post-concert Meet & Greet, as well as a special luncheon, discussion and private performance event in Boston with Merchant on Thursday, June 20, co-presented by and Hubweek.

A limited number of General Admission concert tickets outside of the Benefit packages will also be on sale, pending availability.

Field of Awareness for Young Men

Field of Awareness continues on Wednesday throughout the summer! With warmth and care, mindfulness-based counselor Ben Kamens, MA, encourages young men aged 13-16 to cultivate confidence, self-awareness and empathy with personalized practices that are easily integrated into daily life. Wednesdays at 4:00 – 5:30 pm. $180 for 3 sessions or $65 for drop-in. For more information, call 978-203-2825 or email

New seminar offered by Concord Historical Collaborative

Revolution. Transcendentalism. Women’s suffrage.

Take a deep dive into the history that has made Concord a focal point for social change with the Concord Historical Collaborative’s program titled “Changing the Course of History: The Tide of Social Reform in Concord.” Once a month, starting in September and running through June, a different member organization of the collaborative will present their particular perspective on Concord’s history.

Presentations take place the second Wednesday of the month, from 2:30-4 pm, at the presenting organization. Registration is $75 and covers all 10 presentations. For a full listing of the participating organizations and their topics, and to register, go to and click on History and Culture. Or call 978-318-1432. Enrollment is limited.