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Have a Ball this summer!

CCHS Varsity Basketball Coach David Cohen and the CCHS Boys Basketball Coaching Staff are back to run 3 weeks of Patriot Hoop Clinics this summer at CCHS. The first week starts next Monday, June 21st and there are openings available for boys entering grades 2-5. Patriot Hoop Clinics is in its 12th year and campers learn a ton about the game, have lots of fun and enjoy being around the Varsity team, which serve as junior counselors. Sign up today at patriothoopclinics.com!

 

Camps Overview:

High School Boys’ Summer Clinics

Who: Boys who will be entering the 8th – 12th grades in the (Fall of 2021)

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 15th – July 29th

Where: Concord and Wakefield Locations

Time: Concord: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

           Wakefield: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Cost: $340.00

Week Long Boys’ Summer Camps:

Who: Boys who will be entering the 1st–10th grades (Fall of 2021)

When: Monday – Friday, August 2nd – August 6th

Time: 9-12:00 pm for 1st- 2nd, 9-3:00 pm for 3rd-10th Graders

Cost: $425; $250 for 1-2 grade half day program

Location : Concord-Carlisle High School

Week Long Girls’ Summer Camps:

Who: Girls who will be entering the 1st–10th grades (Fall of 2021)

When: Monday – Friday, August 2nd – August 6th

Time: 9-12:00 pm for 1st- 2nd, 9-3:00 pm for 3rd-10th Graders

Cost: $425; $250 for 1-2 grade half day program

Location : Concord-Carlisle High School

Led by the CCHS Varsity Girl’s Coach Peter Fischelis

High School Boys Preseason Academy:

Who: Boys who will be entering the 9th – 12th grades in the (Fall of 2021)

When: Monday – Thursday, August 9th – August 12th

Where: Concord and Wakefield Locations

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $160.00

High School Girls Preseason Academy:

Who: Girls who will be entering the 9th – 12th grades in the (Fall of 2021)

When: Monday – Thursday, August 16th – August 19th

Where: Concord-Carlisle Regional High School

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Cost: $160.00

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2021 Patriots Youth Football Fundamentals Clinic. The clinic runs from Monday, July 12-14, 8:45-11:45 a.m, and is for boys & girls entering grades 3-8.

The clinic is a non-padded, non-contact clinic focused on the instruction of the basic skills and strategies of football. Kids interested in Flag Football and/or Tackle Football will gain tremendous confidence by acquiring and building skills in a positive, supportive environment. Learning, improving, and having FUN are the primary goals of the Clinic! The cost is $125 and includes a clinic t-shirt and is held on Memorial Field at CCHS. We will comply with state and local Covid guidelines. Participants will be sent a list of protocols once we have more clarity this summer.

Please register at www.ccyouthfootball.com Click on the green login button on the top right of the home page and follow registration instructions.

For any questions about the clinic format/expectations, contact Coach Reed at jreed@concordcarlisle.org or (207) 337-1393.

The Concord Carlisle High School Field Hockey team is excited to announce the Summer Pre-Season Clinic for players entering grades 6-9.

The clinic will run August 18th, 19th and 20th, from 8:30am-12:30pm, on CCHS Turf 1. The clinic is $150.00 and the proceeds support the CCHS Field Hockey teams and coaches.

We are optimistic we will be able to run a larger camp this summer, but if numbers need to be limited, spots will be allocated on a first come basis, so please register early!

Registration for Pre-Season Clinic!

Tips on Improving Curb Appeal in Winter Months

Stephanie Blunt of William Raveis Concord and stylist Amy Versaggi share tips on how to improve curb appeal during snowy wintery months in this  video.

  1. Be sure to clear walkways
  2. Clean front and to back door
  3. Add light such as lanterns
  4. Add seasonal greenery in planters such as juniper and pine cones.
  5. Add a basket or bucket of birch logs and decorative branches by entranceway
  6. Add a fresh welcome mat by door

Stephanie Blunt, William Raveis Sales Associate – Concord Office
85 Main Street, Concord, MA 01742
Email: Stephanie.Blunt@Raveis.com
Cell: 978.265.7527

 

February Staycation Ideas

No plans to leave town for the Concord Schools February Vacation Week?

You’re in luck – Concord & Carlisle have so many wonderful offerings to keep your crew entertained!

The Concord Free Public Library offers free take and make crafts each week to help inspire creativity and fun for children. Sign up for February 19th session!

Tap into your inner artist! At The Umbrella, they believe that everyone is an artist. The Umbrella February Vacation Week programs give students the opportunity to discover, explore, and experiment in the arts.

Looking for fun outdoor activities for your school-aged children over February vacation week? Discover the wonders of winter at Clark Farm!

Vacation Week Cartooning Afternooning! This online February Vacation Week class is perfect for 7-12 year olds who love cartoons and drawing!

 

President Lincoln is beaming in to answer your questions! The Concord Museum is pleased to bring its popular Presidents’ Day program A Visit with President Lincoln to the virtual stage.

Check out special Black History Month program from the Concord Museum! Join the Concord Museum Forum: Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon with author Scott Casper.

Concord History with a Chocolate Twist Tour Dates : February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Tour Start Time : 1:00pm, departs Concord Visitor Center at 58 Main Street

The Concord Free Public Library is teaming up with The Nature Connection to invite children to explore plants and animals, geek out over nature, and connect with self and others in new ways – all through nature-based stories and poems!

Manga! Draft images of silly dragons, charming creatures, ghosts, and goblins. In this easy-paced online February Vacation Week class with popular Umbrella Arts teacher Alicia Herman, time travel back to ancient Japan! Learn about how the tradition of manga comics started long ago and experiment with creating our own. Sketch, blend, and overlap colors with illustrative markers.

 

Thinking of learning to play an instrument? Now is a perfect time! The IMSCC Winter-Spring session is underway and we welcome new students!

Looking to connect hands-on learning to big ideas? Students will access foundational design learning by creating their own Escape Room style lock codes. Escape room design is a fundamentally social process which taps design principles such as deduction, induction, design space, feedback loops, and more. Sign up here!

Teddy Bear Sewing Project! Sew your own huggable bear! You’ll learn how to construct and sew the bear, and design it yourself by choosing different felt muzzles, noses, belly patches, and more. You’ll learn basic hand stitching and some embroidery stitches, too.

Take a family friendly tour of Concord, spend 45 minutes to discover more about the town where we live!

The Concord Free Public Library invites children of all ages to join us on Thursday, February 18 at 11am on Zoom and talk about your favorite books. We will share a few of our favorites, and invite each child to share some of their favorites.

Trivia Night at the Concord Museum! Calling all history nerds and trivia champs! Join us for an evening of virtual trivia at the Concord Museum on Thursday, February 18!  Test your knowledge of American history, geography, and all things Concord in this friendly competition.

Check out art show at a local Three Stones Gallery. The paintings and mixed media works of Helen Canetta and Jill Goldman-Callahan transmit a dynamism and fresh perspective as we release this past year and catapult into lighter days ahead. This is the last week of the show so don’t miss it!

Interactive sing-along! The Concord Free Public Library invites kids and families to join us for an interactive sing-along with Ed Morgan, “The Music Man”, on Friday, Feb 19, 10 am on Zoom. Enjoy fun rhymes and tunes, and connect with your family through music. These family-friendly performances will have everyone up moving, dancing, and singing.

Have some fleece-y fun when you create your own one-of-a-kind fleece headband! Sign up with the Umbrella Arts for this fun class!

Family Trivia Night!

Learn about Winter Habits and Winter Movement... Animals respond and adapt to the winter by burmiating, aestivation, hibernation, migration, and embracing the snow! Learn about all the cool ways animals thrive in the winter through interactive stations, games, creative movement, investigations of art and nature, and creating original art projects for the whole family!

 

 

Movie / Game night at home – Grab a special meal from one of our many fabulous restaurants !

 

Take a hike on a local trail then grab some hot cocoa or treat from cafe / bakery!

 

Enjoy your week!

Concord Celebrates a D-Day Hero’s 98th Birthday!

 

On Saturday, May 9th, over 100 cars with hundreds of people lined up to celebrate Peter Orlando’s 98th Birthday. Peter is a Concordian and a D-Day Hero.

Cars full of adults, kids and dogs lined up and drove by the Concord WWII Veteran who sat in his bench in is driveway and cheerfully waved and thanked all those who drove by. At one point, a group gathered to sing him Happy Birthday and Peter stood up, waved and said “For once, I am speechless. Thank you very much!”.

Check out the video on LivingConcord Instagram page.

Cars honking, flags waving, birthday banners blowing – it was a wonderful sight and a great way to bring the community together to honor and celebrate one very special resident.

Here are some ways to support Emerson Hospital and the employees right now

Sign up for the Emerson Hospital 5K Virtual Run-Walk for Cancer Cure

Registration is now open for Emerson Hospital’s annual 5k Run~Walk for Cancer Care. Because cancer never stops, even during a pandemic, all proceeds go directly to support patients who receive cancer care at Emerson Hospital. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, this year’s event is virtual and will take place Monday, May 11, through Monday, May 25, 2020. Visit www.EmersonHospital.org/5k for event details, to register, or make a donation to support cancer care at Emerson Hospital. All participants who complete the 5k and submit their results by May 25 will receive a medal and other prizes.

Consider purchasing (or doing with a few neighbors / friends) a Care Package for Emerson Hospital Staff from Haute Coffee.

Each $50 Haute Care Package includes a box of 10 made-from-scratch Haute Treats and 4 Cold Brews Coffees & 4 Iced Teas!

Haute Coffee will deliver care packages M-F at 2:30 PM and it has become something that the staff at Emerson really look forward to as an afternoon pick me up!

 

Events

Concord Museum: Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard Law School Professor and Pulitzer-Prize winner for The Hemingses of Monticello, will discuss her newest book, On Juneteenth which provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction through Jim Crow and beyond. Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicles, and searing episodes of memoir, Gordon-Reed—herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s—forges a new and profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for us all.

This event is live-streamed on the Concord Museum’s website and YouTube channel.

This program is part of Celebrate Concord Week and is sponsored by Mass Humanities and the Bridge Street Fund.