Events

Earth Press Project: Witness Exhibition

The public is invited to contribute to a collaborative sculptural art at Minute Man National Park project that invites participants to respond, in one single word, to an online prompt: “What change would you like to witness on this Earth?”

Minute Man National Historical Park in partnership with The Umbrella Community Arts Center presents Earth Press Project: Witness, a collaborative public art project with Artist-in-Residence Nancy Winship Milliken Studio. Earth Press Project: Witness is a large-scale community generated sculpture made of earthen blocks imprinted with the public’s responses that will be on view September 1 – November 1, 2019 outside the Minute Man Visitor Center, Lexington, MA. A declaration of witnessing change, this project invites public engagement and dialogue around current challenges facing our earth.
Earth Press Project: Witness brings the land, history and resources of the Minute Man National Historical Park together with the artists and expertise of The Umbrella, and has co-evolved to include additional regional partners such as Reflex Letterpress (MA), Building Heritage (VT), and Terra Collaborative (VT). As a pilot Artist-in-Residence program, Witness seeks to bring more art that engages the community to the Park. Using art to carry our stories and bridge our past with our future, these imprinted words will reflect our individual and collective hopes for our shared future.

Throughout the summer leading up to the exhibition opening, members of the public are invited to submit their one-word responses at Nancy Winship Milliken Studio’s website at https://www.nancymilliken.com/earth-press-project-witness

For more information about the installation and related programs taking place throughout the fall, see https://theumbrellaarts.org/witness

Justin Roberts Family Concert

Mark your calendar for the entire family to see the three-time Grammy-Award nominee and the most successful children’s entertainer Justin Roberts live. The Concord Conservatory of Music will welcome the witty and insightful singer-songwriter to Concord, Massachusetts at 51 Walden/Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 5th at 11:00 am. His family concerts guarantee crowd participation, toe-tapping, and rhythmic swaying. Fun for all!

With a knack for crafting songs that traverse childhood ups and downs, his songs relate to all ages. Sometimes silly and clever, and sometimes poignant, his songs elicit head bopping and singing along. Whether it’s the catchy tune Pop Fly reminding parents that their kid is not the only one picking dandelions in the outfield or Lemonade reminding us that you’ve got to mix the sweet with the sour, his songs are introspective and speak from a kid’s perspective. His songs get parents to reflect on what their kids are going through.

KINDERGARTEN POPSICLE PARTY (For all incoming Kindergarteners in Concord and their families)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21st, 3:30-5 p.m.
ALCOTT SCHOOL PLAYGROUND

Popsicles!
Face Painting!
Parachute Games!
And meet other children and parents in your specific kindergarten class!!

RSVP BY MONDAY, AUGUST 20TH BY VISITING www.concordfamilynetwork.org

Mindful Summer Writing Retreat Begins Today

A UNIQUE LITERARY OPPORTUNITY in Concord! Be encouraged in first-class writing workshops during this 4-day retreat led by experienced authors / GrubStreet instructors Michelle Hoover, Marjan Kamali, Whitney Scharer, and Lara Wilson (curator of the Concord Festival of Authors). Participants will attend generative writing workshops, learn mindful wellness practices to enhance creativity, get personalized feedback, and have writing time in a private, inspirational space surrounded by natural beauty. $1,250 includes workshops, literary events, and daily meals (not lodging). Retreat limited to 8 writers to ensure personal attention. Register today and see sample schedule by visiting BeWellBeHere.org!

Write this Summer!

This 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 instructor & former board member) offers mindful craft conversations that inspire and invigorate. Explore your path of possibility and feel encouraged to WRITE ON!

Runs Sunday, July 28 and August 25 at 9:00am -11:00am

$45 for each 2-hour session. Space is limited. Registration required.

Sound Energy Mini Retreat

Want to release stress and feel more grounded? Curious about tapping into your energy field to enhance well-being? Experience Sound Energy, a mini retreat that combines gentle movement, meditative practices and sound healing through Biofield Tuning. Be Well Be Here founder, Lara Wilson, collaborates with certified Biofield Tuning practitioner, Julie Ramsdell, to energetically fine tune the body, mind and spirit. $40 for this 2-hour personalized, small group experience

Biofield Tuning is a sound therapy that uses the physics-based principals of frequency, resonance and entrainment to help the body recognize its own distortion, discharge blocked energy, and return to clarity and health. Using tuning forks, the Biofield Tuning practitioner releases static caused by stress, and invites the body to repair and balance itself.

West Concord Outdoor Concert Series

This is a FREE Family-Friendly Concocert Series every Thursday in July (excluding July 4). July 11: Help (Beatles Cover Band) July 18: Perfect Crime Band (Classic Rock) July 25: The Island Castaways (Jimmy Buffett/Island Rock Band)

Teen Girl BEtreat

TEEN GIRLS ages 14 – 17: Are you tired of feeling pressured or stressed? Want to celebrate your true self, be heard and feel understood? Join us for a creative expression workshop that honors your unique way in the world. We offer mindful expressive practices that align with your interests so you can create your own experience, let go and feel free. Bring a friend, unwind and have fun! Taught by creative expression facilitator, Molly Delehey. $50 per session (10% discount with a friend)

Tuesday, July 23 at 4:00 – 6:00 pm / Tuesday, July 30 at 1:00 – 3:00 pm / Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00 – 11:00 am