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January 2021

Umbrella Co-presents Programs for 18th Annual Family Festival, Virtual Edition

January 15
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An event every 3 days that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until January 24, 2021

Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Belmont World Film Family Festival, Workshops 2021 January 15-24 www.belmontworldfilm.org Belmont World Film's Family Festival provides children age 3-12 the opportunity to see some of the world’s most remarkable films—films that provide a window into the lives of kids in other cultures, races, and ethnicities—as well as several educational workshops and opportunities to meet filmmakers from around the world. This year, The Umbrella is pleased to co-present creative workshops led by famed claymation studio Aardman's (Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run, Shaun the Sheep) Senior Model Maker, Jim…

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Letters from the Library

January 19
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Letters to Children from the Concord Free Public Library Would your child like to receive their own special personalized letter from our library staff? Click the link to complete a form and let us know what your child is reading and what his/her interests are and we will write a letter to the child! Please allow for up to two weeks for your child's letter to arrive.

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Winter Walking Tours

January 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on January 19, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on January 26, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on January 31, 2021 at 8:00 am

Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$15 – $20

Emerson- Thoreau Amble This Winter hike is available for groups of 4 or more by reservation only. Join one of our concord Tour Guides as we ‘amble’ along the Emerson-Thoreau Amble trail, and learn about Thoreau, Emerson and more as we enjoy the great outdoors. Waterproof hiking shoes are recommended for this approx 2 mile, 75 minute walk. Terrain is uneven and muddy. Tours will run weather dependent. Call 978-318-3061 or email visitors@concordma.gov to request your date and time. Tours…

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Fresh Start: Starting 2021 with Healthy Habits ~ Sponsored by the Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for another virtual event in our wellness series as panelists discuss behavior and food. There will be suggestions for healthy snacks, comfort foods, and lifestyle changes. We will also explore ways to stay active and exercise ideas at home during the winter months. Panelists include: *Molly Deisroth-Kim - Clinical Exercise Specialist *Amy Noordzij, MEd - Culinary Instructor at The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, Founder of Love Soup *Julia Elliott, RD, LDN - Emerson Hospital Cardiac Rehab Clinical Dietitian…

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January Family Trivia

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join Library Assistant and Host Extraordinaire, Cary Stough for MONTHLY FAMILY TRIVIA. ~Sign up as family/group only~ Every third (sometimes fourth) Friday of every month via Zoom and Kahoot, from 7-8:30PM. Test your knowledge in a bevy of crazy categories! Win gift cards to local businesses! Laugh when Cary doesn't know how to pronounce historical figures' names! Sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.

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NCL Middlesex Virtual Info Meeting

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

National Charity League, Inc. is a mother-daughter philanthropy organization open to girls living in Concord and Carlisle in grades 7-12. We will be hosting a virtual info session on Saturday, January 23 at 4 p.m. The Membership Drive has started, and we are opening NCL up to the Class of 2027, and possibly have a few spots in the 2026, 2025 and 2024 classes. For more application and meeting info, please contact Jennifer Morris and Cate Waldeck at membershipmiddlesex@nclonline.org. Thanks!

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Winter is for the Birds!

January 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$20 – $30

If winter is getting you down, why not lift your spirits by making some gifts for the birds in your yard? In this outdoor, in-person workshop, we will be crafting a simple coffee mug bird feeder and a nesting ball. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving because you will be delighted by all the bird watching available! Please bring an old coffee mug for us to repurpose. All other supplies will be provided! Families are encouraged to…

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Art and Birding Workshop

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$20

People are becoming more aware of the birds in their own backyards during quarantine, and many more people are becoming birders. This silver lining of taking more time to notice and listen to the life around us is one that I hope we can carry with us beyond these challenging times. In this class we will focus on the group of birds known as seabirds. There are many species of seabirds that are foraging just offshore in the Winter, so…

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February 2021

Painting the Northern Lights

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$20

Learn about how gaseous particles combine with the Earth and sun's atmosphere to create impressive auroral colors, scattered clouds of light, and shapes in the northern and southern hemisphere! Follow a little girl named Aurora and her caribou friend as they fill the sky with beautiful hues as we read the beautiful children’s book Aurora and the Northern Lights. Translate the brilliant forms of streamers, arcs, rippling curtains into elegant watercolor paintings. Study key painting techniques and experiment with different…

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Winter Habits and Winter Movement

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concord Land Conservation Trust Chamberlin Woods, 1172 Lowell Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$20 – $30

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! Families can cut, glue, and construct original printmaking blocks in the shapes of animal feet, claws, paws. Attaching your block to your feet, print life-like animal tracks to make abstract paintings to take…

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