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June 2021

AMERICAN ART from the 18th to 20th Centuries – IN PERSON

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Concord Council on Aging, 1276 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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American Art from the 18th to 20th Centuries – IN PERSON This is a seven-week DVD Series presented by Janice Muir onTuesdays, June 15th, 22nd and 29th; July 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PMIn this summer DVD session, we will explore American artists from John James Audubon and James McNeill Whistler to Alexander Calder, Romare Bearden and Roy Lichtenstein. We will look at paintings, sculptures, mobiles, and collages all created by Americans. June artists include…

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Magical Tucson: Hummingbirds & More

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Southern Arizona, only 60 miles from the Mexican border, appears at first glance to be only a mix of rugged mountains and barren desert. However, life teems in this area when you look closer. Tiny hummingbirds can be found calling for mates and nesting in shrubbery, while giant saguaro cactus provide homes and food for a variety of bird life including cactus wrens. Animals including venomous Gila monsters, roadrunners and even mountain lions have adapted to survive in this challenging…

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH / PRESIDENCY of the U.S. Government

June 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Join John Gardella for the third lecture in this series about the national government of the United States. This month’s lecture will focus on the Executive Branch of government, starting with how US Presidents are different from Prime Ministers. Topics will include divided government and gridlock; the evolution of the presidency; the powers of the president; the office of the president; presidential character, the power to persuade; the power to say no; the president’s program and presidential transition. The final…

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TAKING CARE of YOUR FEET on Zoom

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

It is very important to take care of your feet. Good foot care can help you remain active, prevent falls, and prevent foot ailments. Please join Dr. Ayleen Gregorian on Friday, June 18th at 1:00 PM on Zoom. Dr. Gregorian is a Board certified Podiatrist practicing in Bedford and Sudbury, and has treated seniors at the Concord COA for the last several years. Dr. Gregorian will offer a presentation on concerns & care about your feet: how to remain active…

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LET’S TALK ABOUT HEADACHES on Zoom

June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Concord Council on Aging, 1276 Main St
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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The World Health Organization points out that nearly everyone experiences a headache once in a while. Although headaches can be defined as pain “in any region of the head,” the cause, duration, and intensity of this pain can vary according to the type of headache you are experiencing. Please join Geriatric Health Nurse Valerie Boggia on Tuesday, June 22nd at 1:00 PM on Zoom for a Listen & Learn Session on Headaches. Valerie will discuss what is a headache, the…

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Pronouns in Modern Times – on Zoom

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Using “they and them” in the singular go against what you learned in school with regards to correct grammar, but recently you may have seen or heard folks identify themselves using the pronouns they and them instead of he and him, or she and her. And terms like non-binary and gender fluid have made it into mainstream media. Maybe you are wondering what it all means, or would like to learn how gender pronouns can create a more inclusive gender-affirming…

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DRIVE-THRU BARBEQUE! Hosted by the Concord Fire Department

June 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
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Thanks to the generosity of the Concord Fire Department, the COA will be hosting another drive-thru BBQ from the Harvey Wheeler Community Center Parking Lot on Tuesday, June 29th between noon and 1:00 PM. Concord seniors are invited to drive up to the tent and pick up a freshly grilled BBQ lunch that includes a burger or hotdog, potato salad, pickle, chips, and dessert, all packed in a take-out box. Please wear a mask and stay in your car. A…

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July 2021

John Clark Presents: Bog Band Swing, Part I (on Zoom)

July 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

The Big Band era officially started in the summer of 1935 but the transition from hot jazz and Dixieland had begun much earlier in the decade. We’ll trace the roots of Big Band music, including the back story of the King of Swing himself, Benny Goodman. You’ll hear Benny’s hits like Goody, Goody and Taking a Chance on Love. The last part of the program will be devoted to the popular band leader Glenn Miller, with 22 his chart-topping songs…

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