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January 2021

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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Owls (@ Home)

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$65

Join us for a pleasant morning needle felting owls via Zoom. Participants of this workshop will learn basic needle felting techniques, which are fun and easy to learn. All materials will be supplied and shipped to students in advance, shipping fees included. These one-day workshops are offered through The Umbrella @ Home virtual classes winter session. See all offerings at https://TheUmbrellaArts.org/Classes

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Kids Cook-Lava Cake

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make a lava cake! Kids of all ages welcome, but younger children will need a grown-up's assistance. The virtual cooking program will be held on Zoom. Ingredient list will be shared with all participants before the program. This cooking program happens on the last Tuesday of each month at 5 pm. Sign up for any or all workshops!

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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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A Conversation with Holly Jackson, author of “American Radicals: How Nineteenth Century Protest Shaped the Nation,” and Megan Marshall, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Margaret Fuller: A New American Life”

January 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thoreau Farm, 341 Virginia Road
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Megan Marshall will interview her friend and colleague Holly Jackson about her new book, “American Radicals: How 19th Century Protest Shaped the Nation.” We’ll learn more about how the 19th century social justice movement is still influencing our national dialogue on systemic racism, women’s rights, and poverty. Thoreau, Alcott, Emerson, Fuller, Hawthorne, and many other social reformers found in Jackson’s new book, will be touched upon during the talk. Visit www.Thoreaufarm.org to register and for more information about The Write…

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February 2021

Love Birds (@ Home)

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$40

Join us for a fun morning creating a small messenger of love to give to your favorite Valentine. Via Zoom, participants will learn basic needle felting techniques while enjoying the creativity of constructing an imaginary bird-like critter who can perch on a shelf or hang from a plant. All materials will be supplied and shipped to students in advance, shipping fees included. These one-day workshops are offered through The Umbrella @ Home virtual classes winter session. See all offerings at…

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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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