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January 2021

Lovers, Mystics, and Madmen: A Look at Classical Persian Poetry

January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Classical Persian poetry stretches back well into the 9th century CE (same time as Beowulf, for instance) and has been a vital part of Persian culture ever since. Tony will introduce some of the forms and features of this great tradition, which include four-line verses on love, wine, and gardens, epic poems on Persian history, epic poetic love stories, and the great tradition of Sufi poets, such as Rumi and Hafez, who speak of God, pre-eternity, and the mad devotion…

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Social Media & Mental Health by Center for Parents & Teachers

January 13 @ 7:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Our collective mental health is suffering right now. Anxiety and depression, especially amongst youth, are at all-time highs. Research shows social media is at least partly to blame. But it's also a necessary way to communicate these days. Can we help kids balance technology to achieve digital wellness when so much has moved online? How do we support them during this time? Learn more at this webinar with Turning Life On Founder and digital wellness expert, Adrienne Principe. Click here to register.

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Sound Healing at Home

January 13 @ 8:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Be Well Be Here, 91 Main Street, Suite 302
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$11

Get a Sound Start in the New Year! Help your body auto-tune with 30 minutes of restorative sound healing led by certified Biofield Tuner, Julie Ramsdell. Using principles of coherent tone generation, Julie realigns the body on a cellular level through resonance and entrainment to release stress, restore clarity and instill inner calm. All you do is get comfortable and tune in for soothing guided sonic meditation. This gentle practice boosts focus, energy, immunity, natural relaxation responses - and helps…

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Art in Bloom in Concord

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 18, 2021

Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

January’s Art in Bloom in Concord collaboration of the Garden Club of Concord, Concord Art, and the Concord Museum will showcase floral designs interpreting original works of art.  Garden Club members will create floral interpretations of entries in the exhibition Members Juried 1:  Painting and Sculpture at Concord Art, and of the watercolors in the exhibition HOME: Paintings by Loring W. Coleman at the Concord Museum. The designs will infuse winter with the promise of spring and reflect the art that inspires them. Floral designs will be on display January 14-17 at Concord and January 16-18 at the Concord Museum. Virtual…

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Natural Form: Three Journeys

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 22, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on December 31, 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on January 6, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 14, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 21, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on January 31, 2021 at 10:00 am

The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St.
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

December 7, 2020-January 31, 2021 Hours: 10AM-5PM (by appointment) Natural Form: Three Journeys in the main gallery at The Umbrella Arts Center features three Umbrella Studio Artists whose recent work, in a variety of media, has employed careful observation of nature and its structure at the micro, macro and human scales. Louise Arnold is a landscape painter working in oils; Craig Elliott is an architect and artist creating large-scale charcoal drawings; and Suzanne Hill is a ceramic artist specializing in…

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ART MATTERS: Norman Rockwell

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

One of the most beloved American artists was a painter who illustrated over 322 covers for "The Saturday Evening Post" for 47 years. Attend and enjoy his wonderful images and remember why he is recognized as an America icon. ART MATTERS displays oversized reproductions of paintings to encourage comparison, discussion and reflection. This Zoom presentation is free of charge thanks to the 2019 proceeds from the Harvey Wheeler Treasure Chest Gift Shop. Please call the COA for your Zoom invitation:…

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Meditation Class on Zoom with Concord’s Ed LeClair

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on December 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 7, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 14, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 21, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 28, 2021 at 4:00 pm

Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
Free

Many of us have stressful lives, amplified by the pandemic restrictions and the recent national election. Mindfulness has been proven to have a positive impact on stress and anxiety. The purpose of this course is to develop a personal practice that will result in you being able to stay in the present moment, which will help you to be a calmer, more relaxed person. Concord resident Ed LeClair has been a meditator for 30 years and has interned at the…

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College Admissions and Community Service

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join this free Zoom presentation to understand how COVID-19 is changing the college admissions landscape and how it will affect freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.   The college admissions process is undergoing significant change as many colleges have gone test-optional for this current admissions cycle and will evaluate their testing policies going forward. With the opportunity for visiting colleges curtailed, we’ll discuss how students can engage with colleges virtually to help them develop a preliminary list of colleges to consider visiting when campuses are fully…

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Composting Kitchen Waste, Leaves, Garden Waste, and Brush Year Round (Introductory)

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

We will show a simple method for composting kitchen waste year-round easily, without having the pile freeze up in January. Time permitting, we will also cover simple, two easy approaches to composting garden weeds: one in a manner that allows the pile to reach 140 degrees, and the second where weeds are sheet-composted in garden paths. Home-composting of kitchen waste and other organic wastes reduces global greenhouse gas emissions as well as fuel use.

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College Admissions During COVID-19

January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Join this free Zoom presentation to understand how COVID-19 is changing the college admissions landscape and how it will affect freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. The college admissions process is undergoing significant change as many colleges have gone test-optional for this current admissions cycle and will evaluate their testing policies going forward. With the opportunity for visiting colleges curtailed, we’ll discuss how students can engage with colleges virtually to help them develop a preliminary list of colleges to consider visiting when…

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