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January 2021

Telling Your Story: Mini-memoir workshop

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2021 at 2:30 pm

Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

In this generative workshop, you will explore the memoir genre, hear excerpts of personal essays and work on three prompts to create three vignettes for your memoir. There will be time to share our work and encourage each other’s efforts. We will get the creative juices flowing!

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Liberia: A visit with the Gbarnga Mission

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Liberia suffered through 14-years of civil war that ended in 2003. As a result, 47% of the current population are children – only 1 in 3 are enrolled in school. The Gbarnga Mission worked with Liberians and broke ground for a rural school nearly 6 years ago. Jon Rossman, president of the mission, his wife, Kathy (a nurse), and Marsha Wilcox (photographer and epidemiologist) traveled to Liberia in February returning just before travel became impossible due to the pandemic. Jon,…

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Understanding Medicare

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

If you are close to age 65 or already on Medicare, this class is for you! The class is designed to fully enlighten you on how Medicare works and the different health care choices available to those age 65+. How are parts A, B, C and D integrated? What is Medicare Advantage? What are the pros and cons of HMO’s, PPO’s, and Medigap plans? Should I take Medicare if I am still employed? How do I avoid late sign up…

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Home Alone

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Does your child know what to do if a stranger comes to the door or how to get help in an emergency? The Home Alone class is designed to teach children simple rules and procedures for responsible self-care. Students will be asked to print an activity packet that we will send along with the Zoom class link and we'll work through it together as we have safe, open discussions of the topics. For students in grades 4-6

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Aligning Mission & Purpose: My experience with great Teams

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Mike Robichaud is a long-time Concord resident who loves Teamwork. He leveraged Teamwork experiences as a high school and collegiate student-athlete to launch a small business in the late 80's that is now a leading staffing organization in the US. In 2009 he was able to pursue a dream to coach high school football. He took over a program that was in need of a turnaround. What he found was many of the same principals to build a high-performing Teams…

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Razzle Dazzle – Broadway for Teens!

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
CCHS Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$135

Whether you’re a Mean Girls fan, or it’s Hamilton-head, this is your window to the world of Musical Theater. Geared specifically towards teens, this course is led by a professional Musical Theater actor who will regale the class with stories from the stage. We’ll explore a new musical every week, highlighting important theatrical numbers and scenes. Students will "Take the Stage” by making their own Top 10 List, discussing popular themes, and drafting an idea for their very own musical.…

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Filmmaking 101

January 30 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
CCHS Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$209

For students ages 10-14. Flex your creative muscles in the comfort of your own home! Learn skills in scriptwriting, character development, improvisation, and camera operation as you make your own short film! Equipment needed: Video camera or smartphone and basic editing software such as iMovie.

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3D Design and Printing

January 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CCHS Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$239

For students in grades 6-9. Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program that combines 3D modeling with block-based coding. You will learn basic computer-aided design (CAD) principles while learning the foundations of coding. While you build on the introductory concepts and practice computational thinking skills, you have fun creating unique, personalized, three-dimensional designs. This class can also accommodate students with prior coding experience. Each student gets one 3D print over the 10 hour course. The…

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February 2021

The Latest Long-Term Care Strategies

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The high cost of long-term care can wipe out a family’s life savings in a short period of time. Unfortunately, many families are faced with this situation, finding themselves at the mercy of an under-funded government Medicaid system with limited choices. Recent legislative changes have created many questions surrounding planning techniques: How can I protect my home? What is the penalty for giving assets away? Are my assets protected if I put them in a trust? When is long-term care…

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Perfect Pairings: Wine and Artisanal Caramels

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Wine and fine caramels are both delicious, but when properly paired, they become something truly extraordinary. Join us for a relaxing evening of sweet indulgence as we sip wines specially chosen to accompany the flavors of artisanal caramels. Together, we will appreciate why Pinot Noir complements deep chocolate caramel while a sweeter Moscato pairs ideally with ginger fusion caramel. And more! The class will be co-led by a professional wine reviewer and a caramel confectioner. A selection of caramel and wine samples will be available…

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Knitted Heart KAL

February 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Show your love with a handmade valentine. Join this online knit-a-long and complete a knitted heart with this quick Valentine’s Day project. Use for decoration, attach to a gift, or make a set of heart coasters. Finished size approx 5"w x 4"h. Bring US size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn in your choice of color & fiber. Prior knitting experience required, although instructor will provide extra support for beginner students interested in developing these new skills.

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Cookin’ Up Your Own Mardi Gras Celebration!

February 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Experience the tastes of the Big Easy, just in time for Mardi Gras! Take a culinary trip to New Orleans in the comfort of your own home. Inspired by the popular New Orleans sandwich, we’ll start with muffaletta deviled eggs. Then learn how to make your own chicken and sausage jambalaya. Finally your Mardi Gras celebration isn’t complete without a king cake! You will receive recipes, ingredient and kitchen equipment list a few days before class. Ingredients are available at…

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Make & Bake Brunch

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

If breakfast & lunch are your favorite meals of the day, then come try foods to share with friends and family for Brunch! Recipes include cinnamon French toast roll-ups, blueberry muffins, and Croque Madame. At the end of this online class, you’ll have a small feast to share, new skills, and a recipe booklet.

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Demystifying Social Security

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Deciding how and when to claim Social Security is one of the most critical financial decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime. By not understanding the many complex rules surrounding Social Security, you could leave thousands of dollars on the table. When should I file for benefits? What are the advantages and disadvantages of filing at age 62 or deferring to age 70? How does the November 2015 change in the rules affect me? How can I make sure…

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Step-by-Step Guide To Getting Your Paint Colors Right – The First Time

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

How do you choose your paint colors? Ask a friend what that color is you like in their house? Pick a color from a website photo or magazine? Ask your painter which colors they like best? Go to the paint store and choose a color chip you like? All of these methods get used every day with little assurance of success. It’s a bit like throwing a dart at a bullseye while blindfolded - you *might* hit it, but chances…

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Scottish Whisky Regions: A Virtual Tasting Tour

February 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on February 16, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Amazing whisky is produced throughout Scotland, but different regions have their own distinctive style, flavor, and character. Join us for a fun, relaxing evening as we tour the major whisky producing regions of Scotland. Together we will experience the nuances that differentiate Highland and Lowland scotch. We will consider why the Speyside region lies within the Highlands but has its own designation. We will sample the complex, lightly peated scotch distilled in Campbeltown and compare it to the bold, heavily…

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Fun with Reptiles!

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

What makes reptiles the best pets ever??!! Well, on the practical side, they don’t cost much to buy or keep. You don’t need to walk them, board them or worry about expensive vet bills. But those of us who are passionate herpers just find them fascinating. Come meet my menagerie: Mango, the blue tongue skink, Poppy, the spiny tail lizard, Miss Piggy, the western hognose snake and Pretty Boy, the corn snake. I’ll tell you a little about them while…

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The Healing Power of Qigong

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The Chinese health-building practice of qigong has an unbroken history spanning thousands of years. In today’s presentation you will learn exactly what it is, its many styles and variations, and how it can improve every aspect of your being. By regulating your body, breath, and mind, you gain the ability to harness your qi (life energy) in specific ways, providing benefits ranging from reduced stress, more energy, healing, and well-being, through healthy longevity and spiritual cultivation. For a preview, please…

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International Admissions: Exploring World-Class Degree Opportunities Outside the U.S

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

This presentation explores the advantages of doing a degree outside the U.S., with an emphasis on elite undergraduate degree programs. Our focus: evaluating great programs (ranging from business to fine arts, STEM to humanities, etc.), taught in English, at leading schools in 10 countries. The potential benefits include: a great education, sterling credentials, and an international experience—all at much lower cost than in the U.S. (In addition, the application process is straightforward and entry prospects much better than in the…

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Locking Down for the Fun of It!

February 16 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
CCHS Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map
$125

Looking to connect hands-on learning to big ideas? Students will access foundational design learning by creating their own Escape Room style lock codes. Escape room design is a fundamentally social process which taps design principles such as deduction, induction, design space, feedback loops, and more. Students will focus on practice as they explore examples and design their own lock code from start to finish. The course will require purchase of a programmable lock after the first session ($10 to $15)…

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My Aching Bones and Joints: When You Should Be Worried

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Many, if not most individuals experience what they believe to be joint pain that often intensifies with age. We will explore ways to define joint pain from other types of pain (pain from structures near joints, nerve pain and muscle pain), and will briefly introduce different types of disorders that may cause this pain. Kathy will also provide some insight about common disorders that may cause this pain and when it is important to seek medical attention. PLEASE NOTE: NO…

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Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Designed to help clients and prospective clients learn how to handle their 401(k), pension or other employer-sponsored retirement plan when they leave a job.

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College Transition for Students with Learning Differences

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Open Door Education and Eric Endlich, Ph.D. and founder of Top College Consultants, are pleased to offer this presentation and conversation about supporting students with learning differences as they navigate the college admissions process. Most high school graduates with learning differences enroll in college; unfortunately, less than half of them complete their degrees. In this seminar, you'll learn about the range of services and supports available to help these students thrive and succeed in college.

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A Winter Afternoon Haiku Walk

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Haiku, the most popular form of poetry in the world, can help to connect us more deeply to the natural world. What a great reason to get outside! Join us for this introduction to haiku and inspirational walk. We’ll walk around Gowing’s Swamp, a Concord Land Conservation Trust property, gathering observations and insights, and then try our hand at writing some haiku. The entire class will take place outside and we will be observing social distancing. Please wear a mask.…

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March 2021

Kitchen Remodel Workshop

March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Have an idea for a kitchen remodel but need some insight? Local architect Nancy Dickinson will help you workshop your ideas in this one-hour session. She’ll review your plans ahead of time, then help figure out next steps. Lighting, cabinet types, counter top materials, Nancy will share her ideas from her years of experience designing kitchens. See her website at DickinsonArc.com.

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Managing Anxiety

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join Mara for a discussion about what anxiety is, different categories of anxiety, and strategies for managing anxiety more effectively. Understanding what anxiety looks like in others enables us to more effectively cope with episodes, when they occur, and take good, loving care of ourselves.

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Natural Deathcare: Caring for the Body, Caring for the Earth

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Explore natural and sustainable approaches to post-death care, funerals, and body disposition. As we've come to realize the importance of environmental impact in every area of our lives, we also should consider that what we do with our body after death also impacts the earth. Get an overview of the issues and alternatives of after-death care as well as options that can benefit our environment, communities, and families. Learn about your legal rights to family-directed and home-based natural death care,…

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The SAT, the ACT, and YOU: Smart College Testing Advice For Parents and Students

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The testing landscape is changing quickly. From cancelled tests to test-optional policies, this class will identify and unpack the major issues relating to testing so that families can make smart, effective plans for their students. Attendees will gain an understanding of the differences between the SAT and ACT, and how to decide which test to take, when to take it, and how to prepare.

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The Johari Window model for improving self-awareness and mutual understanding between individuals

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

The Johari Window is a useful tool for increasing both self-awareness and the ability to build mutual understanding, respect and effective communication. It also supports team development and group dynamics. In this workshop, we will learn about the model, practice applying it to scenarios and leave with ideas on how to use it in the teams and groups to which we belong.

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Public Art: Appreciating Its Many Varieties and Purposes

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Sculpture and other forms of public art have been making the headlines a lot lately. Monuments have been toppled, contemporary sculptures replacing them; art appears on billboards and city streets, “popping up” in squares, projected onto buildings, as sky-writing, and even as “virtual” images on phones. Whatever you think about such personal expressions, one thing is clear: public art fills an important role in our society. We’ll take a wide-ranging look at its many forms and themes: monumental, political, environmental,…

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Make & Bake Calzones

March 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Explore the endless possibilities of making calzones, a baked Italian turnover, fresh from your own oven! In this hands-on online class, Adrienne will go over the dough and filler options while you prepare a calzone to bake. You will be able to personalize your calzone with different filling options. Calzones make a great appetizer, main course, and freeze well. You will receive an ingredients list ahead of time to purchase, along with a list of basic kitchen tools to have…

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Science and Religion

March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

We will examine different ways that people today think about science and religion. We will survey recent arguments and controversies between scientists and religious believers in the modern world, investigating sources of conflict, issues that have caused tension, and different possibilities for reconciliation between the two groups. We also examine ways of talking about science, religion and technology that go beyond the “conflict” model (science versus religion), looking instead at how these different parts of culture shape and influence one…

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Understanding the Cost of College

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join Travis and Nick Ducoff for a conversation about paying for college and the true cost of higher education in the United States today. As the founder and CEO of Edmit, a Boston-based company that helps guide students and their families through the entire college process with more aid and less debt, Nick will help families understand the important decisions, strategies, and questions that should guide their college search. Attendees will benefit from a new perspective on how to discover…

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What happens after the paychecks stop? A Retirement Income Primer

March 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Long-term investing is like a journey. Whether you're traveling or investing, you want to prepare for the trip and avoid wasting time and money along the way. We'll examine: The economy, interest rates and our outlook, current market trends, ways to prepare for volatility, and opportunities in today's market.

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Estate Planning: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Are Afraid To Ask

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Many people put off estate planning for fear of the time involved, the cost, and being sold documents they don’t need. In this workshop, you will learn the basics of estate planning so you can set your goals, know the documents you need, and prepare the questions you need to ask. We will cover how to: avoid probate, protect minor children, minimize taxes, plan for children with special needs, among other issues. We will review the purpose of wills, trusts,…

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England, Belgium, and Italy

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Come travel with Nancy and Dave as they move through England by ways of Yorkshire, Cornwall and London followed by a ride on the Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel to Bruges, Belgium. The last part of their trip took them to Italy exploring Torino, Acosta with a trip to Mont Blanc on cable cars, and ending in Venice.

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Meeting our Energy Transitions

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

How well do our energy models answer our questions -- do they provide frameworks to analyze our energy /climate challenges? What price, how much supply:demand imbalance, and where should we invest? Over the past fifty years our energy models have evolved and become more sophisticated, however the questions remains, how well have they predicted prices and been able to map out our changing energy landscape? In this slide discussion John will briefly describe the historical evolution of the energy economy…

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Stress Management & Resiliency: How to Tackle Our Stress to find Focus & Joy

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

From every level, 2020 has asked us to sit in the unknown, wreaking havoc on our stress levels, leaving us unfocused, anxious, and unhappy. For many, the medical and social-emotional consequences are too serious for inaction, making it imperative we learn new self-care solutions used at the nation’s leading hospitals and wellness centers. Learn what science is uncovering about the role of stress in our physical health, as well as the related tools & techniques seen as most effective in…

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Driving Your Life Away: Learning to drive mindfully and arrive safe & refreshed

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Traffic, aggressive drivers and the pace we live, combine to make driving stressful. If you find yourself saying, “come on already, MOVE!” under your breath, you may be ready to reevaluate. Our time in the car doesn’t have to be ‘wasting our lives away’, but a time to live in the moment and arrive safe and relaxed at our destination. You can choose to drive happy and better.

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April 2021

What is emotional intelligence, why is it so important, and how do we develop it?

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

Nothing will help your success in life and work quite like being in charge of your Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions and reactions, as well as being able to interact skillfully with others. In this talk we will explore the four facets of emotional intelligence, why they are so important, and how they can be developed for greater efficacy in your life.

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The Baha’i Faith: A global Community with a Unifying Vision

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

Concord has a history of leadership in human rights, the environment, education, and most recently, in raising the cultural and religious awareness and sensitivity in our community. Building on our strengths, there is an increased level of interest, curiosity, and respect for the rich diversity emerging in our town, which includes the Baha’i community. Who are the Baha’is? What are the Baha’i teachings? How are they contributing to building a better world? Please join us to explore the answers to…

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Virtual Visit with the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

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

Join an ICA educator to learn about the ICA’s nearly 85-year history in Boston, including its ongoing commitment to a wide range of contemporary visual and performing arts, the opening of its visionary Diller Scofidio + Renfro building on Boston’s waterfront in 2006, and the introduction of a satellite location in East Boston – The ICA Watershed – in 2018. You’ll also be introduced to highlights from the ICA’s small but growing collection of contemporary visual art, including work by…

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