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January 2021

Tea: Its Many Varieties, How It Changed the World, and How to Brew the Perfect Cup

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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“Tea's proper use is to amuse the idle, relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise,” declared the 19th-century English writer Samuel Johnson. Join us for a slideshow on the fascinating history of this world’s most-popular beverage--from China, Tibet, and India, to England, Russia, and the U.S. Along the way, we’ll also discuss the many types of tea, tips and hints for brewing it, its health benefits—and how tea influenced human societies: cultural mores…

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Moonlit Snow: An Introduction to Haiku

January 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Join award-winning haiku poet Brad Bennett for a Zoom introduction to haiku, the most popular form of poetry in the world. Following an introduction to haiku, a short history, and a discussion of the major elements of the form, we’ll try our hand at writing a few using a prompt. Everybody is welcome to join us!

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Film Screening of JFK: The Last Speech

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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On the eve of the 2021 presidential inaugural, the Museum is partnering with Mass Humanities on a virtual screening of a new film JFK: The Last Speech, which explores the dramatic relationship between two American icons—John F. Kennedy and Robert Frost.  The documentary chronicles how JFK’s last speech in his home state of Massachusetts at the dedication of the Robert Frost Library at Amherst College on October 26, 1963 inspired a group of Amherst College classmates to lives of service.  Immediately following the film, Concord Museum Director…

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PSAT results are back. Now what?!

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The PSAT provides students with an introduction to college admissions testing. Now that you've received the scores, it's time to formulate a plan. In this seminar-style class, families will learn how to interpret PSAT results, how to decide which test to take, and how to build a smart and effective testing calendar that maximizes student success. Families may bring their PSAT reports with them, but this is not essential.

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Breaking the Sugar Cravings

January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Does that morning Danish leave you craving another treat two hours later? Do you grab a candy bar to cope with your afternoon slump, and then reach for a cola or coffee to get out of your post-slump slump? If you’ve found that munching sugary snacks just makes you crave more sugary snacks, you’re not alone. Learn how to kick the sugar habit without giving up sweets—a total transformation that can lead to feeling better and wanting to make a…

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Energy Medicine: Self-Care for the New Year

January 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Want to feel more vital, grounded, and centered no matter the swirl of activities and stressors in your life? Are you looking to boost your stamina and enhance your sense of wellbeing and joy? Experience a “daily energy routine” that can take as little as five minutes but keeps your body and psyche humming. You will learn the WHY and HOW of eight fun, easy-to-do but powerful techniques to galvanize your personal energy. You will be emailed a handout of the energy exercises ahead…

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New Strategies for Success in a Changing School Environment

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The one thing we know about the upcoming school year, is that students will be challenged by the unexpected. They are offered hybrid and remote learning, and educators are planning more project-based and “asynchronous” learning. This one hour intensive will guide students through finding and applying tools that match their learning style – helping them stay on track, whether in school, at home, or in a new campus environment. Topics will include planning, self advocacy, brain health, effective note-taking, and…

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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
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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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Owls (@ Home)

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$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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SAT Practice Test

January 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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This full-length practice test is being offered in order to afford students the opportunity to sit for a low-stakes test in a simulated environment. In addition to the valuable practice, students will receive score reports that will help them to make a well-informed decision as to whether the SAT or the ACT is a better fit for them. *You must be at least 15 years old and a sophomore to take the practice test. Please note that this test is…

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Telling Your Story: Mini-memoir workshop

January 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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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NCL Middlesex Virtual Info Meeting

January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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Liberia: A visit with the Gbarnga Mission

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
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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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Virtual Family Concert – Rockabye Beats

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on February 24, 2021 at 10:00 am

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

One event on April 28, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on May 26, 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on June 30, 2021 at 10:00 am

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Rockabye Beats is a fun, family group whose music is reminiscent of founder’s Marcos Valles’s Puerto Rico. Join us the last Wednesday of each month at 10 am. Register below and we'll share the Zoom link.   Enjoy an interactive 30 minute concert that includes movement, dancing, counting, singing, a little bit of Spanish vocabulary. We'll also have an instrument show and tell with drums, guitar, rhythm instruments, and xylophone. Register here.

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Home Alone

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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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
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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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Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Presented virtually on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM (on zoom).  This free program is hosted and underwritten by the Discovery Museum and moderated by Tiziana Dearing, Host of WBUR's Radio Boston. Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, president emerita of Spelman College, is a clinical psychologist widely known for both her expertise on race relations and as a thought leader in higher education. Her thirteen years as the president of Spelman College (2002-2015) were marked by innovation and…

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Dial-a-Mystery: Dinner Theater

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event. Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library "Who Killed Charles Chowder?" is set on the opening night of Miranda, chef Charles Chowder's new restaurant in a rural Maine hotel. His friends, family, and staff have gathered to launch his newest venture, but before the first courses can be served, Charles is found…

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Among Us, Ages 10-14

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 15, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on January 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm

One event on February 5, 2021 at 4:00 pm

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Join friends, impostors, and the like over Zoom, and play the very popular, freely downloadable game Among Us. Ages 10-14. Register to receive the Zoom link (the same link will work weekly).

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Author Talk: Julie Carrick Dalton, author of Waiting for the Night Song

January 29 @ 7:00 pm
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Julie Carrick Dalton’s debut novel WAITING FOR THE NIGHT SONG has been named to Most Anticipated 2021 lists by several platforms including Buzzfeed and Medium. Her second novel, THE LAST BEEKEEPER, is due for release in 2022. As a journalist, Julie has published more than a thousand articles in publications including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Electric Literature, and The Chicago Review of Books. A Tin House alum, 2021 Bread Loaf Environmental Writer’s Conference Fellow, and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator,…

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Art and Birding Workshop

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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$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

The Latest Long-Term Care Strategies

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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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Love Birds (@ Home)

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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$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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Make & Bake Brunch

February 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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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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Painting the Northern Lights

February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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$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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Demystifying Social Security

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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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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
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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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Concord Museum’s 8th Annual Sally Lanagan Lecture

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Our 8th annual Sally Lanagan Lecture will feature gifted storyteller and bestselling historian H. W. Brands speaking on his new book, The Zealot and the Emancipator, recounting the epic struggle over slavery as embodied by John Brown and Abraham Lincoln—two men moved to radically different acts to confront our nation’s gravest sin. Please note that this forum is virtual. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives. This program is supported by the Sally Lanagan Fund. Purchase tickets here.

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The Healing Power of Qigong

February 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Keeping Kids Safer Online by Center for Parents & Teachers

February 10 @ 7:30 pm
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Recent research has uncovered the use of gaming and social media sites by sexual predators to gain access to children. These predators are sophisticated in the ways they communicate with children, build trust, and then shift to requests, shame and threats. In this webinar, parents will learn practical tips they can implement right now and ways to discuss these concerns with their children. The focus will be on ways to promoting ongoing communication with your child about their online activity…

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

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Virtual Visit with President Lincoln

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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President Lincoln is beaming in to answer your questions! The Museum is pleased to bring its popular Presidents’ Day program A Visit with President Lincoln to the virtual stage.  Kids from across Massachusetts can send in their questions to President Lincoln to learn about his life, presidency, and legacy. Record a video of your question for President Lincoln before Wednesday, February 10, and send it to cm1@concordmuseum.org.  You may be featured in the program! Please note that this is a virtual program.  Register…

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My Aching Bones and Joints: When You Should Be Worried

February 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Kids Cook!

February 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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One event on March 30, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on April 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 25, 2021 at 5:00 pm

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Wellness coach Julie Manning will lead kids in a microwave cooking class and teach you to make a delicious recipe! 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! Register here.

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Leave It, Move It, Roll It, Take It

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Let’s Talk with School Resource Officers Keith Campbell and Tyler Russell by Center for Parents & Teachers

February 24 @ 7:30 pm
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As Acton-Boxborough Regional School District School Resource Officers, Keith and Tyler bring years of experience and a wealth of practical advice for parents to this conversation. We'll be talking about the 5 Rs of internet safety as well as healthy relationships, pornography and sexting, bullying and cyberbullying, and violence and racism. Our goal is to offer parents some insight into what internet issues Keith and Tyler address with their students, and how parents can guide and talk with their kids…

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Dial-a-Mystery: Dinner Theater

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Make dinner, and join us for an evening of murder, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event. Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library "A Mugful of Murder" is set on the eve of a run-off election for Somerville's next mayor on a cold night in 1921. Michael Martini, the Democratic candidate, has gathered his friends, supporters, and perhaps a few enemies for a fundraising party when a blizzard…

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College Transition for Students with Learning Differences

February 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Dial-a-Mystery for Kids (Ages 8-14)

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join us for an evening of theft, mystery, and detection. Register to receive the Zoom link and further instruction. Registration closes two days before the event. Sponsored by the Friends of Concord Free Public Library "While We Were Sleeping." When spring comes to the Middlesex Fells and the animal community comes out of hibernation, they find that someone has stolen Mr. Badger's store of acorns right out of his cellar. The animals of the Fells know who to call: Patrice the Parrot has lived…

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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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