Current Local Events & Programs

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The new documentary, Generation Zapped, will be available on DVD on July 10th! In less than a generation, cell phones and the Internet have revolutionized virtually every aspect of our lives, transforming how we work, socialize and communicate. But what are the health consequences of this invisible convenience? Generation Zapped investigates the dangers of daily exposure to wireless technologies – including the devastating effects on our health from infertility to cancer – and suggests ways to reduce overexposure. On July 10th, Generation Zapped will also be available on these digital platforms: iTunes, Amazon, GP, Vimeo, Vudu, FandangoNow, Xbox, Steam.

Family Town Fair. Saturday, August 25, 2018  •  10am to 4pm at the Nashoba Brooks School in Concord. If you are interested in being a vendor, register here.

IMSCC Fall Music Lesson enrollment begins June 20! Summer Music Lessons and Classes, Ensembles and Workshops are enrolling now. For more information, please click here

LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Program at Concord Recreation. Kids are already naturally gifted creators. Then they get added inspiration from our specially trained instructors in our LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Program. They dive into our massive collections of LEGO® parts. And while they build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful, the impact long-lasting.mWe are excited to be offering our LEGO-Inspired STEM Summer Program at Concord Recreation:
August 27th - August 31st
• Mine, Craft, Build: Adventure Game with LEGO® Materials (Ages 5 - 6)
• Mine, Craft, Build Survival Game with LEGO® Materials (Ages 7 - 12)
To learn more about what to expect at camp, click here.  Register through the Concord Rec's online system (search keyword "LEGO"). Contact Mary Kate Boyd with any questions:

The Lumos Young Speakers Program is running a public speaking and debate program for students grade 4-6. This program will take place in July and will run 9am-4pm, Monday to Friday (1-week) in Lexington, MA.  Your child will love Lumos's friendly instructors and fun activities as they learn about: Speaking Confidence, Impromptu Speaking, Debate Basics, Argumentation and Reasoning.
Right now you can use the code COMMUNITY to get $125 off. Email or call 617-901-4564 with any questions. To register, click here.

Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, at 399 Lexington Road in Concord, offers week-long summer programs for ages 8 - 12, in theater (Apple Slump Players, Monday through Friday, July 30 to August 3) and creative writing (Write Stuff!, Monday through Friday, August 6 - 10 ). "A Morning with the Alcotts," a two-hour living history program, which includes a tour, games, crafts, and other activities, for ages 7 and up, is available on July 26, August 15, and August 21. Registration for all programs is available on our website at

Chess, chess, and more chess:  Does your child love to play chess and is looking for a chance to play with other kids with a similar desire, and also advance to the next level?  If so, please join us for either our summer camp Aug 13-17 or our weekend sessions in the fall starting in mid-September. Each day is a combination of open play and instruction by our Chess Master, Vadim Martirosov.  For more information, please visit, or contact Matt Kamon (former Alcott parent) at

Summer Programs at Concord Carlisle Community Ed! Making summer camp plans? Check out these offerings from Concord Carlisle Community Ed: Wicked Cool Vet School, Minecraft Mania, Rocket Science, Gadgets & Contraptions, & Deep Blue Sea. And for chess buffs, there’s a weeklong Chess Club in August! For information and to register, go to or call 978-318-1432. 

IMSCC’s Summer Music Classes, Ensembles and Workshops. IMSCC has lots of music classes to choose from this summer! New this year: students can learn song-writing with Chris McDermott, study music theory with Dr. Ryan Noe, explore sound-painting or improvisation, learn to make bassoon reeds or customize your sax or clarinet reeds…or join an ensemble: Summer Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, and Trumpet Workshop are all back this year! And there’s more – click here to download a complete listing of summer music programs, or browse courses onlineSummer private music lessons are also enrolling now! Please click here to request lessons. For more information about IMSCC, visit our website. Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at, 978-341-2490 ext. 7653.

Concord Conservatory of Music presents Summer Saxophone and Woodwind Ensemble for students entering grades 6–9. Groups of no more than five students will form ensembles according to their skill levels and play jazz, rock, pop, and classical music. Saxophone, clarinet, flute, and other woodwind players welcome. Placement is determined by ability: Group I,10:30 am-12:00 pm and Group II, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm (meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for two monthly summer sessions). For details, please visit or call (978) 369-0010. CCM is the area’s nonprofit community music school located at 1317 Main Street. Financial assistance is available.

Registration is now open for Middlesex School Summer Arts ("MSSA").  MSSA is a multi-arts day program for campers entering grades 1-11. Campers (grades 4 and up) are able to choose their schedule based upon their interests.  We offer classes in visual arts (painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, print making), dance (modern, jazz, hip hop, Broadway dance), media (photography, playwriting, creative writing, yearbook, stop motion, video production), music (jazz/rock band, piano, guitar, drumming), technical theatre (costume design, sound/lighting, props, stage management), theatre (a capella, comedy club, fractured fairytales) and recreation (swimming, games) to name a few.  Additionally, we offer many full-length performance opportunities for interested campers. This year the 4-5th grade five week show is A Year with Frog and Toad.  The musical for the 6-8th grade 5-week campers is James and the Giant Peach.  The non-musical for the 9-11th grade 5 -week campers is Peter and the Starcatchers.  The musical for 3-week campers, grades 4-11, is Willie Wonka, Jr.  and the musical for 5 week high school campers is The Addams Family. Please visit our website for more information and registration.

Concord Conservatory of Music presents Summer Guitar Workshops for kids and adults. Students will delve into technique and theory through blues, jazz, pop, and folk music during the CCM Guitar Workshop (ages 8 -11, July 16-20). Also offered is All Together Now, Kids (for grades 6 – 9, July 16-20) as well as the adult workshop (Tuesday evenings in July starting July 10th). For details visit, email, or call (978) 369-0010. The Concord Conservatory of Music is the area’s nonprofit community music school, located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church. Financial assistance is available.

Concord Conservatory of Music presents Beginning Harmony Singing for Acoustic Musicians. Join us this summer for the Beginning Harmony Singing for Acoustic Musicians class on seven Thursdays during the summer. From 7 -8:00 pm you’ll be harmonizing by ear on any song. Learn how to determine harmonies and to teach yourself to sing harmonies using your instrument as a guide. Have fun with singing folk, country, and bluegrass vocal tunes. There are no prerequisite songs, and you don't need to be able to read music or play lead (open to acoustic instruments, all levels - both rhythm and lead players). Check for details. As a non-profit school, Concord Community of Music serves Concord and the surrounding 15 communities. CCM is an energetic community of people who are deepening their involvement in music education. Each year, CCM opens its doors to more than 400 students, offering programming for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Did you know that Concord Recreation offers a variety of adult group exercise classes during the school day? For more than 25 years, Concord Recreation has been host to over 30 group exercise programs a season serving more than 800 participants a year!  Classes run early in the morning, during “parent hours” and in the evening assuring that you can always get  your exercise in.  Most classes run for 10-12 weeks meeting one time per week for one hour.  Facilities are located at the Hunt Recreation Center and at our new facility in West Concord, 55 Church Street and at times, at the Beede Swim and Fitness Center.  Drop ins welcome for $15 per class, otherwise, prices vary based on Beede Center membership and number of weeks/class. To see the upcoming SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE, click here. Interested in registering, have questions or want to try a class? Please call 978-287-1050.

Patriot Basketball Summer Camps, run by CCHS Varsity basketball coaches David Cohen and Aaron Joncas, is excited for its 10th year! New this year - Two weeks of camp for girls entering Grades 4-9, run by CCHS Varsity Head Coach Kim Magee AND two weeks of Junior Patriots camp for boys entering Grades 1-3, both at Nashoba Brooks School. Our Summer League returns this year on Thursday nights at CCHS. Players get a weekly full court game in their age bracket run by our CCHS Varsity coaches - a fun way to improve and compete! Visit today to register
- Summer Camps
Boys Entering Grades 4-9 in Fall 2018:
June 26 - 29 at CCHS
July 23 - 27 at CCHS
August 6 - 10 at CCHS
oys Entering Grades 1-3 in Fall 2018:
June 26 - 29 at Nashoba Brooks School
July 23 - 27 at Nashoba Brooks School
- Girls Entering Grades 4-9 in Fall 2018:
June 26 - 29 at Nashoba Brooks School
July 23 - 27 at Nashoba Brooks School
- Summer League
Games on Thursday nights June 14th - July 26th (OFF July 5th)
Boys at 6:00 p.m. 
Girls at 7:00 p.m.

The Concord Promise - An exciting initiative has started in Concord called the Concord Promise ( It is modeled after the national Wait Until 8th campaign which encourages parents to delay giving smartphones to children until at least 8th grade. Due to recent information that is being published on the negative impact that smartphones have on developing brains we are hoping, as a town and as a school, we can begin to make a change. The Promise’s objective is to reduce, if not eliminate, the social pressure to have a smartphone. Our goal is to make smartphone use by our kids the exception, not the rule. The Concord Promise is also a community-base support platform that provides resources to educate parents and kids on the risks and responsibilities of smartphone use. Down the road, we hope to use the Concord Promise for more community conversations and forums to discuss the challenges of raising kids during the digital age. To learn more about the Concord Promise, and to join, please visit