Current Local Events & Programs

Check out event juggler.com - the event calendar for the Concord & Carlisle community! 

Donate items to the Concord PTGs! Drop off items in the white collection boxes outside of each Concord Public School. Click to View/Print PDF Flyer.

Concord Conservatory of Music will offer private lesson instruction throughout the summer. Get ready to hone your skills and conquer a new piece on your instrument. Your child will truly appreciate starting lessons in the summer without the stress from schoolwork and busy schedules. Consider private lessons for the clarinet, cello, flute, guitar, mandolin, oboe, piano, saxophone, violin, and for voice instruction. New students: visit CCM’s website www.ConcordConservatory.org and submit a Student Interest Form, or call (978) 369-0010 so that we can learn more about your needs. Financial assistance is available. CCM is located at the West Concord Union Church at 1317 Main Street in Concord. (5/16)

NEW - Milldam Nursery School Ducky Race and Fair, Saturday, June 8th, 3:00-5:00pm at Nashawtuc Road Bridge. A family friendly event featuring a kid DJ, juggler, petting zoo, pony rides, balloon twister, games and prizes. Celebrate Milldam's 50th anniversary! Presented by McWalter Volunteer, the ducky race starts at 4:30pm, and a $1000 cash prize, sponsored by the Butler Wheeler real estate team, will be awarded to the lucky duck. Several additional winners will receive amazing prizes generously donated by local businesses. Join us for an afternoon is great fun! Free admission and open to the public. Ducky raffle tickets $10, sold at Fritz & Gigi, Juju, Concord Outfitters and Firefly, or at the event. Click here Print/View Flyer. (5/29)

NEW - FREE Outdoor Jazz Festival in Downtown Concord Saturday, June 8 | 1-6:30PM | Parking lot behind Middlesex Bank: The third annual free, outdoor Concord jazz fest is coming up. Bring your friends and family and enjoy it. We will have a mix of amazing jazz, food, drinks and local artisans at this year’s festival. Listen to several jazz greats like world-renowned Wayne Bergeron (featured in the movie The Incredibles II) while you enjoy local beer and food.  Music will include a mix of 20 Piece Big Bands, Latin Jazz, Jump Blues and Smaller Ensembles. We will feature both professionals and students. Visit the website to get the program details and information on two bonus events: Jazz Night out and Jazz Master Class with Wayne Bergeron. (5/29)

NEW - CLIMATE-FRIENDLY HOME HEATING & COOLING WITH HEAT PUMPS Community Session 6/8:  Learn about cold climate air-source heat pumps, geothermal systems and heat pump water heaters. SAT, June 8th at 1:30 - Presentation and Q & A Concord Carlisle High School Learning Commons (2nd floor) 500 Walden St. Click Here to Print/View Flyer for more information. (5/25)

NEW - Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the 11th Annual Adrian Martinez Classic  on Thursday, June 13 at Emerson Field in Concord. Run the 1-mile race in your age category, try the first-timer’s mile, gather a team for the friends & family 4 x 400 relay, or just cheer on the other racers. Community races start at 4:15 and elite races featuring several Olympic medalists and national record-holders  start at 6:30. All funds raised benefit the Adrian Martinez Scholarship Fund, which supports the college aspirations of CCHS students, and the CCHS Track & Field/Cross Country Program. Register at http://www.martinezclassic.com/services

NEW - The Concord Free Public Library will kick off the Summer Reading Program with a Star Wars Celebration on June 15th at 2-3pm. This year's summer reading theme is The Universe of Stories highlighting space exploration.  The library is excited to host the Aldeaan Base costumed characters who will greet the children and take photos. The characters will be there to promote Literacy and Reading while keeping the attendees fascinated with their movie quality costumes from the greatest Movie Saga ever told. Join the Star Wars fun and dress up as your favorite  character. Snack on pretzel rod light sabers and sip VaderADE. Rain Location will be inside the Children's Room.For more information: concordlibary.org. (5/29)

NEW - Musical Opportunities with IMSCC this Summer and Fall: IMSCC's Fall Music Lesson Registration opens on June 19. Lessons start in September and are given after school and evenings at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus. Summer Music Lesson registration is underway. Summer lesson schedules are flexible – choose any or all of the nine lesson dates June 25 through August 20. More detailed information HERENew students may enroll online HERE by filling out a lesson inquiry form. Fall session inquiries will be accepted starting on June 19 at 9 AM. Returning students will receive an email with instructions on how to re-enroll for the fall. Information about IMSCC can be found at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/instrumental-music-school. If you prefer not to enroll online, you can download a registration form at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/register. Summer enrollment forms are available now, Fall forms available starting June 19. Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, 978-318-1400 ext. 7653. (5/29)

NEW - IMSCC Summer Music Classes, Ensembles and Workshops: IMSCC has lots of music classes to choose from this summer! New this year: Small Ensembles! Join with friends to play music together under the guidance of IMSCC faculty members, or let us place you in a group that fits your level of playing experience. Other opportunities this Summer: Summer Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, Trumpet Workshop, Guitar and Ukulele classes, Rock Band and more – for a complete listing visit https://ccace.asapconnected.com/?org=4701#CourseGroupID=30179 and scroll through the listings. Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, or phone 978-318-1400 ext. 7653. (5/29)

NEW - Concord Conservatory of Music Accepting Fall Registration—Music education for students of all ages and abilities. You and your children can enjoy first-rate instruction in the lively CCM community–whether you are seasoned musicians or have never played a note. Located in West Concord, CCM offers private lessons for bass, banjo, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, mandolin, oboe, piano, saxophone, trumpet, viola, and violin, as well as percussion and voice instruction. Registering for lessons at CCM guarantees membership into a supportive community led by expert faculty. They’ll develop your musicianship through workshops, master classes, and performance opportunities - all included in your private lesson tuition. Visit ConcordConservatory.org. Submit a Student Interest Form or call (978) 369-0010. Financial assistance is available. (5/29)

NEW - The Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is recruiting children between the ages of 8 and 12 years to participate in research studies funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Health. Study 1. This is a longitudinal study that follows children over a period of 3 consecutive years. Our goal is to improve understanding of learning in children. The study consists of 1 in-person visit (about 2.5 hours) per year for 3 years (weekdays/weekends). During this visit, children play several games on the computer and complete several language/memory tasks. The lab visit includes safe and noninvasive EEG recording. The day after the visit, kids complete a quick follow-up task from a home/library computer. More information can be found at: https://clinicaltrials.partners.org/study/feedback_learning. Study 2. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the learning patterns of children with typical and atypical language development. The study will involve 2 visits to the lab at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. During this visit, children play several games on the computer and complete several language/memory tasks. The lab visit includes safe and noninvasive EEG recording.  A visit will last about 3 hours. A week after the second lab visit your child will be asked to complete follow up tasks on a home computer or a mobile device. We are looking for children who were late to develop language, and who still receive services for language or learning difficulties. More information can be found at: https://rally.partners.org/study/does_your_child_stru? Payment is $60 for each in-person visit to the lab. We provide free all-day parking at the Navy Yard. Please email us at cnglead@mghihp.edu or call us at (617) 643-4821 if you are interested or if you have any questions. (5/29)

CYT is offering Summer Theater workshop opportunities for young people ages 4 through grade 8. For more information, visit CYT online at www.concordyouththeatre.org, or call (978) 371-1482. Click to Print/View Flyer. (4/29)

Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the 11th Annual Adrian Martinez Classic  on Thursday, June 13 at Emerson Field in Concord. Run the 1-mile race in your age category, try the first-timer’s mile, gather a team for the friends & family 4 x 400 relay, or just cheer on the other racers. Community races start at 4:15 and elite races featuring several Olympic medalists and national record-holders  start at 6:30. All funds raised benefit the Adrian Martinez Scholarship Fund, which supports the college aspirations of CCHS students, and the CCHS Track & Field/Cross Country Program. Register at http://www.martinezclassic.com/services. (5/16)

Beede Swim Programs: The Beede Center is committed to teaching kids and adults of all ages to learn to swim and how to be safe in, on, and around the water! We have programs for beginners, triathletes, and everyone in between! Beede is hosting a special Water Safety Event on May 23rd at 4:00. Come for a water safety presentation, Q&A of all things water, and American Red Cross level testing. Being around a body of water all summer and not knowing how to swim can be scary for kids and parents. We'll give you the confidence and knowledge to become "water smart." All information and registration can be found on beedecenter.com. (5/8)

Wicked Cool for Kids: Awesome science camps for kids entering grades 1-4! Minecraft Mania, Dinos vs Robots, Rocket Science, Wicked Cool Med School, and Lego Robotics 2.0. All take place at Alcott School, various weeks and times from July 8-26. Find full details at www.concordcarlisleace.org. Offered through Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Ed. (4/29)

CONCORD RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS 2019 Providing the finest day camp experience for your family since 1980, the Concord Recreation Department proudly announces another summer of high-quality summer camps for residents and non-residents ages 3-14. Our fun and educational camps options include full day, half day, sports, and specialty camp options. The staff at Concord Recreation offers a safe, nurturing environment where a child can experience physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth while engaged in fun recreational activities. Our talented, energetic, and caring summer staff are all First Aid/CPR certified. Our camps comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and are licensed by the Concord Board of Health. Our camps are the best value in town! Concord Recreation offers something for everyone with our wide variety of offerings including our full and half day camps, Trekkers Teen Travel Camp, Three Rivers Inclusion. Click here to view/print camp descriptions. (2/27)

PMC Kids Ride! Join us for the PMC Kids Ride on Sunday, June 16th from 8:30am - 12pm at Willard Elementary School, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord. Kids ages 5-15 are invited to ride either a 1, 4, 8 or 12 mile route to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. There will be a separate 1/4-1/2 mile Jr. Ride for riders with training wheels and those under 5. Celebrate at the finish line with delicious food, music, games and activities. To register, volunteer or donate, go to kids.pmc.org/concord. Help us make a difference in the fight against cancer! (5/8)

The 9th Massachusetts Middle School Track and Field Championship Meet will be held on Saturday, June 2 at Clinton High School.  All public schools, private schools, and parochial schools are welcome to participate. All the meet information and past meet results can be found at www.masstrackandfield.com. If you think your team will participate, please click the blue box on the meet website to register your INTENT TO ENTER the meet.  Doing so is not binding, but it does help us as we plan the meet.

Wicked Cool for Kids! Awesome science camps for kids entering grades 1-4! Minecraft Mania, Dinos vs Robots, Rocket Science, Wicked Cool Med School, and Lego Robotics 2.0. All take place at Alcott School, various weeks and times from July 8-26. Find full details at www.concordcarlisleace.org. Offered through Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Ed. (5/16)

Callen Tennis Middle and High School Summer Camp - Registration is OPEN!  Callen Tennis is offering a summer camp for Middle and High School students. The camp will focus on the technique and strategy of tennis through drills and point play. There will also be a strength and conditioning component in addition to a unit on sports psychology. Jen Callen Beveridge, former WTA touring pro and NCAA DI Women's Head Coach, and Alex Spence, CCHS Boys' Varsity Tennis Head Coach, will run the camp with the assistance of other highly qualified tennis instructors and players. Program Dates: Weeks of June 24th, July 1st (No Camp July 4th) and July 8th at Concord-Carlisle High School Tennis Courts, 500 Walden Street, Concord, MA, 01742 fromMonday-Friday / 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. $570 per week ($456 July 1st week). As always, registration is on a first come, first served basis so please register early. Only 27 camper spots available each week. Follow this link to REGISTER NOW!!!. Upon receipt of registration you will receive a confirmation email from us including payment options. Payment must be received within 48 hours of confirmation to guarantee your spot. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/callentennis/ or email callentennis@yahoo.com. (2/6)

Youth Football Fundamentals Clinic: CCHS teacher and assistant Football Coach Josh Reed and staff would like to invite your child to join us this year at the Patriot Youth Football Fundamentals Clinic. The clinic runs from July 8-10 and is for boys & girls entering grades 3-8.  The clinic is a non-padded, non-contact clinic focused on instruction of the basic skills and strategies of football. Kids interested in Flag Football and/or Tackle Football will gain tremendous confidence by acquiring and building skills in a positive, supportive environment. Learning, improving and having FUN are the primary goals of the Clinic! Cost is $100 and includes clinic t-shirt and is held on Memorial Field at CCHS. Please register at www.ccyouthfootball.com Click on the green login in button on the top right of the home page and follow registration instructions. For any questions about the clinic format/expectations, please contact Coach Reed at jreed@concordcarlisle.org or (207) 337-1393. (5/8)

Third Grade BookEaters at the Main Library! Meeting the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 4-5pm. Let’s share our favorite books(old & new). Plus games, crafts, and food! Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main Street, Concord, MA. For more information: visit concordlibrary.org or (978)318-3358.

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 SCHEDULE, click here. Interested in registering, have questions or want to try a class? Please call 978-287-1050.

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The Concord Promise - An exciting initiative has started in Concord called the Concord Promise (www.concordpromise.org.). 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 www.concordpromise.org