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.

NEW - CCYB Registration Now Open!  Spring is almost here. It's time to register your child for T-Ball, Baseball, or Softball. Programs available for students in grades K-8. Register now at ccyb.org. (2/13)

NEW - Join The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle for an amazing Community Event March 1st & 2nd! SHOP locally at participating businesses and SUPPORT them while they, in turn, SUPPORT The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle. These businesses will be making a donation to The Scholarship Fund based on their sales during our event. The purpose of The Scholarship Fund is to provide annual scholarships to Concord and Carlisle students with financial need and help them achieve a post secondary school education. Look for our flyer at participating stores and restaurants, mention The Scholarship Fund while shopping and dining, and thank the businesses for their support! For more information on participating businesses, please join our SHOP and SUPPORT Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/799119270452989/. (2/13)

NEW - Etiquette Boot Camp for Children 3/24 - Get your child in shape for the next family dinner, social gathering or formal event at Etiquette Boot Camp! The course is designed for ages 7 to 12 and will teach them how to start and maintain conversations with adults and peers, how to introduce themselves, when to interrupt and much more. Participants will learn how to set the table, use their napkin, pass food and use utensils the European and American way. The three-hour program is interactive, thought-provoking and fun, and will cover the following etiquette topics: basic manners, table manners, and conversation skills. The fee is $155. Takes place on Sunday, March 24th from 10am to 1pm at Marriott Residence Inn Boston-Concord. For more information and to enroll visit theetiquetteacademy.org or call 617-608-3920.

NEW - 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)

NEW - Spring 2019 Co-Ed Flag Rugby:  Sundays April 29 – June 10. MetroWest Youth Rugby is accepting registrations for our Spring Season. Experienced rugby players and coaches will teach your child flag rugby through fun, interactive games and drills. No experience necessary. Grade divisions: K, 1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th. First half of each session will be drills and skills and the second half using those skills in real flag rugby games. No experience necessary, open to players of all levels. At Lincoln Paddock Field, 8:30-9:30 AM for grades K-6. To register, visit www.metrowestrugby.com. (2/6)

CCYB/S GIRLS SPRING SOFTBALL (For K thru 8th Graders):  Spring is right around the corner! Softball registration is OPEN. CCYB/S is open to girls in grades K-8 in Concord and Carlisle. CCYB/S Softball will have five divisions. The season will kick off at the end of April. For more information or to register go to http://ccyb.org/ Questions? Please email Deb Antonangeli, deb.antonangeli@gmail.com

Community-wide Film Screening 2/12 of On The Line: Where Sacrifice Begins: February is Black History Month. As we reflect on the impact of prominent African American leaders,  and activists, it is important to also highlight the impact of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy and vision for racial integration, and a more just society. The Concord and Concord-Carlisle METCO Department cordially invite you to a the film screening of On the line: Where Sacrifice BeginsOn The Line is “a fresh examination of the impact of busing for school integration, the historical and social conditions that launched the METCO program, and the participants who continue to assess the benefits and hardships of crossing racial, and class lines on their way to school.” The film screening will take place on Tuesday, February 12 in the CCHS auditorium from 6:30pm - 8pm. the following days and timesThe film is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Follow, http://evite.me/dgXEjCJQ9H to RSVP. If any questions arise, please contact Andrew K. Nyamekye, Director of METCO at anyamekye@concordps.org.

Information Session: Planning for a new Concord Middle School Building  —  February 14, 9:30-11am: The Concord School Committee invites you to an information session regarding proposed plans for a new middle school building.  Join us to learn about the recommendations, ask questions, and provide feedback. Funding for a Feasibility Study and Schematic Design of a new building will be up for a vote at Town Meeting, beginning April 8.  Between now and then, the School Committee will host a series of Information Sessions and Public Forums to ensure that everyone has a chance to become familiar with the options for moving forward.  The full schedule will be announced soon and will include daytime, evening, and weekend options. To get educated early, join us Thursday, February 14, 9:30-11am at the Ripley Administration Building, Conference Room 4. Questions?  Email the Concord School Committee at concordschoolcommittee@concordps.org.  We hope to see you there!   

GIRLPOWER! BE WHO YOU ARE™ - AN EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOP FOR GIRLS AGES 8-10 AND AGES 11-13 on 2/24: In its 11th year, GirlPower! has been guiding girls to find their unique voices through movement, discussion, journaling, art and nature. Girls learn about each other through activities designed to build confidence, self-advocacy and self-care. Girls find new ways to connect to each other, learn how to navigate friendships and find ways to decompress. The GirlPower! experience provides a safe, nurturing and supportive environment to explore, relax and renew. Instructor Susanne Liebich is an experienced facilitator and movement instructor who has conducted GirlPower! programs for 11 years. She is a Certified Nia® Black Belt, a Certified Stott Pilates® and Total Barre™ instructor and has worked with girls of all ages and abilities to help them achieve self-confidence, health and wellness. DATE: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 from 9:00 AM-NOON (8 TO 10 YRS), 1:00-5:00 PM (11 TO 13 YRS). FEE: $75 MORNING PROGRAM, $85 AFTERNOON PROGRAM. LOCATION: STEINBERG WELLNESS CENTER AT EMERSON HOSPITAL, 310 BAKER AVE. REGISTER: www.emersonwellness.org or call 978-287-3777.

The GRAMMY Award-winning The Okee Dokee Brothers, presented by the Concord Conservatory of Music, have added an 11:00 am show on Saturday, March 9th. The band will now give two performances at 51 Walden Street in Concord Center at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Stop by Reasons to be Cheerful in West Concord by February 24th to enter a raffle to win four tickets to a show (one entry/family). Ask for the special Okee Dokee Brothers ice cream flavor! Drawing held on Wednesday, February 27. Purchase tickets at ConcordConservatory.org and CCM will check you in at the venue. $25 Premium seats/$15 standard seats; all seats are general admission. (2/6)

Music Lessons with IMSCC - the Winter-Spring session starts this month, please join us! New this semester: Semi-private lessons! IMSCC offers music lessons with professional musicians and educators. We have lessons for a wide variety of band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, guitar, ukulele and voice. Lessons take place after school and evenings and are conveniently located at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus. More information about IMSCC, including faculty bios, tuition rates and more, can be found here. Lessons can begin at any time - tuition is prorated for lessons starting mid-semester. Most lessons are one-on-one, but this semester we are also offering semi-private lessons (two students sharing a lesson) for new students in their first or second year of playing their instrument. More information at http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/music-lessons. Please visit https://ccace.asapconnected.com to fill out a lesson inquiry form, or download a printable form here. We will follow up within a day or two and put you in touch with a teacher to set up a lesson schedule. Questions? Please contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, 978-318-1400 ext. 7653. Click to Print/View January News.

Registration is open CCYS Winter Skills Clinics - We will offer two consecutive six-week sessions that begin in January (Session 1: January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7; Session 2: February 14, 28 and March 7,14, 21 & 28). Cost is $150 per six-week session. Space is limited to 12 players per clinic. 2nd & 3rd Grade Boys’ & Girls Skills Clinics - Thursdays 6 – 7pm at Teamworks Acton. 4th & 5th Grade Boys & Girls’ Skills Clinics - Thursdays 7 – 8pm at Teamworks Acton. For more information go to www.ccysoccer.org.

CCYS InTown Soccer - Registration: open through March 1, 2019. For players in Pre-K – 6. Season runs from April 27–June 15, 2019. Teams practice once a week and play games in Concord or Carlisle on either Saturday mornings or afternoons. Grades 5-6 divisions play games in Concord and Acton on Saturdays from April 6 – June 15, 2019. Games will be NOT held over the Memorial Day holiday. For more information go to www.ccysoccer.org.

REGISTER NOW FOR GIRLS & BOYS SPRING LACROSSE (CCYL): Registration now open for 1st thru 8th graders! Late registration starts after December 31st and will close January 15th. Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse (CCYL) encourages girls and boys who are beginners to skilled players to learn and enjoy to play lacrosse! Come join the fastest growing sport in America! Click Here to Sign Up Now before it closes or fills to capacity!!! http://ccyouthlacrosse.com/

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.

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