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 - 3rd Annual Concord Recreation Egg Hunt: Concord Recreation (concordrecreation.com) will hold their Third Annual Egg Hunt on April 19th beginning at 5PM. The event will take place at the Beede Swim and Fitness Center and the Memorial Field at Concord Carlisle High School. This is a free community event for children age 2 to grade three. Participants will collect candy and prized filled eggs, play games, make crafts, take a photo with the Easter Bunny and more! Egg Hunt times are as follows: Age 2 – 5:15 PM, Age 3 – 5:30 PM, Age 4 (preschool) – 5:45 PM, Grades K&1 – 6:00 PM, and Grades 2&3 – 6:15 PM. Bring your baskets! (4/11)

Public Speaking and Critical Thinking Skills For Your Child! Lumos is offering 2-day Public Speaking workshops during April break (April 15-16, April 17-18, or April 19-20)! Your child will love Lumos's friendly instructors and fun activities as they learn about: Speaking Confidence, Impromptu Speaking, Debate Fundamentals, Argumentation and Reasoning. Right now you can use the code COMMUNITY to get $20 off. Email info@lumosdebate.com or call 781-474-3359 with any questions. Register here. (3/21)

IMSCC’s Summer Music Classes, Ensembles and Workshops:  Sign up now for summer music classes with IMSCC - there's something for every musician! Join a Guitar or Ukulele class or Trumpet Workshop, learn Bassoon reed-making, or choose an ensemble to play with: Summer Band, Jazz Band, Trombone Choir, Rock Band or Small Ensembles. Click here for details and registration. Summer private music lessons will start enrolling in April. For more information about IMSCC lessons please visit http://www.concordcarlisleace.org/instrumental-music-school. Questions? Contact Debbie Levine at dlevine@concordcarlisle.org, 978-318-1400 ext. 7653. (3/7)

Walking Up White Book Talk with Debby Irving, Author on April 24th from 7-9 at CCHS Auditorium. An exploration of the effects of white privilege and racism on the way we view the world. Free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged HERE.  Presented by the CCHS Parents Association.   Click to Print/View Flyer for more information. (3/21)

NEW - On April 26th, the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest will take over the Battle Road Brew House in Maynard, MA for a casual evening of appetizers, beverages, dancing, and fun! Ticket price is $75 per person, which includes appetizers and 2 drink tickets. 100% of ticket sales will benefit the Chest, and provide critical funding for Concord and Carlisle's neediest neighbors. Online registration is now available. Register today! (4/11)

They Are Not Crazy. They Are Teenagers!:  FOR PARENTS OF TEENS AND PRE-TEENS:  Thursday morning May 2nd 10 -11:30 AM, Ripley Administration Conference Room 4, Dr. Sion Harris will present "They Are Not Crazy. They Are Teenagers!: Substance Use and its Impact on the Developing Brain"  -- Look for registration information as we get closer at www.centerforparentsandteachers.org. (3/7)

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)

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)

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)

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

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.

Sign up for School Committee News! Interested in knowing more about what The Concord School Committee and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committees do? Want to hear the latest updates on school budgets and informational events? Sign up for the "School Committee News" Subscriber List. We’ll send periodic updates with meeting dates and agendas, minutes, event announcements, and the School Committee Report. Click here to sign up: http://www.concordps.org/school_committee_subscriber_list/. To reach the School Committees, email concordschoolcommittee@concordps.org or concordcarlisleschoolcommittee@concordps.org

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