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ARTICLE 30: Bylaw to Prohibit Non-Medical Marijuana Establishments in the Town of Concord. For more information please click here

Etiquette Boot Camp for Children. 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 four-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 $199. Etiquette Boot Camp will take place on Sunday, May 20th from 9am to 1pm at Concord’s Colonial Inn. For more information and to enroll visit or call 617-608-3920. 

Want to try out the Alcott Cub Scouts? There are free upcoming events for K-4 students: Rocket Building, Rocket Launch, Campout, and Hikes. To get more information, email: What is Cub Scouting? Scouting embraces the outdoors through camping, hiking and more! We also focus on helping our communities through service projects, and building confident kids through our wide range of activities.

Mindful Morning Series: Ivy Child is hosting a Mindful Morning Series this Spring at the Concord Free Public Library. The series will offer free, weekly yoga and mindfulness classes on Saturday mornings from 10am-11am on the Concord Public library lawn on the following dates: April 28, May 5, May 12, and May 19, 2018. Classes are FREE and open to the public for participants of all ages and abilities (children, adults, senior citizens welcome). No pre-registration or experience is required to participate. Please bring your own yoga mats/blankets. Visit our website; Join our Facebook page or contact Shan Koay at for more info.

This week a new student-led campaign is launching an effort to collect gently used lacrosse gear, athletic clothes, and monetary donations to benefit student-athletes that are part of the Harlem Lacrosse-Boston program. The drop-off date and location is:  Friday, May 18th, 7-9pm. Harlem Lacrosse, founded by a CCHS graduate, is a non-profit that provides academic intervention, leadership training, and lacrosse to at-risk youth. Concord lacrosse players who have partnered with Harlem Lacrosse since it began in 2008 are eager to help their friends at Harlem Lacrosse - Boston get the gear and funds they need to achieve success on and off the field. Gear2goals aims to collect enough gear so that every student-athlete that is a part of this program has safe and up-to-date gear. The drop-off date and location is:  Friday, May 18th, 7-9pm, during the CCHS boys varsity lacrosse game against Acton-Boxborough. Gear will be collected in the student parking lot at CCHS. For more information about two additional drop-off locations the week leading up to the game, what gear is needed, or how to donate funds, please go to this website:

SAVE THE DATE  - WILLARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CARNIVAL. The much-anticipated annual Willard Carnival will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, Noon – 4 p.m. at the beautiful Willard School grounds, 185 Powder Mill Road, Concord. The entire community is invited to join us for a day of fun including carnival games, face painting, delicious food, entertaining music and fantastic raffle items.  Game involving both skill and chance will be on hand including the popular Beat the Bucket, Fantasy Fishing, balloon animals and the cake-walk. Be sure to check out the new booth Pick-A-Prize. Pizza and other concessions will be available. Hope to see you there! All proceeds from the Willard Carnival benefit the Willard PTG, making the day a truly rewarding celebration.  The carnival would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors: The Attias Group Real Estate; Barrett Sotheby’s International Realty; H. Ivan Orup, Jr., DMD, MMSc, PC; McWalter Volunteer Insurance Agency; Verrill Farm and Walden Pond Pediatrics.  For more information, contact the Willard Carnival Committee at  

June 3rd: Help youth in foster care - let me count the ways! Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Location: First Parish, 20 Lexington Rd Concord, Massachusetts. 6th graders are raising awareness about the needs of kids in Foster Care. All are welcome to a Lunch and Learn Session with the Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange on ways your small contributions can make a big difference in the lives of foster children. Alcott parent Kristen Ferguson will be presenting from MARE. Lunch will be provided. We'll talk about ways to help raise awareness about foster children, coordinate contributions for needed items like back packs and toiletries, and find out how to be a "buddy family" for foster kids. This event is sponsored by the 6th grade Neighboring Activists of First Parish. Find out more about how you could make a difference, check out

Meet & Greet WINNIE THE POOH @ Fowler Library: Listen to stories and meet Winnie the Pooh June 4th 10am Fowler Library 1322 Main Street. GIANT CANDYLAND @ the Main Library. Race Through  the Peppermint  Forest & Gumdrop Mountains while enjoying sweet treats along the way. June 5th   3-5 pm. Rain Date :June 6th. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Movie will be shown @ 3pm in Children’s Room while game participants  are waiting their turn to play. Concord Free Public Library. Front Lawn. 129 Main Street. All Ages Welcome. No Registration. For more information: (978) 318-3358

Lace up your running shoes! It’s time for the 10th Annual Adrian Martinez Classic on Thursday, June 7 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 4:30 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

Middlesex Jazz Festival at Concord: June 9. The Middlesex Jazz Festival returns to Concord Center on Saturday, June 9th from 1:30PM to 7:45PM. The free outdoor event will feature four 20-piece big bands and five smaller jazz ensembles, including participants from the CCHS jazz band. This year, the Town Recreation Department is adding Latin Jazz, a beer/wine tent, and additional food and craft vendors. Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and come prepared to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of music and fun. The town will provide several large tents for shade. The family-friendly event will be free to the public thanks to local event sponsors. For more details:

CCYH Girls Pre-Season Program Open. Registration is now open for preseason ice hockey Sep-Nov: Practice with CCHS Varsity Girls 2018 (Girls 6th-12th grade). Go to for details or contact Andi Rice:

SUMMER ARTS UNDER THE UMBRELLA CAMP – REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Each week is unique with projects designed to engage your child’s creativity and artistic spirit. We offer arts for every interest.  Children have the opportunity to try Drawing & Painting, 2D and 3D Mixed Media, Ceramics, Digital Arts, Performance, Workshop and More! Families may sign up for individual weeks on a ½ day or full day.
Plan around your family vacations or summer camp schedules by mixing and matching weeks based on availability and interests.  We are flexible and will accept enrollment for any combination of weeks. REGISTER at before JUNE 1 and save!

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.

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