Current Local Events & Programs

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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.

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

NEW - Operation Sock Drop – Friends of Boston’s Homeless:  Believe it or not, socks are the most critically needed and requested item in our area’s homeless shelters. New, clean socks provide warmth and comfort as well as help to contribute to good health and hygiene. Unfortunately, socks are highly under-donated because people often wear them until they are no longer usable. Each year, Friends of Boston’s Homeless gives out over 8.000 pairs of socks to people in need. This month, our goal is to contribute 500 pairs of new socks to this cause. Please help us by donating to our collection box in the front entry of the school. Thank you for your help, and we hope you have a safe and happy holiday.Registration is open CCYS Winter Futsal - The futsal program is coed and is open for boys and girls in grades 1-8. Sessions will be held on Friday nights at Sanborn, and late Sunday afternoons at the Carlisle gym. The Futsal Season runs from Friday, January 4 to Sunday, March 31. We will have sessions either side of February vacation. The program costs $125. Players can come on Fridays, Sundays, or both. Fridays: Grades 1- 4 from 5 - 6pm. Grades 5 - 8 from 6 - 7pm. Sundays: Grades 1 - 2 from 4 - 5pm. Grades 3 - 4 from 5 - 6pm. Grades 5-8 from 6 - 7pm. For more information go to www.ccysoccer.org.

NEW - Christmas Tree Pickup: Saturday, January 5 (reserve by January 2)! Holy Family Youth Ministry along with the Concord Boy Scouts collect trees after the holiday for disposal at the town composting site. The trees can only be picked up from Concord locations. Pickup Date: Saturday, Jan 5th. Pickup Time: Starts at 8:00am. Cost: Donation of $20-25 per tree (Paypal, check or cash). Deadline for reservation Wednesday, Jan 2nd by 5pm. Please register here: Reservation Form. *Apartment/Townhouse/Condo Residents - Specify pickup location & leave your name and address on the tree. Questions please contact us at concordtreepickup@gmail.comor phone 978-600-8705.

NEW - 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.

NEW - The League of Women Voters Concord/Carlisle First Friday Forum, January 4, 2019, 9:15 – 11 a.m. @ Fowler Library, 1322 Main Street, Concord, MA. Educating the Whole Child: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Environment - Leaders from Concord K-8 schools and Concord Carlisle HS will showcase a variety of programs that promote student wellness, cultural competency, and inclusive classrooms. Student Wellness: HomeBase: Justin Cameron, Concord Middle School Principal Open Circle: Sherree Foye, Alcott Counselor Challenge Success: Mike Mastrullo, Concord Carlisle High School Principal Mindfulness: Matt Lucey, Willard Principal Cultural Competency: METCO: Andrew Nyamekye, METCO Director Professional Development: Sharon Young, Alcott Principal Special Education Program: Thoreau: Angel Charles, Thoreau Principal Parents welcome. Please join us.  View/Print flyer.

NEW - CCYS Travel Soccer - Registration: open through January 4, 2019. Season runs from April 6 – June 15, 2019. For players in grades 3rd - 8th grade. Teams practice twice a week and play games on Saturdays. Games will NOT be held over the Memorial Day holiday. For more information go to www.ccysoccer.org.

NEW - 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/

Public Speaking and Critical Thinking Skills For Your Child! Lumos is offering 2-day Public Speaking workshops during December break (Dec 26-27 or Dec 28-29)! 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 617-901-4564 with any questions. To register, go to lumosdebate.com/vaca-workshop

Noon Year’s Eve Disco, December 30, 10am - 12:30pm, Hunt Recreation Center, Concord - Get your tickets to the hottest New Year’s family party in town!  DJ Mike Pride will have your kids engaged and entertained from start to finish with music, games, a contest, prizes and line dances!  And when your kids need to catch their breath, they can get groovy hairdos, rad tattoos, a funky family photo for their memory box, pizza and snacks, and more! Families will ring in the New Year together at noon complete with Noon Year’s Eve favors and a super fun countdown!  Great for kids ages 1-9.  Event sold out last year! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Don’t delay.  Go to https://www.concordrec.com/941/Noon-Years-Eve-Disco to get your tickets today!

NEW - Concord Conservatory of Music presents Mile Twelve, A Bluegrass Concert on Friday, February 8th at 7:30 pm! Mile Twelve is a fresh, hard-driving young band whose music appeals to all ages. Strong instrumentals and harmonies shine through whether performing original tunes or clever renditions of pop tunes. Generous donors and Middlesex Savings Bank have helped bring Mile Twelve to our community. For tickets visit ConcordConservatory.org ($20/adults; free for students 18 & under) or available at the door. As a non-profit school, CCM serves Concord and the surrounding 15 communities. CCM, located at 1317 Main St., also offers private instruction, group classes, and performance opportunities. 978-369-0010 / info@ConcordConservatory.org.

 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.

Concord Conservatory of Music presents The Okee Dokee Brothers, a family concert on Saturday, March 9th, 2 pm at 51 Walden in Concord. Plan to bring your kids closer to nature through an afternoon of songs performed by this creative duo. As childhood friends growing up in Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their down-home and lively Americana Folk music. Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular admission. Purchase tickets at: https://register.asapconnected.com/eventdetail.aspx?org=4125&pk=1263337

New Roots Offerings, Guitar Classes, and Jams at the Concord Conservatory of Music—More classes and new jams this year at CCM! The Group Guitar classes for kids and teens provide a fun and social experience. While playing with a group of friends, students learn about the fretboard, note reading, basic theory, proper technique, chords, scales, and more. Classes are available in guitar, banjo, fiddling, and bluegrass for kids and adults. It’s not all acoustic music at CCM though. Your aspiring rock stars can join the Rock Lab, where they will be placed with kids of similar age and ability to form a band. They’ll rehearse and explore group dynamics, song choices, and soloing. Reserve your spot and to learn more about CCM’s offerings and concert series visit www.ConcordConservatory.org, email info@concordconservatory.org, 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.

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.

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.

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