Current Local Events & Programs

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Tickets for The Shamrock Ball, presented by Concord Recreation, will go on sale Friday February 2rd at 9:00am. The event is Saturday March 10, 2018 at The Westford Regency from 7:00pm-9:30pm and is for girls in grades 2-6 and an adult guest.  Tickets are $90 per couple and $20 for each additional family member.  Register online at  www.concordrec.com.  We suggest you set up your account prior to the registration date if you have not already done so. Tickets are also available at the Hunt Recreation Building, or by phone 978-287-1050.  Proceeds benefit Concord Recreation scholarships. Tickets sell out quickly.

Free Open Rehearsal for the Concord Conservatory Chorus January 22nd. Come to a free open rehearsal for the CCM Concord Youth Chorus Project on Monday, January 22nd from 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The Youth Chorus Project members learn the fundamentals of harmony, rhythm, and sight-singing with songs from different countries, written in a variety of languages. Through music, students gain a sense of the richness of the world and how much they can learn from other cultures  The Chorus is for ages 9 through 13, meets on Mondays at CCM.  Financial assistance is available. For information 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. 

YOU'RE INVITED! On behalf of the non-profit Wireless Education, you are cordially invited to attend a free screening of the newly released documentary Generation Zapped, pioneered by a Silicon Valley insider to explain the public health risks of chronic wireless exposure.
Saturday, January 20, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Concord Public Library, Fowler Branch, 1322 Main Street, West Concord, MA
Generation Zapped is 70 minutes in length and features interviews from renown public health experts including Dr. Martha Herbert from Harvard/Mass. General Hospital and former Chairman of the World Health Organization's IARC Committee, Dr. Jonathan Samet.
Watch the two-minute trailer below or click here. Feel free to invite others to join you. There will be a discussion session after the film to share thoughts and answer questions on this emerging health risk. We look forward to sharing this important event with you and other parents, public servants and community leaders.

Big Red Dog Family Ice Skating Party: January 28. Grab your skates, put on some red, and get ready to meet your favorite Big Red Dog at the Concord Children’s Center Big Red Family Ice Skating Party!  The party will take place on Sunday, January 28, from 3-5 p.m. at Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxborough. Skate with your favorite Big Red Dog and enjoy children's activities, a bake sale, and fun for all. While skate rentals are available, children are strongly encouraged to bring their own skates, as there is a limited number of child-sized skates. If you plan to rent your child's skates, we recommend arriving early in the party. Helmets also strongly recommended, especially for inexperienced skaters (bike helmets work if you don't have a skating helmet). Helmets are not available for rental. Event is open to the public — tickets are $10/person, $35/family and can be purchased at concordchildrenscenter.org or at the door.

Event: Little Hands, Big Hearts. A Valentines Crafting Party for Children Ages 3 and Up. When:  Tuesday, February 6, 2018 2:30-4:30 PM. Where: Emerson Hospital - Cheney Conference Room. 133 Old Rd to Nice Acre Corner, Concord, MA 01742. What:  It’s a Party! FREE community event! Valentine cards/crafts will be made for patients at Emerson Hospital. Craft supplies and valentine trimmings will be provided. Details: All children must be accompanied by an adult. Refreshments will be served. Parking will be validated. Here is a LINK to invitation and RSVP.

Registration is open for CCYS Winter Futsal, Winter Skills Clinics and Spring Travel (Grades 3-12) and Intown Soccer (Grades Pre-K - 6). The travel registration deadline for Grades 3-8 is JANUARY 20th.  The intown (Pre-K - 6) deadline is MARCH 1. High School registration for students in grades 9-12 closes at the end of March. More info can be found hereWinter futsal! Sessions run Fridays at Sanborn, and Sundays at Carlisle! Sessions start on January 26. Winter futsal is a fun, low-cost option for your players this winter. Cost is $70 for the winter. More info can be found hereWinter clinics with CCYS professional coach Kyle Yelin! These run on Thursdays at Teamworks, for boys and girls currently in Grades 4-5 (and for Grade 3 players who are open to playing with older players). Cost is $160. More info can be found here. Click here to register.

Volunteers Needed: The Meals on Wheels program of Minuteman Senior Services provides a hot lunch to homebound seniors.  Meals are delivered 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, excluding holidays.  These meals assist the older adult who is not capable of preparing at least one hot nutritious meal a day.  In many cases, Meals on Wheels allows them to live in the dignity and comfort of their own homes.  The need for volunteers to help deliver meals in Concord is great.  Some of our volunteers are retirees, some are parents of young children who bring their kids along, while others deliver during their lunch hour.  For more information on volunteering, or to apply, call  781-221-7093, email volunteer@minutemansenior.org, or visit our website at www.minutemansenior.org  Thank you!

Beginner Basketball
Skyhawks basketball breaks down this exhilarating sport into fundamental skills that all athletes, no matter their skill level, need to succeed. Coaches will lead the athletes through drills and exercises, focusing on ball handling, passing, shooting, defense and rebounding. Developing a refined player who knows how to combine these skills is the goal of every Skyhawks basketball program. Age: 6-9. Dates: 1/22-3/5 *No Class 2/19. Day: Monday. Time: 4:50-5:35P. Fee: $97.50. Location: Ripley School Gym Concord, MA. Min/Max: 4/6. Questions or looking to register? Please call Concord Recreation at 978-287-1050.

The Cognitive Neuroscience Group at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston is recruiting children who are (or are soon turning) 8 or 10 years old to participate in a research study funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). 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. Payment is $60 per year. 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. More information can be found here.