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Concord Currents: What's happening in town this week

Posted by Laura Franzini  September 7, 2012 11:45 AM

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Primary election results can be seen on the Town’s website – (click “Elections & Voting” on the homepage) and are posted in the Town House lobby. Congratulations to Concord candidates Joe Goodwin and Greg Howes.

Hear “Music at the Manse,” 269 Monument St., as its free Sunday concert series runs through September. The schedule is:
Sept. 9 Bound for Glory rain date
Sept. 16 Bob Phillips, Linda Abrams, Nina Bohlen, & Tom Roach, and Sara Nelson & Bob Phillips
Sept. 23 The Chadbourne Chanticleers

There’s still time to check out the Nicholas Kozak exhibit at the Albright Art Gallery, 32 Main Street, lower level, until Sept. 9. The gallery also carries an array of art supplies for all levels, and gifts from Simon Pearce and other unique items. On Sept. 11, a new exhibit opens featuring Armin Musham.

Save the date: Sept. 8, for Verrill Farm’s “Farm Day” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Farm demonstrations, activities and music, hayrides and pony rides. Live music by Hockum's Heroes. Lil Folk Farm petting zoo. Food and beverages available.

The selectmen meet on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.

Wednesday is a big day for the school committees. At 2:30 p.m. the CCHS site-based subcommittee of the building committee meets; at 5 p.m. there is a joint meeting of the Concord and Concord-Carlisle School committees; and at 6 p.m. the CCHS Building Committee meets at the high school.

You won’t want to miss Concord Ag Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Milldam, when local farmers bring their produce to the center of town for a festive and delicious stroll. It is the Agriculture Committee’s signature annual event.

Harvey’s Treasure Chest opens again for business on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Over the summer months a number of “treasures” were donated for sale. Shop hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds from the Treasure Chest go to the Concord Friends of the Aging.

Join us on a guided tour of The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Mass. on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Fuller is a real gem that focuses on art made with materials like clay, glass, metal, paper, plastic, fiber, and wood. Along with the tour of the museum, enjoy lunch at Stoneforge Grill in Easton. The group will depart HWCC at 11 a.m., and should be back around 4:30 p.m. Please have your $10 museum entrance fee and $3 van ride fee ready for collection as you get on the van. Reserve your spot by calling the COA at 978-318-3020.

Eurhythmics Class for Seniors: The Council on Aging and the Concord Conservatory of Music are pleased to once again offer a Music and Movement class beginning Sept. 13. This 10-week class will meet on Thursdays at 1 p.m. Eurhythmics is unique because it offers many benefits without being in the gym. Concord Conservatory of Music faculty member Haeeun Shin will once again be leading this class at HWCC on the following dates: Sept. 13, 20, and 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18, and 25; and Nov. 1, 8, and 15. Cost will be $50 for the 10-week program, checks made out to Concord Conservatory of Music. Please call 978-318-3020 to sign up.

Concord Library Book Group: The Concord Free Public Library invites you to a free once-a-month Tuesday Morning Book Group which begins Sept. 11, from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m., at the Main Library. All are welcome, whether you have read the book or not. September’s book is “The Metaphysical Club” by Louis Menand, about four great thinkers of the 19th century – Holmes, James, Peirce, and Dewey. Copies of the book and the CD are available at the circulation desk.

Art Space News at Harvey Wheeler. You can still take in the art and photography of Ernest Stonebraker. His show closes this week, and there will be a reception on Thursday, Sept. 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1276 Main Street. He uses his knowledge as a photographer to capture many different effects using a digital camera. Our next artist is painter and printmaker Ellen Milan, whose work will be on exhibit from Sept. 14 through Oct. 26. As a painter and printmaker, Ellen finds the basis for her work in her drawings, which are of images around her. Her paintings on silk are of landscapes and gardens.

COA Geneaology Workshop: Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 9:30 a.m.
Volunteer Bob Bratzler will be back in September to once again offer his very popular Genealogy Workshop. The workshop covers the basic skills needed to explore family history using online research and will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Please call 978-318-3020 to sign up.

Looking ahead, the library friends are hosting a lineup of authors for its Thursday Authors Series, including the Sept. 27 appearance by Dr. Catherine Mann, a professor of global finance at the International Business School, Brandeis University. Dr. Mann’s talk at 7:30 p.m. will focus on America’s economic recovery through the lens of globalization and technological change.

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Mann, a Concord resident, has written four books and many articles that focus on the United States and global economies. She appears frequently on Bloomberg TV and on National Public Radio and is often quoted in Business Week, The Economist, and other major media. Following each presentation, books are typically available for purchase and guests are welcome to continue conversations with the author. For more information, please call the library at 978-318-3300 or visit Upcoming programs (all in the Main Library – 129 Main Street) include:
Nov. 8 Alan Lightman, “Mr. G"
Jan. 10 James Chu, MD, “Rebuilding Shattered Lives: The Responsible Treatment of Complex Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Disorders”
Feb. 2 Malissa Wood, MD, “How to Heal Your Whole Heart”
April 4 Geoff Edgers, author of children’s book on rock and roll greats.

Friends of the Concord Agriculture Committee invite you to join them in feasting on locally grown produce at their Fifth Annual Stone Soup Dinner to be held at Verrill Farm on Sunday, Sept. 30. The event is 4 to 7 p.m., starting with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m.. Tickets are $40 and available now at three Concord locations: The Cheese Shop, Debra’s Natural Gourmet, and Verrill Farm. As in past years, participating Concord establishments are donating their produce and mouth-watering food. All ‘profits’ from the sale of tickets will again go to help young farmers. To learn more, visit Participants include Hutchins and Kenny Farms, Colonial Gardens, Pete and Jen’s Backyard Birds, and Debra’s Natural Gourmet. For a complete list of contributing businesses go to

Plan on attending the first annual Lexington Antiques show. The Lexington Historical Society will present the first annual "Antiques at the Depot" on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This multi-dealer show will take place inside and behind the Society's headquarters at the Lexington Depot in Lexington Center. Up to 70 dealers from all over New England will display a wide selection of antiques, vintage, and decorative items for sale.

Some dealers will set up their wares inside the historic Depot while most will be located in the town parking lot behind the Depot. There will be a fun and informal atmosphere, similar to what you would find at the Brimfield Mass. antique flea markets. Rancatore's Ice Cream will set up an outdoor stand at the event and several restaurants will participate by supplying discount coupons. Admission is $5 for adults, and children will be admitted free with an adult.

More information may be obtained by calling 781-862-4039 or on their website.

The town has two job openings: an activities coordinator at the COA and a library page. Check the town website for more information.

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