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Concord Currents, What's happening in town this week

Posted by Laura Gomez  January 10, 2013 11:40 AM

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Concord resident Wayne Patenaude was recently appointed president and CEO of Cambridge Savings Bank. Congratulations!

Concord Public Works is holding a Styrofoam drop at the landfill, 755 Walden St. on Saturday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. You are advised to bring it in clear plastic bags.

Do you love to waltz? Grab your partner and go to the Waltz Night at 51 Walden St. on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. The 51 Walden Waltz Orchestra will play and the evening includes gourmet desserts and coffee. Tickets $45. Cash bar.

On Sunday, Jan. 13, The First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road, hosts Sarasa Music at 7 p.m. Mozart Church Sonatas, Handel Organ Concertos, plus world premiere by Bálint Karosi for the ensemble. Tickets $24 General Admission; $20 Senior; $12 Student; Free for Children.

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, the Concord-Carlisle Human Rights Council will host a musical celebration in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr. The concert will be at Fenn School, 516 Monument St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. Choruses of all ages lift their voices with folksongs, spirituals and gospel songs.

COA Cinema screens Jan. 18 is “Arsenic and Old Lace,” on Jan. 18 at 1276 Main St. This 1944 Frank Capra comedy stars Cary Grant, Priscilla Lane and Raymond Massey. Actresses Josephine Hull and Jean Adair perform as two gentle old ladies who poison men with elderberry wine to put them out of their misery.

Mondays, January 14, 28, Feb 4, 11 from 11 a.m. to noon, Stephen Collins will offer a 4-week interactive seminar on the poet Robert Frost. The classes cover information about Frost’s life, as well as recitation and study of Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening and The Road Not Taken, as well as some lesser known works. Mr. Collins is a popular presenter throughout Massachusetts. Thanks to financial support from the Concord Friends of the Aging, we are able to offer this 4- week series for just $20 per person, payable by check to the Concord Friends of the Aging. Please call to reserve your spot for this interesting series.

Game On at the COA! Do you like to shoot pool, play pingpong, or would you like to try the Wii? Do you have Tuesday afternoons free this winter? Fenn School boys (grades 4 and 5) will be at the COA on Tuesday afternoons, from 1:30 pm- 2:30 pm during the months of January and February, hoping to play one or more of these games with Concord seniors. This will be a wonderful opportunity for an intergenerational connection so give it a try. Delightful conversations are bound to occur while everyone is having a good time. The boys will be here on the following Tuesdays: Jan. 15, 22, and 29, and Feb. 5, 12 and 26. You need not commit to every week, but please call to let us know which dates you plan to come and join in on the fun!

Town offices are closed Monday, Jan. 21 for MLK day.

Concerned about the climate? The League of Women Voters of Concord-Carlisle will be holding its annual winter event on Saturday Jan. 19 with a program entitled "Climate Change - Reality, State Politics and Call to Action." It features Craig Altemose, Executive Director of the Better Future Project along with our new State Senator, Michael Barrett and State Representative Cory Atkins.
The event will take place at the Colonial Inn from 10 a.m.- noon and is open to everyone. The cost is $15 per person and includes a light brunch.
Space is limited! Reserve soon by calling 978-254-1598 or sending us an email at

Are you looking for a little more music, exercise, teamwork, dynamic movement and fun in your life? Try taiko, a dynamic style of drumming based on Japanese tradition. It combines 
rhythm, power, grace, stamina and mental discipline to create a moving 
experience for both the player and the observer.
The spring semester of classes starts Jan. 23. Classes meet on Wednesday afternoons. Register by visting or calling 978-318-1432.

The Concord Chamber Music Society performs on Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Concord Academy Performing Arts Center, 166 Main St. A pre-concert lecture is at 2 p.m. with the concert at 3 p.m. The program includes new work for Piano Quartet (2013), by Yehudi Wyner, commissioned by the Concord Chamber Music Society with generous support from the Harvard Musical Association; Sonata for Violin and Cello by Maurice Ravel; Piano Quartet in E-flat Major, K. 493 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Reserved Seating $28 - $42.

Betsy Levinson can be reached at

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