Concord school committees schedule meetings
The Concord-Carlisle School Committee will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 in at Ripley School, Conference Room 4, 120 Meriam Road, Concord.
The Concord School Committee will host a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Ripley School, Conference Room 4, 120 Meriam Road, Concord.
Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild to participate in 2019 Biennial Quilt Show
The Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild will participate in the 2019 Biennial Quilt Show to be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 4 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 435 Central St., Acton.
The quilt show will include a display of over 100 member quilts that will be donated to local charities like Bethke Cancer Center and Bedford VA Hospital, a raffle quilt, demonstrations, members’ boutique, and cookie tins filled with treats made by members.
Admission is $7 and children younger than 12 are free. To learn more or to become a member of the guild, visit http://concordpiecemakers.org.
Ride for Food to raise funds for Open Table
The eighth annual Ride for Food, to be held Oct. 6, will raise money for Open Table, a local nonprofit that offers weekly community meals in Concord and Maynard serving all of Middlesex County.
The event, organized by Three Squares New England, will start at the Noble and Greenough School, 10 Campus Drive, Dedham. Bikers can choose among three distances: a 50-mile, 25-mile or 10-mile loop. Participants can even opt to ride a stationary bike. All participants are provided breakfast, snacks and lunch; volunteer bicycle mechanics will be available for emergency repair, and support vehicles will circle the routes throughout the day.
Participants who join Team Open Table will be invited to participate in organized training rides and receive encouragement and fundraising tips. Last year, the nonprofit raised over $30,000, and this year they have set a goal of $40,000 in response to the growing need.
To participate or contribute: bit.ly/2019RideForFood.
Concord Recreation offers adaptive recreation opportunities
Concord Recreation welcomes children and adults of all ages and abilities to participate in its Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation Programs.
Upcoming classes include tae kwon do, Intro to Golf, Adaptive Ice Skating, Adaptive Aquatics (including swim teams), yoga and meditation programs and art programs with the Umbrella Center for the Arts.
Residents and nonresidents are welcome. For more information or to register, contact Anna McKeown at email@example.com or visit concordrec.com/504/adaptive-recreation.
DVSN to host Volunteer Advocate Training program
Domestic Violence Services Network Inc. will host its next Volunteer Advocate Training program at the Concord Police Department from Oct. 29 to Nov. 16.
This 40-hour training session is provided at no cost to attendees and is being held on evenings and Saturdays to accommodate work schedules. The classes are scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evenings and one Wednesday evening due to Halloween and 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. Date are Oct. 29 and 30 and Nov. 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14 and 16.
Once trained, DVSN’s volunteer advocates provide direct service over the phone, at the Concord District Court, and at Emerson Hospital to people affected by domestic violence. The 40-hour training is designed to familiarize the volunteers with the many aspects of domestic violence and give them the skills necessary to provide confidential and appropriate services to DVSN’s clients.
DVSN is a community-based organization that works to combat domestic violence in collaboration with the police departments of its 12-member towns, Hanscom AFB, the Concord District Court, and Emerson Hospital. Towns include Acton, Bedford, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Lexington, Lincoln, Maynard, Stow, Sudbury, Wayland and Weston.
Those interested in more information or wanting to request an application should call 978-318-3421 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due no later than Oct. 22.
Sixth-grade ballroom dance classes to begin September
Ballroom dance classes for grade six will begin this September.
There are six weeks of classes from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday nights. Along with the cha-cha, waltz, fox trot and other dances, there will be an emphasis on social grace and etiquette.
Register by accessing the form at sites.google.com/site/concordballroomdance. Space is limited. Participants will only be notified in the event the class is full. Check registration form for additional information.
Garden Club of Concord seeks grant proposals
The Garden Club of Concord is soliciting proposals from local organizations and residents seeking funding for gardening-related community projects.
Each year, the Garden Club sponsors a range of projects in the Concord community. Past grants have funded planting projects at the Old Manse, the Concord Housing Authority and The Umbrella Community Arts Center. Grants have also supported organizations engaged in the preservation of open space and the environment in Concord. In addition, the Club supports outreach to citizens through nature and horticulture; Gaining Ground, Minute Man ARC for Human Services, and Cooperative Elder Services have received past grants for garden-related educational and therapeutic programs.
Funding for all grants is provided by the Club’s annual Spring Plant Sale, open to the public each year. To request a grant application or for more information, contact Maryrose Sykes at email@example.com or 978-866-8623. Applications are due by Oct. 11.
Concord Recreation announces Thoreau School programs
Concord Recreation, with the Thoreau School, announced a variety of before- and after-school programs this fall and winter.
Programs scheduled for fall 2019 are Before School Sports, for grades three to five; Fuzzy Felt, for grades one to five; Lego Builders, for kindergarten students to grade two; and Kids Test Kitchen, for grades one to five.
Programs scheduled for winter 2020 are Before School Gymnastics, for kindergarten students to grade two; Fuzzy Felt, for grades one to five; Lego Robotics, for grades three to five; and Kids Test Kitchen, for grades one to five
To learn more about these programs, visit concordrec.com/1208/thoreau-school-programs. Registration for all fall and winter programs can be done over the phone by calling 978-287-1050, at any Concord Recreation location, or by accessing a personal Concord Recreation online account.
CCACE fall classes open for registration
Concord-Carlisle Adult and Community Education announced that fall classes are open for registration.
Students can take programs that include Pasta Making 101, Modern Calligraphy, Facebook for Business, Speaking with Confidence, personal growth, personal finance, world languages and more.
University-level classes for adults include Beatles and Beach Boys, Supreme Court Issues 2019, Key Words of the Bible; the 14th, 15th and 19th amendments and Photographers Talking Photography. Classes start in October.
For a full listing of courses, visit concordcarlisleace.org. Register online or by calling 978-318-1432.
Concord Conservatory of Music to offer Choral Skills for Adults
The Concord Conservatory of Music, 1317 Main St., Concord, will offer a new Choral Skills for Adults class.
Adults can improve their choral skills in a supportive group class this fall for 14 weeks at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays starting Sept. 18.
Instructor Greta Feeney, an American opera singer and recitalist, will lead the class. Each class will feature one new selection to work on that will be sung through in its entirety at the end of the class. Musical selections will range from simple hymns to more complex choral arrangements in two, three and four parts with divisions between sections.
Singers who prefer to work one-on-one with a professional voice instructor can call the CCM will set up a faculty member who best suits a the style.
For information, contact CCM at 978-369-0010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Concord Integrated Preschool
Announces fall 2019 openings Half- and full-day openings are available for the fall at Concord Integrated Preschool.
Tuition is $350 per month for half-day classes and $700 per month for full-day classes.
For applications: preschool.concordps.org, 978-202-1147.
World Farmers announces pickup location at The Thoreau Club
World Farmers, a nonprofit based in Lancaster, has partnered with The Thoreau Club, 275 Forest Ridge Road, Concord, as a pickup location for its World Farms CSA, a community supported agriculture program that helps distribute crops grown by farmers.
World Farmers works with about 300 immigrant and refugee farmers, helping with land access, training and marketing assistance.
For information: worldfarmers.org.