Powerful Tools for Caregivers: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, through Nov. 26 at the Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St., Concord. For information: 978-318-3020. This free group meets twice per month. This six-class series of evening classes is designed to provide caregivers with tools, strategies and resources to better handle the unique challenges they face. Each class will be co-led by Lauren Barretta, Concord Council on Aging. Dates are as follows: Sept. 10 and 24; Oct. 8 and 22; Nov. 12 and 26. Sign up is required.

Six-Week Genealogy Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 19-Oct. 24 at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. For information: http://concordlibrary.org, 978-318-3365. Educator, lecturer, and genealogy researcher Linda MacIver will teach a six-week introduction to genealogy research workshop. No class on Sept. 26. The series will include an introduction to researching a family tree, using the library's resources, and finding immigrant ancestors. Dates for the classes are as follows: Sept. 12 and 19, Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24. The first two classes are mandatory, and attendees must have basic computer skills to participate. The six-week series is limited to 12 participants. Registration is required.

Learn to play Bridge: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 24-Oct. 29 at at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. Cost: $85. For information/registration: http://concordcarlisleace.org, 978-318-1432. Learn the rules of the game and the fundamentals of bidding, play of the hand and defense. Receive both instruction and the opportunity to play with experienced supervision. Offered through Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Ed.

Lyme Disease Support Group: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 26 at Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. Free. For information: Fred Cheslek ll, 571-439-6578, fcheslek2@hotmail.com. No reservations required. Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

‘The Dog Went Over the Mountain: Travels with Albie: American Journey’: 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at The Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. Peter Zheutlin will present his new book. Inspired by a rereading of John Steinbeck’s “Travels with Charley” at the age of 64, Zheutlin took his aging rescue dog, Albie, on a 9,000-mile odyssey across America, mostly along Steinbeck’s route.

Business Recycling Event: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 27 at 133 Keyes Road, Concord. For registration information: 866-277-9797, 978-318-3240. Register by Sept. 26. Concord businesses are invited to attend the fall business recycling event. This event provides Concord businesses with a safe and low-cost opportunity to properly dispose of computers, monitors, printers, TV’s, fax machines, other electronics, batteries, and fluorescent bulbs. Confidential document destruction will be provided by A1 Datashred LLC. There will be a $5 per box charge, cash or check payable to A1 Datashred LLC. Certificates of destruction provided upon request. The event is sponsored by Concord Public Works.

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail MassDOT ribbon-cutting ceremony: 2 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bruce Freeman Rail Trail parking lot at the northern end of the West Concord Commuter Parking Lot looking toward Nashoba Brook. For information: http://bit.ly/2C-Ribbon-cutting. Refreshments will be served and a free raffle will be held. Parking will be limited.

The Rhea Simon Jazz Trio: 7:30-10:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Forge Tavern, 48 Monument Square, Concord. For information: 978-369-9200. Bar menu will be available and there is no cover, but tips for the band are accepted when they "pass the hat."

Milldam Nursery School Fall Concert, Open House: 3:30-5 p.m. Sept. 28 at Milldam Nursery School, 20 Lexington Road, Concord. Free. Attendees can sing along with children’s musician Tim Seston, let balloon artist Jenny Reis twist balloon creation, play fall games and enjoy treats. Pumpkins will also be for sale.

Anniversary Organ Concert: 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord. Free. Robert Barney, music director at Trinity Episcopal Church in Concord, has been on the job since 1994. To celebrate these 25 years, he will present an Anniversary Organ Concert on Trinity's 1962 Æolian Skinner Organ. This concert will include some of Barney’s favorites from the organ repertoire.

The Umbrella Stage Co Grand Opening: “42nd Street”: 8 p.m. Sep. 27-28, Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 18-19 at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St, Concord. Cost: $19-$49. For information: 9783710820, cregan@theumbrellaarts.org, https://go.evvnt.com/495909-0. This tap-dance fueled musical is the ultimate showcase for the capabilities of The Umbrella’s new main stage. Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, directed by Brian Boruta. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available. Dinner-and-a-Show deals offered by several Umbrella Hospitality Partners.

Treestump Woodcrafts annual Trunk Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at Artisans Way, 18 Walden St., Concord. An expanded collection of their furniture and tabletop items will be featured at a discounted price.

D.I.Y. Bee Hotels: 3-4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Fowler Branch Library, 1322 Main St., Concord. For information: 978-318-3300, http://concordlibrary.org. Children ages 5-8 can celebrate Climate Preparedness Week by befriending some backyard buddies and encouraging them to pollinate home gardens with a homemade bee hotel. Registration is required.

Treestump Woodcrafts annual Trunk Show: noon-5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Artisans Way, 18 Walden St., Concord. An expanded collection of their furniture and tabletop items will be featured at a discounted price.

Fall Family Festival: 3-5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Ripley School Administration Building, 120 Meriam Road, Concord. Voluntary admission is $5 per family. For information: http://ripleyplayscape.org. The Friends of the Playscape at Ripley and the Concord Integrated Preschool Parent Group will host the festival. The event is open to the public and will feature a variety of family activities.

The Umbrella Stage Co Grand Opening: “42nd Street”: 3 p.m. Sep. 29, Oct. 6, Oct. 13 and 20, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St, Concord. Cost: $19-$49. For information: 9783710820, cregan@theumbrellaarts.org, https://go.evvnt.com/495909-0. This tap-dance fueled musical is the ultimate showcase for the capabilities of The Umbrella’s new main stage. Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, directed by Brian Boruta. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available. Dinner-and-a-Show deals offered by several Umbrella Hospitality Partners.

Work Smarter: Strategies for Time Management and Studying: 7-8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. Free. For information: odurant@minlib.net, 978-318-3379, https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar. With the school year ramping up, teens in grades six-12 are invited to join Axiom Learning for a workshop surveying the most effective strategies for time management, organization and study skills. Gain tools for budgeting time, prioritizing tasks, and preparing for tests and quizzes. Students and parents are encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

Game Changers: The 14h, 15th and 19th Amendments with Janet Beyer: 10-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Oct. 3-Nov. 7 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. For information/registration: http://concordcarlisleace.org, 978-318-1432. Join the discussion on these amendments that enabled or deprived people of the right to vote. Featured speakers are Herbert P. Wilkins, former Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court; Sanford Levinson, author and American legal scholar; Barbara Berenson, author of “Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement”; John Cratsley, former justice, Massachusetts Superior Court; and Fredie Kay, founder, Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts. Part of Village University, offered through Concord Carlisle Adult & Community Ed.

The Umbrella Stage Co Grand Opening: “42nd Street”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3, 10 and 17 at The Umbrella Community Arts Center, 40 Stow St, Concord. Cost: $19-$49. For information: 9783710820, cregan@theumbrellaarts.org, https://go.evvnt.com/495909-0. This tap-dance fueled musical is the ultimate showcase for the capabilities of The Umbrella’s new main stage. Music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, directed by Brian Boruta. Season, Flex Pass, Group and Individual tickets are available. Dinner-and-a-Show deals offered by several Umbrella Hospitality Partners.

Concord-Carlisle Youth Basketball 2019/20 travel basketball tryouts: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5. For information: http://ccybasketball.org. These tryouts are for grades four through eight. Tryouts will be organized by age group. Online registration closes on Sept. 22, and there will be no on-site registration option. CCYB is always looking for coaching volunteers, so visit the web site to submit interest.

13th annual Harvest Festival: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 5 at Verrill Farm, 11 Wheeler Road, Concord. For information: http://verrillfarm.com, 978-369-4494. A rain date is scheduled for Oct. 12. Activities include hay rides, pumpkin picking, games, a petting zoo, pony rides, music and refreshments. Proceeds benefit pediatric care at Emerson Hospital, including its Coping Kit Program to help children manage their hospital experience successfully.

Saltbox Farm Harvest Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 5 at Saltbox Farm, 40 Westford Road, Concord. Tickets: $75 for adults; $25 for youth younger than 12; Free for kids younger than 8. Beer Garden Pricing: $25 per person ages 21 and older for five drink tickets. Mingle with farmers and chefs, play a few lawn games, listen to music, participate in demos, and enjoy food and drink made with ingredients grown just a few yards away. A portion of each ticket will support the Food Project. Ticket price includes unlimited food and non-alcoholic beverages. Participating Breweries: Saltbox Brewery, Bone Up Brewing, Ground Effect Brewing, Amory’s Tomb, 3Cross Brewing Coop. and more. Additional drink tickets available for purchase. A portion of the Beer Garden Tickets will be donated to support the Black Ales Project and our charity of choice, the Veteran Support Alliance.

Halloween Party, Teen Advisory Board Meeting: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 8 at The Concord Free Public Library,  Fowler Branch, 1322 Main St., Concord. Free. For information: odurant@minlib.net, 978-318-3379, https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar. Registration required. The Library invites teens in grades six-eight to attend a special Halloween party as part of its monthly Teen Advisory Board Meeting. Costumes are optional. 

Concord Free Public Library Author Talk: A. S. King: 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at The Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. Free. For information: odurant@minlib.net, 978-318-3379, https://concordlibrary.org/news-events/events-calendar. Students in grades seven and up and adults are welcome to attend. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Concord Free Public Library.  The Concord Bookshop will have books available for purchase.   

Parkinson’s Movement Dance Class: 10:30-11:40 a.m. Thursdays through Oct. 17 at the Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body, 310 Baker Avenue, Concord. A new session of The Parkinson’s Movement Dance Class at Emerson’s Steinberg Wellness Center is now available through Oct. 17. Students can register for one class or the full session. For information: http://emersonwellness.org, 978-287-3777. 

Fresh Pasta 101: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. Learn to make fresh pasta and stuffed pasta. Practice making different pasta shapes and take the pasta home to prepare with various sauces. Food fees are included in tuition. For information/registration: 978-318-1432.

ASL Classes with Prof. Larry Stephen: 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 24, Nov. 14 and 21, Dec. 5, 12 and 19, and Jan. 2, 2020 at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm St., Concord. Cost: $80 for members, $120 for nonmembers. For information/RSVP: Rosalie@KeremShalom.org. These eight classes are open to all levels. Stephen has been an American Sign Language professor at numerous colleges and universities for 10 years. Makeup dates are Jan. 9, 2020, and Jan. 16, 2020.

Concord Players Birthday Bash: 7 p.m. Oct. 20 at 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden St., Concord. Free. To RSVP: http://bit.ly/2m0MWiD. Trav SD will present a program about the early days of stage entertainment. The cast of the fall show, “Funny Girl,” will perform a number or two in advance of its November opening. There will be hors d'oeuvres and spirits, and birthday cake will be served.

ServSafe Class: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord. Cost: $95. For information/RSVP: patricia.kent@comcast.net. Learn more about safe food practices to decrease the chance of transmitting food-borne illnesses at home and at social establishments. Cost includes the National Environmental Health Association professional food management book. Certification available after exam. RSVP before Oct. 14.

The Grace in Aging: 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at Fowler Branch Library, 1322 Main St., Concord. For information: concordcarlisleace.org, 978-318-1432. This five-session course uses Kathleen Dowling Singh’s book, “The Grace in Aging,” to examine and discuss the inner life, in order to facilitate awareness and growth. Registration is required. Offered through Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education.

Fresh Pasta 101: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. Learn to make fresh pasta and stuffed pasta. Practice making different pasta shapes and take the pasta home to prepare with various sauces. Food fees are included in tuition. For information/registration: 978-318-1432.

The Arts Matter Shabbat with Rabbi Darby Leigh & Cantor Rosalie Gerut: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm St., Concord. For information: Rosalie@KeremShalom.org. Members of the Kerem Shalom community show their support for the arts by participating in the sixth annual #ArtsMatterDay sponsored by the Jewish Arts Collaborative of Boston in partnership with MASSCreative, the Massachusetts state-wide advocate for the arts. KS artists and poets are invited to exhibit their work for all to enjoy. To contribute artwork and writings to the exhibit, contact Rosalie@KeremShalom.org.

Fall jewelry class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 28, Nov. 13 and 21, Dec. 3 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. Learn to make professional looking wrap bracelets, princess bracelets, flat Cellini bracelet and holiday earrings. Cost: $35 plus material costs. For information: http://concordcarlisleace.org, https://ccace.asapconnected.com/?org=4701#CourseIndex, 978-318-1432.

Science and Religion: Two Truths or One? with Professor Alan Lightman: 1 p.m. Nov. 3 at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm St., Concord. Free.

Nashoba Brooks School Admission Open House: 1-3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Nashoba Brooks School, 200 Strawberry Hill Road, Concord. Join the Open House and hear from Lower and Middle School student leaders, watch a performance, meet student and parent ambassadors, explore classrooms, labs, and studios, and experience our beautiful 30-acre campus. For information: http://nashobabrooks.org/admission.

Stuffed Pasta Class: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Concord-Carlisle High School, 500 Walden St., Concord. Learn to make fresh pasta and stuffed pasta. Practice making different pasta shapes and take the pasta home to prepare with various sauces. Food fees are included in tuition. For information/registration: 978-318-1432.

CCHS Class of 2009 10 year high school reunion: 7 p.m. Dec. 28, location is TBD, Boston. For information: email davidmshoup@gmail.com.

 

Ongoing

Qigong/Tai Chi Combination Class: 4:15-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Steinberg Wellness Center, 310 Baker Ave., Concord. Cost: $90 for six-week session or $17 drop-in. For information: 978-287-3777, emersonwellness.org. Instructor is Pam Vlahakis.

Yoga for Beginners: 8:30-9:54 a.m. Saturdays, Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body, 310 Baker Road, Concord. To register: emersonwellness.org, 978-287-3777. Learn the best way to sit, how to breathe and the correct alignments for all postures and movements. Modifications are taught for most of the postures so that the yoga is accessible to all. The center provides yoga mats and props, or people can bring their own mats.

Irish dance classes: 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Starfish Dance and Yoga, 135 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, and 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 51 Walden Performing Arts Center, 51 Walden St., Concord. For information: inishfreema.com. Boys and girls ages 4 and older can learn the basics of traditional Irish dancing, including posture, foot placement and musical awareness, in a supportive environment.

Acton-Concord 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group: 2-4 p.m. fourth Monday of the month, Concord Council on Aging, 1276 Main St. To register: mcoaonline.com/50plus, 978-318-3020. For information: 978-318-3111, lbarretta@concordma.gov. Co-opting with the Acton Council on Aging, the program is designed to support and assisted people in the 50 and older demographic who are looking for a new job, a different and new career, re-entering the workforce or looking for a “second act” career. Meetings, facilitated by an experienced career coach, will include a presentation and hands-on workshop. Meetings are held at the Acton COA, 30 Sudbury Road, the second Monday of the month and in Concord the fourth Monday of the month. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for sign-in and casual networking.

Alcott Toastmasters: 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Monday, Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. For information: alcott.toastmastersclubs.org. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that fosters the development of public speaking and other leadership skills through practice and mutual evaluation. Guests are always welcome.

Nature Connection volunteers: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Thursdays. For information: volunteer@nature-connection.org, nature-connection.org. The Nature Connection seeks volunteers to assist with delivering nature-based educational and therapeutic programs to at-risk youth, elders and people with disabilities. Nature Connection serves people of all ages in Concord and throughout Greater Boston. Volunteers should have experience in environmental education, psychology, social work, occupational therapy or the arts, or have worked with people with disabilities, youth, elders or animals. A training program will be offered with support from staff. Volunteers must be able to commit to three to five hours a month for one year.

Tabby Tuesdays: 2-6 p.m. third Tuesdays, Concord Animal Hospital, 245 Baker Ave. The waiting and two exam rooms will be cat-only for the afternoon, offering a quiet atmosphere with fewer dog sights, sounds and smells. Exam rooms feature Feliway diffusers, cat toys and climbing structures.

Gentle Evening De-Stress Yoga: 5:30-6:45 p.m. Wednesdays, Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind and Body, 310 Baker Road, Concord. To register: 978-287-3777, emersonwellness.org. Low-impact yoga stretches and postures intended to calm the nervous system, increase mobility of the joints and build strength and balance. No yoga experience is required.

Nia — Holistic Dance Exercise Class: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Starfish Dance & Yoga, 135 Commonwealth Ave., Concord. Cost: $14 to 17. For information: starfishdanceyoga.com. Nia is a cardiovascular dance class that blends dance arts, healing arts and martial arts.

Humanist group meetings: 7 p.m. first Wednesdays, First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road. To RSVP: paul_jameson@comcast.net. Participants will investigate the intersection of science and culture, ethics and social trends, books and ideas. The group is inspired by “Humanism and Its Aspirations,” published by the American Humanist Association and the complementary seven “Universalist Unitarian Principles.” The group brings together the various non-supernatural life stances that emphasize responsibility for what happens around the community.

Concord Shakespeare Reading Group: 7-9 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays, Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St. For information: lmhardiman@gmail.com. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare is required. All are welcome.

Toastmasters meetings: 7-8:45 p.m. third Thursdays, Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St. For information: 339-223-2837, expand@verizon.net. AccelOrators Toastmasters club meets to improve speaking skills, gain confidence, improve leadership and learn to speak in any situation. Each of the members contributes to the evaluation of a speech, providing a variety of viewpoints for the speaker to consider. AccelOrators is a member of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization.

MetroWest Lyme Disease Support Group: 7-9 p.m. fourth Thursdays, Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St. For information: 978-369-2396, roseruze@verizon.net.

Knitting in Service Society: 7:30 p.m. Thursday evenings. For meeting location: Carlisle Council on Aging, 978-371-2895. A group of girls and women who have been knitting since 2006 to benefit those in need. New members are welcome. The group works on hats and scarves from easy to advanced, and they knit for Boston’s homeless through Common Cathedral, where the scarves and hats are given as Christmas presents. To be added to the monthly email reminder, email frs@carlisle.org.