Community News 11/29/2018

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Town of Concord Tree Lighting- Dec. 2

Town of Concord Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting will be held on December 2, 2018 in Concord Center. There will be treats and entertainment for all to enjoy. Entertainment begins at 3:00PM. There will be a Menorah Lighting at the Jethro’s Tree Area at 4:45PM. The parade will step-off from Stow Street at 4:50PM and will culminate with the Tree Lighting in Monument Square at 5:15PM. Photos with Santa will be at 22 Monument Square from 5:30-7:30PM. Many local businesses are providing entertainment, activities or refreshments. See the Concord Recreation Facebook Page or visit www.concordrec.com for more information.

Concord Integrated Preschool Open House- Dec. 14 9-11AM and 1-3PM

Children Are Welcome!

Come see our facility, talk with our staff, and ask questions about the program. We are located at the Ripley Building, 120 Meriam Road in Concord. Please check us out on our website at preschool.concordps.org. The program is available to residents of Concord and children of CPS/CCHS staff.

Children born between 9/1/13 and 8/31/15 are eligible to enroll on 9/1/18.
Priority is given to returning students, siblings of current students and staff members’ children. Applications will be available on our website and at the Open House on 12/14/18.

We look forward to meeting you at our Open House! Please contact Janet O’Shea at joshea@concordps.org or (978) 202-1147 with any questions.

Holiday Family Concert- Dec. 1

The Concord Orchestra, conducted by Richard Pittman, presents a Holiday Family Concert on Saturday, December 1 at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. The orchestra performs “The Composer is Dead”, an amusing murder mystery with narration by Lemony Snicket and music by Nathaniel Stookey. Narrator Joyce Kulhawik is the inspector who interviews the instruments in the orchestra, who are all murder suspects. Also on the program is the lively Marche Joyeuse by Chabrier. The Westford Academy Honors Orchestra joins the Concord Orchestra strings for David Diamond’s Rounds for String Orchestra. The performance concludes with a sing-along of holiday music. Performances are at the Performing Arts Center at 51 Walden in Concord. Tickets for adults are $20 at the door, $19 online. Tickets for children and young adults under 21 are $10. For tickets and information, call 978-369-4967 or visit www.concordorchestra.com

2nd Annual Carousel Cares Online Auction – Bidding November 26-December 16

Go to www.concordrec.com. Over 50 items from your favorite community supporters with starting bids at $15 and up. From kids’ birthday parties to laser tag, from a round of golf for four to a cider tasting & tour, we have something for every price range and interest. Proceeds benefit The Concord Carousel Preschool Scholarship Fund. Get on board and bid today. Every bid helps a kid! Every bidder gets entered to win 1 of 3 $10 Legal Seafoods gift cards!

CCYL: REGISTER NOW FOR GIRLS & BOYS SPRING LACROSSE (For 1st thru 8th Graders)

Registration opened November 15th! Late registration starts after December 31st and will close January 15th. Concord Carlisle Youth Lacrosse (CCYL) encourages girls and boys who are beginners to skilled players to learn and enjoy to play lacrosse! Come join the fastest growing sport in America!

Sign up now before it closes or fills to capacity!!! https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=33069&org=CCYOUTHLACROSSE.COM

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As always, please reach out with feedback or questions at any time.

All the best!
The Concord School Committee and Concord-Carlisle Regional School Committee

CEF Friday Night Pub Trivia! – Nov. 30

Join us for a night of fun, friends and trivia Friday November 30th at Waxy’s Pub in Lexington. Click here to register and/or learn more about the Concord Education Fund’s support of CPS/CCHS teachers and students.

Concord Promise

Concord Promise unites parents with a promise to delay giving their child a smartphone until at least 8th grade and is committed to education opportunities for all parents. Supported by recent research regarding the impact of smartphones on developing brains, our hope is that, together, we can make a change and give our kids the gift of a hands-free, heads-up childhood. Even if you have checked out our site previously, please visit again as we have added many new resources to educate all parents (even if your child already has a smartphone) and kids on the risks and responsibilities of smartphone use. We will also add more events this fall, including community conversations and forums to discuss the challenges of raising kids during the digital age.

Okee Dokee Brothers Concert – March 9 (tickets on sale now)

Concord Conservatory of Music presents The Okee Dokee Brothers, a family concert on Saturday, March 9th, 2 pm at 51 Walden in Concord.Plan to bring your kids closer to nature through an afternoon of songs performed by this creative duo. As childhood friends growing up in Colorado, Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing were always exploring the outdoors. Whether it was rafting down their neighborhood creek or discovering hiking trails through the Rocky Mountains, Joe and Justin were born adventurers. Now, as the GRAMMY® Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers, they have put this passion for the outdoors at the heart of their down-home and lively Americana Folk music. Tickets are $25 for premium seating and $15 for regular admission. Purchase tickets at: https://register.asapconnected.com/eventdetail.aspx?org=4125&pk=1263337

As a non-profit school, Concord Community of Music serves Concord and the surrounding 15 communities. CCM is an energetic community of people who are deepening their involvement in music education. Each year, CCM opens its doors to more than 400 students, offering programming for all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.