Community News 11/1/2018

View the 11/1/2018 Thoreau Announcements in full here

Early Voting Schedule

Early voting has started in Concord. Head over to the Town House Hearing Room, 22 Monument Square to cast your vote.

Dates and Times

Mon, October 22 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Tue, October 23 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wed, October 24 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Thu, October 25 8:30 am 7:00 pm
Fri, October 26 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Sat, October 27 10:00 am 2:00 pm
Mon, October 29 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Tue, October 30 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Wed, October 31 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Thu, November 1 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Fri, November 2 7:00 am 4:30 pm

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

Don’t miss A COMMUNITY SPORTS EQUIPMENT SALE hosted by The Fenn School. ALL ARE WELCOME! – Nov. 3rd, 9:00 -12:00

A wide selection of gently used sports equipment for the entire family, including lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer, football, and ski equipment. Representatives from Hardy’s Ski Emporium will be on hand offering a large assortment of NEW skis, boots and poles at low pre-season prices.

Gym doors open promptly at 9:00 am. Come early for the best selection!

Celebrating our 50th year of The Sports Sale-hosted by the Fenn School, 516 Monument Street, Concord, MA.

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.


An Empowerment Workshop for Mothers and Daughters, Ages 8 to 12 – Nov. 4

In its 11th year, GirlPower! has been guiding girls to find their unique voices through creative movement, discussion, journaling, art and nature. This year, mothers and daughter are invited to learn about each other through activities designed to build confidence, self-advocacy and self-care. Girls and moms will find new ways to connect to each other and find community with other mothers and daughters. The GirlPower! experience provides a safe, nurturing and supportive environment to explore, relax and renew.

Date: Sunday, November 4th, 2018
Time: 1:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Steinberg Wellness Center for Mind & Body, 310 Baker Ave., West Concord
Cost: $110 for mother-daughter pair, includes program, supplies and snacks
Register: or call 978-287-3777

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. To learn more, click here:

Music Lessons with IMSCC – Fall Session is underway, please join us!

IMSCC offers one-on-one music lessons with professional musicians and educators. We have lessons for a wide variety of band and orchestra instruments as well as piano, guitar, ukulele and voice. Lessons take place after school and evenings and are conveniently located at CCHS, Sanborn, and the Carlisle school campus. Tuition for lessons starting mid-semester will be prorated. More information about IMSCC, including faculty bios, tuition rates and more, can be found at

Please visit to fill out a lesson inquiry form, or download a printable form at We will follow up within a day or two and put you in touch with a teacher to set up a lesson schedule.

Questions? Please contact Debbie Levine at, 978-341-2490 ext. 7653.


Monday, November 12 at 9:30 am. For more information visit the Lynn Woods Cross-Country website at

CCYH Learn to Play Hockey

The CCYH Learn to Skate and Mosquitos (Learn to Play Hockey) programs are now open for registration. Both programs are held at the Middlesex School in Concord from mid November through the end of February. Learn to Skate sessions are held Saturday mornings and Mosquitos sessions are held Saturday and Sunday mornings. Please visit for more information and to register.

CCYH Basketball

Registration is now open for tryouts for the Concord-Carlisle Youth Basketball 2018/2019 travel program, which is open to boys and girls in grades 4 through 8. Visit for more details.