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Five Things: Robert Richardson Thoreau Lecutre and Book Signing

A quick look at five things to see, do and know today in Concord.

1. Robert Richardson's Thoreau Lecture & Book Signing, "October, or Autumnal Tints:" Scholar Robert Richardson will give a talk on Concord's favorite son, author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau, on Tuesday, Oct. 9th at 7:30 pm at First Parish in Concord, 20 Lexington Road. It's to celebrate publication of an illustrated edition of Thoreau's essay, "October, or Autumnal Tints," with a biographical Introduction by Richardson. A reception and book signing will follow. Free and open to the public. Info: 978-369-9602

2. Public Meetings Posted for Today: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Hugh Cargill Trust at 9:15 a.m. the Council on Aging at 5:30 p.m., the Concord Public School Committee at 6:30 p.m. and the Library Committee at 7 p.m.

3. Clay Monsters at Barefoot Books: For $25, children ages 5 and older create their own spooky monsters at a Barefoot Books clay workshop, led by artist and craftsperson Sarah Brow-Hill. It's from 2 to 3:20 p.m. 

4. Do You Get Daily, Weekly and Breaking News in Your Inbox? If the answer to that question was "No," then you're missing out and need to click here, right away, to sign up for the Patch Newsletter.

5. Cloudy with a Chance... Of Rain: Patchy fog and clouds are in the forecast, with a good chance of rain and a high of 56, according to the National Weather Service, which predicts more possible rain overnight with a low of 45.

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