Thursday, February 21, 2013
Rounding up some of this weekends happenings in Bedford, Concord and Lexington.
It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities you'll want to take part in this weekend. 1. Marching Along With Time – Songs by Irving Berlin, 1935-1945 Where/When: Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington; 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 22 Why Go: Valerie Anastasio and Tim Harbold, and Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner will sing Irving Berlin's great songs from the Astaire/Rogers films, Holiday Inn, and Alexander's Ragtime Band; selections from This Is The Army and other songs from World War II, as well. Pricing: $20 2. The Concord Players Winter Show Where/When: 51 Walden St, Concord…
Friday, February 15, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 15 in Concord.
1. Take Tea at the Museum: At 1:30 and 3 p.m. today, you can nosh on sweets provided Concord's Trail’s End Café and sipping tea served with handmade, silken tea infusers and tea accoutrements crafted by Tea Forté of Concord at the Concord Museum's Brooke Hall. Seatings are by advance reservation only; call 978-369-9763, ext. 216. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is the CASE Collaborative Board of Directors at 1 p.m. 3. Concord Players Perform: The Concord Players will perform The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, a wildly comedic who-done-it poking fun at show business and the corny thrillers of old Hollywood, at 8 p.m. tonight at 51 Walden. And, as a Valentine to opening …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Jan. 10 in Concord.
1. Faculty Concert - Piano Trio Schubert & Shostakovitch: Concord Conservatory of Music’s Faculty Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. tonight with Paul Jacobs’ Piano Trio performing “Light and Darkness” works by Schubert and Shostakovitch. Jacobs will be performing with Yu-Wen Chen (violin), and Nick Dinnerstein (cello). CCM is located at the West Concord Union Church. 2. Thursday Author Series: Concord resident James A. Chu, consulting psychiatrist at McLean Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, has written a new edition of his “Rebuilding Shattered Lives: Treating Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders." He'll discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Concord Free Public Library. 3. …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Jan. 9 in Concord.
1. Rise Up and Call Her Name: Beginning at 9:30 a.m. this morning at First Parish, the Wright Tavern Center for Spiritual Renewal introduces "Rise Up and Call Her Name," a spiritual inquiry focused on the Sacred Feminine. According to the event description, this course is "a woman-honoring journey into global Earth-based spirituality to learn about goddesses from a variety of traditions, hear and tell personal stories, create sacred art, participate in rituals, discuss questions in feminist spirituality, and engage in personal discovery together." Costs $40 for materials for more information, email FPWomensCircle@gmail.com. 2. Auditions Adults for The Sound of Music: At 7 p.m. this evening at the Fenn School, the Concord Players will …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The local theatre group is short on men for its winter show, 'The Musical Comedy of Murders of 1940,' and is holding a special audition tomorrow night.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The following announcement was provided on behalf of the Concord Players. The Concord Players will hold an additional night of auditions for men only at 7 p.m. this Thursday night, November 15, over at 51 Walden. It’s for their winter show, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, which, contrary to its title, is not a musical. This very funny show has secret doorways and sliding panels, murder and intrigue, and should be a ton of fun to do. So if you’re male and looking to keep busy during the long, dark winter nights, come on down and try out. You may discover a new passion. For full details on The Concord Players, their season, and a description of the play itself, go to www.concordplayers.org.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Lightman's new novel to be featured at a Thursday Author Series at the library, and the Concord Players hold auditions for their next show.
Good morning, and welcome to a brand new week! Did you remember to turn your clocks back yesterday? What did you do with your extra hour – something worthwhile, I hope? Before I forget, I’ve been meaning to tell you about the lunch Maureen and I had recently at Dabblers. The sandwiches were lovely, but the brownies were to die for. Honestly, they were the best brownies EVER. My favorite was the sea salt caramel – brownies with caramel oozing out of the middle – but the mint and raspberry ones were just as melt-in-your-mouth delicious. You don’t even have to pretend you’re there for the crafts: Just walk to the back of the store and survey the goods. I still have to get over there to check out the peanut butter one. OK, now to the real news…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
TriCon Church hosts their Antiques Sale, First Parish hosts their Artisans’ Sale, and Fenn School sells their used sports equipment.
It’s Nov. 1, which means it’s All Saints Day – I’m not exactly sure how one celebrates that, but I do know how to celebrate the night before. And how did everyone else spend their All Hallow’s Eve? Were the ghosts and goblins able to get around the downed tree branches and sodden leaves in your neighborhood? I’m guessing it was at least easier than last year, what with the snow on the ground and all. But the really important question is, did you get rid of all the candy you bought, or do you have leftovers for yourself? If you’re anything like me, you probably ate enough to get you through to the next holiday. Speaking of holidays, I hate to say it but we’re heading into that gift-buying time of year, which means you may want to know …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Concord Players get a slew of award nominations; protest all wars every Friday.
Hey, hey, hey, it’s the last week of July – how the heck did that happen?? My brother once observed that July 31 seems to come an awful lot faster than January 31, especially here in the frosty northeast. I’m not sure why that is, but he seems to be right. But while we may be wistful that the summer is winging by, some really good news has come to our community theater: The Concord Players have garnered an impressive eighteen DASH award nominations for their three plays this season. DASH, which stands for Distinguished Awards and Special Honors, is a year-end awards program sponsored by EMACT (Eastern Massaschusetts Association of Community Theatres). Its purpose is to honor and applaud the people of their member theatres who gave …
Friday, February 24, 2012
A Town History course and snow are among things to know about today.
"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance. 1. A mix of rain and snow will dominate the early hours of today with roughly an inch of snowfall expected in the Concord area. Showers will continue into the evening with an overnight low of 30. 2. A course is currently offered that will train interested individuals in being a Concord Town History Town Guide. The course begins on Monday and runs for eight weeks. Call 978-318-1432 for more information. 3. You can still check out Amateurs, the play performed by the Concord Players, as it hits the stage tonight at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19 for general admission. 4. If you’re trying to make weekend plans, but are having …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Two places to get a facial in town, plus another Friday Night Flick and last call for Amateurs.
Here we are, at the almost-end-of-February – it’s a short month, after all. I hope those of you with kids at home are surviving the week, maybe taking the time to read a little more, relax at home and not run around to all the activities we seem to have during a normal school/work week. Or maybe you’re frantically trying to keep the kids busy while you figure out how to fit in your own work around them. Either way, you may need a break yourself. And I’m thinking the best way to do that is to get yourself a facial. Really, by this time of the winter, our skin is dried out and looking a little rough; there’s nothing like a facial to get rid of the dead skin and make you feel all relaxed and renewed. I have to confess, unlike my recent hot …