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Thoreau Club Junior Masters Series 12, 14, and 16's L6 Challenger Circuit Event
When: Jul 19, 2019 12am to Jul 21, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Creative Lives, Artistic Passion: Women of the Old Manse

What does it mean to "have it all?" Through the lives of five women who lived at the Old Manse between 1775 and 1905, we will learn how their desire to manage both a households and intellectual and artistic pursuits set them apart from other women of their time. Mary Moody Emerson witnessed the beginnings of the American Revolution from the Old Manse, and her nephew and protegee, Ralph Waldo Emerson, would start a revolution in literature in the 1830s. Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley was an accomplished scholar and botanist, who prepared students for Harvard. Sophia Hawthorne and Theodora Thayer were both noted artists, and Phebe Ripley an accomplished piano teacher. Through each of their lives, we will see where they took risks to pursue their artistic or intellectual passions, the personal reward, and sometimes disastrous personal consequences they faced. Their lives remind us that each of us that we can make our lives rewarding and meaningful based on the choices that we make.



When: Jul 20, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: FREE; Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: $5; Students/Seniors $9
Inside Out of the Old Manse

Explore the Old Manse inside and out! For residents of the Old Manse, the outside of the house was just as important as the inside. During this hour-long experience, you’ll explore the inside of the Old Manse, including Emerson’s study, before slipping out the backdoor, just like Hawthorne did. Once outside, we will sit on a stone wall, see the river that carried Henry David Thoreau past the Manse, the field where Reverend Ripley kept his cow, and the garden that often convinced Hawthorne to put aside his pen. Offered daily at 4pm



When: Jul 20, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: $10; Member Child: $5; Nonmember Adult: $15; Nonmember Child: $10;
Home to Two Revolutions

Meet the minister who sparked a revolution, his grandson that inspired the transcendental movement, and artists, musicians, and scientists who all called the Old Manse home during this house tour. From the American Revolution of 1775 through the literary revolution of the mid-19th century, you'll discover why the Old Manse is home is home to revolutions in both thought and deed that helped to define the American nation. Tours offered on the hour; first tour begins at 12pm ; last tour begins at 3PM.



When: Jul 20, 2019 11am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: FREE; Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: $5; Students/Seniors $9
Highlights of the Old Manse

Join us for a 20-minute tour highlighting one aspect of the Old Manse's history. Tour topics include Emerson and Transcendentalism, The Hawthornes, The Patriot Preacher, Sarah Alden Bradford Ripley, and the Attic of the Old Manse. These tours are a great way to have a shorter visit to the Old Manse or to gain more in-depth knowledge about a topic. These tours are also easy to combine with the longer Home to Two Revolutions Tour or the Creative Lives Tour. Offered on the half-hour; first tour begins at 12:30pm, last tour begins at 3:30pm.



When: Jul 20, 2019 11:30AM in Concord, MA
Cost: Member Adult: FREE; Member Child: FREE; Nonmember Adult: $5; Nonmember Child: FREE;
Wendee Glick
Wendee Glick, Vocals with: Steve Heck, Piano/Vocals Greg Holt, Acoustic Bass No cover charge, but donations are graciously accepted The Forge fills up quickly, so get there early for great food and entertainment! Singers and instrumentalists invited to sit in during the 2nd set... bring your charts.

When: Jul 20, 2019 7:30PM in Concord, MA
Yoga at the Old Manse with Hannah O'Rourke

Take your yoga  practice outside this summer at the Old Manse! The Old Manse was home to transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau who were deeply interested in spiritual practices of the East and saw them as connected to the mindful living each sought to experience. Within this special landscape overlooking the Concord River, you’ll have the chance to reflect on your own ideas about mindful living. Class open to all levels; please bring your own towel of mat. Pre-registration requested. 

Hannah recieved her 200hr RYT certification in 2015 and is currently in the process of completing her 500hr RYT at Lexington Power Yoga. She has been teaching yoga for 3 years in and around the Boston Area. Hannah loves teaching Yoga because it feels like a way for her to share joy and goodness with others. Even if she practices yoga for one reason and her students another, she loves that through Yoga we can find common ground and share a experience that is meaningful.  Her goal is for students to feel strong, empowered and motivated in classes and hopefully leave feeling relaxed and grounded.  She teaches mostly Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga and often enjoy finding ways to combine the two!



When: Jul 23, 2019 11am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member: $10; Nonmember: $15;
Summer Yoga with Ashley Nichols

Take your yoga  practice outside this summer at the Old Manse! The Old Manse was home to transcendentalists like Emerson and Thoreau who were deeply interested in spiritual practices of the East and saw them as connected to the mindful living each sought to experience. Within this special landscape overlooking the Concord River, you’ll have the chance to reflect on your own ideas about mindful living. Class open to all levels; please bring your own towel of mat. Pre-registration requested. 

**No Class July 4**
Thursday class, 5-6PM taught by Ashley Nichols
Ashley is a passionate yoga instructor and forever-student. She received her 200-hour training at South Boston Yoga in 2015 and has since been combining her love for yoga and nature by teaching gentle outdoor vinyasa style classes. Ashley fell in love with yoga during her college years and since then, her practice has been ever evolving. Yoga for Ashley is an outlet for unwinding and sorting out the entirety of her being. She has learned countless lessons from the practice on and off the mat and feels as though yoga like everything in this life is a continuous practice and one you have to keep working on. Ashley practices daily gratitude and her mission is to guide others to abundant health and happiness as her yoga practice has guided her.



When: Jul 25, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member: $10; Nonmember: $15;
Mixed Bill 3 - Feat: Ska, Punk, Metal and Hardcore!
This is our third mixed genre show, and this year with ska, punk, metal and hardcore! Featuring: 6 Foot Silence - Metal/Hardcore/Hip Hop from Fitchburg MA https://www.facebook.com/6-Foot-Silence-365181150164022/ Hobo Chili - Soul/Ska/Punk from Boston MA https://www.facebook.com/hobochiliband/ POINT BLANK - NYHC https://www.facebook.com/POINTBLANKNYHC/ Threat Level Burgundy - Ska/Punk from Billerica MA https://www.facebook.com/ThreatLevelBurgundy/ 21+ 10.00 Cover Charge

When: Jul 26, 2019 12am to Jul 27, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Summer Sunset Transcendental Mediation

Slow down and savor the season with a  relaxing sunset meditation by the Concord River at the Old Manse. We'll start with a few selections from Emerson and Thoreau about the Concord River, followed by a short guided meditation and time to simply be still on the river's edge.  Following the meditation, join us for s'mores around the fire pit as the sun fades. Pre-registration encouraged--participants are welcomed to picnic on the grounds before the meditation begins!



When: Jul 27, 2019 12am in Concord, MA
Cost: Member: $10; Nonmember: $15;