The Insiders: Space pirates versus space cowboys in a hunt for treasure
X marks the spot on this treasure map, part of the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center's Treasure! exhibit.
Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa
(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
Put away your eye patches, treasure maps and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold DVDs – we’ve found a location guaranteed to be filled with treasure, and it’s right here in Concord! The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center’s “Treasure!” exhibit runs through May 5, so time is running out to take a gander at all that booty! The exhibit is your chance to be a real-life, hands-on treasure hunter. During your visit, use a metal detector to search for buried treasure, pan for gold like an ol’-timey prospector and fire cannonballs at rival pirate ships. That’s just scratching the surface. With schools on April vacation this week, the Discovery Center is expanding its hours – it will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day this week (11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday). Fun bonus treasure hunter pro tip: Print out your treasure hunter passport at starhop.com (or cut out the one from this week’s Insider), get it stamped at six local businesses and bring it to the Discovery Center for free admission. The passport is literally worth its weight in gold. For more information, visit starhop.com or call 271-7827.
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Elsewhere, Girl Rising plays at Red River Theatres at 6:30 p.m. and Joe Gattuso performs at Hermano’s at 6:30 p.m.
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Finally, some corrections to mistakes we made last week. Carmelo Anthony is a professional basketball player for the New York Knicks, not a delicious candy treat, as we reported. Margaret Thatcher, who passed away recently, was the former prime minister of England, not the founding member of the Bieber Beliebers fan club. And, cinnamon baths are not “a sure-fire way to attract the ladies.” We’ll try to do better next week.
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