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The Insiders: Tall tale-telling seniors and talented students

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • "Neon Dreams," Clara Symmes

    "Neon Dreams," Clara Symmes

  • "Cave Art," Grace Devaney

    "Cave Art," Grace Devaney

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)
  • "Neon Dreams," Clara Symmes
  • "Cave Art," Grace Devaney

It’s storytime at Tad’s Place this afternoon. Author Rebecca Rule’s four-week artist residency at Havenwood-Heritage Heights culminates at 2:30 p.m. today with a collection of wild yarns woven by Rule – and the retirement home residents themselves! Rule told us that she would be accompanied by about 12 HHHers telling tales – “some true, some not-so-true.”

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said Rule. “The life experiences, the way they tell them – I love hearing their stories!” Rule worked with residents over the last month to coax the best stories out of them and coach them in the telling, and the results will be on display today.

Havenwood-Heritage Heights is located at 149 East Side Drive. For more information, call 229-1185 or visit hhh.com.

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That event will last about an hour or so, so you’ll want another event to round out your evening. Pipe down and stop your clamoring, we’ve got one! The Concord School District’s youth art exhibit opens tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Steeplegate Mall (now this is what we call a hot topic!). We’re sure you saw our story and photos of the exhibit in the current issue of the Insider. If so, you know what you’re in for. If not, just know that you can see hundreds of pieces of art from dozens of talented students all under the same roof (check out theconcordinsider.com to see some of the artwork). The opening will also feature Concord High School musicians performing live.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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