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The Insiders: Stop working on your really old home and pitch in at the Audi

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    The Insiders

  • The Insiders

There’s a good chance many of you are living in houses that are at least 110 years old. This is New England, after all. The last brand-new house built within state lines is estimated at 1984 (estimation approximate and wildly inaccurate). Live free or die, man. And live free in really old, crumbling houses. Anyway, that means two things: We know it’s drafty all year in your humble abode, and we know that you understand how difficult it is to maintain a building well into its second century of life. And the fine people at the Concord City Auditorium know you know that, too.

That’s why they’re calling on you to help out with the 24th annual Pitch In event at the Audi, where civic-minded citizens like yourself leave your own dilapidated house to make sure the Audi doesn’t suffer the same fate. The historic theater is preparing for its 110th year, and it’s people like you that keep it alive and well. The Pitch In is a three-day sprucing up of the theater, where volunteers tidy up the theater to get it ready for the masses starting in mid-September. Here’s a quote from the Friends of the Concord City Auditorium on the options: “We do windows. Windows and orchestra seats and dressing rooms and stages. We sew curtains, polish chandeliers and send event calendars to thousands of area households.” It’s the last day to take part, and there are two sessions – the first runs from 9 a.m. to noon and the second from 6 to 9 p.m. Each sessions starts with either a light breakfast or dinner from Panera (you can do the math on which meal is served at which session). For more information on the theater and all its happenings, visit concordcityauditorium.org.

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

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