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Caroline Provost, Arts & Environment Program Coordinator at The Umbrella Arts Center, previewed the programs planned for Earth Day 2021 in light of the Pandemic. After reviewing some of the many outdoor activities and workshops currently available, she talked about the past and present creation of river rafts made from natural materials. Traditionally these are featured in a parade and then launched in the Concord Rive in a ceremony near the Old Manse. But not this year! The Umbrella will be holding outdoor workshops on making rafts but families will launch them on their own. Provost also previewed other cherished Concord traditions including an annual art auction and a self-guided publicArt Walk in green spaces.