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The Scott Libby Fireside Concert Series

The purpose of the Libby Fireside Concert Series is to create a welcoming and accessible environment that encompasses all genres of music while building cultural awareness through an interdisciplinary approach. Scott Libby was an exceptional musician and community servant. He was an integral part of the musical life of Hamilton and Wenham; therefore, this program has been named in his honor. Shows 7:30pm
All tickets on sale via Brown Paper tickets are $15.00 plus $1.52 service fee. Tickets at the door are $18.00


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Folk Comedy

Saturday, April 26 @ 7:30pm


Check out Don on Reverbnation here

LISTEN I Know What Love Is here
LISTEN Shack in The Back /Rascal here


Scott Libby Fireside 2014 Concert Performers


Annalivia is an American ‘roots and branches’ string-band which draws from tradition and today to create their own brand of new acoustic folk music.

Henri Smith

New Orleans Jazz performed in the high-spirited style of the New Orleans culture. A culture of celebratory dance and music. Let The Good Times Roll!


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The Community House continues to serve the interests of our “Special Friends”, individuals with special needs, via regular socials. All events are free, with advance registration. Interested in volunteering? There are opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Events are typically on Thursday evenings. Email melissa@communityhouse.org

Thursday, April 24th 6:30-8:30pm Spring Fling Dance
Thursday, May 22nd 6:30-8:30pm Country Western Dance
Saturday, August 23 – Annual Summer Event at Green Meadows Farm

RSVP to ann@communityhouse.org, bethany@communityhouse.org, or 978-468-4818 x10

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Volunteer of the Year Award

The Community House is accepting nominations to recognize and honor individuals who have exhibited extraordinary dedication
to volunteerism and/or community service.
Nomination submissions will be accepted April 1 through June 30 for the 2014 recipients.
Nominations guidelines:Joanne Holbrook Patton CS Award 

6th Annual Community Block Party

June 13, 2014

All You Can Eat Buffet – Cash Bar, Children’s Rides and Activities
Come out and enjoy the company of neighbors while supporting your local community center.



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June 6, 2014
Cape Ann Golf Course, Essex, MA
9-Hole Course
Rain or Shine
Noon Registration
1:00pm Shotgun Start
All entry fees include: Green fees & cart, sign-in gifts, and a complimentary drink at cocktail reception. Golfers may register either individually or as a foursome. The proceeds are to benefit The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, a non-profit organization. The fee is non-refundable and a portion is tax deductible.

Two Town Fourth of July

Friday, July 4, 2014



Sundays in Patton Park

FREE outdoor musical concerts – 5pm-7pm during the summer
June 15 Brian Doser and friendsThe “Music Man” presents a Father’s Day Family Concert
June 22 – Country Mile Foot Stomping Country Favorites
June 29 – Down Home Swing Jazz, Blues and Swing!
July 6 – Merrimack Valley Concert Band Patriotic Tunes and more!
July 13 – 73 Duster Classic and Contemporary Hits
July 20 – Community Band of Wenham American Songbook
July 27 – 60′s Invasion Beatles’ Tribute
Aug 3 – First Congregational Church Musicians Celebrate 300 years with Sacred, Classical and Popular Music
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October 2014

13th Annual Harvest Dinner

Saturday, November 8, 2014

One Hundred Dollars per person and open bar. Tax deductable.
The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham cordially invites you to an evening of dining with proceeds to benefit our annual capital needs and improvements to our historic building.

$5,000 Harvest Dinner Raffle

Proceeds from this raffle support the annual maintenance needs of our historic building.
Tickets $100 each – Only 200 will be sold
Grand Prize $5,000 – 2nd – $500 – 3rd – $250 – 4th – $150

Community Carol Sing

December 2014

A sing along led by Brian Doser, Peter Stewart and Joe Scuderi will infuse your heart with the warmth of the holiday season. A 30 minute sing along spectacular will be followed by cookies, cocoa, and the traditional caroling and lighting ceremony at the gazebo and People’s United tree.

A Fireside Noel

December 2014
Our 2013 Fireside Noel Holiday Concert featured the amazing New England Tenors accompanied by a baby grand piano, violin and drums. Christmas and festive music, along with a few sing-a-longs, delighted the audience. A standing ovation and calls for Encore, gave audience members one more magical piece. It was truly a night to remember!


Memoir Writing WorkshopJulie Batten

Instructor Julie Batten
Mondays, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Ever feel like you have a story to tell but you don’t know where to start? Ever read a published memoir and think I can do that!? Well then step right up, this class is for you! With Stephen King’s ON WRITING* guiding us on our journey, you will learn to frame a story and adorn it with just the right details. You will learn to paint pictures with your words, discover the musicality and color of language, and to write with intention. You will learn that there is never only one story, but that your perspective, where you dig your heels in, defines the story that is yours.
*Stephen King’s memoir/craft book can be downloaded for free from the internet or purchased through Amazon for as little as $1.50.

Session II: March 17-April 28 (no class 4/21)
Session III: May 5-June23 (no classes 5/26 & 6/16)

Class fee: $180 per session

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Instructor Rhonda Galpern
Wednesdays, 10am-Noon

This workshop is designed for newcomers to sewing to learn the FUNdamentals, both by hand and with a basic sewing machine. Skills learned will include sewing straight and curved seams, using a pattern or drafting a pattern from a basic garment as well as sewing buttonholes, decorative stitches and embellishments. Participants will decide on their project and are encouraged to bring ideas and/or patterns to the first class. After the initial class, the instructor will provide individual supply lists and a discount card for Loom and Shuttle. Class is limited to 6 students.
Session II: March, 19, 26, and April 2, 16, 30 and May 7 (no class 4/9)
Session III: May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, and 18

Class fee: $135 for 6 weeks

Adult, Infant and Child CPR

It is only a matter of a few short minutes before it is too late to save a life … learning what to do provides you precious minutes and gives someone a chance to survive. YOU CAN SAVE A LIFE! This HEARTSAVER course, including the hands-only approach to CPR w/ AED, will be taught by instructors certified by the American Heart Association. Instructors: Regina Baker, RN and Sheryl Razney, RN.
Appropriate for ages 11 and up
Fall 2014
Class fee: $50 includes certification card

First Aid

This course will be taught by Regina Baker, RN and Sheryl Razney, RN. The instructors are certified by the American Heart Association.
Appropriate for ages 11 and up
Fall 2014

Class fee: $50 includes certification card


Korean KarateSoobak-12

Classes are offered Monday-Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
FREE 30-day trial

Certified instruction in the classical Korean martial art of Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan. Youth students aged 5-13 years old will experience the many benefits martial arts training has to offer including improved discipline, concentration and self esteem while learning an effective self-defense system which will heighten their awareness and confidence. For more information, call Jim Harwood – 978.927.6671 www.thekaratecenter.com

Ballroom Dancing Classes

Classes are offered Wednesdays, 6:30pm-7:30pm
Dancing lessons in our beautiful 1920s Ballroom
Learn the basics of Latin and traditional ballroom from experienced instructor and ballroom champion, Greg Warwick. Private instruction available by appointment. Daytime, weekend appointments available
Grades 7 through adults (partners are advised)
$120 per person for 8 weeks.
For more information and to register, contact Greg Warwick at 508-932-5989 or gcwarwick@comcast.net.

Ignite Your Spirit Yoga

Classes take place in the beautiful Mandell room.
For more information and class schedule contact:
Laurence King at 978-526-8025 or laurence2@comcast.net

Tai Chi for Good Health

Mondays 8:45am-9:45am Short Form
Tuesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm Short Form
Wednesdays 9:15am-10:15am Short Form
Saturdays 8am-9am Classical Yang Style Long Form
9am-10am Tai Chi for Beginners (Short Form)

Discounts for seniors. For more information or to register contact: Marna Badavas at 978-358-7760 or www.greatbaytaichi.com