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Pumpkinfest

October 25, 2014
12:30pm-7pm
Hamilton Public Safety Building

13th Annual Harvest Dinner

Saturday, November 8, 2014
6:30pm-10:00pm

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

Special Friends

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, 6:30pm-8:30pm. Email bethany@communityhouse.org
Thursday, October 9 – Halloween Dance
November 13 – Karaoke and Spaghetti Dinner courtesy Gourmet Delights Catering
**Friday, December 19 – 7:30am-8:30am – Breakfast with Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club
RSVP to ann@communityhouse.org, bethany@communityhouse.org, or 978-468-4818 x10

Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award

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.
Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award Guidelines
Volunteer of the Year Award Guidelines

Community Carol Sing

December 2014 6:30pm FREE
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 13, 2014
A Christmas celebration featuring our favorite local performers bringing joy and merriment to our stage through dance, music, carols, poetry and more!

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 Tickets in advance are $15, $18 at the door
January 31 – Parcel of Rogues
– Scottish Music and Dance Snow date: Sunday, February 1
March 14 – Matt and Shannon Heaton- Contemporary and Traditional Celtic Music
April 11- Chelsea Berry – Singer/Songwriter

7th Annual Community House Block Party

June 12, 2015 5pm-9pm
Catered All-American Picnic Fare 5-8pm Help us Fund THE Year-Round FUN! Live Bands, Cash Bar, Giant Games (Bowling, Bubbles, Jenga, Chess, Connect 4), Mechanical Bull, Dunk Tank, Kiddie Train, Bouncy House, Face Painting, DJ, Program Demonstrations and Much, Much More! Thank You to Our 2014 Sponsors Here

24th Annual Community House Classic Golf Tournament

THANK YOU to our 2014 participants!! May/June 2015
Rain or Shine 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

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sundays in Patton Park

FREE outdoor musical concerts – 5pm-7pm during the summer
Performers 2002-2014 here

Programs

Day Trips

The Community House of Hamilton & Wenham is happy to provide active adults of all ages with the following day trips.

The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and the 9/11 Memorial – TRIP IS FULL

Saturday, September 27
The Statue of Liberty, America’s Icon of Freedom, was completely restored in 1986 and continues to be one of America’s most popularly visited attractions. Representing freedom from oppression and tyranny, the Statue represented a new way of life for the many immigrants who journeyed to America. Ellis Island, the Gateway to America, occupies a permanent place in America’s history and more than half of the immigrants entering the United States between 1892 and 1924 passed through its gates. Upon arriving at Battery Park in New York, you will board a ferry which will take you to both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You’ll have time to view all the exhibits which focus on the great immigration to America and the effects both had on their families and their newly adopted homeland. There are cafeterias on both Ellis and Liberty Island for luncheon (on your own). One can only imagine the experiences of our forefathers as your tour these sites. After returning to Battery Park, our group will visit the 9-11 Memorial for our scheduled visit at 4:45 PM. This very powerful Memorial memorializes all those who died in the 9-11 terrorist attacks by listing their names on fountains placed where the original Towers stood. Leave the Community House at 6 am by luxury CD/DVD/WiFi Silver Fox Motor Coach. A coffee/ breakfast stop will be made as you travel to New York this morning and we will stop for a dinner on the way home. Your expected arrival home is 11 PM after a most memorable day in New York, the Big Apple! Cost is $94 per person

Naumkeag and the Red Lion Inn Tuesday, October 14
Naumkeag is a quintessential country estate of the Gilded Age. This architectural masterpiece is, at its heart, a family home. Joseph Choate, a leading 19th-century attorney, hired the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, & White to design the 44-room “cottage,” Naumkeag, which would serve as a summer retreat for three generations of Choates. With its views of Monument Mountain, its stunning collection of gardens created by Joseph Choates’s daughter, Miss Mabel Choate, and Fletcher Steele over 30 years, its original artwork, and its shingle-style house, Naumkeag creates an unforgettable experience for visitors. Don’t miss the self-guided audio tour of the Naumkeag gardens, including the Blue Steps, a series of deep blue fountain pools, flanked by four flights of stairs and a grove of white birches. Walk through the equally beautiful Afternoon Garden, Tree Peony Terrace, Rose Garden, Evergreen Garden, and Chinese Garden to encounter the playful, inventive spirit of Miss Choate and Mr. Steele. Bequeathed in its entirety in 1958 – from furniture to garden tools to its intact dairy barn – Naumkeag, a National Historic Landmark, provides a special link to Berkshires history. More than that, it is a place where you, like the Choates, can find beauty and rejuvenation in a lovely place. Cost is $89 per person and includes glorious foliage on the ride up, a guided tour of Naumkeag, an audio tour of the gardens and a delicious lunch at the Red Lion Inn.

Memoir Writing Workshop

Instructor Julie Batten
Mondays, 5:30pm-7:30pm
November 3 – December 8

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. Class fee: $180 per 6 week session

Adult Sewing

Instructor Rhonda Galpern
Wednesdays, 10am-Noon
Session I: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Session II: Nov 12, 19. Dec 3, 10 and 17th

This workshop is designed for newcomers to sewing to learn the FUNdamentals, both by hand and with a basic sewing machine. Skills will include sewing straight and curved seams, buttonholes, decorative stitches, embellishments and zippers. Two machines are available for students to share during every session. (You may bring in your own machine.) Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and/or patterns to the first class. Experienced sewers may continue their current project or use class time to finish one previously set aside. Projects may include, but are not limited to, pillow covers, table runners, tote bags, basic window treatments, Christmas stockings, tree skirts and holiday décor. Class fee $115 per 5 week session

Positive Preschool Parenting

A Group for Parents
Dana Allara of Personalized Parenting will lead the group.
Mondays, 9:30-10:30am
October 20-November 24

We will explore some common parenting challenges and learn specific techniques to try at home. These positive skills help parents work with each other and their children to resolve issues in a calm and constructive way. Parents will be encouraged to set both short and long term, achievable goals for their children and create effective plans to work towards these goals. Some of the issues that we will address include sleeping, eating, tantrums, sharing and listening.
Fee: $59 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
Saturdays, 9am-1pm October 4 or December 6
Class fee: $50 includes certification card valid for 2 years

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
9am-1pm Saturday, November 22
Class fee: $50 includes certification card valid for 2 years

Classes

Korean Karate

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 CLASS PHOTOGRAPHS ON FLICKR HERE By George Blaney

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

Clubs

Birka Lodge No. 732

Swedish Fraternal Organization http://www.birka732.com/

Hamilton-Wenham Rotary Club

Breakfast – Fridays at 7:30am http://hwrotaryclub.org/

North Shore Rock and Mineral Club

http://www.northshorerock.org/

Two Town Walking Club

978-777-0148

Church

Hope Chapel

info@hopechapelma.org