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Sundays in Patton Park

FREE outdoor musical concerts – 5pm-7pm during the summer
June 15 Brian Doser and the Puddin’ Pops present 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 – Wenham American Songbook
July 27 – ’60s Invasion Beatles’ Tribute
Aug 3 – First Congregational Church of Hamilton Musicians Celebrate 300 years with Sacred, Classical and Popular Music
August 10 – Another Friday Night Classic Rock from the 60s-80s “Songs You Know The Words To”
In the case of rain, concerts will be held at Asbury Grove Tabernacle
1 Pleasant Street South Hamilton, 5:30pm
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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

Saturday, August 23 – Annual Summer Event at Green Meadows Farm
Thursday, October 9 – Halloween Dance – 6:30pm-8:30pm

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 deadline has been extended to July 31.

Joanne Holbrook Patton Community Service Award Guidelines

Volunteer of the Year Award Guidelines

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!

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 

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June 12, 2015

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

All About Fun
Dunkin Donuts of Hamilton
Hogan Tire
Grassy Roots
Dr. Lisa J. Murray
Bonne Bouche Catering
Cherry Farm Creamery
Danversport Yacht Club
Essex Pizza
Gourmet Delights Catering
Ipswich Butcher Shop
Ipswich Clambake
Piantedosi’s Bread Shoppe
Prince Pizzeria


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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.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015




Memoir Writing WorkshopJulie Batten

Instructor Julie Batten
Mondays, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Session I: September 15 – October 27 (no class 10/13)
Session II: 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

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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

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

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 up9am-1pm
Saturday, November 22

Class fee: $50 includes certification card


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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