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Sing and dance with our very own Music Man! A biweekly family concert, featuring familiar and original tunes, performed by local dad and musician, Brian Doser.
Monday and Thursday Mornings at 10am (45 minutes)
(No holiday performances: 5/26 Memorial Day, 9/1 Labor Day, 10/13 Columbus Day, 11/27 Thanksgiving Day, 12/25 Christmas Day and 1/1 New Years Day 2015)
$5.00 admission per family.

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Instructor Mrs. Shepard

Session III Weeks: May 5-June 16 (no class 5/26)
Class fee: $65 for 6 weeks

INFANTS and TODDLERS – 0-34 months
Mondays, 9:30am-10am

First Steps in Music is a parent and child music class designed to maximize each child’s natural musical talent. Each class is a musical workout consisting of activities and melodies that encourage the development of “tuneful, beatful and artful” children. Parents/caregivers will learn a variety of bounces, tickles, finger plays, songs and circle activities that will become part of the family’s musical repertoire for years to come.

Tuesdays, 3-3:30pm

First Steps in Music is a parent and child music class designed to maximize each child’s natural musical talent. Each class is a musical workout consisting of activities and melodies that encourage the development of “tuneful, beatful and artful” children. Children will learn a variety of rhymes, rhythms and songs in addition to learning to respond to the qualities of music through movement. Parents and caregivers are active participants in these joyful classes.

Program description

Fun Science for Preschoolers

Engage your preschooler in the world and creatures around them!
Open to ages 3-5
Instructor Bryan Sheckells
Saturday mornings 10am (45 minutes)
Session II: April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 31 and June 7

Astronomy ~ What is a constellation? Why does the moon change?

Energy ~ It makes things happen!

Eggciting eggs! ~ Who has eggs, and what are they for?

Fee: $75 for 6 weeks

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“Fun Science classes have been a wonderful supplement to Sam’s school-based education. He looks forward to Fun Science every week and comes home excited to share his scientific observations and creations with his friends and family.”
A hands-on, interactive program to engage children in the science world around them!

Open to grades 1-5
Instructor Bryan Sheckells
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30pm

Session III: April 10-May 22 (no class 4/24)
Kitchen Chemistry
Use everyday household materials to complete interesting and exciting experiments. Have you ever seen glue bounce? Can baking soda make things fly? Find out with us.
Class fee: $89 for 6 weeks

Taking Flight Yoga for Kidsteen yoga

Unleash your inner potential using the techniques of yoga: breath work, mindfulness and nutrition. This fun and creative class will increase self awareness and provide your child with tools to be healthy and happy in the classroom, at home, and with friends.

Grades 1-5
Instructor Belinda Macri, RPP
Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm
Session III: April 30-June 4
Class fee: $65 per 6 week session
Classes limited to 12 students to maximize each student’s benefit. Please bring your own yoga mat and water to each class.

Sewing for Kids I

Photograph courtesy Giles Blaney

Courtesy Giles Blaney

Students will have the opportunity to learn the FUNdamentals of sewing, both by hand and with a basic sewing machine. Skills learned will include sewing straight and curved seams, adding decorative stitches and embellishments. Instructor Rhonda Galpern
Grades 2-5
Wednesdays 1pm-2:15pm

Session II: March, 19, 26 and April 2, 16, 30, May 7 SESSION II is FULL
Session III: May 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18

Class fee: $89 plus $10 one time kit fee. Fabric provided.
Classes are limited to 6 students to maximize the students benefit.

One time sewing kit fee $10,
All students will get their own sewing kit to take home after session is complete. This kit may be used for future sessions to avoid the additional fee. All fabric and sewing machines are provided.

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Grades 3-6
Instructor Jim Coyle
Learn guitar anatomy, tuning, strumming and picking. Use tablature and diagrams to learn melodies and chords. Focus will be on good technique and practice strategy, basic music, theory, and of course, playing song and having fun!
Must provide own guitar. Class is limited to 6 students
Beginners Guitar class
Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm


Session III: May 5-June 9 (no class 5/26)

Guitar II class
*Must have completed Beginners Guitar to participate
Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm

For instrument rentals, please contact Tom Jones 978-265-7005


New to the stage or looking to improve your acting skills? The Community House Theater is hosting a new workshop series for young aspiring actors
Grades 3-5
Saturdays 11am-12:30pm
Session II: March 29, April 5, 12, 26, May 3, 10, 17 & 31
Instructor: Amy Sheridan

Class fee: $180 for 8 weeks

Gleeking Out – The Mini Musical Keep-Calm-And-Gleek-Out-glee-30992542-600-700

When the general budget of Greenwood Elementary is cut drastically, everyone feels the pinch. Athletes, Artists, Chess Players and Booklovers are all thrown together to find a way to raise money to get their programs back. Along the way, they may learn a thing or two about acceptance, making new friends, and about themselves. No singing experience is necessary, just a willingness to try!

Each week students will participate in specialty theater games to warm up and develop new theater skills and then work together to learn and rehearse a play that we will showcase at the end of the session for our friends and family to enjoy. Session format:

Week 1: Discussing the play and cast of characters, audition skills lesson and practice
Week 2: Assigning roles, reading scripts
Weeks 3 and 4: Acting Skills 1 and 2, blocking scenes
Week 5: Dress Rehearsal
Week 6: Final Dress Rehearsal and Performance for friends and family


Renaissance Kids

For students entering grades 2-7
July 14-18     9am-4pm

A day camp for creative exploration

Creative minds often explore many artistic mediums. Each day of camp, we’ll welcome a guest teacher who embodies the Renaissance spirit. Over a week of inspirations, students will broaden their creative palettes through music, movement, drama and the visual arts. On Friday evening, we’ll share a performance and mini-gallery, kicking off the week of Art Grows Here in Hamilton-Wenham.

Camp fee $295
Registration Form here

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 13, 2014
$10 per person
Children 2 and under $5 per person
Advance registration and seating required

The magic of Santa has been experienced by generations of children and their families at our annual pancake breakfast. Santa’s helpers capture the special moment of your child with Santa in a photograph. Girl Scouts provide a cookie decorating activity for the children. Each child receives a small gift.

Father-Daughter Winter Ball

Photograph Anthony Pham

Anthony Pham

Saturday, February 2015
Catered hors d’ouevres, beverages, and a dreamy chocolate fountain!
DJ and dancing
$45 per couple, $15 each additional child
Space is limited – Reservation Only



Mother/Son Knight Out

Photograph Laurel Joly

Laurel Joly

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Catered hors d’ouevres, beverages, and a chocolate moat for dessert!
DJ and dancing
$45 per couple, $15 each additional child
Space is limited – Reservation Only





Ski Bradford

Open to grades 4-8
A traditional Community House favorite. Your child can join in on six weeks of skiing every Wednesday during the peak winter months.
Transportation will be by School Bus, leaving right after school, and returning for pickup around 6-6:30pm. NOTE CANCELLATION POLICY: When the Hamilton-Wenham Regional Schools are closed, the Ski Bradford program does not run. Information on cancellations will be recorded on The Community House’s voicemail 978-468-4818.

School’s Out

A YMCA Afterschool Program
Caitlin Doherty – Site Coordinator

The Greater Beverly YMCA after school program is a fun, educational program that helps children develop self confidence, interpersonal relationships, positive values, academic achievement, and builds a sense of community. All programs are licensed by the State of Massachusetts, Department of Early Education and Care.