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The Music Man

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: 10/13 Columbus Day, 11/27 Thanksgiving Day, 12/25 Christmas Day and 1/1 New Years Day 2015)
$5.00 admission per family.

Fun Science for Preschoolers

Engage your preschooler in the world and creatures around them!
Open to ages 3-5
Instructor Bryan Sheckells
Saturday mornings 9am-9:45am
Winter 2015

$75 for 6 week session

NEW! Stretch & Sing – Toddler and Preschool Yoga

Walkers-Age 4
Fridays, 10-10:45am
September 19-October 24

Yoga class for parents and their toddlers or preschoolers. Connect and bond with your child through song, dance, yoga and, most importantly, fun and laughter! Partner with your toddler in yoga poses, games, music and breathing exercises that help to strengthen coordination, build body awareness and stimulate creativity and imagination in your child. Caregivers welcome.
Pre-Registration Require - Register Here
Class will not run if minimum enrollment is not met
6 week series for $75
Drop-in $15

NEW! First Steps in Music

Instructor: Hannah Mell
Fridays, 11am (35 minute classes)
Session 1 – October 3-October 31

Session 2 – November 7- December 12 (no class 11/28)
Studies suggest that music and movement…
-Nourish the brain while affecting all areas of development
-Help develop critical listening skills
-Strengthen motor skills, problem solving, and spatial-temporal performance
-Create space for emotional well-being, while calming and focusing the mind
-Provide opportunities to practice social skills, instill acts of kindness and cooperation, and encourage interaction in non-threatening ways
Promote bonding within caregiver-child relationships (adults, be ready to actively participate!)
Class fee: $55 for 5 weeks

Fun Science

“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
October 30-December 11 (no class 11/27)
TOADally Engineering!

Become a mechanical engineer who has the job of removing toads from Australia. Animals sometimes are moved from one part of the world to another. When this happens, they are called invasive species, and they can cause a great deal of damage. Mechanical engineers design machines to solve problems, including ways to safely trap invasive species like toads! Leap into this challenging class!

Class fee: $89 for 6 weeks

NEW! Homework Club

Affordable, small group tutoring in a safe and secure environment facilitated by a licensed, professional educator. Instructor Bryan Sheckells
Grades 1-4
Mondays 3:30-4:30pm

Winter 2015
$89 per session

Sewing for Kids

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.The group will decide on their project. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, doll clothes, pillow case or small tote bag. Fabric and machines will be provided. If time permits, additional projects may include decorative fabric wreath (seasonal or to match room decor) of seasonal fabric cards. Two machines are available to share during every session. Class is limited to 7 students. Instructor Rhonda Galpern
Grades 2-5
Wednesdays 1pm-2:15pm

Session I: October 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Session II: November 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17 (no class 11/26)

Class fee:$79 for 5 week session plus a *$10 one time kit fee. Fabric and machines provided.
Register for both sessions NOW for $150!

*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.

Guitar I & II for Kids

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. Instructor Jim Coyle
Grades 3-6
November 3 – December 8
Class fee: $79 for 6 week session
Guitar I for Beginners
Mondays, 3:30-4:30pm
Guitar II
*Must have completed Beginners Guitar to participate
Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm

For instrument rentals, please contact Tom Jones 978-265-7005
www.musary.org

CHILDREN’S THEATER WORKSHOP

Grades 3-5
Saturdays, October 18 – December 6 (no classes 11/8 and 11/29)
10am-Noon

Seven Snow Whites and One Dwarf
The classic tale that we know and love is turned upside down! The Evil Queen is the fairest in the land, according to her magic mirror, until Snow White appears in it. Consumed with jealousy, she throws the mirror and it breaks into 7 pieces. Now, the Queen has 7 different Snow Whites to contend with! Will our hero, a lone dwarf, be able to save all 7 Snow Whites and return peace to the kingdom?

Class fee: $180 for 6 weeks

This workshop introduces children to the basics of theater production in a fun, low pressure environment. Students will work on scenes, character building, set, costume and prop design while developing self-confidence. At the end of the session, students will present a play to family and friends! Instructor Amy Sheridan

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, December 13, 2014
7:30am-10am
$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

Saturday, February 2015
6pm-8pm
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

Saturday, May 2015
6pm-8pm
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
978-468-1114

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.