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2912, 2021

The Music Man UPDATE

December 29, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on The Music Man UPDATE

Music Man performances will be VIRTUAL through January 31 due to the current COVID-19 outbreak. Please visit The Music Man – Brian Doser page for the performance link every Monday and Thursday at 10am.

Let Brian know if you have any requests!
If you would like to help support the Music Man:
#1. Share the Facebook post with your friends!
#2. Venmo: musicmanbriandoser (suggested admission $7)
#3. Paypal (paypal.me/musicmanbriandoser)

Contact the Music Man: musicmanbriandoser@gmail.com
Snail mail is: PO Box 314 Wenham, MA 01984. Thank you!

2212, 2021

Auditions for Our Town

December 22, 2021|Categories: Stage 284|Comments Off on Auditions for Our Town

Audition for Stage 284’s March/April production of “Our Town”!

“Our Town” presents the small town of Grover’s Corners in three acts: “Daily Life,” “Love and Marriage” and “Death and Eternity.” Narrated by a stage manager and performed with minimal props and sets, the play depicts the simple daily lives of the Webb and Gibbs families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually – in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre – die.

Age Range:
We are looking for auditionees 14 years old and up to bring this show to life! This production has many characters and follows them through several stages of life so we need all ages and stages of theater lovers to help portray this important story.

Auditions take place Tuesday, January 11th and Wednesday, January 12th from 6PM to 10PM. Visit https://communityhouse.org/stage-284/s284-auditions/ info and to register for auditions!

1512, 2021

Friday’s Dance has been Cancelled

December 15, 2021|Categories: Middle School Program|Comments Off on Friday’s Dance has been Cancelled

In consideration of the rising number of COVID cases locally (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-response-reporting), the health and well-being of our staff, the omicron variant, and the close proximity to the upcoming holidays, we will be postponing the middle school dance scheduled for Friday, December 17th. We will continue to monitor the number of local cases and make an announcement regarding a new date early in 2022.
We hope you enjoy a healthy, safe and joy-filled holiday season!
1512, 2021

The H-W Holiday Lights Tour Map is here!!

December 15, 2021|Categories: Current Events|Comments Off on The H-W Holiday Lights Tour Map is here!!

Looking for a fun, low-key way to participate in the holiday season without the crowds?

Thinking of going for a cruise-around in the car to find some great holiday decorations?

We have just the thing for you: The H-W Holiday Lights Tour! Below is the list of addresses where you’ll find the beautifully decorated homes on our tour.

Simply load print out the list and map (also found on our website), pack up some hot cocoas, load the family in the car and enjoy Hamilton and Wenham’s finest holiday decorations.

The list of addresses is below, or check out the map on google maps:

15 Hamilton Ave, Hamilton

938 Bay Road, Hamilton

3 Sharon Road, South Hamilton

31 Chestnut Street, South Hamilton

89 Asbury Street, South Hamilton

167 Sagamore Street, South Hamilton

110 Gregory Island Road, South Hamilton

9 Conrad Circle, Wenham

27 Burley Street, Wenham

5 Birch Road, Wenham

3 Gussett Road, Wenham

24 Rubbly Rd, Wenham

17 Hull Street, Wenham

184 Cherry Street, Wenham

9 Perkins Street, Wenham

312, 2021

Holiday Fun in Hamilton December 4th and 5th!

December 3, 2021|Categories: Current Events|Comments Off on Holiday Fun in Hamilton December 4th and 5th!

Lots of holiday fun happening in Hamilton this Saturday!
In addition to the Hamilton-Wenham Winter Farmers’ Market and our Hometown Holidays Visit with Santa, both happening at The Community House, The Winthrop School is hosting their Annual Holiday Boutique AND the Hamilton Wenham EdFund is holding their annual Christmas Tree fundraiser sale in Patton Park!
The Community House is also hosting a food and toy drive to benefit the Acord Food Pantry and Toys and Tots on December 4th and 5th!

Farmers Market: Dec 4th, 12-3pm at The Community House

LOCATION: The Community House, 284 Bay Road in Hamilton, MA

VENDORS:

  • Al’s Hives and Honey – Honey, honey products and beautiful wax wraps from Amesbury
  • Bee Happy Supplies LLC – Lip balm and moisturizer made from honey and beeswax, pure beeswax candles, honey and honey sticks
  • Beet Your Best -Vegan and gluten-free energy bars and granola.
  • Candles by Erin – Reiki Infused Candles
  • Crepe du Jour – Made to order French sweet and savory crepes
  • Doodlebug Repurposed Sweater Mittens
  • Herrick Farm – Winter squash galore! Butternuts, blue hubbards, acorns and more
  • Iron Ox Farm– Fresh organic vegetables grown in Hamilton
  • Marshview Farm – Root veggies, greens and eggs
  • Moonlight Farm Locally raised meats from Ashburnham
  • Rocket Fuel Pesto – selection of chef made, small batch pestos made right in The Community House kitchen
  • Source Bakery – Hand Pies, Biscuits, Cakes, Cookies, Cinnamon Buns & more all made fresh, from scratch with locally sourced ingredients
  • Valicenti Pasta FarmFarmstead Pasta Sauces; Gourmet Ravioli; Unique Fresh Pasta; Ready-To-Cook Lasagna

Hometown Holidays Visit with Santa: Dec 4th and 5th

Santa Claus is coming to The Community House!
Price: $50 per group/family. Includes digital photograph, special craft kit from Santa, hot cocoa and cookie to go!
Limited availability remains! Book your visit in adavance at https://communityhouse.org/santa/
Hometown Holidays Visit With Santa is generously sponsored by Cole Landscaping and Iron Tree Service

Food & Toy Drive Dec 4th and 5th

The Community House will be collecting toy donations for Toys for Tots and food items for the Acord Food Pantry on both December 4th and 5th!
For Acord, please consider bringing donations of unexpired/unopened items from Acord’s most needed list: cereal, coffee, jelly, mayonnaise, small snacks, brownie mix, pasta sauce, toilet paper, baked beans, salad dressing, packaged cookies.
For Toys for Tots please consider donating new, unwrapped toys and books!

Deck The Halls with a Tree to Support the Hamilton Wenham EdFund!

A major fund raiser for the Edfund is the Annual Christmas Tree Sale at Patton Park!
The trees come fresh from up north and proceeds go to advancing educational excellence in the Hamilton Wenham Regional Schools.
It’s a community event to celebrate the spirit of the holiday!
Trees are selling fast, so come early!

Winthrop School’s Holiday Boutique: Dec 4th from 9am to 3pm

Annual festive event features 50+ local vendors, stock up on cookies at the Cookie Walk, bid on Silent Auction items, enjoy something to eat in the café.

Holiday Lights Tour: Register by Dec 8th

Will you be illuminating the exterior of your home or business this holiday season?
Join us for our second annual Holiday Lights Tour, hosted by The Community House!
To participate as a decorated household or business, please complete the form by Wednesday, December 8th. The Community House will launch the virtual home tour on Friday, December 17th with an announcement on our social media pages.
312, 2021

We Offer Programs That Strengthen Families

December 3, 2021|Categories: Impact, Stage 284|Comments Off on We Offer Programs That Strengthen Families

photo credit: Autumn Aguiar Photography

At The Community House we offer programs that strengthen families. Just ask the Westgates—Tracey, Sean, Bennet and Maeve.Since 2018, they have been participating in Stage 284, our in-house theater program. As a multigenerational theater program for actors of all ages and stages, Stage 284 offers unique opportunities for families to connect while creating lifelong memories. By choosing Stage 284, they are developing shared interests, improving communication, and creating a family that encourages creativity and lifelong learning. That’s a great investment!The Westgates are not alone in their quest for creative and fun engagement. Our daily lives too often leave us feeling disconnected—even from those closest to us. According to a new study, the average U.S. adult will spend the equivalent of 44 years of their life staring at screens! But we can choose to invest in a better life.The Community House is a unique place, beyond school, work and online spaces, where everyone belongs and is welcome. Through enrichment programming and special events, people of all ages are empowered to reach their full potential.But we can’t do it without you! Please consider giving to our Annual Fund. It’s the most critical component of our fundraising efforts and is vital to our success. With your generosity, we will continue to transform lives.

Warmest regards,

Christina Comparato, Board President
Melissa Elmer, Executive Director

P.S. Before year end, we need to raise $32,000 to sustain our high-quality programming. Would you please help by making a tax-deductible donation today?

Donate Here
2311, 2021

Hamilton-Wenham Winter Farmers Market

November 23, 2021|Categories: Current Events|Comments Off on Hamilton-Wenham Winter Farmers Market

Many thanks to everyone who came out to our first Hamilton-Wenham Winter Farmers’ Market on November 20th!

There are two remaining markets left in this series: Saturday, December 4th, (which one will coincide with our Visit with Santa event and the holiday shopping “Boutique” at the Winthrop School!), and Saturday, December 18th.

The Farmers’ Markets will take place on the lawn in front of the Community House located at 284 Bay Road in Hamilton.

Vendors include:

Al’s Hives and Honey – Honey, honey products and beautiful wax wraps from Amesbury.

Beet Your Best -Vegan and gluten-free energy bars and granola.

Candles by Erin – Reiki Infused Candles

Crepe du Jour – Made to order French sweet and savory crepes

Iron Ox Farm– Fresh organic vegetables grown in Hamilton

Living Soil Gardens  – Microgreens and salad mixes.

Marshview Farm – Root veggies, greens and eggs

Moonlight Farm Locally raised meats from Ashburnham

Rocket Fuel Pesto – selection of chef made, small batch pestos made right in The Community House kitchen

Valicenti Pasta Farm – Farmstead Pasta Sauces; Gourmet Ravioli; Unique Fresh Pasta; Ready-To-Cook Lasagna

DATES: Saturdays, December 4th and December 18th

TIME: 12pm to 3pm

LOCATION: The Community House, 284 Bay Road in Hamilton, MA

211, 2021

Ski Bradford Program Cancelled for This Season

November 2, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Ski Bradford Program Cancelled for This Season

We regret to announce that the Ski Bradford program has been cancelled for this upcoming 2022 winter season due to transportation shortages.
Check back next winter!

111, 2021

New Website!

November 1, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Our website has a brand new look! New modernized design, more streamlined and user-friendly. Let us know what you think!

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