The 7th Annual Artisan Fair is Nov 4th!

7th Annual Artisan Fair

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Join us for the 7th Annual Local Artisan Fair! This year our event will again be held at the CSB Community Center, and will feature artists and artisans of all sorts, music, and more! Food will also be available at this event. Special demonstrations can be found throughout the weekend, and include performances by Harper Angela Biggs. With thanks to the Claremont Parks and Recreation Dept for their support of this event. Admission to this event is free Saturday: 10:00am – 4pm

Vendor information can be found here: http://www.wcc-ma.org/vendors

Funds raised from this event help to support WCCMA’s youth education programs!

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MORE WCCMA EVENTS:

Local Student Recital

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Performances by students in the studios of Angela Biggs (voice and harp) and Melissa Richmond (flute, saxophone, and piano), with accompaniment provided by David Chaves. Please contact melissa@wcc-ma.org if you are a local music instructor with students who would like to participate.

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HopStop: Jason Tardy, juggler (FREE)

November 18, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at CSB Community Center: City of Claremont

You will be on the edge of your seat (or the HopStop rug) when Jason takes the stage in this wild ride of juggling and comedy. Accompanied by upbeat recorded music, Jason will juggle and manipulate anything and everything: toilet plungers, yoga balls, ladders, even himself. Amazing stunts done with no fear and a lot of practice will have jaws on the floor. Jason may need an assist from audience members during the performance.

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Register today! Folk Art Painting with Ernie Perry

Folk Art Painting Workshop (3 weeks of sessions) – REGISTER BY FRIDAY!

March 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church Hall

Paint your own “funky” wooden organ pipe in the folk art style. Instructor Ernie Perry will lead participants through the process of selecting designs, sketching your idea on the organ pipe, and painting it to it’s final form. The final piece makes great wall art for your home.

Classes will be in 3 session:
March 26 at 1:00pm
April 2 at 1:00pm
April 9th at 1:00pm

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No experience necessary. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited, please pre-pay for your session (unless other arrangements are made by contacting us) by March 24th. WCCMA Members receive a discount on all workshops, memberships start at $30, and more information on the benefits of membership may be found here: http://www.wcc-ma.org/membership/

We are committed to providing access to the arts for all, and not having registration costs be a barrier to participating. Tuition Aid is available upon request, register below or contact melissa@wcc-ma.org

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Holiday Events start this week! Cookie Competition, Sing Along, and more.

The bustling holiday season has returned, and there’s a full calendar of events just waiting for you!
_MG_9454 copy6th Annual Baking Competition at the Holiday Bazaar and Chowder Luncheon
Dec 3rd, 10am – 2pm and Dec 4th, 11am-2pm
At Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH

Chowder Luncheon served 11am-2pm

The Holiday Bazaar features a variety of gingerbread houses, baked goods, crafts, berry bowls, kitchen items, knit items, toys, vendors, and attic treasures. Luncheon includes homemade fish and corn chowder, assorted sandwiches, and delicious desserts.This year’s fantastic gingerbread house display will feature decorated houses for sale in a variety of sizes.

Also, West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts will be holding their Annual Baking Competition, a community celebration of deliciousness! Baked goods will be for sale, and for $2 you can sample all the entries and vote for the winner. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. To sign up to be a competitor visit wcc-ma.org/bakers, or contact melissa@wcc-ma.org

Handicapped Accessible.

To sign up to be a handmade vendor ($10 fee) contact unionchurchnh@gmail.com
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IMG_3769 copyGingerbread House Decorating
Saturday, December 10th,
Morning Session: 10am – 12pm
Afternoon Session: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Reserve your house by: December 7th

Join us for this delightful holiday tradition filled with gingerbread, candy, and fun! Houses and candy are provided, $12 per house (when registered in advance) or $15 for walk-ins. Make sure to reserve your house by emailing unionchurchnh@gmail.com (best), or calling 802-738-0678 (leave a message with you name, ph #, and number of houses you would like) to guarantee a spot, last year we sold out! Discounts available upon request for families purchasing 2 or more houses. This event is open to all, and is held at Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. (Please note that this is a community event hosted by our friends at Union Church. We wanted to share this with you because it’s such a fun, creative event, and proceeds help to support our facility and their generous financial contribution to WCCMA). 

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Our holiday concert with the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band included some festive banjo

Our holiday concert with the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band 

Christmas with the Firehouse 6
December 18th, 2pm
At Union Church Hall
133 Old Church Road
Claremont, NH

Enjoy Holiday and Christmas favorites with some dixie twists, brass, and a side of banjo. Plus of course some Dixieland tunes! Local favorites the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band will charm you with their musical wit and variety. The decorations will be hung, making this a unique and festive event. This is event is open to all, with donations gratefully accepted. Presented by the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, wcc-ma.org for more info.

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img_3848Sing! A Joyful Christmas *NEW this year*
December 22nd, 6:30pm
At Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Bring your voice for favorite sacred and secular holiday music with local musicians Kirsten Becker, piano; Angela Biggs, Soprano; and Melissa Richmond, flute. From mangers and wise men, to nutcrackers and dancing reindeer. Special guests and cookies will make this an event to remember. Admission is by freewill donation, and the audience contribution will be the compensation for the performers at this event. Hosted by the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts.