Coming up at WCCMA: German Classical, Sewing, and Harps

Summer is winding down, but there’s a few more weeks of fun before we head towards fall. Join us for the last summer concert of season 9 this weekend, and more hands on activities!

2016 Season Poster LetterSaturday:
The Passion and Turmoil of German Classical
Saturday, August 20th, 7pm

An exploration of rich German compositions for flute, voice, and chamber ensembles of the Classical and Romantic eras performed by Kirsten Becker, piano; Angela Biggs, soprano; Melissa Richmond, flute; and other special guests. Admission by donation. For more info click here.




needle-and-thread-1419661Simple Sewing: Learn your machine
Sunday, August 21st, 1pm

Do you need a hand learning the basics of your machine and how to get started sewing? Bring your machine (or rent one of ours) for a tutorial on getting set up, tips for getting started, and an easy project. Suggested donation of $10 includes project materials. Registration required, contact Click here for more info.

Coming up:

IMG_4446Hand on Harps
Wednesday, August 24th, 6:30pm

Have you always wanted to play the harp, but don’t know where to start? Good news: Claremont’s popular Hands on Harps workshop is back! Join us to learn how to navigate a harp, some harp-y techniques, and play a simple tune.

No music experience necessary. Harps are provided; fee is by donation (suggested $10); class size is limited, and this workshop fills fast. Register by August 22nd: contact Angela at 603-558-8174 or For more information click here.

Community input, share your (arts) vision for Claremont!

The City of Claremont Master Plan Committee is hard at work revising the current master plan for the City. While the master plan covers a huge variety of topics in the life of the City, many don’t realize that there’s actually already a section on the arts in the community that will also be revised. Please take a few moments to share your vision for Claremont in this official survey (it is open to residents as well as people who spend substantial time in Claremont, like those who work here). Depending on how much information you’d like to share it should take on average about 10-15 minutes, and data is kept anonymous. Here is the link:

WCCMA’s Executive Director Melissa Richmond is a member of this committee, and is looking forward to helping incorporate your general and arts ideas into this plan! Thank you for taking the time to participate.

Upcoming Workshops: Sewing, Cards, and Characters!

needle-and-thread-1419661WCCMA is proud to announce a variety of upcoming crafting and arts session, rsvp to to participate:

Drawing Club: Design your own character pattern!
Saturday, April 23 at 2 PM
Union Church hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Create a character (maybe drawing one that we already know and love) that you’d like to create as a stuffed toy. This drawn character will become a pattern we can use on May 1 at a wonderful new class offered by WCCMA – Felt Toy Making! More info here.

Fiber and Craft Monthly Meetup
4th Sundays of the month: next meeting April 24th (free)
11am, at Union Church hall (downstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Bring your projects and join us for conversation and project/technique sharing. This is a monthly gathering for community fiber arts and crafting. Any project type is welcome, and beginners are welcome to join to connect with more advanced craftspeople for tips and tricks. Bring your own supplies, bag lunches welcome.

Felt Toy makingFelt Animal Workshop
Sunday, May 1 at 1 PM – 3 PM
Union Church hall (downstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
$10 suggested donation, family discounts available upon request.

Join us for a workshop making your own felt stuffed animals! All materials and patterns will be provided (or attend our drawing club event to design your own pattern), and all participants will be able to take home their creation and enough supplies for another project. Animals will be sewn by hand, and no experience is necessary. More info here.

Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH

Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

A fun craft sessions making paper flowers, handmade Mother’s Day Cards, and decorating hats. Bring your own hat to decorate or use one of the provided paper hats. Supplies will be provided and attendees can do one or both activities. More info here.


Other upcoming events:

Local Student Recital 
Sat, April 16th – 2pm
Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
Donations welcome

Celebrate our blossoming young musicians! A performance by voice, flute, harp, and piano students from the studios of Angela Biggs, Melissa Richmond, and Amanda Sweely. Including works by Saint-Saen, Bizet, Bach, and more. For more information visit

_MG_8456Spring Tea and Luncheon
Sat, May 14th – 12pm
Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
$15 Adults/$10 for 13 and under

Join us for this family friendly event, sponsored by Century 21 Highview Realty. Delicious Luncheon, Tea, activities, music, games, prizes, and more! For more info and to buy tickets in advance click here.