Reserve your tickets for the Spring Tea and Luncheon!

The weather report is calling for a beautiful spring day on Saturday, and there are still a few tickets left for the spring tea and luncheon. What better way to spend a spring day than with live music, a cupcake bar, a delicious lunch spread, prizes and more? Don’t forget to bring your spring hat for the hat parade, and get ready to join in the Maypole dancing (weather permitting) at the end of the event. Live music will be provided by Angela Biggs, soprano, Kirsten Becker, piano, and students from the studio of Angela Biggs.

A big thank you to Century 21 Highview Realty for sponsoring our event and making live music possible! The Cupcake Bar is sponsored by the Hanover League of NH Craftsmen, and the Luncheon is sponsored by Hanford Supermarket in Claremont and the board and friends of WCCMA.Doors open at 11:30, and the event officially begins at 12:00pm.

Tickets are $15 for Adults, $10 for Students. Make sure to reserve your ticket in advance, seating is limited! It’s quick and easy at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-spring-tea-and-luncheon-tickets-44862732641

Coming up: Spring Tea, Open Studio, and more!

Don’t forget: we need your help!

Community Feedback is needed for the development of our new downtown arts space. The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts have envisioned a great downtown space based your interactions and interest over our 10 years making great music and art with you. Now you can check out the concept and share your thoughts during this planning process, because this space is for you. Please take just a few moments for a brief 10 question survey. The gathered information will be used to help plan the building usage, programming, and community priorities on the project. Please respond by Tuesday, April 17th at midnight! The survey link can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TTMHLXV.

 

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Arts Mixer – 3rd Saturdays Open Studio

April 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Join us for a monthly open studio session at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. All creative mediums are welcome. We’ll have hosts skilled in painting, drawing, crochet, sewing, jewelry, photography, graphic design, and more. Bring your project and all materials, some limited basic supplies and tools may be available for use.

This event is for ages 12 and up (under 16 should have an adult join them). Younger devoted artists may contact us to inquire about attending with adult supervision.

Fee:$10 for members, $15 for nonmembers
Want to become a member? Find membership information here

Pay through eventbrite, or contact us for other payment options at melissa@wcc-ma.org

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HopStop: Alissa Coates (FREE)

April 28, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

A K-8 music teacher in her spare time, singer songwriter Alissa Coates performs for children all over Massachusetts. For this HopStop, Alissa brings her guitar, voice and also fun ways for the audience to play along. Alissa’s songs require movement, so come ready to sit, stand and hop all around.

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5th Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon

May 5, 2018 @ 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Union Church Parish Hall

Join us for a family friendly event including a delicious luncheon, tea, activities, music, games, prizes, and more! Don’t forget to bring your spring hat for the hat parade. New this year, you won’t want to miss the cupcake decorating bar!

Doors open at 11:30, and the event officially begins at 12:00pm.

Last year we sold out of tickets, so make sure to buy yours early. You are not required to purchase through Eventbrite, but you must pay in advance in order to reserve your seat/table.

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HopStop: Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers (FREE)

May 12, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Claremont Savings Bank Community Center

Hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets tell the story of eight-year-oldLucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky. They are searching for buriedtreasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new friends including enthusiasticsuperhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby and an overgrown sea monkey. Will they find the buried treasure? Will the pirates foil their plans?

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Arts Mixer – 3rd Saturdays Open Studio

May 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Join us for a monthly open studio session at the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts. All creative mediums are welcome. We’ll have hosts skilled in painting, drawing, crochet, sewing, jewelry, photography, graphic design, and more. Bring your project and all materials, some limited basic supplies and tools may be available for use.

This event is for ages 12 and up (under 16 should have an adult join them). Younger devoted artists may contact us to inquire about attending with adult supervision.

Fee:$10 for members, $15 for nonmembers
Want to become a member? Find membership information here

Pay through eventbrite, or contact us for other payment options at melissa@wcc-ma.org

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News and a big weekend of events: Juggling, Cookie Sale, and Funk and Lunch!

One week until a huge weekend of fun! We’ll have an amazing juggler at the HopStop, delicious cookies and crafts at the Cookie Sale and Holiday Bazaar, and a very special pop up benefit concert by Bassel and the Supernaturals.

Would you like to help? We would love to add your delicious baked goods to our cookie sale table. Contact melissa@wcc-ma.org if you’d like to make a donation.

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IN OTHER NEWS:

Holiday Choir (and Pick up Choir)

We are looking for community members (adult and youth) who would like to join our holiday choir. We will have performances at the Broad Street Park Lighting, a local carol singing around town, our community sing along “Sing! A Joyful Christmas”,  and the Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at Union Church. Participation is not required at all events to join the group. Please contact melissa@wcc-ma.org to sign up and get more details.

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WCCMA is Hannaford’s Blue Bag cause for November!

We are thrilled to announce that WCCMA has been selected to be a part of the Hannaford Cause Bag program, which is specially designed to support local nonprofits like us.

For every Hannaford Helps reusable bag purchased at the Hannaford located in Claremont, NH during the month of November, $1 is donated to our cause in order to help us fulfill our mission.

We continually appreciate all the support you give, which has allowed WCCMA to maintain the work we do in our community, and we are so appreciative that Hannaford has chosen WCCMA to be a part of this program.
Please visit the Hannaford store located in Claremont, NH during the month of November and buy the specially designed bag with the good karma message. Purchasing these beautiful Hannaford Helps reusable bags will support us while also helping to eliminate paper/plastic use!

Please pass this exciting news on to your friends and family. Let them know that the Hannaford Helps bags are located on the reusable bag rack and at various registers.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Cookie Sale, Holiday Bazaar, and Chowder Luncheon

November 18, 2017 @ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

At Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Road, Claremont, NH Nov 18th 10am – 2pm and Nov 19th, 11am-2pm 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. We’ll have a fun assortment of homemade ornaments and crafts for sale. We’ll even have a table where you can make your own ornament! Luncheon includes homemade fish and corn chowder, assorted sandwiches, and delicious desserts. Baked goods will be for sale to benefit WCCMA, other fundraising activities benefit Union Church. We will be taking special orders on items that you can pick up for your thanksgiving dinner. Handicapped Accessible. To sign up to be a handmade vendor ($10 fee) contact unionchurchnh@gmail.com

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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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Funk and Lunch Benefit with Bassel and the Supernaturals

November 19, 2017 @ 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

A special acoustic performance by Chicago’s Bassel and the Supernaturals, and benefit for WCCMA. Your ticket includes an exclusive ticket to the event and lunch after the concert. The lunch includes a cup of chowder (fish or corn), sandwich (tuna, ham, or egg), and choice of dessert. WCCMA Members get a $5 discount off the general admission (email melissa@wcc-ma.org to reserve your discount ticket). Tickets at the door are $25. Please RSVP in advance, we have a minimum required attendance to offer this event. _____________ Chicago’s popular indie-funk band and SXSW performer returns with a 7 piece band for a special Sunday morning benefit concert of soul in Claremont. Bassel & The Supernaturals is an eclectic ensemble based in Chicago, IL led by the soulful vocals of Syrian-American songwriter Bassel Almadani. Their music combines soul, jazz, and funk with captivating lyrics about love, loss, corporate life, and a war in Syria that has directly affected Bassel’s family along with over 10,000,000 others. In addition to their invigorating live performances across the country, Bassel offers humanitarian seminars in regards to Syria and current issues facing Arabs & Muslims in the US.

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