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

More information

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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.

More information

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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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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.

Last day for cookies at the Holiday Bazaar!

We have a record 9 entries in the this year’s cookie competition and we need you to help us crown the winner! Join us today by 1:30 (the Bazaar and Cookie Sale continues until 2pm) to sample cookies and vote for your favorite.

Check out more photos from the cookie table here: https://www.facebook.com/268290589873930/photos/pcb.910423298993986/910422065660776/?type=3&theater

and of the entire bazaar here: https://www.facebook.com/UnionEpiscopalChurch/photos/pcb.1694254057475959/1028622357188612/?type=3&theater