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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Saturday: Shop the Artisan Fair!

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 but this time like a pop-up boutique in the lobby, and will feature artists and artisans of all sorts, music, and more!

 

Pottery by artists from EarthStar Potter in N. Hartland, Sewn goods and pet toys, American doll clothing, freshly roasted nuts, woodworking items, ornaments, and more!

Food will also be available at this event, including Korean BBQ, Norwegian Meatballs, and homemade cookies. Special music performance by Harper and Soprano Angela Biggs. With thanks to the Claremont Parks and Recreation Dept for their support of this event. Admission to this event is free

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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Spring Tea and Luncheon on Saturday: Limited Tickets available!

4th Annual Spring Tea and Luncheon

May 20, 2017 @ 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Limited tickets still available, come join us to benefit WCCMA’s community and youth programming. 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.

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Also coming up: InterArts Summer Camp

July 11, 2017 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church

Registration deadline extended, register now to the the early bird discount! A Multidisciplinary program for artists of all types, and a new take on our Summer Camp program from last year. Come together to create art and music! Whether you want to be a soloist or help behind the scenes, there’s a way for you to be a part of the show. For middle through high school students. Outstanding essays are eligable for a discount towards your registration fee, which will be refunded towards your registration if you paid in advance. If you would like to be considered for a fee waiver or other payment options please use the “Free” registration option.

For Information and PDF Application: www.wcc-ma.org/InterArts

WCCMA’s InterArts Summer Camp is an opportunity for students with an interest in the arts to come together to explore, learn, and create for 3 weeks over the summer. Participants will collaborate to form a multi-disciplinary performance for the public which will be shaped and guided by their talents. Tuesday and Thursday for 3 weeks in July participants will work together to create a vaudeville show that will be performed at the end of the third week.

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