Food, Music, Art, and more in October!

October is a busy month of events, we hope that you can make it for these great programs:

Harvest Festival at Union Church
October 8, 5pm – 6:30pm; Adults $10
133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
A delicious meal of Norwegian Meatballs and homemade pies by our sponsor and host Union – St. Luke’s Church. This community event helps support the facilities that WCCMA calls home, as well as the generous sponsorship Union Church provides to WCCMA each year. You’ll see volunteers from all across the area helping out and dining at this popular meal.


28805431550_0942413620Bassel and the Supernaturals – Blues and Funk from Chicago
Union Episcopal Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH
October 10, 2016 @ 7PM
By Donation

Chicago’s popular indie-funk band and SXSW performer brings a 7 piece band for a night 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. MORE INFO

raven-988218_1920Make your own Trick or Treat Bag
Oct 16 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
At this fun event kids will have the opportunity to paint and construct their own custom Trick or Treat bag! For Ages 10 and up, kids will choose their desired image and paint with acrylics. Registration required, MORE INFO


Multicultural Buffet
Oct 29 @ 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
$10 for Adults
A delicious buffet meal featuring dishes from around the world (and our backyard). reservations appreciated:



_MG_7309The Art of the Duo: Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne
Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Sri Lankan pianist Dinuk Wijeratne offer a beautiful, and at times haunting performance of their original compositions. MORE INFO

Sunday: Basic Jewelry Workshop – register now!

Join us for Jewelry Basics: Learn to make Earrings and Bracelets

beads-1154227_1920Sunday at 1pm: A how-to workshop with Erika Konkel that will teach you to make a bracelet and earrings. Basic supplies are included in the registration fee, and participants are welcome to bring their own beads. Family discounts are available, as are tuition waivers (upon request).

Sets of jewelry making tools will be available for sale upon request for those who would like to take them home. Tools will be provided during the class time. Suggested donation $20, includes supplies. Full info here.

Also coming up, don’t miss these fantastic concerts:
Newmont Military Band, October 2nd
Bassel and the Supernaturals (Blues and Funk), October 10th
The Art of the Duo, Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne, October 29th

Summer Music, Summer Camp, Summer Fun!

2016 Season Poster LetterSeason 9 of the Summer Concert Series at Union Church begins this week!

Join the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts this summer for a fantastic program of music traditions from around the world. All concerts are by donation, and held at the historical Union Church at 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH.

Qais Essar and and Amit Kavthekar
Rabab and Tabla
Saturday, July 9th, 7pm
Discover Afghanistan’s ancient Rabab, in this meditative and exotic blend of old world instrumentation, with a dynamic and contemporary flare.

Yankee Brass Band
Friday, July 29th, 6:30pm
Grab a lawn chair and join us for Quicksteps, gallops, polkas, waltzes, popular overtures of the mid-19th century, and more on period brass instruments. Rain location will be inside Union Church. BBQ dinner and dessert begins at 5:30.

The Modernistics
Saturday, August 6th, 7pm
Join us for a toe-tapping show of Music and Dance from the Great American Songbook. Featuring acclaimed tap dancers and vocalists Ted and Pamela Powers, with Peter H. Bloom on flute and Mark Leighton on guitar.

Melissa Richmond and Angela Biggs
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.


Creative Kids Summer Camp!
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 3pm
July 12 – 28th
At Trinity Episcopal Church, Broad St, Claremont
$30/day, $55/week, $150 for all 6 sessions

Join us during the month of July for the Creative Kids Summer Camp. With Art projects at its core, kids will also explore science, music, and culinary arts, and enjoy different topics and activities every day. Snacks will be provided and created by the kids, and all supplies are included. Bring a bag lunch or enjoy free lunch as provided for ages 18 and under through SAU 6 at the Claremont Middle School.

For ages 10 and up, free or reduced tuition scholarships are available. Space is limited, registration is necessary to guarantee a space. Registration info here. Please contact us to arrange cash or check payment, or to request tuition aid.