Kick off the Summer with with the Arts this weekend!

This weekend is a busy one for us, and we hope to see you for some fantastic events!

Due to circumstances beyond our control the Friday June 24th violin concert by Alessandro Cazzato at WCCMA is cancelled. Please join us for our next performance on July 9th at 7pm for Qais Essar, rabab, and Amit Kavthekar, tabla, for their contemporary approach to the classical music of Afghanistan, and a rare opportunity to experience these fascinating instruments.

Thursday: Rehearsal begin for the Claremont American Band – First concert June 30th on the Bandstand

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Directed by Ed Evensen, a program of Claremont Parks and Recreation

Info hosted by WCCMA can be found here






Saturday: Help support our facility with delicious food!

StrawberryFestival2016Strawberry Festival at Union Church
Saturday June 25
Union Episcopal Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont

A tradition for over 60 years. Come enjoy homemade Norwegian meatballs from our secret recipe, and fresh strawberry shortcake with NH strawberries. The meal is served family style, and also includes homemade mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, beets, and coleslaw. Coffee, tea, milk, and other beverages are served. Orders for take out meals are welcome. Three seatings are available: 5PM, 5:45PM, 6:30PM

Adults: $10.00
12 and under: $5.00
Preschoolers FREE

Sunday: WCCMA’s Youth Voices student ensemble performs at the Unveiling of the Standing Lincoln at St. Gaudens

Saint Gaudens Historical Site in Cornish has a wonderful afternoon of activities and an unveiling of the new 12 foot Lincoln Statue! The ceremony begins at 2pm (some activities begin earlier). For more information visit:

WCCMA is thrilled to be a part of this celebration, and has gathered a wonderful ensemble of young singers and instrumentalists to perform “America the Beautiful” in honor of the occasion. Directed by Melissa Richmond, with professional support from vocalist Angela Biggs, and accompanist Chris Cheon, the ensemble includes 8 students from across the region. With thanks to our participants:

Youth Voices Ensemble
Matthew Eagan
Amanda Paccione
Sydney Paccione
Bethany Perry
Nora Perry
Caitlin Reichert

Riley McFarland and Mariauna King, flutes

with Chris Cheon, guitar
Angela Biggs, vocal advisor
and Melissa Richmond, director

Drawing Club rescheduled for Sunday!

We’ve had a slight schedule change for this weekend’s events, please note the date and/or time changes:

Felt Toy makingDrawing Club: Design your own character
Saturday, April 24 at 12 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 create 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)
12PM, at Union Church hall (upstairs), 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.

Participants are welcome to come at the regular 11pm time downstairs, but there will be a group gathering in that space at 11:30 from Union-St Luke’s Parish for a meeting about the rector search. At that time we can migrate to the upstairs where the Drawing Club will be meeting to create characters at 12pm, or you can continue to coexist in that space.