Woodworking with PBS host Tom McLaughlin

Shaker Table Workshop and Q & A with Tom McLaughlin
February 16, 2019 at 1pm
At: Claremont Maker Space

Cost: $30 in advance, $25 for members of CMS or WCCMA by the 9th. $35 after February 9th. 

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The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts and the Claremont Maker Space are pleased to welcome master woodworker Tom McLaughlin to Claremont for this special program. Participants will learn the techniques used to build the Shaker Hall Table designed by Tom. These tips and tricks will be valuable for other projects as well. Full size, hand drawn plans will be available to purchase for an additional fee (cash or check). At the end of the program the audience will be invited to ask questions.

Beginning with a rare three-year apprenticeship alongside master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore in North Carolina, Tom has enjoyed designing and making commission and Custom Furniture full-time since 1990. His designs have received recognition and numerous awards during his twenty-year membership with the prestigious New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. Since 2001 Tom has also been teaching furniture making from his shop in Canterbury New Hampshire, and currently online through his website epicwoodworking.com . Most recently he has been featured as host of the public television’s Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking. He has also written for Fine Woodworking magazine, and the Adirondack chair he designed is on the cover of the current issue.

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You are invited! Holiday Choir: Pick up and Rehearsal Choirs

This Holiday Season our Holiday Choirs return, and you are invited!

Join WCCMA’s Community Pick Up Choir for a fun evening of singing at the Park Lighting at Broad Street Park held by Claremont Parks and Recreation on November 23rd. We’ll sing a variety of favorite holiday and Christmas music, just join us for one rehearsal on Nov 20 at 6:15 PM at Union Church Parish Hall (upstairs), 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. All ages are welcome!

Following the park lighting we’ll have rehearsals for a our  holiday concert choir. This choir will carol at a local business, perform special music in our festive “Sing! A Joyful Christmas” extravaganza, and sing in special music at the traditional community Candlelight Christmas Eve (Dec 24, 7pm) and Lessons and Carols (Dec 30, 10am) services at Union Church. The choir plays a very special role in each of these programs, including singing O Holy Night with soloist by candlelight. There are some attendance requirements for this choir, and rehearsal is projected to be held on Thursday evenings, so please be willing to attend most rehearsals (4) and performances (4). There will be a place in these programs for youth through advanced singers.

If you would like to join either choir please contact melissa@wcc-ma.org and indicate the choir(s) you are interested in participating with, and your singing level (all levels welcome).

Saturday! HopStop FREE Family Show: Jeh Kulu African Drum and Dance Theater

HopStop: Jeh Kulu African Drum and Dance Theater

October 20, 2018 @ 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM at CSB Community Center

Celebrate traditional West African music and dance with this incredibly talented group from Burlington, Vermont. In the Bambara language of Mali, “Jeh Kulu” means “community,” and that is exactly what this high energy group brings to all their performances. Jump, clap and bounce along to the driving rhythms. Programmed in conjunction with Mamadou Diabate and Percussion Mania, performing at the Hop on Nov 7. Free, no ticket required!

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Also – SAVE THE DATE: Fall Food Festival

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Union Episcopal Church Parish Hall

The 1st Annual Fall Food Festival will feature local vendors with delicious homemade and locally made foods for purchase. We expect everything from breads and cookies to jams and other edible masterpieces. This event will be an opportunity to experience great locally made foods. Want to become a vendor? Visit http://www.wcc-ma.org/programs/fall-food-festival/#.W8j5mC2ZNgd Vendors of homemade foods are invited to submit an application by contacting fallfoodfestival@wcc-ma.org

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