Calendar events for Hamilton and Wenham

October 9, 2013 by  
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Oct. 10
Britt Nicole, best known for her song, “Gold,” will be performing at the Topsfield Fair on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Whether delivering a soulful ballad or a beat-soaked dance track, Britt strikes a stunning balance between vulnerability and self-assurance. Concerts are free with paid fair admission. Ticket prices for the 2013 Topsfield Fair are $11 each on Oct. 4, 7-10, and $15 each on Oct. 11, weekends and Columbus Day (Oct. 14). Children under 8 with an adult are free. Discount tickets are available at www.topsfieldfair.orgthrough Oct. 3. General Admission tickets can be purchased in advance for only $9, which are good any day during the Fair’s 11-day run. A three-day pass, good any three days, is available in advance for $25. Discounted food vouchers and ride tickets are also available when purchased in advance at www.topsfieldfair.org.

“Was Darwin Right?” Join the conversation on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 4 p.m. as Gordon College welcomes Dr. Owen Gingerich to campus in October for the 2013 Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science. It is our hope that these lectures will create an opportunity to galvanize individuals, small groups and organizations engaged in issues of faith and science from New England and beyond into a richer, broader, enduring and more strategic dialogue. This event is free and open to the public.

Oct. 11
Tate Stevens, the winner of the second season of FOX Television’s hit show The X Factor in December 2012, will be performing at the Topsfield Fair on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. Stevens’ first single, “Power Of A Love Song,” began airing on Country radio in March and his self-titled album went on sale in April. Concerts are free with paid fair admission. Ticket prices for the 2013 Topsfield Fair are $11 each on Oct. 4, 7-10, and $15 each on Oct. 11, weekends and Columbus Day (Oct. 14). Children under 8 with an adult are free. Discount tickets are available at www.topsfieldfair.orgthrough Oct. 3. General Admission tickets can be purchased in advance for only $9, which are good any day during the Fair’s 11-day run. A three-day pass, good any three days, is available in advance for $25. Discounted food vouchers and ride tickets are also available when purchased in advance at www.topsfieldfair.org.

“Was Hoyle Right?” Join the conversation on Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. as Gordon College welcomes Dr. Owen Gingerich to campus in October for the 2013 Herrmann Lectures on Faith and Science. It is our hope that these lectures will create an opportunity to galvanize individuals, small groups and organizations engaged in issues of faith and science from New England and beyond into a richer, broader, enduring and more strategic dialogue. This event is free and open to the public.

Oct. 12
In celebration of Choate Island Day, The Trustees of Reservations will provide boat transportation to Choate Island in Essex Bay on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last boat to island leaves at 1 p.m.). Attendees will park at Crane Beach, 310 Argilla Road, Ipswich, and take a shuttle to the Crane boat dock, where a boat will ferry people to and from the island throughout the celebration. Once on the island, visitors will have the opportunity to visit the Choate family homestead, the historic Proctor Barn, the White Cottage Visitor Center, and the summit that marks the final resting place of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Crane, donors of the island. The Trustees will also offer a guided walk, history talks, a children’s treasure hunt and seasonal refreshments. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Pre-registration at www.thetrustees.org is suggested. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children; Trustees members pay $10 for adults and $5 for children. Day-of tickets will be available for cash or check only. Visit the website at www.thetrustees.org or call 978-356-4351, ext. 4015 for more information.


The Lynn Classical High School Class of 1963 will hold its 50th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, Route 1 North, in Peabody. Tickets for the reunion are $75, a portion of which will go to the Class of 1963 Scholarship Fund. Over the year’s, the Fund as provided graduating Classical seniors with scholarships totaling $4,500. For information about the reunion, call 978-887-8694 or visit the Lynn Classical Alumni Association website at www.lynnclassicalalumni.org.

Oct. 13
St. John’s Concert Series will present its first concert of the 2013-14 season; On Sunday, Oct. 13, at 4 p.m., organist Brink Bush will be in concert at St John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. The event is free to the public; donations will be accepted. St. John’s  Episcopal Church is handicapped accessible. Bush will play organ works by J. S. Bach, Françaix, Lidon, Middelschulte and Scarlatti. The concert will be followed by a reception. St. John’s Concert Series is in its 29th season of presenting free concerts to North Shore residents and visitors from throughout the New England region.  For further information, contact Brink Bush, director of music by email at brink@sjcb.org or by phone at 978-927-0229.

Oct. 16
The Hamilton-Wenham Garden Club presents a free seminar, “Putting the Garden to Bed” on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at Buker Elementary School’s multi-purpose room. Just in time for fall gardening, this beautiful power point presentation and discussion will be offered by Suzanne Mahler, past president of the New England Daylily Society and overseer for the Massachusetts Horticultural Society. Topics covered include transplanting, lawn care, bulbs, preparing new gardens, winter protection and tips for preparing gardens for winter. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Oct. 17
In collaboration with the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources Green Communities Division, Hamilton and Wenham are participating in the Community Energy Strategy program. The program offers local residents and businesses a unique and concrete opportunity to increase the adoption of clean energy initiatives like energy efficiency, renewable energy, and renewable heating and cooling technologies.  The result of this process for Hamilton, Wenham and the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District (HWRSD) will be a clear roadmap for a five-tear clean energy plan. A Clean Energy Forum 101 will be held on Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Salem State University (Marsh Hall, Room 210), 71 Loring Ave., Salem. All are welcome to attend. Hamilton residents please RSVP with name and contact information to Maureen Hickey at mhickey@hamiltonma.gov; Wenham residents RSVP to Mark Andrews at mandrews@wenhamma.gov.

Women in Action is hosting a panel discussion entitled Making Mealtime Fun and Healthy for Children and Families at the Cove Community Center, 19 E. Corning St., Beverly, on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will feature insight and practical advice from Sally Sampson, Founder and President of ChopChop Magazine, winner of the prestigious 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of the Year, John Sarrouf, Director of The Family Dinner Project and leading community family practitioner Dr. George Papanicolaou of Cornerstone Family Practice. Tickets for are $10 per person and can be purchased in advance at www.nsuw.org.  All proceeds go directly toward Women in Action grants that promote healthy eating, sound nutrition and physical activities for children and families on the North Shore.

Oct. 19
An admission open house will be held at Pingree School, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton, on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet teachers, coaches, administrators; tour classrooms and view new arts and athletics facilities ready to open in fall 2014. Pingree is the North Shore’s day school option for a prep school education in grades 9-12. For more information, visit www.pingree.org or call 978-468-4415.

St. John’s Prep in Danvers will hold an admission open house sessions on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. All open house sessions will begin in Brother Benjamin Hall on the Prep campus at 72 Spring Street in Danvers. To register in advance, please visit www.stjohnsprep.org/visit.


There will be a Health and Wellness Informational Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Beverly Senior Center, 90 Colon St., in Beverly. Information and education will be provided on topics that interest you. Senior service providers will be available to answer questions about many different topics including home health care (visiting nurses), in-home care services, assisted living, independent living, finances, reverse mortgage, elder service plans of the North Shore and much, much more. There will be provider booths, a raffle, demonstrations and informational talks. This event is free. For more information, contact Annie Wright at the Beverly COA by calling 978-921-6017

Oct. 23
Property tax exemptions for Chapter 61A agriculture/horticulture land and 61B recreational land will be discussed at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Hamilton-Wenham on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. The purpose of the forum is to educate residents about the state laws that allow property tax exemptions for qualified landowners if they keep their land in open space use for agriculture, recreation or natural protection. This event is freeand open to the public.

Oct. 25-26
Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield will hold its annual Halloween Happenings for families on Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26. Join us for a safe, non-scary, fun-filled, guided family night walk through the forest to learn about the creatures of the night and explore some of the history and myths that surround Halloween. Children and adults are encouraged to come in costume, but dress warmly as you will be outdoors for about an hour. Allow about 1-1/2 hours total. Recommended for children ages 4-12 accompanied by an adult. The program begins in the barn with games and activities that will keep you entertained until your group goes out. Please choose an arrival time: 6, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will greet participants at the end of the program. Event will take place rain or shine. Advance registration with payment is required. No walk-ins. Fee is $10 per person (adult or child), $9 for Mass Audubon members. For more information and to register, call 978-887-9264.

Oct. 26
Celebrate Halloween at Star House, 323 Rear Elliott Street, Beverly, at the Free Family Arts Day on Oct. 26 from 3 to 8 p.m. Enter our kid friendly haunted house if you dare. Make a mask. Hear a scary story, get some tricks and treats. Come in your costume and join the fun. For more information, call 978-203-9195 or email us at starhouse323@yahoo.com.

Oct. 30
Two flu vaccine clinics, sponsored by the Hamilton and Wenham Boards of Health, will be held at the Hamilton Senior Center, 299 Bay Road, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. There is no charge for the vaccine and the clinics are opened to anyone 4 years of age and older. Wear short sleeves or loose-fitting sleeves and please bring your insurance card. The Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated. For more information, contact the Hamilton Board of Health at 978-468-5579.

Nov. 1
World-renowned concert organist David Briggs will perform live improvisation to the 1929 classic silent movie “The Phantom of the Opera,” starring Lon Cheney on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor Street. For tickets and information, contact the church office by calling 978-468-4900 or emailing firstchurchwenham@verizon.net. Tickets for the event are $15. All ages are welcome and costumes are encouraged.

Nov. 2
The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham will be holding its 12th Annual Harvest Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Cost for the event is $100 per person, which is tax deductible. There will be an open bar for the event. Proceeds will benefit The Community House’s annual capital needs and improvements to its historic building. Also during the event, there will be a raffle, with proceeds going to support the annual maintenance needs of the historic building. Grand Prize is $5,000, second prize is $500, third prize is $250 and fourth prize is $150.

Nov. 9
Join the Star House for a festive star-studded evening of food, dancing and silent auction overlooking Gloucester Harbor. Stars of the Sea, an event to celebrate the new Star House Day Program, takes place on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Tavern on the Harbor overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor in Gloucester. Cost is $100 per ticket

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