The weekend is here and Hamilton-Wenham Patch delivers you our “Get Out” planner for the weekend, which includes ceremonies remembering the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks 10 years ago. Below is a quick rundown on some weekend activity options in Hamilton and Wenham, plus a bird walk and touch-a-truck event in nearby Danvers.
But there’s much more going on this weekend than what’s here so we encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have all the events in the two towns listed.
Remember, if you have great ideas of your own that you want to share, please feel free to add them in the comments section at the bottom.
Where/When: Myopia Hunt Club Schooling fields; Saturday and Sunday, all day.
Why Go: This is one of the big horse events of the year in Hamilton, drawing world class and Olympic-caliber jumpers from all over the country. In addition to the top-notch jumping, there will be plenty of things going on, including Family Day on Saturday featuring appearances from two Boston Bruins and a tribute to first responders on Sunday on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Pricing: Free admission, $20 per car to park
Where/When: Winthrop Elementary School; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Why Go: It’s a great community event that includes games and live music plus a raffle and a yard sale plus a bounce house for the kids. The event was started in 2000 in honor of Catherine MacLean of Hamilton, who at age 4 was diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia, a bone marrow failure syndrome leaves the body unable to produce any necessary blood cells. She received a bone marrow transfer from her brother and is a survivor. The fair is designed to raise money for the Aplastic Anemia Myelodysplasia International Foundation, which has received more than $15,000 from past events.
Where/When: Choate Farm Conservation Area, Danvers; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Why Go: Get to know the birds around you from a birding expert walking a nature preserve that adjoins the Great Wenham Swamp. Organizers recommend participants bring binoculars and bug spray. The group will assemble in the Choate Farm parking lot, off Locust Street (Route 35) in Danvers.
Where/When: Liberty Tree Mall, Danvers; Saturday, 11 a.m.
Why Go: The touch-a-truck events are always favorites with kids. There was a very successful event at the Hamilton-Wenham Library in August. For all the kids who had fun at that event (and other) there’s another chance to climb on trucks just a few miles away in the mall parking lot in Danvers.
Why Go: Sunday is the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The largest ceremony in honor of the victims will happen at the First Church in Wenham on Sunday morning, involving local first responders and government leaders.