Weekend events in Hamilton and Wenham range from Hamilton Town Meeting on Saturday morning to the start of the Design Show at Wenham Museum.
There’s also an “event” everyone can take part in Saturday – the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Leave some non-perishable food (that is not past the expiration date) out for your mail carrier.
Get the when and where below for those events and other happenings in Hamilton and Wenham.
Remember, each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s “Get Out” weekend planner brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.
We encourage you to look past this weekend guide into our full calendar of events, where we have other events 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.
1. NORTH SHORE DESIGN SHOW
Where/When: Wenham Museum; Saturday, May 12 through Sunday, May 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, except closed on Monday and 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
Why Go: For the fourth straight year, interior designers from the North Shore and greater Boston create “favorite spaces” in the museum, ranging from an elegant gentleman’s study and a beachy cottage bedroom to a horse country tack room and a tree house bower. One of the featured designers is Timeless Interiors of Hamilton and owner Sheila Whalen, who has created a “playful tree house” that is “a place of peace, solace, and respite --to awaken one’s senses, to hear the quiet, smell the fresh air with the wind rustling the leaves under the escape of a tree top canopy.” On Mother’s Day on Sunday, there will also be complimentary tea and muffins.
Pricing: $10 in advance (by May 11), $15 at the door
2. HAMILTON ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Where/When: Auditorium, Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School; Saturday, 9 a.m.
Why Go: This is your one chance to make some very important decisions about Hamilton town government, including how much money will be spent on the regional schools and town government in the coming year plus decide whether the town will accept the gift of the Patton estate. If you don’t live in Hamilton, are not a registered voter or otherwise cannot make it to the meeting, we will keep you up to speed on the meeting here on Patch on Saturday.
3. “STAMP OUT HUNGER” FOOD DRIVE
Where/When: All of Hamilton and Wenham; Saturday
Why Go: You don’t need to “go” anywhere for this – just make sure you have a bag of non-perishable food out near your mailbox on Saturday morning. At some point this week, your mail carrier should have dropped off a plastic grocery bag, donated by Essex County Community Foundation and EBSCO Publishing of Ipswich, to place the food in. Mail carriers will collect the food, which will help stock Acord Food Pantry in Hamilton before the summer.
Where/When: Pleasant Pond Beach; Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Why Go: This is a recent spring tradition at Pleasant Pond where boys can have fun dropping a line in the pond and getting an idea about what the Cub Scouts offer. Boys in kindergarten through firth grade should bring a fishing pole (if they don’t have one there will be a few to borrow) plus a drink and snack. You’ll learn all sorts of things, including how to bait a hook and cast a rod but find out about what being a Boy Scout is all about. RSVPs are requested to Mr. Wieman at email@example.com or Mr. Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. WOMEN SINGING OUT
Where/When: First Church in Wenham; Saturday, 7 p.m.
Why Go: “Women Signing Out” – an all-female singing group based on the New Hampshire seacoast, returns to Wenham in a performance to raise awareness of domestic violence and raise money for Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC). The performance, titled “See Me How I Rise,” comes to Wenham in large part because the group’s artistic director is Claudia Frost, the former director of choral music for the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District.
Pricing: $15; students and seniors, $12