It is Friday, Jan. 3. Here are five things you need to know in Hamilton and Wenham:
1. Storm: The story of the day is the weather. After snow fell all day on Thursday, a blizzard warning was issued on Thursday night, running through Friday, with the possibility of up to two feet of snow in Hamilton and Wenham.
2. Races: Friday is the final day to nominate candidates for the Best of North Shore Road Race 2013 awards. North Shore Road Race Guide hopes to “honor those races that went above and beyond and made a difference in our sport during 2013.” The nomination can be done online and the award winners will be announced at the group’s Awards Night later this month.
3. Dance: The first middle school dance of 2014 was scheduled for Friday night at the Community House of Hamilton-Wenham. The dances typically include a DJ, concessions, a pool table, foosball, Wii and Xbox with $5 admission. Friday night’s dance has been cancelled because the Community House is closed Friday because of the storm.
4. Downton Abbey: The “First Friday” series was scheduled to get going in 2014 at Hamilton-Wenham Library on Friday, but the library is closed because of the storm. The Friday program was titled “Downton Abbey, the Local Edition: Domestic Servants in New England” with author and museum historian Jennifer Pustz from Historic New England discussing her book “Voices From the Back Stairs,” with a focus on the lives of New England domestic servants in the 19th and 20th centuries.
5. School: Again, schools in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District are closed on Friday. Unlike many other school districts, the schools are not closed because of the storm. Instead, the holiday vacation was originally scheduled to run until Monday, Jan. 6.
To find out what is going on today in Hamilton and Wenham, check out our events listings.