Five Ideas for Local Fun This Weekend

A look at some of the top calendar events locally this weekend in Hamilton, Wenham and nearby.

The weekend is here and Hamilton-Wenham Patch delivers you our “Get Out” weekend planner with a quick rundown on some weekend activity options in Hamilton, Wenham and nearby on the North Shore.


Where/When: ; Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

Why Go: People line up early (before it opens) at this semi-annual sale, so it must be good. It’s been dubbed “the North Shore’s best rummage sale” and you can find everything from clothing and jewelry to china and paintings.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: Bennett Center, ; Saturday, April 16, 8 a.m.

Why Go: This isn’t the Iron Man. It’s a manageable quarter mile pool swim, 12 mile bike and a five kilometer trail run. A challenge, yes. But very doable for someone who is in shape. The field for the race is full and no more entries are being accepted, but seeing the competitors in action can be fun and an inspiration to try it next year.

Pricing: Free for spectators


Where/When: A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, , Saturday, April 16

Why Go: It’s a performance at some of the college’s top musicians, including the Wind Ensemble and Women's Choir.

Pricing: $10 Adults; $5 Seniors; Free for Gordon College students, faculty, staff and guests.


Where/When: ; Sunday, April 17, 2 p.m.

Why Go: It will be fun and interesting. You’ll leave knowing how to raise chickens in your yard and be able to get all your questions answered.

Pricing: $20


Where/When: Crane Beach, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich

Why Go: A great chance to start out the season on the beach, for free. Plus, it will be a nice day (sunny) with temperatures in the 50s.

Pricing: Free

We know you have your favorites that we missed. So share the goodness in our comment box below.

Michelle Bailey April 17, 2011 at 12:07 AM
Sunday, April 17 from 11-1pm: Kite making with Archie Stewart - in Topsfield corner of 97 & Main St Rain or shine - Indoor kite flying if rainy Co-sponsored by Topsfield Cultural Council & The Congregational Church of Topsfield.
Trudy April 17, 2011 at 02:19 AM
The Wenham COA has worked with Archie for several years during their Kate Day workshops...he does a great job!! Michelle - if you go, tell him I said hi!!


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