Bonfire, Blood Drive and Budget All on the Weekend Calendar

This weekend's event calendar in Hamilton and Wenham includes a Christmas tree fire on Friday night and a marionette show for children on Sunday.

The first full weekend of 2012 brings an event calendar highlighted by a Christmas tree fire and marionette puppet show in Hamilton and Wenham.

Each Friday morning Hamilton-Wenham Patch’s brings you a quick guide to local events and activities.

The weekend calendar also includes many other things to do and 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.


Where/When: ; Friday, 6 p.m.

Why Go: The on the 12th day of Christmas is an annual tradition in the two towns dating back decades. If you want your tree in the fire, drop it off at the park by 5 p.m. on Friday night. Hot chocolate is also served at the event.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Friday, 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: The Generals girls’ basketball team takes on Cape Ann League rival Lynnfield at home on Friday night. The Generals can always use fan support from the stands. The two teams have similar records – the Generals at 2-4 and Pioneers at 3-4.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Why Go: It’s a pint for a pound – donate a pint of blood and get a free pound of coffee. The annual event at the high school in honor of Ted Bucci helps the American Red Cross stock its blood bank.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday, 9 a.m.

Why Go: While admittedly it is not an exhilarating “event,” it is important. School leader and the School Committee begins to take a look at the fiscal 2013 budget for the at Saturday morning’s budget workshop. And if you can not make it there in person, it will be aired on HWCam public access television.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Sunday, 1 p.m.

Why Go: Marionettes from the Cape Ann Waldorf School’s Magical Strings Puppet Troupe performs the Grimm’s “Elves and the Shoemaker” fairy tale. The performance is in conjunction with the museum’s . Pre-registration for the marionette show is recommended.

Pricing: Free with museum admission, $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.

Jack January 06, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Isn't Bonfire all one word? I'm not wanting to be the pedantic spelling police here, but now you have me second guessing myself!
Robert Gates January 06, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Yes, it is. Correction has been made.
Trudy January 06, 2012 at 09:48 PM
The American Red Cross website has the blood drive listed until 2:00.
Robert Gates January 07, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Trudy, you are correct. The weekend planner and event listing have both been updated/corrected.


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