Model Trains and the Peanuts Gang Highlight Local Weekend Events

The weekend calendar in Hamilton and Wenham includes two "Charlie Brown" performances, a train show and model train layout in Wenham and the high school boys' basketball team playing at home.

Enjoy a student production of “Charlie Brown,” drown yourself in the thrill of trains or cheer on the Generals – its all on the weekend calendar right here in the two towns.

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, 6:30 p.m.

Why Go: After the team’s second tough, 4 point loss to the (Manchester-Essex) Hornets this week, the Generals are looking for a big Cape Ann League win over Hornets of a different type on Friday night – the Hornets from North Reading. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. in the gym.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.

Why Go: The in song on the Ferrini Dramatics Center stage at Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School both nights this weekend at 7 p.m. Students from star in the show, which delivers chuckles to the audience through the boyhood troubles of Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy and the rest of the gang.

Pricing: Tickets at the door: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.


Where/When: ; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why Go: For more than two decades, train enthusiasts of all ages have converged on Wenham for the annual wintertime hobby train and toy show. This year’s event, as usual, expects to draws thousands of train collectors to the Buker Elementary School gym. Newcomers are welcome too – talk to the pros and get tips and ideas to get involved in the hobby.

Pricing: Adults, $5; children, $2, family maximum of $12


Where/When: The old Putnam School parking lot, 224 Locust St. (near the intersection of Wenham Street), Danvers; Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Why Go: The event was planned as a snowshoe and cross-country skiing adventure up the Danvers Rail Trail (into Wenham), but this year it will have to be just a walk. The event is sponsored by Danvers Bi-Peds. Last year, the event drew about 25 people (and one dog). At the end, participants are treated to hot chocolate and homemade chocolate treats.

Pricing: Free


Where/When: ; Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Why Go: This is a once a year treat for train lovers of all ages. While Wenham Museum really is a treasure for train aficionados year-round, this weekend’s train layout is really icing on the cake. The HO model train layout fills a room and snakes through tunnels, over bridges and around buildings.

Pricing: Free with Wenham Museum admission, which is $7.50 for adults and $5.50 for children.


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