Pumpkin Fest @ Community Center - Oct 3 at 10:00 am 

Join us for the annual Pumpkin Fest @ the Community Center on Saturday Oct 3rd from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. This event is co-sponsored by the Manchester Community Center and the Recreation Department. 


There will be pumpkins available for decorating. Fun for the whole family! Free Activities include:
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Arts and crafts
  • Donuts and cold cider
  • Face painting
  • Pumpkin Bowling 
For more info, contact the Manchester Community Center 526-7626 or Parks & Recreation 526-2019.

Playdate @ NS Nursery School - Oct 1 (free)

Come to a free playdate on Thursday Oct 1st @ 3:30 pm
North Shore Nursery School
204 Greenwood Ave, Beverly Farms, MA 01915
(978) 922-8450




Music Together - Free class for MMC

Join us for a free Music Together class just for our club! Music Together is a music & movement program for children from birth to age 5 yr. Instruments too. Fun for the kids!
Sept 22 (Tuesday) 3:00 - 3:45 pm
St John's Episcopal Church
705 Hale St, Beverly, MA 01915




Countdown To Kindergarten 

Come to Tuck's Point Chowder House on Thursday morning July 30th  @ 10:30 am for Countdown To Kindergarten. Event geared toward children entering Kindergarten in the fall. 
Games led by Manchester Recreation Department. 
For more info, contact: 
Lisa Cheney, M.Ed.
Early Childhood Partners 
Serving Hamilton, Wenham & Manchester


Countdown To Kindergarten event "Let Your Light Shine Bright" geared toward children entering Kindergarten in the fall will be held at the Wenham Museum, 132 Main St, Wenham. 
Thursday July 23 at 6:00 - 7:30 pm. 
Learn about light, lanterns, candles. Each child will make a candle and a clay candle holder. FREE.
For more info:
Lisa Cheney   CFCE office   978-468-5489  - look under HAPPENINGS 


Wenham Museum - Free - Friday July 10

Explore the Wenham Museum Garden, and learn about wind and sound. The children will collaborate on a musical garden structure for Art Grows Here, a community art show. Event geared to children ages 3-8 (but all children are welcome). Friday July 10 at 10:30 am. 

Admission is FREE if you sign up via:
Lisa Cheney 
CFCE office   978-468-5489  - look under HAPPENINGS 
Early Childhood Partners / Coordinated Family & Community Engagement (CFCE) of Hamilton-Wenham & Manchester 



Story Making to Manage Emotions

Hamilton-Wenham Library - 14 Union Street, Hamilton
May 19 (Tues) 6:30-7:30 pm
For parents and children age 0-8. With your child, explore the art of story making to manage stress, school transitions and life. Make a story book. 
Presented by Maura Letourneau, Early Childhood Consultant and Behavior Specialist & Susie Lord, Sweet Dreams Story Makers. Early Childhood Partners/Coordinated Family & Community Engagement
Register with Lisa Cheney 978-468-5489 or online at



Mosaic Magic

Mosaic Magic of Glass 
Manchester Public Library
Wed, May 6, 2015 @ 1:00 pm (Half Day from school)
Come enjoy the magic of glass! Learn how to cut and design a glass mosaic flowerpot.
Grades 6-12 welcome. Registration required. Call 526-7711. 


Toe Jam Puppet Band - April 22 (Wed)

Join the Toe Jam Puppet Band - April 22 (Wed) @ 10:30 am.

Sponsored by the Manchester Library. But located at the Manchester Community Center - 40 Harbor Point at the RR station. 

See Library Events.



Art Exhibit - Student Artwork

Student Art will be on display @ The Community Center for an exhibition of student artwork from the Manchester and Essex elementary schools. Work from 700 students from pre-K through fifth grade will be on view. 
Thursday, March 19, 2015  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Friday, March 20, 2015  10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2015  10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Manchester Community Center

Beach St, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA 01944

(978) 526-7626