Thursday Playgroup—9:30 to 11:30

Thursday playgroups at the Manchester Community Center will take place from 9:30 to 11:30 (back to the original time!) in 2011.

And remember that the Music Man, Brian Doser, will perform on the first Thursday of every month at 11:00.


Jingle Bell Walk

Please join us this Saturday, December 4th for our annual Jingle Bell Walk. The little ones eagerly await Santa's arrival by boat at Masconomo Park at 1pm. From there families can shake their jingle bells as they walk to Singing Beach and back. Then it's time to head over to the Community Center for refreshments, a chance to visit with Santa there will be face-painting; fun and simple crafts for kids of all ages. Free of charge from 1-3 at the Manchester Community Center. It's sure to be a jolly time!

And don't forget that it is Christmas by the Sea weekend so be sure to check out your local businesses for some specials this weekend!


2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast

The Manchester Mothers' Club along with The Landing will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 am on Saturday, December 4th as a part of the Christmas By The Sea weekend. The breakfast will cost $7 for adults, $3 for children, $5 for Seniors or a family rate of $20. There will also be music and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will go towards the MMC Scholarship Fund for a Manchester-Essex High School student

Please see The Landing's website for directions or reservations:


MMC Private Shop & Dine Evening - Nov. 30th

Just in time for the holidays, MIMI by the Sea, Nancy Larson, Central Street Gallery and The Landing invite you to a special evening for the MMC.  Shop after hours (from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.) on Nov. 30th at our three galleries then enjoy the Ladies' Night Dinner Specials (3 courses for $15) at The Landing.

Each of the stores will have drinks and goodies for you and 5% of all sales during this time will be donated back to the MMC to go towards our MERHS scholarship!

In addition, MIMI will have some special evening sales for you and gift wrapping is complimentary.
Finally, N. Larson will clean one piece of jewelry as their gift to you.
We look forward to shopping and dining with you!

Central Street Shops and The Landing



Signs of the Season-Nature Walk w/Mass Audubon

 Please join us on Tues. 11/16 from 10-11:30 for a 'Signs of the Season' walk with the Mass. Audubon in Topsfield. The cost is $11 per adult and child combo; additional children (walkers) are $5. Keep an eye out for your evite with more details.


Reminder - Brian Doser @ Playgroup - Nov. 11th

Please remember that Brian Doser will join playgroup, this Thursday, Nov. 11th for his monthly performance.  Bring the kids out for some fun singing and dancing with the Music Man.


Reminder - Just Desserts - Tomorrow, Nov. 9th


We hope that you will join us tomorrow night, Tuesday, November 9th, for a fun girls night out evening of cooking that will be sure to help get you into a festive holiday mood!  If you have not received your evite or if you have any questions, please contact  We hope that we'll see you there!


Wear Your Costumes to Playgroup

Tomorrow, October 28th, feel free to have your little ones wear their Halloween costumes to playgroup!

Member Appreciation Party -This Thursday!

Our annual member appreciation party will take place this Thursday, October 14th at 7:30. What a great way to catch up with old friends and make some new ones! Please contact the girls night out committee ( if you didn't receive your Evite or with any questions. We hope to see you there!

Brian Doser Returns to Playgroup-Oct. 7th

On Thursday, October 7th Brian Doser a.k.a the "Music Man" will be at playgroup at 11:00AM. Playgroup will still be from 9:30-11:30, but we will clean up the toys about 5 minutes before Brian gets there. Brian will perform at playgroup on the first Thursday of each month. It's always a fun time! Check out his website for more information: