What’s Happening In Wilmot this December?

Press Release

Join the fun at the Wilmot Community Association

There’s a ho – ho – whole lot happening in Wilmot this December.
The WCA Board of Directors and staff wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season and a Happy New Year. Come and join us this December for the annual Holiday Craft Fair, a visit with Santa and a whole lot more.

We need your support
The WCA’s 2019 Annual Fund will wind down at the end of December. Thanks to the generous support of members and friends, the WCA is able to maintain the Red Barn and Timmy Patten Park as well as sponsor many free events throughout the year. We hope to see you at any and all of them. (Read on to learn more!) The Annual Fund is an important part of the WCA’s diverse fund-raising strategy. Thank you in advance for your generous support of the WCA’s 2019 Annual Fund.

December Line Up
Thanksgiving Weekend – January 5: Light up your neighborhood.
Saturday, December 7: Holiday Craft Fair
Sunday, December 8: Santa Comes to Wilmot

(Please note – there will be no Senior Luncheon in December. We’ll see you in January.)

The WCA office will be closed the weeks of December 23 and 30. WCA events, on-going activities, and private rentals continue even when the WCA office is closed.

As always, you can stay fit with tai chi, karate, or yoga. Or meet new friends at Mah Jongg. Contact the instructor or organizer for more information and any scheduling changes due to the holidays or bad weather.

Just a reminder – when the weather outside is frightful …
The WCA follows the Kearsarge Regional School District’s lead for closing. Questions? Check out the WCA weather policy. 

Wilmot and the WCA have a lot to offer. The WCA board and staff hope to see you often at the Red Barn.

Read on for details!

Let’s all light up Wilmot
For some added sparkle during the holidays, the WCA is encouraging everyone in Wilmot to participate in Light Up Your Neighborhood. The event started Thanksgiving weekend and goes through Sunday, January 5 (the twelfth day of Christmas). It’s easy to participate. String up some lights, or throw a sleigh on the roof, and ask your neighbors to do the same. If you like, send us an e-mail with a few photos and the participating stretch of road(s). Please send the information by December 20 and we’ll post it on the WCA Facebook page.

This is not a contest, just a gentle nudge to encourage Wilmot residents to deck their homes with holiday lights.

Shop ’til you drop
Get your Holiday shopping done and stock up on homemade cookies at the WCA’s annual Holiday Craft Fair. The fair runs from 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, December 7, at the New London Outing Club Indoor Center, 114 Cougar Court. More than 50 crafters will display their handmade wares. As always, the Wilmot Ladies Aid Society will hold their Famous Cookie Walk, and Rachel’s Café will offer food and beverages throughout the day. Admission is free.

We love Santa at the WCA
Santa Comes to Wilmot on Sunday, December 8. He’ll be at the WCA Red Barn from 1 to 2:30 PM. Children are invited to share their lists with Santa, and John Swindell will be taking complimentary photos. There will be a holiday craft project for the kids, and cookies and cocoa for all. Everything is free and all are welcome. 

Every week at the WCA
Learn something new or get fit! Many talented instructors and leaders hold classes, meetings, and workshops at the Red Barn. All are open to the public.

We are always open to having new games and activities. Let us know if you’d like to host/teach a weekly activity or class.

As we head into winter and the holidays, be sure to check with your instructor for inclement weather policy and any changes in the schedule.

AA Step Meeting: 7 PM Mondays.

Tuesday Tai Chi: for adults 10 to 11 AM Tuesdays. Contact instructor Marcia Wyman for more information.

Shotokan Karate: three levels of classes starting at 4 PM Tuesdays. Visit Tiger Mountain Shotokan Karate Facebook page for more information.

Mah Jongg: 1 PM Tuesdays. Contact Ellie or Margaret for more information.

Slow Flow Yoga with Coleen: 6 PM Wednesdays. Contact Coleen for more information.

What else is happening at the Red Barn this December?

The American Legion will meet at the Red Barn on Sunday afternoon, December 1. For more information email Commander George West.

The Wilmot Ladies Aid Society will meet at the Red Barn for lunch on Thursday, December 5. Email WLAS president Rose Tilton for more information.

A few private parties and meetings are also on the calendar. Visit the WCA website to learn more about holding your next event at the Red Barn.

Coming soon – save the date!
January 8 – WCA Board will meet to review 2019 and preview 2020
January 10 – Snow Daze Dance Party (snow date January 11)

Rent the Red Barn!
The Red Barn is the perfect choice for your next company event, conference or workshop. Use the Barn for a birthday party, club meeting, family celebration, shower or wedding! Members receive a special discount! Our beautiful function room provides flexible table seating for 75 people and up to 100 for presentations and workshops. Enjoy our great amenities, including a commercial kitchen, air conditioning, sound system, and audiovisual equipment.

Conveniently located, the Red Barn is handicap accessible and available 365 days a year. If you need a great space for your next event or celebration, give us a call at 526-7934 or email us. To learn more: download the WCA Facilities Use Policies and Facilities Rental Form. To check availability, visit the WCA Calendar, email the WCA or call the WCA at 526-7934.

November News and Thank Yous
Thursday’s Child
A big thank you to the Coach House Restaurant and New London Inn for once again including the WCA in their Thursday’s Child fund-raising program. Additional thanks to the many members and friends of the WCA who supported the organization and enjoyed a great dinner at the Inn on Thursday, November 7. A deliciously fun time was had by all.

Join the WCA team
Why not share your talents? The WCA operates with a vibrant and dedicated group of volunteers. We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the Membership Drive, David White Memorial Health & Wellness Series, Trivia Night and the Mystery Dinner. Give as little or as much time as you can. Email Ann Davis, WCA president, to learn more about the WCA, its goals, programs and volunteer opportunities. We love our volunteers.

Students – volunteering at the WCA counts towards your community service hours!

Become a WCA member
There is no time like the present to join the WCA. Thank you to everyone who has already  joined or renewed this year. Your membership dollars help keep the Red Barn and Timmy Patten Park in great condition and ready for … everything from workshops to concerts, Halloween Trick or Treating, Santa, and much, much more. Money raised during the membership drive supports the many free and low-cost programs and activities that you, your friends and neighbors enjoy throughout the year.

Save the stamp and pay with PayPal! Make your payments to:
Wilmot Community Association
P.O. Box 23
Wilmot, NH 03287

For membership levels and more information check out our online membership brochure. Thanks to all for your generous support.
Stay up-to-date with the WCA
Be sure to visit our website, check out WCA News, and follow us on Facebook for up-to-date information and recaps of WCA events.