It is going to be a great summer of evening concerts at the Patton Park bandstand on Sundays, starting on Father’s Day, June 18.
The Sundays in Patton Park concert series gets started with 73 Duster from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday.
The concert is free and open to all. It is recommended that audience members bring a chair or blanket to sit on. It is also a great chance to enjoy a picnic dinner on a beautiful summer evening in the park. If case of rain, the concert will be moved to the tabernacle at Asbury Grove.
The concert series, in part, is supported by the town of Hamilton.
The full summer concert schedule:
June 25: Jim Coyle and Friends – Bluegrass and Americana
July 2: Quintessential Brass – Patriotic and American Songbook
July 9: Blind Drive – Hits from the 60s, 70s and more
July 16: Dan Monaco Trio and Sandi Bedrosian – Smooth Jazz
July 23: Grupo Fantasia- Latin music, salsa, merengue and more
July 30: Country Mile – Toe-tapping country
Aug 6: Studio Two – Beatles Tribute Band
The Patton Park playground should be dry soon thanks to the work of several members of the Hamilton Fire Department in recent days.
Fire Capt. Ray Brunet, firefighter Bob Wallace and firefighter Jared Dolan pumped out the excessive water in the park last Friday to help it dry out faster, according to Police Chief Russell Stevens.
They did it on Friday so that the entire playground was available for children during the weekend.
The Two Town Fourth event, scheduled for next month, has been bumped back by a day.
Due to an event at the Myopia Schooling Fields on Saturday, June 24, Myopia Hunt Club notified the town of Hamilton that it could not hold fireworks that evening, as originally scheduled, because it spooks the horses. The Two Town Fourth event will now happen on Sunday, June 25 from 4-9 p.m. The rain date is Monday, June 26.
The event will start with a bicycle and covered wagon parade to Patton Park and then include music, kids activities, food trucks and end with fireworks at dusk.
The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department will have extended hours during the next two weeks to take sign-ups for passes to the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park.
The extended hours start on Election Day on Thursday, April 6, when the Rec office (which is right next to the polling spot) will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m.
The additional hours continue on Saturday, April 8 when the Rec office will be open from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Next week, there will be extra hours on Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13, when the Rec office will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. each evening.
Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public library at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.
Already, Recreation Director Sean Timmons said that 70 memberships of all types have been sold, including family, youth, adult and senior memberships.
Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership.
The pool is scheduled to open on June 10 and will host swimming lessons and the Hurricanes swim team. Complete information about pool fee, hours, programs and other details is available on the town website.
Weaver Pond at Patton Park has always been “skate at your own risk” and there are a few signs at the pond that state it.
But after a cold snap earlier this month and now some warmer temperatures, Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons reminds residents that the town government doesn’t inspect the ice to determine when it is safe to skate on.
Christmas tree disposal will be at Patton Park this year, where the trees will be recycled.
Hamilton-Wenham Green is organizing the tree recycling, which will mean the trees will be chipped and turned into compost. The tree chipping has been donated by Iron Tree Services and will be brought to Brick Ends Farms at no cost.
There is no curbside tree collection in Hamilton. Tree collection at Patton Park will be at the rear of the park along the dirt road and run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 9.
Only naked trees will be accepted and all ornaments, lights and other decorations should be removed from the tree before dropoff. Do not bring wreaths, plants, garland baskets or brush.
There will not be a Christmas tree bonfire this year.
The new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be on display during an open house on Thursday evening.
The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Committee invites everyone to take a look at the newly completed pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.
The open house will provide residents a chance to visit the site and take a closer look at the pool, lifeguard offices, filtration room and bathhouse, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.
Timmons encourages residents to share word about the open houses with friends and neighbors.