2019 Karate Tourney

Hingham Karate, now in its eighteenth year of teaching karate at the Hingham Community Center, held a recent tournament on Sunday March 3rd. This annual tournament has been held since 2005. The programs students come from not only Hingham but many surrounding areas such as Hull, Hanover, Rockland, Weymouth, and Braintree. The ages of the competitors ranged from five to fifteen and from beginner to black belt ranks.

Officiating was overseen by the programs director sixth degree black belt Fred Channell who began his training in 1977 and competed from 1978 through 2003. Other officials included fourth degree black belts Bill Mazzeo, Peter McCullough, and David Wilfert. Assisting them and also competing was first degree black belt Veronica Blake a 2018 graduate of Hingham High school currently studying education at Bridgewater State University.

The karate kids competed in forms and in sparring at the annual event and medals were earned for 1st through 4th place. The children walked out into the center of the ring alone and after announcing their name and form to the judges began their routine consisting of blocks and punches and kicks. Sanchin, one of the most famous forms in karate that the students performed, is believed to be over six hundred years old!

After the forms the karate kids donned their fighting gear and entered the ring. Five judges watched and scored points as they blocked, kicked, and punched their way to victory or defeat. No tears were shed as all the students are told by their sensei that no one with the courage to compete is ever a loser.

Karate classes are held at the Hingham community center three days a week year round with camps held in February, April and August.


St. Patrick's Day Family Celebration!

Join us on St. Patrick's Day
for a Family Celebration!

March 17, 2019
Enjoy dancing, arts & crafts, face painting
and live traditional Irish music, while savoring Irish treats!
Pre-Register and Save!
$8.00 per person -under 2 FREE!
$10.00 at the door

Schedule of Events:
1:00 pm - intro to fairy houses by Ms. Donna
1:30 pm - Traditional Irish Music by local musicians
2:00pm- Clann Lir Irish Step dancing demonstration
2:30pm- Traditional Irish Music by local musicians
1-3 pm-Face painting, Arts and Crafts

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An Evening of Tastings, Wine, Cheese and Chocolate

An Evening of Tastings, Wine, Cheese and Chocolate was held Feb. 8 at the Hingham Community Center, with entertainment by Hingham’s own Sean Britt Jazz Trio. A fun time was had by all as they tasted wines from around the globe supplied by Connor Houde of Main Street Market and nibbled on cheese generously donated by local restaurants including Trident, Boat House Bistro, Alma Nove, Square Café, Caffe Tosca, Tosca, Fruit Center, and Trader Joe’s. Sweet tastes of chocolate by Puopolo Candies, Sadie Mae’s and Pour Shun were delectable.  Becky Lynch was the winner of the Puopolo’s gift basket that included a generous Bloomy Rind gift certificate. The event was a fundraiser for the Hingham Community Center, a private non-profit organization that receives no funds from the town but relies on donations and revenue from programs. “The support of the community is vital to the future of the HCC,” said Executive Director Mary Ann Blackmur.
For more information about HCC, visit: hinghamcommunitycenter.org


An Evening of Tastings , February 8th 2019

Please join us on Friday, February 8 at 6:00 PM

As we sample wines from around the globe!

Wine, cheese, and chocolate tastings, combined with live jazz music from Hingham's own Sean Britt Trio, are the perfect ingredients for this fantastic TGIF event. Bonus: more than 15 participating wine vendors will make their vintages available for sale at special pricing. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Hingham Community Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, which relies on support from the community to provide programs and events. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 
The Hingham Community Center, your neighborhood gathering place, something for everyone.

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