Fire and Ice
In conjunction with the Annual Clarks Summit Ice Festival, the Comm holds its “Fire and Ice” event on Saturday of that weekend each year from 1:00-3:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public. It takes place on the front lawn of The Comm where we set up toasty warm fire pits for roasting S’mores and serving hot chocolate. There is a live ice carving at 1:30 pm. A free family event!
Family Valentine’s Party
Each year on the second Saturday in February from 10 AM-12 PM, the Comm hosts its Annual Family Valentine’s Party. This themed event is free and open to the public with donations gratefully accepted at the door. Guests can expect various crafts, games, refreshments, and more!
National Women’s History Month Luncheon
March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country.
The Comm holds an annual luncheon every year in March to honor women past and present. Each year, we invite a new guest speaker to inspire and challenge us! This is a ticketed event open to the public. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Comm office.
The National Women’s History Project, founded in 1980, is a non-profit educational organization committed to recognizing the significant historical accomplishments of women. National Women’s History Month is part of that initiative. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.
The Bunny Breakfast
On the Saturday of the week before Easter from 10 AM-12 PM, the Waverly Community House hosts its Annual Bunny Breakfast. Tickets are sold in advance on the Comm’s website for this event and are required for entry. Attendees can expect a pancake breakfast, crafts, games, an egg hunt, and a visit from the Bunny himself!
The NEPA Film Festival
Each year, the Comm hosts The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival, presented by the Waverly Community House and supported by the F. Lammot Belin Arts Foundation.
Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeast Pennsylvania and around the world, the three-day festival promotes cultural awareness and appreciation of film as an art form by exposing local audiences to unique and original cinema. Now in its sixth year, the Festival’s growing reputation is built on a commitment to offering the region access to new and independently produced films by a wide range of emerging and established filmmakers.
The festival screens multiple films, including features, horror, animated shorts, documentaries, and international films. In addition, the event includes an opening night reception, artist tributes, presentations and panel discussions, and the ever-popular Mystery Box Challenge.
The Waverly Waddle
The Waverly Waddle is the Comm’s annual 5k walk/run beginning and ending at the Comm. The “Waddle” travels an approximate 3-mile route through scenic Waverly. It takes place each year in May on the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend. It is an official electronic chip-timed race with awards given out to top finishers in each age/sex division. Official race tee shirts are given out to those who register early. The race always takes place, rain or shine! Registrations are accepted in advance at www.waverlycomm.org and on the morning of the race.
This fundraiser supports programs and events at the Comm.
For many children in the area, summer is all about Comm Camp!
Every summer, the Comm holds a children’s day camp for grades K through 7.
The Waverly Community House hosts seven weeks of recreation, friendship, and learning for that special summertime experience.
Camp activities are designed to be age-appropriate for each level. The gym, playground, tennis courts, and Comm grounds are used by each group at scheduled times. Campers are visited by guest coaches, instructors, and performers.
Having fun and making new friends is what Comm Camp is all about!
Cars and Coffee
Calling all car enthusiasts!
Cars and Coffee is held twice annually at the Waverly Community House in June and August. Hosted on the Comm Lawn, guests are invited to gain a unique glimpse of collectible automobiles ranging from classic to exotic, antique cars and hot rods. Many of the owners remain by their vehicles and are delighted to share their knowledge with admirers. This event is free and open to the public with donations gratefully accepted.
Summer and Fall Concert Series
The Waverly Community House is proud to present its annual Summer and Fall Concert Series, featuring a diverse lineup of talented musicians and performers.
The Summer Concert Series offers a variety of outdoor concerts, featuring popular local bands and musicians, as well as nationally recognized acts, in a relaxed and family-friendly atmosphere. The Fall Concert Series takes place indoors and showcases a range of musical genres, including classical, jazz, and folk, featuring accomplished musicians and up-and-coming artists. Both series offer a wonderful opportunity to enjoy live music and support the arts in the beautiful setting of the Waverly Community House.
Some events are free and open to the public, while others are ticketed.
Cocktails for the Courts
Cocktails for the Courts is an annual summertime fundraiser held in August at the Waverly Community House. This ticketed event supports the Community House’s educational, recreational, and cultural programs, benefitting the community. The evening features handcrafted cocktails and delicious food donated by local eateries, providing guests with an opportunity to enjoy some of the best cuisine the area has to offer. Held on the Comm’s back lawn, guests can also enjoy live music!
Family Halloween Party
Each year on the final Saturday in October from 1 PM-3 PM, the Comm hosts its Annual Family Halloween Party. This themed event is free and open to the public with donations gratefully accepted at the door. Guests can expect various crafts, games, refreshments, a haunted house, trick or treating, and more!
The Artisans’ Marketplace
This festive holiday marketplace takes place at The Comm every November on the weekend before Thanksgiving.
It showcases talented artisans from near and far offering a wide variety of handcrafted gifts and specialty food items for the holidays. The event also offers a catered luncheon and the Comm Bakeshop, all sure to put you into the holiday spirit!
It is a fun, festive atmosphere and a unique shopping experience. If you are looking for a special gift, please stop by!
Annual Holiday Wreath Making with Abby Peck
This longstanding holiday tradition takes place in early December every year at The Comm. Abby Peck leads the wreath-making workshop, originally led by her mother, Rosamond. Participants typically make a wreath for themselves, and one for the Comm.
Greens, wire, and light refreshments are provided. Participants should bring their own pruning shears, work gloves, and any decorations to add to the wreath. All are welcome. Registration is not required.
Annual Holiday Dinner Dance
The Waverly Community House’s Annual Holiday Dinner Dance is a highly anticipated event that is held each year at Constantino’s, located in Dalton, PA. This themed, ticketed event is a chance for community supporters, sustainers, and members to come together and celebrate the holiday season in style.
Breakfast With Santa
On the Second Saturday of December from 10 AM-12 PM, the Waverly Community House hosts its Annual Santa Breakfast. Tickets are sold in advance on the Comm’s website for this event and are required for entry. Attendees can expect a pancake breakfast, crafts, games, a cookie sale, and a visit from the big man himself!