Annual Christmas Concert Following the Holiday Walk

The public is invited to enjoy a Christmas concert on Saturday, December 5th at 7:30 PM in the Topsfield Congregational Church Meetinghouse on the Common. This annual event will feature the jazz cantata La Fiesta de la Posada, a traditional Mexican presentation of the Christmas story written by legendary jazz composer Dave Brubeck. The performance will feature Bart Dahlstrom, CCoT Organist and Director of Music, the Jeffrey Cox Jazz Ensemble, special guest soloists, and the CCoT Chancel, Bell and Children's Choirs. Admission is free and a reception will follow in the Emerson Center.

Holiday Walk

The annual Holiday Walk, sponsored by the Recreation Committee, will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 4 to 7 PM. Please join your friends and neighbors in this joyous community event that includes the lighting of the Memory Tree, activities at the Library, a greens sale, the Board of Health flu clinic, and much more!

The Memory Tree Returns!

Topsfield's holiday season has begun and with it, the Memory Tree and Holiday Walk. The Topsfield Memory Tree is the large Blue Spruce located in front of the Town Hall. The Memory Tree tradition of a contribution in memory of a loved one began in 1983 with the Village Gardeners and the Town of Topsfield. The tree will once again be lighted during the annual Holiday Walk, hosted by the Recreation Committee. The Holiday Walk will be Saturday, December 5, with the tree lighting at 4 pm.

Donation envelopes and boxes will be placed at the Topsfield Town Library, Dawson's Hardware, Curves, and The Gift Horse. Donations may be mailed to: The Memory Tree Fund, PO Box 68, Topsfield,MA 01983. Checks should be made payable to Village Gardeners. Donations will be accepted through January 2, 2016.

Donation Form

Tri-Town Council Open Gym Nights

The Tri-Town Council announces Open Gym Nights for Masco Middle and High School students on Saturday, November 21st and December 12th from 7 - 9:30 PM in the Masco Field House. Further Information

Craft Sale - December 5 - To Benefit Topsfield's Food Pantry

Please come to a crafts sale on Saturday, December 5th fro 10 AM to 4 PM in the Emerson Center parlor. All proceeds will be given to the Top Cupboard Food Pantry that serves Topsfield residents.

Further Information

Cub Scout Pack 81 Recruitment

Topsfield's Cub Scout Pack 81 invites all interested boys in grades 1-5 to come to our annual kick-off and recruitment cook out on Friday, September 11th, 2015 at Endicott Park from 5-7:30pm where there will be food and fun for the whole family. We will also have a fall calendar available for you to see upcoming events that are planned for the Pack.

If you are interested in attending or would like additional information, please contact Dolly McIlvaine at so that we can plan accordingly. There will also be information and sign up opportunities to join our Scout Pack during Parent Seminar nights at both Proctor and Steward School in September.

Scouting provides boys with life changing experiences that build confidence and leadership skills to create a solid foundation for life. Your adventure is waiting!

Masco Wants to Hear from You!


A 5-10 minute online survey regarding Masco's facilities, class sizes and programs is available at

The results of this survey will be used to ascertain community concerns and suggestions from the Tri-Town Community.

Council on Aging Newsletter

The Senior Scoop is the Council on Aging's Newsletter that is published monthly. The November 2015 and previous editions are available here.

Library Strategic Plan Survey

The Friends of the Topsfield Library invite Topsfield residents to participate in shaping the Library's Stategic 5-year plan. Please take a moment to fill out the short community survey. Access the survey here.

Finance Committee Candidates

The Moderator invites citizens interested in serving on the Finance Committee to submit the Town Volunteer application available here and send it to the Moderator at Town Hall, 8 West Common Street, Topsfield, MA 01983. There are two positions open on the Finance Committee.

Steward School Preschool Open House and Registration

The Steward School Integrated Preschool will hold Open Registrations for the 2016/17 school year from Dec 2 - 16th. An Open House will be held on Wednesday, December 9th from 1:30 - 2:30 pm. Parents and children are invited to attend. A presentation will also be held at 1:45pm.

Programs are available for 3 & 4 year olds. Classes for 3 yrs olds are held from 9:00-12:00 for 2, 3, or 5 ams/week. Classes for 4 yr old are held 9:00-1:00 for 3, 4, or 5 ams/week. Extended Day hours are available for before/after school childcare from 7:00 am - 4:30 pm at additional cost. A $60 non-refundable registration fee is required at time of registration. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Carol Rogers, Preschool Coordinator, at or at 978-887-1538, ext. 1406.

Town Hall Building Committee

The Town Hall Building Committee is pleased to make available information concerning the schematic design phase of the project that was approved by Town Meeting in May. In addition, previous plans and reports are posted for informational purposes.

Please click here to access this material.

Friends of the Library Newsletter

The Friends of the Library November Newsletter is now available with news of events and activities at the Library for all ages. Browse below to learn about the exciting programs that are planned for the month.

Full Schedule of Events for November

Voluntary Water Restriction

The mandatory water ban has replaced by a Voluntary Outdoor Water Use Restriction effective October 1, 2015 due to low Ipswich River stream flow. All town residents and businesses are asked to curtail nonessential outdoor water use between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. each day. Please visit for more information.

Water Quality Report

Attention Topsfield Water Department customers. Copies of our annual water quality report for 2014 are now available at the Town Hall, at the Public Works Building, or online at

Board of Assessors Public Notice

The Board of Assessors has received notification of preliminary certification approval from the Department of Revenue of Fiscal 2016 assessed value for all properties in Topsfield. Values have been adjusted in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws to reflect full and fair market value as of January 1, 2015.

To learn how you may ascertain your new proposed property value please visit "Further Information" below.

Further Information

Presidential Primary Information

The Presidential Primary is in March of 2016! To see if you are registered, visit this website: If you are not registered or want to make changes, you can do so online at:

Please note - there is a new political party in Massachusetts called the "United Independent Party." You can visit their website: If you are registered in this party you may only participate in that party's primary in March. "United Independent" is a party and has a defined platform. If you do not wish to be enrolled in any party, formally known as 'independent,' please ensure you are registered as "unenrolled."

A Message from Topsfield TRIAD

Topsfield TRIAD alerts the public to holiday scams. Click below to learn more.

Holiday Scams

Carbon Monoxide Reminder

Topsfield Triad urges residents to install carbon monoxide detectors or check existing ones. Further Information

Cable TV Announcements

Topsfield Cable TV accepts announcements for its Community Bulletin Board. Please submit text announcements of fewer than 600 characters for best results. Alternatively, send a pre-formatted image that will show exactly as-is when aired. The image file must be 720x540 pixels and in .jpg or .ppt format. Please e-mail announcements to Tuesday-Friday before 5 PM for immediate posting.

A Message from Topsfield TRIAD

Scam Alert for Seniors Information about the IRS scam