Celebrating community in Lyndeborough

LYNDEBOROUGH – The town’s eighth annual Community Days will be held on Saturday. Aug. 9. and Sunday. Aug. 10, in and around the Town Hall in Lyndeborough Center. with all of the usual features plus a few special events.

Saturday begins at 9 a.m. with the Lafayette Artillery’s Civil War encampment and ends at 7 p.m. following a steak dinner with music by Sweet Tooth.

On Sunday, 12 farms and businesses will be open for tours.

On Saturday, a marketplace will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with local produce, arts and crafts and flea market.

A silent auction will be set up in the Town Hall with many unique items. Proceeds benefit the Wilton-Lyndeborough Woman’s Club.

At noon in the Center Church, resident Jerry Reneau will present a concert of classics and old hymns on the antique pump organ which was once used in the Baptist Church in the village. Reneau, a retired teacher, plays in many area churches.

At 1 p.m. the Historical Society and Board of Selectmen will accept the gift of a glass globe made at the Lyndeborough Glass Factory in the late 1880s.

The globe is the gift of former resident Beverley Shea. A stand and case were made for it by residents Corey Cheever and Ed Mottau. It is on display at the Tarbell Library.

At 2 p.m., all residents are asked to gather in front of the Town Hall for a picture, a second replica of one made at Old Home Days in 1928. A picture was taken several years ago, and both are featured on the town’s website.

At 2:30 is a show presented by magicians from the Society of American Magicians 118 of Nashua.

A flag retirement ceremony will be held by members of the Lafayette Artillery Company at 3 p.m.

Open Mic will be held under the tent from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and again at 3:45 to 5 p.m. Musicians, poets, comedians, and everyone else are invited to step up.

Lunch will be provided from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. by the Lafayette Artillery. Cost is $5 for a hamburger plate, and $4 for a hot dog plate.

The BBQ steak dinner begins at 5 p.m., prepared by the Woman’s Club.

Cost is $15 for steak, baked potato, corn, salad, drink and dessert. A hot dog plate for $5 includes two hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert. Take-out containers will be available.