2018 Schedule

**This schedule is subject to change.  Check back often for the latest details!  Last updated on July 27, 2018

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Friday, August 3 to Sunday, August 12: 120th Freedom Old Home Week

Friday, August 3
2:30pm First Christian Church Children’s Summer Theater Camp performance at Freedom Elementary School: “Life of the Party”.  Click for flyer and registration form.
3:30pm Fun Friday for Elementary Age Kids: Perler Bead Craft, Freedom Library.
5:00-6:45pm Pizza & Movie: “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” Pizza $4, Freedom Library.
5:00-7:00pm Lawn Party with refreshments at 8 Elm Street.  Becky Riley on the keyboard.  Adults only, $5.  Bring an appetizer.  Rain or shine.  Dress code: Smart casual.

Saturday, August 4  “Parade Day”
9:00am-1:00pm Ladies Guild Quilts & Crafts, First Christian Church of Freedom.  Quilt raffle tickets available.
9:00am-4:00pm Freedom House Antiques Open, 17 Old Portland Rd, 603-539-4815.
9:30am Mango Groove Band, next to Freedom Village Store.
10:00am Parade through Freedom Village.  Theme: “Preserving Freedom’s Legacy – Historical Society’s 50th Year”.  Bands! Floats! Food! Music!
10:00am Coffee and donuts outside Town Hall.  Sponsored by Lakeview Cemetery Association.
10:00am Hot Dogs outside Freedom Village Store.  Sponsored by Freedom Village Store.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
11:00am-2:00pm The 42nd Annual South Eaton Meeting House Luncheon and Fair, Rte 153 to Horseleg Road to intersection of Towle Hill and Burnham Roads, South Eaton.  southeatonmeetinghouse.com
1:00-3:00pm Chinese Auction, Freedom Elementary School.  Benefits the Freedom 4-H.  Tickets on sale ($2.50 for a sheet of 25) from 1:00pm to 3:00pm; tickets will be pulled at 3:00pm.  Hot dogs, drinks, baked goods and popcorn will be available.
7:00pm Contra Dance featuring “String Equinox”, Town Hall, donation.

Sunday, August 5
8:00-9:30am Continental Breakfast: coffee, juice and pastries at Town Hall, sponsored by First Christian Church.
10:00am Welcome Home Church Service, and Children’s Summer Theater Camp performance at Freedom Elementary School: “Life of the Party”.  Click for flyer and registration form.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
1:00pm Blessing of the Animals, First Christian Church.
4:00pm “Less Told Stories of Freedom”, presented by Alan Fall, sponsored by the Freedom Heritage Commission, Town Hall (upstairs).
6:00pm 5th Annual Paint Night, with Doodlin’ Di.  Create your own piece of art: a wooden “Freedom” sign!  Town Hall, $30, adults only.  Click here for more details.  **Update: This event is SOLD OUT**

Monday, August 6
9:30am Trout Pond and/or Mary’s Mountain hike; meet at end of Shawtown Rd. Sponsored by Freedom Conservation Commission and Forest Advisory Committee.
9:30-10:15am Yoga for Youngsters, ages 5 to 12, no charge.  Bring a mat or large towel.  Barbara McEvoy, Instructor, 610-762-2493.  Freedom Gallery, 8 Elm Street.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
1:00-4:00pm  Cribbage Tournament, Town Hall.  Contact Bill at wllmsbrrtt@yahoo.com to sign up.  Games continue throughout the week with finals on Friday, August 10.
2:00-3:00pm Teen Yoga, ages 13 to 18, no charge.  Bring a mat or large towel.  Barbara McEvoy, Instructor, 610-762-2493.  Freedom Gallery, 8 Elm Street.
3:45-5:00pm Yoga for Adults; no charge – all levels welcome.  Bring a mat or large towel.  Barbara McEvoy, Instructor, 610-762-2493, Freedom Gallery, 8 Elm Street.
7:00pm Freedom Historical Society program: “Stepping Forth to Honor New England and the Nation: Parades from 1788 to 2018” presented by noted historian and summer resident Jane Nylander, Town Hall.

Tuesday, August 7
10:00am Land Sports at the Freedom Elementary Ball Field.  Staffed by Camp Calumet.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
7:00pm Ping-Pong Tournament at Town Hall, donation. 7:00 Pre-teens; 7:45 Teens; 8:30 Adults.  Prizes!

Wednesday, August 8
9:30-11:30am Meet remarkable people of Freedom’s past: Take a tour through Lakeview Cemetery.  Sponsored by Freedom Historical Society and Freedom Heritage Commission.  Meet at Lakeview Cemetery, Old Portland Rd.
10:00am “Wildlife Encounters” Family Program, Town Hall.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
10:00-11:30am Writing Workshop for grades 5+, Freedom Library.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
10:00am-4:00pm Freedom House Antiques Open, 17 Old Portland Rd, 603-539-4815.
6:00pm Family Bingo, Freedom Elementary School.  Sponsored by Freedom Eagles PTA.  Donation.

Thursday, August 9
9:30am Prospect Mountain Hike; meet at 184 Scarboro Rd.  For questions, call Rick and Sandy Gleeson at (904) 687-5210.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
10:00am-4:00pm Mah Jongg Tournament, Town Hall.  $5 for Pizza.  Limited players; deadline to sign up is July 15.  Contact Gail at gbarn66@gmail.comUpdate: Tournament is full but waiting list is available; contact Gail.
10:00am-4:00pm Freedom House Antiques Open, 17 Old Portland Rd, 603-539-4815.
12:30-3:00pm Water Sports for All Ages at Camp Huckins (17 Camp Huckins Rd, Freedom.  From the main parking lot, follow signs to the waterfront).  Sponsored by Camp Huckins.  For questions, call Jody Skelton at 603-539-4710.
5:30-9:00pm Teen Night at the Freedom Library, for grades 7+.  Scavenger Hunt and Visit to Ice Cream Social.  Movie “Love, Simon”, Pizza $4 per person.
6:00-7:30pm Ice Cream Social at Town Office Bandstand, 33 Old Portland Rd (if rain, inside Mason’s Lodge).  Entertainment by The Starlight Honeys.  50/50 raffle sponsored by Freedom Old Home Week Committee.  Only handicapped parking at Town Office lot, please.

Friday, August 10  “A Day in Freedom Village”
9:00am-3:00pm Book Sale at the Library.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
9:00am-3:00pm Bake Sale on First Christian Church lawn.  Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
9:00am-4:00pm Freedom House Antiques Open, 17 Old Portland Rd, 603-539-4815.
9:30am-3:00pm 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Freedom Elementary School. Sponsored by Freedom Community Club. Food will be available, sponsored by First Christian Church.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
1:00-4:00pm  Cribbage Tournament Finals, Town Hall.
3:30pm Fun Friday Family Program: “Alex the Jester” at Freedom Town Hall. Sponsored by Friends of the Library.
5:00-6:30pm Pizza & Movie: “Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron”  Pizza $4. Freedom Library.
6:00pm Baked sweets and beverages, Town Hall. Sponsored by Lakeview Cemetery Association.
6:30pm-7:00pm Sign up for Talent Show, Town Hall.
7:00pm Talent Show, Town Hall. Town Hall is open all day for those who wish to rehearse.  For questions, call Pam at 603-539-5084.

Saturday, August 11
7:00am 14th Annual OHW 5K Road Race. Questions, contact Nancy at fohw@yahoo.com or at 603-730-4814.  Registration form available here or at Freedom Village Store. $15 pre-registration fee includes race t-shirt.  Registrations after August 4 are $20.
– Walkers: Registration ends 7:45am; race begins 8:00am.
– Runners: Registration ends 8:15am; race begins 8:30am.
Free Kids Fun Run around school yard begins 9:15am.
– Awards Ceremony at 9:30am.
10:00am-12:00pm Friends of the Library Book and Bake Sale. Freedom Library.
10:00am-12:00pm Freedom Historical Society & Museum Come help us celebrate 50 years! 28 Old Portland Road.
10:00am-4:00pm Freedom House Antiques Open, 17 Old Portland Rd, 603-539-4815.
5:00pm Fireman’s Lobster Supper.  Lobster $25 or BBQ 1/2 Chicken $20.  Town Hall, takeout available.  Contact Freedom Fire Department at 603-539-4261 or Transfer Station at 603-539-5364 for tickets.  Deadline to purchase tickets is Tuesday, August 7 at 3pm.

Sunday, August 12
8:30am Ted Acton Memorial Tennis Tournament at Purity Spring Tennis Club, East Madison Rd, Madison.  $10 payable at event.  Please bring food to share.  For questions, call 603-662-6487.
10:00am Old Home Week Closing Service. First Christian Church.


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2018 Dates to Remember

Ducky Day: Jun 30
Old Home Week: Aug 3 to Aug 12
Parade: Aug 4

Future Old Home Week Dates

2019
Ducky Day: June 29
Old Home Week: Aug 2 to Aug 11

2020
Ducky Day: June 27
Old Home Week: Jul 31 to Aug 9

2021
Ducky Day: June 26
Old Home Week: Jul 30 to Aug 8

2022
Ducky Day: June 25
Old Home Week: Jul 29 to Aug 7

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