Join in at the Freedom Gallery for wine, cheese and chat this coming Friday, June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. for Freedom Historic Society’s 2020 calendar launch.

The theme is again “Remarkable People of Freedom’s Past.” Help celebrate and recognize the new batch of Freedom’s Remarkable People.” Bring your guests, it’s a great way to start Ducky Day Weekend.

An exciting concert of classical music will take place at the Little White Church at 371 Eaton Road in Eaton Center on Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m. Natalia Shevchuk, a native of Ukraine and former resident of North Conway, was the music director at the Lutheran Church of the Nativity, and a 1993 winner of the Rachmaninoff piano competition in Kiev. She will perform with Stephen Poppel, a clarinetist and founder of the Chatham Ensemble, a classical woodwind trio. They will play the music of Beethoven, Shubert, Poulenc and others. Don’t miss hearing these first-class performers. The cost is $25 at the door.

Come join in at the Freedom Library Book Room for the Ducky Day sale on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check out the new book donations all in their respective categories. From children’s books to history and political, fiction and non-fiction, all here on our shelves waiting for you to take them home. Come and support your library. If you wish to help out during the sale, please stop by the library and sign up.

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, the Freedom Public Library has passes that provide free or reduced admission to several area attractions:

• Castle in the Clouds: Pass is good for free admission for one adult (18 and up) and one youth (ages 5-17) and a 50 percent admission discount for one adult and one youth. (Not valid for special events).

• The Libby Museum of Natural History. Pass is good for one family for one day.

• WMV Children’s Museum. Pass is good for up to four people. Not available on rainy days in July and August.

• Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Pass is good for free admission for two adults and up to four related children (17 and under) Not valid for signature or special events.

• Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Pass is good for two admissions for $5 each and up to four additional discounted admissions at $10 each.

Call the library at (603) 539-5176 or come by to reserve the pass you want for the day you want. You do not have to return the passes to the library.

Freedom’s Brianna Desharnais a sophomore at Simmons University, will be running more than 4,000 miles from Baltimore, Md., to San Fransisco, Calif., with the Ulman Foundation.

While on the trip, she will also be completing a research project about the psychology of running. Desharnais plans to blog her journey and research. Her goal is $4500.

Go to to learn more or contribute.

Rob Hatch is hosting a pig roast on Saturday, Aug. 3, (parade day) between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Freedom ball field. This is to benefit an important local fundraiser “End 68 Hours of Hunger” program, ensuring children in need have food over the weekends, when the school lunch program is not available to them.

The event will be held rain or shine, under a 40-foot-by-60-foot tent with live entertainment. The menu includes whole roast pig, smoked turkey, sides, drinks and strawberry shortcake.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 kids 12 to 16 and children under 12 are free. Music will be provided by up and coming talent Jackson Battles and the Cadillac Cats. Tickets are available by calling Rob or Karen Hatch at (603) 539-6879 or can be purchased daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Bill Gattermann of Crossway Repair, on Cross Road off the Ossipee Lake Road. Hatch would also be happy to take donations to the cause from any who can’t attend. Be sure to get your tickets early to this worthwhile event.

Charlie Gibbs is looking for one of the Freedom Fire Department’s call cards from the 1950s and 1960s. The cards are about 5 inches by 7 inches and it listed locations of a call when the town siren was rung. It also contained names of some town officials. Call him at (603) 539-7673 if you still have one. Thank you in advance.

Lisa Wheeler can be contacted at

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