Freedom Old Home Week, our favorite week, is Friday, Aug. 2, to Sunday, Aug. 11. There’s just so much fun coming up. Be sure to peruse all of the events and choose what you would like to do or do them all. Check out the full schedule of events at Also, be sure to give a thank you to those running events that bring family and friends together and help to make this such a special week in Freedom. It takes a lot of work to make this happen so take a moment to show your appreciation.

Don’t forget the South Eaton Meeting House annual fair on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., food, crafts and raffles. Not to be missed. When you’re done there, take a little break, then head over to the Pig Roast at the ball field. The menu includes roast pig, smoked turkey, sides and strawberry shortcake. Tickets are $25 for adults or $12 for ages 12-16 and those under 12 are free. Live entertainment. Proceeds benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger. Call Rob or Karen Hatch at (603) 539-6879 or see Bill at Crossway Repair for your tickets to this delicious and worthwhile event.

The Freedom Historical Society invites everyone to come enjoy a “night at the museum” exploring the Allard House museum and the Works Barn exhibits in Freedom at 28 Old Portland Road while tasting wines produced by local vineyards on Monday, Aug. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is a fundraiser for the Freedom Historical Society. Tickets are $25 per person. There are a limited number of tickets available. They can be purchased at Freedom Historical Society on Wednesday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to Noon, at historical society program presentations and at the Freedom Village Store. Lemonade and iced tea will also be available for non-drinkers of wine. Bring your friends and come explore museum exhibits, learn about Freedom history and see what’s new.

Got talent? Can you dance, sing, recite poetry, play an instrument, have a talented animal? Then you should consider being part of the Talent Night on Friday, Aug. 9. Register with Pam at the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m. The show is at 7 p.m. There is a tuned piano that can be used, a large stage, a microphone and speaker. It’s always a fun night.

Members and supporters of the Freedom Christian Church are invited to join in a celebration of the anniversary of its listing on the NH State Registry of Historic Places and also of the installation of a bronze plaque funded by several generous donors. Join in for refreshments as this occasion is observed after the service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11.

Lisa Wheeler can be contacted at

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