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Walpole Old Home Days Schedule Announced

The Walpole Old Home Days Committee has announced its schedule for the upcoming events taking place June 17th through June 26, 2011. This series of events happens every three years as a way for long-time residents and visitors alike to celebrate the history and vibrancy of our wonderful community. The celebration kicks off with a production done by our very own Walpole Players and includes a street party, live music, an ever popular parade, talent show, pet show (all with prizes for various categories), hay rides, a road race, fireworks shot over the village, a pancake breakfast, chicken BBQ, outdoor movie, Victorian high tea and vintage fashion show, band concert on the town common and lots more. See below for a complete schedule.

Get the full experience and step back in time by staying in our New Hampshire Country Inn and sleep in one of Walpole’s oldest homes – dating back to 1774. There are so many activities packed into Walpole’s Old Home Days surely there’s something to please one and all.

Walpole Old Home Days 2011 Schedule of Events

Note: $$ indicates that tickets need to be purchased or cost involved. Otherwise, events with no symbol are free. Tickets are available at Galloway Real Estate, Costume Ladies, Murray’s, Real to Reel Video and Village Square Booksellers. Saturday June 18th

Walpole Players “If I Were British”. Doors open at 7pm, curtain rises at 8:00pm.

Sunday June 19th

Walpole Players “If I Were British”. Doors open at 7pm, curtain rises at 8:00pm.

Wednesday June 22nd

5:30pm – 8:30 Block Party hosted by Connecticut River Bank, N.A. & The Walpole Foundation – Connecticut River Bank Parking Lot with live music by “THE ILLUSION”

Thursday June 23rd

5pm – 7pm Silent Auction Hastings House (viewing)

Walpole Players “If I Were British”. Doors open at 7pm, curtain rises at 8:00pm.

Friday June 24th

9am to 8pm Walpole Community Pool, Free to all

4pm to 6pm Strawberry Shortcake by Tom Murray. In front of Murray’s Restaurant $$ (to benefit Walpole Youth Baseball)

4pm to 7pm Silent Auction, Hastings House (viewing)

5pm to 7pm Talent Show, at the Town Hall. Sign up with Kathy Hanks in advance, awards given right after performance. 603-355-1655 (Sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole)

6pm to 11pm Dance in Savings Bank of Walpole parking lot, across from the Tavern. Live music by “SHAKING ALL OVER”

7pm to 11pm American Legion food booth $$

9:30pm Fireworks shot from North Road over Village

Saturday June 25th

7am-9am Academy Breakfast for all who attended the Academy and spouses. Prizes for youngest, oldest, longest distance traveled – Tent on Historical Society lawn

7am to 9am Grange – Breakfast Sandwiches “McGranges” Town hall $$

8:30am 5K Race and Children’s Race (12 and under). Start/Finish at Walpole Town Hall, prizes

$10 registration by June 22; $12 thereafter (benefit of Fall Mountain running and skiing teams)

8:30am Power Walk with Paula Burdick, medals in 4 divisions

9am to 8pm Walpole Community Pool, Free to all

9am to 4pm Walpole Non-profits…educational, fundraising and food on the Common

9am to 4pm Children’s Play Area and Equipment Display, sponsored by Cold River Materials ~ Savings Bank of Walpole Parking Lot. FREE raffle for bikes for three different age groups, and free balloons.

10am PARADE, Sponsored by “Matt Beam Plumbing”. Starts at Walpole School. Prizes for most original, funniest, best theme, best junior entry and best business entry. Kids will be able to decorate their bikes and ride at the end of the parade

MUSIC on the BANDSTAND after the parade- The East Bay Jazz Ensemble

10am – 7pm Silent Auction, Hastings house (viewing)

11am to 4pm Antique vehicle show, historical society. Vote for your favorite car, truck and tractor

12 noon Pet Show, Behind Telephone Building. Children’s categories: largest pet, smallest pet, longest tail, costume class, owner pet look alike, most enthusiastic pet owner, cutest pet, judges choice award. Adult categories: oldest pet, costume class, owner pet look alike, most enthusiastic pet owner – Roxy Memorial Trophy, Judges choice award

12pm-3pm Hay rides around town provided by R. N. Johnson

4pm Tug of War behind the Stone Church

5pm – 7pm Jazz Concert Featuring Samirah Evans In Memory of Lou Andreoli, Hastings House

Walpole Players “If I Were British”. Doors open at 7pm, curtain rises at 8:00pm. $$

8pm-10pm Walpole Community Pool BBQ and outdoor Movie, free to all

Sunday June 26th

7am-11am Pancake Breakfast to benefit Walpole Village School. Town Hall $$

8:30am Inaugural Golf Tournament, Hooper Golf Club, to benefit the Walpole Playground Project $$

9am – 8pm Walpole Community pool – Free to All

8:30am St. Peters Catholic Church, North Walpole

10:00am First Congregational Church, Walpole

10:00am St. John’s Episcopal Church, Walpole

10:00am Walpole Unitarian Church, Walpole.

1:45pm – 3pm Silent Auction, Hastings House

2pm – 5pm Victorian High Tea and Vintage Fashion Show. Hastings House $$

4pm till sold out – Chicken Barbeque, First Congregational Church $$

5:30pm Band Concert with Walt Sayre Orchestra, sponsored by the Boy Scouts of Walpole. Donation basket will be passed

***Presentation of parade awards and other drawings at intermission***

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