Old Home Day Printable Schedule Available!

Londonderry’s 115th annual Old Home Day celebration is just around the corner! The five-day festival begins on Wednesday with Senior Night and continues through Sunday, ending with the Contemporary Christian Concert. Pulling in thousands of visitors and locals, the event features fun for all ages.

Kidz Night, Movie Mania, the Town’s only fireworks display during the year, the Fire and Police Baseball Game, a parade, a 5K road race, plus a full day of activities on the Common are just a few of the activities at the Old Home Day Celebration.

With so many events, it’s hard to remember which occur where and when. The Old Home Day Committee has made it easy to schedule your day, or days, with a printable brochure. Found on the Old Home Day website, the brochure outlines the events, times, locations and details of the event.

Be sure to print one before heading to Londonderry for this annual tradition!

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Printable Schedule for Londonderry’s Old Home Day Available Now

Londonderry’s 114th annual Old Home Day celebration is just around the corner! The five-day festival begins on Wednesday with Senior Night and continues through Sunday, ending with the Contemporary Christian Concert. Pulling in thousands of visitors and locals, the event features fun for all ages.

Kidz Night, Movie Mania, the Town’s only fireworks display during the year, the Fire and Police Baseball Game, a parade, a 5K road race, plus a full day of activities on the Common are just a few of the activities at the Old Home Day Celebration.

With so many events, it’s hard to remember which occur where and when. The Old Home Day Committee has made it easy to schedule your day, or days, with a printable brochure. Found on the Old Home Day website, the brochure outlines the events, times, locations and details of the event.

Be sure to print one before heading to Londonderry for this annual tradition!

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Twelve Things to do this Summer in Londonderry

Warm summer days and summer vacations are upon us. Keep the family, or yourselves, entertained with this list of “must-dos” in Londonderry.

  1. Visit Mack’s Apples for Local Made Ice Cream Mack’s ice cream stand, located at 230 Mammoth Road, is open daily from 12 to 9 PM. The stand boasts locally made Richardson’s Ice Cream from Middleton, Massachusetts. Learn more here.
  2. Bring the Family to Concerts on the Common Wednesday Nights Concerts on the Common is a FREE event held in the center of Londonderry every Wednesday night during the summer. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs, and the family for live music, a rare commodity in this day’s age. Acts include a Beach Boy cover band, jazz and acoustic musicians, and more! Click here for more details and a complete schedule.
  3. Browse Several Pieces of Artwork by Local Artists Art on the Common, held the Saturday after Labor Day each year, features work from local artists. A first, second and third place winner is selected from five categories, including oil, pastel and mixed media. Click here for more details.
  4. Come Out to Play for Five Days of Fun The third weekend in August is something special in Londonderry. Since 1899, the town has faithfully held its Old Home Day celebration, which spans five days and includes a Senior Night, Kidz Night, fireworks, live music, a road race, hot air balloon rides, a baby contest and of course food! Learn more by clicking here.
  5. Pack a Picnic for the Common and Visit the Playgrounds Pack a picnic lunch with the kids and take it to the Town Common, located on the corner of Mammoth and Pillsbury Roads. The Common is open to the public and a great place to let the kids run free. Then, take a short walk through the orchards to the Londonderry Athletic Field Association Complex, where tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball courts, a skate park and baseball fields are open to the public when not in use by the local schools or organizations! Click here to go to the LAFA website.
  6. Pick Fresh Berries and Flowers at Sunnycrest Farm Located on High Range Road, Sunnycrest starts off right in June with fresh strawberries, blueberries and more. Flowers soon bloom and are available for picking until the frost arrives! Stop by the farm stand for pressed-on-site cider and more goodies! Visit Sunnycrest online for more details.
  7. Hike the Musquash Trails Established in 1979, the Musquash Conservation Area has nearly 10 miles of trails on over 900 acres. Maintained by Londonderry Trailways, trails are open to walkers, joggers and bikers, but closed to all motorized vehicles. Get trail maps and the secrets to the best parking here.
  8. Go Fishing at Kendall Pond This Southern Londonderry pond is a great place for beginner and young fishers. Swimming with small fish, the pond’s little beach area offers a great place for young and old to practice casting, and the fish won’t swim off with children in tow. Parking is located near the intersection of South Road and Kendall Pond Road.
  9. Pick a Path and Bike on With three routes in varying length and difficulty, there is guaranteed fun for those from the seasoned biker to the family looking for a quick outing. Through scenic byways and side streets, bikers are ensured an enjoyable ride. All rides begin and end at Mack’s Apples Farm Stand on Mammoth Road in Londonderry. Click here for the bike routes.
  10. Grab Some Tickets for a Local Band, Musician, or Comedian With acts ranging from rock and pop, to comedy and folk, Tupelo Music Hall has something for everyone to enjoy. Open Mic Nights and special offers make this venue a must-see while in town. Visit Tupelo online for more details and show times.
  11. Book a Stay Surrounded by Flowers Stay a night in Londonderry at the town’s only Bed and Breakfast. Tiffany Gardens is a perfect getaway for couples and singles who love flowers and a quiet setting. The two guest rooms are surrounded by stone walls, wooden structures, water features and lawn paths. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, private bathrooms, air conditioning, outdoor swimming and more. Click here to learn more and book a stay!
  12. Run for the Apples The annual Run for the Apples 5K is held each August at Mack’s Apples and is a popular event for many throughout the state and region. Runners, walkers and joggers of all ages participate in the event that takes them through the scenic orchard trails over rolling terrain. Visit the Greater Derry Track Club website for further details.

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December Art Show Coming to Coffeeberries Cafe’

A Londonderry cafe’ will host a special art show featuring holiday and winter scenes by award-winning local artists throughout December. Titled “Winter Scenes at Coffeeberries”, the display will change over the course of the month, highlighting a variety of styles and mediums. Original paintings, drawings and prints will be shown framed and ready for sale, direct from artist.

Meet the artists and do a little early Christmas shopping at the informal artist reception Sunday, December 2nd from 2pm-4pm at Coffeeberries.

Featured artists will include Susan Hanna, Elaine Farmer, Sherry Burnette, Jennifer Wolf Love, Corinne Dodge and Patti Crowley. Ross Therrien will also display some excellent watercolors painted by his mother, the late Dorothy Campbell Therrien.

“Cloud Scatter” by Susan E Hanna, 20″ x 16″ Oil

Show is curated by Andy Mack Jr. Please contact for further information.

 

“Greeley Park Cross-country Skier” by D. Campbell Therrien, watercolor.

 

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Printable Old Home Day Schedule Available Now!

Londonderry’s 113th annual Old Home Day celebration is just around the corner! The five-day festival begins on Wednesday with Senior Night and continues through Sunday, ending with the Contemporary Christian Concert. Pulling in thousands of visitors and locals, the event features fun for all ages.

Kidz Night, Movie Mania, the Town’s only fireworks display during the year, the Fire and Police Baseball Game, a parade, a 5K road race, plus a full day of activities on the Common are just a few of the activities at the Old Home Day Celebration.

With so many events, it’s hard to remember which occur where and when. The Old Home Day Committee has made it easy to schedule your day, or days, with a printable brochure. Found on the Old Home Day website, the brochure outlines the events, times, locations and details of the event.

Be sure to print one before heading to Londonderry for this annual tradition!

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Family Event Planned in Londonderry, Visit Adams Pond!

The Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center (CVC) will host its first event this year on Sunday May 6 from 1:30 PM until 4:30 PM. Called “Visit Adams Pond Day”, Discover the Adams Pond Trail, the event will start at the Mack’s Apples U-Pick 2 Pavilion.

The event will feature a fun scavenger hunt, trail information, and nature markers along the trails, provided through a partnership with Londonderry Trailways. The Londonderry CVC will also be handing out special treats and toys to first arrivers, made possible by donations from the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Granite Ridge Energy and Stonyfield.

Scenic Adams Pond is a great trail destination in Londonderry, NH.

“Adams Pond and the trails are such a little-known part of our town, but has so much beauty to it, we felt we needed to host an event that not only encourages families, couples, individuals, to spend some time outdoors, but also to say, ‘Hey, we’ve got these great trails, so come use them!’” said Kathy Wagner, Director of the CVC.

“Adams Pond itself is such a wonderful refuge and is just a quarter mile from the trailhead,” commented Bob Saur of Londonderry Trailways. “This trail is popular throughout the year with walkers, runners, cyclists, and cross country skiers. We’re planning walks of varying from one half mile to three and one half miles in length so there will be something of interest for all ages.”

During the event, the CVC will be raffling off a Mother’s Day basket. The basket will contain items such as a $50 gift card donated by Salon Bogar for beauty services, a bottle of Moonlight Mead, wine glasses, a gift card for Blackberry Bakery, and more to be announced. There is no cost for entering the raffle, however, entrants must be 21 years of age or older.

“We’re very excited for the first event this year,” said Jacklynn Woodruff, Office Manager for the Londonderry CVC. “We’ve got some great things planned and are looking forward to encouraging residents and locals to hit the trails and discover a part of Londonderry many don’t even know exist.”

Also on site will be members of ALERT, A Londonderry Emergency Response Team, members of the Town Master Plan to present Planapalooza, and DG Cycles.

The Adams Pond Trail will also be the site of the Autism 5K Apple Walk, which will begin and end at the Moose Hill School located on Pillsbury Road.  While the trail has room for all, we ask that visitors for the “Visit Adams Pond” event park at the Mack’s U-Pick 2 on Adams Road to prevent any parking issues.

With many things planned, and many things still in the pipeline, the CVC is looking for donations. If your organization is interested in donating or taking part in “Visit Adams Pond Day,” or interested in making a donation for the Mother’s Day gift basket, please contact Jacklynn Woodruff, Kathy Wagner, or Steve Young at the Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center at (603) 432-4800.

Adams Pond Trail connects two orchards on the Mack’s Apple Farm and is just part of the 30-plus miles of trails managed by the all-volunteer Londonderry Trailways.  The organization creates and maintains safe recreation and commuting trails within Londonderry. Trailways recently began efforts to develop six miles of former rail line into the Londonderry Rail Trail.  Complete details on the organizations activities including downloadable maps may be found on their website.

The Londonderry Commerce and Visitors Center was designed to promote the town and the surrounding region and attract businesses, visitors and new residents. Through events, memberships, and marketing, the CVC can help local businesses, farms, and interest in the community grow. By presenting the community as a great place to live, work and play, the CVC showcases the reasons why “Business is Good. Life is Better!” here in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Visit them online.

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