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Historic tour, circus highlight celebration

Billed as “A weekend of events you must attend,” Lyndeborough’s Community Day will be held Saturday at the Old Town Hall on Center Road, and an open farm and studio tour will be held Sunday. Proceeds from both events benefit the Lafayette Artillery and the Wilton Lyndeborough Women’s Club.

Community Day will run from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will feature tours of the Lyndeborough Center Historic District, a Civil War encampment, performances by the Flying Gravity Circus, and violinist Cory Walden, an open mic event and a steak barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m.

The annual silent auction should be popular, according to Karen Holland, one of the organizers of Community Day.

“This year we’ll have some great items to bid on,” Holland said. “John Miller has made a beautiful knife that he’s donated. We’ll be doing an overnight hotel package to see the mansions in Rhode Island. We have a locally made Adirondack chair and a baseball signed by one of the Red Sox, Koji Uehara.”

The auction will also include 10 pieces of Lyndeborough glass from the 1800s. Holland said more than 200 items have been donated.

The Fire Department will be demolishing an old car at 3:45 p.m., Holland said. Until that time, anyone making a $1 donation will be given a hammer and allowed to take out frustration by giving the car a few whacks.

Holland said anyone with items to sell is welcome to set up a table at no charge, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The farm and studio tour will feature 10 businesses, including five farms, a quilt shop, a pie shop, a bakery and a woodworking shop. The tour runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

A map showing the sites on the tour is on the town’s website at www.lyndeboroughnh.us.

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