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July 27, 2013

Yankee Homecoming Calendar


Newburyport Daily News

---- — Yankee Homecoming’s schedule of events is constantly being updated, and changes are expected to take place after the publication of this guidebook. For the latest scheduling changes, visit yankeehomecoming.com

Saturday, July 27

ART ON THE BARTLET MALL

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL

11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Harris Street

13th ANNUAL KITCHEN TOUR

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Benefitting the Newburyport Elementary PTO

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the event and are available for purchase online at www.NewburyportKitchenTour.com or in person at participating retailers in town or Newburyport Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, July 28

ART ON THE BARTLET MALL

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

OLD-FASHIONED SUNDAY

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bartlet Mall

Family Midway (games, contests, etc.) — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food booths — 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pet Show — 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Atlantic Pro Wrestling — 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Roaming Railroad around the pond — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

J&J Ponies, lower pond — 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Antique Cars on Pond Street — 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Opening Ceremonies — 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Merrimack Valley Townsmen — 1 to 2 p.m.

Creative Arts Services Team — 2 to 3 p.m.

Merrimack Valley Concert Band — 3 to 4 p.m.

Parade of Handtubs — 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Other events in Newburyport

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

GREEK FOOD FESTIVAL

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

Harris Street

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

11:30 to 6 p.m.

Downtown, waterfront

HORSESHOE TOURNAMENT

Noon to 3 p.m.

Elks Lodge, Low Street

NBBA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Noon to 3 p.m.

Elks Lodge, Low Street

HISTORICAL TOUR OF OLD SOUTH CHURCH

Noon to 4 p.m.

29 Federal St.

7th ANNUAL HISTORIC TOUR AT ST. PAUL’S CHURCH

Noon to 4 p.m.

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water St.

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

The B Street Bombers

Monday, July 29

GOLF TOURNAMENT

8 a.m. shotgun start

Ould Newbury Country Club

The cost is $135 which includes continental breakfast at the club, carts, 18 holes of golf, a chance to win $10,000 for a hole in one on the 6th hole, lunch, awards, and dinner (catered by the Starboard Galley) & harbor cruise aboard The Captain’s

Lady out of Plum Island Point.

Contact Gary Greco to register at 978-462-1326.

49TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE SHOW

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Belleville Congregational Church, High Street

Lots of vintage treasures can be found at this event, as well as a scrumptious lunch.

Admission is $5

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

A variety of food vendors will have booths downtown

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Go to yankeehomecoming.com for latest details

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Stage, Market Square Stage

KIDS DAY TALENT SHOWCASE

Noon to 3 p.m.

Market Landing Park, Newburyport

Rain location: Masonic Temple at 31 Green St.

Open to school-aged children in the Newburyport area. Ages 6-18 (grades 1-12): singing, dancing, poetry, acting, juggling, musical acts, etc. This is not a judged contest.

PASTA DINNER

4:30 to 7 p.m.

Elks Club, Water Street

$8 adults, children $4

ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Congregation Ahavas Achim

Washington Street

$10 suggested per family

CHORAL SOCIETY COMMUNITY SUMMER SING

7 p.m.

Central Congregational Church

Titcomb Street

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Country Mile Band

Tuesday, July 30

56th ANNUAL MARKET SQUARE DAY CRAFT SHOW

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Market Square

Market Square Day is a juried craft show with all handmade items from some of the most talented artisans in New England. This year we are pleased to have back some of your favorites as well as some new crafters with amazing talents. Our committee has traveled all over New England looking for just the right additions to our show and we cannot wait to share our great finds with everyone.

HERITAGE TOURS

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Go to yankeehomecoming.com for latest details

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

A variety of food vendors will have booths downtown

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Stage, Market Square Stage

LIONS CLUB YANKEE HOMECOMING ROADRACE

6 p.m., 5K; 6:10 p.m., 10M starts

Each year, thousands of runners in both the 10M and 5K enjoy a breathtaking course through the quaint seaside town. The 10-mile course runs along the water for several miles before winding past a state park, through charming New England neighborhoods, and ending at the Newburyport High School, on historic Mount Rural. The Yankee Homecoming 10M and 5K are truly picture perfect.

The Lions Club Yankee Homecoming Roadrace is one of the largest events during Yankee Homecoming week. To find out more, or to volunteer check out our website at www.yankeerace.com.

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Rockbottom, classic rock cover band

Wednesday, July 31

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

NURSING HOME CONCERTS

Country Manor, 180 Low St. 10:35 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Opportunity Works, 10 Opportunity Way. Noon to 1 p.m.

Port Healthcare, 113 Low St. 1:15 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Brigham Manor, 77 High St. 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join the Dick Kaplan Excellent Band with family and friends. The public are welcome to share the enjoyment of this concert with the residents.

ANNUAL KIDS DAY IN THE PARK

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Atkinson Common, Storey Ave., Newburyport

Sponsored by the Newburyport Exchange Club

Free admission.

Kids Day in the Park activities include decorated bicycle and doll carriage parades. The parade will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Children’s activities include children’s games, music, face painting and much more.

Food will be available.

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Stage, Market Square Stage

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water St.

CROWNING OF SENIOR KING AND QUEEN

4 to 6 p.m.

Hope Community Church

11 Hale Street, Newburyport

The Senior King and Queen will be honored at a luncheon at Hope Community Church and will ride in the Yankee Homecoming Parade in a convertible on Sunday

SLOW BIKE RACE

6 p.m.

Cushing Park

Registration at 5:30 p.m.

$25; fundraiser for local rail trail maintenance

IRISH SUNSET CRUISE

7 to 9 p.m.

Captain’s Lady, Plum Island Point

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon & Band with Lee Lewis and The Doo Wop All Stars

Thursday, August 1

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

OLD-FASHIONED SIDEWALK SALES

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, The Tannery, and Port Plaza

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Stage, Market Square Stage

COAST GUARD STATION TOURS

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

65 Water St. # B, Newburyport

FIRST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY BOOK SALE AND ART AND CRAFT SHOW

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26 Pleasant St.

YANKEE HOMECOMING BLOOD DRIVE

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Elks Lodge, Low Street

Call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water St.

ROTARY CLUB BEER AND DOGS

4:30 to 7 p.m.

Food booth featuring hot dogs and locally brewed beer

End of Bed Race, Tannery Parking Lot

Sponsored by: Newburyport Rotary Club to benefit local charities.

LIONS CLUB BED RACE

6 p.m.

Federal Street

Bed race participants usually arrive around 5:30 p.m. to set up. The event starts at 6 p.m. sharp. The event will proceed light rain or shine. Severe weather will postpone the bed race until Aug. 2, 6 p.m.

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Beatlejuice

Friday, August 2

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

OLD-FASHIONED SIDEWALK SALES

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Downtown, The Tannery, and Port Plaza

DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Waterfront Stage, Market Square Stage

FIRST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY BOOK SALE AND ART AND CRAFT SHOW

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

26 Pleasant St.

FEATURED ARTISTS EXHIBITS

1 to 5 p.m.

Newburyport Art Association

65 Water St.

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Alya Brown

Saturday, August 3

FOOD COURT

10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Market Square

FAMILY DAY AT MAUDSLAY STATE PARK

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport

Tethered Hot Air Balloon Rides

Martial Arts Demonstrations

Gymnastic Demonstrations

Live Animal Demonstrations by Curious Creatures

Painting with members of the Newburyport Mothers Club

Doll and Stuffed Animal Checkups from Staff at Anna Jaques Hospital

Face Painting

Brain Games by the Tutor Doctor

The Mad Science Booth

Pony Rides from J&J Ponies

Food provided by local vendors

WATERFRONT CONCERT

7:30 to 9 p.m.

Compaq Big Band

FIREWORKS

9:15 p.m.

Waterfront Park

Sunday, August 4

INSTITUTION FOR SAVINGS HIGH STREET MILE ROADRACE

9:15 a.m.

Atkinson Common

For more information go to www.runthecircle.org/hsmile.htm

YANKEE HOMECOMING PARADE

12:30 p.m.

High Street

Beginning at the Three Roads intersection at Atkinson Common, continuing down High Street to the Newbury line. Fire engines start the parade, followed by bands, floats, cars, veterans units, etc.

CLOSING CEREMONIES

Waterfront Park

Immediately following the parade