Our upcoming events:     



   Burt Porter & friends in concert   
           Sunday, October 29th   2 p.m.
                        Lunenburg Primary School

      49 Bobbin Mill Road (north of the Common on Rte 2)

Join us for an afternoon of traditional New England music and song, featuring an eclectic mix of fiddle tunes, songs old and new, and maybe even a little poetry set to music.

Mr. Porter will be joined for this concert by Lawrence Earle and Rebecca Machia, a father-daughter duo who bring their vocal talents as well as mandolin and guitar accompaniment to the program.

Burt Porter was exposed to traditional music from an early age, growing up in a multi-generational musical family – his father played the mandolin, his mother the piano, a grandfather the fiddle. A fine singer and versatile instrumentalist – playing fiddle, banjo, mandolin and guitar – Burt has now been exploring the folk tradition and entertaining listeners for 60 years.

In addition to his decades of playing for local audiences at countless concerts, dances and other events, his reputation has taken him far afield, playing at President Carter’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., in 1976, as well as at the Smithsonian Institution.

Also an accomplished poet, with five books of poetry and a play in verse to his credit, Mr. Porter has performed poetry with music at the Robert Frost Conference at Green Mountain College, as well as on Vermont Public Radio.

He is also a scholar of the New England musical tradition, and for some years has been a presenter for the Vermont Humanities Council on the history and characteristics of the region’s fiddle music, and the British ballad tradition in New England.

This concert is jointly sponsored by the Lunenburg Historical Society and the Top of the Common Committee. Light refreshments will be available during intermission. Donations will be accepted at the door. FMI call Gary at 802-892-5925.




           Gingerbread Bazaar
 Saturday, December 2   10a.m.-3p.m.

                      Lunenburg Primary School
 
49 Bobbin Mill Road (north of the Common on Rte 2)

Yes, it's getting to be that time of the year again! Mark your calendars for Lunenburg's annual family event to usher in the Christmas season. More details to follow soon, so be sure to check back.

For more information about being a vendor or with general questions, please call Chris at 802-892-6654 or e-mail at
questions@topofthecommon.org.




Our recent events:


  Fund-raising AUCTION  Aug 5th
  
THANK YOU ! to all who supported this auction - we appreciate each donor and buyer.

        
              Lunenburg Flea Market
                
on Lunenburg Common
 June 17, July 1, 15, and 29, August 12, 26 and September 9, 23.

Thank you to all our vendors and visitors. We appreciate you support!


        Lunenburg 12th Maple Festival
            March 25th   8a.m. - 4 p.m.

A full and fun day of Lunenburg's maple sugaring heritage celebration!  Thank you to all our visitors
and contest participants. Find winners of the contests, drawings, and raffles on our Maple Festival page!

NEWS FLASH!!!
 
Next year's festival preparations are underway and we can use some help. The date of the 2018 Maple Festival is March 24th. Please call 802-892-6654 for details.


Lunenburg Memory Tree/Community Carol Sing
                        December 4

A very pleasant time for all who attended! Girl Scout Troop 30356 joined The Top of the Common to remember loves ones and sing carols.