Geraniumfest, other events return Saturday

May 9, 2018 by

Published in the May 9, 2018 edition


LYNNFIELD — The Centre will be the place to be on Saturday, May 12.

A series of events will be taking place throughout the day, which will be headlined by Townscape Lynnfield’s annual Geraniumfest and Kids’ Day. The additional events include the Lynnfield Art Guild’s annual Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Sale and Judged show, Friends of the Lynnfield Library Spring Book Sale, Centre Congregational Church Flea Market and Bake Sale, and the Destination Imagination Electronic Recycling Fundraiser.

Geraniumfest and Kids’ Day

Geraniumfest and Kids’ Day will be making its triumphant return to Lynnfield Middle School on Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine.

During Geraniumfest, families can buy a diverse selection of premium flowers starting at 8:30 a.m.

“For a healthy and lasting garden, this is the perfect time to plant just prior to Memorial Day,” said Townscape Lynnfield spokeswoman Lindsay Braley. “All plants are locally grown in Massachusetts. Do not miss out. We will also have a stunning selection of hanging baskets and patio containers for purchase that day.”

Braley said credit cards will be accepted during the event. All the proceeds from the sale of geraniums will go toward purchasing trees for Lynnfield.

In addition to Geraniumfest, families can attend Kids’ Day, beginning at 10 a.m.

“We are very excited to announce that the Red Sox Showcase will be coming to the event,” said Braley. “The showcase will feature a batting cage, pitching stations, a steal second challenge and a virtual reality experience. Also, Tessie and Wally will be making an appearance at noon for one hour.”

In addition to the Red Sox Showcase, Kids’ Day will feature NASCAR Rock and Roll Racing and a game truck featuring 20 video game consoles. Kids’ Day will also feature laser tag, a petting zoo of baby animals, pony rides, face painting and balloon animals. Lynnfield Recreation will be hosting games for kids as well.

Additionally, the Village Home and Garden Club will be offering a gardening program for kids. The event will also feature an adrenaline rush obstacle course, bouncy houses, an inflatable boxing ring, a kids’ boot camp class, touch-a-truck and more.

Geraniumfest and Kids’ Day will be featuring food trucks as well as a fashion truck.

“Come check out Mini Emporium and see all the unique styles for children available,” said Braley. “Mobile Cuts will be on site to braid, cut and style hair.”

The event will feature vendors consisting of local community groups and artisans. There will be a raffle featuring different prizes as well.

If residents have any questions about Geraniumfest and Kids’ Day, visit Townscape’s website at Tickets are available for purchase at Tickets are $20 per child with a family cap of $50. Residents who are 16 and older or children under the age of 2 are free.

Townspeople can also stay up-to-date about the event by following Townscape Lynnfield on Facebook or on Twitter @Townscape1.

“We hope to see many of our fellow residents at Geraniumfest and Kids Day, and many thanks for your ongoing support of our mission and efforts within the community,” said Braley.

LAG Art Show

The Lynnfield Art Guild (LAG) will be hosting its annual Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Sale and Judged Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meeting House.

Additionally, a reception for the artists will be held on Friday, May 11, from 7–9 p.m.

The event is the LAG’s only judged show, which will highlight LAG members’ best work in a variety of mediums. The artwork on display will feature paintings, photography, digital media, artisan crafts and more. The show will also feature bins of unframed, matted and wrapped work.

Admission to the show is open to the public for free and most work is for sale. “Springtime in Paris” is the theme of this year’s show, which will be depicted in artwork on display.

In addition to the judged Best in Show, theme award and ribbons, the “Most Popular” artwork will be chosen by attendees. Lynnfield High School students will be participating in student categories.

Attendees will also be able to purchase a raffle ticket at the show for prizes including a lottery ticket tree, gift baskets, restaurant gift certificates and crystals. Townspeople will also be able to bid on several items included in the silent auction such as a hand-painted mailbox and caned chair, a DeGrazia print, 50 uncirculated U.S. Quarters and a crocheted Afghan.

Spring Book Sale

While the LAG’s Spring Fine Arts and Crafts Sale and Judged Show is taking place in the Meeting House, the Friends of the Lynnfield Library’s Spring Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Town Common. 

In case of inclement weather, the Lynnfield Library will accommodate the sale inside the building. The Spring Book Sale will include a large assortment of gently used books and other media materials.

“We have spent several months diligently preparing for this event and have accumulated quite a variety of materials,” said Friends of the Lynnfield Library spokeswoman Cindy Ouellette. “Come and browse and select some great new items for your home library. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.”

Flea Market

Centre Congregational Church’s annual Flea Market and Bake Sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church lawn.

The Flea Market and Bake Sale will feature unique items for sale as well as tasty desserts. The event will be held inside the church if it rains.

DI fundraiser

Lynnfield Destination Imagination is hosting an Appliances and Electronics Recycling Day fundraiser on Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at St. Paul’s Church, 127 Summer St.

The two Lynnfield DI teams headed to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee are sponsoring the fundraiser. The fundraiser will offset the cost of the trip. 

Lynnfield DI will be at St. Paul’s Church parking lot to collect unwanted items. This is an opportunity to recycle different items at a minimal cost.

The cost to recycle a computer monitor, CPU and laptop is $20. The cost to recycle a television is $20. The cost to recycle an air conditioner is $20. The cost for recycling a stove, washer, dryer and refrigerator is $30. The cost to recycle cell phones is $5.

Small miscellaneous items can be recycled for $15. Small appliances such as microwave ovens, garbage disposals, printers, calculators, DVD players, typewriters, boomboxes, stereo equipment and speakers costs $20. The cost to wipe or destroy hard-drives is $15, APC/UPS and Lithium Batteries $10.

People will be on hand to help unload items into the recycling truck.

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