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10-29-14 Calendar

Forum with local and state representatives Andrew Hosmer and Lisa Di'Martino to discuss issues concerning the 55+ population in New Hampshire, 3 p.m. in the Wesley Woods Community Room, behind the First Methodist Church in Gilford. For more information call 528-255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Gilford Public Library Events: Line Dancing for Beginners, 9-10 a.m. Check–Out–An–Expert!, 10 a.m. to noon.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library: Story Time, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., Arts and Crafts featuring Movable Mummies, 3:30 p.m.

Local author and photographer Ron Guilmette shares his experiences paddling to all of the islands of Lake Winnipesaukee, 6:30 p.m. at the Taylor Community's Woodside Building in Laconia.

Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet eachWednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work.
Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks.
Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m.
Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue in Laconia. Doors open at 4, dinner served at 5. All are welcome.
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information.
Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

The L.H.S. Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at The Lyon's Den Restaurant and Tavern, 25 Dock Road, Gilford, at noon. Classmates and friends are encouraged to attend.

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10-28-14 Calendar

Movie Night: The Cider House Rules, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Gilford Public Library.

Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m.

Speare Wound Care center hosts an open house to highlight Diabetes Awareness, 4:30-6:30 p.m. For more information call 481-8780.
The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.
Line Dancing at the Laconia Senior Center led by George Maloof from 1-2 p.m. For more information call 536-1179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Spies in Time, Douglas Wheeler talks about how spies and intelligence activities influenced the course of history, 6 p.m., Meredith Public Library. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council and the Friends of the Meredith Library. Light refreshments.

First Baptist Church in Meredith will be hosting GriefShare on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m., starting September 23 and running for 13 weeks through December 16. Participants are encouraged to come all 13 weeks, but each week is independent of the others in content so one can join us at anytime along the way. GriefShare is a Bible-based support group for anyone who is suffering the loss of someone close to them, no matter how recent or long ago the loss is. Even though the teaching is based out of the Christian Bible, the group recognizes and appreciates that not everyone has that viewpoint. All are welcome. Each session consists of a video, workbook and group discussion. The videos feature respected counselors and teachers who have faced their own grief and who share insights on how to walk through grief in a healthy manner. For more information and to register please call Mary at 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia - Tuesday Night Meditation Group, 6-7:15 p.m. at 172 Pleasant Street in Laconia. This group is designed to create a community where individuals can develop their own meditation practice in a friendly, non-judgmental community. No experience necessary. Sessions consist of a combination of sitting and walking meditations and weekly discussions (no preparation required). New comers are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early for a quick introduction. No Charge. Free will donations accepted.

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10-27-14 Calendar

Events at the Hall Memorial Library: Chess Club, 4-7 p.m.; 2 Tarot Card Readers, 2 Mediums, 2 Reiki Masters, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Mahjong at the Gilford Public Library, 12:30-3 p.m.

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach.
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information.
Barbershop chorus meets every Monday at Gilford Community Church, lower level. 7:15 p.m. For more information, call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.
Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m.
Free one on one internet and computer instruction every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road, Tilton.
Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person - sign in and out at the front desk.
Bingo at the VFW Post 1670 located at 143 Court Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.
Families Sharing Without Shame support group for parents who have a child/children who have or currently are abusing drugs and/or alcohol, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church Gathering Room. The group's goal is to provide a safe meeting place where there is no guilt, shame, or blame, just compassion and understanding.

NAMI-NH Family Support Group. Meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Pease Public Library, downstairs. Open to anyone who is dealing with a close friend or family member who has mental illness. For information, call Marcia at 254-5090, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Carol at 536-2699.

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10-26-14 Calendar

"Spirit of the Maker" demonstration with felt hat maker Carrie Cahill-Mulligan, 1-5 p.m. at the League of NH Meredith Fine Craft Gallery. For more information call 279-7920.

Meet the Candidates forum for all Sandwich voters, 3 p.m. at the Methodist Meetinghouse in Main Street in Center Sandwich.

Second Annual Kids HalloweenFest including entertainment by Zombie Pirates, a storytelling session featuring Granny Grues Grimson Tales, food, games, and more; 1-4 p.m. at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton. Proceeds benefit Make a Wish Foundation. For more information call 286-4524.

Bridal show held at Belknap Mill in Laconia, 3 p.m. Features food, cake samples, flowers, photography, spa information and more. For more information or to pre-register call 293-2327 or visit www.lakesregionbride.com.

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10-25-14 Calendar

3rd Annual Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade and Monster Mash Dance, 4 p.m. at Prescott Park next to the Community Center in Meredith. The parade will leave the park at 4:30 p.m. The dance will run from 5-9 p.m.

Annual Fall Festival held at Pleasant Street School in Laconia, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open to the public. Concessions available.

Harvest Dinner held at the Meredith Congregational Church in Meredith, 5-6:30 p.m. Cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10. Children 3 and under can eat for free. Reservations can be made by calling 279-3171.

The Haunted Alliance out of Manchester holds a Haunted Halloween Walk at the Black Swan Inn in Tilton. 6:30-10:30 p.m. Admission is $8 per child or $20 per family. For more information call 286-4524.

Clean Up Day along the WOW Trail organized by the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery, check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Lake Opechee Inn & Conference Center parking lot in Lakeport. Followed by the clean up running from 10 a.m. to noon. After party held at Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford from noon to 2 p.m.

Performance of Much Ado About Nothing presented by the Laconia High School Drama Department, 2 p.m. in the LHS Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call 524-3350.

Author J.D. Springs discusses and signs his book, Price of Vengeance, 1-3 p.m. at Baywater Book Co. in Center Harbor.

Youth deer hunting weekend for people ages 15 and younger, who are accompanied by an adult mentor with a valid hunting license. For more information visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Youth_deer_wknd.htm

Harley Halloween, noon to 3 p.m. at the Laconia Harley-Davidson dealership located at 239 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Participants are asked to arrive in costume. 

Young Women's Conference at the Hartman Union Building at Plymouth State University, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $10 per person and includes lunch and a t-shirt. For more information call 535-2372. 

The First United Methodist Church holds a workshop on "Aging Matters" from 9 a.m. to noon. A light continental breakfast will be served beginning at 8:30 a.m. Areas to be covered are Living Matters, Legal Matters, Financial Planning Matters, and End of Life Matters. No charge, but reservations required. Call 524-3289 to register.

First-time homebuyer seminar hosted by HOMEteam Education and Resources, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at MVSB's Seneca Ladd Building located at 10 State Route 25 (next to MVSB's Main Office) in Meredith. For more information or to register call 369-6557 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Cheryl Arena Blues Band performs at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, 8 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. BYOB.

Two-part guided hike on Mount Major conducted by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. First segment begins at 9 a.m., participants will explore the lower slopes of the mountain followed by the 11 a.m. hike which will summit the mountain. To pre-register call 253-3301 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Rummage Sale and Flea Market at United Methodist Church from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church located on Tower Street in Laconia.

Ghost Encounters program at Canterbury Shaker Village. 3 to 8 p.m. Stroll the village for trick-or-treating, hear stories of ghostly experiences at the 200 year-old site. $12 for adults, $6 for children ages 6-17, free for younger children. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume, costume contest at 3:15.

LHS Drama producing Much Ado About Nothing. 2 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

The Congregational Church of Laconia holds a Rummage Sale featuring collectables, toys, books, clothing, electronics, jewelry, kitchenware, and more. Donations as well as contents from two estates. 9 a.m. to noon.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.
All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia.
Meredith Sculpture Walk tour guides will offer guided tours of the Meredith Sculpture Walk in Meredith on Saturdays at 10 am and 11 am. Tours will begin at Mill Falls Marketplace in front of Innisfree Bookstore.
The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.
Free Sit and Sew program at The Quilted Frog in Laconia. 2-5 p.m.
Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

Public breakfast and bake sale hosted by the Masons of Doric-Centre Lodge #20. 7-9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on 410 West Main Street in Tilton. Cost is $7. For more information call 524-8268.

Saturday Night Live Dance at the Tapply Thompson Community Center in Bristol. 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Ballroom dancing, beginning with a one hour seminar followed by open dancing. Admission is $10 per person. Pre-register by calling Juli at 744-5848.

Uncle Steve Band performance to benefit Voices Against Violence. 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Mill Fudge Factory's Back Room in Bristol. Admission is by donation of one of the following items: gift cards to Hannaford or Walmart, gas cards, toilet paper (4 pack or larger), laundry detergent, dish soap, trash bags, or C batteries.

Free Halloween Family Skate at the Tilton School Ice Arena. 5 to 6:30 p.m. Offered by Magic Blades Figure Skating Club. Food, fun and prizes. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume. Children 6 years old and younger are required to wear a helmet.

Open house at the Oddfellows of Chocorua Lodge. 10:30 a.m. to noon. All interested men an women are invited to attend. The Oddfellows meet at the Masonic Lodge at 63 Court Street in Laconia.

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