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11-8-14 Calendar

41st Annual Ski and Skate Sale to benefit the Wolfeboro Children's Center in Wolfeboro, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kingswood Regional High School.

16th Annual Gathering of Marines sponsored by the Lakes Region Detachment #506, 6 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. Tickets are $45 per person; include a buffet dinner or prime rib or grilled chicken. Formal dress attire. For more information call 253-7970.

Try hockey for free day at the Laconia Ice Arena, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Some equipment available. Free jerseys for the first thirty participants. For more information call 620-3133.

Moulton Farm's second annual 'Farm Fun Run' 5K, 8:30 a.m. registration followed by the run at 10 a.m. For more information visit moultonfarm.com/funrun2014/.

Moultonborough Conversation Commission holds a public forum focusing on protecting Lee's Pond Preserve, 11 a.m. at the Town Library, 4 Holland Street in Moultonborough. At 9 a.m. the public is invited to walk through the site. Participants are asked to meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Magic Chef Catering parking lot, 882 Whittier Highway.

League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery hosts inspired Botanicals, a trunk show featuring the work of artists Paulette Werger and Kristine Lane, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 279-7920.

Joe Deleault and the Reel Tuckermans perform a variety of Celtic tunes at the Franklin Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at franklinoperahouse.org or by calling 934-1901.  

Moultonborough Lions Club hosts this years annual HOPE Auction to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. followed by the live auction start at 6 p.m. For more information call 986-0357. 

NH Children's Trust Presentation held from 10 a.m. to noon at Gilmanton Community Church. Sponsored by the Purple Finches Knitting Group. All community members interested in knitting and crocheting for a cause are encouraged to attend.

Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary 6th Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  the Bessie Rowell Community Center in Franklin. For more information 934-2060 ext. 8780.

Living Sustainablity Program: "What Markets Exist for Danbury's Home Industry and Farmers?" led by Tom Curran, 7 p.m. at the Blazing Star Grange #71 in Danbury. A meal will be served prior to the program from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

8th Annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the Future Business Leaders of America.

Fifth Annual Barbershop Harmony Concert presented by the Lakes Region Chordsmen, 4:30 p.m. silent auction followed by dinner at 5 p.m. featuring Patricks Pub's famous meatballs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information call 253-8523.

'Marty's Party' fund raiser to benefit local battling leukemia. noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Winnisquam Regional High School outdoor track. Games, raffles, prizes, lunch, music and silent auction, all to help Martha Clark.

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.

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. 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or 630-3855

Spread Your Wings and Soar cancer benefit show put on by the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy. 6 p.m. at Laconia Ice Arena. Tickets are $15, children admitted free. All proceeds will benefit a local family with a young child battling cancer.

John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The Shana Stack Band performs with DJ Tim at The Margate in Laconia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Cafe Deja Vu, Patrick's Pub, Dr. Buckle and Mr. Hyde, All My Life Jewelers and Studio 23. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Auction.

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11-7-14 Calendar

Champagne, Cheese and Cracker party to celebrate the work of Teresa D'Esopo Spinner, 5-8 p.m. at the Vynn Art Gallery and Studio. For more information call 934-2712.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

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.

Boy Scouts from Troop 68 in Laconia will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items from 4 to 6 p.m. at Walmart and Shaw's in Gilford and the Shaw's in Belmont. A standing collection bin at Hannafords in Gilford will be in place until after 8 p.m. The food collected will be donated to local food pantries through the Scouting for Food progam.

John Funkhouser Jazz Quartet performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Pot luck dinner at the American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 5 p.m. $5 per person, proceeds will help feed needy families on Thanksgiving.

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11-6-14 Calendar

37th annual All New England Choral Festival held at Plymouth State University, 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theater. Tickets are $15 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for youth. For more information or to purchase tickets call 535-2787 or visit silver.plymouth.edu. 

Slide presentation about the Wild Gardens of Yosemite presented by horticulturalist Mary Ellen, 1-3 p.m. at the Benz Center in Central Sandwich. Event sponsored by The Bearcamp Valley Garden Club. Reservations can be made online at bearcampvalleygardenclub.org.

Crafternoon at the Gilmanton Year Round Library from 3:15-5 p.m. Cabot Cove Crew 7 p.m.

Singer-Songwriter Meg Josalen presents an evening of music at the Gilford Public Library, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room.

The Enterprise Center at Plymouth presents a workshop designed to help the small business decide what social media sites help to best promote their business, 8-10 a.m. Free. To reserve a seat call 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . '; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text3092); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Thursday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

American Legion Post #1 Bingo. Every Thursday night at 849 N. Main Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30.
Craft night at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m.
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.
Free Sit and Sew program at The Quilted Frog in Laconia. 2-5 p.m.
Visit the Gilman Library in Alton on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for a thought provoking game of chess and Pajama Story Time with Miss Bailey. Boards and game pieces for chess will be provided.
Families Sharing Without Shame, an open meeting for parents to discuss their child's drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, except Holidays, Concord Hospital's Fresh Start Therapy Room. For more information call 568-0533.
The Lakes Region Camera Club meets at The Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith from 7-9 p.m. Meetings and are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday's of the month. Photographers of all levels are welcomed to attend. For further information visit www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 340-2359.

Historian Mike McKinley to discuss three important Civil War battles through personal accounts. 7 p.m. at Laconia Public Library.

Mariluz Flanders, expert in helping seniors to move, to give presentation at Gilford Public Library. 5 to 6:30 p.m.

"Dollar a Dip" rock pot dinner buffet fund raiser to benefit Morgan Corliss, a local young woman in need of a kidney transplant. 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Faith Alive Christian Fellowship Hall in Laconia.

Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet performing at Pitman's Freight Room. 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

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11-5-14 Calendar

The Sandwich Agriculture Commission hosts a free lecture titled "Bringing Back the Mighty Giant, an evening talk on the Restoration of the American Chestnut Tree", 7 p.m. at the Benz Center in Center Sandwich.

Home School Group held at the Gilmanton Year Round Library, 1-3 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, 10:30 a.m. at the Belmont Public Library.

Events at Meredith Public Library: Many Monkeys come to Read, 9:45–10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served; Great Stone Face Award Team nominee is The Hypnotists by Gordon Korman at the Meredith Library 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Technical Advisory Committee meeting, 1 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center in Meredith. For more information call 279-8171.

Free Mom and Me movie at Smitty's Cinema in Tilton featuring the film "Lilo & Stitch". Doors open at 11 a.m. followed by the start of the movie at 11:30 a.m.

Free Better Choices, Better Health Workshop presented by LRGHealthcare, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community, Laconia. To register or for more information, call 527-7120. (Through Sept 27)
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 Temple B'Nai Israel at 211 Court Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4, dinner served at 5. All are welcome. The meal is being served at a different location for this week only, next week the dinner will return to the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall.
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.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Franklin. 5 to 8 p.m. at Tilt'n Diner. All you can eat.

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11-4-14 Calendar

Presentation on Writing Your Family History with Thatcher Freund, 4 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. Refreshments will be served.

Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m.
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. .
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.
Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House.

Lakes Region poet Charlotte Cox reads her newly published first book, Currents in the Stream, at the Moultonborough Library's monthly Evening of Poetry, 7:30 p.m. at the library located at 4 Holland Street. The event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments served.

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