4-19-12 Calendar

Opening night of "Once Upon a Mattress" presented by the Laconia High School Theatre Arts. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

NH Jazz presents singer, pianist, lyricist and educator Teri Roiger Quartet. 8p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room (94 New Salem Street), Laconia. General Admission is $12. For more information call (603)267-5387 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Opening night of "Once Upon a Mattress" presented by the Laconia High School Theatre Arts. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and $20 for a family of four (two adults and two children).

NH Jazz presents singer, pianist, lyricist and educator Teri Roiger Quartet. 8p.m. at Pitman's Freight Room (94 New Salem Street), Laconia. General Admission is $12. For more information call (603)267-5387 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Demonstration on pruning and grafting hosted by the UNH Cooperative Extension Fruit Specialist Bill Lord and Belknap Country Agriculture Educator Kelly McAdama. 3:30-6 p.m. at Sawyer Lake Tree Farm in Gilmanton. For more information call 527-5475 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event co-hosted by the Laconia Rotary club and the Belknap Mill. 5-7 p.m. at the Historic Belknap Mill in downtown Laconia. For more information call 524-5531.

Irwin Ford Lincoln 'Drive One 4 UR School" program is being held at Laconia High School to help raise money for the school and drama club. 3-7.m. at the Laconia High School at 345 Union Ave. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid license. For more information contact Betty Ballantyne at 603-581-2968.

Gilmanton Old Home Day Committee planning session meeting. 7 p.m. at Smith Meetinghouse.

Plymouth Regional Chamber of Commerce Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar. 1 p.m. at the Pease Pulbic Library. PSU faculty member Terri Dautcher presents "Strategic Planning for Success". For more information call 536-1001.

Public hearing on proposal to reintroduce alewives and blueback herring to Lake Winnisquam. 7 p.m. at the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association (182 Lily Pond Road) in Gilford. Hosted by the N.H. Fish & Game Department.

Program on the birds of Chili hosted by the Lakes Region Chapter of the Audubon Society of N.H. 7:30 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Refreshments.

Annual Meeting of the Annie Forts UP Syndrome Fund. 8 a.m. at Preferred Properties Vacation Rentals office in Center Harbor.

Moultonborough Taking Actions hosts a Town Hall event" a discussing of alcohol and drug issues within the community. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library.

"Lizzie Bordon Took An Axe, or Did She?" — a program hosted by the Friends of the Minot-Sleeper Library and the Bristol Historical Society. 7 p.m. in the Old Town Hall. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.

Member of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte's staff will hold an office hour at the New Hampton Town Office (6 Pinnacle Hill Road) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spring Farmer's Market at the Skate Escape on Court Street in Laconia. 3 to 6 p.m.

Giggles & Grins playgroup at Family Resource Center in downtown Laconia (635 Main Street). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.

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

Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.

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.

Basic Internet class at the Meredith Public Library. 10 to 11 a.m. Learn about browsers, simple searches and bookmarks. Registration required.

Downloadable e-books class at the Meredith Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Registration required.

ABC & Me story time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. For children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the week — "U".

Knotty Knitters meeting at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels.

Toddler Time at the Gilford Public Library. 11:30 a.m. to noon. Songs, a story and movement to music for ages 18-36 months. No sign up required.

Book Discussion at the Gilford Public Library. Brown bag from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. "The Unwanted" by Kien Nygun. Bring lunch and we'll provide dessert. Evening session from 6:30 to 7:30. Refreshments.

Tales for Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Share a story with one of our four-leggged reading buddies.

Flower Arranging Class with Jane Rollins at the Gilford Public Library. 4 to 5 p.m. Daffodils. Sign up with your library card and bring a vase.

Evening Book Discussion at