5-17-12 Calendar

Book signing with James Novak, author of 'Ora's Boy'. 6 p.m. in Rotary Hall at the Laconia Public Library. A true story of a Laconia boy's struggles to survive growing up with the prejudices of a New England mill town in the 1940s and 50s. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.
Storytime Special presenting Cheryl Closer reading her new children's book: Little Mouse and the Muddy Feet hosted by by the Gilman Library.
1:45 p.m. Registration is limited. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information call 875-2550.
The Annual Club Opening Luncheon hosted by the Community Garden Club of Meredith.
Noon at the Squam Lake Inn in Holderness. Tickets are $20.00. Reservations required. New members and guests are welcome. For reservations call 279-5065.
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours networking event.
5 to 7 p.m. at the Laconia Rehabilitation Center at 175 Blueberry Lane.
Saxophonist Ralph Lalama performs at N.H. Jazz Presents at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. $12. BYOB.
The Gilmanton Old Home Day Committee planning session.
7 p.m. All meetings are held at Smith Meetinghouse. Volunteers needed! Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laconia Democrats meet to organize local campaign workers.
6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Busiel Mill (One Mill Plaza) in downtown Laconia. Open to all interested community members.
Dedication ceremony for N.H. Homicide Memorial Garden at Stewart Park in downtown Laconia. 11 a.m.
The garden has been established by the N.H. Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide Victims in memory of those whose lives have been taken by violence. N.H. Attorney General Michael Delaney and Laconia Mayor Michael Seymour will attend.
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.
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.
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.
ABC & ME time at the Meredith Public Library. 1 to 2 p.m. Stories, crafts, songs and games for children 3-5. Children are encouraged to bring an item from home that starts with the letter of the wee — "W".
Knotty Knitters gathering at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Open to all experience levels.
Friends of the Meredith Public Library Book Sale Preview. 4 to 7 p.m. Join Friends and receive a tote you can fill for free. (No book dealers or scanners until Saturday at noon, please.)
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.
Tales for Tails at the Gilford Public Library. 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Share a story with one of the library's four-legged reading buddies.