8-25-12 Calendar

49th Annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Festival hosted by the Concord's Capital Mineral Club. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Concord Arena. General admission is $5. Children under 12 are admitted free and given a free mineral specimen.
Books Sale hosted by the Friends of the Meredith Library.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meredith Library. Members of the Friends of the Library will receive a canvas tote bag that can be filled for free.
Annual Book and Pie and Ice Cream Sale hosted by the Gilford Public Library
. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Library. To help with this event call 524-6042 or visit the circulation desk in the library.
David Steward-Smith shows presentation: Native New Hampshire Before Contact: Archaeological and Tribal Perspectives.
11 a.m. at The Lake Winnipesaukee Historical Society Museum. Doors open at 10 a.m. Admission is free. Donations appreciated.
The Gilford Rotary Club hosts their Annual Old Home Day Pancake Breakfast.
7-10 a.m. at the Gilford Youth Center on Potter Hill Road. $6/adults and $3/children. All proceeds benefit the Cheryl Walsh Scholarship Fund.
The Meredith Historical Society's Farm Museum is open to the public.
Noon-4 p.m. Features exhibits of antique farming tools and early farm life. For more information call 279-1190.
Pemi-Baker Valley Republican Committe (PBVRC) All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner.
5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall on 37 Main Street in Ashland. Open to the public. Free door prizes. Tickets will be sold at the door and cost $10/adults, $5/children 5-12, $25/family. Non-perishable foods will be collected for donation.  
Franklin Opera Houses holds an informational Open House for its Music Academy.
9 a.m. to noon at the Opera House, 316 Central Street, in Franklin. For more information about the Music Academy or the Open House call Jane Cormier at 781-5695.
Gilford Old Home Day.
Annual Parade begins at 10 a.m. followed by the Roaming railroad from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Various entertainment and activities will be take place throughout the day. To fill out a parade application contact Charlene Pelland at 630-3439. For details on the events check the Old Home Day Facebook page or call 527-4723. 
The Laconia Health & Wellness Academy hosts the first Welcome Back to School Move-mentum celebrations for children and families in the community.
The event begins at 10 a.m. at the Laconia Middle School. Healthy foods will be available. For details on the activities and times go to www.laconiahealthandwellness.org or call 528-2145. For more information on the Wellness Academy email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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The Belknap County Conservative Rally hosted by State Representative Guy Comtois and District 8 GOP candidate, Jane Cormier.
Noon to 3 p.m. at Sticks & Stones Farm on White Oaks Road. The event features food, entertainment, hay rides, and round-table discussions regarding political platforms. Free and open to the public. For more information call 781-5695 or 776-8989.
Bake Sale hosted by the Meredith Historical Society.
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historical Society on Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-1190.
Lakes Region 33rd Annual Fine Arts Festival weekend.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Meredith. Featuring high quality merchandise, art showcases, and various musical performances. Shuttle services available. For more information contact the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce at 279-6121.
2nd Annual "Tunes for Spoons" concert. Noon to 10 p.m. at Hesky Park in Meredith. The event is a fund raiser for three local food pantries and is coordinated by the Meredith Altrusa Club.
'The Turn of the Screw' at Winnipesaukee Playhouse at Weirs Beach. 7:30 p.m. Call 366-7377 for ticket information. This play may not be suitable for children.
The Great Steak Cookout. 5-7 p.m. at the Tilton-Northfield United Methodist Church, 400 West Main Street in Tilton. Features fresh-cut rib-eye steaks grilled to order and all you can eat side dishes. Tickets are $10/adults and $30/family.
The Masons of Doric-Centre Lodge #21 host a public breakfast and bake sale. 7-9 a.m. at the Masonic Building on 410 West Main Street in Tilton. Breakfast costs $6. Proceeds will benefit the various charities the Lodge supports.  The Masonic Lodge will also be open for public tours and information.  For more information about the breakfasts or about the Masons, contact Woody Fogg at 524-8268.
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. 
The Laconia Farmers' Market. 8 a.m. to noon in the Laconia City Hall parking lot.  A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, natural meats, seafood, home made baked goods, jelly and breads will be available. Accepts Snap/EBT and credit card payments.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia.  
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..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..