10-3-12 Calendar

Blackstones hosts vocalist Philip Hamilton followed by a Jam Session. The show will begin 8 p.m. at the Margate Restort in Laconia. Blackstones Jam Session will follow the event and allows local jazz musicians to play with the touring musicians. General admission tickets are $12. "Jamming" musicians pay $5. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance through the Margate by calling 524-5210. Venue features a full bar and seafood jambalaya is served. For more information call (518) 793-3138.
Retelling of Casey Nickerson's sixteen month sailing trip around the world in the 2010-11 World ARC Rally.
6:30 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church sanctuary. This event is free of charge.
Program on "New Hampshire's Grange Movement: Its Rise, Triumpsh and Decline" sponsored by the Ashland Historical Society.
7 p.m. at the Historic Ashland School at 41 School Street in Ashland village. Refreshments will be served.
Lakes Region Broadband Stakeholder Group meeting held by the Lakes Region Planning Commission (LRPC).
9 a.m. in the first floor conference room of the Humison Building, 103 Main Street in Meredith. The meeting is open to the public. Call 279-8171 for more information.
The Thrifty Yankee
(121 Rte. 25 - across from (I-LHS) collects donations of baby clothes, blankets and hygiene items for Baby Threads of N.H. every Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 279-0607.
Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday 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. .
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.
Free knitting and crochet lessons. Drop in on Wednesdays any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Baby Threads workshop at 668 Main Street in Laconia (same building as Village Bakery). 998-4012.
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.