8-24-13 Calendar

Meet the artist reception featuring Tamworth photographers Mike Porter and Susan Brewer who currently have their art work displayed at  the Vynn Art Gallery in Meredith. 2-5 p.m.

34th Annual Lakes Region Fine Arts and Crafts Festival presented by the Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Meredith Village Savings Bank. Admission is free. Live music will take place throughout the day. For more information call 279-6121.

Young Ladies Garden Tea Party held at the Glidden Toy Museum in Ashland. 4 p.m. Open for young ladies 12 and under. Dresses required, hates and gloves are optional. $5 reservation fee. For information on where to purchase an invitation or about the event call 968-7289.

Family Fun Evening hosted by the Moultonborough United Methodist Church featuring the bands The Ossipee Mountain Boys, a Country/Bluegrass Band, and Cryin' Shame. 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the Moultonborough Lions Club.

Program "Islands Around the Lake" presented by Merrill Fay and Tom Lacey. 11 a.m. at the Lake Winnipesaukee Museum in Laconia. Free for members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP call 366-5950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

4th annual Free Kids Carnival hosted by the Faith Alive Christian Fellowship. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Field in Laconia. For kids 12 and under. For more information call 273-4147 or visit

Demonstration of the process of flax retting (creating linen) presented by expert Gina Gerhard. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the site of an ancient flax-retting pond on Meetinghouse Road in Gilmanton.

The Lakes Region Flag Football League is holding a Demo Day on the Inter-Lakes High School Turf field in Meredith. 1-4 p.m. Open for rookies and veteran players. For more information visit

"Garden to Table" free cooking demonstration using produce Moulton Farm is currently harvesting. 5 p.m. at Moulton Farm in Meredith. For more information visit

The Class of 1983 are invited to stop by the home of Eric & Nikki Parker for a 30th reunion celebration. Stop by the home in Gilford Village during the day and gather in the evening to watch the fireworks. For more information call 455-8970 or check out the Facebook page.

Spaghetti Dinner held by the Pemi Baker Valley Republican Committee. 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Ashland. Cost is $10/adults, $5/children, and $25 or families. Donations of non-perishable goods are greatly appreciated. For more information call 536-2224 or visit

Full-day seminar providing would be homeowners information about how to purchase a home offered by the Laconia Area Community Land Trust. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lakes Region Community Services Conference Room in Laconia. Lunch and refreshments provided. Advance registration provided by call 524-0747 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Music teacher, singer and storyteller, Steve Blunt will perform his mostly humorous original compositions as well as traditional American and Multicultural songs. 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Ashland Town Library. Free refreshments and popcorn served. For more information call 968-7928.

Lakes Region Scuffers hold line dancing lessons at the Rotary Ampitheatre in Plymouth. 4-5 p.m. Class is beginner friendly. Donations kindly accepted.

Tree Planting the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10:30 a.m. For more information or for a rescheduled date in the case of rain call 286-8971.

Musical performance "Nunsense" presented by the Little Chruch Theater in Holderness. 8 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets call 968-2250.

The annual Gilford Old Home Day celebration featuring the theme “Super Heroes Among Us!”.  The festivities include; Annual Old Home Day Summer Fair hosted by the Gilford Community Church 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Rotary Pancake Breakfast served in the Youth Center held from 7-10 a.m., 36th annual 5K Road Race 8 a.m., the Annual Parade at 10 a.m., the Woodsman Competition beginning at 1 p.m., Kids' Fun Run Race kicks-off at 5 p.m., Moon Bounce from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., musical entertainers including the “Jandee Lee Porter Band”, games, crafts, fireworks and a dance to wrap things up! The majority of activities take place at the Gilford Village Field. For more information, please contact the Gilford Parks and Recreation office at 527-4722.

Annual Rummage and Boutique Sale held by the Moultonborough United Methodist Women. 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the Moultonborough Methodist Church. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Tilton and Northfield United Methodist Church will be holding a free clothing give-away. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 400 West Main Street in Tilton.

The Stafford Wind Symphony performs at the Alton Bay Christian Center at 7 p.m. For more information call 875-6161.

Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Pemi Baker Valley Republican Committee. 5-7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall in Ashland. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and $25 for families. Donations of non-perishable foods appreciated. For more information call 536-2224 or visit

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse presents the musical "The Fantastics". 7:30 p.m. at the Playhouse's location in Meredith. Tickets can be ordered by calling 279-0333.

Book Sale hosted by the Friends of the Meredith Public Library. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Function Room of the Meredith Library. For more information call 279-3059.

Silent Auction to support the Opponents to Windfarms near Newfound and Cardigan Mountain. 6 p.m. at the Inn on Newfound Lake. To purchase tickets for this event email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.
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..

Public breakfast and bake sale hosted by the Masons of Doric-Centre Lodge #20. 7-9:30 a.m. at the Masonic Building on 410 West Main Street in Tilton. Cost is $7. For more information call 524-8268.