1-16-14 Calendar

The Laconia High School Theater Arts presents the classic "Arsenic and Old Lace". 7 p.m. in the Laconia High School auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. For more information call 524-3350 ext. 4616.

Little Learners pre-school skating lessons offered at the Laconia Ice Arena from 10-10:30 a.m. $10 per lesson. Adult chaperones $3. Rental skates are an additional $5. For more information call www.laconiaicearena.com.

The Franklin Opera House Center for Arts and Entertainment hosts Canadian Fiddler and step dancer April Verch along with band mates Hayes Griffin and Cody Walters. 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Franklin. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for children. To reserve a ticket call 934-1901 or visit www.franklinoperahouse.org.

The Nick Goumas Jazz Quintet performs at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12. BYOB. For more information call www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

Project Teen featuring a scavenger hunt. 4 p.m.

Program about "Tar Sands Oil in New Hampshire" presented by the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society. 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough. Guest speaker Carol Foss, PhD, Director of Conservation at NH Audubon will be addressing the topic in detail during the program. Refreshments served.

Presentation on the Affordable Care Act lead by Belknap County's Certified Patient Navigator Donna Toomey. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Meredith Public Library. For more information call 934-1464.

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.
Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179.
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.
Knitting at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m.
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 (719 No. Main Street, Laconia). Free group for parents children from birth through age 5. For more information call 524-1741.
Visit the Gilman Library in Alton on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. for a thought provoking game of chess and Pajama Story Time with Miss Bailey. Boards and game pieces for chess will be provided.

Events at the Gilford Public Library. Toddler Time 10:30-11:15 a.m. Drop-In Storytime 11:15 a.m. to noon. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter's Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Foreign Movie Night 7-9 p.m.
Families Sharing Without Shame, an open meeting for parents to discuss their child's drug addiction, alcoholism and recovery. 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, except Holidays, Concord Hospital's Fresh Start Therapy Room. For more information call 568-0533.