Girls Senior Division basketball games held as part of the 21st Annual Francoeur/Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department. Gilford vs. Franklin begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Lou Athanas vs. Belmont game held at 6:45 p.m. at Gilford Middle School. Open to the public. Admission fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Family pass is available for $10. For more information call 527-4722.
Cup of Joe event for Joe Kenney. 9:30 a.m. at Amilynes Corner Market in Alton Bay. For more information call 781-5695.
Candidates Night hosted by Gilmanton School's Student Leadership Team. 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Gilmanton School.
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.
Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Library Live Chat 4 p.m.
Little Learns Pre-school skating lessons. 10-10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. Adult chaperone $3. Rental skates are $5. For more information visit www.laconiaicearena.com.
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 Gilford Public Library. Open Painting at the Library 1:30-3:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 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.