Program about "Vernal Pool Ecology - Understanding the Four and Six-legged Denizens of Spring" presented by the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society. 7 p.m. at the Loon Center in Moultonborough.
Program on N.H.'s Civil War monuments, 7 p.m., Gordon-Nash Library, New Hampton, sponsored by New Hampton Historical Society. For more information call the library, 744-8061 or Gordon DuBois, 279-0379.
Spaghetti Dinner held to benefit the Gilmanton School eighth-grade class. 5-7 p.m. at the school. Cost is $6 for adults and children 6th grade and over, $5 for senior citizens and those ages 5-fifth grade.
Annual St. Patrick's Day Dinner held by the Belknap County Sportsmen's Association. 6 p.m. at the Belknap County Sportsmen Association on Lily Pond Road in Gilford. $10 per person. BYOB.
Card Class at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 6 p.m. Sign up at the circulation desk. $5 material fee due the night of the class.
Belknap Economic Development Council annual meeting held at the Lakes Region Community College. 4:15 p.m. registration and cocktail reception followed by the business meeting at 5 p.m. Keynote speaker includes Dr. Ross Gittell, Chancellor of the Community College System of New Hampshire.
Franklin Footlight Theater presents the ageless and generically funny comedy "Arsenic and Old Lace" 7:30 p.m. at the Franklin Opera House. Tickets are $14 for seniors and students, and $16 for adults. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance call 934-1901 or visit www.franklinoperahouse.org.
Knotty Knitters at the Meredith Public Library 10 a.m. to noon.
Events at Gilford Public Library. Drop-In Storytime 11:15 a.m. to noon. Brown Bag Book Discussion 6:30–7:30 p.m. Open Painting at the Library 1:30-3:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner, 6-7:30 p.m. Evening Book Discussion 6:30–7:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Little Learners 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.
Free Sit and Sew program at The Quilted Frog in Laconia. 2-5 p.m.
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.
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.
John Funkhouser Quartet performs at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for catered dinner buffet, show starts at 8 p.m. $12 for show only, dinner is additional $10. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.