American Red Cross Blood drive held at the Moultonborough Police and Fire Department located at 1035 Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. 2-7 p.m. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.
Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4-6 p.m., Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages, 1144 Weirs Blvd., Weirs Beach. Co-hosted by Proctor's and Curt's Caterers. RSVP on the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org
Meredith Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Charter Trust Co., Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Co-sponsored by Charter Trust, Lovering Volvo, and Lakes Region Design Group. For more information, contact the Meredith Chamber at 279-6121.
Cooking show-style program hosted by T.K. Whalen featuring the secrets of making biscotti. 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. For more information call 286-8288 or visit splnh.com.
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.
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.
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.
Events at Gilford Public Library. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter's Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Author Betsy Woodman will discuss her series of books from 6:30-7:30 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.