Art Blocks program featuring melted crayon art begins at 3:30 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. For kids ages 10-12. To participate in the program call 286-8971.
Annual meeting for the New Hampshire Audubon Society featuring the keynote program "Birdwatching in New Hampshire" presented by Eric Masterson. Appetizers and a pot luck supper will begin at 5:15 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 6:45 p.m. and the keynote program beginning at 7 p.m. Those eating dinner are asked to bring food, plates, and forks. For more information call 476-5666.
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.
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.
Laconia Main Street Outdoor Market Place. 3-6 p.m. in the Municipal Parking Lot in downtown Laconia. Vegetables, breads, local meats, eggs, raw milk, flowers, wine, wool, maple syrup, embroidery, crafts, soaps, jewelry, coffee, treats, plants, herbs, live entertainment, and guest demonstrations.
The Lakes Region Camera Club meets at The Trinity Episcopal Church in Meredith from 7-9 p.m. Meetings and are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday's of the month. Photographers of all levels are welcomed to attend. For further information visit www.lrcameraclub.com or call Phyllis Meinke at 340-2359
Events at Gilford Public Library. Toddler Time 10:30-11:15 a.m. Open Painting at the Library 1:30–3:30 p.m. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 p.m.
Franklin Historical Society hosts presentation "Old Man in the Mountain: Substance and Symbol" by Maggie Stier. 7 p.m. at the Webster/Tay House. This program is free and open to all.
American Red Cross blood drive at the Parish Hall of Sacred Heart Church in Laconia. Noon to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Lakes Region Board of Realtors.
Ervin Dhimo Jazz Trio at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m., admission is $12. Catered buffet dinner is available at 6:30 for $10. Call 527-0043 for reservations and information. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.