Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4-6 p.m., Wesley Woods, 18 Wesley Way, off Rte. 11A (Gilford Ave.), Gilford. Free. For more information call 603-528-2555.
Piccadilly Circus comes to the Lakes Region featuring "Bo" the biggest performing elephant on earth, The Human Cannonball, a herd of racing camels, Miss Pretzel ponies, bouncy houses, food and drinks, and a meet and greet with the circus members. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Belknap County Fairgrounds in Belmont. Free Children Tickets in area stores and schools. By one get on free offer for adults available online in advance www.thefuncircus.com.
Program on the history of Native Americans in New Hampshire during 18th and 19th centuries presented by David Stewart-Smith. 7 p.m. in the Ashland School Cafeteria. Free refreshments.
Events at Meredith Public Library. Knotty Knitters at the Meredith Public Library 10 a.m. to noon. Mystery Book Group featuring the book Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.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.
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.
Events at Gilford Public Library. 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. Foreign Movie Night from Brazil and rated PG-13. 7-9 p.m.
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.
Gerry Beaudoin Trio performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Optional catered buffet dinner available at 6:30 p.m. for $10. For information and reservations, call 527-0043.
Fund raiser for Stand Up Laconia at tonight's Laconia Muskrats baseball game. A portion of ticket sales from game, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Robbie Mills Field, will be donated to the organization.