Thursday of Discovery, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 1:30 p.m. Conduct all sorts of experiments with us while learning a ton of scientific facts.
Belmont Library unveils plaque noting building's listing on the National Register of Historic Places, 5 p.m.
Curling Open House at PSU's Hanaway Rink. 6-8 p.m. Free. Equipment provided. For more information visit www.skateplymouthstate.com.
Events at Gilford Public Library: Middle School writing camp, 9 a.m.-noon; open painting, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Greg and Axel Magic Show (preschool-Grade 4), 3-4 p.m.; Crafters Corner, 6-7:30 p.m.; foreign movie night, 7-9 p.m. Contact library at 524-6042.
Events at Meredith Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.-noon; Mystery Book Group, 10:30 a.m.-noon; Homemade Chalk Art, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Twilight Tales, 6:30-7:30 p.m. (ages 3 and up): Adult Writers Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Events at Hall Memorial Library, Northfield: Art Blocks, 3:30 p.m., for kids ages 10-12.
Outdoor concert, 6:30 p.m., Odell Park, Franklin; music by the Jandee Lee Porter Acoustic Trio.
Interlakes Summer Theater production of "42nd Street," 2 p.m., and 7:30 p.m., Inter-Lakes High School auditorium, Meredith. Call: 888-245-6374 or visit www.interlakestheater.com
Winnipesaukee Playhouse production of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Mainstage theater, 50 Reservoir Road, Meredith. Call 603-279-0333, or visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org
American Civil War Through Folksong, two musicians give an overview of the Civil War through the popular music of the time, 7 p.m., Ashland Railroad Station Museum, 69 Depot St. (Route 132), Ashland.
Talk about the largest trees in New Hampshire by author Kevin Martin, 7 p.m., Sanbornton Library.
Nature talk, 7:30 p.m., Loon Center, Moultonborough; illustrated talk by Kittie Wilson on family of loons on Pleasant Lake in New London.
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.
Magic the Gathering, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6-8 p.m.
Family Movie Night, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6 p.m.
Walk Fit at the Meredith Community Center beginning at 8 a.m. Inter Lakes Collaborative for Active Seniors a great group for exercise and good fellowship. Walk in the gym on inclement weather.
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.
Ecology cruise of Lake Winnipesaukee, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., depart from Weirs Beach. Charge. Sponsored by Lake Winnipesaukee Watershed Association. Call 603-581-6632 for more information.
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.