Event at Meredith Library: Knotty Knitters, 10 a.m.-noon.
Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Solid, Liquid, or Gas Ice Cream Party, 1 p.m. Thursday of Discovery, 1:30 p.m.; conduct all sorts of experiments with us while learning a ton of scientific facts.
Events at Gilford Public Library: Make Binoculars (preschool-Grad 4) 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Brown Bag Book Discussion, 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Open Painting, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Crafters Corner, 6-7:30 p.m.; Evening Book Discussion, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Art Blocks, 3:30 p.m., Hall Memorial Library, Northfield; for ages 10-12.
State Sen. Jeanie Forrester hosts ice cream social, following lunch, Plymouth Senior Center.
Modern Dance Class, 10-11:30 a.m. (beginners/all levels), 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (intermediate & advanced), Sandwich Town Hall, Maple Street, Center Sandwich. Fee. For more information, call Paula Vinzi Johnson at 603-726-4205 or B.J. Vinzi at 603-253-7466.
Lakes Region Art Association Show Awards Reception, 4-7 p.m., VynnArt Gallery, 30 Main St., Meredith; held to honor prize-winning entries in the Association's annual art show at VynnArt Gallery now through Sunday, Aug. 10.
Peanut Carnival, 5-7 p.m., Opechee Park, North Main Street, Laconia. (Rain date: Friday)
Outdoor concert, 6:30 p.m., Odell Park, Franklin; music by singer-songwriter Audrey Drake.
Bears in New Hampshire, talk by Ben Kilham, 7:30 p.m., Loon Center, Lee's Mills Road, Moultonborough.
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.
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.
American Legion Post 1 Bingo, 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.
Poetry reading, 7-9 p.m., Country Bookseller in Durgin Stables courtyard, Wolfeboro; sponsored by Poets in the Attic.
Debt Triage Class, 6-8 p.m., Laconia Police Headquarters Community Room, New Salem St., Laconia; hosted by Laconia Area Community Land Trust and sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank.
Magic the Gathering, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6-8 p.m.
Murder Mystery Night, Gilmanton Year-Round Library, 6-8 p.m.
Program on Count Rumford, scientist and Tory who lived in New Hampshire during the Colonial era, 7:30 p.m., Clark House, Wolfeboro.
Project Greenway, 7:30 p.m., Little Church Theater, Route 113, Holderness. Contest of designs using recycled, used or repurposed materials.
Winnipesaukee Playhouse production of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., theater main stage, Reservoir Road, Meredith; for tickets or information call 603-279-0333 or visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org
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.
Laconia Main Street Outdoor Market Place. 3-7 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.
Better Together meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School.