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4-23-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Tea Party meeting featuring guest speaker Andrew Hemingway. 7 p.m. at the Moultonborough Police/Fire Building next to the library. Hemingway will speak about his run for governor. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire holds a brown-bag lunch to share the story of their work on behalf of vulnerable New Hampshire Youth. 1:30 p.m. at the Plymouth State University Welcome Center. No registration required. 

Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Story Time 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts featuring a Bubble Art project 3:30 p.m.

Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet each Wednesday for fun, entertainment and education. Meetings provide an opportunity for older citizens to to meet for pure social enjoyment and the club helps the community with philanthropic work.
Country Acoustic Picking Party at the Tilton Senior Center. Every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.

Animals & Me at the Meredith Public library 9:45–10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served.
Duplicate bridge at the Weirs Beach Community Center. 7:15 p.m. All levels welcome. Snacks.
Preschool story time at Belmont Public Library. 10:30 a.m.
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Belmont. Call/ leave a message for Elizabeth at 630-9969 for more information.
Zentangle workshop held every Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the Vynart Gallery located at 30 Main Street in Meredith. For more information call 279-0557.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 18 Veterans Square in Laconia.
Franklin VNA & Hospice will hold a free Hospice volunteer training class from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the VNA office in Franklin. For more information or to register for Hospice volunteer classes, contact Beth or Bruce at Franklin VNA & Hospice at (603) 934-3454. (Through December 18th)
TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Line Dancing for Beginners 9-10 a.m. Check-Out-An-Expert 10 a.m. to noon. PJ's and a Movie 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Teen Movie 2-4 p.m.

Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients, friends and family. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767.
Lakes Region Blue Star Mothers meeting. 6 p.m. in the conference room at Lakes Region General Hospital. For more information call Joy Hall at (732) 216-3455.

Spring Series of Pub Mania Shuffle begins. 6 p.m. The shuffle is an eight-week series of 2.5-mil non-competitive walks or runs beginning and ending at the parking lot at Patrick's Pub in Gilford. $10 entry fee will benefit the WLNH Children's Auction. Participants are encouraged to arrive 20 minutes early.

 

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4-22-14 Calendar

Encore Enterprise Forum sponsored by AARP New Hampshire, Small Business Administration, SCORE, and Center for Women's Business Advancement. 5:30-7 p.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. Free but registration is required by visiting aarp.cvent.com/plymouth. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Irwin Automotive hosts a new owner event for all Toyota/Scion and Ford/Lincoln owners. 5-7 p.m. at 59 Bisson Avenue in Laconia. For more information call 581-2953 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Opening Reception for the latest exhibit "For the Maintenance of the Union" — The History of the N.H. Veterans' Association presented by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. 6 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall at the Laconia Public Library. For more information call 527-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Program presented by Anura Guruge titled "Pope John XXIII, Still the Most Popular Pope Ever -- Now That He Is A Saint." 7 p.m. at the Gilman Library in Alton.

Opening reception for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Graphic Design Exhibitions. 4-6 p.m. at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery and the Silver Center for the Arts. Light refreshments served.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Make Your Own Mr. Potato Head Craft 10:30–2:30 p.m. Bike or Walk to Your Reads Day! 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m.
Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.)
Hands Across The Table free weekly dinner at the St. Andre Bessette Parish Hall on Gilford Avenue in Laconia. Doors open at 4, dinner served at 5. All are welcome.
GriefShare session held for those who are experiencing the grief and pain from the death of someone close to them. 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Meredith. Sessions includes a video seminar and group discussion. For further information call 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a pick-up co-ed volleyball program for adults ages 18 and up from 7-9 p.m. in the Gilford Middle School Gymnasium. This program runs each Tuesday through the spring. There is a $2 fee per participant, per evening. No pre registration is required. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722
Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia conducts a Tuesday Night Meditation Group. 6-7:15 p.m. This group is designed to create a community where you can develop your own meditation practice in a friendly, non-judgmental community.  No experience necessary.  Sessions consist of a combination of sitting and walking meditations and weekly discussions (no preparation required). Those joining for the first time are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early for a quick introduction.  Free will donations accepted.
The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.
Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Nooner's Book Group featuring the book "Catch Me if You can" by Frank Abagnale. Project Teen featuring a creative writing activity 3 p.m.

Events at the Meredith Library. Earth Day Stepping Stones 3:30-4:30 p.m. Kids ages 8 and over are invited to paint stepping stones for the award-winning garden in front of the libray. Movie Night featuring Disney's Frozen. 5-6:40 p.m.

Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760.

The Greater Lakes Region Chapter of Murdered Children for the families and friends of those who have died by violence meets at 6 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the Laconia Police Department Community Room. For further information contact chapter leader Carmen Doucette' at 524-7624 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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4-21-14 Calendar

The Lakes Region Art Association meeting featuring guest speaker Wayne Hatley, an artist/illustrator/graphic designer. 7 p.m. at the Woodside Building Conference Center at the Taylor Community. Discussion will focus on options for reproducing and restoring art. For more information call 293-2702.

Laconia Historical and Museum Society host Charlie St. Clair and Jennifer Anderson of the Laconia Motorcycle Week Rally Association present "The History of Motorcycle Week." 7 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Free and open to the public. For more information call 527-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 35 Tower Street in Weirs Beach.
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The program is held Monday nights at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church Parish Hall, 18 Veterans Square, (for mapquest use 69 Pleasant St.), Laconia, NH 03246. Use back entrance. Call/leave a message for Paula at 998-0562 for more information.
Barbershop chorus meets every Monday at Gilford Community Church, lower level. 7:15 p.m. For more information, call Harvey Beetle at 528-3073.
Chess Club at the Hall Memorial Library. 4-7 p.m.
Free one on one internet and computer instruction every Monday at 10 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center, 11 Grange Road, Tilton.  
Adult Pick-up Basketball offered by Meredith Parks & Recreation Department held at the Meredith Community Center Monday nights from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. $1 per person. Participants must sign in and out at the front desk.
Bingo at the VFW Post 1670 located at 143 Court Street in Laconia. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo begins at 6:30 p.m.

NAMI-NH Family Support Group. Meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Pease Public Library, downstairs.  Open to anyone who is dealing with a close friend or family member who has mental illness.  For information, call Marcia at 254-5090, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Carol at 536-2699.

Parish of Blessed Andre Bessette Respect Life Committee meeting. 7 p.m. at the Sacred Heart School Gym in Laconia, front room. Public welcome. For more information call 528-2326 or 524-8335.

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4-20-14 Calendar

Sunrise Easter Service held in the Peace Garden behind Sanbornton Congregational Church. 6 a.m. Breakfast available following the service with a free will donation. A later morning Easter Service will begin at 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Belmont Easter services held at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information call 267-8185.

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4-19-14 Calendar

The LHS Key Club holds a remembrance service for Lilyanna Johnson at the boat launch on Messer Street from 12-2 p.m. Under poor weather conditions the event will be held in the Laconia Middle School. All community members invited to attend the ceremony. Floating candles, bumper stickers, and bracelets will be available during the ceremony. All donations/proceeds from the event will go towards the scholarship in her name.

Enterprise Center at Plymouth sponsors a graphic design workshop to assist small businesses in designing their own website. 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 535-3222 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Electronic Waste Collection Day sponsored by the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lowe's Parking Lot in Gilford. Electronic items range from smaller items such as phones and computers to larger items including dryers and refrigerators. For more information call 527-0089 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day hosted by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. 2-4 p.m. at the Laconia Antiques Center in downtown Laconia. Cost is $5 per appraisal. Proceeds benefit the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.

Spring Car Care Check-Up event hosted by Automotive Technology students at Lakes Region Community College. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the LRCC Campus. Proceeds benefit students traveling to attend the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO. Inspection free but donations gladly accepted.

Inaugural "Climb and Grind Rail Jam" event held at Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Skiers and riders will be free to hike the hills and utilize the rail garden near the base of the mountain. The rail jam contest runs from 2-3 p.m. Entry fee of $10 required.

Lego Club at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10-11:30 a.m.

Walker Brothers Circus at Laconia Ice Arena. Shows at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15, two children are admitted free with each adult. Additional children's tickets are $5 each.

Sant Bani School students perform comedy The Bug. 7 p.m. Admission is $4, $2 for students and senior citizens.

EasterFest celebration put on by Belmont Baptist Church, Lochmere Baptist Church and Grace Capital Church. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belmont Elementary School. Egg hunt, bouncy house and climbing wall, hot dogs, all free of charge.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each Saturday in the first-floor conference room Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.
All compulsive eaters are welcome to attend the Overeaters Anonymous meeting held each Saturday morning from 11 to 12 at the Franklin Hospital.
Narcotics Anonymous meeting. 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society (172 Pleasant Street) in Laconia.
The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.
Free Sit and Sew program at The Quilted Frog in Laconia. 2-5 p.m.
Open Door Dinners offer free weekly meal in Tilton. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. An outreach housed at Trinity Episcopal Church on Main Street, downtown. provides a free hot meal open to all members of the community. All are welcome to eat and all are welcome to help out. For more information, especially about volunteering, please call Pastor Mark at 286-3120 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 6 to 8 p.m. on the first and third Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. Scholarships available. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or Ginny Timmons at 286-7066.

LYME 411 Support Group. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley Woods' Community Room behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Gilford Community Church Fellowship Hall. 8 to 10 a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera. Cost for the breakfast is $3 per child and $5 per adult.

Book discussion group meets at Grace Wellness Center in Meredith. 6 to 8 p.m. Book to be discussed is "Peace is Every Step".

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