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12-7-14 Calendar

Performance of the comedy sketch "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber presented by the Winnisquam Regional High School's drama club, 2 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.

Local art exhibit opens at the VynnArt Gallery in Meredith featuring the work of local artists Chris Guyette and Smyth Bouchard. Artists will be on hand to discuss their artwork from 12-5 p.m.

Annual Holiday Family Fair hosted by the Black Swan Inn located in Tilton, 1-5 p.m. $2 admission per person. Proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Leage of NH. For more information call 286-4524.

The Laconia Historical and Museum Society hosts a self-guided driving tour of the Historic Churches in Laconia, 12-2 p.m. Tickets and maps are available at the Laconia Public Library or through the LHMS office. A Holiday Sing-A-Long will be held at 3 p.m. in the former Trinity Methodist Church located at 25 Belvidere Street in Lakeport. For more information call 527-1278 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The Cafe Deja Vu Pub Mania Team presents Psychic Medium Lynn Marie Santy at Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford. Mingle begins at 3 p.m. followed by the show. Event features door prizes, raffles, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at Cafe Deja Vu, All My Life Jewelers, Studio 23, and Patrick's Pub and Eatery. For more information call 998-1418.

23rd Annual Senior Christmas Dinner for community members from Meredith, Moultonborough, Center Harbor or Sandwich who are all 55 years of age or older. Dinner will be served at noon at Interlakes Elementary School. Space is limited. To make reservations call 279-7600.

Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith  hosts a free author event with guest authors Ron Guilmette and Jay Leceses, 2-4 p.m.

Department of Music, Theater and Dance at Plymouth State University holds it annual presentation of A Joyful Noise!, 3 p.m. in the Hanaway Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are may be purchased at the Silver Center Box Office, by calling 535-2787 or by visiting silver.plymouth.edu.

Meredith Altrusa Club holds its Festival of Trees event from noon to 4 p.m. at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor.

Homes For the Holidays House Tour hosted by the Opechee Garden Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Belknap Mill, Kitchen Cravings, Gilford and Laconia Libraries, and from members of the Opechee Garden Club. For more information call 1-978-502-4619 or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

37th annual Christmas in the Village held by the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries in central New Hampshire, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center Sandwich Gallery.

Belmont's annual Deck the Village event held in the village green near the library on Main Street, 2-4 p.m. For more information call 998-3525.

Performance of ' Yes, Virginia, the Musical" presented by Inter-Lakes Summer Theater, 3 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids under 18. Seating is reserved and can be purchased in advance by calling 707-6035 or online at www.interlakestheatre.com, or at the door.

Free public talk tilted "The Real You - No Limitations" led by Tom McElroy, 2 p.m. at the Pease Library in Plymouth. Event hosted by the Christian Science Society of Plymouth. For more information call 536-3997.

Program titled "The Real You - No Limitations" held at the Pease Public Library in Plymouth. Tom McElroy will explain how individual's can be freed from fear, failure, poverty, disease through Christian Science. Free child care.

Guided tours of the Meredith Sculpture Walk. Tours will start at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., and will start at the Innisfree Bookstore at Mill Falls Marketplace.

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12-6-14 Calendar

Semester-end recital of dances by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Plymouth State University, 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth. For more information call 535-2787 or visit silver.plymouth.edu.

Sant Bani School holds an open house for parents of prospective students in grades K-8, 1 p.m. at the school located in Sanbornton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register for the open house call 934-4240 or visit santbani.org/admission.

Annual Craft Fair held at Gilford Middle and High School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Food available in the middle school cafeteria. Raffle held during the day to benefit the senior class of 2015.

Elks National Hoop Shoot Free Throw Program hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin along with the Franklin Lodge of Elks. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the competition start at 10 a.m. at the St. Gabriel's Parish Center in Franklin. Open to kids ages 8-13. For more information call 410-5184.

Performance of the comedy sketch "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber presented by the Winnisquam Regional High School's drama club, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.

Carter Mountain Brass Band Christmas concert, 7 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Gilford. A donation of $8 is requested at the door.

6th annual Santa Land Program sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, 10 a.m. to noon in the Gilford Youth Center. For more information call 527-4722.

Performance of ' Yes, Virginia, the Musical" presented by Inter-Lakes Summer Theater, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium in Meredith. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids under 18. Seating is reserved and can be purchased in advance by calling 707-6035 or online at www.interlakestheatre.com, or at the door.

Christmas at Canterbury held from 3-8 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17; children under 5 are free. Member admission half off. For more information visit www.shakers.org.

American Red Cross Blood, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Meredith Community Center. All donors will receive a coupon for a free regular six-inch sub at any participating Subway restaurant. For more information about giving blood call 1-800-733-2767 or visit online at redcrossblood.org.

Homes For the Holiday's House Tour hosted by the Opechee Garden Club, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Belknap Mill, Kitchen Cravings, Gilford and Laconia Libraries, and from members of the Opechee Garden Club. For more information call 1-978-502-4619 or visit www.opecheegardenclub.com.

"Famous Christmas Tea and Fair" hosted by the Gilmanton Community Church in Gilmanton Iron Works, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Cost for the Christmas luncheon is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 6 to 12, with children under 5 able to eat free. 12-inch double faced fresh wreaths available for $15. For more information call 267-6150 or visit www.facebook.com/gilmantoncommunitychurch

Custom Creations Workshop held as part of the December crafting and cooking workshops offered at Moulton Farm in Meredith. for more information visit moultonfarm.com/2014holidayworkshops/ or call 279-3915.

Annual Holiday Pancake Breakfast with Books, Baubles and Baked Goods Sale held at Sanbornton Congregational Church-UCC from 8:30 to 10 a.m. for breakfast and 8:30 a.m. to noon for holiday sale. For more information call 286-3018.

The Bristol United Church of Christ Women's Fellowship will hold its annual Christmas Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church located on South Main Street with the parking lot and entrance to Fellowship Hall on Church Street.

Meredith Altrusa Club holds its Festival of Trees event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor.

37th annual Christmas in the Village held by the League of NH Craftsmen Fine Craft Galleries in central New Hampshire, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Center Sandwich Gallery.

Reception, silent auction, and book signing with Brendan Smith author of The Flatlander Chronicles and artist Kim Smith, 1-3 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.

Light Up Night events in downtown Alton, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

LEGO Club at Belmont Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

Carter Mountain Brass Band presents their Annual Christmas Concert: Majesty, Mystery and Merriment. 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. Donation of $8 requested at the door. For more information call 524-3289.

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. .

Meat Bingo at the Laconia VFW. 1 to 3 p.m. Food for everyone, as well as prizes and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit the Women's Auxiliary. Open to the public, all are welcome.

Alexis Suter Blues Band playing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $25 at the door, Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

"Something Wonderful I Missed! Holiday Edition" at Winnipesaukee Playhouse. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. A holiday-themed concert of showtunes performed by Not Your Mom's Musical Theater. For more information, call 279-0333 or visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org.

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12-5-14 Calendar

Christmas Night in Ashland featuring children's workshops, a scavenger hunt, a storybook give away, pictures with Santa, face painting, food sales, a Gift Bag raffle, and more, 5 and 6:45 p.m. on Main Street and Highland Street in Ashland. Pictures with Santa for a $1 donation.

The Willie J Laws Blues Band performs at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, 8 p.m. Admission is $15 per person. BYOB. Catered buffet available before the show. For more information or to make dinner reservations call 527-0043 or visit www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

6th annual Santa Land Program sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department, 5-7:30 p.m. in the Gilford Youth Center. For more information call 527-4722.

Legacy Cheer Booser Club hosts a fundraiser all day at Uno's in Tilton. Attendees should notify their servers that they are attending to benefit the non-profit organization.

Meredith Altrusa Club holds its Festival of Trees event from 2-6 p.m. at the Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor.

Presentation about the historic conference at Bretton Woods called "A Hotel Goes to Peace Not War" by Carl Lindblade held as part of the Rey Center Winter Lecture series, 7 p.m. held  at the Margret and H.A Rey Center. For more information call 236-3308 or visit thereycenter.org.

Semester-end recital of dances by the Contemporary Dance Ensemble at Plymouth State University, 7 p.m. in the Hanaway Theater at the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and youth. For more information call 535-2787 or visit silver.plymouth.edu.

2nd Annual Festival of Frees held by the Franklin Opera House, 5 p.m. starting after the city tree lighting. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and up, includes a sheet of 25 raffle tickets. Children under 12 are free. For more information call 934-1901.

Business-planning workshop hosted by The Enterprise Center at Plymouth, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Seating is limited. Cost of this program is $49 per person. Scholarships are available to those who qualify. For more information or to sign up call 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Performance of the comedy sketch "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber presented by the Winnisquam Regional High School's drama club, 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Tickets are available at the door.

Laconia Christian Academy presents the classic Christmas story "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever", 6:30 p.m. at the school on Meredith Center Road. Admission is $3 for students and seniors and $5 for adults. For more information call 524-3250.

Willie J Laws Blues Band performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Events at Meredith Public Library. Tot Time Reading Circle 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Young Writers Group at the Meredith Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. This group will focus on peer workshops, along with gaining valuable fiction skills.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 9:30 to 11 a.m. each Friday. Al-Anon offers hope and help to families of alcoholics. No dues or fees. All are welcome. Call 645-9518.

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.

Friday Night Meltdown Public Skating event held at the Laconia Ice Arena from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Features Live DJ, Public Skating, laser light show, games and prizes. Open for all ages. $10 per person.

Events at the Gilman Library in Alton: Story time with Miss Lily, 9:15 a.m.; Story time with Granny Apple, 2:15 p.m.

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12-4-14 Calendar

Heather Pierson Quartet Christmas Show performed at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia, 8 p.m. Admission is $15 at the door. BYOB. A catered buffet dinner is available before the show. To make a dinner reservation or for more information call 527-0043 or visit www.pitman'sfreightroom.com.

New England Forestry Foundation holds a tour of the upcoming timber harvest at Cherry Valley Woods in Gilford, begins at 9 a.m. Participants should park at the end of the cul-de-sac on Rocky Road located off of Route 11A/Cherry Valley Road. For more information call 978-952-6856 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Golden View's 40th Anniversary Celebration and Open House, 3-5 p.m. at Golden View Health Care Center in Meredith. For more information call 279-8111 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

19th Annual Festival of Trees Gala held at the Waukewan Golf Club, 5:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $25 each, advance purchase only.

The Day Away program will hold an open house and reception from 3-5 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace Chapel in Bristol. Small participation fee, lunch is provided. Program is a service which provides short-term relief to those who are caring for family members in the early to mid stags of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. For more information call 744-6828 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Project Teen, 3 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Project includes gift making for the holiday's.

Start and Grow Your Business workshop led by Michael Tentonowski, Director of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, 8-10 a.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. For more information or to reserve a seat call 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Enterprise Center hosts a QuickBooks Seminar titled Online vs. Desktop, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Enterprise Center at Plymouth. For more information call 535-3222 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Golden View Health Care Center is hosting a free holiday wreath-making demonstration in its new assisted living option, The Terrace from 2-3 p.m. in The Terrace Great Room. Attendees are welcome to stay afterward from 3-5 pm for cake, music and more during our 40th anniversary celebration. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call 279-8111.

Al-Anon Meeting at the Congregational Church Parish House (18 Veterans Square) in Laconia. 8 to 9:15 p.m. each. 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.

Craft night at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m.

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.

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.

Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Pajama Story Hour with Miss Lily will be held at the Gilman Library in Alton. Attendees are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring a teddy bear.

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.

Lakes Region Brain Injury Support Group held the first Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services located at 719 Main Street in Laconia. For more information call 225-8400.

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 the Gilmanton Year Round Library: Story Times 1:30 p.m., Crafternoon, 3:15-5 p.m., Magic the Gathering, 6 p.m.

Heather Pierson Quartet performs 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

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12-3-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Planning Commission Transportation Technical Advisory Committee holds a meeting at the Humiston Building located at 103 Main Street in Meredith, 2 p.m. Includes presentation by Eric Williams from the NH Department of Environmental Services. For more information call 279-8171.

Christmas Stuff The Bag Sale at the Gilmaton Thrift Shop. Bags can be filled for $7. For more information call 267-1934.

Annual Spalidays Holiday Event hosted by Cascade Spa in Meredith, 5-7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will cost $20 per person and can be purchased by calling the Spa at 677-8620.

Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Business After Hours sponsored by Lamprey Real Estate Associates, 4-7 p.m. at Lamprey Real Estates located on Route 25 in Center Harbor. For more information call 279-6121.

Semester-end programs presented by students in the Department of Music, Theater, and Dance, includes PSU Chamber Players, including the Piano, Trumpet and Brass Ensembles, and the Flue and Clarinet Choirs, 7 p.m. in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and youth. For more information visit 535-2787.

Friends of the Meredith Library will be holding its November/December meeting on December at 3 p.m., downstairs in the Community Room, at the Meredith Public Library. For more information please visit: http://www.meredithlibrary.org/friends.html

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

Laconia Elders Friendship Club meeting. 1:30 p.m. at the Leavitt Park Clubhouse. People 55 and older meet eachWednesday 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.

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.

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.

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.

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group meeting. 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church in Meredith.

Laconia Rod & Gun Lady's Auxiliary meetings are going to be on the first Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Events at Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Story time, 10:30 a.m. Home school group, 1 to 3 p.m.

 

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