Events at Gilford Public Library: Open Painting at the Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m.; Crafter's Corner, 6-7:30 p.m.
Musical "Sound of Music," presented by the Educational Theater Collaborative, 7 p.m., Silver Center for the Arts, Plymouth State University, Plymouth.
Craft Night at Belmont Public Library, 5:30 p.m.
Card Class, 6 p.m. at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Cost is $5 per person due at the start of the class.
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.
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.
Little Learners Pre-School Skating Lessons, 11:30 a.m to noon. Price is $10 per person, which includes a lesson and skating during public skate. Adult chaperones must pay an admission fee of $3. Rental skates are $5. For more information visit www.laconiaicearena.com.
Free Peer Support Groups for Parents of Children, Teens and Young Adults with Substance Use Issues sponsored by F.A.S.T.E.R. Parent Support Group (Families Advocating Substance Treatment, Education & Recovery). The group is held the 2nd and 4th Thursday every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Family Resource Center 719 North Main Street in Laconia. For more information call 293-0960
Better Together meeting. 4 to 6 p.m. at the Laconia Middle School.