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3-6-14 Calendar

Girls Senior Division basketball games held as part of the 21st Annual Francoeur/Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department. Gilford vs. Franklin begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Lou Athanas vs. Belmont game held at 6:45 p.m. at Gilford Middle School. Open to the public. Admission fee is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Family pass is available for $10. For more information call 527-4722.

Cup of Joe event for Joe Kenney. 9:30 a.m. at Amilynes Corner Market in Alton Bay. For more information call 781-5695.

Candidates Night hosted by Gilmanton School's Student Leadership Team. 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at the Gilmanton School.

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.
Plymouth Area Chess Club meets Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. at Starr King Fellowship, 101 Fairgrounds Road. Form more information call George at 536-1179.
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.
Chess Club at the Goss Reading Room (188 Elm Street) in Laconia. 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.
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. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Library Live Chat 4 p.m.

Little Learns Pre-school skating lessons. 10-10:30 a.m. Cost is $10 per person. Adult chaperone $3. Rental skates are $5. For more information visit www.laconiaicearena.com.
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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Open Painting at the Library 1:30-3:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner 6-7:30 p.m.

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.

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3-4-14 Calendar

Opening reception for the new exhibition MOMMA presented at Plymouth State University featuring the work of four artist-mothers who aim to reveal their concepts of motherhood through artwork. 4-6 p.m. at the Silver Center.

Candidates Night featuring various candidates running for town offices and school board positions. 7-9 p.m. held in the cafeteria at Belmont High School.

Lakes Region Genealogy Interest Group monthly genealogical workshop. 10 a.m. at the Wolfeboro Public Library. For more information call 569-2428 or visit www.wolfeborolibrary.org.

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 Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region building on North Main Street in Laconia (formerly the St. James Episcopal Church). 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Events at the Gilford Public Library. Drop-In Rug Hooking 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Let’s Gather to Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! (Preschool – K), 10:30a.m. to 1 p.m. Diabetes Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Dominoes 10:30 a.m. Project Teen 3 p.m.
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.

Lakeport Community Association meeting. 7 p.m. at the Freight House.

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3-3-14 Calendar

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 - 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.

Mahjong at the Gilford Public Library, 12:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Information session on Senate Health Insurance Proposal hosted by Republican State Senators Jeanie Forrester, Jeb Bradley and Senate President Chuck Morse. 6 p.m. at the Carriage House at Church Landing in Meredith. Open to the public but seating is limited, those interested in attending are asked to RVSP to 271-4980 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by noon on Monday.

Breast Cancer and Beyond support group meeting. 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Women's Imaging Center at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Riding Alone screened by Laconia Human Relations Committee as part of its International Film Series. 6:30 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library. Free and open to the public.

Lakes Region Writer's Night Out meeting. 7 p.m. at the Common Man Inn and Spa in Plymouth. Tim Carter, founder of askthebuilder.com, will be the featured presenter.

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3-2-14 Calendar

Long Comedy Show featuring Alton resident Andrew Long. 3 to 4 p.m. Admission is free, though donations will be accepted to benefit Easter Seals. The show will be in the Gilman Meeting Room of the Gilman Library, accessed from the rear parking lot.

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3-1-14 Calendar

The Appalachian Mountain Teen Project's 30th Annual Family Skate held at the Pop Whalen ice arena in Wolfeboro. 2 p.m. Rental skates available at a discounted rate. Snacks provided.

Free Sit n' Sew at the Quilted Frog. 2-5 p.m. For more information call 366-5600.

Tilton Winter Farmers' Market. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through March across Rte. 3 from Tilton AutoServ. Over 40 vendors. www.TiltonWinterFarmersMarket.com.
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.
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.

Meat Bingo at American Legion Post 1 in Laconia. 2 p.m.
Mardi Gras Party at Laconia Harley-Davidson in Meredith. Noon to 2 p.m. Live music.
Spaghetti dinner to help fund a trip to Alaska for Gilford Boy Scout Troop 243. 5 to 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of Gilford-Laconia. Pasta, salad and garlic bread, all you can eat. Tickets are available at the door for $7 for adults and $3.50 for children 12 and younger.
Saturday Night Meltdown at Laconia Ice Arena. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Public skating, live D.J., laser show, game and prizes. All ages, $10 per person.
Beginner's Sewing Class at the Meredith Public Library. 10 a.m. to noon. Sign up is required. Pick up a supply list at the library or call (524-4303) to have one emailed to you.

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