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6-12-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4-6 p.m., Wesley Woods, 18 Wesley Way, off Rte. 11A (Gilford Ave.), Gilford. Free. For more information call 603-528-2555.

Piccadilly Circus comes to the Lakes Region featuring "Bo" the biggest performing elephant on earth, The Human Cannonball, a herd of racing camels, Miss Pretzel ponies, bouncy houses, food and drinks, and a meet and greet with the circus members. 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Belknap County Fairgrounds in Belmont. Free Children Tickets in area stores and schools. By one get on free offer for adults available online in advance www.thefuncircus.com.

Program on the history of Native Americans in New Hampshire during 18th and 19th centuries presented by David Stewart-Smith. 7 p.m. in the Ashland School Cafeteria. Free refreshments.

Events at Meredith Public Library. Knotty Knitters at the Meredith Public Library 10 a.m. to noon. Mystery Book Group featuring the book Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thompson held from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

 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.
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.
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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Open Painting at the Library 1:30-3:30 p.m. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter's Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Foreign Movie Night from Brazil and rated PG-13. 7-9 p.m.
Laconia Main Street Outdoor Market Place. 3-6 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.

Gerry Beaudoin Trio performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Optional catered buffet dinner available at 6:30 p.m. for $10. For information and reservations, call 527-0043.

Fund raiser for Stand Up Laconia at tonight's Laconia Muskrats baseball game. A portion of ticket sales from game, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Robbie Mills Field, will be donated to the organization.

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6-11-14 Calendar

Book presentation and signing at the Laconia Public Library by Marina Dutzmann Kirsch, author of "Flight of Remembrance: A WWII Memoir of Love and Survival". 6:30 p.m. in Rotary Hall. A window in to the experiences of a Latvian man and a German woman on "the other side" of World War II. Free admission.

Belknap Mill Society hosts the official launch of the book "A History of the Belknap Mill: The Pride of Laconia’s Industrial Heritage," by Carol Lee Anderson, 6 p.m., Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East in Laconia. Free.

Meredith Community Center events. Line Dance Class 9:30-10:30 a.m. Instructor George Maloof will have you high-stepping to all the favorite songs. $5 fee. Interlakes Collaborate for Arts Seniors 11 a.m. to noon.

The regular monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group held at 5 p.m. at the Live Free Home Health Care offices located at 438 RT104 in New Hampton. Meetings are free and open to the public. To register for the group, please contact Bill York, Group Facilitator at 254-7397.

Events at the Meredith Public Library. Animals & Me 9:45–10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. Great Stone Face Award Team 3:30-4:30 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.
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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Line Dancing for Beginners 9-10 a.m. Check-Out-An-Expert 10 a.m. to noon. Friends of the Library Monthly Meeting 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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.

Alzheimer's Caregiver's support group meeting at Live Free Home Health Care in New Hampton. 5 p.m. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month. To reserve a place in the group for more information call 254-7397.

Michael Vincent Band performs at Rotary Park in downtown Laconia. 6:30 p.m.

The Rockin' Daddios perform songs of the 1950s and 1960s at the Taylor Community in Laconia. 6:30 p.m. Held in the community's Woodside Building. Free and open to the public. To ensure seating, RSVP by calling 524-5600.

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6-10-14 Calendar

First Baptist Church in Meredith will be hosting an abbreviated session of GriefShare, a Bible based grief support group from 7-9 p.m. GriefShare is a support group for those who are grieving the loss of someone close to them, regardless of how recent or long ago. For more information call 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Cancer Survivors Day celebration, 4-6 p.m., Lakes Region General Hospital atrium, 80 Highland St., Laconia. Survivors will be on hand to sign the LRGH Cancer Survivors Day 2014 banner.

Reception honoring retiring Holderness Central School teacher Ruth Harlow, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Walter's Basin, Rte. 3, Holderness.

Laconia Historical and Museum Society sponsors walking tour of N.H. Veterans Association buildings and grounds, 7 p.m., Lakeside Ave., Weirs Beach. Tour begins at Encampment Headquarters. Free. For more information, call 603-524-1278, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Meet author Mark Okrant 5:30 p.m., Belknap Mill, 25 Beacon Street East, Laconia. The evening will include a presentation by Okrant for three of his books. Okrant will be available to sign copies of his books following a question and answer session. This event is free and open to the public.

First program in the New Hampshire Boat Museum's summer lecture series will be entitled "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit" presented by author, speaker, professor and angler Dr. Hal Lyon. For more information visit www.nhbm.org or call 569-4554.

Alton Book Chat book discussion group will discuss the chose title The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz.7 p.m. at the Gilman Library in Alton. To reserve a copy of the book call 875-2550.

Events at the Meredith Public Library. Meredith Library Computer Club 10-11 a.m. TAB Meeting for 10-18-year-olds who want to have a say about their library and community 3:30–4:30 p.m. Trustees of the Meredith Public Library Meeting 6-7:30 p.m.

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6-9-14 Calendar

Annual meeting and luncheon hosted by the Bear Camp Valley Garden Club. 11:30 a.m. at the Bald Peak Colony Club in Tuftonboro. Luncheon cost is $25 per person and annual dues are an additional $20. Reservations can be made online at www.bearcampvaleygardenclub.org.

The annual meeting of the First Congregational Society in Gilmanton will featuring an election of officers and reports by committees. 7 p.m. All members welcome.

Moultonborough Library hosts master gardener and author Thomas Mickey for a book talk and signing. 7 p.m. Mickey is the author of "America's Romance with the English Garden."

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6-8-14 Calendar

23rd annual Wood Days featuring experienced crafts people, food, music and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dave and Anne Emerson's Old Ways Traditions. Suggested donation of $5-$10 per person.

Sufi Teachings on Spiritual Realization class. 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia. All are welcome.

Duo Andacht performs at the Taylor Community's Woodside Building in Laconia. 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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