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6-1-14 Calendar

Annual Alumni Gathering honoring and recognizing the Class of 1924 hosted by the Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association committee held at Church Landing in Meredith. Cost is $19.24 per person. Donations can be sent to the Alumni Association, PO Box 1076, Meredith, NH 03523.

The Annual Meredith/Inter-Lakes Alumni Association Brunch Buffet in the Winnipesaukee Ballroom at Church Landing in Meredith. Social time begins at 10 a.m. followed by the buffet at 11:15 a.m. Cost is $19.24 per person. For more information call Nancy Morrill at 279-6657.

Silent auction/live auction fundraiser held at Patrick's Pub and Eatery in Gilford to benefit 5 1/2 year old Austin Cote who is currently suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer. The silent auction will begin at 4 p.m. followed by the live auction. Light appetizers will be provided. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Taxiarchai Greek Orthodox Church hosts Rev. Dr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, who will present "The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition." 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend.

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5-31-14 Calendar

The Inter-Lakes Class of 1964 will be holding an afternoon barbecue at Carolyn Schoenbauer's house. For more information cal Nancy Morrill at 279-6657.

2014 football, cheer and flag football sign ups hosted by the Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association held at the Laconia Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon. Sign ups also available online by going to www.laconiachiefs.com.

Animal education event held as a fundraiser for the Pub Mania team Bag O'Loot to raise money for the Children's Auction. Showtime is 1 p.m. at Leavitt Park on Elm Street in Laconia. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. $1 discount applied to admission with donation of one or ore non-perishable food item for the local pantry. For more information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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 event hosted by the American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 3 p.m. at the Post located at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith.

League of NH Craftsmen - Meredith Fine Craft Gallery hosts a bezel silver jewelry class with Joy Raskin. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Meredith Fine Craft Gallery located at 279 Daniel Webster Highway in Meredith. Tuition is $70 per student, with an additional $25-$50 materials fee to be paid to the instructor the day of the class. Pre-registration required by calling 279-7920.

Annual Kirkwood Gardens Day featuring a plant sale held at the Kirkwood Gardens at Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Kirkwood Gardens. For more information call 968-7194.

Laconia Christian Academy hosts a Spring Carnival to help raise funds for LCA's Tuition Grant program. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call 524-3250 or visit www.laconiachristian.org.

Second annual 'Timmons Team' 5K run/walk for Alzheimer's research. 8-8:30 a.m. registration at Surrette Park in Northfield. 8:30 a.m. start for the Kid Fun Run, 8:45 a.m. start for runners, 9 a.m. start for walkers. Cost is $30 per person or $65 per family. $5  for t-shirts. For more information call 581-9559.

The Hyssongs and Scott Brunt perform in a gospel music concert at Lochmere Baptist Church in Tilton beginning 6:30 p.m. Free to all. Collection taken to support the gospel artists.

Annual Belknap County Master Gardener's Plant Sale featuring potted perennials, herbs, and grasses for $5 each. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 452 School Street in Tilton. Maximum of ten plants per person. For more information call 527-5475.

Sandwich Players present Woody Allen comedy "Don't Drink the Water". 7 p.m. at the Sandwich Town Hall. Tickets are available at the door for $10, or $5 for students.

Broadway North Dance hosting "iDance" recital. 1 and 6 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are $13 and may be purchased at the door.

Stages Dance Academy hosts "Teddy Bear Picnic!" recital. noon and 4 p.m. at Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. 

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5-30-14 Calendar

2014 Lincoln Day Sunset Dinner cruise hosted by the Belknap County Republican Committee. Boarding begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Weirs Beach Pier. Departure time is set at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and Congress (District 1 and 2) will be in attendance. For more information or for ticket information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 364-9780.

The Inter-Lakes Class of 1964 will be holding a Meet and Greet at Harts Turkey Farm in Meredith beginning at 6 p.m.

Teen-Tween Night featuring gaming, crafts, and a film. 6:30-9:15 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library.

Meet and Greet with incoming principal of Belmont Elementary School Sheila Arnold. 3-7 p.m. in the library at Belmont Elementary School.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Story Time 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts featuring melty crayon art 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.
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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Knit Wits 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Conversational German 2:30-3:30 p.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.

Sandwich Players present Woody Allen comedy "Don't Drink the Water". 7 p.m. at the Sandwich Town Hall. Tickets are available at the door for $10, or $5 for students.

Fiddle Funk at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12, doors open at $5:30 p.m. for an optional catered dinner. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

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5-29-14 Calendar

American Red Cross Blood drive held at the Moultonborough Police and Fire Department located at 1035 Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. 2-7 p.m. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4-6 p.m., Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages, 1144 Weirs Blvd., Weirs Beach. Co-hosted by Proctor's and Curt's Caterers. RSVP on the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org

Meredith Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Charter Trust Co., Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Co-sponsored by Charter Trust, Lovering Volvo, and Lakes Region Design Group. For more information, contact the Meredith Chamber at 279-6121.

Cooking show-style program hosted by T.K. Whalen featuring the secrets of making biscotti. 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. For more information call 286-8288 or visit splnh.com.

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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter's Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Author Betsy Woodman will discuss her series of books from 6:30-7:30 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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Burchell to challenge Thomas for spot on Belknap Commission

GILMANTON — After serving one term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard Burchell, a Republican, has decided against seeking re-election and instead will challenge the incumbent, Republican John Thomas of Belmont, for the seat on the Belknap County Commission representing Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton.

Burchell said yesterday that "I'm very happy that I served in the House for two years," but confessed "it's not a day at the beach and can be very frustrating at times. I met some really great people on both sides of the aisle," he continued, "but it was difficult to get used to the ways they do things."

Meanwhile, the as tensions between the Belknap County Convention and Belknap County Commission mounted, first over the county budget and then over the county jail, Burchell said he "became more interested in county government," where he remarked "you can have a greater impact on people's lives."

"It is very apparent that we're dysfunctional," Burchell said of the dispute between the convention and the commission, in which he has sometimes played a leading role. At the same time, he noted that "there are some grave decisions to be made." In particular, he acknowledged that conditions at the county jail must be addressed. Openly critical of the recommendations of Ricci Greene Associates, the consultants engaged by the commission, he insisted that "there are several viable alternatives" and claimed that "spending $12-million or less will fill the bill." He added that he has read widely about corrections policy and facilities and considers himself well-versed in the issues.

Burchell suggested that "leadership and candor" in lacking among the current commissioners. "If the only choice is cave and cower or stand up," he said "I'm going to stand up."

Thomas, a veteran lawmaker who served seven terms in the House, several of them in leadership, was elected to a three-yer term on the county commission in 2011. "Unless something drastic happens," he said yesterday, "I'm running." Thomas, who succeeded Democrat Ed Philpot as chairman of the convention last year, has neither disguised his differences with the Republican majority of the convention not shrunk from confrontation with its chairperson, Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith).

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