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11-12-14 Calendar

Business After Hours networking event held at the Tilton Sports Center from 4-6 p.m. at the center located at 100 Autumn Drive. Registration is www.lakesregionchamber.org. For more information call 524-5531.

Events at Meredith Public Library: Many Monkeys come to Read at the Meredith Library 9:45–10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. TAB Meeting open to all 10-18 year-olds who want to have something to say about their library and community, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Movie Night featuring the film Maleficent rated PG, 5-6:45 p.m. 

Gilmanton Year-Round Library Board Meeting held at 7 p.m.

Preschool Storytime at Belmont Public Library, 10:30 a.m.

U.S. Cellular is offering a free Device Workshop where current or potential smartphone users can ask questions and learn about any device they are interested in, 5-7 p.m. at 75 Laconia Road in Tilton. The workshop is open to everyone. For more information or to RVSP for this workshop call 603-286-2388.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield: Story Time, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.; Scrabble, 1 p.m.; Arts and Crafts, 3:30 p.m.

Belknap Mill Quilters Guild meeting at the Conference Center of the Lake Opechee Inn and Spa in Lakeport. Social period begins at 6:30 p.m., meeting will start at 7. Award-winning quilter Linda Punturieri will present a trunk show. There will also be a show and tell of prize-winning quilts from the recent 37th annual Harvest of Quilts. Guests are invited for a $5 fee. New members are always welcome. More information is available by contacting the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild, P.O. Box 6174, Laconia, NH 03247-6174, by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the website: bmqg.org.

Belknap County Republican Committee monthly meeting. 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant in Belmont. Open to all Republicans and like-minded independents. Those interested in having dinner should arrive as early as 5 p.m. Those planning to attend are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantries.

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.

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.

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11-11-14 Calendar

Certified breast prosthesis fitter from Lady Grace Intimate Apparel will be at Lakes Region General Hospital. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 527-2940.

Book Talk with Peter Miller held at the Gilmanton Year Round Library, 6 p.m. Meredith author Peter Miller will speak about the abolitionist activity that occurred in the Lakes Region and vicinity during the last three decades of slavery in America.

Workshop sponsored by SCORE Lakes Region titled "QuickBooks Desktop & Online", 5:30-8 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Registration is required. Cost is $25 per person paid in advance or $30 paid at the door. For more information or to register visit http:/lakesregion.score.org/localworkshops

Veterans' Day ceremonies held in Laconia. 11 a.m. at Veterans' Square. A light lunch will be served at the American Legion Post on North Main Street.

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11-10-14 Calendar

Moultonborough Central School's 17th Annual Veteran's Day Assembly, 10:30 a.m. Veterans who would like to attend are asked to call 476-5535.

Potluck supper to honor military veterans and their spouses sponsored by the Moultonborough Historical Society, 6 p.m. in the Life Safety Building on Route 25 in Moultonborough.

Dinner in the Dark event for the N.H. Federation for the Blind. 5:30 p.m. at Giuseppe's Ristorante in Meredith. Blindfolded diners will get a taste of what it's like to have poor or no eyesight. The cost of the dinner is $35, proceeds will benefit the federation's mission.

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.
Families Sharing Without Shame support group for parents who have a child/children who have or currently are abusing drugs and/or alcohol, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church Gathering Room. The group's goal is to provide a safe meeting place where there is no guilt, shame, or blame, just compassion and understanding.

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11-8-14 Calendar

41st Annual Ski and Skate Sale to benefit the Wolfeboro Children's Center in Wolfeboro, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kingswood Regional High School.

16th Annual Gathering of Marines sponsored by the Lakes Region Detachment #506, 6 p.m. at the Pheasant Ridge Country Club in Gilford. Tickets are $45 per person; include a buffet dinner or prime rib or grilled chicken. Formal dress attire. For more information call 253-7970.

Try hockey for free day at the Laconia Ice Arena, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Some equipment available. Free jerseys for the first thirty participants. For more information call 620-3133.

Moulton Farm's second annual 'Farm Fun Run' 5K, 8:30 a.m. registration followed by the run at 10 a.m. For more information visit moultonfarm.com/funrun2014/.

Moultonborough Conversation Commission holds a public forum focusing on protecting Lee's Pond Preserve, 11 a.m. at the Town Library, 4 Holland Street in Moultonborough. At 9 a.m. the public is invited to walk through the site. Participants are asked to meet at 8:45 a.m. in the Magic Chef Catering parking lot, 882 Whittier Highway.

League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery hosts inspired Botanicals, a trunk show featuring the work of artists Paulette Werger and Kristine Lane, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 279-7920.

Joe Deleault and the Reel Tuckermans perform a variety of Celtic tunes at the Franklin Opera House, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at franklinoperahouse.org or by calling 934-1901.  

Moultonborough Lions Club hosts this years annual HOPE Auction to benefit the Moultonborough United Methodist Church. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. followed by the live auction start at 6 p.m. For more information call 986-0357. 

NH Children's Trust Presentation held from 10 a.m. to noon at Gilmanton Community Church. Sponsored by the Purple Finches Knitting Group. All community members interested in knitting and crocheting for a cause are encouraged to attend.

Franklin Regional Hospital Auxiliary 6th Annual Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at  the Bessie Rowell Community Center in Franklin. For more information 934-2060 ext. 8780.

Living Sustainablity Program: "What Markets Exist for Danbury's Home Industry and Farmers?" led by Tom Curran, 7 p.m. at the Blazing Star Grange #71 in Danbury. A meal will be served prior to the program from 5-7 p.m. Free and open to the public.

8th Annual Holiday Fair at Belmont High School. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the Future Business Leaders of America.

Fifth Annual Barbershop Harmony Concert presented by the Lakes Region Chordsmen, 4:30 p.m. silent auction followed by dinner at 5 p.m. featuring Patricks Pub's famous meatballs. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. For more information call 253-8523.

'Marty's Party' fund raiser to benefit local battling leukemia. noon to 3:30 p.m. at the Winnisquam Regional High School outdoor track. Games, raffles, prizes, lunch, music and silent auction, all to help Martha Clark.

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. .

Separated/Divorced Persons Support Group meeting. 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Belmont. Compassion and affirmation in a confidential atmosphere. Refreshments. For more information call the rectory at 267-8174 or 630-3855

Spread Your Wings and Soar cancer benefit show put on by the Central New Hampshire Skating Academy. 6 p.m. at Laconia Ice Arena. Tickets are $15, children admitted free. All proceeds will benefit a local family with a young child battling cancer.

John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 at the door. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

The Shana Stack Band performs with DJ Tim at The Margate in Laconia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Cafe Deja Vu, Patrick's Pub, Dr. Buckle and Mr. Hyde, All My Life Jewelers and Studio 23. Proceeds will benefit the Children's Auction.

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11-7-14 Calendar

Champagne, Cheese and Cracker party to celebrate the work of Teresa D'Esopo Spinner, 5-8 p.m. at the Vynn Art Gallery and Studio. For more information call 934-2712.

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.

Boy Scouts from Troop 68 in Laconia will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items from 4 to 6 p.m. at Walmart and Shaw's in Gilford and the Shaw's in Belmont. A standing collection bin at Hannafords in Gilford will be in place until after 8 p.m. The food collected will be donated to local food pantries through the Scouting for Food progam.

John Funkhouser Jazz Quartet performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

Pot luck dinner at the American Legion Post 33 in Meredith. 5 p.m. $5 per person, proceeds will help feed needy families on Thanksgiving.

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