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12-13-14 Calendar

Annual 'Cookies and Santa' event featuring candy cottage making, ice skating, horse drawn carriage rides, and visits by Santa Clause, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Waterville Valley. For more information or a complete schedule of events and locations visit www.visitwatervillevalley.com.

Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Holiday Pops concert, 7:30 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School Community Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and students through college. Tickets are available online at www.LRSO.org/tickets. Any unsold tickets will be available at the door one hour before performance time.

Gilford Candlelight Stroll featuring a special exhibit of dolls, doll houses, paper dolls and other historic toys at the 1838 Rowe House, located on Belknap Mountain Road in Gilford. 5-7 p.m. Candy cane decorating will occur from 5-6 p.m. followed by carols by Jenny Murphy from 6-7 p.m.

Christmas at Canterbury held from 3-8 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village. Tickets are $18 for adults, $8 for children ages 6-17; children under 5 are free. Member admission half off. For more information visit www.shakers.org.

Annual Tree of Memories celebration held by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 11 a.m. at the Huggins Hospital Medical Arts Lobby in Wolfeboro, Moulton Farm in Meredith, Main Street Building in Opssipee, and the town halls in Wakefield and Alton. To purchase a dove in the name of a loved one or friend call 524-8444 or visit www.centralvna.org.

Holiday Bazaar at the Belknap Mill in Laconia, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 524-8813.

A Tuba Christmas concert, 2-3 p.m. at All Saint's Episcopal Church in Wolfeboro. Monetary donations accepted for the L.I.F.E. Ministries Food Pantry. For more information visit www.tubachristmas.com or call 247-1703.

International Nativity display at Meredith Bay Colony Club. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., free admission. Over 100 creches from 35 nations on display.

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

Lakeport Community Association Christmas Craft Fair. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Leavitt Park House on Elm Street.

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Tween Night, 6:30-9:15 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year Round Library. Sign up required. Ages 9-13.

Events at Meredith Public Library: Tot Time Reading Circle, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Ages 0–3. Snacks served.; Young Writers Group, 3:30-4:30 p.m. This group will focus on peer workshops, along with gaining valuable fiction skills.

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

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.

Friday Night Meltdown Public Skating event held at the Laconia Ice Arena from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. Features Live DJ, Public Skating, laser light show, games and prizes. Open for all ages. $10 per person.

Events at the Gilman Library in Alton: Story time with Miss Lily, 9:15 a.m.; Story time with Granny Apple, 2:15 p.m.

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12-11-14 Calendar

Presentation on "ISIS and the Middle East" led by Harron K Ullah, International scholar, US diplomat, and field researcher specializing in South Asia and the Middle East; 1 p.m. at Plymouth State University's Welcome Center and Ice Arena on Route 175-A in Holderness.

Sant Bani School holds an open house for parents of prospective students in grades K-8, 9 a.m. at the school located in Sanbornton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register for the open house call 934-4240 or visit santbani.org/admission.

6th Annual Pub Mania, 24-hour Barstool Challenge to benefit the WLNH Children's Auction, 9 a.m. Opening Ceremonies. For more information visit www.patrickspub.com/pubmania.php or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Events at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library: Lego Club, 3:15-5 p.m., Crafting for the Clumsy, 6-7 p.m. Sign up for crafting required.

Tree of Love Remembrance Service held by the Lakes Region General Hospital Auxiliary, 1 p.m. in the Atruium at Lakes Region General Hospital.

Events at the Meredith Public Library: Knotty Knitters at the Meredith Library 10 a.m. to noon. Mystery Book Group at the Meredith Library 10:30 a.m. to noon. Plum Pudding Murder by Joanna Fluke.

Mask Explorations reception, 5-6 p.m. at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery at PSU. Light refreshments will be served.

Events for Gilford Public Library: Brown Bag Book Discussion: Best Book Sharing, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; 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.; Evening Book Discussion: Best Book Sharing, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Craft Night at Belmont Library, 6 p.m. Small fee for beads.
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.

Craft night at Belmont Public Library. 6 p.m.

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.

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.

Lakes Region Brain Injury Support Group held the first Thursday of the month from 6-7:30 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services located at 719 Main Street in Laconia. For more information call 225-8400.

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Gilmanton Year-Round Library Board Meeting, 7 p.m.

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.

Belknap Country Republican Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Top of the Town Restaurant, located at 88 Ladd Hill Road in Belmont. Those interested in having dinner and/or socialize before the meeting at around 5 p.m.

Many Monkeys come to Read at the Meredith Library 9:45–10:45 a.m. Ages 3-5. Snacks served. TAB Meeting at the Meredith Library 3:30-4:30 p.m. Open to 10-18 year olds.

The December meeting of the Caregivers Support Group will be held at the Live Free offices at 438 Rt 104 in New Hampton at 5 p.m. The topic for this session will be "Effective Coping Strategies for Caregivers". The group is free and open to the public. To reserve your place in the group, or for questions and/or additional information, contact Bill York, Group Facilitator at 254-7397.

All-you-can-eat dinner at Tilt’n Diner to benefit the Mix 94.1FM Cash and Cans Food Drive. Meal will cost $8.99. Minor league pitching prospects Jordan Cote and Derrick Sylvester will also be on hand to sign autographs. 5:30-7:30 p.m. All-u-can-eat dinner $8.99 with For more information visit www.mix941fm.com.

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.

Preschool Storytime and Craft project featuring Gingerbread House making, 10:30 a.m. at the Belmont Library.

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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12-9-14 Calendar

Events at Meredith Public Library. Computer Club, 10-11 a.m. All are welcome.; Meredith Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.; these meetings are open to the public.

Family Holiday Concert presented by the New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region, 6:30 p.m. in St. Charles Church at 300 Route 25 in Meredith. Free.

Sant Bani School holds an open house for parents of prospective students in grades K-8, 9 a.m. at the school located in Sanbornton. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, to schedule a tour, or to register for the open house call 934-4240 or visit santbani.org/admission.

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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