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4-20-14 Calendar

Sunrise Easter Service held in the Peace Garden behind Sanbornton Congregational Church. 6 a.m. Breakfast available following the service with a free will donation. A later morning Easter Service will begin at 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church of Belmont Easter services held at 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. For more information call 267-8185.

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4-19-14 Calendar

The LHS Key Club holds a remembrance service for Lilyanna Johnson at the boat launch on Messer Street from 12-2 p.m. Under poor weather conditions the event will be held in the Laconia Middle School. All community members invited to attend the ceremony. Floating candles, bumper stickers, and bracelets will be available during the ceremony. All donations/proceeds from the event will go towards the scholarship in her name.

Enterprise Center at Plymouth sponsors a graphic design workshop to assist small businesses in designing their own website. 9 a.m. to noon. Cost of $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 535-3222 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Electronic Waste Collection Day sponsored by the Laconia-Gilford Lions Club. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lowe's Parking Lot in Gilford. Electronic items range from smaller items such as phones and computers to larger items including dryers and refrigerators. For more information call 527-0089 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quarterly Antiques Appraisal Day hosted by the Laconia Historical and Museum Society. 2-4 p.m. at the Laconia Antiques Center in downtown Laconia. Cost is $5 per appraisal. Proceeds benefit the Laconia Historical and Museum Society.

Spring Car Care Check-Up event hosted by Automotive Technology students at Lakes Region Community College. 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the LRCC Campus. Proceeds benefit students traveling to attend the SkillsUSA National Skills and Leadership Conference in Kansas City, MO. Inspection free but donations gladly accepted.

Inaugural "Climb and Grind Rail Jam" event held at Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Skiers and riders will be free to hike the hills and utilize the rail garden near the base of the mountain. The rail jam contest runs from 2-3 p.m. Entry fee of $10 required.

Lego Club at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 10-11:30 a.m.

Walker Brothers Circus at Laconia Ice Arena. Shows at 3 and 5:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15, two children are admitted free with each adult. Additional children's tickets are $5 each.

Sant Bani School students perform comedy The Bug. 7 p.m. Admission is $4, $2 for students and senior citizens.

EasterFest celebration put on by Belmont Baptist Church, Lochmere Baptist Church and Grace Capital Church. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Belmont Elementary School. Egg hunt, bouncy house and climbing wall, hot dogs, all free of charge.

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. 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.

LYME 411 Support Group. Third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wesley Woods' Community Room behind the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. For victims and support people of those with chronic Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Questions? Leave message for Nancy at 1-888-596-5698.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Gilford Community Church Fellowship Hall. 8 to 10 a.m. Parents are encouraged to bring their own camera. Cost for the breakfast is $3 per child and $5 per adult.

Book discussion group meets at Grace Wellness Center in Meredith. 6 to 8 p.m. Book to be discussed is "Peace is Every Step".

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4-18-14 Calendar

Combined Good Friday Service of the Sanbornton Congregational Church and the Laconia Congregational Church in Laconia begins at 7 p.m. at the Laconia Congregational Church in Veterans Square Laconia. Service features scripture readings and anthems by combined choirs of both churches. For information call-286-3108

Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Project Teen Pick-A-Flick event 3 p.m. Library Live Chat 4 p.m.

Belmont High School Language Clubs travel fundraiser will feature Magician Ben Pratt performing at Belmont High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for students and $10 for adults.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Social Bridge 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Knit Wits 1:30–2:30 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.
Zentangle Workshops at the VynnArt Gallery in Meredith. For more information or to sign up call 279-0557.

Laconia Improv show. 7 p.m. at the Beane Conference Center. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Bring in two cans of food for $2 off the ticket price.

Meredith Congregational Church Holy Week Service. Noon. Good Friday ecumenical service.

Walker Brothers Circus at Laconia Ice Arena. Shows at 5 and 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $15, two children are admitted free with each adult. Additional children's tickets are $5 each.

Good Friday Service at Laconia Congregational Church for both the Laconia and Sanbornton UCC congregations. 7 p.m.

Genealogy lock-in at the Meredith Public Library. 5-8 p.m. Participants should show up just before the library closes at 5 p.m. and should bring $5 if they want pizza.

Stiletto Brass Quintet performs at Plymouth State University's Silver Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office for $30 for adults, $28 for seniors and $15 for youth.

Meat Bingo at Laconia VFW Post 1670. 6:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit post Commander Glen Groleau, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Sant Bani School students perform comedy The Bug. 7 p.m. Admission is $4, $2 for students and senior citizens.

Artist reception for "Memento Mori" exhibit at Belknap Mill. 6 to 8 p.m.

Bruce Marshall and the Nor'easters performing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. Admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue.

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4-17-14 Calendar

Opechee Garden Club members receive a lesson in flower arranging presented by Besty Williams. 1 p.m. in the Gilford Community Church. For more information call 527-0493 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Reading by Inaugural Poet Robert Banco presented as part of the Eagle Pond Authors' Series at PSU. 7 p.m. in in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts. Free tickets available by calling 535-2787.

Card Class at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 6 p.m. $5 material fee due on the night of the class.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Drop-In Storytime, 11:15 a.m. to noon. Open Painting at the Library, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Crafter’s Corner, 6-7:30 p.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.
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.
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.

Gilmanton Old Home Day Committee meeting. 7 p.m. at the Smith Meeting House. All organizations are welcome to send representatives to discuss their plans for Old Home Day.

Meredith Congregational Church Holy Week service. 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday, Tenebrae and Communion Service.

Talk on nature and art at Loon Center in Moultonborough. 7 p.m. Artist and gallery owner Nancy White Cassidy will present.

Sanbornton Congregational Church Holy Week service. 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Worship Service in the church Sanctuary.

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4-16-14 Calendar

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Laconia Country Club, 607 Elm St., Laconia. For more information call 524-5531.

Discussion on the care and maintenance of backyard grapes lead by Peter Ellis of Stonegate Vineyard and Kelly McAdam of UNH Cooperative Extension. 4-6 p.m. at Stonegate Village in Gilford. Event will be held regardless of the weather conditions. For more information call 527-5475.

Performance of composer Mack Wilberg's "Requiem" put on by the Plymouth State University Chamber Singers and the University Chorale. 8 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts. Tickets are $16-14 for adult $14-12 for seniors and $12-10 for youth. For more information or to purchase tickets 535-2787

Entrepreneurship workshop hosted by Canterbury Shaker Village tilted "Are You Ready to Start a Business?" 6-8 p.m. Cost is $40 for Village members and $44 for non-members. Pre-registration required. To register visit www.shakers.org.

Senate Finance Chairman Jeanie Forrester hosts a panel discussion. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Pease Public Library. For more information or to RSVP call 271-4980 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Poetry reading, 7 p.m., Sanbornton Public Library, 27 Meetinghouse Hill Road, For further information call 286-8288, or visit the library's Facebook page or splnh.com.

Belmont High School Student Council will hold an open forum to discuss changing the school's current mascot. 7 p.m. in the Belmont High School Cafeteria. Open to all community members of Belmont High School and Canterbury.

Program on Fruit Trees and Berries for Small Beginning Farms and Home Gardeners. 7 p.m. at the Maxfield Public Library in Loudon. Free and open to the public. To pre-register call 798-5153.

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

Events at Gilford Public Library. Line Dancing for Beginners 9-10 a.m. Check–Out–An–Expert 10 a.m. to noon. Edible Book Contest Judging 4 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.
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.

The Country Village Quilt Guild meets 1:30pm  on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Moultonborough Life Safety Building behind the Police and Fire Station on Rt 25 in Moultonborough, NH. All are welcome. For information call 279-3234 or visit our website at Country Village Quilt Guild.

Celtic revival group The Sky Family to perform at the Maple Street Church in Barnstead. 7 p.m. All ages are welcome, an offering will be taken during the concert.

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