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Purple Caps knitting project for Shaken Baby Syndrome from 10 a.m. to noon at the Gilmanton Corner Library.

Inaugural Abenaki Ski-a-Thon fundraiser for the Friends of Abenaki and construction of a new Ski Lodge at the Abenaki Ski Area. 4:30 p.m. at the Abenaki Ski Area in Wolfeboro. Event open to those 5 and older. $10 participation fee plus additional donation fees. For more information or to register visit www.wolfeboronh.us/abenaki.

Kids Craftivity at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. 11 a.m.

Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association holds their Annual Banquet to celebrate and recognize the 2013 season. 4 p.m. at the Laconia High School auditorium.

Meredith 250th Anniversary Committee holds a public brain storming session to plan for the celebration events that will be occurring 2018.1-3 p.m. at the Wicwas Grange at 150 Meredith Center Road in Meredith. The public is encouraged to attend and share suggestions for this celebration.  For more information call 279-9015 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Performance of the Disney inspired music "Beauty and the Beast Jr." presented by the Gilford Middle School drama department. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Affordable Care Act enrollment fair held to assist the public in signing up for insurance. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lakes Region General Hospital lower conference rooms. Individuals should bring their social security number, employer names and income level for the entire household, and all information on insurance for those who are currently insured.

Meat Bingo hosted by the American Legion Post 33. 3 p.m. at the Post at 6 Plymouth Street in Meredith. No smoking at this event.

Production of the musical Oliver! presented by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC).2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth. Tickets are $22-27 for adults and $17-22 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 535-2787 or by visiting silver.plymouth.edu.

The American Red Cross holds a blood drive as part of Volunteer Blood Donor Month. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Penny Pitou Travel located at 55 Canal Street in Laconia. For more information call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit our website redcrossblood.org.

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1-24-14 Calendar

Sledding party posted by the Laconia Parks and Recreation Department. 6-8 p.m. at the Laconia Sledding Hill located after the cemetery on Academy Street. Party features hot cocoa, and a bonfire to keep attendees warm. For more information 524-5046.

Performance of the Disney inspired music "Beauty and the Beast Jr." presented by the Gilford Middle School drama department. 7 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Knit Wits at the Gilford Public Library. 1:30–2:30 p.m.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. Sit and Knit 2-5 p.m. Library Live Chat 4 p.m.

 Production of the musical Oliver! presented by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC).7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth. Tickets are $22-27 for adults and $17-22 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 535-2787 or by visiting silver.plymouth.edu.

Jump N Joy hosts a Vendor Fair featuring over 14 local vendors and crafters. 5-8 p.m. at 477 Province Road in Laconia. $2 from each full price admission will be given to the Child Advocacy Center. Additional raffles presented by each vendor to benefit the charity.

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.

 

Tot Time Story Time at the Meredith Public Library 9:30–10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon. Snacks served.

 

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1-23-14 Calendar

Presentation on the Affordable Care Act lead by Belknap County's Certified Patient Navigator Donna Toomey. 6-7:30 p.m. in the conference room of Health First located in Laconia. For more information call 934-1464.

The Laconia High School drama department presents "Arsenic and Old Lace". 7 p.m. in the Laconia High School auditorium. $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. This is the rescheduled performance from Saturday, January 18 performance that was cancelled due to impending weather conditions.

Performance of the Disney inspired music "Beauty and the Beast Jr." presented by the Gilford Middle School drama department. 7 p.m. at the Gilford High School Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door.

Flu clinic at the Meredith Hannaford held from 9 a.m. to noon.

Author and humorist Brendan Smith presents a special presentation on Flatlanders and life in New Hampshire. 6:30 p.m. in the Gilford Public Library Meeting Room. Free and open to the public.

Jump N Joy hosts a Vendor Fair featuring over 14 local vendors and crafters. 5-8 p.m. at 477 Province Road in Laconia. $2 from each full price admission will be given to the Child Advocacy Center. Additional raffles presented by each vendor to benefit the charity.

Production of the musical Oliver! presented by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC).7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth. Tickets are $22-27 for adults and $17-22 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 535-2787 or by visiting silver.plymouth.edu.

Events at the Gilford Public Library. Drop-In Storytime 11:15 a.m. to noon. Discussion with the author of The Flatlander Chronicle, Brendan Smith 6:30-7:30 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.
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 the Meredith Public Library. Knotty Knitters 10 a.m. to noon. Cabin Fever Reliever featuring toys, crafts and refreshments 10-11 a.m.

GriefShare session held for those who are experiencing the grief and pain from the death of someone close to them. 7-9 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Meredith. Sessions includes a video seminar and group discussion. For further information call 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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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1-22-14 Calendar

Irwin Automotive hosts a free Credit Clinic designed to help community members in bettering their credit scores. 5-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Door prizes and raffle given away during the event. To make a reservation call 581-2994 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Production of the musical Oliver! presented by the award-winning Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC).7 p.m. at the Silver Center for the Arts in Plymouth. Tickets are $22-27 for adults and $17-22 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling 535-2787 or by visiting silver.plymouth.edu.  

Monthly Cooking Class featuring a session on how to make bread bowls and a hearty winter vegetable stew. 10:30 a.m. at the Tilton Senior Center. RSVP required by calling 527-8291.

Sanbornton and Tilton Democratic Committees meeting featuring guest speaker Mike Cryans, current candidate for the 1st District Executive Council seat. 6:30 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. Refreshments served. For more information call 286-4596.

Line Dancing for Beginners at the Gilford Public Library. 9-10 a.m.

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

The Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford from 1-6 p.m. All donors will receive a coupon for a free pound of coffee from Dunk Donuts. Please call 1-800-RED CROSS 1-800-733-2767 or visit our website redcrossblood.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Local student organization LRCC SPEEKS hosts Pulitzer Prize winning author, PBS documentarian, and Frontline producer Hendrick Smith. 7 p.m. at Lakes Region Community College in the Academic Commons. Open to the public. 

Presentation on the Affordable Care Act lead by Belknap County's Certified Patient Navigator Donna Toomey. 6-7:30 p.m. at the Andover Town Offices. For more information call 934-1464.

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.

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Barbara B. Callahan, 95

LACONIA — Barbara B. Callahan, of Laconia, N.H. passed away on January 16, 2014 after a brief illness.

She was born Barbara Jean Bryant in Groton, MA Oct. 29, 1918 to Olive (Houghton) Bryant and Wallace Fillebrown Bryant of Harvard, MA. Her forebears were Yankee farmers and coastal New England seafaring folk. Her mother's family were among the earliest settlers of Harvard and Lancaster, MA. Their colonial garrison house, no longer in the family, still stands in the Still River section of Harvard. Barbara attended Concord Academy and Bromfield School. She attended American International College and graduated from Simmons College with a degree in library science. In 1942 she married Vincent J Callahan, also of Harvard, an officer in the United States Army. In 1947 they moved to N.H. and, with her brother Bradford, purchased the former George N Varney and Son boatyard on the Weirs Channel and renamed it Channel Marine. Vincent operated Channel Marine for 35 years until his retirement in 1982. Together they raised a family at their house on Channel Lane adjacent to their boatyard.

Mrs. Callahan worked as a librarian at the Laconia Public Library for a number of years. She was troop leader of a local troop of Girl Scouts and owner of an antique shop at the Weirs. She enjoyed New Hampshire: boating, hiking and skating on the ice in winter, and, in later life, yard sale-ing. She and her husband were among the group that sought to preserve the love of wooden boats by founding the Antique and Classic Boat Society and the New Hampshire Boat Museum. For several years she was a trustee of the museum. Their two steamboats were a feature on Lake Winnipesaukee for many years. In retirement they enjoyed their travels in Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Vincent passed away in 1993. Barbara lived since 1992 in her house filled with teddy bears on Driftwood Lane by Lake Opechee in Laconia, N.H.

She is survived by her children Paige Rooney and her husband Robert of Belmont, N.H. and Bruce Callahan and wife Catherine of Thornton, N.H., her grandchildren Kim Sharon and husband Brian of Belmont, Kevin Rooney and wife Betsey of Jackson, Wyoming, and Finn Callahan of Thornton and by her great grandson Ryan Rooney. She will be remembered by those who knew her as a gentle, kind and loving person.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia, N.H.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be sent to the N.H. Boat Museum, PO Box 1195 Wolfeboro Falls, NH 03896.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.

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