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5-3-14 Calendar

Opening Day Heifer Parade with Food and Fiddle hosted by Canterbury Shaker Village. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit www.shakers.org.

Local Scotts Pitch, Hit and Run competition sponsored by the Gilford Parks and Recreation Department. Sign-in begins at 12:15 p.m. with the competition beginning at 12:30 p.m. Open to boys and girls ages 7-14. For more information contact 527-4722.

Free paper shredding day hosted by the Bank of New Hampshire. 9 a.m. to noon at the Bank of New Hampshire's Laconia office. Documents should be free of large binder clips; staples and paper clips may be left on documents. For more information call 1-800-832-0912.

Innisfree Bookshop in Meredith hosts local author signing event. Lisa Olech and K.D. Mason will appear from 2 to 4 p.m.

Performance of The Brundibar Project presented by the Winni Players in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. Tickets are $10 per person. To purchase tickets visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or call 279-0333.

Ellacoya Chapter #42 Order of the Eastern Star resumes its Bean Suppers held in the Squam Valley Masonic Building located on Rt 3/25 at the Center Harbor/Holderness town line. Serving starts at 5 p.m. and continues until 7 p.m. Cost is $8 each for adults and $3 for children. Ticket sales begin at 4:30 p.m.

Annual open house at Moulton Farm's. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Moulton Farm's in Meredith.

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

Belmont High School Drama presents the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door.

Warm Weather Saturday at the Meredith Public Library 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors can stop in the children's room to make a flower garland to celebrate May Day.

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.

Belknap County Conservation District plant sale. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Picnic Rock Farm in Meredith.

Open house at the Laconia Bicycle Exchange. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit the facility at 229 Messer Street and learn about the working of the exchange.

Mother's Day Craft Fair at the Tanger Outlets in Tilton. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center hosts New Hampshire Day. State residents pay discounted rate of $3 to visit the animal exhibit trail, which opens at 9:30 a.m. and will close at 4:30 p.m., with last trail admission at 3:30 p.m.

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5-2-14 Calendar

Performance of "The Brundibar Project" presented by the Winni Players in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. 7 p.m. at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. Tickets are $10 per person. To purchase tickets visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or call 279-0333.

Lakes Region Singers Spring performance held at the First United Methodist Church in Gilford. 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation of $8 per person or $15 per family. For more information call 524-0835 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"The Artists' Loft: From Stick Figures to Portraits," life drawings of the human form, opening reception, 4:30-7 p.m., Busiel Community Room and Gallery, Busiel Mill, Beacon Street East, Laconia. Exhibit continues through the month.

Line Dancing Demonstration presented by dance instructor Bonnie Deutch. 3 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP call 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Candidates Night at Sanbornton Public Library. 7 p.m. Meet candidates on the Sanbornton town ballot.

Events at 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.

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

Belmont High School Drama presents the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door.

Blues Tonight Band playing at Pitman's Freight Room in Laconia. 8 p.m. show, admission is $12. Pitman's is a BYOB venue. A catered dinner buffet is available before the show, call 494-3334 for details and reservations.

Belknap County Conservation District plant sale. 5 to 7 p.m. at the Gilmanton Iron Works Fire Station.

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5-1-14 Calendar

Public Information meeting held to discuss the six proposed amendments to the Sanbornton Zoning Ordinance. 7 p.m. at the Old Town Hall in Sanbornton. Two of the six proposed amendments deal with workforce housing. Community members welcome to attend. For more information call 729-8003.

Events at Gilford Public Library. 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. Foreign Movie Night 7-9 p.m.

May Day Crafternoon 3-5 p.m. at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. For more information visit www.gyrla.org

Nature trails open for season, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness.

Performance of The Brundibar Project presented by the Winni Players in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. 7 p.m. at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. Tickets are $10 per person. To purchase tickets visit www.winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or call 279-0333.

Belmont High School Drama presents the musical "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." 7 p.m. at the high school. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors, and may be purchased at the door.

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4-30-14 Calendar

U.S. Cellular offers a free demonstration to introduce the company's Home Phone Service. Noon to 1 p.m. at Wesley Woods in Gilford. For more information or to RSVP for the event call 528-2555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Lakes Region Community College offers Climanomics: The Good, the Bad, and the Opportunities from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Academic Commons on Prescott Hill. Free and open to the public.

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.

 Events at Gilford Public Library. Line Dancing for Beginners 9-10 a.m. Check-Out-An-Expert 10 a.m. to noon.

The Laconia High School Class of 1948 lunch, noon, Lyons Den Restaurant and Tavern, 25 Dock Road, Gilford.
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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4-29-14 Calendar

Presentation on the geological factors which influenced the evolution of the neighboring states' topography presented by Dr. Bryon MiddleKauff of Plymouth State University.  11 a.m. in the Woodside Building at the Taylor Community in Laconia. Free and open to the public. To RSVP call 524-5600 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Talk by humorist Rebecca Rule, 6:30 p.m., Meredith Public Library. Light refreshments.

Storytime at Belmont Public Library. 3:30 p.m.
Chess Club meets at the Laconia Public Library on Tuesdays from 3 to 7 p.m. All ages and skill levels welcome. We will teach.)
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.
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. .
The Gilford Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a pick-up co-ed volleyball program for adults ages 18 and up from 7-9 p.m. in the Gilford Middle School Gymnasium. This program runs each Tuesday through the spring. There is a $2 fee per participant, per evening. No pre-registration is required. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 527-4722
Unitarian Universalist Society of Laconia conducts a Tuesday Night Meditation Group. 6-7:15 p.m. This group is designed to create a community where you can develop your own meditation practice in a friendly, non-judgmental community.  No experience necessary.  Sessions consist of a combination of sitting and walking meditations and weekly discussions (no preparation required). Those joining for the first time are encouraged to arrive 10 minutes early for a quick introduction.  Free will donations accepted.
The New Horizons Band of the Lakes Region meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Music Clinic on Rte 3 in Belmont. All musicians welcome. For more information call 528-6672 or 524-8570.
Plymouth Area Chess Club. 6-8 p.m. at Pease Public Library. For more information call 536-1179 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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.

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