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5-29-14 Calendar

American Red Cross Blood drive held at the Moultonborough Police and Fire Department located at 1035 Whittier Highway in Moultonborough. 2-7 p.m. For more information call 1-800-733-2767.

Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4-6 p.m., Proctor's Lakehouse Cottages, 1144 Weirs Blvd., Weirs Beach. Co-hosted by Proctor's and Curt's Caterers. RSVP on the Chamber website www.lakesregionchamber.org

Meredith Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Charter Trust Co., Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith. Co-sponsored by Charter Trust, Lovering Volvo, and Lakes Region Design Group. For more information, contact the Meredith Chamber at 279-6121.

Cooking show-style program hosted by T.K. Whalen featuring the secrets of making biscotti. 7 p.m. at the Sanbornton Public Library. For more information call 286-8288 or visit splnh.com.

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.
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.

Events at Gilford Public Library. Conversational French 3:30-4:30 p.m. Crafter's Corner 6-7:30 p.m. Author Betsy Woodman will discuss her series of books from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
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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Burchell to challenge Thomas for spot on Belknap Commission

GILMANTON — After serving one term in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Richard Burchell, a Republican, has decided against seeking re-election and instead will challenge the incumbent, Republican John Thomas of Belmont, for the seat on the Belknap County Commission representing Barnstead, Belmont, Gilmanton and Tilton.

Burchell said yesterday that "I'm very happy that I served in the House for two years," but confessed "it's not a day at the beach and can be very frustrating at times. I met some really great people on both sides of the aisle," he continued, "but it was difficult to get used to the ways they do things."

Meanwhile, the as tensions between the Belknap County Convention and Belknap County Commission mounted, first over the county budget and then over the county jail, Burchell said he "became more interested in county government," where he remarked "you can have a greater impact on people's lives."

"It is very apparent that we're dysfunctional," Burchell said of the dispute between the convention and the commission, in which he has sometimes played a leading role. At the same time, he noted that "there are some grave decisions to be made." In particular, he acknowledged that conditions at the county jail must be addressed. Openly critical of the recommendations of Ricci Greene Associates, the consultants engaged by the commission, he insisted that "there are several viable alternatives" and claimed that "spending $12-million or less will fill the bill." He added that he has read widely about corrections policy and facilities and considers himself well-versed in the issues.

Burchell suggested that "leadership and candor" in lacking among the current commissioners. "If the only choice is cave and cower or stand up," he said "I'm going to stand up."

Thomas, a veteran lawmaker who served seven terms in the House, several of them in leadership, was elected to a three-yer term on the county commission in 2011. "Unless something drastic happens," he said yesterday, "I'm running." Thomas, who succeeded Democrat Ed Philpot as chairman of the convention last year, has neither disguised his differences with the Republican majority of the convention not shrunk from confrontation with its chairperson, Rep. Colette Worsman (R-Meredith).

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5-28-14 Calendar

Auditions for Streetcar Company's one-act shows "Blind Date", "The Latest News from Primordial Ooze", "The Importance of Being Earnest", "Dinner with the McGuffins", and "Unsinkable". 6:30-8 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Gilford. For additional information on the shows or auditions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Laconia High School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at Fratello's Ristorante Italiano (799 Union Ave.) at noon.

Events at the Hall Memorial Library. Story Time 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Arts and Crafts featuring sling shots at 3:30 p.m.

2014 football, cheer and flag football sign ups hosted by the Laconia Youth Football and Cheer Association held at the Fitness Fest-Family Fun Night at Laconia High School Field from 5:30-7 p.m. Sign ups also available online by going to www.laconiachiefs.com.

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.
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.

Concord Transplant Support Group. 7 p.m. in Room 5C at Concord Hospital. Open to all pre- and post-transplant patients, friends and family. For more information call Yoli at 224-4767.
Lakes Region Blue Star Mothers meeting. 6 p.m. in the conference room at Lakes Region General Hospital. For more information call Joy Hall at (732) 216-3455.

 

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5-27-14 Calendar

Humorist Rebecca Rule program at the Old Town Hall in Gilmanton Iron Works at 7:30 p.m. Hosted by the town Historical Society. Free and open to the public. Refreshments and social hour at 7.

Free Invasive Aquatic Plant Identification and Monitoring Workshop held at Woodland Heights Elementary School from 6:30-8 p.m. Registration required. For more information or to register call 228-6472 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Nooner's Book Group at the Hall Memorial Library in Northfield. The featured book is "The Light Between Oceans" by M.L. Stedman.

First Baptist Church in Meredith will be hosting an abbreviated session of GriefShare, a Bible based Grief support group from 7-9 p.m. GriefShare is a support group for those who are grieving the loss of someone close to them, regardless of how recent or long ago. For more information call 496-6583 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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.
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.
Moultonborough Toastmaster meeting. 6 p.m. at the town library. Everyone from surrounding towns also welcome to attend. Toastmasters develop speech practice that is self-paced and specific to an individuals needs. For more information call 476-5760.

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5-26-14 Calendar

Memorial Day program hosted by the Groton Historical Society held at the Groton Town House beginning at 11 a.m. Refreshments served at the close of the service.

Memorial Day parade and services hosted by the Wilkins-Smith American Legion Post #1. 10 a.m. at Wyatt Park in the South End of Laconia. For more information call 455-2026.

Memorial Day observance schedule announced by the American Legion Post 33 of Meredith. Service at Meredith Center Cemetery lead by Rev. Robert Lemieux begins at 8 a.m. Service held at Meredith Village Ceremony by Rev. Dennis Audet will begin at 9 a.m. Parade begins at 9:50 a.m. leaving from the Post 33 parking lot. Participants in the parade are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. Ceremony in front of the library will begin at 10 a.m. Prayers will be offered at Hesky Park at 10:30 a.m. Bob Jones gives the main address at the POW-MIA Memorial at 10:45 a.m. Reception afterward held at 11 a.m. at the Legion Post.

The Town of Gilford observes the Memorial Day Holiday with a parade leaving from the Community Church at 9:30 a.m. Parade participants are asked to arrive at 9:15 a.m. Observances will be held at the World War I & II Memorial and then at Pine Grove Cemetery. Disabled veterans requiring rides are encouraged to contact Sandy Bailey at 527-4790 to make their need known.

Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Belmont hosted by American Legion Post #58. Parade steps off at 1 p.m. at the Middle School, then will follow Main Street to the Veterans Memorial in front of St. Joseph's Church.

Memorial Day parade and ceremony in Bristol. Parade begins at 9:30 a.m. and will march from the East Parking Lot at Freudenberg to the Homeland Cemetery, where a ceremony will be held.

Memorial Weekend Craft Festival at Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rain or shine, free 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.

 

NAMI-NH Family Support Group. Meets the first and third Mondays of every month at 7 p.m. at the Pease Public Library, downstairs.  Open to anyone who is dealing with a close friend or family member who has mental illness.  For information, call Marcia at 254-5090, email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or Carol at 536-2699.

 

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