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April 1, Electricity from the Sun: Nuts and Bolts of Photovoltaics, 10 am-noon, learn about solar power, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Bald Hill Rd., Albany, free, info: 447-5266.

April 1, Ladies of Blues and Soul, 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

April 3, Introduction to Flying, 7-9 pm, 2-wk. class, free, Laconia Airport, Laconia, 524-5003.

April 3, Large, Lush, Low Maintenance Gardens by landscape designer Robert Gilmore, Speaker and business meeting, 1 pm, Gilford Community Church, 19 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, Opechee Garden Club, info: opecheegardenclub.com, opecheegardenclub2012@gmail.com.

April 3, Musician Bob Rutherford concert, 2 pm, Taylor Community Woodside Building, free, Union Ave., Laconia, www.taylorcommunity.org.

April 3, More Than Just Ourselves: Willard Uphaus, Louis Wyman and Civil Liberties in the McCarthy Era, Kennett High School, N. Conway, hosted by World Fellowship Center, funding from NH Humanities Council, 7 pm, public welcome, info: 447-2280.

April 3, Spring Impro Meet Up, 6-8 pm, improvisational acting, no experience necessary, 12 Main St., Sandwich, Advice To The Players, $5 donation, 284-7115.

April 4, An Evening of Poetry with Tim Muskat, 7:30 pm, Moultonboro Public Library, Rt. 25, Moultonboro, info: 476-8895.

April 5, Birds of the World: New Zealand, 7 pm, learn about birds of New Zealand with Dana and Bob Fox, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Bald Hill Rd., Albany, 447-5266.

April 5, Hunter Safety Class, 6-9 pm, Belknap County Sportsmens Assoc., Gilford, 524-8885, bcsa@belknapsportsmens.com.

April 5, Nature Play Time, 10-11 am, program for ages 2-3, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register: 968-7294.

April 5, Sewing Basics, learn how to use sewing machine, hem edges, stitch a button and more, 4-5:30 pm, sign up: 524-6042, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford.

April 5, Trolling NHs Big Lakes for Salmon & Trout, 7-8 pm, free, NH Fish & Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, learn fishing techniques, 271-3421.

April 6, Destination: Americas, 2-3 pm, topic: NY City, free, public welcome, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

April 6, In the Evil Day, NH Humanities program, free, 6:30 pm, public welcome, Gilford Public Library, Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, 524-6042.

April 6, Taxes in Retirement workshop, 6:30 pm, with Susan Hopp, public welcome, Moultonboro Public Library, Rt. 25, Moultonboro, info: 476-8895.

April 6, 2 Good 2 Be True, Kenny Weiland performs at 7 pm; Ed Barton at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 6-9, 14-15, 21-23, Twelve Angry Jurors, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 7, Dueling Pianos, 8 pm, Matt Langley and Jim Tyrell, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 7, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

April 7, Rainbow Fish, 10 am, geared for grades K-2, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 7, Rick Thomas, master magician, 7:30 pm, Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets/info: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeyNH.com.

April 7, Sign Painting Class, 7-9 pm, with instructor Shirley Glines, League of NH Craftsmen – Fine Craft Gallery, 279 DW Highway, Meredith, 279-7920.

April 7, Upper Saco Land Trust-Art Celebrates Place Exhibit of Historic Farms, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Bald Hill Rd., Albany, info: 447-5266, www.tinmountain.org.

April 8, Chili Cookoff and Feeling Good 5K, N. Conway Community Center and Gibson Center, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 356-5701.

April 8, Corn Hole Tournament, 4-9 pm, Club 59 at Kingswood Golf Club, Wolfeboro, benefits The Nick, info: 569-1909.

 April 8, Handcrafted Products from 180 Kenyan Women, a special event of handmade items for sale, The Lodge at Cottage Place on Squam Lake, 1132 US Rt. 3, Holderness, 10 am-1 pm, grab a friend and come for unique shopping and light refreshments, info/rsvp: 968-7116 or cottageplace@gmail.com.

April 8, Ricky Skaggs concert, 7:30-10 pm, Flying Monkey Performance Center, Plymouth, tickets/info: 536-2551, www.flyingmonkeyNH.com.

April 8, Ryan Ordway, CD Release Show, 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

April 8, The Silver Swing, 6-10 pm, fundraiser for victims of abuse & celebrate New Beginnings 25 years of service, The Margate, 76 Lake St., Laconia, info: www.ticketbase.com/events/the-silver-swing

April 8, Tribute to Pink Floyd, 8 pm, (duo) Bill Noland, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 8 & 9, Hunter Safety Class, 8 am-5 pm, Belknap County Sportsmens Assoc., Gilford, 524-8885, bcsa@belknapsportsmens.com.

April 8, Spring Artisan Fair, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2617 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway village, 356-5701.

April 9, Family Concert, 3 pm, Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra, Rt. 25, Interlakes Comm. Auditorium, Meredith, tickets/info: www.lrso.org.

April 10, Unlaunch’d Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman, 6:30 pm, Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Ave., Conway, public welcome, funding from NH Humanities Council, 7 pm, public welcome, info: 447-5222.

April 11, Full Moon Campfire and Walk, 7-8:30 pm, campfire, make s’mores, listen to stories, take a nighttime stroll, cancelled if snowing or raining, meet in backyard of Remick Museum, Tamworth, info: 323-7591.

April 11, NHs Raptors – Live Birds, 7-8 pm, free talk, see live birds, NH Fish & Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, learn fishing techniques, 271-3421.

April 12, Opera in the Morning, 10-11 am, film series explores opera/music, topic: Tosca – Puccini, Il Travotore – Verdi, free, public welcome, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

April 12, Paddling Film Festival, 7-10 pm, Red River Theatre, Concord, info: NH Fish & Game, 271-3421.

April 12, The Golden Acrobats, Rochester Opera House, 7 pm, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 13, Foragers Walk, 10 am-noon, identify plants, drawing, colors, sample wild food, Remick Museum, Tamworth, pre-register  323-7591.

April 13, Late Night with Leonard Bernstein, 7-9 pm, cabaret-style evening with Jamie Bernstein (Leonard’s son), Silver Center, Plymouth, tickets: 535-2787.

April 13, 2 Good 2 Be True, Holly Furlone performs at 7 pm; Peter Lawlor at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 13-15, Books in Bloom Flower Show at Gilford Public Library, 4/13: 9 am-8pm; 4/14: 9 am-6 pm; 4/15: 10 am-2 pm; 524-6042, 31 Potter Hill Rd., Gilford, Opechee Garden Club, info: opecheegardenclub.com, opecheegardenclub2012@gmail.com.

April 14, Adult Felting with Diane Johnson, 10:30 am-1 pm, learn how to needlefelt a bunny for Easter, Moultonboro Public Library, Rt. 25, Moultonboro, advance sign up required: 476-8895.

April 14, Dueling Pianos, 8 pm, Lorentz Music and Jim Tyrell, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 14-May 15, Eye of the Beholder art exhibit, Lakes Region Art Assoc., Tanger Outlet Mall, Rt. 3, Tilton, info: www.lraanh.org., (exhibit is one of a series sponsored by Bank of NH).

April 15, Barn Preservation Workshop, “Assessing Old Barns: Setting a Game Plan for Repairs,” Ian Blackman of Blackman Restoration and Preservation, 9 am-noon, program at Prescott Farm Environmental Center, White Oaks Rd., Laconia, info: www.prescottfarm.org, 366-5695.

April 15, Comedy Show, Corey Rodrigues and Jody Sloan, 8 pmPitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

April 15, Country Jamboree, Glory Days of Country, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 15, Discovering NE Stone Walls, 7:30 pm, Rochester Grange #86, 21 Charles St., Rochester, NH Humanities Council program with speaker Kevin Gardner, 332-4033, public welcome.

April 15, Easter Egg Hunt, 1 pm, Tapply Thompson Community Center, Bristol, info: 744-2713, www.ttcrec.org.

April 15, Heifetz on Tour, 7:30 pm, Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, Wolfeboro Friends of Music, www.wfriendsofmusic.org, email: info@wfriendsofmusic.org.

April 15, Meredith Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt, 10 am-noon, free; ages 1-2: 10 am; ages 3-4: 10:20 am; ages 5-6: 10:40 am; ages 7-9: 10:50 am; pre-registration a must: 279-8197.

April 15, Tribute to Eric Clapton & Stevie Ray Vaugh, 8 pm, Tim Theriault, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 15, Wags, Whiskers & Wine, 5-8 pm, NH Humane Society fundraiser, held at Margate Resort, Laconia, live music, silent auction, www.nhhumane.org.

April 15, Zentagle Zendala Class, 12-2:30 pm, League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine craft Gallery, Meredith, instructor Maya Hardcastle, pre-register: 279-7920.

April 16, Sunrise Service, meet in Central Square, downtown Bristol, 6 am, breakfast served at Bristol Baptist Church following service, info: 744-3885.

April 17, Discussion on History of Odd Fellows, 7 pm, Laconia Public Library, 7 pm, free, public welcome, Laconia Historical and Museum Society, info: 527-1278.

April 17, The Use of Hip Hop Rhetorics to Combat the Criminalization of Black, Brown and Red Youth, Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Ave., Conway, NH Humanities Council, 6 pm, public welcome, info: 447-5552.

April 17-21 & April 24-28, School Vacation Week Activities, 11 am activity; 1:30 pm trivia; 2 pm farm chores, Remick Museum, Tamworth, call for schedule: 323-7591.

April 19, Spring Improv Meet Up, 6-8 pm, improvisational acting, no experience necessary, 12 Main St., Sandwich, Advice To The Players, $5 donation, 284-7115.

April 19, Understanding Bobcats in NH, 7-8 pm, free, pre-registration: 968-7194, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness.

April 19, Warbler ID, 7 pm, bird expert Will Broussard IDs birds of Mt. Washington Valley, Tin Mt. Conservation Center, Albany, info: 447-6991.

April 20, Bringing Pollinators to the Garden, 7-8 pm, Ruth Droescher, master gardener, talks about how to plan to attract bees, birds, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden, public welcome, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 S. Main St., Wolfeboro, 569-2428.

April 20, Ham & Bean Dinner, 6 pm, dinner & speaker, Belknap County Sportsmens Assoc., Gilford, 524-8885, bcsa@belknapsportsmens.com.

April 20, Ted Williams: The Diary of an American Hero, lecture/book signing by Leigh Montville, doors open 6 pm, program at 7 pm, Wright Museum, 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, 569-1212, call for admission/seating.

April 20, 2 Good 2 Be True, Tim Gurshin performs at 7 pm; Mike Rossi at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 21, Dueling Pianos, 8 pm, Jim Tyrrell and Matt Langley, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 21, Earth Day Celebration, bird walk at 11 am, bees talk at 12:30 pm, Remick Farm and Museum, Tamworth, 323-7591.

April 21, Great Waters Music Festival Hayley Reardon Concert, 7:30 pm, Great Hall, Wolfeboro Town Hall, Wolfeboro, tickets: www.greatwaters.org or 569-7710.

April 21, Hearthside Dinner, 4 pm, watch and help prepare a meal over the open hearth, Remick Country Doctor Museum & Farm, Tamworth village, pre-register: 323-7591.

April 21, USS Constitution – All Hands on Deck!, 10:30 am, history and info on the Naval vessel by Brad Wolff, Moultonboro Public Library, Rt. 25, Moultonboro, info: 476-8895.

April 22, Ballet Master Class Series, Darren McIntyre, company dancer of Louisville Ballet, Kentucky, Northeastern Ballet Theatre’s Dover, NH location, info: 834-8834, www.northeasternballet.org.

April 22, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 22, Free Shredding Day, 9 am-noon, Bank of NH offers a chance to bring old documents/papers to be safely shredded at their Plymouth Tenney Mt. Highway and Gilford Operations Center. Info: 1-800-832-0912.

April 22, Greg Vrettos Trio, 7 pm, Wakefield Opera House, Sanbornville, tickets: 522-0126.

April 22, Spring Artisan Fair, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2617 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway village, 356-5701.

April 22, Swing Dance with Tall Granite Big Band, dance lesson: 7 pm, concert at 8 pm, Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia, 527-0043, www.pitmansfreightroom.com.

April 22, Tribute to Hank Williams, 8 pm, Steve McBrian and Morris Manning, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 22-23, PSU Choirs – Ragtime the Musical in concert, 4/22: 7 pm; 4/23: 4 pm; Silver Center, Plymouth, 535-2787.

April 23 & 30, 2-Day Dichroic Glass Pendant Class with Lynn Haust, 12:30 pm, beginners & advanced, pre-registration required, call 279-7920, League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 DW Highway, Meredith.

April 24, Retirement Seminar, 7 pm, get your questions about retirement answered, Moultonboro Public Library, Rt. 25, Moultonboro, info: 476-8895.

April 23, Country Gospel Singer Don Smith in Concert, Bristol, 6 pm, refreshments following, Bristol Baptist Church, 30 Summer St., Bristol, 744-3885.

April 25, Natural Shelter Building, 10 am-noon, how to construct outdoor shelter, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Holderness, pre-register: 968-7194.

April 27, The Civil War Soldier with speaker Warren Sommers, 7 pm, Centre Harbor Historical Society, 94 Dane Rd, Center Harbor, free, public welcome, info:  www.chhistory.com.

April 27, 2 Good 2 Be True, Bill Noland performs at 7 pm; Don Bartenstein at 8:30 pm, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 28, Dueling Pianos, 8 pm, Lorentz Music and Jim Tyrrell, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.

April 28, Small Farmer’s Club, 10-11 am, for ages 2-6, parents must accompany child/children, All About Bees activity, stories, crafts, games, Remick Museum, 323-7591.

April 29, Double Spiral Chain Maille Bracelet Class with Deb Fairchild, 10:30 am-1:30 pm, pre-registration required, call 279-7920, League of NH Craftsmen – Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 DW Highway, Meredith.

April 29, Discover WILD NH Day, 10 am-3 pm, NH Fish & Game, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, learn fishing techniques, 271-3421.

April 29, Motor Booty Affair, Dance Party tribute Disco band/music, 8 pm, Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, tickets: 335-1992.

April 29, Spring Artisan Fair, Mt. Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce, 2617 White Mt. Highway, N. Conway village, 356-5701.

April 29, Tribute to The Beatles, 8 pm, Sweetbloods perform, Patricks’ Pub, 18 Weirs Rd., Gilford, 293-0841, www.patrickspub.com.